Ron Galprin, L.A. Controller: L.A.’s Financial Health ? ?

Real-Time Look Inside City Finances  

L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released a new online dashboard that tracks the City’s most important financial information in real time. “Inside L.A. City Finances” enhances the Controller’s groundbreaking open data portal by giving Angelenos a more transparent picture of where the City’s money comes from, and how it is kept and spent.

The dashboard is the first of its kind at the City of Los Angeles, and contains datasets and visualizations showing the current balance in each of the city’s 800+ funds — including the General and Reserve Funds, charts City salaries and overtime, and tracks budget revenues and expenditures. Information is updated regularly: daily (M-F) for all City fund balances, bi-weekly for payroll, and monthly for revenue and expenditures. Budget data will be updated after the beginning of the next fiscal year in July.

“Until now, there hasn’t been a simple way for Angelenos to track the City’s complex and constantly changing finances in real time,” said Controller Galperin. “This dashboard makes it easy for everyone to see how much money is in each of the City’s hundreds of funds daily, what revenue is coming in and where it’s coming from, and the current state of department spending. It gives residents a better understanding of L.A.’s financial health and encourages even greater accountability for public dollars.” Explore the dashboard  
Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth
  
Controller Galperin’s LGTBQ+ Information Hub includes resources to help the LGBTQ+ community get vaccinated, along with an interactive guide that can be used by LGBTQ+ youth and anyone in the L.A. area in need of housing and supportive services. The map lists resources in the City and beyond, with descriptions of services and contact information. Users can click a dot on the map or enter an address to find help near them.

“Behind the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness remains the number one crisis in Los Angeles,” said Controller Galperin. “A map alone will not end homelessness, but it will help young people find service providers they trust as they seek a better future.”
  Find supportive services  
Tonight: Join the Conversation  
To commemorate Pride Month, Controller Galperin is hosting a discussion in his “Conversations with the Controller” series featuring civic, business and nonprofit leaders in the LGBTQ+ community. The event will address issues facing LGBTQ+ employees and practical ways to address them. Catch this discussion tonight, June 24, on Zoom and Facebook Live at 5:00 p.m. PST.

“I’m proud of how our LGBTQ+ community has been at the forefront of the struggle for a more just and equitable world, but there is still so much work that needs to be done to create more opportunities for everyone,” said Controller Galperin. “I am looking forward to hosting this conversation and hope you will join us.”
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New Mask Guidance 

The City of Los Angeles has updated mask guidelines to align with the State of California and L.A. County. Masks are still required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in the following settings: on public transit; in transportation hubs; indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings; healthcare settings; state and local correctional facilities, and detention centers; and homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers. Mask mandates also remain for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses. 

“As we work toward reopening and getting everyone vaccinated, please continue to stay safe, and practice good health and hygiene,” said Controller Galperin. “Our careful actions will continue to save lives and protect you, your loved ones and our communities.”
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Pfizer Vaccine Booster Dose Available to Eligible LA County Residents – COVID-19 Newsletter Issue 6

