Los Angeles County’s lockdown orders were officially extended yesterday, Wednesday May 14, 2020.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the Safer-at-home order, a variation of the previous lockdown order that closed nonessential business temporarily and mandated that people practiced social distancing by remaining at home and following regulations regarding wearing protective gear while outside.
With the new ‘safer-at-home’ order, retailers can resume operation for curbside pickup only. Facilities that hold recreational activities such as tennis courts, shooting and archery, bike parks, community gardens, pickleball courts and equestrian centers will open as well.
The notable difference about this ‘safer-at-home’ order is that there is no end date given, which has made some people uncomfortable. However, Garcetti tweeted that the order will be adjusted over time.
The new order comes as LA County's number of COVID-19 cases increased by approximately 1,264 since Tuesday, May 13.
The amount of daily testing has also increased. According to Garcetti the city of Los Angeles can now perform 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily. For more information on where to get tested click here.
Businesses will continue to reopen based on public health conditions.