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Coronavirus Concern: ‘Disaster’ Feared If Sick Moved To California Nursing Homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who fear vulnerable, elderly residents would be placed at risk. The California Association of Health Facilities, which represents most skilled nursing homes in the state, warned that many of the nursing homes lack sufficient gloves, masks and other protective supplies to limit the spread of cor...
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Garcetti calls in public-health cohort to bring home warnings against coronavirus spread

Mayor Eric Garcetti brought in some backup on Thursday, April 2, to spread his message to Angelenos that they should all be taking health and safety precautions seriously as the number of novel coronavirus cases and deaths continue to ramp up. “Don’t take it from a mayor, take it from a doctor,” Garcetti said, before turning center stage over to Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer. Ferrer urged people who are sick to self-isolate for at least seven days, with at least three o...
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34 LAPD personnel test positive for coronavirus

Twenty-nine sworn officers and five civilian personnel within the Los Angeles Police Department have contracted the coronavirus, with one in critical condition and the others recovering at home, Chief Michel Moore told the Board of Police Commissioners on Tuesday. The majority are officers who work out of LAPD’s downtown and central locations. “I’m proud of the work of the men and women of LAPD,” the chief said. “I think that they, during some troubling and unsettling times, have risen to the oc...
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SF supervisors push for more gig worker protections during the coronavirus pandemic

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is pushing a number of legislative bodies to offer more protections and benefits for gig workers during COVID-19 pandemic. As gig workers are still out delivering food to people and providing rides, supervisors are asking the SF Office of Labor Standards Enforcement to establish enforcement procedures in compliance with Assembly Bill 5, which outlines what types of workers can be legally classified as independent contractors. In that same vein, they’re asking...
Tags: Health, Transportation, California, San Francisco, Tech, Instacart, Gavin Newsom, Department of Public Health, AB, Board of Supervisors, California Labor, Dennis Herrera, Xavier Becerra, Personnel, Julie Su, Gig Workers Rising


Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by frontline responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Responders Fund wants to channel donations to help address that shortage. The fund, which is seeking public donations via GoFundMe, will use all proceeds to cover the costs of transportation of these crucial supplies to the hospitals, clinics and public agencies that need them most. Flexport is facilitati...
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LA County update: Another person dies from coronavirus, 71 new cases reported

A Culver City individual is the fifth person to die of novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County, the Department of Public Health reported Sunday. In addition, 71 new cases of coronavirus were reported, according to the department’s daily update. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 132 new cases in LA County. To date, Public Health has identified 409 cases across all areas in LA County, including the five deaths. Upon completion of investigations, 12 cases reported earlier were not LA County r...
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Why some say they're comfortable exercising outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the sweep of COVID-19 across the world and United States, hundreds of millions of Americans are finding themselves with far more time indoors than ever before. While officials and experts continue to urge citizens to isolate and practice social distancing, the value of exercise may be more important than ever.However, as many states move toward closing non-essential businesses, workout enthusiasts are finding gyms with locked doors, pushing more exercisers outdoors.In New York, the country&...
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Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and UCSF will boost Bay Area COVID-19 tests by 1,000 per day

Bay Area coronavirus testing is about to get a boost from the private sector. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s philanthropic project the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is collaborating with UCSF and the medical research nonprofit the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to expand COVID-19 testing in Silicon Valley’s backyard. The collaboration will mean that UCSF, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and other local Department of Public Health sites will be able to bring additional testing on...
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Sparks to give LAUSD an assist during coronavirus outbreak

The L.A. Sparks said Wednesday they plan to assist the Los Angeles Unified School District with its new Grab & Go Food Centers, which are open from 7-10 a.m. at 60 locations. The effort, which began starting Wednesday, is intended to help ensure students and families who are most vulnerable to food shortages have access to meals during the COVID-19 outbreak. “We all have to come together at a time like this to contribute to the health and wellness of our community,” Sparks President and COO Dani...
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California has tested 3,487 people for COVID-19 as of Monday, March 16

Updating figures on the spread of coronavirus in California, the Department of Public Health announced Tuesday, March 17, that the state has experienced 11 deaths and 472 positive cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. Public health officials said 24 of these cases are from repatriation flights and the other 448 confirmed cases include 82 that are travel-related, 75 from person-to-person transmission, 98 that are community-acquired and 193 cases that are under investigation. Of these, seven cases invol...
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LA councilman calls off encampment sweeps, amid novel coronavirus concerns

