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COVID Vaccine/Test Mandate at Large LACo Outdoor Events Taking Effect
October 7, 2021
A new county health order will take effect late tonight requiring anyone aged 12 and over attending a large-scale outdoor event in Los Angeles County with 10,000 people or more -- such as college and pro football games -- to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test taken within 72 hours. ... read more »
The World Health Organization is Calling for Equitable Access to Vaccines and More
September 23, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of nearly 5 million people around the globe and is still active. The World Health Organization (WHO) urged leaders attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to guarantee equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and other life-saving tools to be prepared for future pandemics. ... read more »
Public Health Calls for More Vaccinations, COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Reaches Milestone
September 16, 2021
While vaccination rates slightly increase, AB 832 is helping households struggling during the pandemic. ... read more »
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LA County Again Reviewing COVID Guidelines For Youth Sports Athletes, Staff
August 23, 2021
Los Angeles County health officials today were taking another look at COVID-19 safety rules for youth sports, just days after posting guidelines that mandated weekly testing for players and staff, regardless of vaccination status, and required mask-wearing during indoor athletic events. ... read more »
Mitchell Joins LA-Tech to Connect South L.A. Youth with Industry Careers
July 22, 2021
L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell announced a new initiative to connect 100 South L.A. youth to careers in the tech industry. ... read more »
Public Health Monitors Variant Outbreaks, Urge Students to Get Vaccinated Before School Year
July 15, 2021
Los Angeles County is still dealing with the Delta Variant of COVID-19 as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) stated they were investigating 55 ongoing outbreaks earlier this week, which had risen from 44 reported a month ago. These numbers according to Public Health are lower than what was observed in February, but vaccinations are still being recommended at the best safety precaution against the variant. ... read more »
DPSS Launches Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Campaign in the Fight Against Food Insecurity
May 6, 2021
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round. ... read more »
COVID-19 Surge Concerns L.A. County Health Officials and Warns Public to Follow Restrictions
December 3, 2020
The latest surge is bigger than the last and public officials warn it could get worse if the public doesn’t do its part in fighting COVID-19. ... read more »
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L.A. County Votes to Settle Ryan Twyman DIS Shooting for $3.9 Million
November 12, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve a $3.9 million settlement of a federal lawsuit brought by the family of Ryan Twyman, an unarmed 24-year-old Compton man shot to death in his car by sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook. ... read more »
Los Angeles City and County Officials Join USC Schaeffer to Launch COVID-19 Rapid Testing Pilot
October 29, 2020
Pilot will explore use of rapid testing among first responders and school-aged children ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Launch STAY HOUSED L.A. COUNTY
September 17, 2020
Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the county of Los Angeles, legal aid groups and community-based organizations to provide emergency support to tenants in need. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Channels 100-Million Dollars into Renter’s Assistance
June 25, 2020
Mayor Garcetti is looking for ways to change the narrative for underserved and overlooked groups within the city, through multiple levels of resources that include renters assistance, Angeleno Cards, and a number of programs geared towards families that are currently experiencing their darkest days.Garcetti declared 100-million dollars towards renters relief program. ... read more »
Davion Pilgrim says There is Still Time for Unity; 16-year Old Talks About the Power of Peace in Protest
June 2, 2020
Davion Pilgrim, a 16-year old student from Morning Side High school shared his story of recently being racially profiled and accused of gang affiliation by the police. He is an athlete and president of the youth department at Greater Zion Church in Compton. Pilgrim promoted Conversations of understanding are needed. ... 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 »
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