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Covid19 Mayor's Office August 23 Updates

Posted on 08/23/21

West Hills Neighborhood Council

August 23, 2021
COVID #s: From Sunday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 2,781 new cases in the county. 
There have been a total of 97,380 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 2,005 confirmed cases since August 15.

City of L.A. began administering third dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
Anyone who qualifies should check with their healthcare provider to make sure that receiving a third dose is the best option. Moderna or Pfizer third doses will be administered at least 28 days after receiving the second dose. An additional dose is currently not recommended for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Learn more HERE

Here are the facts you need to know:
  • VACCINATION SITES: There are more than 800 vaccination sites across L.A. County, including drive-thru, walk-up, and pop-up sites at community events. Many sites are open until 8 p.m. to make it convenient for everyone  to get the vaccine. Find a site near you by visiting Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinatedAppointments are not required but if you’d like to register for your vaccine ahead of time or need help, you can reach out to the County’s Call Center between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily at (833) 540-0473. Remember to bring proof of age to the site and if you are between 12 and 17 years old, bring this form.
  • IN-HOME VACCINATIONS & FREE RIDES: If you are homebound you can request an in-home vaccination. You can also request a free ride through Uber or Lyft. For more information about in-home vaccinations and free rides, contact the L.A. County Department of Public Health Vaccine Call Center at (833)540-0473 or by filling out an online form.

August 18, 2021
This week, the City of L.A. began administering third dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

Anyone who qualifies should check with their healthcare provider to make sure that receiving a third dose is the best option. Moderna or Pfizer third doses will be administered at least 28 days after receiving the second dose. An additional dose is currently not recommended for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Monday, LAUSD schools reopened their doors to students for in-person instruction. To keep children and school staff safe, the District has COVID-19 protocols in place, such as requiring masks, practicing social distancing, encouraging frequent handwashing, providing COVID-19 testing and vaccines at school-based community vaccination centers, and much more.

Right now, it’s especially important that we do everything possible to reduce the transmission of this virus. The Delta variant has caused a rise in COVID cases and hospitalizations and is still here, but we have tools to protect ourselves and others: masks and vaccines. 

July 26, 2021
Pre-registration is not required, but Angelenos who wish to plan ahead can visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated to sign up or find the locations nearest to them. 
We have to stay vigilant if we’re going to beat this virus, and it’s proven that wearing a mask when indoors reduces the risk of both getting and transmitting the virus. 
That’s why my office partnered with the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles this week to distribute 324,000 N95 masks to more than 100 community organizations at the L.A. Convention Center to help ensure that every Angeleno is protected against the virus.
The vaccine is the best tool you can use to protect yourself and your loved ones. 
And with more than 800 vaccination sites across L.A. County —  it’s never been easier to get vaccinated. You can get vaccinated from your car, or walk up to any clinic without an appointment or insurance. You can even get vaccinated during your daily commute, because L.A. Metro is offering the vaccine at transit stations across the County.
Once you’re fully vaccinated, you have the upper hand against the virus. And if you’re already vaccinated, urge your friends and family to do their part, too.
All of the actions we take right now will determine how quickly we recover from this pandemic. And if everyone masks up indoors and gets vaccinated, we can beat this virus. 
Here are the facts you need to know:
  • VACCINATION SITES: There are more than 800 vaccination sites across L.A. County, including drive-thru, walk-up, and pop-up sites at community events. Many sites are open until 8 p.m. to make it convenient for everyone  to get the vaccine. Find a site near you by visiting Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinatedAppointments are not required but if you’d like to register for your vaccine ahead of time or need help, you can reach out to the County’s Call Center between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily at (833) 540-0473. Remember to bring proof of age to the site and if you are between 12 and 17 years old, bring this form.
  • IN-HOME VACCINATIONS & FREE RIDES: If you are homebound you can request an in-home vaccination. You can also request a free ride through Uber or Lyft. For more information about in-home vaccinations and free rides, contact the L.A. County Department of Public Health Vaccine Call Center at (833)540-0473 or by filling out an online form.
July 22, 2019
The L.A. County Department of Public Health implemented new guidance requiring masks indoorsregardless of vaccination status

