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Covid19 Mayor's Office May 3 Updates

Posted on 05/03/21

West Hills Neighborhood Council

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
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.

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. 

 


 

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