The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 3 new deaths and 134 new cases of COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths may reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Of the three new deaths reported Monday, one person that passed away was over the age of 80, one person who died was between the ages of 65 and 79, and one person who died was between the ages of 50 and 64.
As of Monday, Public Health identified 1,245,253 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,392 deaths. There are 255 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for nearly 6,830,000 individuals with 17% of people testing positive. Monday’s daily test positivity rate is 0.3%. Case numbers and other metrics continue to remain low and stable.
Public Health will host a Virtual Town Hall on Reopening on Thursday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m. Join the town hall to get the latest updates on the June 15 reopening of Los Angeles County. The town hall will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube @lapublichealth. For more information and to submit a question, visit: tinyurl.com/AskReopeningTownHall.
As California reopens and physical distancing requirements and capacity limits for customers are lifted on June 15, protecting L.A County workers will be a top priority especially those communities that were hardest hit during the worst of the pandemic. Last week, the Cal/OSHA standards board recommended relaxing physical distancing and masking requirements for fully vaccinated workers, and other adjustments to align with the June 15 reopening. If the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards are approved by the Office of Administrative Law, the standards are expected to go into effect no later than June 15.
The most powerful step to take to prevent COVID-19 infection, is getting vaccinated. As of June 4, more than 9,619,204 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people across Los Angeles County. Of these, 5,501,512 were first doses and 4,117,512 were second doses. More than 4.5 million or 54% L.A. County residents 16 and over are fully vaccinated. Sixty-five percent have received one dose of the vaccine.
“Our hearts and our thoughts are with everyone who has lost a loved one, a friend, or a co-worker during this pandemic,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We understand there are residents who have not yet determined that vaccination against COVID-19 is right for them or who cannot get the vaccine for medical reasons. While there are sensible measures that offer unvaccinated people protection from COVID-19 infection like masking, hand washing, and avoiding indoor crowded areas and close contact with other unvaccinated people, unvaccinated individuals that can get vaccinated, will get the most protection from the vaccine. Please seek out information from trusted sources to learn more about vaccine safety and to get your questions answered.”
Public Health continues to support additional mobile vaccination teams that take vaccines into neighborhoods to reach people who may have limited ability or time to get to one of the established vaccination sites. The number of mobile vaccination sites scheduled this week increased to 237 sites which are concentrated in higher-need, harder hit areas. For many people, being able to get vaccinated in a public location like a metro station, a retail store, a community- or faith-based organization, or an outdoor recreation space closer to your neighborhood makes it much more convenient.
The County continues to offer vaccines at many different sites across the county to make it as easy as possible for eligible L.A. County residents to get vaccinated. This week, there are 765 sites offering vaccinations including pharmacies, clinics, community sites, and hospitals. Many of these vaccination sites are concentrated in areas that have been hard hit by the pandemic. Currently, you can obtain vaccines at County-run sites, LA City run sites, almost all mobile sites and many of the community sites without an appointment. Many sites are open on weekends and have evening hours.
The County is transitioning from the four larger capacity vaccination sites to community sites accessible by public transit. The California State University Northridge site’s last day of operations was Monday; vaccinations will continue to be available to nearby residents at the Balboa Sports Complex vaccination site. If you received your first dose at the California State University Northridge site, you can receive your second dose at the nearby Balboa Sports Complex site. After June 13, Pomona Fairplex, Forum, and LACOE/Downey large capacity vaccination sites will be closed, and new, community sites will open on Tuesday, June 15 at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in South LA, the Commerce Senior Citizens Center in the City of Commerce, and the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex in the City of Norwalk.
Through Thursday, June 10, everyone 18 and older coming to get their first vaccine or who brings a first-time vaccine recipient with them to their second dose appointment at County-run vaccination sites, L.A. City and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center sites, will have an opportunity to win a pair of season tickets to the 2021-2022 home season of either the LA Football Club soccer team or the LA Dodgers. Official rules and participating site locations can be found on the Los Angeles County Vaccination Sweepstakes page online.
Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. To find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.
County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.