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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 »
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. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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