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Los Angeles County is moving swiftly to align its Health Officer Order with the guidance issued today by the state of California and key sectors will be able to reopen immediately.

By Friday, the County anticipates the reopening of additional key sectors—including outdoor restaurant dining —with additional safeguards in place to protect employee and customer safety as we continue to experience high caseloads and transmission rates.

Until Friday, the County will be operating under the Health Officer order of November 25, 2020, which allows key sectors to reopen today, including personal care services with capacity limitations, outdoor fitness facilities and outdoor family entertainment centers. Small private outdoor gatherings with 3 households are also allowed under this order. Full details of that order are available on Public Health’s website.

On Friday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health plans to issue a new Health Officer Order allowing for restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining with occupancy limits and masking requirements for all staff.  The department will also rescind the hours of operation restrictions for non-essential businesses, which have been required close from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

In order to prevent another increase in cases that leads the County back to more restrictions, as sectors re-open, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health strongly encourages everyone to follow the infection control protocols: wear a face covering,  maintain physical distance and avoid large gatherings and crowds.  In addition, if you are at high risk for serious complications from COVID-19, we strongly recommend you continue to stay home as much as possible.

Allowable starting today
Private gatherings Limited to 3 households & total of 15 persons; outdoors only
Family Entertainment Centers Open for outdoor operations (50%)
Museums, zoos, aquariums Open for outdoor operations
Cardrooms Outdoor operations at 50%
Miniature golf, go karts, batting cages Outdoor operations at 50%
Outdoor recreational activity Open
Hotels, Motels Tourism and individual travel allowed
Fitness facilities Open for outdoor operations
Personal care Open at 25% indoor capacity
Indoor mall, shopping center, lower-risk retail Open at 25% indoor capacity; food courts and common areas closed



Restrictions Remaining in Effect Until January 29th
Restaurants, wineries & breweries Take-out only, no outdoor dining
Restricted hours Non-essential businesses closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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Los Angeles County to Implement Tighter Safeguards and Restrictions to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Los Angeles County to Implement 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.

Seven day COVID-19 case averages have nearly 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 of 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 customers.
  • 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.

At this time, the County is reporting 2,884 cases as the five-day average and 1,126 hospitalized patients.

The County continues to anticipate the potential continued surge of cases and hospitalizations. The County has established thresholds for additional actions if cases or hospitalizations continue to increase.

If the five-day average of cases in the County becomes 4,000 or more or hospitalizations are more than 1,750 per day, the following restriction will be added:

  • Outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will be prohibited and these businesses will only be able to offer pick-up and delivery. Businesses in this sector are being notified via email by DPH, which will work with them to ensure a smooth transition.

If the five-day average of cases in the County becomes 4,500 or more or hospitalizations are more than 2,000 per day, the following restriction will be added:

  • A Safer at Home Order will be instituted for three weeks. The Order would only allow essential workers and those securing essential services to leave their homes.
  • A 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew would be mandated, with essential workers exempt.

“Los Angeles County is at a critical moment to save lives and curb the spread of COVID-19. I urge our residents, businesses and community leaders to heed this warning and follow these heightened safeguards so that additional restrictions do not need to be imposed,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We are so grateful that many of our residents are wearing face coverings, keeping physically distanced and avoiding gathering with people they don’t live with, but we need everyone to do their part and follow these measures. Lives and livelihoods are at stake and our entire community will be affected by our collective action if we do the right thing.”

For the most current data and information about COVID-19, visit the Department of Public Health’s website.




More than six months into the pandemic, Los Angeles County continues to respond to the COVID-19 emergency with multiple essential services for residents and businesses ranging from food and monetary support to mental health and free or low-cost healthcare.


Food insecurity remains one of the County’s highest areas of need as affirmed by the recent study from USC Dornsife Public Exchange in coordination with the Los Angeles County Emergency Food Security Branch. That study confirmed 1 in 4 L.A. County households experienced food insecurity between March and July of this year, representing an estimated 873,000 households, making current levels of food insecurity in the County higher than pre-pandemic levels. In response, L.A. County has provided 2,388 tons of food at public food-box distribution events since March, which is the equivalent of 4 million meals provided to 68,498 households.

