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For Immediate Release:

November 02, 2021

Public Health Provides Framework for Lifting Masking Requirements and Update on Plans to Vaccinate Children 5 to 11 - 17 New Deaths and 896 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) provided the framework for lifting masking requirements at events and indoor establishments.

For outdoor mega events involving more than 10,000 people, Public Health outlined that before masking requirements are lifted, all of the following criteria need to be met: L.A. County case rates must demonstrate three consecutive weeks at or below moderate transmission as defined by the CDC – that is, less than 50 new weekly cases per 100,000 residents; hospitalizations remain low and stable at or below 600 daily COVID hospitalizations for three consecutive weeks; 80% or more of county residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated; and there are no emerging reports of significantly circulating new variants of concern that threaten vaccine effectiveness.

For masking requirements to be lifted at indoor events or establishments involving fewer than 1,000 people, including indoor offices and worksites, sites must have a vaccination verification process in place, and all employees and customers must be fully vaccinated, accommodating with additional requirements those employees with approved exemptions. Additionally, L.A. County metrics must meet all of the same standards as for lifting masking requirements at outdoor mega events.

Indoor masking will remain mandatory due to federal and state requirements on public transit and transportation hubs (federal), and at TK-12 schools, childcare, and youth settings; healthcare settings; correctional facilities; homeless and emergency shelters and cooling centers; and indoor mega events involving more than 1,000 people (state).

In L.A. County, 900,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 will likely become newly eligible for vaccination this week. The County is well prepared to vaccinate children once the CDC grants final approval. Currently, the County expects to get nearly 300,000 doses as part of its first three waves of vaccine supply by the end of this week; the first pediatric doses are arriving today with additional doses scheduled to arrive later this week. If the CDC approves pediatric vaccines today, sites that already received doses may be able to start vaccinating as early as tomorrow afternoon or on Thursday. Doses are being allocated to the County and to the rest of the country on a pro-rata basis. Public Health does not anticipate scarcity, and expects there will be ample vaccine to meet demand.

A network of nearly 900 providers countywide is prepared to provide vaccines to children between the ages of 5 and 11. County mobile vaccination teams will work to supplement vaccinations offered by existing providers so that children have easy access to our most powerful protection from COVID-19. Over the course of the month of November, vaccines for children will be offered at 480 school-based events with a focus on schools in high-need areas.

Today, Public Health confirms 17 new deaths and 896 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 17 new deaths reported today, three people who passed away were over the age of 80, five people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, three people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. Four deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach. To date, Public Health has identified 1,495,014 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,661 deaths.

The County’s daily average case rate, with a 3-day lag, is 9.0 cases per 100,000 people, a slight increase from last week’s 3-day-lagged case rate of 8.0 cases per 100,000. CDC’s estimation of the County’s weekly case rate is 80.3 new cases per 100,000 residents, reflecting continued substantial transmission across the county and a small increase from last week’s case rate of 72 new cases per 100,000 residents.

There are 659 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 26% of these people are in the ICU. This is an increase of 30 daily hospitalizations over the past week.

Testing results are available for more than 9,076,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.0%.

“Our deepest condolences to those who are grieving the loss of a friend, neighbor, coworker, or loved one at this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We are hopeful that with continued increases in vaccination and boosters and adherence to the existing common sense safety precautions, we can reach a lower level of community transmission that positions us to lift the masking requirements. While transmission is substantial, we need to continue layering on protections, understanding that significant spread of the virus affects unvaccinated individuals and increasingly results in post-vaccination infections among those vaccinated. Substantial spread also creates a fertile breeding ground for new variants that can threaten our progress to date. Let’s continue to do what it takes to enable everyone to celebrate the upcoming holidays with family and friends, rather than being quarantined, sick, or hospitalized.”

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it can be helpful to plan ahead in order to have the safest and healthiest gatherings possible. Getting yourself and your loved ones vaccinated now gives you the best chance at having some protection from COVID over the holidays. Public Health recommends staying local until everyone in your household is fully vaccinated, and if you travel with unvaccinated family members, including young children, planning enough travel time to complete quarantine before joining the holiday gathering. Gathering outdoors is safest, especially when masks are off for eating and drinking. If outdoors isn’t possible or practical, improve the air flow indoors by opening windows and doors, using fans and portable air cleaners, and running the heating or air conditioner with upgraded or replaced filters.

Los Angeles County is administering boosters for all three FDA-approved vaccines; Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. People eligible for boosters include adults of any age who received their first Johnson & Johnson dose at least two months ago, and people who got the second dose of their Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least six months ago and are 65-plus years old or are over 18 and live in long-term care settings, have underlying medical conditions, or work or live in high-risk settings.