 COVID-19 NewsletterIssue 6October 5, 2021
Pfizer Vaccine Booster Dose Available to Eligible LA County Residents 
Eligible Los Angeles County residents can now begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.  Los Angeles County residents eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer include the following groups of people who received the second of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine series at least 6 months ago and are either:  People aged 65 years or older Residents of long-term care facilities Are 50-64 and have an underlying medical condition or are at increased risk due to social inequity (including that of communities of color) People aged 18 to 64 years with underlying medical conditions People aged 18 to 64 years with high institutional or occupational risk, including healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers, and workers in homeless shelters or prisons, among others 
Residents who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will need to wait until the FDA reviews the data and determines the need for and safety of boosters for these vaccines.  Residents wanting a booster will need to bring proof they received two previous Pfizer doses, which for most people will be in the form of the white vaccination card, or a photo of the white card, or a digital record of your two doses. At many sites, residents may be asked to sign an attestation form indicating they meet the criteria to receive the Pfizer booster. 
Those not yet vaccinated can make an appointment to get vaccinated by going to MyTurn. Eligible residents who completed their two-dose Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago can also make an appointment for their boosters by using the MyTurn system or by making an appointment at a pharmacy or clinic that offers Pfizer vaccinations.  If you need a ride to get your vaccination, you can reach out to the Public Health call center at 1-833-540-0473 and you will be connected to free transportation. Information about the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccination site map and many other resources can be out found at www.vaccinatelacounty.com or www.vacunatelosangeles.com  
Business Toolkit for Ensuring Safety and Compliance with Health Officer Orders Available Now
Public Health has created one-stop resource for all LA County businesses to learn how they can prevent COVID-19 surges through vaccination verification. The resources and materials include an overview on how to verify vaccination or a negative test, signs to post in your business, and other resources, including How to Host a Mobile Clinic at your business for employees or patrons and guidance for Mega Events. Visit this webpage at www.LACBizHOOToolkit.com.  
Resources for Parents & GuardiansClick here to see resources for parents and guardians of children who are in Early Care and Education (ECE) programs such as child care centers, family child care homes, and preschools, as well as children in Transitional Kindergarten to 12th Grade (TK-12) schools.  This page includes the up to date Protocols for Youth Sports and gives exposure management plan guidance for organized after school programs including youth sports.  Parents and Guardians can also find COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for Teens and For Parents. All helpful guides are available in multiple languages and easily downloaded for shareability.  noelani
Checkout our Public Health Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Last week, Dr. Barbara Ferrer hosted an online townhall last week to answer your questions about boosters, COVID-19 vaccines for children, and how to keep our businesses and schools open. Click on the image below to watch the full town hall or jump to some of the most frequently asked questions.  
Quick Links to your frequently asked Questions!
If I recovered from Covid but I didn’t get the Vaccine, am I still allowed to go into a bar?  
Does the booster shot mean that Pfizer isn’t as good as other vaccine brands?  
Why is there no information on the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines having boosters? 
Do I really need the booster dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine? I am in my 60’s and I have had COVID-19 and received the vaccine? 
What is the difference between a third dose and a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine?  
How long does the virus stay in your body? I am worried about getting vaccinated because I recently recovered from COVID-19. 
When the vaccine is approved for ages 5-11, can my child get it at their school, and can I be there with them for the appointment? 
My school district isn’t mandating vaccines? Why aren’t all schools mandating vaccines and what can I do to help? Is it safe for Children with asthma to get the COVID-19 vaccine?  
How long will the vaccine mandates last? Is the mask mandate or requirement of masks going away anytime soon? 
I am nervous about carrying my vaccination card with me. What are my other options when providing my vaccination status? 
Do gyms now have to require proof of vaccination?
Is asking people to provide their vaccination status a HIPAA violation? 
Additional Resources
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has developed a wide array of documents, guidance documents, and resources for the workers, businesses, partners, and the general public on a variety of topics related to COVID-19, including: COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Community Resources 
Information for the Public  Masks Travel Reducing Risk Public Settings Sick? Workers’ Rights Pamphlet 
Best Practices for Businesses Food and Beverage Indoor Fitness 

VAGLAHS Now Offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Doses ~September 27, 2021

VA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Healthcare System is now offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots under Emergency Use Authorization. This decision follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

In order to receive a booster dose, you must have received the Pfizer vaccine and it must be at least six months after you completed your vaccine series. Per the CDC’s recommendations, GLA is offering booster shots to the following groups:People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccinePeople aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccinePeople aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, based on their individual benefits and riskPeople aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, based on their individual benefits and risksVeterans’ spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA recipients under the authority of the SAVE LIVES Act, may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine as supply and capacity permitsBooster vaccines are available at all of GLA’s medical facilities during scheduled vaccine clinic hours. Those who aren’t part of the first two groups listed, must schedule an appointment by calling 310-268-4900. GLA has the ability to administer booster doses at the West Los Angeles (WLA) campus on a walk in basis; our other sites will accommodate walk-ins as vaccine supply allows. If you belong to one of the groups listed and do not receive care at WLA, please call 310-268-4900 to schedule an appointment at the GLA medical facility closest to you in order to ensure timely receipt of your booster vaccine.

