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For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2021

Public Health to Modify Health Officer Order Adding Vaccination Verification Requirements at Select High-Risk Settings - 37 New Deaths and 1,930 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the urgent need to reduce transmission risk and increase vaccination coverage in L.A. County, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will begin requiring verification of vaccination in select high-risk settings by October 7, 2021.

Public Health will issue a modified Health Officer Order later this week that would align with President Biden and require vaccination verification or a negative test within 72 hours prior to attending outdoor mega events. Attendees at indoor mega events are already required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result prior to entry.

Many mega event venues already established verification systems during the spring in response to previous capacity restrictions, and Public Health is prepared to offer all large venues and organizers of mega events technical assistance to assist with implementation.

Vaccine verification will also be required for customers and employees at indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, night clubs, and lounges. These establishments are primarily attended by adults and already require patrons to show identification. Public Health will prepare a toolkit to assist businesses in confirming vaccinations and will provide education and support to those establishments requesting assistance. While not required, vaccine verification at indoor portions of restaurants are also recommended.

The modified Health Officer Order would require customers and employees at bars, breweries, wineries, night clubs and lounges to have at least one dose of the vaccine by October 7 and both doses by November 4.

Today, Public Health confirms 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 37 new deaths reported today, 15 people who passed away were over the age of 80, six people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 10 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and six people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health identified 1,437,073 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 25,748 deaths.

There are 1,214 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 30% of these people are in the ICU. This is a decrease of 219 daily hospitalizations over the past week. Testing results are available for nearly 8,400,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.5%.

"I extend my deepest condolences to those who are grieving the loss of a friend, neighbor, coworker, or loved one at this time. Our hearts and thoughts remain with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We in public health believe that targeted vaccination mandates are an important strategy for quickly raising vaccination coverage in our county and ending the pandemic, and we applaud our President, our Governor, our Board of Supervisors, our cities and school districts, and business establishments across the county for creating additional safety in spaces where people are intermingling with the use of targeted vaccination mandates. As evidence mounts affirming the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccination mandates are an increasingly important tool to prevent future COVID surges that cause widespread suffering. The modified Health Officer Order aligns with the continued need to reduce risk for transmission and increase vaccination coverage; this is a reasonable path forward that can position us to be better able to break the cycle of surges.”

The County’s Community Health Worker Outreach Initiative has onboarded a total of 467 community health workers who have reached nearly 1.3 million people between May and September of this year, providing information in multiple languages on available vaccination services, scheduling vaccine appointments, distributing more than 750,000 masks, door knocking, and participating in educational sessions with residents.

This week, there are 1,363 sites offering vaccinations including pharmacies, clinics, community sites, and hospitals and 413 sites where mobile teams are offering vaccinations, which are concentrated in higher-need areas. Public Health continues to prioritize using mobile teams to reach those not yet vaccinated and those needing their third dose that are most vulnerable, focused on residents that are homebound and those in nursing homes.

Public Health encourages everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Many vaccination sites across the county, including all the County-run sites, are also offering third doses of vaccine to eligible immunocompromised people. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

Visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more. If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound.

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1437073

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)*

1361312

-- Long Beach

62776

-- Pasadena

12985

Deaths

25748

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

24395

-- Long Beach

995

-- Pasadena

358

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- 0 to 4

35348

- 5 to 11

73467

- 12 to 17

85027

- 18 to 29

324766

- 30 to 49

452802

- 50 to 64

252396

- 65 to 79

100573

- over 80

36129

- Under Investigation

804

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Female

687063

- Male

644015

- Other

734

- Under Investigation

29500

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2308

- Asian

64825

- Black

64288

- Hispanic/Latino

705104

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

4996

- White

164086

- Other

115637

- Under Investigation

240068

Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Hospitalized (Ever)