One Los Angeles city councilman has canceled major homeless encampment sweeps in his district, in response to the novel coronavirus, an aide said Monday, March 16. Staffers in Councilman David Ryu’s office reached out to the Sanitation Department to cancel upcoming cleanups, according to spokesperson Mark Pampanin. Pampanin said Ryu does not want to enforce city code 56.11 — a rule that restricts storage of property on sidewalks, and that requires tents to be down during the day — without first ...
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This map shows how coronavirus has struck much of LA County

Los Angeles County released a list of confirmed novel coronavirus cases on Monday, March 16, grouped by city. There have been 94 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county so far. The most, 43 cases, are in Los Angeles city; the Department of Public Health broke out numbers for 14 of the massive city’s larger neighborhoods. Next up is Long Beach with five confirmed cases. The specific location of 11 cases is still under investigation, officials said. Officials cautioned that becaus...
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Dockweiler Beach may become site of coronavirus quarantine center, El Segundo official says

Dockweiler Beach RV Park, near El Segundo, may be one of multiple locations throughout Los Angeles County used for quarantine centers as health officials prepare for a further spread of the new coronavirus, the El Segundo City Manager’s Office said Saturday, March 14. Neither the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health nor the county Office of Emergency Management immediately returned requests for comment Saturday. But on Friday, Barbara Ferrer, the county’s top public health official, sa...
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Universal Studios Closing Temporarily Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Universal Studios closing temporarily due to Coronavirus concerns The hits just keep on coming folks as much like competing theme park Disneyland announced hours ago, Universal Studios Hollywood is closing down from Saturday through nearly all of March due to concerns of the global coronavirus outbreak. Universal was expected to open their new ride The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! to the public on March 27, based on the Illumination Entertainment franchise. No new tentative date was g...
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A Preliminary Connecticut Employer FAQ on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As Connecticut reported it’s first known COVID-19 cases over the weekend, it is becoming apparent that the time for preparation for a pandemic is starting to end, and the time for action items is beginning. To that end, it seems that nearly every lawfirm is starting to compile answers to some frequently asked questions. For a few examples of ones I found useful of late, look at FisherBroyles, Littler, FisherPhillips and FaegreDrinker just to name a few. Everyone’s advice is fairly similar here s...
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State Health Officials Release Updated Coronavirus Statistics In California

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — In a news release announcing the most recent statistics of the novel coronavirus, the California Department of Public Health said there are a total of 69 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. Here are all of the numbers confirmed as of 10 a.m. Friday: Positive cases – 69 Deaths – 1 Cases of positive tests related to federal repatriation flights – 24 Cases not related to repatriation flights – 45 Travel-related – 22 Person to person – 12 Community transmission – 9 U...
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Urgent LA supervisors seek funding to fight coronavirus’ spread

Los Angeles County officials approved two motions asking for funding and a plan for schools and hospitals in the event of an emergency — just hours after city leaders declared a state of emergency to help the city prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion on Wednesday, March 3, authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, to request $7.5 million to bolster the Department of Public Health’s efforts to stop the virus, known as Cov...
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US coronavirus death toll rises to 11, public demands that officials do more

By GENE JOHNSON, RACHEL LA CORTE and MARTHA BELLISLE SEATTLE — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday with a victim succumbing in California — the nation’s first reported fatality outside Washington state — as officials, schools and businesses came under pressure to respond more aggressively to the outbreak. Officials in Placer County, near Sacramento, said an elderly person who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday after returning from a San Francisco-to-Mexico cruis...
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Sacramento Health Officials Do Not Plan On Declaring State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The City of San Francisco declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus on Tuesday. This comes as fear of a global pandemic spreads. More and more people are not taking chances, and getting checked out when they exhibit signs of any virus. On Tuesday night authorities responded to a call about a potential case in South Sacramento. Scanner audio from South Sacramento: “We have one subject quarantined at Kaiser South, complaining of possible symptoms of the coronavirus,” ...
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Judge Extends Hold On Plan To Move As Many As 50 Coronavirus Patients From Travis AFB To Costa Mesa

COSTA MESA (CBS13) —  A judge in Costa Mesa has blocked the transfer of coronavirus patients from Travis Air Force Base to Costa Mesa for another week. On Friday, the feds planned to transfer as many as 50 coronavirus patients from the base to a facility in Costa Mesa over the weekend, but U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton granted city leaders an emergency injunction to block the transfer after city leaders filed a court papers saying they were not notified in advance of the plans and want...
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Judge Blocks Transfer Of Coronavirus Patients From Travis Air Force Base To Costa Mesa

