L.A. Mayor Orders Residents to Stay Inside Homes until April 19

Eric Garcetti has issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order — ordering all residents of the city of Los Angeles to stay inside their homes and immediately limit all nonessential movement.

He says he is “taking this urgent action to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.”

The order takes effect Thursday at midnight for most people — and Friday at 11:59 pm for many workers — and is to last one month until April 19 (Sunday).

This is essentially the equivalent of the Bay Area’s “Shelter in Place” orders that were issued by various counties in the area of San Francisco on Monday.