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Equity Issues Remain With Vaccine Distribution in L.A. County
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Equity Issues Remain With Vaccine Distribution in L.A. County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says it is working to address persisting racial inequities in vaccine distribution. The rate of vaccination among white and Asian residents in L.A. County continues to be significantly higher than that among Black/African American and Latino/Latinx residents, according to the Department of Public Health. Black/African Americans have…

L.A. Small Business Recovery Fund: Round 3 Now Open
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L.A. Small Business Recovery Fund: Round 3 Now Open

Applications for the third round of the FOUND/L.A. Small Business Recovery Fund are now open. Grant sizes range from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications close Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.  Applicants will need to submit complete applications and required documents. Those who meet the eligibility requirements will be entered into a pool of eligible…

Proposed Legislation Aims to Support Restaurants Through More Outdoor Dining and Delivery Options
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Proposed Legislation Aims to Support Restaurants Through More Outdoor Dining and Delivery Options

As small restaurants across California struggle to survive, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) announced progress on legislation that will help facilitate more outdoor dining, and expanded take-out and delivery options, in a manner consistent with public health guidance. Introduced jointly with Senate Majority Leader Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Assembly Bill (AB) 61 would empower…

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Set to Expand March 1 in L.A. County
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COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Set to Expand March 1 in L.A. County

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is preparing to open up eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to three additional sectors starting on March 1 — education and childcare, food and agriculture, and first responders and law enforcement – but it will be a challenge to inoculate the more…

8 Black Churches Across L.A. County Will Provide Free COVID-19 Testing
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8 Black Churches Across L.A. County Will Provide Free COVID-19 Testing

L.A. County Health Services, with partners from the Tabernacle Community Development Corporation, launched a new program to expand access to free community-based COVID-19 testing in the Black community. The testing expansion is part of the Black Church COVID-19 Testing Partnership, a statewide initiative that will have 35 Black churches across California host pop-up COVID-19 testing….

California Legislators Reach Deal on Pandemic Relief
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California Legislators Reach Deal on Pandemic Relief

Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Wednesday that they had reached a deal on a spending package to provide relief to individuals, families and businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 recession. The compromise includes providing low-income residents a $600 state stimulus payment, increased aid to…

Parents Demand Schools Reopen but Is It Safe?
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Parents Demand Schools Reopen but Is It Safe?

Teacher vaccinations are important but not a prerequisite for reopening, CDC says — at least in elementary schools By Terry Miller Scores of parents and their children descended upon Pasadena City Hall Tuesday afternoon to voice their support for opening schools immediately. A concerned parent, Erika Foy organized the rally. She said: “It is hard…

New COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site Opens at Cal State L.A.
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New COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site Opens at Cal State L.A.

The nation’s first federally-run mass community vaccination sites opened Tuesday in Oakland and Los Angeles.  These pilot sites at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and California State University, Los Angeles opened their gates Tuesday morning as part of the wider effort to establish 100 vaccination sites nationwide in President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office.  “These…

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