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For Immediate Release:

November 04, 2021

Vaccination Verification Requirements in Effect Today; Public Health Encourages Children Vaccinations Against COVID-19 - 12 New Deaths and 1,829 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Beginning today, proof of full vaccination and photo ID for indoor entry into bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, nightclubs, and lounges for all patrons and employees goes into effect. Patrons now need to be fully vaccinated to be indoors at any of these establishments.

Next week, on November 8, the City of Los Angeles’ vaccine verification program, called SafePassLA, goes into effect, and will require proof of full vaccination for entry into the indoor portions of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, breweries, wineries, gyms, spas, nail salons, barbershops, movie theaters, shopping malls, and entertainment and recreation venues. This includes indoor portions of City facilities such as LA City Hall, senior centers, recreation centers, and service centers.

Public Health will be working closely with the City of LA to educate businesses and residents on the requirements of the SafePassLA program throughout the upcoming month and will unveil a virtual training and certificate program for LA City businesses next week.

The Biden administration has announced a January 4 deadline for the full vaccination of workers, including non-clinical employees and contractors, at healthcare facilities funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These facilities may grant certain medical or religious exemptions to employees, but employees will not be able to choose a testing option as an alternative to being vaccinated. Yesterday, the administration set the same deadline for full vaccination of workers at businesses with more than 100 employees. Businesses may offer their employees an option involving routine testing and mandatory masking.

These targeted mandates are all aimed at ensuring that in health facilities, workspaces, and public spaces, where the risk of transmission is higher, everyone is fully vaccinated. With powerful and safe vaccines, this is the surest manner of quickly reducing spread and allowing for continued economic recovery.

Many parents were relieved when earlier this week, the CDC endorsed the use of the Pfizer vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years old. There are many good reasons to vaccinate children in this age group: in addition to the fact that COVID-19 infection can lead to hospitalization, death, inflammatory syndromes, and long-term symptoms in pediatric populations, children can transmit the virus at least as efficiently as adults. In L.A. County, an estimated 900,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 are eligible for vaccinations. Vaccination has been shown to be 91% effective in preventing infection in this age group with only mild side effects.

Children getting vaccinated need to bring with them a consent form signed by an adult responsible for the child – and that consent form can be signed by the adult at the vaccination site. At some vaccination sites, including those run by Public Health, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You do not need to show identification in order to get a vaccine, nor do you need to be a United States citizen to be vaccinated.

For this week, we encourage parents to call ahead of time to providers to be sure they received pediatric doses and are able to offer vaccines to children 5-11. All six of the Public Health community sites have already begun vaccinating children and parents can bring their children in without appointments.

Last week, there were 670 student cases and more than 3,100 student close contacts at schools. Among staff, we saw about 110 cases and 250 close contacts. These case numbers represent a 26% decline in student cases and a 29% decline in staff cases from the prior week. The increase in staff close contacts is in part due to several outbreaks in which the exposure location was the staff break room. This amounts to a test positivity of 0.2% among students and staff being tested, with 0.2% identified as close contacts.

These low numbers are a result of the work our school communities have done to layer on protections that keep students and staff safe, and we are grateful for their collaboration on this effort. The County hopes to see these numbers drop further as more and more children get vaccinated to protect themselves and their friends and families from COVID-19 infection.

Today, Public Health confirms 12 new deaths and 1,829 new cases of COVID-19. The higher number of cases today reflects delays in reporting of 396 positive tests from a large testing lab from between October 18 and October 29. The County is likely to see higher numbers in future days as additional backlogged tests are included in case counts. Of the 12 new deaths reported today, four people who passed away were over the age of 80, four people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, two people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health has identified 1,498,393 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,695 deaths.

There are 662 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 23% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 9,110,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.6%, an increase from last week’s same-day rate of 1.2%.

The County’s daily average case rate, with a 3-day lag, is now 9.8 cases per 100,000 people, an increase from last week’s 3-day-lagged case rate of 6.1 cases per 100,000. CDC’s estimation of the County’s weekly case rate is now 84 new cases per 100,000 residents, reflecting continued substantial transmission across the county.

Unvaccinated people are 7 times more likely to get infected and 27 times more likely to be hospitalized than vaccinated people.

“Our hearts are broken for everyone who has lost loved ones, friends or co-workers to this virus, and we share with you our hope for your healing and comfort,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Cooler weather has arrived, and with it, conditions that favor COVID-19 transmission as we gather inside to stay warm and for celebrations and gatherings. While vaccinations remain our most powerful tool for reducing spread of the virus, masking up indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces is still an important layer of protection for all of us. We ask that everyone continue to do their part to adhere to the masking requirements, which are likely to remain in place for the remainder of this calendar year as we work hard to reduce community transmission rates to the moderate tier, less than 50 new weekly cases per 100,000 residents; to achieve this benchmark, daily new case numbers would need to fall to about 700 cases per day.”

