Believe it or not, the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t seems to be ending soon as the number of new cases began to grow prompting the LA county health officials to enforce a new stay-at-home regulations on Friday which is meant to help in slowing or reduce the spread of the disease among dwellers considering the population of the county.
According to reports, the effects of the new regulations will take effect in Monday and will continue for 20 days straight which will mean it end by December 20.
Ban on public and private gathering is being enforced with exemptions being protests and religious services.
“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement Friday.
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The new rules affecting the county’s 10 million residents will limit essential retailers to 35 percent capacity and non-essential stores to 20 percent. Outdoor fitness centers and museums will be limited to 50 percent normal capacity, and gatherings at beaches are banned. Playgrounds will remain closed.
There will also be a ban on Outdoor dining starting on Wednesday which will force restaurants to switch their services to either takeout or delivery only.
The stricter rules come after the five-day average for new cases surpassed 4,500, a threshold set by the county Nov. 17. Public health officials said then that if the county reached that threshold, new restrictions would be put in place.
On Friday, the health department reported a five-day average of 4,751 cases and 24 deaths in a 24-hour period.
With these, the health department in the state said that the numbers of “remains at alarming rate” as hospitalization continues to increase.