On March 23, 2020, the City of Huntington Park joined with the County of Los Angeles and the State of California in issuing a “Safer at Home” Health Order. This Order prohibits all indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings or events, where at least 10 people are expected to be in attendance. The Order defines what kinds of businesses are considered essential and lists a number of authorized purposes and activities for which persons may leave their homes.
In order to provide additional support to our community members during these difficult times, the police department has implemented several procedures to create a safer and healthier environment in our community.
Among some of these implementations, the police department created a unit called “Covid-19 Compliance Team” which will be deployed from 8:am to 12 a.m. 7 days a week. The main objectives of this unit are described below:
- Education – Advise them on the best practices to keep themselves, their family and their community safe. Explain the Order and how to obtain a copy. Seek voluntary compliance
- Warning – Advise the group that California Health and Safety Code 120295 makes it a misdemeanor crime to fail to comply with these orders. Pursuant to California Government Code 41601, the Chief of Police has the authority to enforce the execution of all orders of the City Health Officer issued to prevent the spread of any contagious, infectious or communicable disease.
- Enforcement – This should be the last resort and only after several notices have been given and the said business has failed to comply with the above order multiple times. The Huntington Park Police Department reserves the right to use discretion on matters exceeding reasonable notices.
The police department has also listed the below links for additional information related to Covid-19: