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For Immediate Release:

October 05, 2021

Vaccination Verification Requirements Begin in an Effort to Limit Virus Spread; Residents Encouraged to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of Holidays - 35 New Deaths and 964 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County continues to see a downward trend in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

On September 27, the County’s 7-day daily case average was 1,050 new cases – a decrease of more than 57% from a month earlier. Over the same period, hospitalizations and deaths both declined by 45%. And while the declines are promising, the County continues to see, on average, 14 deaths a day, a particular tragedy because so many of them could have been prevented by vaccination.

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms 35 new deaths and 964 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 35 new deaths reported today, six people who passed away were over the age of 80, 10 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 12 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, five people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 to 29. One death was reported by the City of Pasadena. To date, Public Health identified 1,464,793 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,195 deaths.

There are 768 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 30% of these people are in the ICU. This is a decrease of 122 daily hospitalizations over the past week.

Testing results are available for nearly 8,704,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 0.9%, a slight decrease from last week’s same day rate of 1.2%

The slowing of community transmission is also reflected in the number of new cases at schools. The overall case numbers in schools continue to decrease across the entire county. There were only 559 student cases the week of September 26 through October 1, while staff cases decreased to 82 over the same period. This is a 54% decrease from the prior week for students, and a 51% decrease for staff.

Most K-12 cases are not associated with outbreaks, but when three or more cases are linked at a school or school-based activity, they are considered to be part of an outbreak, and are met with additional resources dedicated to investigating and stopping transmission among students, staff, and communities. The number of school outbreaks also decreased by more than half between the prior week and last week, from 12 outbreaks the week ending September 26 to five outbreaks the week ending October 2. This past week, there was one outbreak in youth sports, and two outbreaks each in elementary and middle schools.

With more than 3,000 schools now open county-wide, these are astonishingly low numbers, and this is possible only because of the hard work of our school community members: staff, students, and families.

Multiple vaccination verification requirements now affect L.A. County residents and workers. As of September 20, proof of vaccination status or a negative test result at indoor events in L.A. County with more than 1,000 attendees is required. September 30 was the deadline for healthcare and homecare workers across L.A. County to be fully vaccinated, while L.A. County employees had until October 1 and L.A. City employees have until today, October 5.

On October 7, proof of full vaccination or a negative test result will be required to enter outdoor mega events, and proof of at least one dose of the vaccine will be required to enter or work in indoor portions of bars, lounges, nightclubs, breweries, wineries, and distilleries in L.A. County. On November 4, bars and similar establishments throughout L.A. County will be required to verify full vaccination of all patrons and employees prior to entry to indoor portions of their establishments. To help businesses through all stages of implementation, which includes an overview of vaccination and testing requirements, Public Health created toolkits that are available online, at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/business-verification.htm

Under a state order, K-12 school staff across the county are required to be vaccinated by October 15 or test weekly. LAUSD students participating in extracurricular activities must be fully vaccinated by October 31, and Culver City students are required to be vaccinated by November 19. All LAUSD students 12 and over must be fully vaccinated by December 19. Last week, Governor Newsom announced the state’s plan to require COVID-19 vaccination of all students and staff at private and public schools statewide as a condition of in-person attendance. The requirement will be effective for each student beginning the term following full FDA approval of the vaccine for their grade span, beginning with students in grades 7 through 12, followed by students in grades K through 6. Depending on the timing of approvals, this likely means the requirement will go into effect beginning either January 1 or July 1 of 2022. There are also federal requirements, including President Biden’s executive order requiring federal workers to be fully vaccinated by November 22.

Helping organizations and businesses comply with targeted vaccination requirements over the next few months will be a focus for Public Health teams. Over the course of the pandemic, the County has seen high rates of compliance with other safety measures, and we anticipate similar cooperation as we work together to add the additional powerful protection of vaccinations for workers, customers, students, and families.

"We grieve alongside everyone who has suffered the loss of friends and families during this difficult time. Our prayers and hearts are with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Many of us are trying to figure out our holiday plans. As Halloween, Thanksgiving and the December holiday season are fast approaching, we are hopeful, that with continued declines in cases, we can plan for gatherings, parties, and perhaps travel to celebrate with family and friends. While we continue to live with the uncertainties posed by a mutating virus, one thing is certain: whatever your plans, they’ll be safer if you and your loved ones are vaccinated. To be safe, it is helpful to make sure to get your vaccine in time to be fully protected for the holidays.”

Public Health encourages everyone unvaccinated for COVID-19 to get vaccinated ahead of time to be fully protected for the holidays. For those not yet vaccinated, you are only considered fully protected two weeks after all doses are complete. For the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you’re considered fully protected two weeks after your one shot. For the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which both involve two shots several weeks apart, you’re only considered fully protected two weeks after your second dose.

