"It's time to cancel everything": L.A. mayor announces stricter coronavirus shutdown, stay-home orders

by Laura Mize · Dec 3rd, 2020 2:30 pm

Last Updated Dec 5th, 2020 at 9:09 am

Los Angeles officials have put the city under stricter lockdown orders in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the new measures Wednesday, telling residents, "It's time to cancel everything."

The city reported nearly 6,000 new cases Wednesday.

Under the new orders, all residents must stay home unless they are engaging in activities defined as essential. Businesses must close.

Some of the activities the order categorizes as essential include producing music and media, farming, grocery shopping, health care operations, social services, and plumbing and electrical work.

"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," Garcetti's order reads, in part. "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."


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