To find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish). 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

1495014

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

1416180

-- Long Beach

65274

-- Pasadena

13560

Deaths

26661

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

25256

-- Long Beach

1042

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

37344

- 5 to 11

79980

- 12 to 17

90025

- 18 to 29

335413

- 30 to 49

470177

- 50 to 64

260928

- 65 to 79

104205

- over 80

37263

- Under Investigation

845

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

- Female

713615

- Male

669827

- Other

750

- Under Investigation

31988

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2424

- Asian

67749

- Black

68195

- Hispanic/Latino

729330

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5221

- White

175750

- Other

119842

- Under Investigation

247669

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

105940

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

58

- Asian

3296

- Black

2220

- Hispanic/Latino

13408

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

92

- White

5941

- Other

198

- Under Investigation

43

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1477

7073

City of Alhambra

8289

9558

City of Arcadia

3414

5911

City of Artesia

2453

14606

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7498

14984

City of Baldwin Park

14732

19190

City of Bell

7603

20926

City of Bell Gardens

9127

21191

City of Bellflower

13093

16843

City of Beverly Hills

3664

10614

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11361

10600

City of Calabasas

1808

7433

City of Carson

12202

13002

City of Cerritos

3812

7614

City of Claremont

2888

7916

City of Commerce*

2715

20774

City of Compton

19754

19773

City of Covina

7771

15849

City of Cudahy

5405

22200

City of Culver City

2972

7455

City of Diamond Bar

4062

7063

City of Downey

20615

18042

City of Duarte

2793

12686

City of El Monte

19200

16373

City of El Segundo

1093

6511

City of Gardena

7930

12934

City of Glendale

25087

12149

City of Glendora

6032

11432

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2590

17648

City of Hawthorne

12741

14350

City of Hermosa Beach

1599

8129

City of Hidden Hills

136

7196

City of Huntington Park

12464

20954

City of Industry

194

44394

City of Inglewood

16898

14877

City of Irwindale

306

20973

City of La Canada Flintridge

1116

5393

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5451

10990

City of La Puente

7550

18552

City of La Verne

3596

10805

City of Lakewood

9486

11804

City of Lancaster*

28931

17906

City of Lawndale

4324

12864

City of Lomita

1969

9499

City of Lynwood*

15049

20888

City of Malibu

684

5277

City of Manhattan Beach

2119

5886

City of Maywood

5804

20692

City of Monrovia

4055

10451

City of Montebello

11611

18037

City of Monterey Park

5644

9065

City of Norwalk

18677

17354

City of Palmdale

30083

18924

City of Palos Verdes Estates

683

5051

City of Paramount

11464

20463

City of Pico Rivera

12665

19702

City of Pomona

29501

18919

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2165

5065

City of Redondo Beach

4194

6105

City of Rolling Hills

87

4485

City of Rolling Hills Estates

442

5448

City of Rosemead

5638

10186

City of San Dimas*

4024

11658

City of San Fernando

6041

24545

City of San Gabriel

3714

9069

City of San Marino

476

3585

City of Santa Clarita

27574

12510

City of Santa Fe Springs

3406

18547

City of Santa Monica

6808

7364

City of Sierra Madre

659

5997

City of Signal Hill

1477

12520

City of South El Monte

3861

18487

City of South Gate

21295

21695

City of South Pasadena

1737

6667

City of Temple City

2789

7651

City of Torrance

9859

6605

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2159

7071

City of West Covina

15380

14210

City of West Hollywood

3667

9924

City of Westlake Village

153

1830

City of Whittier

13256

15161

Los Angeles

609127

15060

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1374

16752

Los Angeles - Alsace

1868

15010

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

349

13949

Los Angeles - Arleta

7935

23087

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1733

11816

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3631

11666

Los Angeles - Bel Air

580

6881

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

905

7226

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1316

9990

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19392

22319

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2180

7042

Los Angeles - Brookside

48

8262

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

874

12274

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11052

16928

Los Angeles - Carthay

1312

9135

Los Angeles - Central

8434

21630

Los Angeles - Century City

877

6856

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7309

21646

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4687

12647

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

664

7240

Los Angeles - Chinatown

951

11856

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1956

13441

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1856

12248

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1871

13530

Los Angeles - Crestview

1332

11717

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2711

9056

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5426

19726

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4436

11205

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3824

13057

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1692

11869

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7157

17119

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

661

11572

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1496

14708

Los Angeles - Encino

4644

10281

Los Angeles - Exposition

450

13530

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7299

16250

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

375

10417

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1622

18599

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10595

22331

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4083

12919

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1737

16137

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8204

14098

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4566

21232

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1446

8486

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3246

11166

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5994

13748

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

226

9381

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2887

16008

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8376

22080

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6731

13910

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2363

17037

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7755

11362

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2366

8038

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4713

16513

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1360

16846

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6394

12369

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

635

13928

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6585

15602

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2674

20361

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2089

13712

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5828

17879

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1339

16685

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3256

11488

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

494

15768

Los Angeles - Longwood

685

15915

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1548

7164

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1265

14820

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

204

6530

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2942

6927

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

245

5619

Los Angeles - Melrose

10183

13106

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1531

10186

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1453

8079

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5104

21157

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3313

13721

Los Angeles - North Hills

10874

17660

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25315

16718

Los Angeles - Northridge

9412

13485

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1185

5566

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19338

25121

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

