In a interview with CNN on Sunday July 19, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he believes the city reopened too quickly - also stated that orders from the state superseded his. “I think a lot of people don’t often understand mayors often don’t have control over what opens up and doesn’t,” Garcetti added, “That’s either at a state or county level and I do agree that those things happened too quickly.”
Garcetti tweeted that if the risk level reaches red on the COVID-19 spread chart the city would revive its stricter stay-at-home orders. That would make it the 2nd time since march. Yikes!
As of Sunday July 19, Los Angeles County has seen 155,887 positive COVID-19 cases, with the majority coming from the 18-40 age group.
Sunday also saw 2,216 new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county, reaching more than 2,100 for the fifth consecutive day.
Please wear your masks and practice social distancing so we can be on the road to normal living.