LA County Announces New Restrictions as Pandemic Worsens

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Medical professionals man a station at the City Hall novel coronavirus testing site over the weekend.

LA County on Friday, Nov. 27, issued a limited stay-at-home order aimed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The order’s restrictions include prohibiting all gatherings outside one’s household except for protests and religious gatherings, limiting various businesses to decreased occupancies, and closing playground and card rooms. Parks will remain open.

The restrictions go into effect on Monday, Nov. 30, and will last until at least Sunday, Dec. 20.

The county had already ordered a halt to all in-person dining (including outdoor dining) on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

But it seems that was not enough: The LA Times called November’s COVID-19 surge “unprecedented” and reported that some hospitals could be “close to capacity in the coming weeks.”

As of 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26, Malibu had 151 cases of coronavirus, according to the LA County Department of Public Health.