This article was updated on November 29 at 6:16 p.m.
Travelers arriving at LAX will need to complete a virtual form to certify that they understand the state recommends quarantining after arriving in Los Angeles starting Wednesday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement on Monday. Press.
The form asks travelers to certify that they understand the state’s travel advisory, which recommends a 14-day quarantine for people arriving in Los Angeles for non-essential travel after arriving from LAX, airport. from Van Nuys or Union Station. Anyone over the age of 16 must complete the online form upon arrival at the three locations, or face a fine of up to $ 500.
âWe must take action to protect Angelenos and stop the spread of this virus,â Garcetti said in the press release. âOur new form delivers a clear message: If you are traveling to our city, we want you to be informed of guidelines that will save lives and keep us all healthy and safe. “
Other states, including New Jersey and Washington, have also issued similar 14-day quarantine travel advisories for travelers from other states.
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An increase in COVID-19 cases in California has led to greater restrictions on businesses and gatherings.
LA County reported an all-time high of 6,124 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, although about 1,500 of those cases were due to a weekend backlog. The county has already imposed a curfew on businesses, which must now close between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. California has also imposed a one-month partial stay-at-home order on non-essential multi-household gatherings between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for most counties.
UCLA students and staff can receive free COVID-19 tests at the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.
The form is available here: https://travel.lacity.org.