Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is not instructing his deputies to execute the new nationwide stay-at-home order announced Thursday, which could force businesses to close temporarily as coronavirus cases continue to soar.
“I want to stay away from shops [sic] those who try to comply, leaned back to modify their operations to meet these orders and then kick the carpet out from under them, it’s a malice, I don’t want me to make them miserable, ”the subsidiary told Fox KTTV-TV, according to a tweet.
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At the behest of Governor Gavin Newsom, many businesses and activities would be forced to close for at least three weeks if the capacity of intensive care units sank in several regions — the Bay Area, Northern California, the greater Sacramento region, the San Joaquin Valley, and Southern California. % under.
The new rules will be implemented within 48 hours of reaching the level.
“The bottom line is that if we don’t act now, our hospital system will be overloaded,” Newsom said.
Hospital systems are said to be already overloaded, with less than 2,000 intensive care beds available nationwide. To date, about 8,500 people have been hospitalized for the virus, including more than 2,000 in intensive care units.
Health officials expect this number to increase further after the Thanksgiving holiday trips and the upcoming holiday in a few weeks.
Villanueva said he takes a different approach.
“Since March, we have continued to focus on education and voluntary adherence to health orders,” he tweeted. “Going forward, we will perform targeted enforcement on scattered events.”
He told KTTV that the businesses had gone through enough. He added that local law enforcement leaders were not consulted on Newsom’s order, which he announced at a press conference.
Comments from Villanueva, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health and Newsom’s office were not requested.
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Businesses were already in pain when Los Angeles County public health officials recently introduced new restrictions that limit gatherings and the capacity of retail units. The regulation also banned indoor and outdoor dining in restaurants.
Newsom reminded his followers in a tweet that the measures were temporary.
“A vaccine is coming – the first doses will arrive in the coming weeks,” he wrote. – We can get through this – together.
Fox News Vandana Rambaran contributed to the report.