LA County will launch a new, safer home order on Monday – CBS Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – COVID-19 restrictions will be further tightened in Los Angeles County with a new, targeted, safer home order coming into effect on Monday.

Los Angeles County Public Health reported 24 new deaths on Friday and 4,544 new COVID-19 cases. The current five-day average of new cases is 4751. There are currently 1,893 COVID-19 hospital patients in Los Angeles County, and 24% of them are in the intensive care unit. A month ago, 747 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, according to Los Angeles County Public Health.

The new decree, which runs until at least December 20, advises residents to stay home as much as possible, to always wear face shields outside the home, and to ban all public and private assemblies except for constitutionally protected church services. and protests.

It affects a number of businesses, including basic retail, which is limited to 35% of maximum capacity; non-essential retail, such as the maximum occupancy of shopping centers will be 20%; outdoor activities for fitness centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, gardens, miniature golf, rackets and go-kart races will be set up at 50% capacity.

Beaches, courses, parks, golf courses, tennis courts, pickles, skating parks, bike parks and community parks will remain open, but mixed household gatherings will be prohibited. All schools and daycare camps may remain open if the reopening protocols are adhered to, but schools that have three at least 14 positive COVID-19 cases within 14 days must close for two weeks.

Non-core business activities and activities such as outdoor playgrounds and card rooms will be closed.