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You Have to Wear a Mask Indoors Starting this Weekend

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Starting just before midnight on Saturday, everyone indoors — no matter their vaccination status — will be required to wear a face covering, unless they are eating or drinking. Amid rising hospitalizations, deaths and new COVID-19 cases fueled by the delta variant, Los Angeles County public health officials are reinstituting an indoor mask mandate. Starting just before midnight on Saturday, every...
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COVID-19 Counseling Available from Cal Voices Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)

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The Cal Voices’s CCP is a program of the larger CalHOPE CCP. CalHOPE is California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters. Our services are part of a larger FEMA project for COVID-19. Cal Voices's CCP is a part of a network of organizations and individuals that are being trained to provide virtual support to Californians experiencing stress, anxiety, and/or trauma because of COVI...
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LA County Health Officials Recommend Wearing A Mask Indoors To Curb Spread Of Delta Variant

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The recommendation is meant as a precautionary measure, not a rule. It comes amid mounting evidence that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading in L.A. County. Don’t toss out your masks just yet. Los Angeles County health officials recommend that everyone, regardless of their vaccination status against COVID-19, wear a face mask indoors in public places due to the rapidly spreading Del...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – June 28, 2021

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Summer is here — and the end of the pandemic is in sight. Our state’s reopening and the steady decline in COVID-19 infections and related deaths has brought us renewed hope for recovery. This milestone for California comes as one in every five infections in the U.S. is now linked to the new and more transmissible Delta variant. To avoid another surge in infections in our city, we must continue to...
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Reopening and Updates to Mask Rules

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As we move closer to the full reopening of our economy on June 15th, masks will no longer be required when outdoors. For indoor settings, individuals who are not fully vaccinated must still wear masks. Masks will also be required, regardless of vaccination status, on public transportation or in major transportation hubs (airport, train station, etc), in healthcare facilities, shelters, schools and...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – May 17, 2021

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From the first moments COVID-19 vaccines were approved, our City has done everything possible to get people vaccinated swiftly and safely. Those efforts continue today, with daily work to increase access to life-saving doses across Los Angeles. And right now, with expanded eligibility, extended vaccination site hours, and appointment-free options, we are closing in on the end of this pandemic. ...
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LA County Mask Wearing Guidelines

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This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new mask-wearing guidelines for members of the public who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The State of California along with the LA County Public Health Department will review the latest recommendations to determine appropriate adjustments. In the meantime, current masking protocols will remain for the City of Lo...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – May 7, 2021

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It’s never been easier to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Los Angeles. For the first time, the City has opened up appointment-free options for vaccinations, and we’ve moved more doses to walk-up centers and mobile clinics — all part of our ongoing effort to bring these life-saving vaccines directly into communities and make getting a shot as quick, accessible, and safe as possible. With v...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – April 12, 2021

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Good news: Beginning tomorrow, every Californian 50 years and older will be eligible to get a vaccine –– bringing our state, our city, and our communities a step closer to ending this pandemic. If you're eligible for a vaccine, you can book your appointment. This milestone comes as many regions in the United States contend with a new surge of coronavirus infections –– largely driven by the more...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 31, 2021

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Good news: Beginning tomorrow, every Californian 50 years and older will be eligible to get a vaccine –– bringing our state, our city, and our communities a step closer to ending this pandemic. If you're eligible for a vaccine, you can book your appointment. This milestone comes as many regions in the United States contend with a new surge of coronavirus infections –– largely driven by the more...
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Emergency Rental Assistance Program Opens March 30th!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 26, 2021 Media Contact: Sandra Mendoza | sandra.mendoza@lacity.org THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES 2021 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPENS MARCH 30TH to assist low-income renters who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 LOS ANGELES – The City of Los Angeles’ Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) announced today that the City’s Emergency ...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 16, 2021

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This week marks another milestone in our vaccination effort in Los Angeles. Beginning yesterday, people with certain severe underlying health conditions are eligible to be vaccinated. Vaccines are now also open to veterans of all ages who are eligible for VA healthcare and enrolled with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. And this week, we will offer approximately 55,000 first dose...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 11, 2021

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Every day, there are more signs of progress in our battle against COVID-19. We’re administering more vaccines across Los Angeles, including through mobile clinics in L.A.’s hardest-hit areas. This week, the City began deploying the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine alongside the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines –– and vaccination appointments are still open at City-run sites. At the same tim...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor – March 4, 2021

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Tonight I announced several important updates to our vaccination effort in Los Angeles –– including the deployment of vaccination teams directly to homebound Angelenos and a partnership with Uber to provide free rides for South L.A. residents to our new USC vaccination site opening on Tuesday, March 9th. These critical programs build on our commitment to equity and promise to deliver lifesaving...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor – February 28, 2021

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Good news: vaccine eligibility is expanding. Starting tomorrow March 1, we’ll update our City of Los Angeles vaccination portal to allow those in Tier 1B –– workers in food and agriculture, education and childcare, and emergency services and first responders –– to make first dose appointments at City sites. We’re making this change to provide life-saving vaccines to essential workers who have ser...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor

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Here are the facts you need to know: STAY INFORMED: It can be challenging to keep up with ever-changing vaccine news. Get key information by signing up for email updates from the L.A. County Department of Public Health. Tell your friends and family to sign up for this VaxFacts newsletter or follow us at @MayorOfLA on Twitter. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more. NOTI...
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Super Bowl and COVID-19 Safety

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Don't be a Super Bowl Super Spreader! LA County went from fewer than 2,000 cases a day to almost 20,000 after people gathered during Christmas and New Years. That number has dropped dramatically in recent days. We can continue to knock down the virus, or we can jolt it back to life with thousands of Super Spreader Super Bowl parties across the City. Our local teams, the Rams and Chargers ...
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How to Get a Vaccine Appointment in Los Angeles

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Here are the vaccine facts you need to know: ELIGIBLE NOW: All L.A. residents 65 and older are now eligible for the vaccine in L.A. County, joining healthcare workers, certain essential frontline workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities on the list of those who can currently get vaccinated. You don’t have to live in the city to come to one of our sites, and if you are a Ci...
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