Business listing includes tobacco shops, salons and beauty supply stores, gyms, and a car wash
Los Angeles non-essential businesses are ordered to remain closed as of March.
JOHN G. MABANGLO / EFE
The Prosecutor of the city of The Angels, Mike Feuer, announced yesterday (Tuesday) that his office filed charges to 60 businesses that are classified as non-essential and which breached the closing mandate.
"As Dr. Fauci said this morning, all the hard work done to stop the spread of COVID-19 may be in vain if businesses violate the rules and open prematurely.Feuer said in his remarks referring to a possible new outbreak if the rules are not followed.
NEW: As Dr. Fauci warned this morning, all our hard work to slow the spread could be squandered if businesses violate the rules and open prematurely.
– LA City Attorney (@CityAttorneyLA) May 12, 2020
At least half of the shops facing charges are tobacco shopsThe rest is divided between salons and a beauty supply store, gyms and a car wash.
The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus has created an unprecedented situation in The Angels leaving thousands without jobs and many merchants with mortgage or lease debts.
"I understand that we all want to go back to work and get back to routine. I sympathize with all the businesses that are suffering now, but we will get our economy back much sooner if we all have the discipline to follow these rules now."Added the prosecutor Feuer.
This is the complete list of the 60 businesses facing charges.