RECAP OF RECENT LA COUNTY AND CA STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS
LA COUNTY ORDERS
On December 30 a Revised Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1, Substantial Surge Updated Response (Order) was issued by the LA County Department of Public Health to extend its duration for as long as the State Health Officer’s Regional Stay At Home Order remains in effect in the Southern California Region. In addition, Protocols for Shopping Center Operators (Appendix E) were updated to clarify the requirements for both indoor and outdoor seating at shopping centers.
LA County issued a Mandatory Directive on Travel (Appendix W) on December 30 requiring all those who traveled or are planning to travel must quarantine for 10 days upon returning to Los Angeles County. Anyone who experiences any symptoms or receives a positive test result must also isolate for 10 days and remain isolated until they are fever-free for 24 hours. For more information, view the Travel Restrictions FAQ. California, Oregon, and Washington have travel advisories requiring self-quarantine for anyone entering those states. For more information, see the Travel Advisory.
STATE ISSUED REGIONAL STAY AT HOME ORDER IN EFFECT
On December 6, the State issued a Regional Stay at Home Order for Southern California went into effect as the region's ICU capacity fell below the threshold established by Governor Newsom. The order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes in-person operations except for critical infrastructure, and establishes capacity limits for retail and grocery stores. More information is available on the State's website: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs. The order will remain in effect for at least three weeks and will be lifted when the region's projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%.