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“Safer at Home” in Effect

Post Date:03/20/2020

Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” Public Health Order is now in effect through April 19, unless otherwise specified. It institutes measures aimed at enhancing social distancing and slowing the spread of COVID-19. The first order was issued on March 19 but was revised on March 21 to bring the County into agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom's statewide order

To read the Order of the Health Officer, which includes the list of businesses deemed “Essential,” please click here.

In Paramount, facilities such as City Hall and the Sheriff’s Station remain staffed but are closed to the public. All City services will continue.

Under the “Safer at Home” guidelines, L.A. County has directed residents to refrain from gathering in an enclosed space with more than 10 people. People may engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, and to the health and safety of their family members and pets. Outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running, are allowed; however, people should continue to follow social distancing guidelines for their safety and the safety of others.

The order directs businesses deemed nonessential, such as retail stores and indoor malls, to close temporarily.

First responders and those in healthcare, government, food services, transit, delivery, news, and other essential industries will still be on the job. Grocery stores and restaurants that are doing delivery, take-out, and drive-thru service will remain open.

Individuals are urged to contact their healthcare providers if they develop symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or a dry cough.

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