In the fall of 2020, the County prioritized four business sectors that were experiencing significant numbers of COVID-19 outbreaks, complaints, and violations for the pilot Public Health Councils program. Prioritized sectors included apparel manufacturing, food manufacturing, warehousing and storage, and restaurants; a fifth sector, groceries and supermarkets, was later added.

Public Health Councils are comprised of workers that conduct peer-to-peer education with their co-workers, identify potential Health Officer Orders (HOOs) violations, and work to increase HOO compliance at their worksite.

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Background Materials

The Public Health Councils Program was initiated in response to a motion from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on November 10, 2020. Learn more about the history of the Public Health Councils Program and the related Anti-Retaliation Ordinance by reviewing the Board motions and staff reports linked below:


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