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) —  A judge has temporarily blocked the transfer of coronavirus patients from Travis Air Force Base to Costa Mesa. The federal government planned to transfer as many as 70 coronavirus patients from the base to a facility in Costa Mesa this weekend, but city leaders filed an injunction to block the transfer in an effort to protect their community. I’ve just learned that a judge has granted a temporary injunction blocking the transfer of #coronavirus patients to #CostaMesa this w...
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5 new cases of measles — and here’s where you could have been exposed in LA, South Bay, Santa Monica, Inglewood, Norwalk

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County health officials confirmed five new cases of measles Wednesday and warned of possible exposure at a series of locations over the past week. According to the county Department of Public Health, the new patients are four county residents who were “exposed to an unimmunized, international visitor who was infectious with measles while in Los Angeles County.” Health officials warned of possible exposure to measles at the following locations: On Jan. 26: CVS Pharmacy,...
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5 new cases of the measles in Los Angeles

The linked article has a fairly long list of places in West Los Angeles that unimmunized area folk might want to review. NBC Los Angeles: Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday confirmed five new cases of measles and warned of possible exposure at a series of locations over the past week. According to the county Department of Public Health, the new patients are four county residents who were "exposed to an unimmunized, international visitor who was infectious with measles while in Los...
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Amid Coronavirus worries, LA County leaders warn against racial profiling, misinformation

Concerned that misinformation about the coronavirus is spreading faster that the virus itself in Southern California, LA County officials on Tuesday, Feb. 4, warned people not to racially profile residents whom they fear have the illness and vowed to tamp down misinformation that can spur panic during such an outbreak. “The worst thing that can happen right now is that people get the wrong information,” said the county’s Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, adding that such misinformation can,...
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Report: Passenger arrives at LAX with potential coronavirus symptoms

A passenger on a flight that landed at Los Angeles International Airport showed symptoms of the coronavirus, it was reported this morning, Thursday, Jan. 23. A member of a family traveling on American Airlines flight 2546 from Mexico City had flu-like symptoms and may have contracted the virus, but officials could not confirm it was the potentially deadly virus, NBC4 reported. The flight landed at LAX about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday and was met by Los Angeles firefighters and police. The passenger was...
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Newsom’s budget calls for changing how California regulates its cannabis industry

Gov. Gavin Newsom is recommending a major overhaul to how California regulates its multibillion-dollar cannabis industry, with changes aimed at streamlining oversight and tax collection included in the proposed state budget he released Friday morning. Industry leaders are applauding the proposals, which are expected to ultimately make things easier for licensed businesses to navigate the legal market and compete with illicit operators. “Today’s announcement from the governor marks a turning of t...
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Audit: More Than 1.4 Million California Children At Risk Of Lead Poisoning

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new report from the California State Auditor found more than 1.4 million children may be at risk of lead poisoning and not know it because the state’s top two health agencies aren’t doing their jobs. The state audit found Sacramento County tops the list for the most kids with lead poisoning and most kids on Medi-Cal who did not get their required lead testing. Kids under six are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can lead to low IQ, behavioral issues, hearing l...
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Judge orders Public Health officials to release data related to 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak

A judge ordered public health officials to release data related to the Aliso Canyon gas leak on Monday, Jan. 6. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carolyn Kuhl instructed the Los Angeles Department of Public Health to produce data collected in the Porter Ranch area following the 2015 blowout. The leak began Oct. 23, 2015, and released more than 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas into the air. During the hearing, county representative Jason H. Tokoro, asked the judge to allow the department to k...
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Public advised to stay clear of storm drains at LA beaches in wake of Christmas storm

A beach water use advisory for Los Angeles County will remains in effect through 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. The advisory warns people to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean water around discharging storm drains, as well as creeks and rivers. The county’s Department of Public Health initially issued the advisory on Monday, Dec. 23, because of rain earlier in the week; the advisory was set to run until Thursday. The agency cautioned at the time, however, that the advisory — applying to al...
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LA County beach-goers urged to avoid water near storm drains

Los Angeles County health officials issued a beach water-use advisory Monday, Dec. 24, urging people to avoid swimming in the ocean near discharging drains and creeks — as rain sends debris and other potentially hazardous materials cascading to the coast. The advisory will remain in effect until at least 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, for beaches throughout the county, although with more rain in the forecast for Christmas Day and beyond, the advisory could be extended. Health officials warned that...
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