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The Most Recent Los Angeles County Public Health Has Led To Confusion Among Residents. What Does It Allow For?

Los Angeles County Public Health director Barbara Ferrer speaks at a press conference on the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus), March 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. - Ferrer said that two more cases of coronavirus has been confirmed in Los Angeles County, with one of the new paitents being another person who was doing medicial screenings at Los Angeles International Airport. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles County Public Health director Barbara Ferrer speaks at a press conference on the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus), March 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles issued a modified stay-at-home order that parallels Los Angeles County’s new rules, which went into effect on Monday.

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles issued a modified stay-at-home order that parallels Los Angeles County’s new rules, which went into effect on Monday.

Yet many LA County residents still have questions about what exactly the county order entails. Outdoor dining has closed in much of the county, although there are notable holdouts, including the City of Pasadena. It also calls for residents to not gather with people outside their household. Some residents are frustrated by what they feel are contradictions in the order. For example, while playgrounds have been ordered to close, shopping malls (which are contending with the busiest shopping season of the year) have not. California is also reportedly considering a statewide shutdown, similar to what the state saw in March, which could further impact the restrictions in LA County and neighboring counties.

Are you confused about the county public health order? What questions do you have? Leave them below or give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Zev Yaroslavsky, director of Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and former L.A. County supervisor and city councilmember; he tweets

Ying-Ying Goh, director of public health and health officer for the City of Pasadena

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