Tag: Covid-19

Three Western States Join California in Reviewing Safety of FDA-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine
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Three Western States Join California in Reviewing Safety of FDA-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, Oregon and Nevada have joined California’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, which will independently review the safety and efficacy of any vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for distribution, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday during a press conference. Last week, Newsom announced the panel made up of scientists with expertise in immunization and…

L.A. County Issues Health Advisory for Gatherings and Public Celebrations as Daily COVID-19 Cases Rise
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L.A. County Issues Health Advisory for Gatherings and Public Celebrations as Daily COVID-19 Cases Rise

On Monday, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis issued a health advisory for private gatherings and public celebrations advising residents that the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission at such celebrations is high based on the increasing rate of COVID-19 community transmission in Los Angeles County. The announcement came as the county reached the grim…

Teachers Unions Vehemently Oppose Schools Opening Too Soon
Education

Teachers Unions Vehemently Oppose Schools Opening Too Soon

Many unanswered questions, lack of details as some districts rush to return By Terry Miller As school districts across California attempt to physically return to classrooms, a “woeful lack of planning for COVID-19 testing, tracing and prevention is putting educators, students and our communities at serious risk of contracting a virus that has already killed more than…

Final Round of L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program Begins Oct. 26
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Final Round of L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program Begins Oct. 26

Last chance for small businesses to apply for $5,000-$25,000 grants The sixth and final round of the $100 million L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund grant program commences Monday, Oct. 26, marking the last week that eligible Los Angeles County microentrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits can apply for a $5,000-$25,000 grant. Since grant program opened in July, fund…

Newsom Says California Will Review F.D.A.-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine for Safety Before Distributing to the Public
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Newsom Says California Will Review F.D.A.-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine for Safety Before Distributing to the Public

While there is no proven vaccine for COVID-19 yet, a group of scientists will review any vaccine that receives federal approval and verify its safety, before California makes a vaccine available to the public, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday. A group of California physicians and scientists with expertise in immunization and public health have been named…

Deadline for L.A. County’s Small Business Grant Program Extended
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Deadline for L.A. County’s Small Business Grant Program Extended

Applicants may submit through Oct. 19, 2020, 11:59 p.m. The application period for the county’s Small Business Revitalization Grant Program, which opened last week, has been extended to Oct. 19, 2020, 11:59 p.m. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to create the Small Business…

California Reveals New Guidelines for Private Gatherings
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California Reveals New Guidelines for Private Gatherings

Ahead of the holiday season, new guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) says private outdoor gatherings of people from three (or fewer) households are now compliant with state health orders. “We are entering into the holidays, but also we’re entering into the part of the year when things cool down and people…

Public Health Confirms 41st L.A. County Child Was Diagnosed with Rare COVID-related Syndrome
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Public Health Confirms 41st L.A. County Child Was Diagnosed with Rare COVID-related Syndrome

C.D.C. identifies similar syndrome appearing in adults The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday that another child has been diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare but serious condition linked to COVID-19. All 41 children with MIS-C in L.A. County were hospitalized and 46% of the children were treated…

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