“Los Angeles County understands the economic hardships and burdens many families are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we continue to respond with urgently needed, essential tangible resources to support our communities and businesses,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

As the need for assistance continues, L.A. County encourages residents to access the available support and reminds residents that these assistance programs are available regardless of insurance or immigration status. For any questions or language assistance to access resources from L.A. County, call or text 211.


#LetsFeedLACounty is now hosting drive-thru food distribution events three times a week in locations across the County. For the latest information including distribution dates, times and locations, visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/get-support/.

Additionally, 211 LA has partnered with Slingshot Aerospace to create a mapping tool that makes locating food resources near you easier than ever. Add your location and filter by type of resource, then click to see detailed information about the resource and how to access it.


L.A. County is helping enroll low-income residents in the CalFresh Program, which issues monthly electronic EBT benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. Hundreds of thousands of County residents are now newly eligible for assistance because of the pandemic but have not accessed services. Click here to enroll today.


Los Angeles County utilities are providing resources and relief to eligible residents.


Please visit this web page for future updates.


L.A. County is training 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.


If you think you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, call your primary care provider to schedule a COVID-19 test. COVID-19 symptoms include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell.

Wherever possible, you should receive testing in consultation with your healthcare provider to ensure continuity of care & optimal follow-up. If you do not have insurance and need help connecting to a healthcare provider, dial 2-1-1.

To check availability or make a COVID-19 test appointment, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing.


Beginning this October, L.A. County's Department of Public Health (DPH) and L.A. County Library will be offering free flu vaccines to those 6 months of age and older at select Library locations across the County. Flu shot clinic dates and locations for October and November 2020 are being finalized and will be announced here, once available. Health insurance will not be a requirement.

If you're thinking of getting a flu vaccine, L.A. County recommends calling your regular health care provider to see what other shots you may need. If you don’t have a regular provider, dial 2-1-1 (the free L.A. County Information Line) or visit publichealth.lacounty.gov for a list of no cost or low-cost vaccine providers.


My Health LA is a no-cost health care program for people who live in LA County that is free to individuals and families who do not have and cannot get health insurance, such as Full-Scope Medi-Cal.

Health care services are provided by non-profit clinics called “Community Partners.” There are over 200 Community Partner clinics in My Health LA. Click here to find a clinic near you. Please call the clinic to make an enrollment appointment and to make sure the clinic is taking new patients at this time.


With stress, anxiety, and depression on the rise in light of the ongoing challenge of the pandemic, the L.A. County Department of Mental Health’s (LACDMH) 24/7 Helpline at (800) 854-7771 is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals (LACDMH facility updates are available here).

LACDMH has partnered with Headspace to offer a collection of mindfulness and meditation resources – for free – to all L.A. County residents. The free Headspace Plus subscription includes access to hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as movement and sleep exercises to help manage stress, fear and anxiety related to COVID-19.

LACDMH is also a part of PsychHub’s COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub, which is dedicated to providing free resources to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Safer at Home – Toolkit

Safer in the Community

Motion graphics, videos and graphics to help encourage the public to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Safer in the Community – Toolkit




Առողջապահական ոլորտի պաշտոնյաներն ահազանգում են, որ մարդահամարի արձագանքման ներկայիս ցածր ցուցանիշը L.A. վարչաշրջանին վտանգի տակ է դնում, որն առաջիկա տասը տարիների կտրվածքով կարող է կորցնել արտակարգ իրավիճակների (ինչպես օրինակ COVID-19-ը) արձագանքման համար տրամադրվող դաշնային ֆինանսավորումը:

