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LA County Returns to `Strongly Recommending’ Masks Indoors as COVID Cases Rise
November 18, 2022
With COVID-19 infection rates sharply increasing since the beginning of November, Los Angeles County has returned to ``strongly recommending'' that people wear masks in all indoor public settings. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente West L.A. Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
October 27, 2022
Kaiser Permanente Southern California facilities, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, are encouraging community members to participate in “ ... ” on Saturday, October 29, ... read more »
Pandemic or Not, We Need More COVID-19 Preparedness
October 20, 2022
President Biden declared the pandemic is over, then quickly backtracked. Unfortunately, his premature word choice undermines the ongoing efforts to prepare the country for future outbreaks. Even before the statement, Congress denied funding to prepare America for the next outbreak. ... read more »
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New Bivalent Boosters Adds Protection from Omicron Variant Ahead of Predicted Surge  
September 15, 2022
California has started administering updated COVID-19 booster shots after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the use of new versions of boosters of the vaccine for people aged 12 and older. ... read more »
Doctors, Researchers Say Virus Will Be Around for Foreseeable Future 
September 8, 2022
The COVID-19 virus was discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. To date, over 90 million cases have been recorded and more than 1 million Americans have died from the disease. After more than two years, COVID-19 doesn’t look like it’s going away.   ... read more »
Indoor Masking Mandate May Return to LA County 
July 28, 2022
Los Angeles County is poised to return to requiring the wearing of indoor masks on Friday, July 29. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D., MPH, MEd, announced during a recent press conference that if the county remains at the high virus-activity level as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for two consecutive weeks, the indoor mask mandate will return.   ... read more »
Cautious Parents Weigh Decision to Give Children Under Five COVID Vaccine
June 30, 2022
Antonio and Tenaja Kizzie, a San Diego area couple, are parents of a three-year-old daughter. ... read more »
Mothers In Action and Black Health Matters Host Mobile Screening Event
April 7, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, Mothers in Action partnered with Black Health Matters to provide mobile digital mammograms to the Los Angeles community. Screenings were distributed from 8:30 a.m. ... read more »
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Life Celebration Planned for Thomas Gibbs
April 7, 2022
Thomas Christopher Gibbs, 89, born to Joe “Jodie” and Anna Gibbs on February 19, 1933, in Compton, California, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 27, 2022. He resided in Sun Village, California at the time of his passing. ... read more »
Protecting Kids from COVID-19 Protects Us All
March 16, 2022
Children’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus in schools, social events, and in family settings puts them, their loved ones and communities at greater risk for infection, making their vaccination more important than ever. ... read more »
Face Masks Will Remain Mandatory in L.A. County Courthouses
February 24, 2022
Face masks will remain mandatory in all Los Angeles County courthouses despite the county easing an indoor mask mandate as of tomorrow for those vaccinated against COVID-19, court officials said today. ... read more »
LAUSD to Lift Outdoor Mask Mandate for Students, Staff Today
February 23, 2022
After initially resisting county guidance regarding mask-wearing outdoors, the Los Angeles Unified School District today dropped its COVID-19 mandate that students and staff wear face coverings while outside on campuses. ... read more »
As Mandates End, State, Counties Unmask With Caution
February 16, 2022
 On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the statewide indoor mask mandate for vaccinated Californians expired.    ... read more »
te Organizations Applaud Legislation to Support Children Impacted by COVID-19
February 9, 2022
GRACE/End Child Poverty in California (ECPCA), and Liberation in a Generation – two anti-poverty organizations working in California – praise the introduction of the Hope, Opportunity, Perseverance, and Empowerment (HOPE) forChildren Act of 2022 (or SB 854) by Senator Nancy Skinner in the California State Senate. ... read more »
Mothers In Action: Free COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters, and Testing to Bring In Black History Month
February 3, 2022
The start of Black History Month facilitated a coming together of Mothers In Action (MIA), Taste of Soul, Brotherhood Crusade, and the Los Angeles Sentinel. ... read more »
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