New Los Angeles lockdown bans non-essential walking, driving, Garcetti pleads “we must minimize contact with others as much as possible”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a strict new stay at home order, banning most un-necessary walking and driving.

“We must minimize contact with others as much as possible,” Garcetti writes in the Dec 2nd order.

Per Fortune “the order, which supersedes one from June, prohibits public and private gatherings of people from more than one household and states that all businesses in the city that require people to work on location must stop operations. Walking, driving, travel on public transport, bikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited, other than for those undertaking essential activities.”

Individuals who work in the healthcare, the news industry, and some other industries are exempt.

Individuals going to grocery stores, gas stations and other locations  considered “essential” are allowed to travel.

The order offers exceptions for protests and those “participating in an in-person outdoor protest while wearing a face covering, maintaining social distancing, and observing the Los Angeles County Protocol for Public Demonstrations.”