We've made much progress towards recovery, but clearly the work isn't over. We’re seeing a surge in COVID-19 infections in our county and state due to the Delta variant, and the majority of those cases are within our unvaccinated population.
The vaccine is the best tool you can use to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

And with more than 800 vaccination sites across L.A. County —  it’s never been easier to get vaccinated. You can get vaccinated from your car, or walk up to any clinic without an appointment or insurance. You can even get vaccinated during your daily commute, because L.A. Metro is offering the vaccine at transit stations across the County.
Once you’re fully vaccinated, you have the upper hand against the virus. And if you’re already vaccinated, urge your friends and family to do their part, too.
All of the actions we take right now will determine how quickly we recover from this pandemic. And if everyone masks up indoors and gets vaccinated, we can beat this virus. 

Here are the facts you need to know:
  • VACCINATION SITES: There are more than 800 vaccination sites across L.A. County, including drive-thru, walk-up, and pop-up sites at community events. Many sites are open until 8 p.m. to make it convenient for everyone to get the vaccine. Find a site near you by visiting Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinatedAppointments are not required but if you’d like to register for your vaccine ahead of time or need help, you can reach out to the County’s Call Center between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily at (833) 540-0473. Remember to bring proof of age to the site and if you are between 12 and 17 years old, bring this form.
  • IN-HOME VACCINATIONS & FREE RIDES: If you are home-bound you can request an in-home vaccination. You can also request a free ride through Uber or Lyft. For more information about in-home vaccinations and free rides, contact the L.A. County Department of Public Health Vaccine Call Center at (833) 540-0473 or fill out an online form.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 1,370,724 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations.
July 12, 2021
Key updates
COVID #s: From Sunday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 1,113 new cases in the county. 
There have been a total of 87,379 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 526 confirmed cases since July 4.
The 526 new positive cases were the highest weekly uptick since the week of March 7th. It is also 119% higher than the weekly average of new positive cases over the last 8 weeks.

Vaccinations are the key to a return to normal and pre-pandemic economic vibrancy. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated or share vaccine information with family, friends, and co-workers.

Pre-registration is not required, but Angelenos who wish to plan ahead can visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated to sign up or find the locations nearest to them. 

June 28, 2021
Key Updates
COVID #s: From Sunday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 239 new cases in the county. 
There have been a total of 86,551 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 174 confirmed cases since June 20.
Vaccinations are the key to a return to normal and pre-pandemic economic vibrancy. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated or share vaccine information with family, friends, and co-workers.
Pre-registration is not required, but Angelenos who wish to plan ahead can visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated to sign up or find the locations nearest to them. 

June 21, 2021
Key updates
COVID #s: From Sunday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 255 new cases in the county. 
There have been a total of 86,377 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 142 confirmed cases since June 13.

Vaccinations are the key to a return to normal and pre-pandemic economic vibrancy. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated or share vaccine information with family, friends, and co-workers.

Pre-registration is not required, but Angelenos who wish to plan ahead can visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated to sign up or find the locations nearest to them. 

June 14, 2021
Key updates
COVID #s: From Sunday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 191 new cases in the county. 
There have been a total of 86,235 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 116 confirmed cases since June 6.

Studio City had no new confirmed positive tests last week.

Vaccinations are the key to a return to normal and pre-pandemic economic vibrancy. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated or share vaccine information with family, friends, and co-workers.

Pre-registration is not required, but Angelenos who wish to plan ahead can visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated to sign up or find the locations nearest to them. 

June 15: Los Angeles County will align with the State's masking guidance that reflects CDC recommendations and prevents transmission at higher risk settings. Masks will not be required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
  • On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings.
    • Note: This may change as updated K-12 schools guidance is forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC.
  • Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities)
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers
Masks will be required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).
Additionally, employers and workplaces must continue to comply with Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards.

