According to reports, LA County issued a new order that now prohibits gatherings, including parties, during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure people stay safe.
This announcement came hours after authorities reported a woman was shot and killed at a Beverly Crest Mansion party.
Via NBC, LA:
“Violation of or failure to comply with the Health Officer Order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both and the Department of Public Health works with residents, businesses, city officials and law enforcement to be sure residents are aware of and adhere to the life-saving directives in the order,” the department said in a statement.
The department urged every resident in LA County to follow the order and avoid organizing and attending a gathering that involves people outside their own households.
“The highest risk settings are large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and where face coverings are not worn,” the department said. “The consequences of these large parties ripple throughout our entire community because the virus can quickly and easily spread.”
As of Wednesday, 4.760 people had died related to COVID-19 in LA County, and nearly 196,000 people had tested positive for the virus.
The department added, “We must all do our part to slow the spread of this virus so that we may continue on our recovery journey.”
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