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Testing Capacity Expands at L.A. County-Supported Sites
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Testing Capacity Expands at L.A. County-Supported Sites

As the need for COVID-19 testing continues to rise, the County of Los Angeles is expanding testing capacity at current sites and opening new sites in high-need areas. Due to this expansion, county-supported testing sites will have the capacity to test up to 55,000 residents a week.    Appointments are available at the following county-operated…

Survey Says 65% of Students Dislike Virtual Learning
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Survey Says 65% of Students Dislike Virtual Learning

A survey released in June to university students across North America, South America and Europe executed in 6 languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Italian) surfaced a number of critical insights concerning global virtual teaching and the recent transition away from campus classrooms. The survey is part of the “Excellence in Virtual Education” (EVE) project undertaken by Hap Klopp,…

Mosquito Control Officials Confirm West Nile Virus Activity in SGV
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Mosquito Control Officials Confirm West Nile Virus Activity in SGV

The first indication of West Nile virus (WNV) in the San Gabriel Valley has been detected in a sample of mosquitoes from the city of Pomona. The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) routinely monitors populations of adult mosquitoes using traps and tests groups of adult female mosquitoes for the presence of…

Public Health Cautiously Optimistic that L.A. County is On the Right Path
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Public Health Cautiously Optimistic that L.A. County is On the Right Path

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) expressed cautious optimism Monday that community spread of COVID-19 in L.A. County has slowed and that other key indicators are stabilizing. The positive trends can be attributed to a variety of things, including the decreased opportunities for transmission, particularly in high-risk settings. Several weeks ago,…

City of Pasadena Services Protection Measure to Be Placed on Ballot
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City of Pasadena Services Protection Measure to Be Placed on Ballot

Last Monday, the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to place the Pasadena City Services Protection Measure on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot. The measure, calling for a charter amendment, must be approved by a majority of Pasadena voters to maintain the longstanding Light & Power Fund transfer to the General Fund that pays for services…

Voluntary Text-based Survey to Research COVID-19 Across L.A. County
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Voluntary Text-based Survey to Research COVID-19 Across L.A. County

The Los County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is launching Angelenos in Action, a text-based survey to monitor COVID-19 symptoms across L.A. County aimed at capturing potential spikes and trends in real-time to assist Public Health workers appropriately allocate resources to affected communities. Adults (18 years and older) living in Los Angeles County, who have…

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