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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Safer At Home Order

For more information please visit the City’s official COVID-19 web page, click here.

In addition to the Safer at Home Order issued by Los Angeles County, the Governor has also issued a stay at home order for all Californian’s.

As stated in the LA County Safer at Home Order, the purpose of the Order is to further restrict and limit the gathering of people and require the closure of malls, shopping centers, children’s playgrounds, and non-essential retail businesses in an effort to stem or slow the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The Order prohibits all indoor public and private gatherings and all outdoor public and private events within a confined space, where at least 10 people are expected to be in attendance at the same time.

For all gatherings that are not prohibited and for Essential Businesses, should follow the following precautions:
  • Practice social distancing of six feet.
  • Provide access to hand washing facilities with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • Post a sign instructing the public not to attend if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever or cough.
  • Adhere to recommendations provided by LA County Department of Public Health.
The Order does not prohibit any individual or family from outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, shopping at Essential Businesses, so long as all persons practice social distancing.

The Health Officer has ordered the immediate closure of the following types of properties and businesses:

Non-Essential Retail Businesses
  • Indoor Malls and Indoor Shopping Centers, including all stores, regardless whether they are Essential or Non-Essential Retail Businesses.
  • Indoor or Outdoor playgrounds.
For a complete list of Essential Businesses, please see pages 3-5 of the Order by clicking the "Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order" link below. A short list is as follows:
  • Grocery Stores
  • Food cultivation
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services
  • Media services
  • Gas stations, auto supply, auto repair, car dealerships
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Hardware stores, nurseries, and building supplies
  • Service providers who provide services to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation to properties, such as plumbers, electricians, etc.
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services.
  • Laundromats
  • Restaurants that prepare food for delivery, drive thru or carry out.

At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, Los Angeles County announced a “Safer at Home” Emergency Order. To further combat the spread of COVID-19, Safer at Home orders all residents of Los Angeles County to stay inside their residences and limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. When residents have to leave their homes for essential needs, social distancing is still in effect, which is to stay at least six feet away from others. The Order goes into effect at 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and is scheduled to last until May 15, 2020. The duration of the order will only be for the time necessary, it can be shortened or extended by Los Angeles County. Below is a list of things that can be done and should not be done. The City will provide updated information as it becomes available.


  • Go to the grocery store.
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities.
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first).
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community.
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary.
  • Help someone to get necessary supplies.


  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order.
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need.
  • Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out, as possible.
  • Travel to or from a job outside the City, unless to perform essential activities.
  • Travel to or from a vacation home outside the City.
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility

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