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Los Angeles Public Officials Share the Key to Schools Reopening is Managing COVID-19 Case Count; Children Educational Development Takes Priority on State Level
October 22, 2020
There is a highlighted focus on the resurgence of schools. on a state and local level there has been a zoomed in focus on getting schools re-opened. Los Angeles’ school system has now increased to 25% capacity for students with special needs. Younger children that are not able to learn online are qualifying as high needs students and are permitted to go to selected schools that are participating in the cohort program. ... read more »
As Clinical Trials Halt, U.S. COVID Cases Surge
October 22, 2020
The difficulty in producing a vaccine for the deadly virus comes as a new wave of COVID-19 infection has begun. Data provided by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland revealed that the U.S. surpassed 51,000 new daily cases on Oct. 13, marking the first time in over two months that the number exceeded 50,000. ... read more »
CDC Greenlights Evictions Despite Continued Pandemic
October 22, 2020
Landlords can resume eviction proceedings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued clarifications to a previous executive order from President Donald Trump. A study conducted by Harvard University’s Department of Housing Studies revealed that half of Americans who rent are either severely rent-burdened or moderately rent-burdened. For African Americans and Hispanics, researchers at Harvard determined a triple pandemic for those communities. Black and Hispanic households were “much more likely to contract COVID-19, suffer lost income, and face housing insecurity as a result of the pandemic,” the researchers concluded. ... read more »
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Embracing Medical Science to Address Cancer’s Racial Disparities
October 22, 2020
Since my own cancer diagnosis and treatment, I have spent a good part of my life listening to and supporting Black women battling breast cancer. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Convenes Public Health professionals for Community Health Forum
October 22, 2020
Racism and inequality continue fueling coronavirus-related deaths among Black and Brown Angelenos. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson recently hosted a public forum for residents in South Los Angeles to hear directly from Black public health professionals about how to protect our community from COVID-19. ... read more »
Garcetti Says Trick-or-Treating Discouraged This Year But Not Banned
October 16, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti said today people should not participate in traditional Halloween trick-or-treating amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but didn't issue a ban on it. ``Halloween gatherings, events or parties with people outside your household are not (permitted),'' Garcetti said during his COVID-19 update from City Hall. ``Even if they happen outdoors, carnivals, festivals, live entertainment and haunted house attractions are not allowed either. Door-to- door trick-or-treating is not recommended as it makes social distancing nearly impossible.'' ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayors Cautions Residents to Stay Aligned with Social Distancing Guidelines as Halloween Approaches.
October 16, 2020
As the virus grows, so do the approach to stop it. The new way of celebration is limiting but it’s for the betterment and progression of the city. The community has to think as a whole and take in the accountability for everyone. Although public officials prepare for a surge in transmission due to Halloween celebration, the mayor mentioned, the next point on this plot will be up to the citizens checking for one another and socially distanced, but united in spirit. ... read more »
L.A. County Gives Updates on Safety Compliance Certification Program: Businesses Self-Certify and Train for COVID-19 Protocol
October 15, 2020
The self-certified training program starts with watching a video, then one would complete a brief survey after the training visual, lastly the business would receive an emailed certificate. This is operated by the Los Angeles County Health Department. The program is completely voluntary, but it is put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus among guest and staff. ... read more »
LA County Tightens Policy on Face Masks in Courthouses
October 15, 2020
Face masks with valves were banned in all Los Angeles County courthouses under an order issued today by the system's presiding judge.  The order issued by Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile also requires face masks to be worn under face shields except as required by a physician.  ``We all have gotten used to evolving science and public health guidance during the pandemic,'' Brazile said in a statement issued by the court. ... read more »
LA City Councilmember Curren Price Partners With GUARDaHEART To Offer No-Cost COVID-19 Antibody Testing To The South LA Community
October 12, 2020
Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price, who represents the 9th District, partners with GUARDaHEART Foundation to offer no-cost COVID-19 antibody testing to the South LA community and the surrounding areas. The COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 serology antibody tests are covered under the CARES Act and will be available to the community with or without insurance starting on Tuesday, October 13 through Thursday, October 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Councilmember Price’s District Office (4301 S. Central Ave.) ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti announces Collaboration with Microsoft and Starry, Six Months of Free Internet Looking to Connect the Los Angeles Community
October 10, 2020
This is a coalition between the Los Angeles City Mayor Administration, HACLA, Starry, and Microsoft. The objective is to grow from the tragedies presented from COVID-19. Mayor Garcetti recognized the reach to success can be amplified when there is unity between private sectors and public leadership. There is a lot of work to be done, but this benchmark in digital unity is looking to create a ripple affect across the community and beyond. ... read more »
Telemedicine Is Transforming Patient Care in California – With Some New Challenges
October 1, 2020
When Dr. Andrea Goings launched her mobile medical service, offering at-home doctor visits and virtual consultation sessions via video in 2016 in the Los Angeles area, she did not know that just four years later her business model would be more the norm than not.   ... read more »
Beutner: COVID-19 Numbers Still Too High to Reopen LAUSD Schools
October 1, 2020
Superintendent Austin Beutner said today that public schools in Los Angeles are not yet ready to reopen for in-person instruction amid the coronavirus, even as he detailed some of the challenges in virtual learning. ... read more »
Polls in the Pandemic: What Every California Voter Should Know Before Election Day
October 1, 2020
This November’s general election is set to be historic, not just because of the presidential race at a time when the American electorate is unusually polarized.   ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Reflects on Breonna Taylor Case Settlement; “More Work For Justice Has To Be Done.”
September 24, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke of transforming relationships and making investments in programs that foster progressive and mindful behavior among the community.  He called for the city to double their efforts in building a strong connection between resident and public officials.  Garcetti stated, “As we process today’s news, lets stay mindful of the words determination and peace that Breonna’s family has shared with us, day after day, that courage that they have shown. Let’s keep saying her name, lets never give up the fight for justice...” ... read more »
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