Please email VHAGLAPublicAffairs@va.gov if you have any questions.

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MESSAGE FROM SENATOR BEN ALLEN

CA Senator Ben Allen
As we emerge from the difficult hardships wrought by the pandemic, from the tragic hospitalization and death toll of COVID-19 to the economic and psychological toll of the shutdown, we all look forward to life getting back closer to normal. I just wanted to take this opportunity to share a little bit about what my team and I have been working on these past few months to provide assistance, as the delta variant has become a frustrating twist in our COVID recovery story.It’s been an honor to represent you in the state Senate. My team and I will continue collaborating with our constituents as we work to improve life in our community, and we stand ready to assist in whatever way we can.Sincerely,SENATOR BEN ALLEN

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Updates from U.S. Congressional Representative Ted Lieu ~ August 27, 2021

My staff and I continue to monitor the situation in Afghanistan closely. I’m horrified by the news that multiple U.S. military personnel and Afghan civilians were killed during yesterday’s terrorist attacks. I’m praying for their loved ones and for the servicemembers supporting the heroic withdrawal efforts. The U.S. must continue do everything in its power to evacuate those who helped us, as well as those whose lives are now threatened under Taliban control. We will hunt for those responsible for the attacks and impose justice. If you are in contact with people on the ground in Afghanistan seeking to depart, please share with them the State Department’s guidance or contact my office at (323) 651-1040.

In addition to monitoring the situation in Afghanistan, the House is hard at work on advancing legislative priorities that put American families first. The House passed a budget resolution on Tuesday, which brings us one step closer to enacting President Biden’s transformative Build Back Better Plan to lower costs for Americans, cut taxes for working families, and create millions of jobs while tackling climate change.

I was also honored to vote in favor of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which I cosponsored. This critical bill restores the full strength of the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court gutted the VRA through its 2013 Shelby County v. Holder and 2021 Brnovich v. DNC decisions. Protecting the right to vote is foundational to our country’s values and should be a priority for every elected official.Image
Another priority of mine is protecting our oceans and marine life, which are in grave danger due to the existential threat of climate change. Last Friday, I joined Representative Jared Huffman at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito to launch the Congressional California Coastal Caucus, which will bring together members of the California House delegation to share and discuss federal policy to address matters of importance to the 840-mile California coast. I am honored to join Representative Julia Brownley as co-chair of the caucus and look forward to working together to address pressing coastal issues and support our oceans.Image
Get Vaccinated!
Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of the coronavirus in individuals age 16 and older. The Pfizer vaccine continues to be available under emergency use authorization for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. If you’re unvaccinated, please talk to your doctor about getting the FDA approved Pfizer vaccine or the FDA authorized Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Getting vaccinated could save your life and protect those around you from this deadly virus.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. If you have questions about the vaccine, please consult your doctor.Image
Everyone age 12 and older who lives or works in LA County is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please check VaccinateLACounty.com for updated information on walk-in vaccinations or to book an appointment ahead of time. To find a vaccination site near you, please visit corona-virus.la/VaxSites. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and bring a signed consent form to receive the Pfizer vaccine. 

If you 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 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also call this number or fill out an online request form if you or a family member need to be vaccinated at home.  
Additional Resources and Reminders
1. Federal public health officials announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots this fall. The Administration is not recommending you go out and get a booster now. Instead, starting the week of September 20th, fully vaccinated adults could begin getting booster shots 8 months after their second shot of an mRNA vaccine. This decision was made entirely based on science in an effort to stay one step ahead of the virus.

