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LA County Reports 813 new coronavirus cases; more MIS-C found in children

Los Angeles County reported 813 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths on Saturday, April 10, along with an additional 11 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 508 to 492, according to state figures, which are generally a day ahead of numbers provided by the county. The number of COVID patients in intensive care ticked up from 123 to 125. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,225,2...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Fueled by surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Cal State LA site has ‘immediate appointments’ available

With relatively few vaccine appointments slots being filled, state and federal officials are putting out the call to any eligible person to sign up for “immediate appointments” to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the mammoth Cal State LA site. The call comes just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California’s Office of Emergency Services cease control of the site, which next week will transition to the city of L.A. to operate. “We’re light on appointments for the next sev...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Colorado, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Government, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Community, Pfizer


For some, the pandemic eased mental health distress

While COVID-19 physically affects adults more than children, mental health distress has increased across all age groups. Children between 5 and 17 sought help for mental health issues at much higher rates in 2020. However, a new study found children with pre-existing mental health issues experienced reduced symptoms when lockdowns began.While the physical effects of COVID-19 have dominated headlines for the last 13 months, mental health effects are considered a simultaneous pandemic that could o...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Children, Germany, America, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, University Of Houston, Derek, Latinx, Bartlett Illinois, COVID-19, COVID, Carla Sharp


LA’s Roman Catholic schools faced challenges; the pandemic helped shut six of them down

Blessed Sacrament School in Hollywood, seen on Monday, April 5, 2021, is one of six Catholic elementary schools the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is closing. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Assumption Catholic School in Los Angeles, seen on Monday, April 5, 2021, is one of six Catholic elementary schools the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is closing. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds St. Ferdinan...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, La, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Catholic, Lausd, Biden, George W Bush, Santa Barbara, Siena


LA County’s first day in orange tier triggers buzz about moving on to yellow

Los Angeles County public health officials on Monday, April 5, ended the mandate for fully vaccinated travelers to quarantine upon their arrival here, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its COVID-19 travel guidelines last week. Speculation was already building Monday about a possible quick jump into the least-restrictive yellow tier, but Ferrer said that’s unlikely to happen for at least three weeks. Reaching the even less restrictive yellow tier of the state’s bluepr...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United Kingdom, Long Beach, Brazil, Community, Pasadena, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Only 1 coronavirus death reported in LA County for first time since October

In the latest example of the pandemic appearing to ease its grip on Los Angeles County, public health officials reported only one new death from the coronavirus Monday, April 5. L.A. County hit this milestone for the first time since October 19, 2020. The second-lowest daily death count this year was two on March 15. The new death lifted the county’s overall death toll to 23,276. Another 366 cases were reported by the county, raising the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,222,447...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


LAUSD to open 25 school-based vaccination sites for district families

With less than half of all Los Angeles Unified students planning to return to campus when schools reopen this month for hybrid learning, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, April 5, that having students home “isn’t the objective” as he announced plans to expand the number of school-based vaccination centers the district is offering. Of the families that have responded to a district survey, 49% plan to send their elementary children back to school while 35% and 25% of middle and high schoo...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Middle, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner


Improving coronavirus stats continue as LA County rolls into Orange Tier

Los Angels County will ease its coronavirus restrictions at one minute after midnight, joining Orange County in enacting looser regulations now that both are in the orange tier of the state’s monitoring system. That means movie theaters, restaurants, churches, museums, zoos and aquariums can go from 25% to 50% of capacity, while gyms will be increased from 10% to 25%. Card rooms and family entertainment centers can resume indoor operations at 25% of capacity. The county will still enforce certai...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Community, Catholic, Navajo Nation, Pasadena, Orange County


LA County coronavirus numbers continue to ease as Orange tier awaits Monday

As Los Angeles County prepared to roll out significant changes in the days ahead, daily statistics continued to bolster the hope that the pandemic is loosening its stranglehold on daily life here. Public Health officials reported 40 new deaths and 839 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 23,274 and  1,221,605, respectively. After dropping below 600 for the first time since March 2020 on Friday, the number of people hospitalized with the virus dropped by a tick, to 5...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Mississippi, Education, California, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Davis, Long Beach, Kaiser


L.A. County hospitalizations dip below 600 for first time since early days of pandemic

Offering increasing evidence that the pandemic is loosening its grip on the region, Los Angeles County dipped below 600 coronavirus-related hospitalizations for the first time since March 2020, state public health officials announced Friday, April 2. According to the California COVID-19 dashboard, which generally updates a day earlier than the county’s metrics, 596 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized as of Thursday, 159 of them in intensive care. Meanwhile, county officials said they would re...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Pasadena, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Vaccine eligibility widens in LA County despite limited doses

