Los Angeles Issues Emergency Stay-at-Home Order as Covid Cases Rage

But the order isn’t as strict as city-wide measures enacted when COVID-19 pandemic began in March

Eric Garcetti via Twitter

Citing the rising threat of  “a devastating tipping point” in the spread of COVID-19, the city of Los Angeles on Wednesday announced a new stay-at-home order effective immediately.

“Subject only to the exceptions outlined in this Order, all persons living within Los Angeles are hereby ordered to remain in their homes,” the order, issued by the office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, reads.

The order comes just two days after a new safer-at-home order enacted by Los Angeles County officials went into effect; the County’s order will currently expire on Dec. 20.

“Our City is now close to a devastating tipping point, beyond which the number of hospitalized patients would start to overwhelm our hospital system, in turn risking needless suffering and death. These unfortunate facts about the spread of COVID-19 in our City mean that we must resume some of the more restrictive measures we instituted in the Spring,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.

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