Coronavirus Latest Los Angeles News

LA's Small Businesses Can Apply For $5,000 Comeback Checks Grant Program Starting TodayThe program will distribute $5,000 grants to 5,000 businesses, including mom-and-pop shops, local restaurants and other small businesses, and is being funded with money from the federal American Rescue Plan.
Newsom Issues Nation's First COVID Vaccine Mandate For All SchoolchildrenCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the nation's first coronavirus vaccination mandate for schoolchildren, a plan that will have all elementary through high school students get the shots once the vaccine gains final approval from the U.S. government for different age groups.
Merck Says Experimental COVID-19 Pill Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations In Half When Given EarlyDrugmaker Merck says early results for a coronavirus anti-viral pill are promising.
Fall Quarter Begins At UCLA, Bringing Students Back to Campus For First Time In More Than 18 MonthsFor the first time in more than 18 months, students and staff are returning to UCLA for the start of the fall quarter Monday.
New Health Order Will Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test At Bars, Clubs, Outdoor Mega Events Of 10,000 People Or MoreThe order, which is expected to be issued later this week, will not only apply to large scale events, but will also require proof of vaccination for all customers and employees of indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges.
LAPD Employees File Federal Lawsuit, Challenging City's COVID-19 Vaccine MandateThe federal lawsuit filed over the weekend claims the mandate violates their constitutional rights to privacy and due process.
Orange County Child Dies From COVID-19The child, who had underlying health conditions, died in August, according to the OC Health Care Agency. No further information was released about the child.
Republican Recall Candidate Larry Elder Under Fire For False Claims About Kids And COVID-19With just two weeks before California's recall election, the leading GOP contender in the bid to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom is under fire for his comments on kids and the coronavirus.
Mobile Vaccination Clinic Begins Making Rounds At LAUSD SchoolsThe clinic started the morning out at Woodrow Wilson Senior High school, where about 20 people had signed up for appointments. However, the clinic may linger at the El Sereno campus to accommodate walk-ins.
Grim Milestone: Los Angeles County Surpasses 25,000 Deaths From COVID-19In Thursday’s briefing, the county reported 35 new COVID deaths, pushing the county’s total to 25,002. COVID has now surpassed stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease as a leading cause of death, according to Los Angeles County Public Health.
Santa Ana To Require Employees To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19Santa Ana will be the first city in Orange County to require vaccination.
Help Needed To Identify Stabbing Suspect From Saturday's Anti-Vaccination ProtestThe stabbing happened at about 2 p.m. near the intersection of 1st and Spring streets, near Los Angeles City Hall, as a group protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations were confronted by counter-protesters.