Anger Grows Over Stay-At-Home Orders, With LA Sheriff Saying He Won’t Enforce Them


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. deputies are leaving things to the health department when it comes to enforcing new stay-at-home orders.

New mandates go into effect tonight at 11:59 PM, as Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued orders he hopes will stem the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and free up intensive care unit spaces, which are being crowded by new victims of the coronavirus. The new rules curtail business capacities and suggest that no one leave their homes except for essential trips to buy food or seek medical attention.

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said enforcement at businesses was not their job.

“Accordingly, while the County understands and appreciates the measures taken by the other Bay Area counties, San Mateo will not at this time be issuing a new local stay-at-home order and will continue to work with business and community leaders on adherence to existing guidelines,’ a press release stated.

San Mateo County is currently a “purple tier” region, which means it has widespread cases and a high test positivity rate.

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