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Covid19 Mayor's Office February 22nd Updates

Posted on 02/16/21

West Hills Neighborhood Council

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. 

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