Supervisor Hahn Urges Everyone to Comply With “Safer At Home” Public Health Order

Supervisor Hahn Urges Everyone to Comply With “Safer At Home” Public Health Order

San Pedro, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is urging all residents to follow the new “Safer at Home” Public Health Order going into effect tonight at 11:59pm.   New “Safer at Home” requirements include prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people, closing all nonessential retail stores, closing indoor shopping malls, closing all playgrounds, among other measures aimed at enhancing social distancing and slowing the spread of COVID-19.

“I want to thank all of the LA County residents who have been cooperating with the public health orders that have been in effect this week,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This latest order enforces a simple fact: with this disease spreading, you are safer at home.  Everyone can still get the food and supplies they need – but by staying at home right now, you are not only keeping yourself as safe as possible, you are helping make it safer for the grocery store workers, healthcare workers, first responders, and transit workers we are depending on to be in public.”

Under the “Safer at Home” guidelines, L.A. County has directed residents to refrain from gathering in an enclosed space with more than 10 people. The order directs businesses deemed nonessential, such as retail stores and malls, to close temporarily. It also orders children’s playgrounds to close except those in childcare centers or schools.

First responders and those in healthcare, government, food services, transit, delivery, news, and other essential industries will still be on the job. Grocery stores and restaurants that are doing delivery, take-out, and drive-thru service will remain open.

Read the “Safer at Home” public health order here.

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  • Jane Abrams
    commented 2020-03-22 15:17:13 -0700
    Dear Supervisor Hahn,
    Thank you for supporting the Safer at Home public health order announced by Governor Newsom on March 19, 2020. I know Mayor Bill Brand of Redondo Beach also supports this order 100%.
    As a 44 year resident of Los Angeles County ( 23 years of that as property owner/resident in Redondo Beach), I see this weekend 3/21 & 3/22 on social media and by a view of Pacific Coast Highway traffic in S. Redondo Beach from my kitchen window, many area residents are not taking this order seriously. Everyone is hearing about a global pandemic, but many of all ages are ignoring the seriousness. My husband and I, both over 65, are Staying home. Ordering groceries online and even a prescription refill that way.
    I know people are not reporting to offices,schools and businesses today on Sunday. I heard from my employer on 3/19 about a staff reduction at my Torrance office & will no longer have a job to report to. Filed for unemployment benefits online this weekend.
    Local restaurants are open for take out/delivery only. Major malls and entertainment venues are all closed. Public space like beaches and parks are still open with orders not to use playgrounds. Where are drivers going? People are speeding headed to the beach ? Reports of large groups on the Esplanade treating this all like Spring Break. We can walk on our own blocks and street and turn to Youtube exercise videos, read a good book or watch movies/TV. Lots of in home entertainment is at our finger tips.
    Please consider a stricter order to close all Los Angeles County beaches for at least 2 Weeks or longer. We know community spread it out there. You and public health officials are monitoring this.closely. Please close the Beaches now!! This will keep more in and save lives. Americans love freedoms and not lock downs, but this is so urgent, please support one on the beaches and public areas like the Redondo Beach Pier.
    Thank you for reading my concerns. God bless you and your family.
    Best regards,
    Jane Abrams