L.A. County Urges Residents to Skip Grocery Shopping This Week
Los Angeles County officials are urging residents to avoid grocery stores and pharmacies this week, if at all possible, as the state awaits its peak in coronavirus cases.
County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer called for heightened social distancing at a press conference on Monday. Her plea echoed that of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
“If you have enough supplies in your home, this would be the week to skip shopping altogether," Dr. Ferrer said. For those who need food, she urged them to first try a delivery service.
There have been more than 17,600 confirmed cases across 53 counties in California. At least 450 people have died. Los Angeles County has seen 6,910 cases and 169 deaths.