City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth COVID-19 Update 3/20/2020
Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth urged the community to follow the new statewide order issued Thursday for residents to stay home in an effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
While Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directive for 40 million residents to remain at home has no deadline, the Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” order is set to remain in place through April 19.
“It is really important that we follow these directives,” said Smyth during a Friday Facebook live report from City Hall. “They are certainly an inconvenience to all of us, but it does pale in comparison to the safety of our residents and to help make sure that we have a health system in place throughout the state that can handle those who truly need it.”
The city of Santa Clarita falls under the county, meaning all orders Los Angeles County issues, residents within the city must follow.
Under the state and county directive, most businesses must close except for those deemed essential, such as:
Residents are reminded that gatherings of 10 or more people are banned and that all should keep a distance of at least 6 feet when outdoors.