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LA County urges employers to verify workers’ vaccine status despite honor system

Saying COVID-19 is now “a pandemic of unvaccinated people,” Los Angeles County’s public health director urged employers on Monday, June 21, to verify workers’ vaccination status to determine if they should be wearing masks at work, despite the state allowing a self-attestation honor system. Although she expressed optimism that workers in the county will continue “doing what’s right” and being honest about their vaccination status, Barbara Ferrer said the threat of COVID-19 variants — such as the...
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LA County posts 258 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths on Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 258 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, June 20, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,618 cases and 24,441 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 213 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Sunday, down from 219 on Saturday. There were 45 COVI...
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LA County reports 255 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths on Saturday, June 19, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,361 cases and 24,439 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 219 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, the same as Friday. There were 38 COVID ...
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Amid declining COVID-19 and reopening businesses, LA County urges Father’s Day, Juneteenth caution

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the state, Los Angeles County health officials urged residents today to continue exercising care as they mark Juneteenth and Father’s Day, particularly if they plan to interact with populations vulnerable to infection. “If you’re celebrating the holidays with someone elderly or with underlying health conditions, and they haven’t been vaccinated, I encourage you to celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually,” Los Angele...
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‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
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Heidi Ferrer, ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and ‘Wasteland’ Writer, Dies at 50

Heidi Ferrer, a television and film writer known for her work on “Dawson’s Creek” and “Wasteland,” died on May 26, her husband Nick Guthe confirmed to Variety. She was 50. Ferrer died by suicide after an ongoing battle with long-haul COVID-19. She first contracted the virus in April 2020 and saw her health worsen. By […]
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LA County urges continued vigilance after lifting of most coronavirus rules

Los Angeles County officials urged continued vigilance on Wednesday, June 16, following the lifting of most COVID-19 health restrictions, with about one-third of the county’s eligible population still not vaccinated against the virus. “As physical distancing requirements, capacity limits, and masking mandates are now relaxed, ensuring the safety of those who are not yet vaccinated is essential,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Workplaces need to offer sensible ...
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Be smart, LA County officials say, and hang on to that coronavirus mask for some situations

Los Angeles County businesses whisked away many coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, June 15 and many residents shed their long-required masks for rolling around town. But officials warned amid the celebrations, they folks shouldn’t toss those masks in the garbage just yet. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that unvaccinated people should continue to wear face coverings as statewide capacity and physical distancing restrictions are lifted, noting that many people in the county still are...
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As coronavirus fades, LA County officials pause for smiles (and words of caution) on Reopening Day

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, center, during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reopening of L.A. County following more than 15 months of pandemic-imposed restrictions, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reop...
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Hours ahead of eased coronavirus rules, LA County makes pre-July 4 vaccine push

LOS ANGELES — Hours before most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across the state, Los Angeles County health officials on Monday, June 14, made another push for residents to get vaccinated, particularly with the Fourth of July holiday on the horizon. The county Department of Public Health noted that unvaccinated residents who get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot by Sunday will be fully vaccinated by July 4. People who opt for the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are too late to be fully...
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Delta variant of COVID-19 in LA County, but numbers remain low, health director says

The so-called “Delta” coronavirus variant that’s been blamed for massive infection rates in India and case spikes in parts of the United Kingdom has been detected in Los Angeles County since early April, but the numbers have remained low thanks to the overall plunge in virus transmission rates, the county’s public health director said Thursday, June 10. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer warned, however, that the presence of a variant that is far more easily transmitted from person-to-person ...
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LA County will align with state on post-June 15 coronavirus mask policies

Los Angeles County health officials reiterated Wednesday, June 9, that they will fully align with the state’s newly announced guidelines for mask-wearing when the bulk of California’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted next week. And with the lifting of restrictions just days away, local authorities again pushed the availability of financial and entertainment incentives for people who get vaccinated — but the clock is ticking. Through Thursday, anyone who gets a first-dose vaccine at a Los Ange...
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Most COVID-19 restrictions will vanish June 15 – but not everywhere in LA County

