County health order extended indefinitely

This public domain illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. In this view, the protein particles E, S and M, also located on the outer surface of the particle, have all been labeled as well. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Artwork by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

The new Los Angeles County Health Officer order has been extended until further notice. So it’s in effect until the county says otherwise.

The Health Officer Order that moves area communities (include Paramount) into Stage 2 of the pandemic recovery plan allows restaurants and retailers to open for pick up and curbside service.

“All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit remain prohibited,” said a statement issued by the county last week.

For the complete text of the hew health order, visit