Friday, March 20, 2020

LA County Supervisor Explains "Stay at Home" Order: It's Not a Lockdown

Supervisor Janice Hahn issued a press release to explain to the residents of Los Angeles County, as well as to the public at large, which the latest "stay at home" order means.

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

Arthur —

A "Safer at Home" Public Health Order is now in effect. It requires all "non-essential" businesses to close, such as non-essential retail and indoor shopping malls, as well as playgrounds. This is in addition to the closures of bars, clubs, and dine-in restaurants already in effect. Gatherings of 10 or more people will be strictly prohibited.

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

For the latest information about COVID-19 in LA County, you can watch the daily briefing from our public health experts every weekday at 12:30pm.  You can watch live on the LA County Facebook page or tune into local news channels covering it live like ABC7 and KTLA. 
LA County will also continue to update their COVID-19 website with information.

Thank you for your cooperation and your attention to this critical matter. I will continue to send updates from my office and from LA County. 
From my home to yours, 
Supervisor Janice Hahn

Gatherings of more than ten people have been prohibited, however, so that does smack of some strict impositions. Granted, but for the greater part of our everyday lives, we can still go outside, we can still interact with friends and family, and we can still take care of basic business needs and services.
In fact, a number of businesses will remain open, but dining out by sitting in has been prohibited at this time.

It's really embarassing when I have to cite statements and press releasese from liberal politicians to allay people's misunderstandings and fears. This is beyond ridiculous.

Still, if these strict measures are needed to ensure that there is no spread of disease, so be it. Of course, it would help all the more if Los Angeles County stopped welcoming illegal aliens, especially those who commit other horrific crimes, to just flock into Los Angeles County.

It would also be nice if the city and county of Los Angeles enforced quality of life metrics to stop the spread of disease, too.

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