Los Angeles-ի վարչաշրջանի առողջապահական ոլորտի ղեկավարները պնդեցին, որպեսզի բնակիչները մասնակցեն 2020 թվականի մարդահամարին` COVID-19-ի ճգնաժամն ընդգծելով որպես օրինակ, թե որքան կարևոր է դաշնային ֆինանսավորումը բուժսպասարկման հզոր տեղական համակարգի պահպանման համար: Ճշգրիտ հաշվարկն էական է, որովհետև մարդահամարն ազդում է դաշնային ֆինանսավորման միլիարդավոր դոլարների վրա, որն օգնում է հիվանդներին օգտվել բուժսպասարկման ծառայություններից, ինչպես նաև ֆինանսավորում է հոգեներգործուն նյութերի օգտագործման հետ կապված խանգարումների բուժմանը և կանխարգելմանը, դպրոցներին, աջակցում է այն մարդկանց, ովքեր կորցրել են իրենց աշխատանքը և ծառայություններ է տրամադրում տարեցներին:

«COVID-19-ի համավարակը հաղթահարելու համար մեզ ոչ միայն անհրաժեշտ է, որ մարդիկ կրեն դիմակներ և պահպանեն ֆիզիկական հեռավորություն, այլ նաև պետք է անպայման ներառվեն մարդահամարում: Մարդահամարին չմասնակցելը կարող է զրկել L.A. վարչաշրջանին հատկապես այն ռեսուրսներից, որոնք մեզ անհրաժեշտ են մեր համայնքում համավարակի և այլ կենսական հետևանքներ առաջացնող հիվանդությունների դեմ պայքարի համար: Մարդահամարը լրացնելը տևում է ընդամենը տասը րոպե, և այն կարող եք լրացնել տանից ձեր համակարգչով կամ հեռախոսով», - ասաց L.A. վարչաշրջանի Հանրային առողջապահական բաժնի տնօրեն Barbara Ferrer-ը` Ph.D. (փիլիսոփայության դոկտոր), M.P.H. (առողջապահական ոլորտի մագիստրոս), M.Ed. (կրթության ոլորտի մագիստրոս): «Եթե մեր բնակիչները չեն մասնակցում, ապա մենք բոլորս ենք պարտվում: Մարդահամարին չմասնակցելով` մենք ասես դեն ենք նետում այն գումարները, որոնք մեզ անչափ հարկավոր են` պաշտպանելու մեր համայնքների և ընտանիքների առողջությունն ու բարօրությունը»:

Մարդահամարի ձևաթղթերը կարելի է լրացնել առցանց` https://my2020census.gov/, հեռախոսահամարով` 844-330-2020 կամ փոստով, եթե դուք ստացել եք թղթային ձևաթուղթը: L.A. վարչաշրջանի 2020 թվականի մարդահամարի համար նախատեսված https://census.lacounty.gov/ կայքէջն առաջարկում է վարչաշրջանի մասին տեղեկություններ 16 լեզուներով: ԱՄՆ-ի 2020 թվականի մարդահամարի կայքէջն ընդհանուր տեղեկություններ է առաջարկում 59 լեզուներով, ներառյալ տվյալ լեզվով առաջարկվող ուղեցույցները:

«Մենք ուրախ ենք, որ բնակիչները, օգտվելով համայնքում տեղակայված COVID-19-ի թեստավորման կենտրոնների մեր ընդլայնված ցանցից, նաև կկարողանան սովորել, թե բոլորիս համար որքան կարևոր է մարդահամարը L.A. վարչաշրջանում», - ասաց L.A. վարչաշրջանի առողջապահական ծառայությունների հարցերով տնօրեն Christina Ghaly-ն` M.D. (բժշկության դոկտոր): «Մարդահամարը լրացնելը նշանակում է, որ մենք բոլորս կարող ենք մեր ներդրումն ունենալ մեր համայնքների հետագա առողջության և վերահսկողության հարցում»:

Որպես վարչաշրջանի մարդահամարի իրազեկման քարոզարշավի մաս` պաստառներ և թռուցիկներ են տեղադրվում COVID-19-ի թեստավորման կենտրոններում` նպատակ ունենալով կրթել և համոզել բնակիչներին անմիջապես արձագանքել մարդահամարի մասնակցության կոչին:

