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Local Cities Should Support Affordable Housing Owners
July 2, 2020
As of 2019, the population of individuals experiencing homelessness has skyrocketed to 58,936 people in Los Angeles County alone. The homeless population in California reached 151,000 last year. The median price of a home in LA County was over $600,000 in 2019, and the average rent for a one bedroom was almost $2,000. ... read more »
L.A. County Public Officials Approved Nail Salons and other Hand-to-Hand Contact Services to Reopen.
June 18, 2020
Nail salons, spas, tattoo shops, casinos, bars, and wineries are now approved to reopen. The county shared that they see overall COVID-19 counts increasing, as testing capacity widens its threshold, there has been a steady decrease in deaths and hospitalizations. As of Thursday, Los Angeles County Health Department modified the Health Officer Order to include infection control and distancing standards for the hand-to-hand contact services that are previously listed. In some cases, these firms will have limited capacity. ... 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 »
Prioritize the Health of Black Americans
June 11, 2020
Public health concerns have taken a backseat in conversations about reopening our economy and returning to what we fondly remember as “normal life”. Memorial Day historically signals the unofficial start of summer and because COVID-19 cases were on the decline, many hoped it would also mark the beginning of a return to normalcy. Even before the Governor and Mayor began lifting restrictions, some residents dismissed the stay at home orders. On Memorial Day weekend, people flocked to beaches and parks in droves, hosted gatherings with more than ten people in attendance, and did so without wearing protective face masks. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters, HACLA Deliver Masks and COVID-19 Testing Info to Avalon Gardens Public Housing Residents
June 11, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) distributed non-surgical, washable masks and the location of local COVID-19 testing sites to residents of Avalon Gardens Public Housing Development on Friday, June 5. ... read more »
Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Dine-in Services are Approved to be Open Immediately; Los Angeles Enters Phase Two of COVID-19 Recovery
May 29, 2020
Today hair salons and barbershops can start opening for in-person appointments. The decision was based on upholding the basic requirements of hospital stability, testing capacity, and integrated social distancing health orders specific to each sector. Los Angeles is ranked to be in the advance stages of phase two of the states Resiliency Roadmap. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Commemorates First Shipment of N95 Masks from Honeywell 24-Million Mask Deal
May 28, 2020
Thursday, May 28, marks the preliminary arrival of N95 masks from the 24-million inventory deal with Honeywell. Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti commemorated the day by speaking at the allocation center where the masks are housed. ... read more »
Supervisors Vote to Appoint First Inspector General for Skilled Nursing Homes Amid COVID-19 Deaths
May 28, 2020
Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Kathryn Barger, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint – for the first time – an Inspector General to oversee skilled nursing facilities, which account for more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The Board also approved bringing in the Auditor-Controller to ensure closer monitoring of skilled nursing facilities immediately.   ... read more »
Dodger Stadium Looks to be the Largest Testing Site in America
May 26, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered news surrounding the biggest testing site in America at the Dodger Stadium; the site is equipped to test up to 6,000 people a day. With the current numbers confirming a level of stabilization, the mayor announced all retail store businesses are available for in-door shopping. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announces Largest COVID-19 Testing Site at the Dodger Stadium
May 22, 2020
There is a daily average of 940 new cases. Within the Los Angeles City, there were 450 new positive incidents of COVID-19, bringing the city’s total to 20,391 total reports. The infection rate before the Safer at Home initiative fell between a ratio of 3.0 to 5.0. Presently, the infection ratio sits at 1.0; These numbers help flatten the curve.  Over 433,000 Angelenos have been tested for coronavirus. ... read more »
AS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND APPROACHES, L.A. COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW OPENINGS OF BEACH BIKE PATHS, INDOOR MALL CURBSIDE SERVICE, AND PERMISSION FOR CAR PARADES
May 22, 2020
Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed. ... read more »
LOS ANGELES COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW WIFI LOCATOR TOOL TO HELP RESIDENTS GET ONLINE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
May 15, 2020
Los Angeles, CA (Friday, May 15, 2020) —  The ability to access the Internet has become a critical necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Internet access is key to schools’ online learning programs, and is the gateway that connects members of the public who are in need of Federal, State, and local emergency information and resources that are obtained online. ... read more »
L.A. City Mayor Responds to Governor Newsom’s Announcement of the Second Stage of the Economy Re-opening
May 5, 2020
Monday, May 4. The Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti provided the most recent information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Los Angeles is gearing to build the economy back up. There are predictions of a second and third wave of the spread of coronavirus, as some Angelenos are set to head back to work within the coming weeks. Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses concerns of the financial instability the city is currently in. The Mayor is looking at the numbers and data surrounding this pandemic; the science and test results behind coronavirus governs the next move. Eric Garcetti speaks about hopes he has during this dark time. Mayor Garcetti shared how the announcement of Governor Newsom’s framework will directly influence Los Angeles. ... read more »
New COVID-19 Testing Updates from Los Angeles Department of Health Opens Eligibility to Asymptomatic Individuals
May 1, 2020
Thursday, April 30. Los Angeles Public Officials provided news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. L.A. is entering phase two of the California state governor’s four-phase plan to open the economy system. Director of Health Christina Ghaly provided clarification and new information regarding testing guidelines at the local testing sites. The Department of Health Services is the entity responsible for testing operations within the Los Angeles County. ... read more »
L.A. County Leadership say that “Testing Accessibility” is their Biggest Defense against Disproportionate COVID-19 Death Rate among African Americans
April 29, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, the Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center resumed their gathering after an adjusted schedule yesterday, The L.A. Board of Supervisors held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss an action plan. The plan outlines a foreseeable future in the post pandemic era. Aligned with the California State Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles is looking to open low risk brick-and-mortars within the next coming weeks. L.A. County Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer, provided the most recent data behind the ethnicity relationship and fatal outcome of COVID-19. There is an undeniable call for action to close the gap in resources within underserved communities. High anticipation is surrounding the images envisioned around the new economy and city infrastructure in the post pandemic era. ... read more »
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