On Monday, February 22, 2021, the California State Legislature passed key elements of a $9.6 billion pandemic assistance plan proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations and fatalities continue to fall in L.A. County.
Over the past week, both new case rates and hospitalizations have continued to fall in the County, and it appears that daily death rates may have peaked.
At the L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, County Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer said that she was “encouraged by the significant reduction in new cases.”
On January 21, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) noted that for the past weeks, the seven-day average number of cases was 10,560, a decrease of 30%.
Last week was the first full week that restaurants and personal services businesses such as barber shops and hair salons were permitted to reopen in Los Angeles.
Last week, Los Angeles County (the County) experienced the highest daily numbers of new COVID-19 deaths, cases and hospitalizations ever reported throughout the pandemic.
Faced with an increasing number of COVID-19 infections across the state, late last month, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued emergency regulations intended to establish COVID-19 safety procedures in California workplaces.
Last week, Los Angeles County experienced the most severe increase in COVID-19 cases to date.