HIGH HEAT ALERT the first heat wave of 2021 arrives this week, with Tuesday’s high expected to exceed 100 degrees in the valley. Stay hydrated, stay indoors or wear sunblock when you go out and time your appliance usage to help avoid power outages. 
And, please don’t leave your pet unattended in a car.


FY 2021-2022 Budget Signed
Mayor Garcetti signed the 2021-2022 budget on Wednesday, June 2nd. 
The signed budget features the City’s largest-ever investment to confront the homelessness crisis at $791 million, which more than doubles its current spending. The breakdown includes:
  • $362 million to support 89 projects and over 5,600 total housing units through Proposition HHH; 
  • Nearly $200 million for the development of affordable housing, homeless prevention, eviction defense, and other homeless services; 
  • $58 million for 9 additional CARE+ teams — which now totals one per each Council District;
  • An expansion of services at A Bridge Home and interim housing sites;11 new regional storage facilities;
  • $43 million for Project Roomkey. 
All in, with carryover state and federal funding from last year included, the City is projected to spend $955 million to confront the homelessness crisis.
Other key components of the budget include:
  • $62 million for the Small Business and Restaurant Recovery Fund, L.A. Al Fresco, and steps to help revitalize the tourism and hospitality industries;
  • $40 million in the City’s COVID Emergency Fund to expand the City’s Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program;
  • $33 million to grow the City’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development program;
  • $30 million for the expansion of solar energy generation and EV charging stations;
  • $29 million for America’s largest guaranteed basic income pilot to date; 
  • $18.7 million to fund new programs founded on a Therapeutic and Unarmed Response for Neighborhoods (TURN) and community-based approach to reimagining public safety;
  • $15 million for digital inclusion and universal broadband programs;
  • $8.7 million to employ high-barrier young adults to clean and beautify our communities, as well as $3.5 million to train and pay 1,000 low-income high school students to home-tutor young siblings who have struggled with distance learning; 
  • $10 million to the REPAIR Innovation Fund to support racial justice, community intervention, and reconciliation work;
  • $3 million to support the Social Equity Program within the City’s Department of Cannabis Regulation and promote equitable ownership and employment within the cannabis industry.
  • Cumulative reserves of 8.6%
LAX Update
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday celebrated the opening of a new extension of Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), a $477.5 million facility that offers a new passenger check-in lobby, security screening system, baggage claims, and a future connection to the Automated People Mover (APM) train system.
The 283,000 square-foot extension of Terminal 1 will connect to Terminal 2 behind security when the terminal connector is completed this fall, allowing passengers to move between the two buildings without having to be re-screened. Construction for the project began in 2017 and employed a total of 2,955 workers, with over 30% coming from local communities. 
LAX is in the midst of a $14.5 billion Capital Improvement Program, the largest airport project of its kind in the nation. The overhaul touches all nine passenger terminals and builds new facilities, including an Automated People Mover train; a Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility; and the Intermodal Transportation Facility-West, a 4,300 stall parking structure. In November 2020, Mayor Garcetti announced that the Delta Sky Way transformation project, a $1.86 billion project to modernize and upgrade Terminals 2 and 3, is 18 months ahead of schedule. Last week, Mayor Garcetti dedicated the opening of the West Gates — a $1.73 billion investment that adds 15 gates and 750,000 square feet just west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. 

Report illegal fireworks
The seasonal LAPD online portal is open early this year, as of June 1. All fireworks continue to be illegal in the City of Los Angeles; if you see fireworks in your neighborhood, please report them at https://complaint.lacity.org/Complaint/fireworks/, including as much information as possible on the incident (address, description of suspect, whether fireworks are actively underway, etc). 

