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LA County Revisits the Importance of Mental Health After COVID-19 Surge; The Work of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health is ‘Amplified’ Due to Current State of Pandemic
November 13, 2020
As news of an increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus arises, it has also heightened the senses of worry about what more can be endured, the outbreak has been a rollercoaster filled with twists and turns. There has been extreme strain put on everyone to have stability and a light shined on the overall quality of life. The County of Los Angeles continue the stride to move into the unknown but with more resources to get the mental help needed on the journey to a new frontier. ... 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 »
Los Angeles County Announces Millions of Dollars Will Be Put Towards COVID-19 Related Challenges, To Fight Them Head-On
September 16, 2020
There is a need for all residents to come together. There is no room for lack of support when multiple livelihoods are looking at the bottom of their barrel.  All public officials took a united front and supported the message of compassion to spread across Los Angeles. ... read more »
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Two Sheriff’s Deputies Shot in Compton; Los Angeles County sets $100,000 Reward for Any Information
September 15, 2020
Los Angeles is experiencing turbulence amid residents and those sworn to protect them. Chairwoman Barger disclosed that two LAPD deputies were ambushed over the weekend. Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and Barger are offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to a capture of those who committed the violence. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Remains “Cautiously Hopeful” as COVID-19 Data Reflects a Decrease in Key Benchmarks
August 17, 2020
The public health director explained that the decrease in numbers and signs of stabilization are due to the hard work the community did in unity. Businesses and residents that created a space of compliance and concern for safety is reflecting on a county scale. Although the public health department remains cautious, they also remain hopeful of the community and the continual unity in stopping the spread of coronavirus. The county will continue to monitor key benchmarks in hopes of seeing the numbers continue to decrease.   ... read more »
The Department of Health Services will Lease Medical Space to Respond to Health Issues in South East Los Angeles
August 5, 2020
Solis introduced a motion that passed on Tuesday; the Department of Health Services will lease medical space to respond to health issues in south east Los Angeles. At this new health center there will be primary care providers, nurses, case managers, case navigators, and other caring personnel to provide health services during COVID-19 and after the pandemic. ... read more »
L.A. County-Supported Testing Sites Continue To Expand; Targeting Vulnerable Communities
August 3, 2020
The L.A. Public Health Department remains on high alert, the trends surrounding coronavirus continue to fluctuate. Dr. Ferrer confirmed that closing in-door dining and bars worked; latest numbers are reflecting signs that Los Angeles is breaking the speed of increased cases. Ferrer emphasized the main goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. County focuses on Equity and Providing Comprehensive Solutions to the Imbalances Among Different Ethnicities
July 29, 2020
Public officials acknowledged the imbalance in resources among communities, “We all need to take actions to eliminate the disproportionality, that’s devastating some of our communities,” Stated Dr.Ferrer. ... read more »
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Los Angeles County Reimagines School Education System and Partner with School Districts to Create Plans for Resurgence
July 27, 2020
Chairwoman of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Kathryn Barger spoke about the school year that is vastly approaching, there is a social and economic out-turn during this pandemic. School closure has played a significant role in changing the role of education and family dynamics. California state Governor Newsom has acknowledged the customized approach that is needed for the future development of students and education. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Officials Trace COVID-19 Escalation to Group Gatherings on July 4
July 20, 2020
Chairwoman of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Kathryn Barger stated that recent rise in positive cases can be linked to events that took place on July 4, results in spread show up 2-3 weeks after a person has contracted the virus. “We cannot stress this enough; we need everyone to do their part and adhere to all the guidelines public health officials have put in place to keep Los Angeles county safe.” ... read more »
Los Angeles Responds to High Demand for Testing Availability; DHS Looks to Open New Testing Sites in Disproportionate Areas
July 15, 2020
Department of Health Services are working swiftly to cover areas that are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. There is a “geographically approach” to add new testing site locations. Test results are showing that the Black and LatinX community are experience more fatal cases than other ethnicities. ... read more »
Gyms, Personal Services, Offices, and Places of Worship Looking to Close Down Due to COVID-19 Spike
July 13, 2020
Statistics show an escalation in hospitalization, positive cases, and the overall community death rate is still in the double digits. Latest numbers surrounding coronavirus shared on July 13, reflected 13 additional deaths, all of them were between the ages of 65 and over, nine of the victims had underlining health conditions. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the L.A. County to 3,822. ... read more »
Highest COVID-19 Case Count Over Holiday Weekend; Over 7,000 Tested Positive
July 6, 2020
Monday, July 6, L.A. Public officials provided an update on current levels of escalation in the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to maintain control over the spread of COVID-19, Los Angeles leaders took a “hard pause” and closed down beaches, piers, bike trails, and outdoor dining in order to limit access to large gatherings this past holiday weekend. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces the Launch of Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites
June 23, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the deployment of mobile testing units. With the launch of the mobile testing program, the construction of the site is to be flexible to the need and the current moment. This partnership adds to the list of 23 testing sites that are ran by the city and the county. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Health Department Confirms Significant Increase in the Spread of COVID-19
June 22, 2020
Monday, June 22, Los Angeles County Officials shared updated news regarding the coronavirus outbreak. The numbers reflect a level of stabilization, but the current daily rate has been showing significant increase in community transmission. ... read more »
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