Los Angeles Mayor Issues Order for Residents to Stay Home

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


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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 urges residents to stay at home in a new order that mirrors the county’s



a sign lit up at night: A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images


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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. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

  • 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

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‘Stay home,’ says US mayor at Mexico beach resort



Steve Adler wearing a suit and tie


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A US mayor who flew off by private jet on holiday while urging residents to stay home is the latest politician to be accused of Covid-19 hypocrisy.

Steve Adler, leader of Austin, Texas, went on a family getaway to Mexico as he told people to keep indoors amid spiralling virus caseloads.

He recorded a video from the beach resort instructing residents back home: “This is not the time to relax.”

But Mr Adler, a Democrat, denied violating his own regulations.

What did the Austin mayor do?

He told the Austin American-Statesman, which revealed his trip: “There was no recommendation for people not to travel during that period of time.

“Someone could look at me and say, ‘He travelled.’ But what they could not say is that I travelled at a time when I was telling other people not to travel.”

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Mr Adler last

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Austin mayor regrets vacation to Mexico where he filmed video instructing residents that they ‘need to stay home’

The mayor of Austin, Texas, said Wednesday that he regretted going on vacation last month to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where he filmed a Facebook video instructing residents that they “need to stay home.”



Steve Adler wearing a suit and tie: Austin mayor regrets vacation to Mexico where he filmed video instructing residents that they 'need to stay home'


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Austin mayor regrets vacation to Mexico where he filmed video instructing residents that they ‘need to stay home’

Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D) told The Hill in a statement that he regretted the trip after the Austin American-Statesman reported it on Wednesday.

“I regret this travel,” he said. “I wouldn’t travel now, didn’t over Thanksgiving and won’t over Christmas.”

“But my fear is that this travel, even having happened during a safer period, could be used by some as justification for risky behavior,” Adler said. “In hindsight, and even though it violated no order, it set a bad example for which I apologize.”

Adler reportedly took a private jet with seven other

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Austin Mayor Reportedly Hosted Wedding, Traveled To Mexico While Telling Constituents ‘We Need To Stay Home’

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who has been a vocal advocate of social distancing to keep coronavirus cases down in Texas’ capital city, was reported by local media Wednesday to have hosted a wedding for his daughter in early November with 20 guests, twice the recommended limit under the city’s coronavirus guidelines at the time, and to have vacationed in Mexico as he encouraged residents to “stay home if you can,” a move called hypocritical by some Austinites.

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According to the Austin American-Statesman, Adler and seven other guests at the wedding traveled on a private jet to Cabo, Mexico the day after the wedding, where the Statesman reports the mayor recorded a video encouraging Austin residents to hunker down at home to prevent a rise in coronavirus

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Biden Predicts 250,000 More Coronavirus Deaths, Urges Americans To Stay Home Over Holidays

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President-elect Joe Biden said another 250,000 Americans could die of coronavirus between now and January, a higher forecast than previously given by health officials as the country faces rises in new infections and hospitalizations.

Key Facts

During a virtual roundtable Wednesday with small business owners, Biden warned December could be the hardest time of the pandemic yet.

“We’re likely to lose another 250,000 people dead between now and January,” Biden said.

He urged Americans to refrain from traveling for Christmas, saying even “with all the trouble you’re going through, you cannot be traveling during these holidays, as much as you want to.”

He also revealed that this year for Thanksgiving, the Biden family held a toned-down celebration: Biden only met with his wife, daughter and son-in-law who live near him in-person, while

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Austin Mayor tells community to stay home while in Cabo after flying there in private jet

Austin Mayor Steve Adler recorded a video of himself urging the public to “stay home if you can” while he vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

“Stay home if you can … this is not the time to relax,” Adler said in the clip posted to Facebook. 

Adler did not disclose he was at a timeshare after flying on a private jet with eight guests, including immediate and extended family. 

The Mexico trip was one day after Adler hosted a wedding with 20 guests for his daughter at a boutique hotel in Austin.

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 At the time, Austin was under a Stage 3 advisory, recommending no more than 10 people gather. Adler said he’d consulted with Dr. Mark Escott, Austin’s top health authority, and held the wedding outdoors. He said that guests had to get a COVID-19 test prior

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Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urges

U.S. health officials say staying home for the upcoming winter holidays is the best way to stay safe and protect others

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the best way to stay safe and protect others is to stay home.

During a

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New York City Urges At-Risk Residents to Stay Home to Avoid Covid-19

New York City’s health commissioner on Tuesday advised older residents and people with underlying health conditions to avoid nonessential activities outside their homes as the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations in the city reached a level not seen since early June.

At-risk New Yorkers could still go to the grocery store, work and school, but should limit their interactions with other people, according to city health officials. New Yorkers who live with or care for vulnerable residents were also urged to reduce nonessential activities outside their homes.

Dave Chokshi, the city’s health commissioner, said at a news conference that the latest data showed the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations in the city surpassed 1,100, more than double the amount less than three week ago.

“This escalation unfortunately follows a tragically familiar pattern—cases grow, hospitalizations follow, and sadly too many result in critical illness or even death,” Dr. Chokshi said.

The daily share

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Stay at home, Hong Kong leader urges as COVID-19 surges anew

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged residents of the densely populated city to stay at home and avoid unnecessary family gatherings as the global financial hub scrambles to contain a new rise in COVID-19 cases.

Lam was speaking at her weekly press conference a day after the government announced tighter measures to curb the spread of the disease which will see group gatherings restricted to two people and most civil servants working from home.

Schools across the territory will close for the rest of the year from Wednesday.

“The new wave of the epidemic is very severe and every citizen has to strictly uphold discipline. The upcoming two weeks is very critical,” Lam said. “Please stay at home, especially the elderly, and also avoid social gatherings.”

The worsening situation in Hong Kong also prompted the government to extend the postponement of an air-travel bubble

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