Review: Officials urge LA County residents to skip grocery shopping, stay home this week

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Review: Officials urge LA County residents to skip grocery shopping, stay home this week

Review: Officials urge LA County residents to skip grocery shopping, stay home this week

This article discusses the Los Angeles County public health director’s request to community members to stay home this week as the number of local cases surpass 6000.

“If you have enough supplies in your home, this would be the week to skip shopping altogether,” stated Los Angeles County public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer on Monday. The upcoming week is seen as a critical point in flattening the curve in that area. Area grocery and “big box” stores also are adjusting their practices and facilities to better protect against virus transmission, including:

  • limiting the number of people inside the store to under 50% capacity at all times to improve physical distancing efforts;
  • installing plexiglass at checkout lines and encouraging employees to wear facemasks and gloves;
  • implementing one-way traffic rules for shopping aisles.
|2020-04-07T13:20:22-04:00April 7th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Officials urge LA County residents to skip grocery shopping, stay home this week

About the Author: Ross Silverman

Ross Silverman
Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and Professor of Public Health and Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is a member of the IU Centers on Health Policy and Bioethics. His research focuses on public health and medical law, policy, and ethics, and law's impact on health outcomes and vulnerable populations. He also serves as Associate Editor on Legal Epidemiology for Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. His most recent Covid-19 publications include: "Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines Against SARS-CoV-2" in the New England Journal of Medicine (with MM Mello & SB Omer), and "Covid-19: control measures must be equitable and inclusive" in BMJ (with ZD Berger, NG Evans & AL Phelan)

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