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THANK YOU.

THANK YOU AND THE MAYORS OF

LONG BEACH AND PASADENA ARE

GOING TO JOIN US IF YOU'D LIKE

TO COME UP AS WELL.

THANK YOU KATHRYN BARGER.

I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE IN LOS

ANGELES HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW YOU

OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS.

YOU'VE BEEN AN AMAZING VOICE A

TREMENDOUS LEADER AND A DEAR

FRIEND.

I LOVE YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU

ARE DOING FOR CITY AND COUNTY.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AT THE

OUTSET.

GOOD EVENING LOS ANGELES.

I SHOULD START THERE BUT I WANT

TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE

WATCHING.

EVERYDAY FOLKS THAT ARE STILL

SHOWING UP TO WORK TO MAKE SURE

HOSPITALS ARE OPEN AND GROCERY

STORES ARE WORKING SHELVES ARE

STOCKED.

FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHERS WHO

ARE SHOWING THE COURAGE IN OUR

CITY.

I WANT TO CUT TO THE CHASE THIS

EVENING.

EVERYTHING WE ARE TALKING ABOUT

UP HERE AS LEADERS IS BECAUSE OF

ONE CENTRAL TENET THAT HUMAN

LIVE IS PRECIOUS.

RUSHES TO EACH ONE OF US IN

EVERY DECISION WE ARE MAKING IS

WITH THAT IN MIND HOW TO PROTECT

EACH OTHER AND HOW DO WE SAVE

LIVES

REGARDING RADICALLY CHANGED HOW

WE LIVE IN LOS ANGELES.

I KNOW HOW STRESSFUL THIS IS TO

EACH ONE OF US AND I THINK WE

NEED TO BE PAINFULLY HONEST THAT

WE ARE ABOUT TO ENTER INTO A NEW

WAVE IN LOS ANGELES.

WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT AND

IF WE GET THIS RIGHT WILL

DETERMINE HOW LONG THIS CRISIS

LASTS BUT WHAT WE DO AND HOW

WELL WE DO IT IS ALSO.

THOSE LIES THE SEED TO PROTECT

IN THE REFLECTIONS OF HOW

PRECIOUS THEY ARE.

WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH DISASTERS

BEFORE.

WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH EARTHQUAKES

AND RECENTLY THROUGH FIRES.

A SIGH OF REPORT -- REPEATED

BEFORE THIS IS DIFFERENT.

IT'S NOT JUST INCREDIBLY BRAVE

MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE OUR FIRST

RESPONDERS.

IT IS ALL OF US WHO HAVE THE

FAITH THAT THIS CRISIS IN HER

HANDS WITH OUR ACTIONS AND OUR

DECISIONS.

THE EVIDENCE IS THAT THE STEPS

WE HAVE TAKEN SINCE SUNDAY ARE

WORKING.

IN MANY WAYS WE HAVE SEEN FOR

THE FIRST TIME IN A CURE AND THE

LAST TIME I OPENED UP A TRAFFIC

MAP AND SEEING GREEN EVERYWHERE.

THAT'S A REFLECTION OF PEOPLE

ARE EXISTING HOME.

WE CAN SEE IT IN THE AIR AND

FEEL IT ON EMPTY STREETS AND I

WANT TO THANK YOU AS THOSE ARE

THE ONLY METRICS WE CAN REALLY

GO BY TO SEE WHETHER PEOPLE ARE

BITING BY WHAT WE ARE ASKING

THEM TO DO.

I DON'T WANT TO SUGARCOAT IT.

TODAY IS A DAY TO BE SEARED INTO

THE STORY IN THE STREETS OF THE

CITY IT WILL BE A MOMENT WHEN

EVERYTHING CHANGED.

I THINK ABOUT OUR CHILDREN AND

PART OF THE GENERATION THAT THIS

WILL BE THEIR 9/11, THEIR MOMENT

AND WE HAVE EXPLAIN THIS TO THEM

BUT WE HAVE TO SAFEGUARD THEM

AND HOLD THEM.

I CALL IT GENERATION C A

GENERATION THAT'S OUT THERE

RIGHT NOW FEELING AND WONDERING

WHOEVER TAKES CARE OF THEM WHAT

IS THIS ALL ABOUT AND WE NEED TO

STEP UP FOR THEM?

