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Los Angeles may go under a major curfew because of coronavirus surge

Los Angeles may be moving toward a new curfew and lockdown as coronavirus cases surge.

Da’Monte Trevino waves the American flag as people celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Da’Monte Trevino waves the American flag as people celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 in Los Angeles.
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Is Los Angeles County about to receive a curfew because of COVID-19? It surely looks like it.

What’s going on?

Los Angeles County officials said a new surge of COVID-19 cases in California over the weekend might force them to enact a curfew, according to KTLA.

  • The officials said they could add a curfew and more health restrictions.
  • Cases topped 3,000 for two days in a row over the weekend. Public health officials said there were 3,780 new cases on Saturday, which is the highest one-day total for the county.

Los Angeles County is expected to propose new health guidelines for the public, according to The Los Angeles Times.

  • “Potential options could be instituting a curfew so businesses do not have to completely close down again, but are more limited to essential activities,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said Sunday in a statement.

How it could impact Thanksgiving

Officials are considering the idea of canceling Thanksgiving plans with people outside your household, according to ABC-7.

  • “We all now are smart, and we know the difference between stupid behavior and smart behavior,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said, according to ABC-7. “There will be people who die because of our behavior if we don’t go back to that disciplined way that in March, April and May we were able to bend this curve down.”

California previously issued Thanksgiving rules, which limit where and how people can celebrate during the November holiday.