Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Gavin Newsom have both issued “Safer at Home” emergency orders, ordering residents to stay inside their home and limit all nonessential movement to combat the spread of COVID-19.
“We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Newsom said. “There’s a social contract here, people I think recognize the need to do more. They will adjust and adapt as they have.”
Residents will still be able to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, medical appointments, restaurants for takeout and exercise outdoors while observing social distancing.
The statewide order goes into effect Thursday, March 19, and will be in place until further notice.
The number of cases in the county has risen to 217, with five cases confirmed in Pacific Palisades, according to LA County officials.
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