LA County Faces New Stay-at-Home Order Starting Saturday Due to COVID-19 Surge

LA County Faces New Stay-at-Home Order Starting Saturday Due to COVID-19 Surge

All non-essential work and gatherings must cease from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for counties in the “widespread” tier

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Beginning on Saturday, all non-essential work and gatherings taking place between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. PT in Los Angeles County will be prohibited under a new stay-at-home order issued on Thursday.

The order, which impacts all California counties in the worst “widespread” tier, will be impacted by the order for at least one month as COVID-19 has surged in California.

The order will not apply to those who are housing insecure or for “activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure or required by law,” the health order said. People from the same households can still leave their residences “as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household,” the order said.

Over the last two weeks, COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state have risen nearly 64%, Dr. Mark Ghaly, the Health and Human Services secretary, said during a Thursday briefing. Ghaly also noted that L.A. County, which is the most populous county in the state, “really does drive transmission across the state.”

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