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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 »
Los Angeles has escalated to ‘Level Orange,’ COVID-19 reaching Severe Spikes in Younger Demographics
July 8, 2020
The necessities for flattening the curve was emphasized, there has been a temporarily closure of indoor operations at restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, card rooms, zoos, aquariums and museums.  L.A. County officials continue to stress wearing face coverings, hand washing, and social distancing. The numbers reflect hospitalization is on the rise, the pressure to prevent increased measurements of COVID-19 continues to grow. The city is now in level orange and if it shifts to red, there will be a mandated safer at home order put in place. ... read more »
Kacie Strategies Hosts Virtual Round Table Addressing Racial Inequities with Los Angeles Executive Director of Civil and Human Rights Department
July 8, 2020
Kacie Strategies Media Relations invited Los Angeles Executive Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department Capri Maddox to discuss the physical changes within city government that looks to bring equality and justice for all residents of L.A.; in addition to being the pioneer in meaningful steps towards equality for other cities to follow. ... 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 »
L.A. County Encourages the Use of Next-Day Testing Appointments; Multiple Disparities Realized Due to COVID-19
June 24, 2020
The county board of supervisors and L.A. Public Health Department delivered news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Looking at the numbers, death rates are reducing, and hospitalization has been steady. However, amid the community, transmission and the spread of COVID-19 has been increasing. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Officials Announce Additional Facilities that Look to Open This Week; L.A. Enters ‘Phase Three’ the State’s Resilience Roadmap
June 10, 2020
key economic sectors such as museums, day camps, and fitness centers are looking to open by June 12. The health order is looking to be modified on Thursday, June 11 to review plans from listed sectors, and confirm they are aligned with the social distancing platform set by the public health department and the state. ... 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 »
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. Public Officials Announce New Openings of Beach Bike Paths, Indoor Mall Curbside Service, and Permission for Car Parades.
May 22, 2020
Public officials are looking for ways to make life safer amid this viral pandemic, earlier today L.A. County announced three new openings in light of the holiday weekend. Beach bike paths, malls, and indoor retail shoppes are now open for curbside pickup. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Acknowledge the Inequality of Resources within Underserved Communities Escalated After COVID-19
May 21, 2020
Public officials acknowledged that COVID-19 has magnified the struggle within underserved communities. The goal is to find a new way to equality and recovery, at a safe distance. Supervisor Hilda Solis stated, “Economic recovery cannot come at the expense of more lives,” Los Angeles Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer disclosed the latest numbers behind the positive cases of coronavirus and the fluctuating death rate due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Health Department Continue to Study Disproportionate Death Rates Within Underserved Communities
May 19, 2020
Looking at the effects of COVID-19 within race and ethnicity, the data reflects the disproportionate death rate and financial fall within the African American and Latino communities. Black people make up 7% of the positive cases and 12% of the county rate, even though only 8% of the L.A. population are African American. An in-depth study presented those who lived below the poverty line, had three times the rate of death from COVID-19. ... read more »
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