As another million people in Los Angeles County on Thursday, April 1, were able to get in line for often scarce coronavirus vaccine appointments, public health officials urged residents to be patient and avoid gathering and follow pandemic safety rules as they wait to be inoculated. Residents age 50 and older are now eligible for the shots, but at least 631,000 residents in that age group have already received at least one vaccine dose, officials have said, by qualifying in another eligible cate...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Local News, Federal Emergency Management Agency


LA County art, history museums emerge from coronavirus closures today

More cultural institutions continued to emerge from COVID-19 closures, with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum both welcoming visitors again on Thursday, April 1. Capacity will be limited to 25% at both museums until Monday, when the county will move into the orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 economic blueprint, allowing museums to boost capacity to 50%. “The Natural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits have brought joy to generations of Angelenos for more than ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Community, Natural History Museum, Pacific, Fiji, Butterfly Pavilion, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum


LA County vows to reach 80% coronavirus vaccination rate in 12 weeks

Within 12 weeks, Los Angeles County public health officials expect to vaccinate 80% of residents over 15 years old, a benchmark that could be a giant stride toward the end of the pandemic here. But increases in virus variants of concern that are continuing to be detected at county laboratories still have officials concerned, which is why on Wednesday, March 31, they urged residents to hang on for just two to three months more when the level of inoculation countywide was at a sufficient enough le...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, France, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, New York Times, Fema, Netherlands, Long Beach, Community, Disneyland


LAUSD, UTLA sued by parents unhappy with school reopening efforts

Four parents frustrated by efforts made to date to reopen classrooms in the nation’s second-largest K-12 school system are suing the Los Angeles Unified School District and local teachers union. Their , filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that LAUSD breached its responsibility to act in the best interest of students by allowing the teachers union to dictate when schools should reopen. LAUSD, United Teachers Los Angeles and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz are named as ...
Tags: News, Education, California, France, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Disneyland, Snowball, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Freedom Foundation, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


‘Swiss cheese model’ of precautions allows schools to open safely despite coronavirus, experts say

Rewind one year: Fresh finger-paintings dry inside silent classrooms. Half-read books gather dust on shelves. The plant on the teacher’s desk is starting to wilt, but still alive. If we knew then what we know now, schools wouldn’t have closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic — or at least, not for very long, said George Rutherford, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UC San Francisco. “We were working on the playbook for Influenza A — the first things to close are elementary schools b...
Tags: Florida, News, Education, Children, California, La, Stanford, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, International Space Station, Connecticut, Lausd, Iss, Orange County, San Bernardino


L.A. County detects more variants, but coronavirus growth continues to decline

Los Angeles County continued its still-decreasing rates of coronavirus growth on Wednesday, March 24, reporting 666 new cases and 92 associated deaths. Among the fatalities was a child aged 12 to 17 with underlying health conditions, however — one of three children to die in L.A. County from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. As of Wednesday, 22,960 L.A. County lives have been lost to the coronavirus. More than 1.2 million people have tested positive. “We do need to continue taking care of each ...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, New York, News, Education, California, Government, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Brazil, Community, Pomona, Los Angeles County


Transmission rate spike spurs fear of new coronavirus surge in LA County

With the encouraging wane of coronavirus statistics in Los Angeles County comes a red flag on this week, an increase in the rate of transmission. The transmission rate — a measure of just how “spreadable” the virus is at a given point in time — was at .93 as of Monday, March 23, an increase over last week’s .87 rate and .77 just weeks ago, according to the the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. If the rate — otherwise known as “R,” or “R-naught” — gets above 1,  spread of the viru...
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LA County agrees to partner with Blue Shield on vaccination network

After weeks of concern over potentially losing the huge network of vaccination sites it had built, Los Angeles County has formally agreed to collaborate with healthcare giant Blue Shield, which will provide performance metrics to assess the success of the rollout. The agreement allows the county to continue to coordinate vaccinations via its nearly 400 vaccine providers throughout the region, including in such hard-hit area as South and East L.A. and pockets of the San Fernando Valley. ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Blue Shield, Pasadena, State, Los Angeles County


Less than a third of LAUSD families might send their kids back to campus

Less than a third of Los Angeles Unified students might return to the classroom when schools reopen next month, according to preliminary survey results, the district announced on Monday, March 22. Of the families who have responded to a survey thus far — which is about half of all families in the district — 42% indicated they plan to send their children back, Superintendent Austin Beutner said during his weekly address to the community. Families who don’t respond will have their students remain ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Education, Government, New York City, California News, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Middle, LA County, Los Angeles Unified


Sunday’s numbers show LA County’s coronavirus growth still on decline

Los Angeles County’s coronavirus numbers continue to fall, with officials reporting 423 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional fatalities on Sunday, March 21. The number of county residents hospitalized with the virus continued to decline, dropping from 792 Saturday to 750, with the number of those patients in intensive care declining from 216 to 191, according to state figures. Sunday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,214,178 cases and 22,797 deaths since the pandemic began. The lower...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Biden, Eric Garcetti