212

5512

Los Angeles - Palms

3488

7949

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15315

20352

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

915

6738

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7884

18842

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

188

5882

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

878

8020

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3366

9458

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

523

7973

Los Angeles - Regent Square

328

11799

Los Angeles - Reseda

13682

17858

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

826

17817

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

345

8160

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9517

12195

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

515

11594

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8319

9534

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4256

9655

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1008

9514

Los Angeles - South Park

8360

22023

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

785

17125

Los Angeles - Studio City

1996

8895

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10939

20843

Los Angeles - Sunland

2787

13656

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

50

7728

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18789

22803

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4220

13668

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5936

15035

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1144

11663

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

764

8778

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

187

14319

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

159

8558

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3673

13207

Los Angeles - University Hills

327

9536

Los Angeles - University Park

4215

15352

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4703

15668

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2864

11586

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17048

18293

Los Angeles - Venice

2744

8098

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3416

19860

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1750

22855

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8849

21485

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12365

23780

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1205

14347

Los Angeles - View Heights

301

8148

Los Angeles - Watts

8793

20605

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

692

14079

Los Angeles - West Adams

4672

16909

Los Angeles - West Hills

4037

9957

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3338

8869

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11622

21665

Los Angeles - Westchester

3661

7095

Los Angeles - Westlake

8832

14880

Los Angeles - Westwood

3771

6969

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8731

24166

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9948

17611

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6583

13121

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8093

15628

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

7009

10299

Unincorporated - Acton

785

9848

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

418

10053

Unincorporated - Altadena

4125

9457

Unincorporated - Anaverde

179

11870

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

746

9347

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7729

18211

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1198

24464

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1281

18908

Unincorporated - Azusa

2752

17283

Unincorporated - Bassett

2921

19714

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

72

6710

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1181

15282

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4530

16660

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

53

7550

Unincorporated - Covina

2780

16529

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1871

14235

Unincorporated - Del Aire

395

8992

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

254

10518

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

440

17649

Unincorporated - Duarte

956

21590

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

656

12396

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27933

22298

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

242

3779

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3160

20643

Unincorporated - East Whittier

591

11138

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

999

11364

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

119

7164

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15208

23504

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

85

12879

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6123

10948

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

61

5556

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

310

21955

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1481

7479

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

330

15904

Unincorporated - La Verne*

210

10294

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

561

7934

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

60

8982

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1931

14861

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

185

11260

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3971

17616

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

156

8909

Unincorporated - Littlerock

656

16314

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

153

11796

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

629

17624

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

699

7427

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

452

11646

Unincorporated - Newhall

69

31364

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

202

16861

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1299

15538

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1934

8046

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

128

15202

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

33

5314

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

182

9305

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

195

31502

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

75

3870

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1684

13048

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

482

18113

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

112

12030

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

200

16764

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

610

18149

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4244

8318

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

21

2448

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3929

19430

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

254

95131

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1046

5617

Unincorporated - Saugus

167

107742

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

52

14607

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

43

9451

Unincorporated - South El Monte

398

22173

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1087

12285

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9759

16479

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1777

8476

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1088

18025

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

214

16512

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

434

13116

Unincorporated - Valencia

298

9701

Unincorporated - Valinda

4327

18514

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1018

8749

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3394

21025

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

68

4500

Unincorporated - West Carson

2761

12501

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

211

22164

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1961

19939

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

234

17219

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4909

18232

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

63

4846

Unincorporated - Westhills

67

7986

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

387

10508

Unincorporated - Whittier

374

9884

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7966

22817

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

648

10752

- Under Investigation

17643

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 24 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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