Many cities across the country are battling with the decision to slowly start reopening their city, or extend the lockdown as the fight against COVID-19 continues. However, it looks like residents in Los Angeles County can prepare to remain at home as the stay-at-home order is likely to be extended.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Public Health Director, Barbara Ferrer spoke about the decision on Tuesday during a Board of Supervisors meeting and said that orders will “with all certainty” for the next three months. She continued to say, “Our hope is that by using the data, we’d be able to slowly lift restrictions over the next three months.”
However, it is worth mentioning that an official order has not been issued as of yet, but the timeline could only change if there was a “dramatic change to the virus and tools at hand.”
However, without the availability of therapeutic testing for the coronavirus or rapid at-home tests that would allow people to test themselves on a daily basis, it is unlikely that restrictions would be lifted throughout the next three months.
Ferrer’s comments were made after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top disease expert, suggested that a 14-day decline in cases should be the goal that states are trying to meet before they consider reopening. He mentioned to Congress, if states open up too early, that could revert the progress that has been made and cause an outbreak.
Last week, California Governor, Gavin Newsom had announced that California would start the second phase of reopening the state, and the first batch of people will be able to go outside.
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