Los Angeles County Issues Strict New Emergency Stay-at-Home Order as COVID-19 Cases Surge in California

The previous “safer-at-home” order issued for Los Angeles County has just been upgraded to a stricter stay-at-home order, due to an emergency order issued this evening.

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According to KTLA, all residents within the city of Los Angeles have been ordered to remain home effective immediately. They may lawfully leave only to engage in essential activities. All travel, including by foot, bicycle, car, or public transit, is transition. Non-exempt businesses must cease all operations that require in-person attendance and staff, however there is a broad list of exemptions for essential businesses and workers.

Failure to comply with the order will result in a fine or even imprisonment. The Los Angeles Police Department has been asked by the mayor to “vigorously enforce” the new order.

While indoor dining is currently suspended at Orange County, which is home to Disneyland Resort and the Downtown Disney District, hours were recently extended for the holiday season.

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