While the bulk of COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 15, Los Angeles County’s public health director warned that rules requiring masking and physical distancing will remain in place in some settings — most notably in schools, on public transit and in health-care facilities. “There are a few sectors where masking and distancing protections will be retained given the high risk of either unknown vaccination status, large number of people who are not vaccinated or the fact that they are, b...
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LA County posts 15 new deaths, 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 15 new deaths and 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, June 5, with the county in the midst of promoting the coronavirus vaccine while transitioning from sprawling parking-lot centers to smaller vaccine clinics, many in hard-hit neighborhoods. Since the pandemic began, county Public Health officials have identified 1,244,917 positive cases and 24,390 COVID-19-related deaths. According to the state dashboard, 259 people were hospitalized with the virus in the county ...
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Dodger, LAFC tickets up for grabs as LA County pushes coronavirus vaccines

LOS ANGELES — While the state began handing out $50,000 checks as part of a COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, Los Angeles County on Friday, June 4, was dangling a carrot of its own, with season tickets up for grabs to the Dodgers and Los Angeles Football Club. Beginning Friday and continuing until next Thursday, anyone who gets a first-dose vaccine at a county- or city-run vaccination site, or at a St. John’s Well Child and Family Center site, will be entered for a chance to win season tic...
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LA County will close large coronavirus vaccine sites, transition to smaller locations

LOS ANGELES >> In another sign of reduced demand for COVID-19 vaccinations, Los Angeles County announced on Thursday, June 3 it will close its four large-scale vaccine sites in coming weeks and transition them to smaller, community sites. “We remain committed on getting vaccine into neighborhoods where we can continue to reach people who may have limited ability or time to get to large vaccination sites,” according to a statement from the county Department of Public Health. The closures will beg...
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UCLA releases model to guide which areas should be given vaccine priority

A team of UCLA researchers today announced a predictive model to help guide public health officials on which neighborhoods in Los Angeles County should be prioritized for vaccine distribution based on residents’ risks of COVID-19. The model’s maps and data are publicly available, and the research titled “COVID-19 Medical Vulnerability Indicators: A Predictive, Local Data Model for Equity in Public Health Decision Making,” is set to be published in the International Journal of Environmental Healt...
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LA County: 80% vaccination rate won’t happen until late August

LOS ANGELES >> At the current pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, it will take until late August to reach the target goal of getting 80% of Los Angeles County residents aged 16 and older at least partially vaccinated, roughly one month later than previously thought, according to a new projection released Wednesday, June 2. “We’re currently administering about 100,000 vaccinations to L.A. County residents each week, and have about 1.1 million more first doses to go before 80% of all L.A. County reside...
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LA County promotes vaccinations anew as coronavirus case rates continue to decline

With state and local incentives up for grabs, Los Angeles County health officials again urged residents on Tuesday, June 1, to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to continue downward trends in infections and deaths. “Our metrics continue to improve, and we continue to see declines in cases, hospitalizations and deaths,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. “Vaccinations are saving lives and I ask each of you to continue keeping yourself, your friends and your family members safe by ge...
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Seven more COVID-19 deaths reported by L.A. County

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Saturday confirmed seven new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,243,712 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,338 deaths. Of the seven deaths reported Saturday, three people who passed away were over the age of 80, two people were between the ages of 65 and 79, one person was between the ages of 50 and 64, and one was between 30 and 49. There are 273 p...
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LA County teams with Homeboy Industries to boost vaccine effort

LOS ANGELES >> Continuing their efforts to reach to vaccine-hesitant communities, Los Angeles County health officials announced a partnership on Friday, May 28 with the gang-rehabilitation organization Homeboy Industries for a series of public-service announcements encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations. “Equity remains at the core of our vaccination efforts, which is why we are proud to partner with Homeboy Industries to ensure that justice-impacted residents understand the importance of getting imm...
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Black residents now top LA County’s coronavirus death rates

