Amid an increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Los Angeles is readying a plan for a mandatory curfew.
Restaurants and non essential businesses, which are already limited in capacity will be forced to close at 10pm starting Friday.
According to the AP “if cases reach 4,500 per day or hospitalizations top 2,000, the county will impose a three-week lockdown that will restrict people to their homes for all but essential services. A nighttime curfew for all but essential workers would run from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.”
Barbara Ferrer, director of public health said “Los Angeles County is at a critical moment to save lives and curb the spread of COVID-19.”
“Lives and livelihoods are at stake and our entire community will be affected by our collective action if we do the right thing,” she added.
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently apologized for attending a party at French Laundry that violated his own lockdown rules.
“We’re all human. We all fall short sometimes,” Newsom said.