Upcoming Virtual Meeting
NWSPNC Monthly Board & Stakeholder Meeting
Monday, August 10, 2020, 6:00pm
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Northwest, Central & Coastal San Pedro NC
Joint Planning and Land Use Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 6:00pm
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
AGENDA WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE ON MONDAY


COVID-19 CASES IN SAN PEDRO
as of 8:00pm, August 6
CASES 953; DEATHS 25
(number includes San Pedro and unincorporated area of La Rambla; number does not include cases at Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution).  
Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Vote by Mail - Address Confirmation
Vote by Mail - November, 3, 2020,
General Election
 
COVID-19 Update
On May 8, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-64-20, which, among other things, orders that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to each voter prior to the November 3, 2020 in addition to offering in-person voting locations.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE
SECRETARY OF STATE WEBSITE HERE
2020 Census
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Update from City Controller Galperin
This week, Los Angeles reached a major milestone in its #COVID19 response efforts after administering over ONE MILLION tests across the City since the beginning of the pandemic. Testing helps us slow the spread and keep our communities safe.

Wearing a mask is only effective in protecting yourself and others against #COVID19 if you're not making these common mistakes. Help stop the spread — wear a mask AND wear it right! #YourActionsSaveLives #InThisTogether
County of LA Updates
LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a Reopening Protocol for Youth Sports Leagues in LA County on 8/5/20. The recently issued protocol applies to:
  • recreational youth sports leagues
  • club sports
  • travel sports
  • and sports sponsored by private & public schools serving students in TK-12 schools
This protocol is not intended for adult sports leagues (including collegiate sports, or amateur adult sports), which must remain closed per the State Health Officer Order. Until further notice, all youth sports activities must also take place outdoors.
Follow @lapublichealth on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see all LA County DPH developments.

ICYMI: County Will Not Consider In-Person Learning Waivers
This week, LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) announced it will not consider in-person learning waivers for County schools at this time. DPH is adhering to new guidance from the CA Department of Public Health (CADPH) which recommends that Counties with case rates at (or above) 200 cases per 100,000 residents do not extend waivers for the re-opening of classroom instruction for students in grades TK - Grade 6.
Currently, the County's case rate is 355 per 100,000 residents. LA County understands this is a disappointing announcement. This decision, however, is made to ensure the health and safety of LA County children, school teachers, staff and all of their families.
DPH will reconsider this decision once LA County's case rate falls to the levels recommended by the State. Read yesterday's announcement for more details.

Learning Together Safely
To help children get back to school, and parents back to work, LA County will be sharing regular content on resources and support for distance learning. County students, parents, educators, child care providers, or administrators are invited to read and share what you see here to ensure we are all "learning together safely" during the COVID-19 crisis.
Now Available: Updated School Reopening Guide & New Tools
LA County's Office of Education (LACOE) has been dedicated to providing guidance, expertise and support to the County's 80 K-12 districts during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure districts have new tools and current information on which to base their planning, LACOE has collaborated with DPH and the LA County Superintendents Task Force to release an updated school reopening guide for the 2020-21 academic year.

Updated guidance includes:

  • New requirements for public schools, such as the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan and
  • An updated framework with five (5) areas for districts to consider: high-quality instruction, health & safety, social-emotional support systems, family & community engagement, and operations

Additionally, school districts can now make use of new multi-lingual tools including the:


To keep up with LACOE, visit them online at lacoe.edu or follow them on FacebookInstagramTwitter, or YouTube.
18-49 Year Olds Make Up Nearly 60% of New COVID Cases
The COVID-19 epidemic in LA County continues to affect younger County residents. According to data shared this week by LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Health Services (DHS), trends continue to show a steep increase in the number cases and hospitalizations among LA County's young adult population.

