The actions came after a Monday night party that drew hundreds of people to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills on Mulholland Drive, despite months of pleading from health officials to avoid social gatherings amid the COVID-19 spread.
Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, Garcetti said that some properties had essentially become "nightclubs in the hills", with the consequences of the large parties rippling throughout the entire community.
"If the LAPD responds and verifies that a large gathering is occurring at a property, and we see these properties reoffending time and time again, they will provide notice and initiate the process to request that [the Department of Water and Power] shut off service within the next 48 hours", Garcetti said. The "highest risk" scenarios for transmitting the coronavirus are large gatherings where people can't stay 6 feet away from others and where they don't wear face masks, according to the statement. Penalties from Ryu's motion could include permit prohibitions or having a certificate of occupancy held or revoked in addition to utility shutoffs.
"We can actually do the power or water shutoff after a first violation, but we like to educate, not enforce", Garcetti explained. "And If the city attorney wants to, we can always file additional complaints", he said.
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Health workers collect blood sample during a serological survey for Covid-19 in New Delhi . It can be noted that 619,652 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted on August 4.
Individuals between the ages of 30 and 49 have the highest case rate among all age groups in the county, and case rates for this group have nearly tripled since the start of June. "The same thing we would do with businesses", said Garcetti.
She said people in the 18-29 age group now represent twice the percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the county than they did in April, matching the rate of people aged 80 and over.
The virus now has 1,768 in the hospital, 30 percent of whom are on ventilators.
"Gatherings are simply not allowed at this point under the health officer order", Ferrer said. The party was hosted at the mansion of an unidentified National Football League athlete near Beverly Hills, and police later said they believed the shooting was gang-related. "But when the public health order is ignored and the law is broken, the public's health is at risk and we will file charges". California outperformed NY for the most contaminations among any state during that uptick, with in excess of 528,000 affirmed cases as of Wednesday night.