COVID-19 Stay at Home Order Extended

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MAYOR JAMES BUTTS PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE LOS ANGELES SENTINEL SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 PHOTOS BY VALERIE GOODLOE

People who had anticipated that this would be the week that things would ease back to a sense of normalcy were dealt with some more disappointing news when the Los Angeles County extended the stay at home order until possibly July as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its assault on our lives and ecosystem.

Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer acknowledged during a Board of Supervisors meeting on May 12 that the order will last for  another three months “with all certainty.”

Ferrer added that even if the orders remain in place through the summer, restrictions will be “gradually relaxed” under a five-step plan.

“We are being guided by science and data that will safely move us forward along the road to recovery in a measured way—one that allows us to ensure that effective distancing and infection control measures are in place,” Ferrer said, insisting that the orders will only relax if the public remains steadfast in compliance.

For the City of Inglewood, that means that Inglewood’s State of Emergency Order will remain in force. City Hall will only continue to accept meetings by appointment only.

Inglewood has 432-recorded cases of COVID-19 with 41 deaths, most of the fatalities have occurred at senior nursing home facilities.

Mayor James T. Butts Jr. also stated that City employees will soon be scheduled for the COVID-19 testing destination at the Forum in Inglewood and those employees that test negative will be allowed back to work when the city opens for business.

The city is anticipating the opening of the new $5 billion SoFi Stadium in September that host both the Rams and Chargers NFL teams. Construction of the site has continued.

On March 19th the State of California will implement a new modified stay at home order that will allow for additional business to open and offer curbside service.

Retailers and shopping malls can re-open for delivery or curbside pickup, along with the manufacturing and logistics sectors that support retail. Retail does not include personal services such as beauty salons but does include the sale of goods, such as:

Bookstores

Jewelry stores

Toy stores

Clothing and shoe stores

Home and furnishing stores

Sporting goods stores

Florists

Offices (in all sectors, not only critical infrastructure)

Limited Services, which do not generally require close customer contact, such as:

pet grooming

dog walking

car washes

appliance repair

residential and janitorial cleaning

plumbing

Outdoor Museums

Dine-in restaurants

Bars and nightclubs

Entertainment venues

Gyms and fitness studios

Public events and gatherings

Convention Centers

Hair and nail salons

Officials have warned the risk of COVID-19 infection is still real for all Californians and continues to be.

Other limited services and outdoor museums are also permitted to open.

Essential services that protect public health, public safety, and provide essential needs will remain open, such as:

Gas stations

Pharmacies

Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants

Banks

Laundromats/laundry services

Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.

Businesses in a number of other sectors can now also open, with necessary modifications.

Individuals still must adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear face coverings at all times.

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