L.A. County Posts New Restrictions; Possibility of Targeted Safer at Home Order

This email was sent to all CalArts staff and faculty from the COVID-19 Compliance Taskforce

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Today we write to you with important information from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding growing cases and new restrictions. The county reported that “as new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continue to increase, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified to restrict dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars as the five-day average of new cases increased to more than 4,000 cases. The modified order will take effect Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m.”

In addition, we ask that before coming to campus for work on Monday, Nov. 30, you check your email for updates. The County has stated that “if the five-day average of cases is 4,500 or more or hospitalizations are more than 2,000 per day, a Targeted Safer at Home Order will be issued for three weeks. The Order would offer additional restrictions while allowing essential and emergency workers and those securing essential services and critical infrastructure to leave their homes.”

We will be monitoring LA County Health announcements over the fall break and will advise faculty and staff of any new developments that impact their work at CalArts by email.

Be safe and be well. We wish you a restful break.

Maria-Victoria Perez and Jesse Smith 
COVID-19 Compliance Co-officers