Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer continues to provide periodic updates on businesses that he issues misdemeanor citations for violating stay-at-home orders. Remarkably, there is not any drastic increases in businesses south of the 10 continuing to operate when not deemed “essential”.
In Inglewood 432 COVID-19 cases have been recorded and a fifth construction worker at SoFi Stadium has contracted the deadly disease, however, Mayor James Butts allows some businesses to operate, that are non-essential, as long as they are following social distancing guidelines.
Businesses like Warehouse Shoes Sales, Shoe Palace and Millennium, continue to keep their doors open but with strict guidelines which ensures long lines to enter.
Barber shops, hair and nail salons remain closed but that could change.
With stay-at-home orders likely to extend an additional three months, there is a growing consortium of barber shops and nails salons seeking to reopen. Activist Najee Ali has gotten involved seeking those in either profession to reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ways to reopen.
In the city of New Orleans, Mayor Latoya Cantrell, is allowing barber shops, hair and nail salons to reopen, in Phase 1, but they will be required to implement a booking system and limit occupancy to 25% and seat customers six feet apart. Obviously stylists and nail technicians are required to wear gloves.
New Orleans will also allow movie theaters to open in Phase 1 as long as occupancy is at 25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Outdoor dining can also resume with 25% occupancy.
New Orleans recorded over 31,000 COVID-19 cases and 2,242 deaths while in Los Angeles County we have recorded 33,180 cases with 1,613 deaths. Some question why LA County needs to extend stay-at-home orders when the data shows otherwise.
You know I love both of you guys. Here are the facts in LA.
0.3% infection rate.
0.01% death rate
Over half of deaths in nursing homes.
92% w/ underlying conditions.
We aren’t allowed at press conferences, we are all screened when we call in. We give politicians free airtime.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 12, 2020
Congress is entertaining another coronavirus stimulus bill which MUST include payments for the duration Americans are under stay-at-home orders. Rent is not being “forgiven” it is being pushed on the back end and will ensure people will have unnecessary debt when this is over.
How do you feel about another three months at home?