Los Angeles mayor orders residents to stay home as city nears “devastating tipping point”

Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous with 10 million residents, has imposed tighter stay-at-home restrictions and a three-week ban on in-person restaurant dining because of what county health director Barbara Ferrer called “terrifying increases in numbers” or coronavirus cases. On Wednesday night, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a city order that spoke in apocalyptic tones as it ordered people to remain in their homes.

L.A. “is now close to a devastating tipping point” that could overwhelm the hospital system, “in turn risking needless suffering and death,” the mayor’s order said.

The order also bars gatherings of people outside of immediate households with some exceptions, and requires arriving travelers from outside the state to fill out an online form. However, it allows retail businesses to remain open for in-person shopping subject to a county curfew already in place.

A city spokesperson told CBS Los Angeles the order was issued

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) is calling on residents to stay home for all but essential activities as the city saw its worst coronavirus numbers since the first wave of the pandemic in spring.



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“My message couldn’t be simpler. It’s time to hunker down. It’s time to cancel everything. And if it isn’t essential, don’t do it,” Garcetti said in a briefing Wednesday afternoon.

“Don’t meet up with others outside your household. Don’t host a gathering. Don’t attend a gathering,” he added. “And following our targeted Safer at Home order, if you’re able to stay home, stay home.”

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  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the city’s residents to “cancel everything” on Wednesday night.
  • However, the new stay-at-home order issued Wednesday does not add any new restrictions to Los Angeles County’s order issued last week, local television station KABC reported.
  • The tougher language comes amid a surge in COVID-19. Average daily cases have increased by 225% since early November, Los Angeles County health officials said.
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“It’s time to cancel everything,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday night, issuing a new stay-at-home order that does any new restrictions but does stress that the city is at the “tipping point” with respect to COVID-19.

“My message couldn’t be simpler: It’s time to hunker down,” Garcetti said, as reported by local television station KABC. “Don’t meet up with others outside your household. Don’t host a gathering. Don’t attend a gathering.”

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Los Angeles mayor orders residents to stay home to avert a ‘dreaded scenario’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a Los Angeles County Health Department press conference on the novel coronavirus, (COVID-19)on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

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The mayor of Los Angeles warned on Wednesday the city was nearing “a devastating tipping point” and ordered residents to stay in their homes and avoid social gatherings in new lockdown measures to rein in a surge in Covid-19 infections.

His order limits nearly all social gatherings of people from more than a single household, mirroring a directive by county health officials last week, but exempts religious services and protests protected by the constitution.

“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,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said late on Wednesday.

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Los Angeles mayor orders residents to stay home to avert ‘dreaded scenario’

(Reuters) – The mayor of Los Angeles warned on Wednesday the city was nearing “a devastating tipping point” and ordered residents to stay in their homes and avoid social gatherings in new lockdown measures to rein in a surge in COVID-19 infections.

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His order here limits nearly all social gatherings of people from more than a single household, mirroring a directive by county health officials last week, but exempts religious services and protests protected by the constitution.

“Our City is now close to a devastating tipping point, beyond which the number of hospitalized patients would start to overwhelm our hospital

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A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order for residents to stay at home, warning that the city is approaching a “devastating tipping point” in its fight against Covid-19 that would overwhelm the hospital system.

“We must minimize contact with others as much as possible,” Garcetti wrote in the order dated Dec. 2. The steps were needed to avoid risking “needless suffering and death,” he said.

The order, which supersedes one from June, prohibits public and private gatherings of people from more than one household and states that all businesses in the city that require people to work on location must stop operations. Walking, driving, travel on public transport, bikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited, other than for those undertaking

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  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the city’s residents to “cancel everything” on Wednesday night.
  • However, the new stay-at-home order issued Wednesday does not add any new restrictions to Los Angeles County’s order issued last week, local television station KABC reported.
  • The tougher language comes amid a surge in COVID-19. Average daily cases have increased by 225% since early November, Los Angeles County health officials said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

“It’s time to cancel everything,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday night, issuing a new stay-at-home order that does any new restrictions but does stress that the city is at the “tipping point” with respect to COVID-19.

“My message couldn’t be

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Los Angeles County –the biggest county in the US — is now under a stay-at-home order

All public and private gatherings with anyone outside a single household are now banned in Los Angeles County, as most of the country grapples with an unprecedented surge of Covid-19.



a person standing in front of a store: A man carries a package of take-out food as he walks past temporary outdoor restaurant seating November 23, 2020 in Burbank, California. - Starting November 24 Los Angeles County will suspend outdoor dining for restaurants in hopes of slowing an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. The measure has sparked a backlash from eateries and some county officials, who worry about the devastating economic toll. Los Angeles County recorded its highest one-day total for COVID-19 cases on November 23 since the pandemic began. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)


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A man carries a package of take-out food as he walks past temporary outdoor restaurant seating November 23, 2020 in Burbank, California. – Starting November 24 Los Angeles County will suspend outdoor dining for restaurants in hopes of slowing an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. The measure has sparked a backlash from eateries and some county officials, who worry about the devastating economic toll. Los Angeles County recorded its highest one-day total for COVID-19 cases on November 23 since the pandemic began. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

The ban will last three weeks, starting Monday and ending December 20.

All 10 million residents are asked to stay

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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the nation, Los Angeles County has announced a new stay-at-home order that places new restrictions on businesses and gatherings but does not ban them altogether.

Friday’s announcement came on a day when the number of new cases reached 205,000 nationwide — a figure believed to be higher, in part, due to delays in reporting caused by the Thanksgiving holiday. More than 4,500 of those cases were reported in Los Angeles County, along with 24 deaths.

The “safer at home” order — which takes effect Monday and runs through

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Los Angeles County is tightening its COVID-19 restrictions and urging residents to stay at home “as much as possible” as cases continue to rise in the region.



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On Friday, health officials issued a temporary stay-at-home order which will take effect on Monday and be in place for at least three weeks through Dec. 20.

The order will allow essential and emergency workers to leave their homes and prohibits all public and private gatherings except for church services and protests, according to the press release.

Health officials said COVID-19 cases remain at “alarming levels” and as of Friday, the county has confirmed 24 deaths and 4,544 COVID-19 cases, with a five-day average of 4,751 new cases.

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“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering

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