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.
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.
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.
Dr. J. Ting is an emergency medical doctor at City of Hope. He is also one of the pilots who flew a coronavirus-related State Department evacuation. Ting recalls the first flight from Wuhan and urges kindness and calm in the coronavirus outbreak.
The AUSD board approved the closure plan during an emergency meeting Friday. More that 16,500 students from four cities will be affected.
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.
In a letter to families and staff, Superintendent Denise Jaramillo announces that all non-essential events that bring students or members of the community together will be either cancelled or postponed. The guidelines are effective Thursday and run through April 12.
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.