L.A. վարչաշրջանի մարդահամարի արձագանքման ցուցանիշը հուլիսի 23-ի դրությամբ 58.6 տոկոս է: Սա էականորեն ցածր է California-ի ընդհանուր 63.6 տոկոս արձագանքման ցուցանիշից և շատ ավելի ցածր է L.A. վարչաշրջանի 100 տոկոս մասնակցության նպատակից:

Ի պատասխան COVID-19-ի շուրջ ծավալվող իրավիճակի` ԱՄՆ-ի Մարդահամարի բյուրոն երկարաձգել է մարդահամարին մասնակցելու պաշտոնական վերջնաժամկետը: Ընտանիքների համար առցանց, հեռախոսով կամ փոստով պատասխանելու վերջին օրը հոկտեմբերի 31-ն է:

Մարդահամարին մասնակցությունը գաղտնի է: Պատասխանները պաշտպանված են դաշնային օրենքով, մասնավորապես Միացյալ Նահանգների օրենսգրքի 13-րդ հոդվածով: Դրանք չեն կարող փոխանցվել որևէ այլ պետական մարմնի կամ այլ կառույցի, ներառյալ ձեր տանտիրոջը:

ԱՄՆ-ի Սահմանադրությունը երկրի բնակչության մարդահամար է նախատեսում ամեն 10 տարին մեկ: Մարդահամարի վիճակագրությունն օգտագործվում է` որոշելու, թե Կոնգրեսում քանի աթոռ է զբաղեցնելու յուրաքանչյուր նահանգ, և թե որքան դաշնային ֆինանսավորում է հատկացվելու նահանգային և տեղական համայնքներին հաջորդ 10 տարվա համար: Տեղական ինքնակառավարման մարմինների պաշտոնյաներն օգտագործում են մարդահամարը` նոր դպրոցների և հիվանդանոցների ստեղծումը ծրագրելու նպատակով: Բիզնեսներն օգտագործում են մարդահամարի տվյալները` որոշելու, թե որտեղ կարելի է կառուցել գործարաններ, գրասենյակներ և խանութներ, որոնք էլ իրենց հերթին աշխատատեղեր են ստեղծում: Կառուցապատող ընկերությունները և քաղաքի նախագծմամբ զբաղվող մասնագետներն օգտագործում են մարդահամարի տվյալները` նոր տների պլանավորման և թաղամասերի բարելավման համար: Բնակիչներն օգտագործում են մարդահամարը` նպատակ ունենալով աջակցել համայնքային նախաձեռնություններին, ինչպիսիք են` օրենսդրական, կյանքի որակի և սպառողների շահերի պաշտպանությանն առնչվող նախաձեռնությունները:



Los Angeles-ի վարչաշրջանի «Ընդգրկվի՛ր» քարոզարշավի մասին

2020 թվականի ճշգրիտ մարդահամարը կարևոր է արդար քաղաքական ներկայացուցչություն ապահովելու և նախագծերի ու սոցիալական ծառայությունների ծրագրերի համար` բանաձևի վրա հիմնված դաշնային ֆինանսավորման հավասար բաշխվածություն պահպանելու նպատակով: Los Angeles-ի վարչաշրջանի մարդահամարի նպատակն է, որ յուրաքանչյուր բնակիչ տեղեկացված լինի 2020 թվականի մարդահամարի հարցախույզի մասին, ունենա մասնակցելու հնարավորություն և լրացնի այն: Մանրամասների համար այցելե՛ք https://census.lacounty.gov/:




Các viên chức y tế gióng lên hồi chuông cảnh báo rằng tỷ lệ phản hồi điều tra dân số thấp sẽ khiến Quận L.A. đối mặt với nguy cơ mất tiền tài trợ từ liên bang để đối phó với những tình huống khẩn cấp như COVID-19 trong vòng mười năm tới