The revised Cal/OSHA standards are expected to go into effect no later than June 15
Cal/OSHA last week revised emergency standard orders that will go into effect on June 15th. Some provisions go into effect on July 31. Face coverings and physical distancing may, depending on circumstances, be required. More details HERE

Earn, Learn & Play
Join Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles County Superintendent of Education Debra Duardo to ensure that all youth have opportunities this summer to Earn, Learn, and Play as they get ready for the academic school year. Highlighted below are opportunities listed that include both virtual and in-person activities and will follow proper COVID-19 health and safety protocols. There are also subsidized and low-cost options:
  • EARN
    • Career exploration and paid internships for young Angelenos between the ages of 14 to 24: Students can find summer job placements in their career fields of interest and earn a paycheck while learning valuable skills. 
  • LEARN
    • Opportunities to learn beyond the classroom: Through a range of learning enrichment programs offered both virtually and in-person, students can catch up and prepare themselves for the 2021-22 school year. From STEM to literacy and more, these programs will turn Los Angeles into an academic playground for young people.
  • PLAY
    • Sports, arts, and day camps to explore and play: Young Angelenos of all ages can enjoy the great outdoors, play recreational sports, and discover new worlds through engagement in the arts.
Learn more HERE

2021 Progress Report
Thank you to Kathleen Sterling and Katie Sterling of the Valley News Group (Warner Center News, Valley Vantage, Las Virgenes and Calabasas Enterprise, and Encino Enterprise) for the opportunity to publish a 2021 progress report from our office. We used the opportunity to highlight some of the key initiatives we took that directly benefited the west valley. The article is attached.

LA ADU Accelerator ProgramApplications submitted before June 27 will receive priority review.
The City of Los Angeles wants to ensure all Angelenos have affordable, safe and decent housing. To keep our city inclusive and help create a healthy and stable future for all, we started the LA ADU Accelerator Program. 
Made possible by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, the LA ADU Accelerator Program pairs older adults with homeowners willing to provide a stable home by offering their accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as rentals. In exchange, homeowners receive benefits such as qualified tenant referrals, tenant case management, and stable rental payments.
More information HERE

Nominations are being accepted for the 7th Annual Inspirational Women of the San Fernando Valley

May 24, 2021
Changes to Vaccine Access
The City’s vaccination program is expected to transition entirely to mobile clinics by August 1.
The City will expand the number of mobile units and deploy more agile teams based on community assessments that determine areas with high vulnerability and low vaccination rates. Mobile units will also focus on high traffic locations and special events to meet communities where they are and make it even easier to get vaccinated. This new phase focuses on three primary components:
  • Expanding the mobile program with more agile teams 
    • A partnership with Toyota will allow the City to add new van-based mobile vaccination teams that will help reach more neighborhoods and can be deployed to high traffic locations and special events.
  • Amplifying strategic deployment
    • Building on the existing MOVE model, the Mayor’s Office and the Los Angeles Fire Department will continue to operate in areas with high vulnerability and low vaccine rates, while developing weekly strategic deployment plans that focus on high traffic locations and special events, in collaboration with community groups. 
  • Expanding access and incentives
    • Mobile clinics will offer more evening and weekend vaccination options, in convenient locations, while working with local partners to provide vaccination incentives.
Scaling down the mass vaccination sites will happen gradually, and these centers will remain open to the public over the next two months. On June 19, the mass vaccination site at Pierce College will close permanently, followed by Los Angeles Southwest College on June 26. 
Projected timeline of other closures: July 3 - Hansen Dam and Cal State LA site closure, July 7 - USC site closure, July 24 - Reassess need for mobile sites,July 31 - Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park and San Fernando site closure.
Pre-registration is not required, but Angelenos who wish to plan ahead can visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated to sign up or find the locations nearest to them. 
Since launching a COVID-19 vaccination program in December, the City has administered over 1,294,249 doses to Angelenos.

May 17, 2021

The fight against COVID-19 is not yet over. Only 43.5% of L.A. County residents are fully vaccinated. Let’s get vaccinated to keep up our momentum toward reopening more of our economy and spending more time outdoors and indoors with our friends and family. 

