Safer

Here is what you can and can’t do under L.A.’s new coronavirus Safer at Home order

On the first day of L.A.'s 'Safer at Home' order, Union Station was restricted to only ticketed passengers. <span class="copyright">(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)</span>
On the first day of L.A.’s ‘Safer at Home’ order, Union Station was restricted to only ticketed passengers. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles city and county officials issued sweeping new rules Thursday to limit the spread of the coronavirus. But they were very different from each other.

The city of Los Angeles, with a population of 4 million:

  • Orders Los Angeles residents to remain in their homes, with exceptions;

  • Requires all Los Angeles businesses that require in-person attendance to cease operations, with exceptions; and

  • Bans all gatherings outside a home, with exceptions.

The county of Los Angeles, with a population of 10 million:

  • Does not order county residents to remain in their homes;

  • Only requires retail businesses that are considered nonessential to shut down; and

  • Bans gatherings of 10 or more people, with exceptions.

Both orders went into effect just before midnight Friday morning and last through April 19.

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