Các vị lãnh đạo y tế của Quận Los Angeles kêu gọi người dân hoàn thành Cuộc Điều Tra Dân Số Năm 2020, lấy cuộc khủng hoảng COVID-19 làm một ví dụ nổi bật về việc nguồn tài trợ liên bang quan trọng như thế nào đối với việc duy trì một hệ thống chăm sóc y tế địa phương vững chắc. Số liệu kiểm đếm chính xác là vô cùng cần thiết vì cuộc điều tra dân số này ảnh hưởng đến hàng tỷ đô la tiền tài trợ liên bang để giúp các bệnh nhân tiếp cận với dịch vụ chăm sóc y tế, cũng như tài trợ cho việc điều trị và phòng ngừa rối loạn sử dụng chất gây nghiện, tài trợ cho trường học, hỗ trợ cho những người mất việc làm và dịch vụ cho người cao niên.

“Để giúp chống lại COVID-19, chúng tôi không chỉ cần người dân đeo khẩu trang và giữ khoảng cách an toàn—người dân cần phải đảm bảo rằng họ được tính đến trong cuộc điều tra dân số. Không hoàn thành điều tra dân số có thể khiến Quận L.A. mất đi chính những nguồn lực chúng ta cần để chống lại đại dịch và các dịch bệnh khác, vốn có thể gây nên những hậu quả nghiêm trọng sống còn trong cộng đồng của chúng ta. Quý vị chỉ mất mười phút để hoàn thành điều tra dân số, đồng thời, quý vị hoàn toàn có thể thực hiện điều tra trên điện thoại hoặc máy tính ở nhà”, trích lời Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D. (Tiến Sỹ), M.P.H. (Thạc Sỹ Y Tế Công Cộng), M.Ed. (Thạc Sỹ Giáo Dục), Giám Đốc Y Tế Công Cộng Quận L.A. “Tất cả chúng ta đều chịu thiệt nếu như cư dân không tham gia điều tra dân số. Không hoàn thành điều tra dân số giống như vứt đi số tiền mà chúng ta rất cần để bảo vệ sức khoẻ và hạnh phúc của cộng đồng cũng như gia đình của chúng ta”.


Quý vị có thể hoàn thành mẫu điều tra dân số trực tuyến tại https://my2020census.gov/, qua điện thoại số 844-330-2020 hoặc qua thư nếu quý vị nhận được mẫu điều tra trên giấy. Trang mạng Cuộc Điều Tra Dân Số Năm 2020 của Quận L.A. https://census.lacounty.gov/ có thông tin cụ thể theo quận bằng 16 ngôn ngữ. Trang mạng Cuộc Điều Tra Dân Số Năm 2020 của Hoa Kỳ cung cấp thông tin chung bằng 59 ngôn ngữ, bao gồm cả hướng dẫn theo từng ngôn ngữ cho nội dung điều tra.


“Chúng tôi vui mừng khi các cư dân đang tận dụng mạng lưới các địa điểm mở rộng xét nghiệm COVID-19 trên cộng đồng cũng sẽ có thể tìm hiểu tầm quan trọng của cuộc điều tra dân số đối với tất cả chúng ta ở Quận L.A”, trích lời Christina Ghaly, M.D. (Bác Sĩ Y Khoa), Giám Đốc Dịch Vụ Y Tế Quận L.A. “Việc hoàn thành cuộc điều tra dân số có nghĩa là tất cả chúng ta đều có thể đóng góp vào sức khoẻ và khả năng phục hồi của cộng đồng trong tương lai”.


Là một phần của chiến dịch tiếp cận điều tra dân số của Quận, áp phích và tờ rơi được đặt tại các địa điểm xét nghiệm COVID-19 để giáo dục và kêu gọi người dân hoàn thành điều tra dân số ngay lập tức.


Tỷ lệ phản hồi điều tra dân số của Quận L.A. là 58,6%, tính đến Ngày 23 Tháng Bảy. Con số này thấp hơn đáng kể so với tỷ lệ phản hồi tổng thể 63,6% của bang California, đồng thời thua xa mục tiêu 100% người tham gia của Quận L.A.