LOS ANGELES >> For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Black residents in Los Angeles County have overtaken Latinos and now have the highest rates of virus infections, hospitalizations and deaths, the county public health director said Thursday, May 27. Barbara Ferrer noted that overall COVID rates in the county remain generally low, but she said the “flip” of Black residents overtaking Latinos in critical categories is primarily due to lagging vaccination rates in the Black commun...
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LA County: Dropping COVID-19 cases among health workers prove vaccine is working

  LOS ANGELES >> While COVID-19 cases continue declining generally across Los Angeles County, health officials today pointed to plummeting infections and deaths among health care workers as evidence of vaccine effectiveness. Health care workers were the first group of people to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines beginning in December, just as a winter surge in cases was taking hold. According to the county Department of Public Health, nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 infections among health care wor...
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As holiday weekend looms, LA County’s coronavirus numbers continue to slide

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to tumble on Tuesday, May 25, a positive sign as the planned lifting of virus-related restrictions across the state grows closer and another holiday weekend looms. According to weekly figures released by the state, the county’s average daily rate of new COVID-19 infections fell to 0.9 per 100,000 residents, down from 1.2 per 100,000 residents last week. The continued decline leaves the county firmly anchored in the least-restrictive yellow tier of ...
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Section 230 Preempts Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Claims–Henderson v. Source for Public Data

Section 230 and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) have always had an implicit conflict. The FCRA is an old-school regulation of electronic databases run by credit reporting agencies, who gather and republish third-party data. As a result, any FCRA liability for that data seems inconsistent with Section 230’s rule that electronic databases aren’t liable for third-party content. This opinion addresses that tension head-on, and Section 230 comes out on top. But unfortunately, the opinion reach...
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Half of LA County residents 16 and older are now fully vaccinated

Los Angeles County has reached the milestone of fully vaccinating half of its population aged 16 and over against COVID-19, the public health director announced on Monday, May 24, but lagging rates among those aged 30 to 49 have made them the most likely to wind up hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. According to figures released Monday, nearly 4.2 million county residents have now received two doses of vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated. “We can now proudly say that more than 50% of...
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Coronavirus numbers continue to improve as vaccination rates climb

Nearly 50 percent of Americans have received at least one vaccine shot, and though the pace has slowed, the share is still growing by about two percentage points per week, a federal official said Sunday, May 23. Local trends are headed in the same positive direction — among Los Angeles residents aged 16 and over, 61% have received at least one dose, and 47% are now considered fully vaccinated, according to public health officials. “I think by June, we’re probably going to be at one infection per...
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LA County officials report more cases of the UK coronavirus variant

Los Angeles County reported 265 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths on Saturday, May 22, as officials reported more cases of the UK variant B.1.1.7. Of the 40 specimens analyzed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health laboratory in the past week, 53% were the UK variant and none were the California variant. The lab also detected six Brazil (P.1) variants last week and one South African variant (B.1.351). Officials said recent research has provide added evidence that the ...
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LA County will join state, lift coronavirus restrictions on June 15

Los Angeles County will follow the state’s lead on June 15 and lift the majority of COVID-19 restrictions, while continuing to urge more people to get vaccinated to lower the risk of a virus resurgence, health officials said today. The state’s Health and Human Services secretary announced Friday, May 21, that California is on track to do away with its Blueprint for a Safer Economy as planned on June 15, meaning all capacity and social distancing requirements will be eliminated and most vaccinate...
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LA County reports just 933 ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases, among 3.3 million vaccinated residents

LOS ANGELES >> Saying the numbers highlight the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, Los Angeles County’s public health director said on Thursday, May 20, the county has identified just 933 “breakthrough” cases of fully vaccinated residents testing positive for the virus — out of more than 3 million people. Barbara Ferrer said the numbers translate to an infection rate of 0.03% among the nearly 3.3 million people who were fully vaccinated in the county as of May 7. Of those 933 people,...
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