News / August 4, 2020 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...

News / August 3, 2020 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...

News / August 3, 2020 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,...

News / August 3, 2020 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...

News / August 3, 2020 State Secures Federal Assistance for Apple Fire in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that the state has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Apple Fire burning in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The FMAG will also assist local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire to...

News / July 31, 2020 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...

News / July 31, 2020 High Temperatures Expected for Parts of L.A. County, Cooling Centers Open

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: Antelope Valley – through Monday, Aug. 3. West San Fernando Valley –through Sunday, Aug. 2. East San Fernando Valley –Friday, July 31, through Saturday, Aug. 1. West San Gabriel Valley – Friday, July 31....

News / July 31, 2020 First West Nile Virus Cases reported in L.A. County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has identified the first two cases of human West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Los Angeles County for the 2020 season (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena as cases identified in those cities are reported by their local health departments). An older adult with no underlying...

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Governor Newsom Announces New Protections for Essential Workers
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Governor Newsom Announces New Protections for Essential Workers

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday new safeguards for California workers who face the greatest risk of COVID-19, including agricultural and farmworkers. In addition to support for workers to isolate and quarantine, the governor unveiled an education campaign for workers and employers. He also committed to working with the Legislature to expand critical protections like paid…

L.A. County Public Health Unveils Compliance Plan to Enforce Health Officer Orders
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L.A. County Public Health Unveils Compliance Plan to Enforce Health Officer Orders

As health inspectors conduct visits to ensure infection control measures are in place in businesses across the county, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has created a tiered compliance and enforcement plan that will include citations and fines for businesses that continue to violate Health Officer Orders. Since March, Public Health received…

Board of Supervisors Votes to Establish Antiracist L.A. County Agenda
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Board of Supervisors Votes to Establish Antiracist L.A. County Agenda

Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Establishing an Antiracist Los Angeles County Policy Agenda. “It is incumbent upon those of us who sit in positions of authority to begin dismantling systemic racial bias within the entities for which we are responsible,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said. “It’s no longer sufficient…

L.A. County to Launch Three New COVID-19 Testing Sites Next Week
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L.A. County to Launch Three New COVID-19 Testing Sites Next Week

As the need for COVID-19 testing continues to rise, the County and the City of Los Angeles are working together to expand testing capacity at current sites. Due to this expansion, county and city operated testing sites have a combined capacity to test over 140,000 people. Since launching free testing in March, the city and…

Restaurants Get a Little Temporary Help from Pasadena City Council
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Restaurants Get a Little Temporary Help from Pasadena City Council

Third-party food delivery companies ordered to cut fees Restaurants, one of the hardest hit industries even before this pandemic, were facing additional punishment when they were ordered to do take-out only and no more indoor dining was allowed. While take-out business for some works, most restaurants suffer additional injury when it comes to the proliferation…

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