An important strategy for preventing a significant surge this winter is planning for safe holiday gatherings. For this Thanksgiving, which is in three weeks, it’s best if everyone who is eligible gets vaccinated. If this isn’t possible, Public Health recommends staying local until everyone in your house is fully vaccinated, and if possible, have gatherings outdoors. Keep gatherings small, and if unvaccinated or high-risk people are present, including older adults and people with weakened immune systems, wear face masks indoors when not eating or drinking, and outdoors if it’s crowded. In these situations, it’s also a good idea to keep a distance between non-household members while eating, especially if you’re eating indoors. And if possible, have guests verify a negative test before gathering.

Anyone five years 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. Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

Vaccine providers across Los Angeles County are also 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

1498393

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

1419413

-- Long Beach

65394

-- Pasadena

13586

Deaths

26695

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

25290

-- Long Beach

1042

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

37452

- 5 to 11

80365

- 12 to 17

90302

- 18 to 29

336070

- 30 to 49

471264

- 50 to 64

261395

- 65 to 79

104395

- over 80

37321

- Under Investigation

849

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

- Female

715098

- Male

671326

- Other

751

- Under Investigation

32238

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2431

- Asian

67908

- Black

68366

- Hispanic/Latino

730905

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5234

- White

176456

- Other

120029

- Under Investigation

248084

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

106009

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

58

- Asian

3303

- Black

2229

- Hispanic/Latino

13425

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

91

- White

5958

- Other

193

- Under Investigation

33

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1482

7097

City of Alhambra

8303

9574

City of Arcadia

3428

5936

City of Artesia

2456

14623

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7515

15018

City of Baldwin Park

14756

19221

City of Bell

7615

20959

City of Bell Gardens

9130

21198

City of Bellflower

13121

16879

City of Beverly Hills

3668

10626

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11397

10634

City of Calabasas

1813

7454

City of Carson

12229

13031

City of Cerritos

3826

7642

City of Claremont

2897

7940

City of Commerce*

2715

20774

City of Compton

19786

19805

City of Covina

7798

15904

City of Cudahy

5414

22237

City of Culver City

2980

7475

City of Diamond Bar

4073

7082

City of Downey

20684

18102

City of Duarte

2796

12700

City of El Monte

19236

16403

City of El Segundo

1098

6541

City of Gardena

7943

12955

City of Glendale

25144

12177

City of Glendora

6051

11468

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2596

17689

City of Hawthorne

12750

14360

City of Hermosa Beach

1599

8129

City of Hidden Hills

136

7196

City of Huntington Park

12481

20982

City of Industry

194

44394

City of Inglewood

16919

14896

City of Irwindale

307

21042

City of La Canada Flintridge

1123

5427

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5457

11002

City of La Puente

7560

18576

City of La Verne

3610

10847

City of Lakewood

9514

11839

City of Lancaster*

29052

17981

City of Lawndale

4328

12876

City of Lomita

1975

9528

City of Lynwood*

15092

20947

City of Malibu

689

5316

City of Manhattan Beach

2127

5908

City of Maywood

5812

20721

City of Monrovia

4065

10477

City of Montebello

11637

18077

City of Monterey Park

5659

9089

City of Norwalk

18707

17382

City of Palmdale

30251

19030

City of Palos Verdes Estates

685

5066

City of Paramount

11477

20486

City of Pico Rivera

12685

19733

City of Pomona

29657

19019

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2168

5072

City of Redondo Beach

4215

6136

City of Rolling Hills

87

4485

City of Rolling Hills Estates

443

5460

City of Rosemead

5645

10199

City of San Dimas*

4038

11699

City of San Fernando

6047

24569

City of San Gabriel

3729

9105

City of San Marino

477

3593

City of Santa Clarita

27743

12586

City of Santa Fe Springs

3409

18563

City of Santa Monica

6828

7386

City of Sierra Madre

662

6024

City of Signal Hill

1481

12554

City of South El Monte

3870

18530

City of South Gate

21339

21740

City of South Pasadena

1740

6679

City of Temple City

2803

7689

City of Torrance

9894

6628

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2165

7091

City of West Covina

15424

14250

City of West Hollywood

3683

9967

City of Westlake Village

154

1842

City of Whittier

13288

15198

Los Angeles

610202

15087

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1375

16764

Los Angeles - Alsace

1871

15034

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

352

14069

Los Angeles - Arleta

7940

23102

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1736

11837

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3633

11672

Los Angeles - Bel Air

583

6917

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

906

7234

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1319

10013

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19426

22359

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2185

7059

Los Angeles - Brookside

48

8262

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

874

12274

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11064

16946

Los Angeles - Carthay

1315

9155

Los Angeles - Central

8439

21643

Los Angeles - Century City

879

6871

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7320

21679

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4700

12682

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

664

7240

Los Angeles - Chinatown

952

11869

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1957

13447

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1861

12281

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1872

13537

Los Angeles - Crestview

1336

11752

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2718

9079

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5438

19770

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4445

11228

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3832

13084

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1694

11883

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7176

17164

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

662

11590

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1499

14738

Los Angeles - Encino

4653

10301

Los Angeles - Exposition

450

13530

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7315

16286

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

376

10444

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1623

18610

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10606

22354

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4096

12960

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1741

16174

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8223

14131

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4569

21246

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1450

8510

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3254

11194

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6004

13771

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

226

9381

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2893

16041

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8383

22098

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6743

13934

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2363

17037

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7777

11394

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2373

8062

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4716

16524

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1362

16871

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6401

12383

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

635

13928

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6600

15638

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2675

20369

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2089

13712

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5835

17900

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1344

16748

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3261

11505

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

496

15831

Los Angeles - Longwood

686

15939

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1554

7192

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1266

14831

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

204

6530

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2950

6946

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

247

5665

Los Angeles - Melrose

10202

13131

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1531

10186

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1460

