Los Angeles Could Return to Stay-at-Home Orders
Angelenos could soon find themselves under stay-at-home orders again.
Los Angeles County recorded 2,496 new cases of coronavirus and 65 fatalities Wednesday.
“If things get worse, that dial could move to red in this coming week or two,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a briefing. “That would place us at the highest risk of infection and we’d likely return to a mandated safer at home.”
Estimates are that 1 in 140 people in the county are infected with COVID-19.
Mayor Garcetti also announced a new Emergency Renters Assistance Program, set to launch on Monday. It will provide temporary rent subsidies to tenants in the city who are unable to pay rent as a result of the pandemic.