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COVID-19 Infection Rates Continue to Drop in Los Angeles County, Underserved Communities Remain High Priority
March 4, 2021
As vaccinations continue, COVID-19 infection rates drop, but health officials are still concentrating on hard hit communities. ... read more »
Schools Re-Open for In-Class Instruction, Public Urged to Stay Vigilant About Guidelines
February 18, 2021
Public health officials are asking the public to continue practicing safety as schools submit their safety plans in order to open. ... read more »
Health Officials Urging Holiday Celebrations Stay Within Households, Warn of COVID-19 Variants
February 11, 2021
Avoiding holiday celebrations with those outside the household helps slow COVID-19. ... read more »
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L.A. Remains in High Level Tier Despite Lowering COVID-19 Cases, Local Groceries Stores Begin to Close
February 4, 2021
COVID-19 cases continue to decline but the public is still being asked to remain vigilant and responsible. ... read more »
As COVID-19 Positivity Lowers, New Variants Are Rising Up in Los Angeles County
January 28, 2021
At the end of the MLK holiday and Presidential Inauguration, some good news was waiting as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has seen a decrease in COVID-19 positivity. At the end of last week, there was a decrease by 30 percent in a seven-day average of daily cases. Despite this, public health officials are still urging the public to continue with proactive measures: wear a face covering and maintain physical distance when venturing outside the house. ... read more »
Large Scale Vaccination Sites Open, Vulnerable Groups Death Rate Increases
January 14, 2021
As of Monday, January 11, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 137 new deaths and new cases 12,617 of COVID-19. There were 7,910 people with COVID-19 hospitalized with 22% of these people in the ICU. According to the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health, statistics show that L.A County has gone from an average of 791 people hospitalized two months ago to about 8,000 patients, an increase of 1,000%. ... read more »
January Possibly Worse Month of Pandemic, Infected Healthcare Workers’ Numbers Rise
January 7, 2021
Health officials have stated January may be the worst we’ve seen of the pandemic. ... read more »
Holiday Travelers Urged to Quarantine, Stay at Home Order Still in Effect
December 31, 2020
As we edge out of the holiday season and into a new year, Los Angeles County is still riding the COVID-19 surge and health officials are still calling for the public to do its part. Health officials have stated we may see another surge in a few weeks if the public disregarded safety protocols during the Christmas holiday. ... read more »
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Moderna Vaccine Arrives in Time for Christmas
December 24, 2020
Public health officials urge everyone to stay home for Christmas as a second vaccine comes to battle COVID-19. ... read more »
COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives as Surge Continues to Overwhelm Hospitals
December 17, 2020
As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed to specific locations, the surge continues to rise with a rising number of healthcare workers getting infected. ... read more »
Safer at Home Order Extended to July
May 12, 2020
Los Angeles County Officials provided more information regarding the gradual progression in post pandemic stability. Tuesday, May 12, The L.A. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer announced the Safer at Home Order is looking to be extended through the end of July. Los Angeles City leaders discussed the current status of the outbreak, without the proper testing capacity L.A. would be in danger of uncontrollable widespread of coronavirus. It will decimate the present work towards flattening the curve. However, with certain businesses and communal spaces still looking to open, Los Angeles continues to inch its way into a new space of recovery. ... read more »
L.A County Public Officials Create “Five-stage Recovery Roadmap” to Relax Safer at Home Order
May 7, 2020
Thursday, May 7, Los Angeles Officials provided news surrounding the recovery stages, L.A. is conceiving a new normal post pandemic. The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors partnered with the city mayor, to create a phased plan for approved local businesses to open such as florists, car dealers, and stores that sell toys, books, clothing, sporting goods, and music stores. They will be only operating by curbside pickup. There will be more businesses opening over the course of this month, however if numbers begin to reflect a negative turn, L.A. Public officials will draw back from opening business and community spaces. ... read more »
Southwest LAPD Host Virtual Community-Police Advisory Board Meeting
May 7, 2020
Report SLO participation and Current Criminal Statistics. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Appoints Capri Maddox as Chief Officer of COVID Response Equity
May 1, 2020
Friday, May 1. The elected Mayor of Los Angeles shared latest news surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Although there is no certain timetable on when the economy will be fully open, it has been announced that low-risk businesses will be able to open within the next few weeks. Concerning news that social distancing is the new normal, influences all future human interaction will take place. May brings light to mental Health, the mayor addresses the main stressors that are provoking physical and emotional suffering during this pandemic. The Los Angeles City Mayor announced Capri Maddox will work as Chief Officer of the COVID Response Equity, she will prioritize services and strategies needed to combat the disproportionate death rate within underserved communities. ... read more »
L.A. County Officials Report COVID-19 spread is leveling out; Medical experts still recommend adhering to social distancing guidelines
April 23, 2020
Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health shared the latest updates on the COVID-19 Virus. Ferrer shared Wednesday, April 22. there were 66 additional deaths, 48 of these individuals were between the ages of 65 and over, 38 of them with underlining health conditions. 13 people were between the age of 41-65, and 9 individuals had preexisting health concerns. There were 2 victims between the age 18-40, both had underlining health issues. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the L.A. County to 729. Barbara disclosed as of April 22. There are 1,318 new COVID-19 reports. ... read more »
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