While many states across the country have been preparing to loosen their strict stay-at-home orders, L.A. County officials say that theirs could continue for the next three months.
Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the following during a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
"We are being guided by science and data that will safely move us forward along the road to recovery in a measured way—one that allows us to ensure that effective distancing and infection control measures are in place," Ferrer said.
She said that the restrictions would be "gradually relaxed" over that period of time.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger echoed the sentiment that the restrictions would gradually be relaxed.
"I am eager to reopen more of L.A. County as soon as it's safe to do so, in collaboration with our health experts, community leaders, businesses and residents, with best practices in place to ensure our overall health and well-being. These decisions will be guided by the latest science and data collected," she said in a statement." I'm confident that the more our communities continue to comply, the sooner we can resume normalcy."