ABC News reports:
Los Angeles County has issued a new safer-at-home order that places stricter limits on gatherings and occupancy at businesses, as well as closes playgrounds and cardrooms. The new order, which takes effect Monday and will last at least until Dec. 20, comes as the county sees a disturbing surge in COVID-19 cases.
All public and private gatherings with someone outside your own household are now prohibited. Exceptions are made for church services and protests protected by the Constitution.
Occupancy limits at businesses now stand at 35% for essential retail; 20% for non-essential retail like outdoor malls, as well as for personal care services and libraries; 50% for fitness centers operating outdoors, as well as museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums and other recreational businesses like batting cages.
BREAKING: With coronavirus cases showing no signs of slowing down in Los Angeles County, health officials on Friday announced a temporary stay-at-home order banning most gatherings, set to take effect on Mondayhttps://t.co/6oACTpKNqn
— KTLA (@KTLA) November 27, 2020
As #COVID19 hospitalizations continue to increase, stay home as much as you can to slow the spread. Avoid gatherings, wear a mask, keep physical distance and wash your hands frequently. Don’t make the ICU your home during the holidays. pic.twitter.com/JkzS8h81dz
— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) November 28, 2020