99370

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3237

- Black

2098

- Hispanic/Latino

12979

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

80

- White

5689

- Other

211

- Under Investigation

48

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1367

6546

City of Alhambra

7950

9167

City of Arcadia

3264

5652

City of Artesia

2403

14308

City of Avalon

28

724

City of Azusa

7205

14398

City of Baldwin Park

14339

18678

City of Bell

7393

20348

City of Bell Gardens

8956

20794

City of Bellflower

12628

16245

City of Beverly Hills

3515

10183

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

10796

10073

City of Calabasas

1694

6965

City of Carson

11704

12471

City of Cerritos

3633

7256

City of Claremont

2708

7422

City of Commerce*

2668

20415

City of Compton

19197

19215

City of Covina

7443

15180

City of Cudahy

5296

21752

City of Culver City

2807

7041

City of Diamond Bar

3882

6750

City of Downey

19933

17445

City of Duarte

2687

12205

City of El Monte

18691

15939

City of El Segundo

1016

6053

City of Gardena

7560

12331

City of Glendale

23968

11607

City of Glendora

5745

10888

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2522

17185

City of Hawthorne

12324

13880

City of Hermosa Beach

1464

7443

City of Hidden Hills

127

6720

City of Huntington Park

12134

20399

City of Industry

188

43021

City of Inglewood

16411

14449

City of Irwindale

297

20356

City of La Canada Flintridge

1007

4866

City of La Habra Heights

126

2310

City of La Mirada

5113

10309

City of La Puente

7386

18149

City of La Verne

3415

10261

City of Lakewood

9034

11242

City of Lancaster*

26942

16675

City of Lawndale

4178

12429

City of Lomita

1853

8939

City of Lynwood*

14642

20323

City of Malibu

631

4868

City of Manhattan Beach

1957

5436

City of Maywood

5691

20289

City of Monrovia

3816

9835

City of Montebello

11308

17566

City of Monterey Park

5451

8755

City of Norwalk

18168

16881

City of Palmdale

28551

17960

City of Palos Verdes Estates

637

4711

City of Paramount

11142

19888

City of Pico Rivera

12325

19173

City of Pomona

28226

18102

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2018

4721

City of Redondo Beach

3916

5700

City of Rolling Hills

78

4021

City of Rolling Hills Estates

419

5165

City of Rosemead

5448

9843

City of San Dimas*

3853

11163

City of San Fernando

5889

23927

City of San Gabriel

3592

8771

City of San Marino

456

3435

City of Santa Clarita

25701

11660

City of Santa Fe Springs

3280

17861

City of Santa Monica

6367

6887

City of Sierra Madre

593

5396

City of Signal Hill

1396

11834

City of South El Monte

3755

17979

City of South Gate

20733

21123

City of South Pasadena

1641

6299

City of Temple City

2675

7338

City of Torrance

9291

6224

City of Vernon

135

64593

City of Walnut

2079

6809

City of West Covina

14782

13657

City of West Hollywood

3480

9418

City of Westlake Village

145

1734

City of Whittier

12781

14618

Los Angeles

586593

14503

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1342

16362

Los Angeles - Alsace

1801

14472

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

334

13349

Los Angeles - Arleta

7742

22525

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1679

11448

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3475

11165

Los Angeles - Bel Air

540

6406

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

859

6858

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1240

9413

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19001

21869

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2040

6590

Los Angeles - Brookside

45

7745

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

841

11810

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10701

16390

Los Angeles - Carthay

1256

8745

Los Angeles - Central

8248

21153

Los Angeles - Century City

836

6535

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7065

20923

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4445

11994

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

627

6837

Los Angeles - Chinatown

907

11308

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1896

13028

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1794

11839

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1805

13052

Los Angeles - Crestview

1252

11013

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2575

8602

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5189

18864

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4249

10733

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3682

12572

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1630

11434

Los Angeles - El Sereno

6942

16604

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

631

11047

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1456

14315

Los Angeles - Encino

4369

9672

Los Angeles - Exposition

435

13079

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7075

15751

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

361

10028

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1567

17968

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10266

21638

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

3924

12416

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1674

15552

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

7889

13557

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4436

20628

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1352

7935

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3126

10753

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5744

13174

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

215

8925

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2826

15670

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8119

21402

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6526

13486

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2309

16647

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7420

10871

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2237

7600

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4520

15837

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1325

16413

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6210

12013

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

615

13490

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6329

14995

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2601

19805

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

1999

13121

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5669

17391

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1303

16237

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3165

11167

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

476

15193

Los Angeles - Longwood

660

15335

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1435

6641

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1226

14363

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

199

6370

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2771

6524

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

223

5115

Los Angeles - Melrose

9771

12576

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1483

9867

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1378

7662

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

4930

20436

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3197

13241

Los Angeles - North Hills

10539

17116

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24321

16062

Los Angeles - Northridge

9040

12952

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1114

5232

Los Angeles - Pacoima

18808

24433

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

197

5122

Los Angeles - Palms

3297

7514

Los Angeles - Panorama City

14900

19801

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

866

6377

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7735

18486

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

168

5257

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

827

7555

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3150

8851

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

499

7607

Los Angeles - Regent Square

324

11655

Los Angeles - Reseda

13223

17259

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

808

17429

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

329

7781

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9001

11534

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

480

10806

