Dr. Barbara Ferrer discusses restaurant restrictions in LA County on GDLA

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.

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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:

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