For those who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, please make sure to get your second dose. This is the only way to become fully vaccinated and protect ourselves and the people we love. 

If you’re already fully vaccinated, encourage your friends, family members, and neighbors to get their shots too. It’s safe. It’s easy. It’s effective, and it’s free. Let’s get this done. 
Here are the facts you need to know:
  • ELIGIBLE NOW: All Angelenos 12 and older are eligible to receive their vaccine at City sites. Eligible Angelenos can pre-register for a vaccination or find the nearest location. Please note that only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for those 12 years and older, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for those 18 years and older.
  • ‘MOVE’ MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM: We’re still vaccinating Angelenos in our hardest-hit neighborhoods through our MOVE vaccination program. Since launching this initiative, we’ve delivered over 111,719 doses to Angelenos, with over 91% given to people of color. These sites are offering the vaccine Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. appointment-free. These mobile sites visit new areas of our city weekly. You can find the latest information plus locations and hours on our website.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 1,294,249 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. Since last Monday, our centers have provided 39,268 life-saving vaccinations.
Key updates
COVID #s: From yesterday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 313 new cases in the county. There have been a total of 85,122 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 246 confirmed cases since April 25th.

Changes to Vaccine Access
The Mayor announced on Friday critical changes to expand vaccine access across the City’s vaccination program. 
  • The Dodger Stadium vaccine operations will cease by the end of May
  • More appointment-free options, more doses to walk-up centers and mobile clinics
  • The supply of doses will be scaled up at accessible locations spread out across Los Angeles
  • South LA pilot program from 9am to 9pm for after work vaccinations
Dodger Stadium has been the City’s home-field for its COVID-19 response, where 1,038,899 Angelenos got tested, where nearly 6,000 voted in November, and where over 420,000 vaccine doses have been administered so far. 

City-run sites are prepared to administer over 260,000 vaccine doses this week
The City is expected to receive 70,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 45,000 of Pfizer, along with 3,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson. Altogether, including the supply carried over from the previous week, City vaccination sites will be able to administer roughly 260,000 doses to Angelenos — offering more than 200,000 first dose appointments and 60,000 second doses. Since launching a COVID-19 vaccination program in December, the City has administered over 1,191,642 doses to Angelenos, approximately 88% of its supply. Angelenos can make first dose appointments online at the City’s vaccination portal, which is updated weekly at Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAppointment.

For more information, please visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/Vaccine

April 26, 2021

Key updates
COVID #s: From yesterday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 408 new cases in the county. There have been a total of 84,876 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 252 confirmed cases since April 18th.

City sites are prepared to administer close to 150,000 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, an increase in capacity following the federal guidance ending the pause of Johnson & Johnson. The program will add another fixed location to offer vaccinations in Century City.

This week, the City is expected to receive nearly 42,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and over 63,000 of Pfizer, along with about 29,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson already in its supply. 

This week, fixed city vaccination sites will be open Tuesday through Saturday, with the exception of Dodger Stadium, which will be closed on Wednesday to accommodate a scheduled Dodger game. Angelenos can make first dose appointments online at the City’s vaccination portal, which is updated weekly at Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAppointment.

Since launching a COVID-19 vaccination program in December, the City has administered over 1,137,829 doses to Angelenos, approximately 96% of its supply. 

55-Hour, Extended Closure of US Rte 101 Planned as  Sixth Street Viaduct Arches Go Up Over Freeway
The closure begins on Friday. April 30th at 10 p.m. and extends through Monday May 3rd at 5 a.m. 
The closure will center around the east side of the viaduct construction site in Boyle Heights, closing a 2.5-mile section of US Rte 101 from the 10/101 split to the 5/10/101 interchange just east of downtown Los Angeles. In addition, motorists traveling west on Rte 60 from the Pomona area will not be able to access US Rte 101. 

