What it means to be “Safer at Home”

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On April 10, Mayor Eric Garcetti extended the “safer at home” order for Los Angeles. This order means we all have to stay inside our homes unless it is absolutely necessary to leave for “essential” needs. We understand that staying home is not easy, but the purpose of the order is to keep us all safe and healthy.

Even though we’re all staying “safer at home,” Venice Family Clinic is open and seeing patients. If you need health care, please call us at (310) 392-8636. We are here to help you with any medical, mental health, and urgent dental needs. Many services are now being offered over the phone, and we are still doing face-to-face visits when necessary. Click here to learn more.

Here are answers to a few common questions about how to stay “safer at home:”

Can I see my extended family?
The order means you should not spend time in person with people who don’t live with you, even if they are members of your family.

What do I do if I have to leave my home?
When you are outside your home for any “essential” activities, you must wear a face covering that covers your mouth and nose, and you must stay at least six feet away from other people (practice social distancing).

What is an “essential” activity?

  • Working at a business providing an essential service
  • Going to medical appointments (you should call first)
  • Going to the grocery store or the pharmacy
  • Picking up food from a restaurant
  • Caring for a friend or family member or helping them get necessary supplies
  • Exercising outside or walking your pets

Click here to learn more about how to protect yourself from COVID-19.