Confronting COVID-19: Key Moments on the Road to LA County's Reopening

From the first detected case of COVID-19 in LA County back in January 2020 to the roll out of life-saving vaccines, here are the major milestones along the way to LA County's reopening. Click here to download a PDF version.

Throughout the pandemic, Los Angeles County has provided a full range of safety net services and COVID-19 relief and resources to our residents. From life-saving medical care to economic assistance and food for families in need, L.A. County was there.

Some key statistics:

  • Vaccine doses administered: More than 9.6 million
  • County employees deployed as Disaster Service Workers: 50,386
  • Food distribution: 200,000 households served at 128 events with 11.5 million pounds of food (the equivalent of 9.6 million meals)
  • Rental Assistance: More than $119 million to more than 15,000 households

Since the public health emergency was declared on March 4, 2020, Los Angeles County has lost more than 24,000 residents to the coronavirus. More than 1.2 million people have been infected. Of those, more than 124,000 have been hospitalized.

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LA County Mobilizes: A Photo Series

L.A. County mobilized an unprecedented response to the pandemic public health emergency in March of 2020. Since then, more than 50,000 L.A. County workers have served as Disaster Service Workers supporting the County's efforts to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccinations; shelter for people experiencing homelessness and food for those affected by the economic crisis, among many other services. L.A. County also provided life-saving medical care, much-needed mental health services, and support to small businesses, among many other services. Take a look at the dynamic response that supported those who call L.A. County home.

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