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Health Order Revised, County Cases Rising

Post Date:03/30/2020

In order to bring L.A. County’s Public Health Order into full agreement with Governor Gavin Newsom’s statewide order, L.A. County issued an updated order on Saturday, March 21 to slow the spread of the dangerous coronavirus.

This updated Public Health Order went into effect immediately in all County cities and will last through April 19.

The updated Order prohibits the operation of hair and nail salons and other personal grooming businesses. The Paramount Swap Meet is now covered by the closures. The new Order also updates the list of businesses considered essential in order to bring that list into agreement with the statewide order. The businesses include many that provide support to critical industries or essential services to the public.

The updated Order and the list of approved and prohibited activities can be viewed here.


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Paramount.  To see the daily updates from Public Health, please click here.

Public Health is investigating all new cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners, and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. Close contacts are quarantined.  The details of this individual (name, age, address, locations visited, etc.) will not be released by Public Health. In a press release, Public Health stated the following: “Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public should not think one location is safer than the other.” That underscores the need for residents in Paramount and every community to take social distancing and hygiene protocols very seriously. 

To see the latest press release from Public Health, please click here. This includes numbers of cases by city and the age groups affected.

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