Tag: Covid-19

L.A. County Supervisors Seek to Keep Courthouses Clear of COVID-19
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L.A. County Supervisors Seek to Keep Courthouses Clear of COVID-19

Seeking to keep Los Angeles County courthouses clear of COVID-19, the Board of Supervisors called for stronger health and safety measures to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus. “Enhancing our existing health and safety measures is critical — not only to slow the spread of COVID-19, but also to protect the constitutional and…

Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provide Utility Assistance to Families
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Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provide Utility Assistance to Families

More support with energy bills is now available to people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to job loss, closures, illness, or for seniors. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to administer SCE’s Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) and SoCalGas’s Gas Assistance Fund…

How Are Small Businesses Coping During COVID-19?
Business

How Are Small Businesses Coping During COVID-19?

Supporting one another and shopping locally is imperative By Terry Miler Recently, we have focused a lot of our editorial attention on how local restaurants are managing during the coronavirus. Cities such as Monrovia, Pasadena, Arcadia and Sierra Madre have gone out of their way to make life a little easier for those eateries shuttered…

State Releases Youth Sports Guidance
Sports

State Releases Youth Sports Guidance

The California Department of Public Health released guidance for youth sports activities to re-open including school-based, club and recreational programs. The guidance document may be found here. Youth sports and physical education are permitted only outdoors, and tournaments, events and competitions are not allowed. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained at…

L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools
Education, News

L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will not be considering waivers for re-opening of schools at this time, following new guidance from the California Department of Public Health. Th new guidelines recommend that counties with case rates at or above 200 cases per 100,000 residents do not extend waivers to resume…

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
Education

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,…

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,…

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…

Newsom Announces Unemployment Agency Strike Team, Reforms
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Newsom Announces Unemployment Agency Strike Team, Reforms

Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of an Employment Development Department (EDD) strike team, and a “renewed focus” on processing unpaid claims. “There should be no barriers between Californians and the benefits they have earned,” said Newsom in a press releases issued Wednesday afternoon. “Unprecedented demand due to job loss during this pandemic paired…

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