Garcetti issues stronger warning to Angelenos: ‘Hunker down … cancel everything’

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is again asking Angelenos to cancel all non-essential activities and “hunker down” as the city experiences a dangerous surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The city revised its “Targeted Safer at Home Order” late Wednesday.

While the new restrictions and allowable activities mirror those issued by Los Angeles County last week, the language and messaging is far stronger than before.
“Subject only to the exceptions outlined in this Order, all persons living within the City of Los Angeles are hereby ordered to remain in their homes,” the mayor’s order states.

That is not an absolute lockdown, however, as the order spells out a variety of exceptions.

The mayor’s office tells Eyewitness News the city order was revised Wednesday to match the county’s latest language but the city did not add any additional restrictions.

The exceptions still allow people to conduct business

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