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L.A. County COVID-19 Update: Los Angeles Department of Mental Health discusses the psychological effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Tuesday, March 24. The director of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Dr. Jonathan E. Sherin reviewed the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we practice social distancing, new mental challenges have surfaced. Dr. Sherin disclosed the resources available for all L.A. County residents, as well as the available aid throughout the region. ... read more »
Census Bureau Delays Decennial Count
March 26, 2020
The results of the census directly determine the amount of funding communities will receive for the next ten years for essential services ... read more »
Metro Ensures Health and Safety of Public and Agency Workforce During COVID-19 Crisis
March 26, 2020
Metro takes precautions to keep public and staff safe during the global pandemic. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass tackles Coronavirus in telephone town hall
March 19, 2020
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), local healthcare professionals, and local city officials held a telephone town hall on March 17 to address growing concerns about the coronavirus disease 2020 outbreak. ... read more »
Garcetti Plans to Bring 6,000 Beds in Weeks for Homeless Amid Coronavirus
March 19, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said today the city is making an emergency effort to provide immediate temporary housing for thousands of homeless people in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. ... read more »
Despite Shutdowns Community Leaders Rallied to Kick off the 2020 Census and Emphasize the Importance of Being Counted
March 19, 2020
Although the interactive experience has been placed on hold, the census is still extremely important which was the main emphasis of the kick-off. ... read more »
Animal Shelters Closed Across L.A. County
March 19, 2020
Los Angeles' six city-run animal shelters are closed to the public for the rest of the month due to the coronavirus, along with all L.A. County shelters. ... read more »
LAUSD To Open Student Food Centers as Coronavirus Closures Continue
March 19, 2020
The Los Angeles Unified School District will open 60 ``Grab & Go'' food centers tomorrow to provide students with meals during the district's coronavirus-prompted closure, while the governor warned that schools across the state may remain shuttered for the rest of the school year.  ... read more »
CSU Moves To `Virtual Mode’ In Face Of Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
The California State University system announced today it will immediately eliminate in-person operations and transition to a ``virtual mode,'' while also postponing planned commencement ceremonies due to the coronavirus. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University Cancels Spring Commencement, Considering Alternate Methods of Honoring Graduates
March 17, 2020
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) announced today that the 2020 spring commencement ceremony would be cancelled, due to public health guidelines to minimize large gatherings and groups during the coronavirus public health emergency. The University’s Commencement Committee, however, is exploring other ways to recognize graduates. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Places National Guard Personnel on Alert to Support COVID-19 Community Readiness
March 17, 2020
Following through on his commitment to mobilize state personnel and assets to protect local communities and fight the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has placed the California National Guard on alert. ... read more »
Lack of Approvals Means LAUSD Family Resource Centers Will Be Food Centers
March 17, 2020
Beutner said the centers, which were expected to open Wednesday, will instead open on that day as ``Grab and Go Food Centers,'' 20 of which were already planned in addition to the 40 Family Resource Centers. The switch means a total of 60 Grab and Go centers will be available between 7 and 10 a.m. weekdays, beginning Wednesday, and each child will receive two meals. ... read more »
Coronavirus Closures: Bars, Gyms, Dine-In Restaurants, L.A. County Courts.
March 17, 2020
A total of 94 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Los Angeles County and Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Health, said the agency is continuing to see an increase in ``community transmission'' of the illness -- meaning people are contracting the virus without any known source of exposure. ... read more »
Local Law Enforcement Beefs Up Street Presence
March 17, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department will shift half the detectives working in its community stations to daily patrol in order to ensure public peace. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Meeting Diverts From the Norm During Coronavirus Outbreak
March 17, 2020
In a shift from its normal routine of hearing public comments, the Los Angeles City Council today allowed people to speak their peace remotely from the Spring Street Forecourt at City Hall, in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. ... read more »
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