The city of Los Angeles announced its Safer at Home emergency order Thursday during a news conference. The order requires all non-essential businesses such as indoor shopping malls, playgrounds, and shopping centers to close. According to The New York Post, the order took effect Thursday at midnight and will last until April 19. Among those allowed to remain in operation are grocery stores, gas stations, hardware stores, governmental services, laundromats, and cannabis dispensaries. However, these essential businesses must adhere to social distancing regulations which include no more than 10 people in one location. According to the LA coronavirus FAQ page and the official order, cannabis dispensaries are listed as essential healthcare services and are exempt from the restrictive provisions of the order. Click here for more information and to view the order in its entirety.
Mar 20, 2020