Để đối phó với tình hình không ngừng thay đổi xung quanh dịch COVID-19, Sở Điều Tra Dân Số Hoa Kỳ đã đẩy lùi hạn chót chính thức để người dân tham gia cuộc điều tra dân số. Ngày cuối cùng để các hộ gia đình phản hồi trên mạng, qua điện thoại, hoặc qua thư là Ngày 31 Tháng Mười.


Việc hoàn thành điều tra dân số là riêng tư. Các câu trả lời đều được bảo vệ theo luật liên bang, cụ thể là Tiêu Đề 13 của Bộ Luật Hoa Kỳ. Các câu trả lời không được chia sẻ với bất kỳ cơ quan chính phủ hoặc thực thể nào khác, kể cả chủ nhà của quý vị.


Hiến Pháp Hoa Kỳ yêu cầu điều tra dân số toàn dân 10 năm một lần. Dữ liệu điều tra dân số được sử dụng để xác định số ghế mỗi tiểu bang giữ trong Quốc Hội và số tiền tài trợ liên bang sẽ được phân bổ cho các cộng đồng tiểu bang và địa phương trong 10 năm tới. Các viên chức chính phủ địa phương sử dụng dữ liệu điều tra dân số để lên kế hoạch cho các trường học và bệnh viện mới. Các doanh nghiệp sử dụng dữ liệu điều tra dân số để quyết định xây nhà máy, văn phòng và cửa hàng ở đâu, điều này tạo ra công ăn việc làm. Các nhà phát triển bất động sản và các nhà hoạch định thành phố sử dụng dữ liệu điều tra dân số để lên kế hoạch xây nhà mới và cải thiện các khu vực lân cận. Người dân sử dụng dữ liệu điều tra dân số để hỗ trợ các sáng kiến cộng đồng liên quan đến pháp luật, chất lượng cuộc sống và ủng hộ người tiêu dùng.



Giới thiệu về chiến dịch “Be Counted” (Được Tính Đến) của Quận Los Angeles

Dữ liệu Điều Tra Dân Số Năm 2020 chính xác là điều cần thiết để đảm bảo sự công bằng trong đại diện chính trị và duy trì mức phân phối tiền tài trợ liên bang công bằng, dựa trên công thức, cho các dự án và chương trình dịch vụ xã hội. Mục tiêu của Cuộc Điều Tra Dân Số Quận Los Angeles là mọi người dân đều được thông báo, có thể tiếp cận và hoàn thành cuộc khảo sát Điều Tra Dân Số Năm 2020. Để biết thêm thông tin, truy cập https://census.lacounty.gov/.

LA County moves toward sweeping new standards for swift and safe reopening, in alignment with state regulations 1024 665 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

LA County moves toward sweeping new standards for swift and safe reopening, in alignment with state regulations

LA County moves toward sweeping new standards for swift and safe reopening, in alignment with state regulations

In a major COVID-19 recovery milestone, Los Angeles County is moving toward new standards for a swift and safe reopening in alignment with the State of California guidelines. Among the activities now permitted under the change are faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational pursuits. 

In aligning its Health Officer orders with the state’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap, the County emphasized its commitment to keeping residents “safer at work and safer in our communities.”

The updated Health Officer Order, to be issued today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, is part of a phased progression guiding the safe resumption of public life in Los Angeles County, including the recent reopening of beach bike paths and permission for car parades honoring graduates. 

The change also sets the stage for the County to request a variance from the state to permit swifter reopening of some sectors. 

Examples of activities now permitted under the changes enacted today:

  • Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building’s capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.
  • All retail, including those located in indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity.
  • Flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may resume operations.
  • Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may now open. 

The Health Officer Order also provides guidelines for public protests. In-person protests are permitted as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area's maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.

The order emphasizes that physical distancing requirements, cloth face coverings and other safety protocols must be observed as the recovery progresses. 

“Aligning Los Angeles County’s health orders with that of the State’s is going to provide immediate relief to our communities. This important step will enable our residents and businesses to have greater clarity and consistency as we continue to take positive steps towards reopening Los Angeles County,” said Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  

“With the greenlight from Governor Newsom, people can go back inside our houses of worship and retail shops, with common sense guidelines in place,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I am hopeful that we can continue to work with the Governor to restore life in Los Angeles County in safe, measured ways -- getting people back to work and doing everything within our own power to prevent the spread of this virus. 

