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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 »
L.A. County Confirms 16 More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Total to 69
March 16, 2020
Local health officials confirmed 16 more cases of coronavirus today, bringing the county's total to 69, as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city would comply with California Gov. Gavin Newsom's order to close all bars, and officials prepared to use Dockweiler RV Park south of LAX as a quarantine zone. ... read more »
WATCH: Garcetti Updates on Closures, New Measures to Protect Businesses, Residents
March 15, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the city tonight in a live-streamed news conference, outlining the latest coronoavirus-related shutdowns and recovery measures, saying, ``the city is strong and won't shut down.'' ... read more / watch video »
LACoFD POSTPONES PUBLIC EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
March 13, 2020
Due to efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) is postponing all public events for the next 60 days to ensure the health and safety of our first responders, business professionals, residents, and communities. ... read more »
Trump Declares Virus Emergency; Pelosi Announces Aid Deal
March 13, 2020
President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency in order to free up more money and resources. But he denied any responsibility for delays in making testing available for the new virus, whose spread has roiled markets and disrupted the lives of everyday Americans. ... read more »
6 L.A. Firefighters Quarantined After Treating Woman With COVID-19 Virus
March 13, 2020
Six Los Angeles city firefighters will be under quarantine until Monday after learning a patient they treated at Union Station earlier this month eventually tested positive for coronavirus, the fire department announced today. ... read more »
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