The City’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) administered by the Housing & Community Investment Department (HCID), ERAP provides federal and state emergency rental assistance funds to assist low-income renters who have been unable to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both landlords and low-income renters living in the City of Los Angeles may apply, regardless of immigration status. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on April 30, 2021. Applications are available in multiple languages at hcidla.lacity.org
The program is required to give priority to paying past-due, unpaid rent. If selected, the program can pay 80% of a tenant’s past-due rent for the period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021, but only if the landlord agrees to waive the remaining 20%.

LA Forever A SUSTAINABLE L.A. IS FOR EVERYONE, FOREVER L.A. Forever exists as a collective statement of deep pride and as a promise to push our city forward in a way that leaves no one behind.  With urgent challenges facing our environment and economy, a renewed personal commitment to action is needed now more than ever. 
We are facing a global climate emergency that must be solved with changes right here at home so that we leave behind a safe world for future generations.  
The City of L.A.’s vision for a just and sustainable future includes securing clean air and water and a stable climate, improving community resilience, expanding access to healthy food and open space, and promoting justice for all—and for the future we want for our children and grandchildren. 
Learn more at www.laforever.org

Become an LA Green Business Ambassador
Do you want to help share the word about the benefits of being a green business and help businesses become certified as green? Would you like to make sure that your NC is supporting businesses that are green or going green? 
The Los Angeles Green Business Ambassador Program is a partnership with LA Sanitation & Environment and the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance.
Visit ncsa.la/greenbiz to learn more and lacitysan.org/greenbizambassadors to sign up.

The LA Green New Deal Learn how to be part of the Green New Deal with this toolkit available for Neighborhood Councils and the public.

Neighborhood Council Updates
If you enjoy volunteer work and community engagement, consider running for your local Neighborhood Council where you will have the opportunity to serve your local community by advocating on a wide range of issues affecting everyday life. Submit candidate filings by the respective election timelines and participate in candidate workshops to help navigate your campaign.

For more information on Neighborhood Council Elections, click here.

Register to vote by mail in your neighborhood council election.


Events
Forward Together: Finding Common Cause in a Shared Struggle
April 29th, 1pm.
Join leaders in the African American and Korean American community for a reflection on the 1992 civil unrest, as well as the challenges shared by both communities today. Brought to you by the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights).


April 19, 2021

Key updates
COVID #s: From yesterday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 466 new cases in the county. There have been a total of 84,624 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 325 confirmed cases since April 11th.

The Mayor will be giving his annual State of the City address tonight, Monday, April 19th, at 5:15pm. You can watch the live broadcast on Channel 35 and @MayorofLA on Twitter and Facebook

This week, the City is expected to receive nearly 42,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 61,000 of Pfizer. The City’s supply currently includes about 29,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson, however these will not be administered until federal guidance changes. Altogether, City vaccination sites will be able to administer roughly 109,000 doses to Angelenos — including approximately 50,000 first dose appointments and 59,000 second doses.

As eligibility expands to a wider range of Angelenos, the average age of those vaccinated continues to drop; last week, the median age of people vaccinated for first doses at City sites dropped from 42 to 33. Meanwhile, our sites delivered a record of over 124,000 vaccine doses to Angelenos across all locations, and crossed the milestone of over one million doses delivered so far. 

City vaccination sites at San Fernando Park, Hansen Dam, Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, and Dodger Stadium will be open  Tuesday through Friday this week between 8am and 4pm, while USC University Park and Cal State LA will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 4pm.

First dose appointments are available online at Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAppointment.
Pfizer appointments are available at Pierce College this week. 

