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Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer
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 »
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 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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Over Ninety Percent of COVID-19 Victims With Preexisting Medical Conditions Have Died.
May 18, 2020
Public officials reiterated the importance of wearing a mask and keeping a six-foot distance from everyone is essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Ferrer shared Monday, May 18, there were 18 additional deaths, 15 of these individuals were between the ages of 65 and over, 12 of them with underlining health conditions. ... read more »
L.A. County Launches ‘WiFi Finder’ to Reduce Digital Divide During COVID-19
May 15, 2020
The L.A. County acknowledged the critical necessity for internet to be widely available across Los Angeles. Schools and other academic programs are only accessible online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to American Community Survey Data for L.A. County, approximately 210,000 children have a computer. However, they do not have access to a broadband, nearly 300,000 students do not have internet access.The L.A. Board of Supervisors announced the WiFi Finder; a tool co-created by the 2-1-1 and LA County, equips L.A. County residents with a “one-stop approach to getting access.” ... read more »
New Safer at Home Order Issued; Director of Public Health Clarifies COVID-19 Recovery Misconceptions
May 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, The L.A. Emergency Operation Center clarified what the Safer at Home extension means for the residents of Los Angeles. Dr. Ferrer cleared the air of what was said yesterday and shared the latest statistics developed by the current test results of COVID-19. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Health Department Announces Guidelines in place for Businesses to Follow as L.A. Prepares for Economic Recovery
May 6, 2020
Tuesday May 5. Los Angeles Public Officials disclose charitable news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. L.A. is preparing for a gradual recovery of local businesses and community locations. There is concern of what guidance will be provided from the health department. The decisions made by city leaders continue to be guided by the data collected by the department of health services, and other professional medical personnel. Director of public health Barbara Ferrer delivers updated numbers that represent positive cases and death rates within the Los Angeles County. All public officials stressed the importance of the requirements of social distancing as L.A. approaches a new way of operating businesses. ... read more »
L.A. County Officials Prepare for the Stay at Home Order to be Relaxed
May 4, 2020
Monday, May 4, Los Angeles County Officials provided latest updates surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. L.A. is preparing for the resurgence of the economy; according to the public health services, there will be spikes in the spread of coronavirus while Angelenos adjust going back to work. There is a prediction of COVID-19 coming in waves, with the potential of another call to go back inside. The Los Angeles County Director of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer, disclosed latest numbers in positive cases in L.A. County. Ferrer shared the recent data behind the death rate and the demographics of the most vulnerable communities. ... read more »
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