L.A. County reports the death of a child – the first in the county and possibly the U.S. – with three other deaths including one in Long Beach. Sheriff Villanueva clarifies gun shops are non-essential, and releases 1,700 inmates.
The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce posted the listing on restaurants doing takeout on its Facebook page and will be updating it as often as possible in the days to come.
The L.A. County Department of Public Health reported two more deaths and over 100 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the county-wide totals to seven deaths and 536 cases. The Department of Public Health also released a break down of cases by age range. The County announced the acquisition of 20,000 kits, with the ability to test 5,000 people per day.
The AUSD lunch program for all district students will continue next week at three elementary schools. Distance Learning opportunities will begin officially in the district on Monday. And it was announced that school closures would be extended to May 5.
The Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona will house those isolated due to COVID-19. The Fairplex grounds will open for first responders' childcare and a food bank.
Alhambra's action came shortly after L.A. City and County officials ordered nonessential businesses to close and urged new limits on sizes of gatherings. In Alhambra, emergency Police and Fire services will continue to operate as well as ACT Bus and Senior Ride service, trash, water and public works.
L.A. County's second death was in the Pasadena-area. The deceased is a man with underlying health issues, between the ages of 30 and 50, according to the health department. The county's message: coronavirus is here and everyone needs to respond for the good of the community. SGV cities are preparing – check out their resources.
There have been 96 new cases of coronavirus in the last 48 hours — 50 on Tuesday and 46 on Wednesday, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health. The takeaway: focus on social distancing and aiding those who are most vulnerable, not the numbers as they increase. "Today, our county is standing together, but six feet apart," Supervisor Hilda Solis observed.
Meeting in special session, the board's vote grants paves the way for efforts to obtain new state and federal funding. It also gives Superintendent Denise R. Jaramillo expanded authority in daily matters.
The city's resolution will allow it to seek state and federal funds for local efforts to combat the virus. Earlier Monday, two COVID-19 cases were reported in Alhambra.