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California Issues New COVID-19 Testing Guidelines as Supply Chains Struggle
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California Issues New COVID-19 Testing Guidelines as Supply Chains Struggle

Lack of essential reagents, other supplies disrupt testing; slower processing times frustrate Californians By Terry Miller The COVID-19 outbreak has been a confusing and deeply troubling time for Americans, but one thing has been glaringly clear: The U.S. is behind when it comes to testing people for the coronavirus. Readily accessible testing, rigorous contact tracing, enhanced…

L.A. County Transitions to New COVID-19 Scheduling Platform
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L.A. County Transitions to New COVID-19 Scheduling Platform

Los Angeles County is changing scheduling platforms for COVID-19 testing at its nine operated testing sites. The new platform was developed by Fulgent Genetics, Inc., the lab used at the County-run sites. Scheduling on the new platform began on Monday. The new platform was designed to provide a more user-friendly experience that directly interfaces with…

California Orders Closure of Indoor Operations of Additional Sectors
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California Orders Closure of Indoor Operations of Additional Sectors

Responding to significant increases in positive test results, hospitalizations and ICU admissions, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday further mandates to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The State has immediately expanded closures previously only required for counties on the state’s monitoring list to the entire state. Effective Monday, all counties must close indoor operations in these…

L.A. County Great Plates Delivered Extended
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L.A. County Great Plates Delivered Extended

The County of Los Angeles Great Plates Delivered program has been extended through Sunday, Aug. 9. Great Plates Delivered offers three free home-delivered meals a day from local restaurants to qualifying older adults and adults over 60 who are at high-risk of COVID-19 as determined by the CDC.  This effort aims to assist those in need…

How California Plans to Fight Fires Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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How California Plans to Fight Fires Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom visited McClellan Air Force Base to highlight the state’s wildfire mitigation capabilities and discuss new efforts to protect emergency personnel and evacuees from COVID-19 during wildfires. The governor also announced the state would hire 858 more firefighters and six California Conservation Corps (CCC) crews through October because the COVID-19 pandemic might…

L.A. County Parks Reopen Splash Pads, Swim Beaches, Overnight Camping
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L.A. County Parks Reopen Splash Pads, Swim Beaches, Overnight Camping

Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July as “Parks Make Life Better” month to highlight the impact of parks in supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (L.A. County Parks) marks the annual celebration as the official start of the Summer 2020…

L.A. County is Cracking Down on Price Gouging
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L.A. County is Cracking Down on Price Gouging

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday to strengthen protections for consumers and small businesses and to crack down on price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies, in response to a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. The ordinance, which immediately went into effect, authorizes the filing of civil actions against price gougers at the…

Essential Workers Keep Spirits High Despite Virus Surge
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Essential Workers Keep Spirits High Despite Virus Surge

Locally, Trader Joe’s in Monrovia and other grocery stores had some employees test positive Without the luxury of sheltering at home as some have experienced these past few months, essential workers are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety, according to mental health experts. This of course includes the massively overburdened frontline health care workers….

City of Arcadia Provides Outdoor Seating Guidelines for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
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City of Arcadia Provides Outdoor Seating Guidelines for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The City of Arcadia has issued a proclamation, effective immediately, to allow expanded outdoor seating for businesses during the COVID-19 local emergency. Businesses may obtain a no-fee permit to expand customer seating onto public sidewalks, private parking lots and walkways, and other areas adjacent to their place of business. Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director Jason…

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