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Interview: LA Mayor Garcetti, LA County Supe Barger, LB Mayor Garcia On New ‘Stay At Home’ Order




 A shuttered movie theater displays the message 'Keep Calm' on the marquee on March 18, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
A shuttered movie theater displays the message 'Keep Calm' on the marquee on March 18, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
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In an unprecedented move aimed at slowing the rate of the spread of COVID-19 here, L.A. County leaders are now asking residents to remain at home and avoid gathering in any enclosed space with more than 10 people. They're also calling on any non-critical businesses that can't operate remotely to shut down until further notice.

The move came shortly before Gov. Gavin Newsom put similar orders in place for the entire state.

Read more about the order on LAist

We devote the hour to discussing what this order means for businesses and individuals, as well as the scientific rationale behind it. 

For more information about the order in LA City, click here. For LA County information, click here

With files from LAist.

Guests:

Kathryn Barger, L.A. County supervisor representing the 5th district, which includes the Antelope, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys

Robert Garcia, mayor of Long Beach; he tweets @LongBeachMayor

Shruti Gohil, M.D., professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine

Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles; he tweets @MayorOfLA