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

7843

8989

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4076

9246

Los Angeles - South Carthay

939

8863

Los Angeles - South Park

8139

21440

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

765

16688

Los Angeles - Studio City

1888

8414

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10565

20130

Los Angeles - Sunland

2676

13113

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

43

6646

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18182

22066

Los Angeles - Tarzana

3990

12923

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5777

14632

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1106

11275

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

720

8272

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

174

13323

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

142

7643

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3504

12600

Los Angeles - University Hills

312

9099

Los Angeles - University Park

4071

14827

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4516

15045

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2711

10967

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16502

17707

Los Angeles - Venice

2549

7523

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3302

19198

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1694

22124

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8602

20886

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12071

23214

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1171

13942

Los Angeles - View Heights

282

7634

Los Angeles - Watts

8526

19979

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

677

13774

Los Angeles - West Adams

4558

16497

Los Angeles - West Hills

3822

9427

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3171

8425

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11343

21145

Los Angeles - Westchester

3414

6616

Los Angeles - Westlake

8623

14528

Los Angeles - Westwood

3554

6568

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

7776

21523

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9620

17030

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6414

12785

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7767

14998

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6608

9710

Unincorporated - Acton

683

8569

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

377

9067

Unincorporated - Altadena

3947

9049

Unincorporated - Anaverde

170

11273

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

37

2972

Unincorporated - Arcadia

717

8984

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7437

17523

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1172

23933

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1253

18494

Unincorporated - Azusa

2623

16473

Unincorporated - Bassett

2855

19268

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

62

5778

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1097

14195

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4281

15744

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

50

7123

Unincorporated - Covina

2665

15845

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1771

13474

Unincorporated - Del Aire

381

8673

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

227

9400

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

404

16205

Unincorporated - Duarte

938

21183

Unincorporated - East Covina

43

13070

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

620

11716

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27235

21741

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

237

3701

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3080

20120

Unincorporated - East Whittier

564

10629

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

958

10898

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

99

5960

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

14868

22978

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

83

12576

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

5917

10580

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

349

13882

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

53

4827

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

301

21317

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1379

6964

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

308

14843

Unincorporated - La Verne*

193

9461

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

544

7693

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

51

7635

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1846

14207

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

173

10530

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3878

17203

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

143

8167

Unincorporated - Littlerock

613

15245

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

142

10948

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

599

16783

Unincorporated - Llano

54

6157

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

640

6801

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

434

11183

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

183

15275

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1244

14880

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1848

7688

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

12

5581

Unincorporated - Palmdale

122

14489

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

31

4992

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

167

8538

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

188

30372

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

71

3664

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1517

11754

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

466

17512

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

103

11063

Unincorporated - Rosewood

197

15319

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

192

16094

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

587

17465

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4091

8018

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

18

2098

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3825

18916

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

43

2113

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

22

7143

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

220

82397

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

962

5166

Unincorporated - Saugus

160

103226

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

46

12921

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

41

9011

Unincorporated - South El Monte

381

21226

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1026

11596

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9458

15970

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

102

13060

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1592

7593

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1029

17048

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

209

16127

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

132

7961

Unincorporated - Val Verde

411

12421

Unincorporated - Valencia

262

8529

Unincorporated - Valinda

4210

18014

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

959

8242

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3323

20585

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

63

4169

Unincorporated - West Carson

2653

12012

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

215

22584

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1894

19258

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

226

16630

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4761

17682

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

56

4308

Unincorporated - Westhills

62

7390

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

347

9422

Unincorporated - Whittier

363

9593

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7635

21869

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

624

10353

- Under Investigation

16668

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 20 cases and 2 deaths previously reported were not in Public Health's jurisdiction.

* Means that case numbers include cases associated with correctional facility outbreaks located in the city/community.

**Rate is crude and is per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

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