At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, Los Angeles County announced a “Safer at Home” Emergency Order. To further combat the spread of COVID-19, Safer at Home orders all residents of Los Angeles County to stay inside their residences and limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. When residents have to leave their homes for essential needs, social distancing is still in effect, which is to stay at least six feet away from others. The Order goes into effect at 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and is scheduled to last until mid-April. The duration of the order will only be for the time necessary, it can be shortened or extended by Los Angeles County. Below is a list of things that can be done and should not be done. The City will provide updated information as it becomes available.
YOU CAN …
- Go to the grocery store.
- Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities.
- Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first).
- Take a walk, ride your bike, and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community.
- Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary.
- Help someone to get necessary supplies.
YOU SHOULD NOT …
- Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order.
- Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need.
- Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out, as possible.
- Travel to or from a job outside the City, unless to perform essential activities.
- Travel to or from a vacation home outside the City.
- Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility.