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COVID-19 on the rise; Los Angeles City Mayor Issues a ‘Hard Pause’ on Reopening Anymore Businesses
July 2, 2020
L.A. has seen a resurgence of outdoor activity, there has been added testing sites to handle the projected rise in positive cases. Gradually, Los Angeles has been opening different sectors in the work industry with the modified health directives. They serve as the armor against the spread of COVID-19 between guests and staff members. Small businesses are advised to open only when they are aligned with the public health mandates. ... 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 »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces the Launch of Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites
June 23, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the deployment of mobile testing units. With the launch of the mobile testing program, the construction of the site is to be flexible to the need and the current moment. This partnership adds to the list of 23 testing sites that are ran by the city and the county. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announces ‘Thermal Cameras’ will be Online at Tom Bradley Terminal in LAX
June 22, 2020
The Los Angeles City mayor touched on the significance June 23 brings, LAX will begin piloting a thermal camera technology. The device will be able to track body temperatures of guests, noting anything that is over 100.3 degrees. Garcetti disclosed that fevers are one of the leading symptoms of coronavirus. ... read more »
Farm Box Grab and GO Distributed over 3,000 Boxes to Residents in Compton
June 20, 2020
Farm Box Grab and Go Food Program distributed more than 3,000 boxes to residents in Compton. This was an eight-week partnership between First Five L.A., Best Start, Community Health Councils (CHC), and SEE-LA (Sustainable Economic Enterprise.) ... 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. City Mayor Looking to Combat Potential Waves of Homelessness Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
June 18, 2020
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the city began receiving necessary aid and grants to house people who were experiencing homelessness. The formula that left so many people unsheltered is when trauma meets unmanageable living costs. Over 20,000 Angelenos were housed last year, nearly 430-million dollars of the city budget will focus on the needs of the unsheltered. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Look at Sector Task Force for Guidance Towards Economic Recovery
June 15, 2020
Monday June 15, Los Angeles County Officials delivered news surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the city takes steps towards recovery, the numbers behind the spread of virus continues to fluctuate. Public officials are monitoring the data collected behind tests and hospitalization to cultivate an idea on the current severity of the virus. ... read more »
L.A. Director of Public Health Acknowledges Systemic Racism as a Health Concern; COVID-19 Death Rates Still in Double-Digits.
June 12, 2020
Los Angeles Director of Public Barbara Ferrer touched on the responsibility her department has taken to eradicate systemic racism, “ I want to extend my deep appreciation and support in calling out racism as the public health issue, and this is magnified during the COVID-19 Pandemic..." ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Discusses New Channels of Funding in Light of a Three- Layered Crisis, in Health, Finance, and Social Concern
June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti examined the progressive steps that will take place within the city budget. Garcetti acknowledged the three-layered crisis the world is experiencing together; health, economic, and social concerns have all increased and shown the perilous threat they have if left unchanged. ... 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 »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Looks to Find 250-Million Dollars of Cuts in the City Budget, for Police Reform and New Opportunities in Underserved Communities.
June 4, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he has responded to Obama’s call for action and signed the Mayor’s Pledge. The mayor updated the community with the current status of safety measures that will take affect immediately. The mayor was joined by Eileen Decker, President of the Los Angeles Police Commission. She spoke of the review and revision in the police department. ... read more »
Los Angeles Looks to Rebuild Swiftly after Damage from Uprising and Looting; Over 100 Businesses Affected.
June 1, 2020
The small businesses in L.A. are suffering the most, the damage from the looting and destruction impacts employees who were looking to start re-building a life with a consistent paycheck. They were counting on conditions improving, only to be met with property damage and uncertainty. The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has been conducting safety assessments to property owners who request one at no cost. ... 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 »
500 National Guard Personnel will Join the LAPD to Protect the Community from Violence and Looting
May 31, 2020
Garcetti explained that the small percentage of people who are causing destruction, are hi-jacking a moment and movement and re-directing the focus away from the cause. Tactics and strategies are geared to maintain order, further measures have been taken to gain control over the violence happening across the city. ... read more »
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