FutureStarr

Curfew"

Curfew"

Los Angeles Curfew

If the five-day case average reaches 4,500 or more, or if hospitalizations top 2,000 per day, the county will re-implement its original Safer At Home order for three weeks, allowing only essential workers to leave their homes, or residents seeking out essential services. The county at that point would also issue a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, with only essential workers exempted.The residents of Los Angeles County are unified in support of the family of George Floyd, and against criminal actions by law enforcement. We stand together in this endeavor. Unfortunately, small groups of individuals seeking to incite violence and looting have disrupted some of the peaceful protests with criminal behavior. These actions forced the need for a curfew throughout Los Angeles County in order to protect life, protect property, and restore order.

"None of these orders matter unless Californians buy in and change their behavior," Gallagher said in a statement. "The better policy to respond to thi s spike in cases is to call on all Californians to step up and make responsible choices to follow basic health guidelines to limit the spread without shackling our freedoms and the economy. A curfew undermines the public's faith that the guidelines are science-driven." "People frankly have COVID fatigue, letting their guard down, and we've seen a spike in the COVID cases around the county," he said. "At the same time, it's very impractical that he expects us to enforce a curfew," he said, adding that "we're not going to be sitting out arresting people if they're out at 10:30 at night. We don't have the resources." (Source: www.nbclosangeles.com)

Case

“Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone who is experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one or friend to COVID-19. We wish you comfort and healing during this very difficult time,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “COVID-19 is relentless, and we have seen other communities and states who have few or no restrictions see devastating numbers of people becoming seriously ill and passing away. In Utah, the current case rate is currently over 1,200 per 100,000 people. In Indiana, the rate is 1,100 per 100,000 people. In California, the rate is around 250 per 100,000 people. I think we should each ask ourselves and those we care about to commit to making those changes that we know prevent a great deal of suffering and death from COVID-19. Change any plans for indoor gatherings that involve people not in your households. Avoid all activities where there will be crowds and where it is hard to maintain a distance of six feet from others. Wear face coverings inside and outside if you are with people who are older or who have underlying health conditions. And make sure to follow all the rules at businesses, worksites and retail establishments.”

While we made progress narrowing the gaps, as cases surge, we are beginning to see some higher rates of disproportionality. After the July surge through mid-September, we saw the gap between Latino/Latinx residents and other residents begin to close. At its lowest point, Latino/Latinx residents had case rates that were less than two times that of White residents. However, since mid-September, Latino/Latinx residents are experiencing case rates that are about two times that of White and African American/Black residents. Asian residents continue to have the lowest case rates. Hospitalizations are up nearly 64% in two weeks and the positivity rate has increased more than 50% and now stands at 5.6% for the last seven days. Both California as a whole and the city of Los Angeles in particular broke records this week with unprecedented surges. Los Angeles county saw nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday – according to figures from the Los Angeles Times – the most it has seen in any one day since the pandemic began. The data also found that across the state a record 13,422 new cases were also reported on the same day. Hospitalizations are up nearly 64% in two weeks and the positivity rate has increased more than 50% and now stands at 5.6% for the last seven days. Both California as a whole and the city of Los Angeles in particular broke records this week with unprecedented surges. Los Angeles county saw nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday – according to figures from the Los Angeles Times – the most it has seen in any one day since the pandemic began. The data also found that across the state a record 13,422 new cases were also reported on the same day. (Source: www.theguardian.com)

Virus

Ferrer said Monday residents between 18-29 have consistently accounted for a larger proportion of new cases over the last two months, dramatically widening the gap over all other age groups. But while younger people are becoming infected more often, it is older residents suffering the consequences in terms of hospitalizations, she said, meaning young people are becoming infected and passing the virus to older residents who are at higher risk of severe illness. A person picks up food to go at "Tacos Tu Madre," restaurant in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) .A person picks up food to go at "Tacos Tu Madre," restaurant in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

“The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement released Thursday afternoon. “It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations before the death count surges. We’ve done it before and we must do it again.” “At this point, no one should be still underestimating the spread of this virus, nor should anyone be questioning the actions we still need to slow the spread and lessen its impact on our collective health and our local economy,” Davis said. “With the surge in transmission of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, it is safe to assume that many people are infected without even knowing it yet.” (Source: www.latimes.com)

 

 

Related Articles