April 12, 2021

Here are the facts you need to know:
  • ELIGIBLE NOW: Starting tomorrow, the City will open up vaccinations to Angelenos age 16 and older at City operated vaccine sites. L.A. County residents can start making appointments for this week on the City’s online portalPlease note the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for those 16 years and older, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for those 18 year and older.
  • SECOND DOSE APPOINTMENTS: City sites will offer second dose appointments this week for Angelenos who received their first Moderna shot between March 15 and March 20 or their first Pfizer shot between March 23 and March 27. Second dose patients should have received notifications with their appointment details recently by text and/or email. Patients should note that the date stamped on the CDC vaccination cards received after their first dose is not an appointment confirmation. Instead, everyone should use the appointment details provided by Carbon Health.
  • ‘MOVE’ MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM: The City continues to deliver vaccines directly to those who need it most through the MOVE program. Since launching this program, mobile clinics have partnered with trusted community groups in areas most impacted by COVID-19 to deliver over 73,000 doses to vulnerable Angelenos, with over 90% given to people of color. This week, mobile teams will be deployed to residents in Wilmington, South Park, Baldwin Hills, Baldwin Village, Westlake, Melrose Hill, Panorama City, Pacoima, and other neighborhoods.
  • CAL STATE L.A. SITE: As the State and Federal governments hand over operations at Cal State L.A., the City’s vaccination program now has the capacity to administer up to 54,000 vaccines a day, pending supply. The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will lead the team at Cal State L.A., supported by staff from Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), as well as those contracted locally for the site through FEMA and CalOES.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 936,970 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. Since last Monday, our centers have provided 87,764 life-saving vaccinations.
 
  • VACCINATION SITES: More than 709 locations are currently vaccinating people in L.A. County. As more doses become available in the coming months, more sites and providers will administer shots. When your turn arrives, you can make an appointment and bring your ID to the site. If you are 65 or older, have a disability, or do not have access to the internet and need assistance making your vaccination appointment, you can contact the County’s Call Center –– open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also talk with your doctor about getting vaccinated.
  • VACCINE EQUITY: Equity remains at the heart of the City’s vaccination strategy. As eligibility expands to a wider range of Angelenos, the average age of those vaccinated continues to drop, falling from 52 to 42 for first doses in the last week. And by using text alerts targeted to communities with the highest need and collaborating with partners at the grassroots level, nearly 70% of doses administered last week were given to people of color.
  • EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.
  • NOTIFY LA: The City will occasionally send targeted text updates about new appointment availability to communities with high cases of COVID-19. To receive text updates, sign up for Notify LA
  • 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 or getting automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. 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. 


Last week, Councilmember Kevin de León and I visited our City vaccination site at Grand Central Market where restaurant workers and their families received their COVID-19 vaccine. 
Stay healthy and be safe.

Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor
P.S. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does the City’s sweeping response. To learn more about how we are protecting Angelenos –– through testing, economic relief, and other measures –– visit our website.

Key updates
COVID #s: From yesterday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 423 new cases in the county. There have been a total of 83,221 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 337 confirmed cases since March 14th.

The City will offer more than 70,000 vaccine doses to Angelenos this week — including approximately 50,000 first dose appointments and 20,000 second doses — across seven permanent and eight mobile vaccination sites. This week, the City is expected to receive an allotment of roughly 50,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine; 20,000 doses from Pfizer; and another 2,000 from Johnson & Johnson. Even as supplies remain limited, City-run sites administered more than 73,000 doses throughout Los Angeles last week. City data has shown that younger populations are now getting their shots in higher numbers, with the median age of vaccinated individuals dropping from 69 to 59 years old over the past month. Since launching a COVID-19 vaccination program in December, the City has administered over 684,276 doses to Angelenos.


We encourage you to check the City’s vaccine portal daily for appointment availability. Time slots do open up, and it is important to have the eligible pools vaccinated now before the eligibility pool widens. 
As more business operations open it is essential for restaurants, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, and custodial and janitorial workers to be vaccinated as soon as possible. 
People can sign up now at https://carbonhealth.com/covid-19-vaccines.

VACCINES FOR VETERANS: Vaccines are now open to veterans of all ages who are eligible for VA healthcare and enrolled with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Veterans are encouraged to call the vaccine appointment line at (310) 268-4900 or visit the VA’s website to schedule an appointment.

EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.

