LA County Safer-at-Home text alert raises confusion

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

Late yesterday, the city of Los Angeles revised its safer-at-home order — but ambiguous wording in a Notify LA text alert garnered confusion about its scope. Similar to March’s order, Angelenos must now stay home with the exception of essential errands. — ABC Los Angeles

California reported 20,759 new COVID-19 cases in one day, a 1.7% increase from the day before. The vast majority of counties, 51 of 58, are in the most restrictive reopening tier. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that stay-at-home orders will be issued for geographic regions of the state based on hospital capacity. — KRONPolitico

L.A. County is mailing COVID-19 testing kits to individuals with mobility issues, the elderly and the disabled as part of a pilot program. — LAist

Ever Linares, a 45-year-old South L.A. community leader, passed away from COVID-19. He spent time this year handing out personal protective equipment and organizing a nonprofit that provides community intervention for young people caught in gang violence. — ABC Los Angeles

The Supreme Court has ordered the re-examination of California’s restrictions on indoor religious services. Last week, the Supreme Court prevented New York from placing virus-related restrictions on in-person religious services. — KTLA

Vedang Kulkarni relaxes with his dog Uma in Elysian Heights. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

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