Mayor Garcetti Warns L.A. That Safer-At-Home Orders Will Last Through May

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Mayor Garcetti Warns L.A. That Safer-At-Home Orders Will Last Through May

Angelenos are projected to be confined to their homes for at least two more months.

Despite reports from leaders mentioning that “stay-at-home” orders may be lifted as soon as Easter, it’s looking like city life won’t return to normal in Los Angeles until at least May.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti told Business Insider that he’s pushing back against “premature optimism” and that the city should be prepared for this new lifestyle to continue for two more months, possibly longer. “Giving people false hope will crush their spirits and will kill more people,” said Garcetti.

During a press conference held on Wednesday evening, the Mayor warned locals that the city is considering turning big facilities, like the Staples Center and major sound stages, into makeshift hospitals in preparation for the projected mass increase in coronavirus patients.

He also went into detail about residents receiving relief in areas like street sweeping fines, expired licenses, and expired registrations. However, a handful of public parking restrictions will remain in place in areas that aren’t exempt — so don’t park in the red zone when you’re picking up your food orders! Additionally, no late fees will be imposed for any utility bills.

We’ll get through this L.A! Watch the full brief, below.

Featured photos: @mayorofla

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