If you’re unvaccinated today, you could walk into one of our county-run vaccination sites and get a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, then two weeks later, be considered fully vaccinated. That means you’d be fully protected by Halloween.

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Boosters are available for eligible individuals at all sites offering the Pfizer vaccine. Many vaccination sites across the county, including all the County-run sites, are also offering third doses of vaccine to eligible immunocompromised people. Appointments are not needed at many sites and all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

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

1464793

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

1387538

-- Long Beach

63991

-- Pasadena

13264

Deaths

26195

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

24813

-- Long Beach

1020

-- Pasadena

362

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

- 0 to 4

36374

- 5 to 11

76624

- 12 to 17

87466

- 18 to 29

329991

- 30 to 49

461024

- 50 to 64

256408

- 65 to 79

102208

- over 80

36618

- Under Investigation

825

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

- Female

699733

- Male

656370

- Other

740

- Under Investigation

30695

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2343

- Asian

66139

- Black

66264

- Hispanic/Latino

716944

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5103

- White

169357

- Other

117563

- Under Investigation

243825

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

103346

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3267

- Black

2159

- Hispanic/Latino

13187

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

87

- White

5796

- Other

211

- Under Investigation

53

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1408

6742

City of Alhambra

8091

9330

City of Arcadia

3328

5762

City of Artesia

2425

14439

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7353

14694

City of Baldwin Park

14555

18959

City of Bell

7506

20659

City of Bell Gardens

9025

20954

City of Bellflower

12863

16547

City of Beverly Hills

3579

10368

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11053

10313

City of Calabasas

1743

7166

City of Carson

11911

12692

City of Cerritos

3694

7378

City of Claremont

2792

7653

City of Commerce*

2691

20591

City of Compton

19508

19527

City of Covina

7615

15531

City of Cudahy

5352

21982

City of Culver City

2871

7202

City of Diamond Bar

3950

6868

City of Downey

20255

17727

City of Duarte

2735

12423

City of El Monte

18962

16170

City of El Segundo

1054

6279

City of Gardena

7721

12593

City of Glendale

24449

11840

City of Glendora

5881

11146

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2556

17416

City of Hawthorne

12544

14128

City of Hermosa Beach

1530

7778

City of Hidden Hills

134

7090

City of Huntington Park

12297

20673

City of Industry

190

43478

City of Inglewood

16648

14657

City of Irwindale

299

20493

City of La Canada Flintridge

1048

5065

City of La Habra Heights

128

2346

City of La Mirada

5307

10700

City of La Puente

7453

18313

City of La Verne

3518

10570

City of Lakewood

9245

11504

City of Lancaster*

27835

17228

City of Lawndale

4247

12635

City of Lomita

1914

9233

City of Lynwood*

14828

20581

City of Malibu

656

5061

City of Manhattan Beach

2034

5650

City of Maywood

5732

20436

City of Monrovia

3951

10183

City of Montebello

11444

17777

City of Monterey Park

5551

8916

City of Norwalk

18382

17080

City of Palmdale

29298

18430

City of Palos Verdes Estates

658

4866

City of Paramount

11311

20190

City of Pico Rivera

12463

19387

City of Pomona

28870

18515

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2090

4889

City of Redondo Beach

4044

5887

City of Rolling Hills

79

4072

City of Rolling Hills Estates

424

5226

City of Rosemead

5527

9986

City of San Dimas*

3939

11412

City of San Fernando

5967

24244

City of San Gabriel

3632

8868

City of San Marino

464

3495

City of Santa Clarita

26532

12037

City of Santa Fe Springs

3349

18237

City of Santa Monica

6560

7096

City of Sierra Madre

619

5633

City of Signal Hill

1437

12181

City of South El Monte

3815

18267

City of South Gate

21006

21401

City of South Pasadena

1683

6460

City of Temple City

2727

7480

City of Torrance

9541

6392

City of Vernon

140

66986

City of Walnut

2126

6963

City of West Covina

15061

13915

City of West Hollywood

3577

9680

City of Westlake Village

152

1818

City of Whittier

13015

14886

Los Angeles

597610

14775

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1359

16569

Los Angeles - Alsace

1839

14777

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

342

13669

Los Angeles - Arleta

7821

22755

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1709

11653

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3550

11406

Los Angeles - Bel Air

551

6537

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

878

7010

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1269

9633

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19183

22079

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2112

6823

Los Angeles - Brookside

46

7917

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

857

12035

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10864

16640

Los Angeles - Carthay

1280

8912

Los Angeles - Central

8348

21410

Los Angeles - Century City

855

6684

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7196

21311

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4535

12237

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

647

7055

Los Angeles - Chinatown

925

11532

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1935

13296

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1825

12044

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1836

13276

Los Angeles - Crestview

1287

11321

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2644

8832

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5298

19261

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4338

10958

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3742

12777

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1654

11602

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7049

16860

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

643

11257

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1476

14512

Los Angeles - Encino

4510

9984

Los Angeles - Exposition

437

13139

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7198

16025

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

366

10167

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1607

18427

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10431

21985

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4017

12710

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1706

15849

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8046

13827

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4491

20884

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1398

8205

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3180

10939

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5876

13477

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

221

9174

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2861

15864

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8247

21740

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6622

13684

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2330

16799

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7580

11106

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2292

7787

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4616

16173

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1346

16673

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6300

12187

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

626

13731

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6452

15287

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2642

20117

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2042

13403

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5766

17689

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1315

16386

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3217

11350

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

484

15448

Los Angeles - Longwood

672

15613

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1491

6900

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1251

14656

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

200

6402

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2850

6710

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

231

5298

Los Angeles - Melrose

9960

12819

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1512

10060

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1423

7912

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5004

20743

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3269

13539

Los Angeles - North Hills

10704

17384

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24794