California Adopts CDC-Advised 3-Feet Social Distancing Rule For Classrooms

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Students in California classrooms can sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 under new guidelines adopted by the state as school officials figure out how to reopen campuses closed for a year during the coronavirus pandemic. The state recommendations announced Saturday came a day after federal health officials relaxed social distancing guidelines for schools nationwide. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises at least 3 feet (about 1 meter) of space between des...
Tags: Health, Education, California, Cdc, La, Massachusetts, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Times, Eric Garcetti, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gavin Newsom, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Teachers Association, LA Times


LA-area groups stage events, urge end to anti-Asian bias, violence

Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and the Korean American community held a car caravan rally in Koreatown to oppose the recent rise of attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, March 19, 2021. The Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate rally comes after a deadly shooting in Atlanta, GA left eight people dead, six of which were identified as Asian women. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Korean American Fede...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Korea, Community, Associated Press, Hate Crime, Lapd, Social Justice, Eric Garcetti


LA County coronavirus case rates are dropping among homeless as well

Among those seeing fewer coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County are people experiencing homelessness, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Thursday, March 18. They accounted for 58 new cases this week compared to 620 new cases in late December during the height of the surge. And even the 58 cases represented a bit of an overcount with officials saying all but 10 were cases from previous weeks. Since the pandemic began, public health officials have identified 7,061 CO...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Biden, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County


A year of pandemic: Through the lens of photographer Dean Musgrove

As we reach the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles, trying to balance the feelings of sadness from lives lost, businesses closed, jobs lost and more, attempting to look to the future with hope and optimism is challenging at best. Normally water, toilet paper and paper towels fill this space at the Woodland Hills, CA. Costco on Monday, March 2, 2020. Early on, some people wore masks and others didn’t, the demand for toilet paper, paper towels, water and anything with...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, Colorado, California, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Costco, Metro, San Fernando


A year of pandemic: Through the lens of photographer Sarah Reingewirtz

It’s been a lonely year covering the pandemic. We started out taking pictures from behind windows to being in crowds covering protests. Carol White, 82, who is recovering from coronavirus, looks for her daughter out the window of the COVID-19 unit at the Jasmin Terrace, an assisted living memory care facility in Pasadena. Isolation is the new crisis facing nursing homes according to assistant administrator Lori Lackey. Residents test for coronavirus at the San Fernando Park COVID-19 walk-u...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Burbank, Irwin, Runyon Canyon, Arlene


LA County businesses get ‘breathing room’ as Public Health told to ease up on coronavirus citations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 16, approved changes in how Public Health inspectors cite businesses that violate COVID-19-era rules, hoping to ease up on health order enforcement protocol as businesses are beginning to re-open indoors. In a unanimous vote, the board required inspectors from the county’s Environmental Health Enforcement teams to refrain from citing businesses over the county’s COVID-19 health order with monetary fines on their first visit, and only ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Hawaii, Community, Southern California, Ferrer, Barger, LA County


As LA County opens up vaccines for millions with health challenges, officials urge patience

As infection and hospitalization rates continue to decline and Los Angeles County begins to turn the corner on recovery, officials have expanded vaccine access to include the region’s sickest and disabled as of Monday, March 15. But those who now qualify may have to wait days or weeks to get an appointment, officials said during a Monday news conference. Barbara Ferrer, director of the county’s Department of Public Health, said it may take a few weeks for qualified residents to get an appointmen...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Emergency, Lausd, State, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County, Solis


About 6,000 students at Duke ordered to remain in their residence halls for a week following a COVID-19 outbreak linked to frat parties

FILE: general view of the Duke University Chapel on the campus of Duke University. Lance King/Getty Images Undergraduate students living on Duke University's campus were told to stay put in their dorm. The "stay-in-place" order is in effect from March 14 to March 21, university officials said. The restriction comes following more than 180 positive cases reportedly linked to frat parties. See more stories on Insider's business page. All Duke University undergraduate students livin...
Tags: News, Students, Education, College, US, Trends, The New York Times, Duke, Duke University, Pandemic, Duke Read, Duke University Chapel, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, COVID, Educaiton


A year of pandemic: Through the lens of photographer Brittany Murray

I see the world through a lens, always. Even when I’m not working I look at scenes, people, moments, and I “click,” the shutter in my head. The best images tell a story, they have depth, emotion and they cause the viewer to feel something. For me, what I found most unsettling and most challenging about the past year were the masks. Shiela Mercado holds a sign as she and other nurses at Little Company of Mary marched in front of the building in Torrance on Friday, April 17, 2020. Nurses at faci...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Long Beach, Community, Lebron James, Lausd, Disneyland, Local News, Orange County


LAUSD families rally for better school reopening plans

Aviva Hayempour, left, and Samani Crook, 6, join South Los Angeles families rallying for the reopening of schools at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Watts on Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Samani Crook, 6, came with her grandmother and sister to join South Los Angeles families rallying for the reopening of schools at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Watts on Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The ...
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