Tag: Covid-19

Newsom Unveils New Color-Coded COVID-19 Reopening Guide
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Newsom Unveils New Color-Coded COVID-19 Reopening Guide

Friday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a new color-coded, four-tiered framework for California counties to reopen different economic sectors. “We wanted to make adjustments based upon the input we received from county health officers, input we received from experts, our own experience here in the state of California, to adjust the frameworks from the old…

California to Send Additional $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefit
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California to Send Additional $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefit

Unemployed Californians may soon receive an additional $300 weekly supplement from the Employment Development Department (EDD). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the state’s application and will provide an initial amount of $4.5 billion, with the possibility of additional funding going forward. The additional $300-a-week payment will be available for a limited period of…

L.A. Public Health Reports Cases of Newborns with COVID-19
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L.A. Public Health Reports Cases of Newborns with COVID-19

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) released information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 among pregnant women. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer reported that 1,200 pregnant women have tested positive for the virus and 79% of these women were symptomatic, as of Wednesday. Two women who were pregnant passed away…

Newsom Announces Partnership to Double State’s Testing Capacity
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Newsom Announces Partnership to Double State’s Testing Capacity

Governors says California will not adhere to new CDC testing guidance issued Monday Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he signed a contract with a diagnostics company that will allow California to process up to an additional 150,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests a day, with a contractual turnaround time of 24-48 hours. The goal is to…

UCLA to Begin Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in L.A. County
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UCLA to Begin Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in L.A. County

Recruitment underway for 750 L.A. County volunteers The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Westwood will soon begin recruiting volunteers for phase 3 trials of a new investigational COVID-19 vaccine with the first dose expected to be administered in early September. The vaccine, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, is called AZD1222 and has already gone through early trials. This…

California Public Health Releases Guidelines for Small Groups of Children
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California Public Health Releases Guidelines for Small Groups of Children

Groups of children and youth in controlled, supervised and indoor environments operated by local educational agencies, nonprofits, some private and public schools, day care settings and “distance learning hubs” were given health guidance by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Tuesday. A cohort is defined as a stable group of no more than 14 children or youth…

L.A. County Offers COVID-19 Rent Relief
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L.A. County Offers COVID-19 Rent Relief

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The program launched Monday and will remain open for a two-week period, closing on Monday, Aug. 31. The…

Appellate Court Upholds L.A. County’s Ban on Indoor Religious Services
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Appellate Court Upholds L.A. County’s Ban on Indoor Religious Services

Saturday, the California Court of Appeal set aside a lower court order that would have allowed indoor services to take place at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley. The Court of Appeal’s decision temporarily upholds the County’s Health Officer Orders prohibiting indoor worship services. The court ordered the church to provide a formal response to…

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