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2. If you’ve been impacted by the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant Spill, you may be eligible for reimbursements for air condition unit(s), hotel room stays, and/or meals. LA Sanitation’s reimbursement program has been extended for eligible residents through September 2nd, 2021. For more information on how to apply, please click here
If you need rental assistance, please view this Rental Assistance Tool from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to find help with rent and utilities. You can also apply for the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible renters and landlords who’ve been impacted by COVID-19. Depending on your address, you may also be eligible for a local rent relief program. 
To view reopening protocols for K-12 schools in LA County, please click here
Please renew your passport at least six months before it is set to expire. The State Department is processing an unprecedented number of passport applications and renewals. If you plan to travel abroad, please ensure your passport is up to date. To renew, please visit travel.state.gov.
If you need someone to talk to, please call the LA County Department of Mental Health hotline at 800-854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741.
If you are in need of food assistance; housing relief; information about COVID-19; and more, please call 2-1-1 or visit 211la.org.
For more information on COVID, the vaccines, and my work in Congress, please visit my website at lieu.house.gov and follow me on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube. I look forward to updating you again soon. 
Stay safe. 
Sincerely, 
Ted W. Lieu 
Member of Congress
Washington, DC
403 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3976
Los Angeles Office
1645 Corinth Ave., Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (323) 651-1040
Manhattan Beach Office
1600 Rosecrans Ave., 4th Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 321-7664

Mayor Eric Garcetti VAXFACTS – AUGUST 18, 2021

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti – Vaccination Updates

Your update on our historic effort to get all Angelenos vaccinated against COVID-19 and end the pandemic.

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. 

As one of the largest employers in the City of Los Angeles, we will continue doing our part to slow the spread of this virus. Our City Council voted to require all City employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine — unless a medical condition or religious beliefs prohibits vaccination. Exempt, non-vaccinated employees will be required to get tested regularly for COVID-19. As the Council President and I said last month, this move will help protect the health and safety of those who keep L.A. running, as well as the Angelenos we serve.

The vaccine remains free and available to anyone age 12 and older without proof of insurance or immigration status.

If you’re fully vaccinated, consider encouraging your family, friends, and neighbors. If you have children who are 12 and older, you can take them to more than 800 vaccination sites across L.A. County to receive the vaccine and give them the extra protection they need to have a healthy, fun, and safe school year. 

Here are the facts you need to know:

  • VACCINATION SITES: With more than 800 vaccination sites across L.A. County, it’s never been easier to get the vaccine. You can visit drive-thru, walk-up, and pop-up sites near you — or get vaccinated during your commute at L.A. Metro transit stations. L.A. County’s Call Center can also help you find vaccination sites in your area and help you register ahead of your visit. You can call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily. Remember to bring proof of age to the site and if you are between 12 and 17 years old, bring this form.
  • FREE COVID-19 TESTING: Many vaccination sites are also offering free COVID-19 testing. Testing is recommended if you have COVID-19 symptoms — even if you are fully vaccinated — and if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. You can find a list of testing sites at Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing
  • 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 L.A. County’s Call Center at (833) 540-0473 or fill out an online form.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 1,388,600 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. 
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  • PET ADOPTION FEE WAIVER: Saturday, August 21 is National Pet Adoption Day and L.A. Animal Services is offering discounted adoption fees at all of its pet shelters between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for people who show proof of vaccination. If you’re unvaccinated and looking to adopt, L.A. Animal Services is offering the vaccine for free at their East Valley, North Central, and South Los Angeles pet shelters. For more information, visit LAAnimalServices.com.
  • STAY INFORMED: As we continue expanding our vaccination efforts, it’s important to get the latest news.
    • You can sign up for Notify LA to receive text alerts from the City about vaccine rollout, locations, and more.
    • Sign 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.

Stay healthy and be safe.

Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor

P.S. As we move towards recovery, the City continues to provide testing, vaccines, economic relief, and other measures. For more information, visit our website.

Mayor Eric Garcetti
City of Los Angeles

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All students and employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, returning for in-person instruction must participate in baseline and ongoing weekly COVID testing.

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Important Message from Interim Superintendent Megan K. Reilly

Posted by LA Unified on 7/29/2021

Dear Los Angeles Unified Family,

As part of our efforts to maintain the safest possible environment for students and employees, we are closely monitoring evolving health conditions and adapting our response in preparation for our full return to in-person learning on August 16.