NOTIFY LA: The City will occasionally send targeted text updates about new appointment availability to communities with high cases of COVID-19. To receive text updates, sign up for Notify LA


March 16, 2021
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 appointments at City-run sites –– and there are still appointments available for those who are currently eligible.

I know it’s frustrating that we still don’t have enough vaccines for every Angeleno –– but we are making steady progress. Eventually, we’ll be able to knock down the tier system and open this life-saving shot to everyone. So as soon as you become eligible, roll up your sleeve and get the shot.
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  • ELIGIBLE NOW: Starting today, vaccinations are open to residents between 16 and 64 years old who have certain disabilities or severe underlying medical conditions. L.A. County has also opened vaccinations to janitorial and custodial workers and public transit workers and dedicated public works employees who are responding to emergencies. Vaccinations remain open for those who were already eligible: teachers and workers in education and childcare, restaurant workers, food and agriculture, and emergency services on the eligibility list, residents 65 and older, healthcare workers, certain essential frontline workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities.
  • VACCINES FOR VETERANS: Vaccines are now open to veterans of all ages who are eligible for VA healthcare and enrolled with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Veterans are encouraged to call the vaccine appointment line at (310) 268-4900 or visit the VA’s website to schedule an appointment.
  • ‘MOVE’ VACCINE EQUITY PROGRAM: Our MOVE initiative is deploying mobile vaccination clinics to the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles. We’ve partnered with trusted community organizations to administer over 23,897 shots –– about 91 percent of which have gone to people of color. 
  • EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 610,922 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. Since last Monday, our centers have provided 80,504 life-saving vaccinations.
  • VACCINATION SITES: More than 500 locations are currently vaccinating people in L.A. County. As more doses become available in the coming months, more sites and providers will administer shots. When your turn arrives, you can make an appointment and bring your ID to the site. If you are 65 or older, have a disability, or do not have access to the internet and need assistance making your vaccination appointment, you can contact the County’s Call Center –– open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also talk with your doctor about getting vaccinated.
  • NOTIFY LA: The City will occasionally send targeted text updates about new appointment availability to communities with high cases of COVID-19. To receive text updates, sign up for Notify LA
  • 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 or getting automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. 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. 
Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor




February 22
Key updates
COVID #s: From yesterday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 1,465 new cases in the county. There have been a total of 80,482 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 1,156 confirmed cases since February 14th.

City-run vaccination sites will resume operations on Tuesday. Following delivery delays due to severe weather, the City received confirmation that vaccine doses are on their way and scheduled to arrive in the days ahead. With their imminent arrival, the City is able to meet its commitment to provide mostly second dose — and a limited number of first dose — appointments throughout the week. 

With 92,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine en route to Los Angeles, the City has started scheduling appointments for the week. Those who originally had appointments for Friday and Saturday last week are being prioritized, and impacted Angelenos will receive their updated appointment details by the end of the day on Monday. Anyone who received their first dose at a City site from January 24-30 will receive a notification with their second dose appointment details by the end of the day on Tuesday.

On February 22nd an express lane at Dodger Stadium will open for customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Beginning this Sunday night, Access riders can book their vaccination appointment pending availability and a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616

Mayor Eric Garcetti last week announced the launch of the Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program, which is an effort to scale up mobile vaccinations in some of the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles. This groundbreaking program builds on a pilot initiative that's already administered more than 4,200 COVID-19 vaccine doses in high risk profile areas measured by L.A. County COVID-19 Medical Vulnerability Indicators. Each mobile clinic has the capacity to vaccinate 200 people per day, with the capacity for greater potential as more supplies arrive. 

The County Department of Public Health is now publishing data on the percentage vaccinated in each city and neighborhood.

COVID testing from the City of LA no longer require appointments check for available sites at coronavirus.lacity.org/testing

LAUSD School Board Member Nick Melvoin will be hosting a virtual event today, February 22nd, at 4pm, focused on navigating screen time during COVID. Register here

West Valley Animal Shelter is tentatively set to reopen on March 14, 2021. 


Neighborhood Council Updates
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