View March 19 video above of Mayor Garcetti’s Safer at Home update.

Here is the March 20th message from our Councilmember Mike Bonin.

Dear Friends,

Last night, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order, calling on residents of the City of Los Angeles to stay in their residences and limit all activities outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary for essential tasks. The order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight and is in effect until at least April 19.

The Mayor has a detailed and lengthy FAQ on the order, what it means, and detailing what we can and cannot do here: https://corona-virus.la/faq

According to the Mayor’s order, YOU CAN … 

  • Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
  • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
  • Care or support a friend or family member
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community.
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
  • Help someone to get necessary supplies

According to the Mayor’s order, YOU SHOULD NOT … 

  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or another residential care facility

Further details at the Mayor’s FAQ:  https://corona-virus.la/faq

Mayor Eric Garcetti.  Photo taken at Bill Rosendahl’s Celebration of Life. 4/16/16

At the same time Mayor Garcetti issued his order, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered a parallel order for the county. Later in the evening, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a similar order for the entire State of California. The governor’s order is in effect until further notice.

You can view the entirety of the Mayor’s statement, along with that of County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, here. You can view Governor Newsom’s comments here.

I urge you to visit and read the information at the State of California website: https://covid19.ca.gov/, and the City of Los Angeles website: https://corona-virus.la/.

Finally, I urge everyone to subscribe to Notify LA to subscribe to alerts via phone, text or email. You can do so here.

Even though many City facilities – including my offices – will be physically closed to the public, my staff and I remain at work and available to serve you. If you want to reach us, please call 213-444-3508. It is a new central number that allows you to reach us even when my staff is telecommuting. You can also email us, and you can call 311 to request basic city services. We are committed to continuing throughout this public health crisis the work we do every day to help solve problems in our neighborhood.

Councilmember Mike Bonin.  Photo taken at the 2019 AMCS’ Spring into Well-Being Celebration.

Take good care,

Councilmember, 11th District


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