Los Angeles Unified continues to collaborate with our health partners at the county and state levels, as well as our panel of medical experts and university partners and we review updates to county, state, and federal guidance on a daily basis.

We believe Los Angeles Unified has the highest COVID safety standards of any public school district in the nation. Our preparations for the start of the new school year include continuing to require masking for all students, staff, and visitors; maximizing physical distancing as much as possible; continuing comprehensive sanitizing efforts, including frequent hand washing; upgraded air filtration systems; regular, ongoing COVID testing and community engagement; and collaborating with health partners and agencies to support free COVID vaccination.

All students and employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, returning for in-person instruction must participate in baseline and ongoing weekly COVID testing. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Baseline testing begins on Monday, August 2. More information can be found at https://achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt .

Ultimately, the greatest protection against COVID and the Delta variant is vaccination. We encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated. For the latest information on school-based vaccination sites, please visit https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt .

Together as a united Los Angeles Unified community, we need to all work together to ensure the safety of our schools. See you at school on August 16!

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

Megan K. Reilly
Interim Superintendent

State Public Health Officer Order of August 5, 2021

 State Public Health Officer of the State of California, order:

I. This Order applies to the following facilities:

A. General Acute Care Hospitals,

B. Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and

C. Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs).

II. The Order applies only to indoor visitation in facilities identified in this Order. Indoor visitation shall be permitted only in accordance with this Order.

A. The facilities identified in this Order must either: (1) verify visitors are fully vaccinated, or (2) for unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated visitors, verify documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test.

B. Pursuant to the CDPH Guidance for Vaccine Records Guidelines & Standards, only the following modes may be used as proof of vaccination:

1. COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or WHO Yellow Card) which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered); OR

2. a photo of a Vaccination Record Card as a separate document; OR

3. a photo of the client’s Vaccination Record Card stored on a phone or electronic device, OR

4. documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider; OR

5. digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type.

In the absence of knowledge to the contrary, a facility may accept the documentation presented as valid.

C. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors are eligible for indoor visits only if they can show documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test where the specimen collection occurred within 72 hours before each visit and for which the test results are available at the time of entry to the facility. Visitors may use either PCR testing or antigen testing. Any PCR or antigen test used must either have Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

D. Facilities must have a plan in place for tracking verified visitor vaccination status or documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test. Records of vaccination verification or documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test must be made available, upon request, to the local health jurisdiction for purposes of case investigation.

E. Facilities can offer to conduct onsite testing of visitors if practical per facility testing capacity but are not required to do so.

F. Visitors who are visiting a patient in critical condition, when death may be imminent, are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements of this Order. For such persons the requirements of Section III, below, will still apply.

G. These conditions do not apply to visitors seeking only outdoor visits that will not require entering the facility.

III. Mask, personal protective equipment, and physical distancing requirements:

A. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status or test result, must:

a. wear a well-fitting face mask (a surgical mask or double masking is recommended) upon entry and at all times within the facility;

b. wear any other personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the patient’s room that facility personnel deem appropriate to the situation; and

c.  physically distance from health care personnel and other patients/residents/visitors that are not part of their group at all times while in the facility.

IV. Definitions:  For purposes of this Order, the following definitions apply:

A. “Fully Vaccinated” means individuals who are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). COVID-19 vaccines that are currently authorized for emergency use:

  1. By the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are listed at the FDA COVID-19 Vaccines webpage
  2. By the World Health Organization (WHO), are listed at the WHO COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.

B. “Incompletely vaccinated” means persons who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine but do not meet the definition of fully vaccinated.

C. “Unvaccinated” means persons who have not received any doses of COVID-19 vaccine or whose status is unknown.

D. “WHO Yellow Card” refers to the original World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis issued to the individual following administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in a foreign country

V. The Terms of this Order supersede any conflicting terms in any other CDPH orders, directives, or guidance. This Order is not intended to revoke or withdraw any prior orders.

VI. This Order shall take effect on August 11, 2021, at 12:01 am. Facilities must be in full compliance at that time.

VII. This Order is issued pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 120125, 120140, 120175,120195 and 131080 and other applicable law.

