L.A. County, city officials announce ‘safer at home’ order

As many of you undoubtedly are aware, this evening, Governor Gavin Newsom along with Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced new public health guidelines ordering people to stay home and increase social distancing in order to stem the spread of COVID-19. LA County’s new public health order is called “Safer at Home." Information on the state order can be found here.

According to "Safer at Home," effective at midnight tonight, people are urged to:
  • Stay home or at their place of residence
  • Only leave home for essential items
  • Avoid gatherings of over 10 people 
The county order will be in place for one month through April 19, 2020 and the state order is in place until further notice. Public health officials agree that limiting close contact is the best way to limit community spread.
 
Although both the Zelzah and Devonshire campuses remain closed and staff are working remotely, "Safer at Home" does provide exemptions for schools and other organizations so that staff performing essential tasks including, but not limited to, payroll, security, and cleaning are permitted to report to work. If you have been approved to be on campus starting tomorrow, you may report to campus. If you have not been approved to be on campus, please stay home. 
 
Thank you for the exceptional job you have done serving our students and supporting one another. We are in this together.