Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Issues “Safer at Home” Order
For Immediate Release
Eliza Papazian, Public Information Officer
(818) 548-4859 (direct)
Glendale, CA – Today, March 19, 2020, Los Angeles County in conjunction with the Department of Public Health and the City of Los Angeles issued a “Safer at Home” order.
This order applies to all 88 Cities in Los Angeles County, including Glendale. The City of Glendale will not need to issue its own order for this to become effective in the Glendale community as it lies within the County’s jurisdiction. The Glendale City Council will add Los Angeles County’s order to its own emergency order to reaffirm its directives. This Order applies within the County of Los Angeles Public Health Jurisdiction, beginning at 11:59 p.m. on March 19, 2020 and continues through April 19, 2020.
The purpose of the Order is to further restrict and limit the gathering of persons 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 within the greater Los Angeles community. Because of the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, this 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.
As a point of clarity, this order does not prohibit any individual or family from outdoor activities such as hiking and walking, as well as shopping at essential businesses so long as all persons practice social distancing to the extent practicable.Please note that these measures will not impact critical services such as water, power, police, fire, emergency operations, waste and recycling collection.