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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 »
New Homeless ‘Bridge’ Shelter Opens on San Pedro; L.A. County Provides $400,000 to Support COVID-19 Staffing
July 7, 2020
The unsheltered have been part of the most susceptible demographic to coronavirus, due to being exposed to the elements with no permanent protection to take refuge. July 6, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a conference “Confronting the Crisis,” announcing the opening of a bridge home shelter in San Pedro. Monetary resources are being funneled to areas that are imperative to fighting a global pandemic, L.A. County disclosed a commitment to testing site funding. ... 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. 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 »
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 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 »
L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force Contemplate July 4 Reopening; Over One Million Angelenos Applied for Unemployment
May 19, 2020
the L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force deliberated the possibility of reopening the Los Angeles economy on July 4. The task force is developing a “fast-track” plan to accommodate the progression of workflow and safety measurements. A multitude of businesses are looking to propose a motion to resume operating safely by July. ... read more »
Mental Health Awareness Month has begun; L.A. County Officials Announce Virtual Mental Health Resources Available during Coronavirus Pandemic
May 1, 2020
Friday, May 1. The Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center released new information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. The public officials announced their initiative to cope with COVID-19 Quarantine. They are announcing the WE RISE program is now completely virtual and available during the pandemic. Dr. Barbara Ferrer provided the most recent data behind the ethnicity relationship and fatal outcome of COVID-19. She also shared the latest news surrounding the positive cases in L.A. There is raising concern for those that are on the wrong side of the digital divide, who do not have access to the virtual world. There is much anticipation on what County Officials have in store for closing the technological gap in the post pandemic era. ... read more »
L.A. County Gathering Additional Data on COVID-19 Impact by Race, Ethnicity
April 16, 2020
``The fact that many communities of color fare poorly in health outcomes, and are more susceptible to COVID-19, is not an accident,'' Solis said. ``Decades of institutional racism have made our communities more vulnerable, so we must consider this reality in our policy solutions. We need our public health experts to keep robust data collection on COVID-19 patients to ensure resources are distributed equitably to high-need areas.'' ... read more »
Two Trillion-dollar federal relief bill passed through senate; Los Angeles County Officials provide projected update surrounding Corona Virus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger and Chair Pro Tem, Hilda Solis collaborate with the L.A. Public Health Department to disclose new developments regarding the COVID-19 virus. Considering the relief bill that passed through senate with no opposed vote, Los Angeles city officials decipher what this will mean for L.A. residents during this time of crisis. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials disclose update on housing solutions in light of COVID-19
March 22, 2020
Friday, March 20. Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the public health department, and the L.A. County fair Association shared new information regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The press conference was held at the Pomona Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & ... read more »
New L.A. city order passed, “Safer at Home, Stay at Home”
March 20, 2020
Thursday, March 19. county and city officials gathered to explain new California Executive Order N-33-20, also known as, “Safer at Home, Stay at home” order. The new state regulation mandates all non-essential businesses to comply with social distancing guidelines by closing, secondary businesses in L.A. will be closed until April 19, with a possibility of an extension. The Safer at home, stay at home order suspends “any public or private gatherings of any size that would occur outside of a single home.” There are occupations exempt from the juridical act of the stay home order. Jobs such as emergency personnel, first responders, and government employees are permitted to go to work in order to keep the city’s infrastructure. Mayor Garcetti expressed this “new way of living” will be beneficial for overall health and human preservation, it will also provide support in flattening the curve of the spread COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. Officials deliver update on COVID-19 for the Los Angeles Region
March 19, 2020
There has been city issued orders to close public placements, that includes restaurants, movie theaters, and bars. Health inspectors are out assuring exposed environments are compliant with social distancing guidelines. Barbara closed by showing gratitude to all essential service workers which include; grocery store employees, hospitals, pharmacist, first responders, public safety, and public health agencies, she recognized these groups are the foundation to maintaining the city’s infrastructure. ... read more »
L.A. County Declares State of Emergency for Coronavirus
March 6, 2020
Stressing that they were acting out of "an abundance of caution'' and not panic, Los Angeles city and county officials today declared a state of emergency for the novel coronavirus, as six new cases of the disease were revealed in the county in the last 48 hours. ... read more »
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