LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County Public Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, stopped by Good Day LA on Tuesday to discuss restaurant restrictions, protests outside her home and record COVID-19 hospitalization rates.
Ferrer opened by discussing her biggest concern as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens in LA County:
GDLA anchor Michaela Pereira then asked Ferrer, "What is the science that points to restaurants being a prime spreader of the virus?":
Ferrer said that Public Health is recommending people self-quarantine for 14 days following holiday travel and gatherings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus:
Next, Pereira and Ferrer discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and whether or not news of the vaccine is causing people to let their guard down:
Pereira asks Ferrer, "If restaurants don’t comply with the new restrictions, could they face fines?":
Next, Ferrer responds after dozens protested outside her home on Sunday to express their displeasure with a new round of COVID-19 restrictions that took effect Monday:
Ferrer finished on a more positive note, expressing hope for LA County in 2021: