LA County Safer at Home Order Amended / Extended through May 15th. Plus Emergency Services Updates:

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The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:



New Public Health Order

IMPORTANT UPDATE: the #SaferAtHome order has been extended through May 15. This is not because our collective efforts are not working. Physical distancing is helping & will keep working if we stick with it. Our 10 million residents make our County the best in the nation. While staying home, know that you’re doing it for all of us. We’ll come out of this stronger, smarter & most important of all, together.

Spanish: ACTUALIZACIÓN IMPORTANTE: la orden #MásSeguroEnCasa se ha extendido hasta el 15 de Mayo. Esto no se debe a que nuestros esfuerzos colectivos no están funcionando. El distanciamiento físico está ayudando y seguirá funcionando si nos mantenemos firmes. Nuestros 10 millones de residentes hacen de nuestro Condado el mejor de la nación. Mientras se quede en casa, sepa que lo está haciendo por todos nosotros. Saldremos de esto más fuertes, más inteligentes y lo más importante de todo, juntos.

LA County’s Public Health Officer has issued a new order to LA County residents and businesses. Today’s Order extends stipulations from previous Health Officer Orders through May 15, 2020, and highlights:

  • Essential businesses are required to provide cloth face coverings to all employees, to wear while performing duties which involve contact w/other employees and/or the public;
  • Essential businesses are required to post their physical distancing plans; and
  • The public is required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses

Today’s Order allows essential businesses to implement these new measures by April 15.

Read the full Public Health Officer Order here. For more information on today’s Public Health update, read this.

Free Delivery Service for Seniors Yesterday, LA County launched a free delivery program for older adults and individuals with disabilities. This program, called Critical Delivery Service, will deliver groceries, household items, and other vital necessities to LA County residents who are unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.What To Know:Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost to the clientNo application process is required (items must be pre-paid & ready for pickup)To schedule a delivery call 1-888-863-7411 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm)Service may be used up to four times or 40 miles/month, whichever comes first
Pets. The love between a human and their pet is unlike any other. If you are a pet owner, you know this well. In an effort to keep LA County residents and their pets healthy, we bring you the latest on what we know about COVID-19 and its effect on pets:
There is no current evidence indicating that pets can transmit COVID-19 to humans or other pets. However, we urge you to treat your pet as you would another member of your family. If you are feeling sick, keep them away. See if another family member or friend can care for your pet while you’re healing. And if you’re not sick, keep your pet away from non-household humans and animals, as a precaution.
It is possible (but rare) for dogs to be infected by COVID-19. 
Studies show that if they are infected, COVID-19 does not cause them to get sick. Cats are more easily infected by COVID-19, than dogs, and they seem to get mildly sick.
The virus which causes COVID-19 enters a human’s “ACE2” receptor cells. Thus far, studies have shown that a cat’s ACE2 receptor cells are similar to that of humans – while a dog’s ACE2 cells are only about 70% similar. 
If you are not sick, practice good hygiene by washing your hands before & after handling your pet. Do not let your pet lick your face and hands, kiss them on the face or share food with them.
Owners of service animals: wear a face mask/covering and avoid hugging & kissing your pet.For more information on how to stay safe during COVID-19, visit

Additional Resources

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:

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