What You Need to Know About the "Safer At Home" Order

In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the County of Los Angeles County has issued an  Order  closing certain businesses, banning public and private gatherings of a certain size and implementing social distancing requirements for essential businesses. The Order will be in effect until April 19, unless rescinded or extended. Violation of the Order is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and/or jail time.

This does not mean that you cannot leave your home. You can take a walk, go to the pharmacy, and pick up groceries.  

Examples of essential businesses that will NOT be closed under the Safer At Home order:
  • grocery stores, markets
  • restaurants that are doing take-out, delivery, or drive-thru service
  • convenience stores
  • pet supply stores
  • hardware stores
  • gas stations
  • laundromats
  • plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics
  • airlines, taxis, transportation providers
For a comprehensive list of essential businesses, read the full order HERE
Healthcare workers, government employees, transit workers, first responders, and other essential workers will remain on the job.

The "Safer at Home" public health order enforces a simple fact during this crisis: you are safer at home. By staying at home as much as possible you are not only protecting your own health, you are making it safer for the people we are depending on (first responders, healthcare workers, grocery and restaurant workers) to continue working.  

Stay Informed

The Whittier Chamber continues to update our resource page
so keep checking for important information and updates. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on our member businesses and services. Please continue to support those businesses that are allowed to stay open during this time, particularly our restaurants.

In addition, public health experts provide a daily briefing every weekday at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on the LA County Facebook page

Stay Safe

Remember to keep calm - this is a temporary situation and we are all in this together. Follow social distancing protocol, wash your hands and avoid touching your face, mouth or nose.