A CADRE OF PARENTS AND

GRANDPARENTS WHO ARE THE MOST

VULNERABLE TO IF WE GET THIS

RIGHT WE LOOK FORWARD TWO YEARS

AND DECADES AHEAD HEARING THE

STORIES OF THIS MOMENT WHEN WE

CAME TOGETHER.

THE MOST VULNERABLE AMONGST US

WHO ARE FIGHTING DISEASE TO LIVE

BRAVELY THROUGH PRE-EXISTING

CONDITIONS THOSE WHO ARE OUT ON

THE STREET AND CONDITIONS IN

THIS MOMENT CAN BE A MOMENT WHEN

WE SAY IT'S FROM THE ACTIONS WE

ARE TAKING.

THIS WILL BE A DAY THAT

STRETCHES AND TEST THE SOUL OF

THE CITY BUT I'M CONFIDENT

ACROSS LOS ANGELES COUNTY WE

WILL RISE TO THE MOMENT.

WHY ARE WE MAKING THIS DECISION?

THE DATA IS CRYSTAL CLEAR.

WE ARE AT POINT WHERE THE

INCREASE IN THE RATE OF INCREASE

AND THE TESTS WERE GETTING BACK

AND WE ALL KNOW WE HAVE GOTTEN

TESTS AND MOST OF THOSE WERE

WOEFULLY UNPREPARED FOR THIS

MOMENT BUT THE SAME

A PLACE LIKE ITALY.

WE ARE TRYING TO

COUNTRIES WHERE THE CURVE STARTS

TO FLATTEN.

IN 1918 CITIES THAT TOOK ACTION

QUICKLY ARE THE ONES IN WHICH

PEOPLE DIED.

DURING THE SPANISH FLU THOSE

THAT MOVED MORE SLOWLY, MORE

PEOPLE DIED.

WE CANNOT WAIT AND WE MUST ACT

NOW.

I LOVE THE CITY.

I LOVE ITS PEOPLE AND WHILE I

MAKE THESE DECISIONS WITH A

HEAVY HEART AND MAKE THEM WITH A

VERY CLEAR MIND AND A STEELY

DETERMINATION.

WITH DEEP GRATITUDE FOR PUBLIC

HEALTH OFFICIALS WHO ARE GUIDING

US THROUGH THIS.

THERE'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT

I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE AND IF WE

CANNOT ANSWER TONIGHT ABOUT THE

ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF HOW WE WILL

GET THROUGH THIS AND WE WILL

DENY THEIR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO

SAVE AS MANY LIVES AND FLATTEN

THAT CURVE.

ONE THING IS CRYSTAL CLEAR IN

THE FOG OF THESE DAYS.

WE ARE ALL SAFER AT HOME.

THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES LIKE THE

CITIES THAT ARE HERE WITH ME AND

MANY OTHER CITIES I'M SURE WHO

WILL JOIN AS WELL IN THE COUNTY

OF LOS ANGELES IS ISSUING A

SAFER AT HOME STAY AT HOME ORDER

EFFECTIVE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

FOR EMPLOYEES OF IMPACTED

BUSINESSES THIS WILL TAKE EFFECT

TOMORROW BUT ALL BUSINESSES

INCLUDING MUSEUMS MALLS RETAIL

STORES FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES AND

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS MUST

STOP OPERATIONS AND REQUIRE

WORKERS TO BE -- AND NO PUBLIC

OR PRIVATE GATHERINGS OF ANY

SIZE THAT WOULD OCCUR OUTSIDE OF

A SINGLE HOME WILL BE ALLOWED

WITH CLEAR EXCEPTIONS.

I WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS.

THE ONLY TIME YOU SHOULD LEAVE

YOUR HOME IS FORCE AND SELECT

COMMITTEES.

TO GET FOOD, CARE FOR A RELATIVE

OR A FRIEND OR A CHILD, GET

NECESSARY HEALTH CARE, GO FOR A

WALK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND I'M

SO LED KATHRYN WAS TALKING ABOUT

ALL THE THINGS WE CAN DO.

THERE'VE BEEN TERRIBLE TERMS OUT

THERE LIKE LOCKED DOWN.

NOBODY IS LOCKED DOWN.

THIS IS NOT SHELTERED PLACE LIKE

A SCHOOL SHOOTING.

THIS IS STAY AT HOME BECAUSE YOU

ARE SAFER AT HOME TO THE ONLY

PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE LEAVING

HOME AND GOING OUT ARE THOSE

WHOSE JOBS ARE CRITICAL TO THE

SAFETY THE HEALTH AND SECURITY

OF THE CITY AS WELL AS THE

ECONOMY IN RECOVERY FOR US IN

THE NATION.

