People who have attended a protest should self-quarantine and monitor for coronavirus symptoms, according to a tweet from Los Angeles County Tuesday morning.
The tweet reiterated L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer’s advice to self-quarantine for two weeks. She said those who found themselves in a very crowded situation for more than 15 minutes and who were near others without face coverings should isolate for the full incubation period.
“Being part of a protest is really no different than having an exposure to an indoor mall or even at a restaurant or at the beach. In all of these sites, there are going to be people who may become or may, or may be positive for Covid-19 and when you're out and about. That's why we asked you to protect yourself and protect others by keeping your distance and using that cost base covering because you could have an exposure and it will not come through a contact tracing system. Nobody knows that you were there nobody has your name,” she said during a news conference on Monday.
As of Monday, L.A. County has 64,644 cases, including 2,655 deaths.