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What You Need To Know About Los Angeles' New 10-Day Quarantine
Leaders in Los Angeles are cracking down on visitor entry. County officials recently announced that anyone coming from outside of Southern California, would have to quarantine for 10-days.
The mandate is in response to what county health officials described as the “fastest acceleration” of cases, since the start of the pandemic.
COVID-19 cases in L.A. County doubled in December from 400,000 to more than 800,000 confirmed cases. County leaders fear that holiday travel will only make things worse.
“The strategy for stopping the surge is fairly straightforward,” Barbara Ferrer, county director of public health said in a statement. “When people stay away from other people, the virus cannot spread as it is doing now.
Who Has To Quarantine?
Both residents and non-residents traveling by air, car, or train will have to quarantine.
Also, anyone traveling from outside of Southern California will have to quarantine. This includes the following counties: L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, El Centro, Inyo, and Mono.
Of course, there are some exceptions to the new mandate. Licensed health care professionals, essential government or infrastructure workers, professional or college sports teams, and film or media production personnel operating in the county— are exempt from the 10-day quarantine.