“This is another big milestone for LA County as, step by step, we begin safely reopening our communities and economy,” Supervisor Hilda L. Solis said. “But reopening does not mean going back to business as usual. As long as community members follow safety rules, we can continue to make more progress. Our houses of worship can once again welcome people inside. Shopping malls and communal flea markets can get back to business. I am so proud of all the progress we’ve made to protect our loved ones from COVID-19. Given our resilience and collective sacrifice, we are ready to take the next step to reopen our economy.”

“Los Angeles County’s newest openings are crucial to communities throughout Los Angeles County,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “As we push forward toward recovery, committing to an alignment with Governor Newsom’s plans, we also need to keep prioritizing the recovery of underserved and disadvantaged communities, including communities of color. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on inequity in our health and housing systems; we now have a golden opportunity and obligation to chip away at these inequities. We must strive to make Los Angeles County stronger than it was before.”

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said, “if you decide to go in person for a religious gathering or you must go to a store, be sure to wear your face covering. That’s an important way you are showing up for your family, friends and community. Without people’s willingness to wear face covers, practice physical distancing, and diligently follow public health guidelines, we will not be able to meet our goal of reopening as fully as possible as quickly as possible. I am happy to see us expand activities that people can engage in, but there is no way to overstate the importance of public cooperation in making this reopening work.” 

The updated order allows people to take part in all-permitted activities while continuing to practice physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when in contact with others. Although these updates are being enacted today, Los Angeles County residents are still encouraged to remain in their residences as much as practical and limit close contact with others outside their household both indoor and outdoor.

Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.

Additionally, people 65 years old or older and all people of any age with underlying health conditions should remain in their residences as much as possible. People in these categories should only leave their residences to seek medical care, exercise or obtain food or other necessities. Telework should continue as much as possible.

The County Public Health Department will continue to monitor COVID-19 data indicators closely and may, after consultation with the Board of Supervisors, adjust orders to reflect specific County needs.

More details are available here.

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LA County allocates $3 million to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to ensure food security during COVID-19 pandemic

LA County allocates $3 million to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to ensure food security during COVID-19 pandemic

Los Angeles County announced today a $3 million allocation to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, a partner in the County effort to connect communities and families with needed resources during the COVID-19 crisis. An estimated 2 million residents in the County experience food insecurity on an ongoing basis—more than any county in the nation. This need is sure to continue and possibly increase in the coming months due to job losses associated with COVID-19.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been met with heartrending and widespread hunger among Los Angeles County communities,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has always been a critical partner in addressing food security, and it is rising to the challenge in collaboration with the County so that families can put food on the table. L.A. County is committed to fighting hunger, and I want people to know that if you need food, we are here for you.”

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been on the front lines of food distribution since 1973 and is a critical partner in Los Angeles County’s mission to ensure food security for all. The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources, enlists the help of 30,000 volunteers annually, and with the help of 600 partner agencies and through direct distribution programs, serves hundreds of thousands of L.A. County residents every month.

“Given the current situation, this allocation from Los Angeles County will immediately fund emergency distributions and increase the amount of food provided to the communities most impacted by COVID-19,” said Michael Flood, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s President and CEO. “We are proud to be working with the County at this critical time.”

Since mid-March, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has managed food distribution events throughout the County, where food boxes of non-perishable food items, fresh produce, and frozen protein are distributed in a safe environment. The events use physical distancing protocols to protect the Food Bank staff, volunteers, and the public. There is an intake, traffic control, and several loading stations to manage traffic. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank also can help LA County residents find ways to volunteer and create their own food pantries for distribution.

Residents can enroll for food vouchers, find free meals in their neighborhood and request delivery assistance if needed at covid19.lacounty.gov/food or can dial 2-1-1.Please follow @CountyofLA and visit covid19.lacounty.gov for the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 response in Los Angeles County.

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