Beginning on Saturday, nonessential work and gatherings taking place between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. PT in Los Angeles County will be prohibited under a “limited” stay-at-home order issued on Thursday.
Activities like getting groceries, going to the drugstore and picking up take-out food will still be allowed during the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. timeframe.
“We’re asking that as part of this targeted, limited stay-at-home order, people are home by 10 and stay home until 5 a.m.,” Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said during a briefing.
Businesses are also encouraged to close during those timeframes, but the list of essential businesses not impacted by the order can be seen here.
L.A. County reported a record 5,031 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, making for the most daily cases ever reported in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.
Over the last two weeks, COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state have risen nearly 64%, Ghaly said.
On Wednesday, L.A. County also announced a curfew for restaurants, bars and nonessential retail businesses between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., beginning on Friday. Take-out and delivery will still be allowed during that timeframe.