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Two Trillion-dollar federal relief bill passed through senate; Los Angeles County Officials provide projected update surrounding Corona Virus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger and Chair Pro Tem, Hilda Solis collaborate with the L.A. Public Health Department to disclose new developments regarding the COVID-19 virus. Considering the relief bill that passed through senate with no opposed vote, Los Angeles city officials decipher what this will mean for L.A. residents during this time of crisis. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Shows Poise and Strength During COVID-19 Crisis
March 26, 2020
As many have said over the past several weeks, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and America’s response to it has been fluid and constantly changing.   While Washington D.C. has struggled to come up with a plan and the president flip-flops on the message, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been consistent, steadfast and action-filled as Los Angeles works to control this ever-evolving crisis. ... 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 »
New L.A. city order passed, “Safer at Home, Stay at Home”
March 20, 2020
Thursday, March 19. county and city officials gathered to explain new California Executive Order N-33-20, also known as, “Safer at Home, Stay at home” order. The new state regulation mandates all non-essential businesses to comply with social distancing guidelines by closing, secondary businesses in L.A. will be closed until April 19, with a possibility of an extension. The Safer at home, stay at home order suspends “any public or private gatherings of any size that would occur outside of a single home.” There are occupations exempt from the juridical act of the stay home order. Jobs such as emergency personnel, first responders, and government employees are permitted to go to work in order to keep the city’s infrastructure. Mayor Garcetti expressed this “new way of living” will be beneficial for overall health and human preservation, it will also provide support in flattening the curve of the spread COVID-19. ... read more »
County Orders Stricter Restrictions to Start at Midnight Due to COVID-19
March 19, 2020
Stepping up restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus, Los Angeles County and city officials issued a ``Safer At Home'' order today, calling on people to remain home as much as possible and for businesses that don't provide essential goods or services to close. ... read more »
Garcetti Raises City’s Emergency Status to Highest Level
March 19, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti raised the city's emergency response status on Monday to its highest level due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, and he issued a series of new orders for the city, including delaying payment of parking tickets. ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
50 More Coronavirus Cases Reported in L.A. County
March 17, 2020
Saying dramatic rises in coronavirus cases should be anticipated given increases in testing, Los Angeles County's public health director announced 50 new cases of the illness today, bringing the county's total to 144. ... read more »
Animal Shelters Closed Across L.A. County
March 17, 2020
``In alignment with the city of Los Angeles' activation of emergency operations related to COVID-19, effective immediately, all six Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) centers and the administrative office will be closed to the public through March 31, unless rescinded earlier or extended further,'' staff announced Monday night. ``Be assured that we will have staff available to feed, clean, and provide enrichment for the animals in our care. Our animal control officers will respond to emergency calls such as dangerous dogs, animal cruelty, and humane calls.'' ... read more »
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts announces Protective Measures – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 16, 2020
In light of the evolving concerns of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s direction on mass gatherings, the City of Inglewood is taking the following steps to ensure the health and safety of our community and our employees. ... read more »
LACCD BOARD APPROVES SCHEDULE CHANGES, SHIFT TO ONLINE SERVICES & ONLINE LEARNING TO HELP COMBAT SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
March 16, 2020
“The situation is very fluid and may change over the coming days. These measures do not address courses and services that do not lend themselves to an online or remote learning format. There are still many outstanding questions, which we will try to address in the coming days and report on as new developments arise. I am confident that we will all be able to work together to get through the challenging days ahead,” said Angela Echeverri, District Academic Senate President. ... read more »
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