EMERGENCY PERSONNEL FIRST

RESPONDERS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND VITAL

INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS WILL BE

ABLE TO CONTINUE THEIR JOBS TO

EXERCISE SOCIAL DISTANCING

WHENEVER AND WHEREVER POSSIBLE.

THE SAME APPLIES TO CRITICAL

BUSINESSES SUCH AS HEALTH CARE

PROVIDERS GROCERY STORES NEWS

OUTLETS HARDWARE STORES GAS

STATIONS DRY CLEANERS AND

LAUNDROMATS WHICH ARE PERMITTED

TO

I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A

LOT OF QUESTIONS.

GO TO L.A. COUNTY.GOV GO TO YOUR

ARE L.A. RESIDENCY CAN SEE THOSE

DETAILS AT SOME OF THE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AT

CORONAVIRUS.THE L.A. CITY.ORG.

IF WE CAN SLOW THE SPREAD

WEEKEND BY DAYS END WHEN WE BUY

THOSE DAYS IT MEANS WE CAN GET

VENTILATORS AND BEDS AND KITS

AND MASKS AND TESTS AND THIS

WILL SAVE LIVES.

THAT'S WHY THEY WERE ASKING

TODAY TO THE LAST AREA I WANT TO

DRESS AS WE DO LIVE IN A FREE

SOCIETY.

THE BEDROCK OF WHO WE ARE.

WE ARE TAKING PEOPLE AND FORCING

THEM TO BE HOME BUT WITH FREEDOM

COMES RESPONSIBILITY.

WE ARE ASKING EVERYBODY WHO BY

AND LARGE AN OVERWHELMINGLY HAS

EXERCISED THESE DIRECTIVES

RESPONSIBLY TO ADHERE TO THEM.

THE YOUNG AND HEALTHY, THE

NONEXEMPT ARE SAFER AT HOME.

IF YOU ARE LESS YOUNG AND LESS

HEALTHY YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SAFER

AT HOME.

IT'S NOT THE TIME TO GO TO THE

BEACH TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY

TO GO TO THE MARKET, TO GET

TOGETHER WITH GATHERINGS OF

FRIENDS.

THIS IS NOT THE TIME.

WE DON'T TAKE THESE STEPS

LIGHTLY BUT WE TAKE THEM FIRMLY.

THIS IS AN ACT OF LOVE IN THE

CITY THAT WE LOVE.

THIS IS L.A. LOVE.

THERE IS NO AND IT'S OUR BUTS.

THIS IS IN ORDER.

ONE LAST THING THIS IS NOT AN

ALIEN INVADER.

NO RACISM OR XENOPHOBIA CAN

CHANGE WHAT THIS IS.

THIS IS NOT A MILITARY WAR THAT

WE HAVE READ THIS AS A HEALTH

EMERGENCY.

WE ARE NOT ATTACKING EACH OTHER.

IN FACT CRIME IS DOWN AND ACTS

OF GENEROSITY ARE UP.

OUR FATES ARE IN OUR OWN HANDS.

HOW CAN I GET WHAT I NEED WHILE

STILL STAYING 6 FEET APART WITH

THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL CITY BUT

WE CAN'T WASTE THIS AWAY.

EVEN IF WE ARE EARLIER THAN

OTHER PLACES THERE'S NO MAGIC

MOMENT.

SO SAME EVERYWHERE AND THOSE

THAT ACT HAVE A CHANCE OF BEING

PROTECTED MORE THAN THOSE THAT

DON'T.

THE CITY WILL CONTINUE TO

OPERATE, THE LIGHTS WILL BE ON

THE WATERWORLD STILL, THE TAP

AND PEOPLE WON'T LOSE THEIR

HOUSING AND WON'T GET KICKED OUT

OF THEIR BUSINESSES.

L.A. WILL CONTINUE TO FEED LAUSD

ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS WAS

DISTRIBUTED THAT THIS IS NOT A

REQUEST, THIS IS IN ORDER.

I HAVE ALWAYS TOLD MY TEAM

EVERYTHING YOU DO LEAD WITH LOVE

AND LOS ANGELES THIS IS OUR

MOMENT TO LEAD WITH LOVE AND TO

PROTECT THOSE LIVES THAT MEAN

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