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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 »
COVID-19 Related Deaths Reach 3,000; L.A. County Officials Looking for Safest Way to Reopen.
June 19, 2020
Los Angeles County Officials continue to emphasize the importance of taking precautionary steps towards opening the economy. As of June 18, Nail salons, spas, tattoo shops, casinos, bars, and wineries are now approved to reopen. The threat of coronavirus is still present, L.A. County officials look for the safest ways to gain economic recovery. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Look at Sector Task Force for Guidance Towards Economic Recovery
June 15, 2020
Monday June 15, Los Angeles County Officials delivered news surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the city takes steps towards recovery, the numbers behind the spread of virus continues to fluctuate. Public officials are monitoring the data collected behind tests and hospitalization to cultivate an idea on the current severity of the virus. ... read more »
L.A. Director of Public Health Acknowledges Systemic Racism as a Health Concern; COVID-19 Death Rates Still in Double-Digits.
June 12, 2020
Los Angeles Director of Public Barbara Ferrer touched on the responsibility her department has taken to eradicate systemic racism, “ I want to extend my deep appreciation and support in calling out racism as the public health issue, and this is magnified during the COVID-19 Pandemic..." ... read more »
L.A. County Plans to Open Additional Key Public Spaces; Schools, Museums, and Day Camps Look to be Operational by June 12.
June 8, 2020
Road maps from leading sectors are under county review, to continue the forward direction into economic recovery. Aligned with the guidance from the state, Los Angeles is looking to open more key sectors this month, approximately by June 12. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Acknowledge the Black Community have been Hit Harder During COVID-19, in More Ways Than One.
June 5, 2020
Friday, June 5, Public officials shared the latest news behind the COVID-19 Pandemic. Supervisor Soils acknowledged the hardest who have been hit are people of color. The death rate within African Americans is 31 deaths per 100,000 people. In comparison to the white community, there are 15 deaths per 100,000 people. If everyone shared the same statistics within the white ethnicity, Los Angeles would see 754 fewer deaths. ... read more »
Los Angeles Director of Public Health Links Murder of George Floyd to Injustice Seen Within the Black Community Facing COVID-19
June 1, 2020
Numbers surrounding coronavirus shared on Monday, June 1, reflected 22 additional deaths. The racial background collected from a number of fatal cases shown 12% were African American. Ferrer expressed the lifetime of stress associated with being black in America, contribute to the health conditions found in the collective culture and it starts at birth. ... read more »
L.A. County Starts to Move Rapidly into Economic Recovery; COVID-19 Related Death Rate Remains the Same
May 27, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, will mark the day retail stores across L.A. are available for indoor shopping since coronavirus took hold of the city. Permitted activities now include the gathering of faith-based services, all retail including those located in-doors can operate at 50% capacity. Dr. Ferrer provided the latest numbers surrounding coronavirus. As of Wednesday, May 27, there were 53 additional deaths, 35 of these individuals were between the ages of 65 and over. ... read more »
L.A. County is Expecting to have a “Fast Track” Plan by the End of June, In Order to Re-open Diverse Businesses by July
May 20, 2020
L.A. County is in collaboration with the leaders in different branches of business, developing a “fast-track” plan to accommodate the progression of workflow. A multitude of businesses are looking to propose a motion to resume operating safely by July. Sectors looking to be liberated by July 4 include Bio-science, hospitality, education, and entertainment. ... read more »
Millions of dollars will be allocated towards rental assistance for Multiple L.A. Areas.
May 14, 2020
Supervisor Hilda Solis allocated 1.6 million dollars towards rental assistance for her district. The first district includes downtown L.A., Pomona, Eagle Rock, and South Gate. The relief will be three thousand dollars over the course of three months. ... read more »
L.A. County’s First Step into Recovery; Thousands of Businesses Open for Curbside Pickup
May 8, 2020
Friday, May 8, marks the first step for a new economic reality. Thousands of non-essential local businesses opened today for the first time since the Safer at Home Order, that began in March. As of May 8, Florists, car dealers, places that sell toys, books, clothing, sporting goods, and music stores can be open for curbside pickup service. The Los Angeles County reiterated the critical safety measures that must be taken during this time. The Director of Public Health shared the latest statistics surrounding COVID-19 in L.A. County. The public officials are still constructing a plan for a gradual recovery, as new information surfaces about coronavirus. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Health Department Announces Guidelines in place for Businesses to Follow as L.A. Prepares for Economic Recovery
May 6, 2020
Tuesday May 5. Los Angeles Public Officials disclose charitable news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. L.A. is preparing for a gradual recovery of local businesses and community locations. There is concern of what guidance will be provided from the health department. The decisions made by city leaders continue to be guided by the data collected by the department of health services, and other professional medical personnel. Director of public health Barbara Ferrer delivers updated numbers that represent positive cases and death rates within the Los Angeles County. All public officials stressed the importance of the requirements of social distancing as L.A. approaches a new way of operating businesses. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Announces 38 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 691 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
May 2, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 38 new deaths and 691 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-eight people who died were over the age of 65 years old, seven people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Twenty-eight people had underlying health conditions including 23 people over the age of 65 years old, four people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Two deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Collaborate with USC Research Program; Results show Extreme Increase in COVID-19 Case Rate
April 20, 2020
Monday, April 20. Los Angeles City Officials welcomed lead researcher Neeraj Sood from University of Southern California. He provided in depth scientific research about COVID-19. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health disclosed updated statistics surrounding the coronavirus outbreak happening across the Los Angeles Region. The results from the research conducted by USC discovered that L.A. is still in the preliminary stages of the pandemic. ... read more »
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