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We Are Not Moving Beyond COVID-19, We Are Learning to Live With It, LA Mayor Says

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a news conference Monday evening, announcing that he would be holding news conferences at the start and end of every week instead of the daily addresses he had been delivering since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Southern California.

We are not moving beyond COVID-19--we are learning to live with it, the mayor said.

Garcetti encouraged residents to continue physical distancing and said he was encouraged by reports of people being responsible on LA County trails that had been opened over the weekend.

Garcetti also said he wanted to open beaches, but the mayor said that he preferred people be active on the beaches and keep moving, rather than sun bathing or staying stationary. An official announcement on beaches reopening was expected from the county this week, Garcetti said.

Public policy is in place on LA Metro to wear face coverings. Beverly White reported on NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.

The mayor also encouraged people to take part in curbside pickups from restaurants and businesses that were open.

Los Angeles provides free COVID-19 testing at 36 facilities in the county, and the mayor encouraged Angelenos to continue to get tested.


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