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 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.
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.
L.A. Public Health Department reports more numbers and locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Alhambra has two and South Pasadena has one. L.A. County is told to aggressively social distance and close most entertainment-related establishments.
The city and county of Los Angeles held a joint press conference Thursday morning to announce updated guidance and inform the public that they have plans in place if the COVID-19 begins spreading quickly. The SGV is making moves too.
Using state guidelines, Superintendent Denise R. Jaramillo outlined four possible scenarios to respond to the coronavirus. As of Tuesday night's meeting there were still no reported cases in AUSD schools.
Al's Towing will retain the city contract despite calls for it to be opened up for bidding and, possibly, franchise fees.
Balloting on Super Tuesday marked by long delays at Reese Hall location as voting machines failed. Tax measure would bring in $8.1 million annually for infrastructure improvement and police department hiring.