Cases
DPH announced residents between the ages of 18 and 49 years old make up nearly 60% of new COVID-19 cases in LA County - and those between 30 and 49 years of age have the highest rate among ALL age groups.
In the above slide, the blue line (which represents adults ages 30-49) has the highest case rate among all age groups in LA County. The yellow line (which represents people ages 18-29) shows how case rates have quadrupled for this group from nearly 200 cases in early June to a peak of 882 on July 23rd. This explosive growth in cases shows that young adults are driving the infections in the County.

Hospitalizations
But rates of new cases isn't the only concern for LA County's young adults. Younger residents are also being hospitalized more than before. In fact, people between the ages of 30 and 49 years old account for 25% of hospitalized patients in the County. According to DHS, patients 18 to 29 years old now account for more than twice the proportion of ALL hospitalizations than they did in April - and they match the hospitalization rate of people 80 years or older.
Young patients, including those with no underlying health conditions, are arriving to emergency departments unable to breathe. Sadly, many are requiring hospitalization or mechanical ventilation, too. No one is invincible.
Help us slow the spread of COVID-19 among ALL populations in LA County by complying to the public health directives in place -- continue to wear a face covering, continue to practice physical distance and continue to avoid gathering with people you don’t live with.

#TheRiskIsReal
WORKPLACE COMPLIANCE & RESOURCES FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Workplace Compliance & Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

In order to effectively slow the spread of COVID-19 in LA County, it is necessary to prevent and bring down the rates of illness and death among County residents - including those deemed most vulnerable.

Currently, residents working low-wage jobs and who have limited control over their working conditions are at higher risking of getting COVID-19. This essential workforce is not only experiencing poorer outcomes, but continue to report to worksites so the rest of us can get all of our essential needs met (like food, delivered goods & services, and healthcare).

Today, we highlight how critical it is that all LA County businesses follow the Health Officer Orders in place -- to help protect workers, businesses, and the clients they serve. We also offer information on how LA County businesses are doing (in terms of workplace compliance) and list a number of resources available to LA County's workforce so that they - and all of us - are protected.

Workplace Compliance

Since March, DPH received a total of 20,129 Health Officer Order complaints and (as indicated in the above slide) investigated: 1) more than 19,000 restaurants, 2) more than 4,300 grocery stores, and 3) more than 3,600 other businesses.

Twenty-seven restaurants and 76 other businesses (which include seven gyms) were shut down for Health Officer Order violations. Most of the businesses under investigation either came into compliance or were working to come into compliance and, as a result, were not closed.

Later this month, DPH will begin implementing the enforcement plan that was presented a few weeks ago. The tiered plan includes citations and fines for non-compliance and may involve other departments or agencies.

Resources for Workers

While LA County works with employers to reach and maintain workplace compliance, we remind County residents that resources for workers impacted by COVID-19 are available. Resources include: disability benefits, paid leave benefits, pandemic unemployment assistance, and California paid sick leave, to name a few.

For more information on these programs, or to apply over the phone, visit our COVID-19 Resources for Workers webpage.

You may also contact LA County's Disaster Help Center at (833) 238-4450 for one-on-one assistance.

To report suspected Health Officer Order violations, members of the public can contact DPH online or by calling 888-700-9995. Remember, tips can be submitted anonymously.

LA County's Temporary Eviction Moratorium
Visit the LA County website for all the information you need related to the Eviction Moratorium. Information is available for Renters and Landlords.
Free Virtual Family Art Workshop
Virtual Family Art Workshop presented by Angels Gate


Saturday, August 15, 3:00 - 5:00pm, on Zoom.

Free Virtual Art Workshop open to all ages. To receive the zoom link and list of supplies needed for the workshop, click here

Calling All San Pedro Singers
It's time to sing together and celebrate San Pedro!

Grand Vision Foundation is looking for enthusiastic amateur and professional vocalists who live in San Pedro to sing in a music video of the new song “Song for San Pedro,” written by Ken Creighton and arranged by Windy Barnes Farrell, both San Pedro residents.

If you're interested, please email Lisa Nygren at lisa@grandvision.org.
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