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Mayor Garcetti Asks Angelenos To Please Not Have Parties This Weekend

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Mayor Eric Garcetti today warned Angelenos not to party like it's 2019 this weekend, which feels like a statement of basic logic unless you've been living in an actual floating space bubble since March.

He said we are not going back to a Safter-At-Home order, but urged Angelenos to stay at home (unless they have essential business to take care of).

People will surely be tempted though to dine Al Fresco at a restaurant, hit the gym, go to a mall, or get their nails done -- all things they are allowed to do. But the mayor asked that Angelenos not do those things with anyone they don't currently live with.

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"Please do not go outside, gather with others and put lives at risk," Garcetti added, noting that we should specifically not have pool parties, given the impending heat wave.

He also asked younger people not to gather with friends. "So my plea is to our younger Angelenos between 18 and 40 to continue to do your part," he added.

Note: As much as we joke, we just want to be clear – please don't go to large gatherings, parties or even small hang-outs with friends right now. L.A. public health officials have traced the recent surge in Covid cases to parties and gatherings between friends and family members over Memorial Day Weekend.

Correction: An earlier version of this story referenced the reopening of Downtown Disney which is not part of L.A. County and is therefore not in the mayor's purview. We also incorrectly characterized bars that serve food as bars, when they are technically restaurants. Bars are closed. We regret the error.

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