It seems that Los Angeles county‘s normality will not be returning any time soon. According to the Los Angeles Times, the county’s Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer states that stay-at-home orders in the county will be extended for the next three months, possibly until July. Fortunately, she has assured that while they remain in place, restrictions will slowly become relaxed. However, in order for this to occur, the residents in L.A. county must be able to comply with the orders.
Ferrer hopes that through this action, more progress will be made to contain the coronavirus. L.A County is currently the hotspot in the state of California for COVID-19, with a total of 1,3000 deaths as of now.
L.A County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hopes that there will be some easing within the next few weeks. She stated:
“I am eager to reopen more of L.A. County as soon as it’s safe to do so, in collaboration with our health experts, community leaders, businesses and residents, with best practices in place to ensure our overall health and well-being. These decisions will be guided by the latest science and data collected.” She continues, “I’m confident that the more our communities continue to comply, the sooner we can resume normalcy.”
This news came just before Governor Gavin Newsom announced the revision of stay-at-home orders for L.A. County. This modification will allow malls to reopen for curbside pickup only and for certain offices to open if teleworking is not possible. Newsom reminds residents, “We aren’t out of the woods yet.”
Stay tuned for more updates on this story.