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.