Tomas Aragon Signature

Tomás J. Aragón, MD, DrPH

Director and State Public Health Officer

California Department of Public Health

Updates and News from U.S. Congressional Representative Ted Lieu: Fully Vaccinated People Remain Well Protected from Hospitalization

As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to increase in LA County, data show that fully vaccinated people remain exceptionally well protected from severe COVID-19 illness. Among the more than 5.1 million fully vaccinated individuals in LA County, less than 1% have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those who tested positive, 549 people were hospitalized, meaning only 0.01% of all fully vaccinated people in LA County have ended up in the hospital. If you haven’t done so already, please get vaccinated to protect yourself and others from this virus. The vaccines are extremely effective in preventing severe illness and death due to COVID-19.

Although we’ve made incredible progress in the fight against COVID, the virus hasn’t gone away. Please continue to follow the guidance of public health officials to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.Image 
This week, the LA County Department of Public Health held a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall to answer questions about the Delta Variant and provide updates on COVID-19 in LA County. To watch the full town hall, please click here. As a reminder, all people over the age of two in LA County are required to wear a mask indoors in public spaces to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 
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Last week, I called for an investigation into the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant Spill. Since the incident occurred, many of my constituents have had to deal with foul odors emanating from the facility and concerns about the safety of ocean waters and coastal communities. Given the severity of the incident, I urged the EPA and NOAA to investigate this serious issue. Get Vaccinated!VideoPlay Button
Rep. Lieu on why he got vaccinated
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. If you have questions about the vaccine, please consult your doctor.

Everyone age 12 and older who lives or works in LA County is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please check VaccinateLACounty.com for updated information on walk-in vaccinations or to book an appointment ahead of time. To find a vaccination site near you, please visit corona-virus.la/VaxSites. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and bring a signed consent form to receive the Pfizer vaccine. 

If you 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 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also call this number if you or a family member need to be vaccinated at home. 

Additional Resources and Reminders
Today, the second round of tax cuts to families with children were sent via direct deposit. Please visit whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit for more information. To protect healthcare workers and the people they care for, Los Angeles County issued an order to align with the California’s mandate requiring vaccinations for healthcare workers by September 30th.
Governor Newsom announced that the state of California will require teachers and other school employees to either be vaccinated and/or submit to regular COVID-19 testing in an effort to protect students and educators.Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to allow certain immunocompromised individuals to get a third booster dose of the vaccines. Other fully vaccinated individuals do not need an additional vaccine dose right now. Learn more here. In response to the Hyperion Plant spill, city leaders have warned the public not to flush ‘flushable’ wipes, which may have helped lead to the incident.Congress has passed over $46 billion in emergency rental assistance to support families in need and prevent evictions. Please view this Rental Assistance Tool from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to find help with rent and utilities. You can also apply for the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible renters and landlords who’ve been impacted by COVID-19. Depending on your address, you may also be eligible for a local rent relief program. The CDC issued a new eviction moratorium on August 3rd temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of COVID-19 community transmission. Please click here to learn how to take action to avoid eviction using the CDC order.
To view reopening protocols for K-12 schools in LA County, please click here

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The CDC is now officially recommending the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. To view the CDC’s vaccine guidance for pregnant people, please click here.Please renew your passport at least six months before it is set to expire. The State Department is processing an unprecedented number of passport applications and renewals. If you plan to travel abroad, please ensure your passport is up to date. To renew, please visit travel.state.gov
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The West LA VA is offering walk-in vaccinations for veterans of ALL ages and their spouses or caregivers. Please call 310-268-4900 for information about walk-in times and locations. If you need someone to talk to, please call the LA County Department of Mental Health hotline at 800-854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741.If you are in need of food assistance; housing relief; information about COVID-19; and more, please call 2-1-1 or visit 211la.org.For more information on COVID-19 and vaccinations, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov and follow me on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube
Thank you for your continued commitment to keep our community healthy. Stay safe. 
Sincerely, Ted W. Lieu 
Member of Congress
Washington, DC
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