"We are never going to be able to go back to the way it was before COVID-19," Health Department Director says in reporting new high in daily deaths.
As the county opens new sites, including the SGV Airport in El Monte, nine more local institutional settings are named with one or more cases of COVID-19. Again, a new high in deaths is reported. Officials detail what life might look like with less strict stay-at-home orders.
COVID-19 Update: Newsom Outlines Criteria for Lifting Restrictions; L.A. County Reports New High in Daily Deaths
L.A. County reports 670 new cases since Monday, the largest daily total since April 5. The death toll was 40 – the highest reported to date. Key points in lifting restrictions seem to be ability to avoid stressing the health system and reimposing a new "Safer at Home" order, if that becomes necessary.
Ferrer reports lowest daily total of new cases since March 26 but is cautious on its significance. Highest daily death toll reported Sunday at 31. New institutional settings investigated.
Business is down in both ends of the store and there are concerns about maintaining the supply of authentic ingredients from India.
‘Safer at Home’ Order Extended to May 15; “Curve Flattens” but 1-in-4 Deaths Are in Institutional Settings
Alhambra has an "outbreak" in at least one congregate health care facility. The Los Angeles County projects COVID-19 infection rate to be slowing but have extended the Health Office Order to May 15 to continue to "flatten the curve."
COVID-19 Update: New High in Deaths as Office of Education Calls for Release of Juvenile Detainees; Other County Services Announced
Officials are working on "Project Roomkey" to secure 15,000 rooms for homeless, mentally ill, medically vulnerable and/or elderly during the pandemic; the SGV has 266 rooms to date. The county has other services like free delivery for the elderly.
L.A. County is opening more testing sites throughout the county, including one at East L.A. College. Restrictions on who can be tested are lifting. Now anyone who is symptomatic, or those who cannot work due to a COVID-19 exposure, can be tested.
Large increase in cases, daily deaths over last week fuels plea to even skip grocery runs if you have supplies. A third of the county's deaths have been reported since Friday.
L.A. County Begins Mobile COVID-19 Testing, Recommends Schools Stay Closed and Allows Restaurants to Sell Unprepared Food
Los Angeles County began opening sites for higher risk residents to drive through to collect specimen for testing of COVID-19. County Superintendent Duardo recommends schools stay online for the duration of the academic year. Restaurants can sell unprepared food for delivery or take-out per new Public Health guidelines.