8118

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5117

21211

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3318

13742

Los Angeles - North Hills

10890

17686

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25360

16748

Los Angeles - Northridge

9440

13525

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1190

5589

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19373

25167

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

212

5512

Los Angeles - Palms

3498

7972

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15338

20383

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

917

6753

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7887

18849

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

191

5976

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

882

8057

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3380

9498

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

524

7988

Los Angeles - Regent Square

329

11835

Los Angeles - Reseda

13706

17889

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

826

17817

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

347

8207

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9533

12216

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

516

11616

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8346

9565

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4269

9684

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1009

9523

Los Angeles - South Park

8367

22041

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

785

17125

Los Angeles - Studio City

2002

8922

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10962

20887

Los Angeles - Sunland

2792

13681

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

50

7728

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18813

22832

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4234

13713

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5938

15040

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1144

11663

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

765

8789

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

189

14472

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

159

8558

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3678

13225

Los Angeles - University Hills

329

9595

Los Angeles - University Park

4229

15403

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4704

15672

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2874

11626

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17068

18314

Los Angeles - Venice

2764

8157

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3418

19872

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1751

22868

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8863

21519

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12374

23797

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1207

14371

Los Angeles - View Heights

301

8148

Los Angeles - Watts

8807

20638

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

694

14120

Los Angeles - West Adams

4675

16920

Los Angeles - West Hills

4047

9982

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3352

8906

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11633

21686

Los Angeles - Westchester

3663

7098

Los Angeles - Westlake

8837

14888

Los Angeles - Westwood

3779

6984

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8767

24266

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9968

17647

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6592

13139

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8107

15655

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

7033

10334

Unincorporated - Acton

789

9898

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

419

10077

Unincorporated - Altadena

4136

9482

Unincorporated - Anaverde

179

11870

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

749

9385

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7750

18260

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1199

24484

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1281

18908

Unincorporated - Azusa

2766

17371

Unincorporated - Bassett

2921

19714

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

74

6897

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1190

15399

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4547

16722

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

54

7692

Unincorporated - Covina

2787

16571

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1874

14257

Unincorporated - Del Aire

396

9014

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

256

10600

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

443

17770

Unincorporated - Duarte

959

21658

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

661

12491

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27980

22336

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

243

3795

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3172

20721

Unincorporated - East Whittier

596

11233

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1002

11398

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

124

7465

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15232

23541

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

86

13030

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6130

10961

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

62

5647

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

311

22025

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1488

7515

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

330

15904

Unincorporated - La Verne*

210

10294

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

562

7948

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

60

8982

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1935

14891

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

185

11260

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3978

17647

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

156

8909

Unincorporated - Littlerock

658

16364

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

155

11951

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

631

17680

Unincorporated - Llano

57

6499

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

701

7449

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

453

11672

Unincorporated - Newhall

69

31364

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

206

17195

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1302

15574

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1937

8059

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

128

15202

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

33

5314

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

181

9254

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

196

31664

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

75

3870

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1697

13149

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

483

18151

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

112

12030

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

199

16681

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

613

18239

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4245

8320

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

22

2564

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3933

19450

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

255

95506

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1049

5633

Unincorporated - Saugus

167

107742

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

54

15169

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

43

9451

Unincorporated - South El Monte

398

22173

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1090

12319

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9776

16507

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1799

8581

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1097

18174

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

214

16512

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

435

13146

Unincorporated - Valencia

302

9831

Unincorporated - Valinda

4329

18523

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1020

8767

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3403

21080

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

68

4500

Unincorporated - West Carson

2768

12533

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1961

19939

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

234

17219

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4918

18266

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

63

4846

Unincorporated - Westhills

68

8105

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

390

10589

Unincorporated - Whittier

374

9884

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8007

22934

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

650

10785

- Under Investigation

17660

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 26 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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