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L.A. County Gives Updates on Safety Compliance Certification Program: Businesses Self-Certify and Train for COVID-19 Protocol
October 15, 2020
The self-certified training program starts with watching a video, then one would complete a brief survey after the training visual, lastly the business would receive an emailed certificate. This is operated by the Los Angeles County Health Department. The program is completely voluntary, but it is put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus among guest and staff. ... read more »
Beutner: COVID-19 Numbers Still Too High to Reopen LAUSD Schools
October 1, 2020
Superintendent Austin Beutner said today that public schools in Los Angeles are not yet ready to reopen for in-person instruction amid the coronavirus, even as he detailed some of the challenges in virtual learning. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Health Department Disclosed Trends Indicating Significant Decrease in Community Transmission
September 9, 2020
Los Angeles public officials disclosed new information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. County leadership acknowledged the progress in bending the curve, but they have a steadfast caution for any relapse. ... read more »
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Los Angeles County Remains “Cautiously Hopeful” as COVID-19 Data Reflects a Decrease in Key Benchmarks
August 17, 2020
The public health director explained that the decrease in numbers and signs of stabilization are due to the hard work the community did in unity. Businesses and residents that created a space of compliance and concern for safety is reflecting on a county scale. Although the public health department remains cautious, they also remain hopeful of the community and the continual unity in stopping the spread of coronavirus. The county will continue to monitor key benchmarks in hopes of seeing the numbers continue to decrease.   ... read more »
The Department of Health Services will Lease Medical Space to Respond to Health Issues in South East Los Angeles
August 5, 2020
Solis introduced a motion that passed on Tuesday; the Department of Health Services will lease medical space to respond to health issues in south east Los Angeles. At this new health center there will be primary care providers, nurses, case managers, case navigators, and other caring personnel to provide health services during COVID-19 and after the pandemic. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Announces LAX will have a Travel Safety Ambassador Program
July 29, 2020
The mayor Announced that Los Angeles International Airport will have a Travel Safety Ambassador Program. It encourages passengers to practice physical distancing and follow hygienic guidelines, in the Southwest Terminal 1 and at the Tom Bradley International Terminal there will be ambassadors to hand out free masks. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Launches New L.A. Mask Print Project to Encourage Angelenos to Wear Face Coverings in Public
July 22, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, Los Angeles City Mayor announced the launch of the L.A. Mask Print Project. It will help reach even more people with a clear message: when you wear a mask, you stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone healthy and safe. “The city is looking to collaborate with small business throughout this directive, to distribute posters through Los Angeles. ... read more »
State Agencies Update Faith and Nonprofit Leaders on COVID-19 Resources
May 7, 2020
California state agencies came together on April 29 to update faith leaders and nonprofits executives on the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on African Americans and minorities and the array of resources available to combat the crippling disease. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials List four “Prerequisites” needed to relax Safer at Home Order
April 25, 2020
Friday, April 24. Los Angeles Public Officials announced prerequisites to relax the Safer at Home Order. The L.A. County has been monitoring the spread and behavior of the coronavirus, they are moving very cautiously towards re-opening the economy. All decisions are dependent on the science and data behind COVID-19; Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer released latest updates surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Leaders of the city outlined the safety measures in place, as they strategize future recovery stages. There is a high risk for a surge in COVID-19 related deaths and positive cases once the order is lifted without precaution. ... read more »
COVID-19: turns Pre-existing Issues into Devastating Tragedies; How the Digital Divide No Longer Can Remain on The Outskirts of Government Policy
April 16, 2020
Coronavirus exposed resources that are assisting with pre-existing issues: homelessness, unemployment, and health conditions by demographic. All the noted adversities evolved into tragedy and devastation, as coronavirus continues to attack more than the human body. The unsheltered have always been exposed to elements; that could possibly have ended their life. Those who lost their job or lived paycheck to paycheck, always were on the cliff with their feet dangling in front of an abyss of unmanageable financial responsibility. There has been a call to close the digital divide for 25 years now. ... read more »
Save Black Lives from COVID-19
April 16, 2020
"We are the number one target for this disease. We have pre-existing conditions, and yet we're told to go home when we visit the emergency room. We know that there must be some form of regulation in place for testing and getting testing sites and equipment into the community," said Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan). ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente contributes $1 million to 10 leading public health organizations, and is collaborating with the CDC Foundation to support COVID-19 response
March 26, 2020
Support for effective outbreak response will help share best practices based on evidence and data ... read more »
Professional Sports Leagues Temporarily Limit Locker Room Access To Players And Essential Staff
March 9, 2020
Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL) today issued the following joint statement ... read more »
Reentry and Opportunity Center Improves Outcomes for Probation Clients
July 4, 2019
Described as a one-stop shop, the facility houses community and county service providers to assist clients with a second chance to change the trajectory of their life. ... read more »
Beaver Addresses Social and Health Disparities in Unincorporated L.A. County
March 13, 2019
In the spirit of Women’s History Month, , the L.A. Sentinel Religion section presents L.A.-area “Champions of Faith,” which features ordinary people inspired by their faith to make a difference in the community. ... read more »
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