LA Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on balancing safety and the economy as COVID surges

People walk past a “beach closed” sign during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 4, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Ringo Chiu/File Photo.

COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths are going up in LA. Gyms, hair salons, and retail stores are still doing business. LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas talks about whether businesses must shut down again, getting Angelenos to comply with safety orders, and balancing public health with economic needs.