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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 »
Check Your Breast
March 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released that Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. One in eight women born today will have breast cancer in their lifetime, however, many women still lack proper education on breast health.   ... 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 »
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Flu Shot Versus COVID Shot: Why Your Child Should Receive Both 
January 27, 2022
If the child is eligible, both vaccines can and should be given for the health and safety of the child. The flu shot can be given at the same time as the COVID vaccine, or any time before or after.  There is no evidence that timing of when these two vaccines are given affects the efficacy of either one. ... read more »
Calif. Officials: Get Booster Shot; Celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday Safely
November 25, 2021
On Saturday, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup  completed a separate review of the federal government’s approval process for the booster shots and also recommended that “individuals 18 or older who have completed their primary vaccination series,” take the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna boosters. ... read more »
More Black Californians Taking COVID Shot as U.S. Reviews Vaccines for Younger Kids
October 28, 2021
Black Californians have joined Black Americans around the country in closing the COVID-19 vaccine equity gap. ... read more »
CDC Study Shows Effectiveness of Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents
October 28, 2021
The study found that recipients of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine proved highly effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalization among those 12-to-18-years-old. ... read more »
US details new international COVID-19 travel requirements
October 25, 2021
Two weeks before a new vaccination requirement kicks in for most foreign travelers to the U.S., the Biden administration detailed the new international COVID-19 air travel polices, including exemptions for kids, and new federal contact tracing requirements. Beginning on Nov. 8, foreign, non-immigrant adults traveling to the United States will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with limited exceptions, and all travelers will need to be tested for the virus before boarding an aircraft to the U.S., with tightened restrictions for those who are not fully vaccinated. ... read more »
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CDC Awards Money to Community Health Services Fighting COVID-19
September 9, 2021
Multiple organizations receive funding to help health workers in communities hard hit by COVID-19. ... read more »
A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON COVID-19 TESTING Dr. Erika Flores Uribe, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
August 25, 2021
Getting tested for COVID-19 helps you know if you have the coronavirus and prevents you from spreading it to your family, friends, and community. If you test positive, isolate yourself so that you don’t spread it. Let people you have been around know, so that they too can quarantine and get tested. This is how we can stop the virus from spreading and prevent future COVID-19 surges. ... read more »
Alarming CDC Memo Reveals Vaccinated Individuals Spread Delta Variant as Much as the Unvaccinated
August 5, 2021
The virus is once again surging across the US — especially in areas where fewer people are “The number of cases we have now is higher than any number we had on any given day last summer,” Walensky told CNN. ... read more »
Cal Top Educator Tony Thurmond Says Schools on Track for Safe Reopening
July 29, 2021
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond says school districts across the state are prepared to open safely in the fall even as COVID-19 cases surge in California and around the country. The new spike in COVID-19 positive rates across the state are driven by infections involving the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
President Biden, Chaka Khan and Others Celebrate Black Press at NNPA Convention
July 1, 2021
The President extolled the virtues of Black-owned newspapers and media companies ... read more »
Two Masks Better Than One? CDC Revises Guidance For COVID Face Coverings
February 12, 2021
Residents in the Southland and across the country have been urged for nearly a year to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID- 19, but federal health authorities today said people should consider wearing two. ... read more »
Cedars-Sinai Launches COVID-19 Testing at Three Urgent Care Clinics
December 10, 2020
Cedars-Sinai announced that it has launched COVID-19 testing at its three urgent care clinics in Playa Vista, Culver City and Beverly Hills. ... read more »
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