LA County Extends Stay at Home Order to May 15

LA County Extends Stay at Home Order to May 15

LA County Extends Stay at Home Order to May 15

The individuals of Los Angeles County will certainly have to stay on lockdown for a minimum of one more month ... county authorities have actually prolonged an order up until May 15.

L.A. County's public wellness supervisor, Barbara Ferrer, made the statement Friday throughout an interview.

In addition to extending the original order's timeline, the new directive will require residents to wear protective masks when visiting essential businesses.

At a press conference Friday, county health officials emphasized that it is critical that everyone continue to comply with the order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Officials in New York, Illinois, Michigan and OH have also signalled that their issued stay-at-home orders and closures of nonessential businesses could be in place well into May or June. He noted that only about 3% of people who test positive for the virus will require hospitalization. But he also warned that it remains possible that more stringent social-distancing measures might ultimately be needed.

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"We know that physical distancing has taken a tremendous toll on our entire community, and that some of us are tragically mourning the loss of loved ones due to the COVID-19 epidemic", Lewis said.

"We know it's effective, but we still have a ways to go to in order to both protect the lives of the people in our county and make sure the health care system remains fully able to service all who need their care", Ferrer said.

Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed this on Friday, which marked the fifth day in a row the area had reported a single-digit increase in coronavirus cases.

"If you were to reduce physical distancing to the pre-health officer order levels, virtually all individuals in Los Angeles County, 95.6 percent per the model, would be infected by the pandemic by August 1, 2020", said Dr. Christina Ghaly, the county's director of health services.

A few new amendments have also been added to the order, including once that says essential businesses must provide all employees who work around other employees or the public with a cloth face covering, and to visibly post how they're sticking to a physical distancing and cleaning plan.

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