LA is told stay in their homes effective immediately | Daily Mail Online

LA residents are ordered to stay in their homes: Mayor Garcetti tells 4million citizens to remain indoors, restricts travel, closes non-essential businesses and says it’s ‘time to cancel everything’ as hospitalizations and cases surge

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the city’s 4 million residents to stay at home Wednesday night 
  • The mayor told the public to ‘cancel everything’ and banned all travel, including walking and bicycling 
  • Non-essential businesses were ordered to close and officials threatened to arrest those breaking the rules
  • There are, however, a long list of exemptions included in the Mayor’s order
  • People can leaves their homes if they need to engage in a number of the exempt activities such as visiting certain businesses and exercise, including at beaches and on trails
  • Businesses that are exempt from the order include healthcare operations, supermarkets and convenience stores, liquor stores, gas stations, banks, hardware stores, handymen services and laundromats
  • Retail stores that follow the county’s in-person shopping health protocols are allowed to remain open. Indoor capacity, however, must be limited to 20 percent and be closed between 10pm to 5am
  • Personal care establishments such as hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors and tanning salons must limit indoor capacity to 20 percent 
  • Garcetti’s order mirrors a directive put in place by Los Angeles County health officials last week 
  • During a press conference, Garcetti said Los Angeles County saw increase of 5,987 new cases on Wednesday
  • 40 new deaths were reported, bringing county’s toll to 7,740, which could hit 11,130 by end of the year 
  • According to Garcetti, 2,572 Angelenos were hospitalized as of Wednesday; there are only 479 beds left across county and at current rate, health officials are predicting county will run out of beds in next 2-4 weeks 

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