The County’s Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order has been extended, as the State Regional Stay at Home Order will continue to be in place at least until the Southern California region’s available ICU bed capacity increases to over 15%.
Our region’s ICU capacity is currently at 0.0%.
“Our healthcare workers are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and this current path of surging COVID-19 hospitalizations is not sustainable. Even if you believe your life isn’t at risk, actions that defy public health guidance certainly put other lives in danger. We are each other’s keepers. Instead of hosting or attending a party this New Year’s Eve, choose to stay home and celebrate with only your household or to connect virtually with other family members and friends. Make ending this deadly surge part of your New Year’s resolution,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Director of Public Health.
The Health Officer Order prohibits gathering with non-household members, requires everyone to stay at home as much as possible, reduces occupancy limits at businesses, and requires masking and distancing whenever around others. Outdoor exercise is encouraged as long as you remain distanced and wear a face covering when around others. The Health Officer Order also requires that all non-essential business and activities cease between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. A complete list of the current safety modifications can be found online. These provisions in the Order are in place for your safety and the safety of others – to reduce the potential for virus transmission.
It is necessary for everyone to follow the simple public health safety measures that provide protection from COVID-19 and minimize spreading it to friends and family. Stay home. Stop the surge.
City of Culver City