The health experts are anticipating a surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming week that can overwhelm the healthcare system. The mayor has warned that people have to prepare for how they are going to isolate themselves at home without infecting others.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has urged people not to rush to the hospital unless they have serious symptoms. He asked the 4 million residents to think about how they are going to separate themselves from others while quarantining at home. He said that physical distancing might sound hard for people living in tight quarters, and local officials are working on setting up safe quarantine space for the patients.