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L.A. County Launches ‘WiFi Finder’ to Reduce Digital Divide During COVID-19
May 15, 2020
The L.A. County acknowledged the critical necessity for internet to be widely available across Los Angeles. Schools and other academic programs are only accessible online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to American Community Survey Data for L.A. County, approximately 210,000 children have a computer. However, they do not have access to a broadband, nearly 300,000 students do not have internet access.The L.A. Board of Supervisors announced the WiFi Finder; a tool co-created by the 2-1-1 and LA County, equips L.A. County residents with a “one-stop approach to getting access.” ... read more »
New Safer at Home Order Issued; Director of Public Health Clarifies COVID-19 Recovery Misconceptions
May 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, The L.A. Emergency Operation Center clarified what the Safer at Home extension means for the residents of Los Angeles. Dr. Ferrer cleared the air of what was said yesterday and shared the latest statistics developed by the current test results of COVID-19. ... read more »
BHERC ‘Operation Love’ Aids Union Rescue Mission During COVID-19
April 22, 2020
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) continued its “Operation Love” outreach April 19, with a drive to collect toilet paper for the Union Rescue Mission (URM). ... read more »
True Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Help COVID-19 Patients
April 17, 2020
True Zion Baptist Church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Western Province), in partnership with BestBuy, are donating hundreds of phone chargers to two local hospitals to provide a way for patients to stay in contact with friends and family. ... read more »
COVID-19 Claims Lives of Local and National Faith Leaders
April 15, 2020
The devastating impact of coronavirus pandemic transcends all boundaries and the faith community is no exception.  Since the end of March, several religious leaders in Los Angeles and across the nation have passed away due to COVID-19, ... read more »
Parable Amid the Pandemic – Being Resurrection!
April 15, 2020
The swiftness, severity and scale of the Coronavirus pandemic has challenged humanity to hit both the pause and reset buttons. Accompanied by fatality and anxiety, uncertainty and vulnerability, ... read more »
Governor Newsom Outlines Steps to Protect Residents and Employees of California Nursing Home & Residential Care Facilities
April 11, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today outlined steps California is taking to protect the residents and employees of the more than 1,224 skilled nursing facilities and 7,461 residential care facilities across the state. Building on the state’s early action to protect these facilities, California has trained and is deploying 600 nurses to support compliance with COVID-19 guidance, and state staff is calling nursing homes across the state daily to provide support. ... read more »
Public Order “Stay at Home” has been extended; L.A. Officials share new requirements that follow the extension
April 10, 2020
Another update within testing for COVID-19, 1,000 random L.A. residents will be tested with a serologic or an antibody test. This test does not detect the actual virus, it detects the triggered antibodies surrounding the virus. It will be able to detect current or past infections. This will be able to determine who may have had the virus in the past, but never revealed any symptoms. The random testing will be going on for the next few months. The last update was the use of cloth coverings, wearing some type of covering while being outside was highly stressed. It is recommended that the cloth covers be made of cotton. Before putting on your face, it is suggested to wash your hands. Children that are two and under should not use cloth face coverings and parents should monitor available coverings for young children. The new updates behind the Stay at Home order assist L.A. County Officials prepare for the recovery stages of COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby Hosts Coronavirus Q&A on Instagram Live
April 9, 2020
During that chat, he also formally announced the launch of a new program that will allow first responders in L.A. County to virtually correspond with healthcare providers and receive real-time advice on how a patient with mild symptoms of COVID-19 can treat at home. Referred to as the Telemedicine Program, the video-conferencing tool is being used to minimize exposure and alleviate the volume of responses to those with mild symptoms while providing at-home solutions for care and recovery. ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Responds to Judicial Council’s Decision to Set Zero Bail Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
April 6, 2020
“I applaud the Chief Justice and the Judicial Council for adopting a statewide zero bail for people charged with most misdemeanors and low-level felonies,” District Attorney Lacey said. “In Los Angeles County, we implemented a zero-bail measure last week that allows us to further reduce the number of people in county jails and courthouses. I appreciate the collaboration among criminal justice leaders in Los Angeles County that has resulted in the rapid deployment of new and innovative approaches as we work to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community." ... read more »
L.A. Schools Are Closed for the Rest of The Academic School Year, Corona Virus Sheds Light on the Digital Divide
April 2, 2020
Thursday, April 2. The L.A. County Office of Education disclosed emergency protocols that are taking place within the Los Angeles school system. Based on the recommendation from the California State Governor, academic curriculum will remain virtually achievable for the remainder of the school year. The L.A. Office County of Education shared how this will affect the 80 school districts that are in the Los Angeles region. The Emergency Operation Center recognized the stress that will contribute to parents and care givers who are now responsible for facilitating a virtual hub of education for their child. Director of Public Health shared the most recent data surrounding COVID-19. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces New Help for Small Businesses & Workers Displaced by COVID-19
April 2, 2020
Beginning tomorrow, California small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can apply for a loan from the federal government for up to $10 million. Importantly, the program is first-come, first-serve and the Governor encourages all eligible California small businesses to contact their lender to learn more. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Homes, Small Businesses from Water Shutoffs
April 2, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that will restrict water shutoffs to homes and small businesses while the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Provides Updated Guidance to Address the Urgent Need for Blood During the Pandemic
April 2, 2020
Based on recently completed studies and epidemiologic data, the FDA has concluded that current policies regarding certain donor eligibility criteria can be modified without compromising the safety of the blood supply. Therefore, the FDA is revising recommendations in several guidances regarding blood donor eligibility. These changes are being put forth for immediate implementation and are expected to remain in place after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, with any appropriate changes based on comments we receive and our experience implementing the guidances. At this time, the alternatives to certain donor eligibility requirements being provided generally will apply only for the duration of the declared pandemic. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Statement on Death of Santa Rosa Police Detective
April 2, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Santa Rosa Police Department Detective Marylou Armer: ... read more »
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