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Update on County-Run COVID-19 Testing Sites
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Update on County-Run COVID-19 Testing Sites

The operations of some county testing sites are impacted due to the current State of Emergency in Los Angeles County. The following testing sites are closed today, June 1: All the AltaMed Testing Sites located at the following addresses: AltaMed – 1724 Pennsylvania Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033. AltaMed – 972 Goodrich Blvd., Commerce, CA 90022….

These L.A. County COVID-19 Testing Sites Remain Open
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These L.A. County COVID-19 Testing Sites Remain Open

On Sunday, some Los Angeles County-run COVID-19 testing sites were closed, including the site located on the MLK medical campus. There are five testing sites that are still open: San Gabriel Valley Airport, South Bay Galleria, Pomona Fairplex, Long Beach City College, and East Los Angeles College. L.A. County Department of Health Services says it…

What Might L.A. County Schools Look Like When They Reopen?
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What Might L.A. County Schools Look Like When They Reopen?

The Los Angeles County Office of Education has released guidelines for reopening schools safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to L.A. County Superintendent Dr. Debra Duardo, the guidelines are not directives but a framework. “They can use parts of it or all of it. The only thing that I believe will be monitored and it’s…

The Ups and Downs of Reopening America
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The Ups and Downs of Reopening America

By Terry Miller In the rush to open up the country from COVID-19 lockdowns, counties, states and the federal government are at loggerheads as to who can do what, when, where and how. If this past Memorial Day weekend is any gauge, the art of social distancing is history. Thousands flouted the health and safety…

L.A. County Allows In-Store Shopping, Religious Services and Drive-In Movies
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L.A. County Allows In-Store Shopping, Religious Services and Drive-In Movies

County will seek variance from Governor Newsom to allow other businesses to reopen sooner Los Angeles County is aligning its Health Officer orders with the state’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. Among the activities now permitted under the change are faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational pursuits. Examples of activities…

California’s Contact Tracing Program Launched
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California’s Contact Tracing Program Launched

On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom launched California Connected, the state’s contact tracing program and public awareness campaign. As part of California Connected, public health workers will connect with individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and work with them, and people they have been in close contact with, to ensure they have access to confidential testing,…

California Counties Can Reopen Churches and Retail Stores
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California Counties Can Reopen Churches and Retail Stores

The California Department of Public Health on Monday announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping. Modifications are required to keep Californians safe and limit the spread of COVID-19. Subject to approval by county public health departments, all retail stores can reopen for in-store shopping under previously issued…

L.A. County Announces New Openings in Time for Memorial Day Weekend
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L.A. County Announces New Openings in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed.  Beach Bike Paths and Parking Lots The opening of bike paths follows the May…

United Way Provides Relief for Mariachis, Day Laborers and Others
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United Way Provides Relief for Mariachis, Day Laborers and Others

The third round of grants issued since the beginning of the coronavirus response by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’s Pandemic Relief Fund focuses on undocumented and low-income workers throughout Los Angeles County. The series of grants will support multiple organizations providing direct relief to mariachis, day laborers, janitors and domestic workers. Additional funds…

California to Reduce Number of Medical Surge Sites
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California to Reduce Number of Medical Surge Sites

The California Health and Human Services Agency and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Wednesday announced reductions in medical surge sites set up throughout the state. Two leased hospital sites are expected to close next month and several other alternate care facilities will be placed into warm shutdown status to remain available as surge capacity should…

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