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Do Your Part and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

As we go into cooler months and many holidays, we are increasingly worried about more and more transmission of the virus and more hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. The next two weeks are crucial. Every person needs to make personal decisions each day to slow the spread of the virus using the tools we know work:
  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet and wearing cloth face coverings when around people who are not from your household
  • Avoiding crowds and gatherings
  • Staying home if you are feeling sick
  • Isolating if you are positive and quarantining if you have been a close contact.
Every person, every day needs to be diligent in using these tools.
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Tighter Safeguards and Restrictions to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Effective Friday, November 20, Los Angeles County will tighten pandemic safeguards and restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly. These safeguards and restrictions protect the public health and safety of our residents, and their ability to be served in our hospitals.

COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the beginning of November and hospitalizations have increased from an average of about 900 a day to well over 1,000 a day in same time period.

The first measures, effective this Friday, are:
  • For non-essential businesses permitted to operate indoors—including retail stores, offices, personal care services—occupancy will be limited to 25% maximum capacity.
  • The number of patrons at outdoor restaurants, breweries and wineries will be limited to 50% max outdoor capacity.
  • The number customers at cardrooms, outdoor mini-golf, go-karts and batting cages will be limited to 50% maximum outdoor capacity.
  • Services at personal care establishments may only be provided by appointment to customers wearing face coverings by staff wearing face coverings.
  •  Services that require either the customer or the staff to remove their face covering, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.
  • Food and drinks cannot be served at these establishments to customer.
  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries, bars, and all other non-essential retail establishments must close from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Outdoor gatherings remain the only gatherings permitted, and they must only include 15 people maximum who are members of no more than 3 households.
The Health Officer Order will be amended to reflect the above restrictions and can be found on the Department of Public Health's website
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L.A. County Launches Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19, Aiming to Reduce Exposure Notifications from Days to Hours with Healthvana
In battle against growing community spread, L.A. County launches first-of-its-kind campaign that empowers patients to anonymously notify close contacts of a positive test result
LOS ANGELES – As California’s counties reach sobering new milestones in COVID-19 cases, L.A. County and its partner, Healthvana, are taking a bold step to control community spread. Individuals with a positive test are now able to immediately and anonymously notify anyone with whom they have recently come in close contact, using their mobile phones.


REMINDERS
Free WiFi Locator Tool Available in L.A. County!
L.A. County knows how important internet access is in the digital age. With an ongoing pandemic, more people are working and attending school virtually. We also understand that not everyone has affordable, reliable internet access available to them.
That's why the County has created a Free WiFi locator to help you get connected! Make sure to share this with your community to help them access this important service. 

Getting your flu shot should be part of everyone’s annual routine. But this year, it’s more important than ever. Anybody can –– and should –– call your doctor, visit a pharmacy, or use VaccineFinder.org to track down resources and make an appointment to get vaccinated.
This year, though, the stakes for flu season are higher than before, and we are leaving no stone unturned. That’s why, this week, I launched a pilot program with the USC School of Pharmacy to bring flu shots directly to more Angelenos across the city in the weeks ahead. 
Residents will be able to get their shots free of charge, with no appointments necessary. We kicked off this program at the Weingart East L.A. YMCA, and will have more sites coming soon.
Anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 case should wait to get a flu shot and stay in isolation. Those with COVID-19 symptoms should consult a medical professional before getting a flu shot.
To learn more about the program or find a location, please visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/FluShot
Please do your part to keep our city safe and get your flu shot as soon as possible.
LA County is helping train businesses on the implementation of COVID-19 safety protocols through a no-cost online training course called the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certification Program (CSCCP). Once completed, business owners receive a certificate, and window seal to display on their storefront, which can reassure employees and customers alike that the business is following COVID-19 infection control and physical distancing requirements.
If you have not yet completed the CSCCP course or want to learn more about it, visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/covid19cert.htm. Help support your employees, customers, and community while on the Road to Recovery.
This fall, City Planning will host Planning 101 training sessions focusing on the topics of project and community planning. The annual Planning 101 series provides a general overview of the core functions of planning in Los Angeles and serves as an educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about participation in the land use process, especially residents, newly elected neighborhood council board members, and members of other community-based organizations.
 
In keeping with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order, this year’s training will be offered virtually to minimize and stop the spread of COVID-19. Attendees will be able to join by telephone or remotely, through GoTo video conferencing software.

Virtual Meetings and Webinars
Reminders for programs you may be aware of.
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