16374

Los Angeles - Northridge

9206

13190

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1143

5368

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19036

24729

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

204

5304

Los Angeles - Palms

3396

7740

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15126

20101

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

882

6495

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7798

18637

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

173

5413

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

854

7801

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3254

9144

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

513

7820

Los Angeles - Regent Square

326

11727

Los Angeles - Reseda

13425

17522

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

820

17688

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

339

8018

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9235

11834

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

499

11234

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8080

9260

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4166

9450

Los Angeles - South Carthay

983

9278

Los Angeles - South Park

8242

21712

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

777

16950

Los Angeles - Studio City

1932

8610

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10747

20477

Los Angeles - Sunland

2728

13367

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

48

7419

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18466

22411

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4115

13328

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5858

14837

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1125

11469

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

740

8502

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

181

13859

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

154

8288

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3574

12851

Los Angeles - University Hills

318

9274

Los Angeles - University Park

4149

15111

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4603

15335

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2773

11218

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16838

18068

Los Angeles - Venice

2637

7782

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3373

19610

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1719

22450

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8724

21182

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12231

23522

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1190

14168

Los Angeles - View Heights

296

8013

Los Angeles - Watts

8658

20289

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

687

13978

Los Angeles - West Adams

4611

16688

Los Angeles - West Hills

3919

9666

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3248

8630

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11479

21398

Los Angeles - Westchester

3530

6841

Los Angeles - Westlake

8732

14711

Los Angeles - Westwood

3686

6812

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8263

22871

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9756

17271

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6488

12932

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7912

15278

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6803

9996

Unincorporated - Acton

743

9321

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

395

9500

Unincorporated - Altadena

4031

9241

Unincorporated - Anaverde

176

11671

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

38

3052

Unincorporated - Arcadia

728

9122

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7587

17876

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1181

24117

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1271

18760

Unincorporated - Azusa

2677

16812

Unincorporated - Bassett

2884

19464

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

63

5871

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1135

14687

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4399

16178

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

51

7265

Unincorporated - Covina

2722

16184

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1812

13786

Unincorporated - Del Aire

387

8809

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

240

9938

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

415

16647

Unincorporated - Duarte

947

21387

Unincorporated - East Covina

44

13374

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

632

11943

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27579

22016

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

239

3733

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3115

20349

Unincorporated - East Whittier

573

10799

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

972

11057

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

110

6623

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15028

23225

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6024

10771

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

354

14081

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

54

4918

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

308

21813

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1427

7207

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

322

15518

Unincorporated - La Verne*

201

9853

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

551

7792

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

54

8084

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1890

14545

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

180

10956

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3919

17385

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

151

8624

Unincorporated - Littlerock

630

15668

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

144

11103

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

613

17176

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

656

6971

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

442

11389

Unincorporated - Newhall

69

31364

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

190

15860

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1269

15179

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1883

7834

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

126

14964

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

32

5153

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

174

8896

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

189

30533

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

74

3818

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1590

12320

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

471

17700

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

106

11386

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

195

16345

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

599

17822

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4156

8146

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3880

19188

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

43

2113

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

22

7143

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

242

90637

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

998

5360

Unincorporated - Saugus

161

103871

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

48

13483

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

41

9011

Unincorporated - South El Monte

384

21393

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1054

11912

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9604

16217

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

106

13572

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1665

7941

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1047

17346

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

209

16127

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

135

8142

Unincorporated - Val Verde

420

12693

Unincorporated - Valencia

269

8757

Unincorporated - Valinda

4269

18266

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

989

8500

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3352

20764

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

63

4169

Unincorporated - West Carson

2702

12234

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1926

19583

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

229

16851

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4836

17961

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

360

9775

Unincorporated - Whittier

370

9778

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

56

466667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7864

22525

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

636

10553

- Under Investigation

17124

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 60 cases 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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