UK Variant Now Dominant Strain Of COVID-19 In Los Angeles County; Brazil, South African Variants Also DetectedLos Angeles County is in the least restrictive tier of the state’s reopening schedule, which is about to be thrown out on June 15, but public health officials say that people should remain vigilant because of COVID-19 variants that continue to circulate.
Cal/OSHA Delays Vote On Dropping Mask, Physical Distancing Guidelines For WorkplacesCal/OSHA’s board met Thursday to weigh on a proposal to align with updated CDC guidelines that say fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in most scenarios
California Will Keep Mask Mandate In Place Until June 15Currently, face coverings in California are no longer required outdoors except at crowded events and for unvaccinated people when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
COVID-19 Testing Center For Asylum Seekers Opens In IndioThe facility -- which practices strict COVID-19 safeguards and requires all staff and asylum seekers to wear personal protective equipment -- will also offer vaccinations at a later date. The center was established to help reduce and stop potential disease transmission.
Majority Of LAUSD Students Choose Not To Return To CampusThe Los Angeles Unified School District Monday announced only 7% of high schoolers, 12% of middle schoolers and 30% of elementary school children have returned to the classroom.
OC Mass COVID Vaccination Sites Closing In June; County Switching To Mobile ClinicsThe mass COVID-19 vaccination sites at the Anaheim Convention Center, the OC Fair & Event Center, Soka University and Santa Ana College will close June 6.
OC School Board Adopts Statement Against Mandatory COVID Vaccinations For ChildrenThe Orange County Board of Education Wednesday adopted a statement against children being vaccinated without parental consent, something health officials have repeatedly said will not happen.
'Feels Like A Miracle': Loma Linda Hospital Treating Zero COVID Patients For First Time In More Than A YearFor the first time in more than a year, Loma Linda University Medical Center Wednesday had zero COVID-19 patients.
Target Offers $5 Coupon In Push To Ease, Incentivize COVID-19 VaccinationsCOVID-19 vaccinations are slowing down, so more sites and retailers are trying to make it easier to get the vaccine by allowing walk-ins and giving incentives.
Mother's Day Flower Shortage Blamed On COVID-19 Restrictions In South America, California Farms Selling Out To Marijuana GrowersA flower shortage caused by the pandemic could stymie the plans of more than 70% of Americans who were planning buying a lovely bouquet or arrangement for mom.
Pfizer COVID Vaccine Could Be Authorized For Adolescents By Early Next WeekThe Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for administration to adolescents by early next week, according to a federal health official with knowledge of the agency's plans.
If You're Fully Vaccinated, Should You Still Get A COVID Test?As more people get vaccinated, fewer are getting tested for COVID-19.
Coronavirus Q&A: Helping Kids Cope With UncertaintyWhat are some ways that parents can help kids adjust to their new normal? How can parents help teens deal with the loss of milestones such as prom and graduation? What is the best way for parents to talk with younger children about the coronavirus pandemic?
Coronavirus Q&A: Treating COVID-19Is a drug used to treat malaria an effective treatment for COVID-19? Are there enough ventilators to treat those who come in with severe illness as a result of coronavirus?
Coronavirus Q&A: Keeping Children SafeHow does the virus affect children? Which patients should use telemedicine for possible treatment? How can parents best keep children safe while they're out of school?
Coronavirus Q&A: Coping With AnxietyWhat should people do to manage anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic? How can people protect themselves when they leave the house? How do you keep children from spreading the illness to elderly?