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For Immediate Release:

January 05, 2022

Public Health Modifies Health Officer Order to Add Additional Masking Requirements for Indoor Employees - 26,754 New Positive Cases and 27 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As cases continue to surge as a result of the increased circulation of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, Public Health has modified its Health Officer Order to include additional safety measures to reduce transmission risks knowing that vaccinations alone are not sufficient to prevent spread of Omicron. As soon as possible, but no later than January 17th, employers are required to provide their employees who work indoors in close contact with others with well-fitting medical grade masks, surgical masks, or higher-level respirators, such as N95 or KN95 masks. These upgraded masks are better at blocking virus particles from going through the mask.

The new modifications include an alignment with the State Public Health Officer Order changing attendance thresholds at mega events; for outdoor mega events, the new attendance threshold has been lowered to 5,000 attendees, and for indoor mega events, the new threshold is 500 attendees. Operators of mega events, performance venues, movie theaters, and entertainment venues are responsible for the messaging, signage, and compliance of masking requirements unless spectators or customers are actively eating or drinking. Additionally, Public Health recommends that food and drink be consumed in designated dining areas.

Lastly, food and drinks are prohibited at card room gaming tables and masks must always be worn while indoors at card rooms, except for when actively eating or drinking in designated dining areas.

These modifications recognize the importance of wearing well-fitting, high-quality masks that do the best job filtering out virus when in close contact with others.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Given the explosive spread of the virus, activities that put us in close contact with many other people now have an increased risk. As such, everyone needs to be sensible about how to protect themselves and those they love by layering on protections whenever around non-household members. At work, this means upgrading your mask if you work indoors and you are in contact with other workers or members of the public. At entertainment venues, this means limiting the time you spend without wearing your upgraded mask. And for other activities, this may mean postponing your participation until community transmission is much reduced.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 27 additional deaths and 26,754 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 27 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18 and 29, three were between the ages of 30 and 49, six were between the ages of 50-64, seven were between the ages of 65-79, and six were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 27 newly reported deaths, 18 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,698. Information on the three deaths reported by the City of Long Beach and the one death reported by the City of Pasadena are available at: www.Longbeach.gov and www.Cityofpasadena.net

Public Health has identified a total 1,806,828 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 22.4%.

There are 2,240 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,159,295 individuals, with 16% of people testing positive.

Public Health is reminding residents to avoid visiting the emergency room unless they need emergency medical care. Residents should not be visiting the emergency department solely to get a COVID test or for minor complaints that could be resolved through their primary care physician. Emergency room visits should be reserved for those patients who are feeling severely ill – for example, those who are short of breath – or who have serious concerns about their health and who require immediate emergency care.

To keep workplaces and schools open, residents and workers are asked to:

· Get tested to help reduce the spread, especially if you traveled for the holidays, have had a possible exposure, or have symptoms, or are gathering with people not in your household

· Adhere to masking requirements when indoors or at crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status

Residents are legally required to be isolated if they have a positive COVID test result and that vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to be quarantined.

For updated isolation and quarantine guidance, please visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and are recommended for everyone 5 years old and older to help protect against COVID-19. 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 and many community sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

To find a vaccination site near you, or to make an appointment, please visit:

www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) or www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish).

If you need assistance, you can also call 1-833-540-0473 for help:

Finding an appointment

Connect to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or

Schedule a home visit if you are homebound.

For more information regarding COVID-19 in LA County you can also visit the Public Health website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov here you will find information on:

COVID-19 sector protocols & best practices,

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboards, and

COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive and, Recovery Dashboards

Please see additional information below:

Cases through 6:00pm 01/04/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1806828

26754

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

1713051

25391

-- Long Beach

76,543

1088

-- Pasadena

17,234

275

Deaths

27698

27

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

26247

23

-- Long Beach

1078

3

-- Pasadena

373

1

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

- 0 to 4

45968

- 5 to 11

100311

- 12 to 17

110217

- 18 to 29

415716

- 30 to 49

577235

- 50 to 64

303758

- 65 to 79

118139

- over 80

40664

- Under Investigation

1043

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

- Female

866963

- Male

804137

- Other

821

- Under Investigation

41130

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2951

- Asian

90286

- Black

89766

- Hispanic/Latino

825331

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

7234

- White

229689

- Other

157988

- Under Investigation

309806

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

111719

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

62

- Asian

3384

- Black

2348

- Hispanic/Latino

13865

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6253

- Other

203

- Under Investigation

35

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2066

9893

City of Alhambra

10552

12167

City of Arcadia

4617

7994

City of Artesia

2788

16600

City of Avalon

39

1008

City of Azusa

9014

18014

City of Baldwin Park

16642

21678

City of Bell

8501

23398

City of Bell Gardens

9895

22974

City of Bellflower

15339

19732

City of Beverly Hills

5430

15730

City of Bradbury

46

4303

City of Burbank

14584

13607

City of Calabasas

2533

10414

City of Carson

15055

16042

City of Cerritos

5099

10184

City of Claremont

3780

10361

City of Commerce*

3071

23498

City of Compton

22312

22333

City of Covina

9700

19783

City of Cudahy

6068

24923

City of Culver City

4378

10982

City of Diamond Bar

5335

9276

City of Downey

24200

21179

City of Duarte

3394

15416

City of El Monte

21800

18590

City of El Segundo

1763

10503

City of Gardena

9716

15847

City of Glendale

31073

15048

City of Glendora

7675

14546

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2925

19930

City of Hawthorne

15333

17269

City of Hermosa Beach

2231

11342

City of Hidden Hills

195

10317

City of Huntington Park

13810

23216

City of Industry

227

51945

City of Inglewood

20336

17904

City of Irwindale

375

25703

City of La Canada Flintridge

1726

8341

City of La Habra Heights

136

2493

City of La Mirada

6731

13571

City of La Puente

8617

21174

City of La Verne

4717

14173

City of Lakewood

11818

14706

City of Lancaster*

34029

21061

City of Lawndale

5287

15729

City of Lomita

2518

12147

City of Lynwood*

16871

23417

City of Malibu

1203

9282

City of Manhattan Beach

3228

8967

City of Maywood

6364

22689

City of Monrovia

5099

13142

City of Montebello

13553

21053

City of Monterey Park

7005

11251

City of Norwalk

21781

20238

City of Palmdale

34915

21964

City of Palos Verdes Estates

978

7233

City of Paramount

12947

23110

City of Pico Rivera

14604

22718

City of Pomona

34378

22047

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

3027

7081

City of Redondo Beach

6148

8949

City of Rolling Hills

126

6495

City of Rolling Hills Estates

630

7765

City of Rosemead

6675

12060

City of San Dimas*

5136

14880

City of San Fernando

6986

28385

City of San Gabriel

4640

11330

City of San Marino

829

6244

City of Santa Clarita

35552

16129

City of Santa Fe Springs

4104

22348

City of Santa Monica

10647

11517

City of Sierra Madre

917

8345

City of Signal Hill

1856

15733

City of South El Monte

4383

20986

City of South Gate

24014

24465

City of South Pasadena

2470

9481

City of Temple City

3632

9963

City of Torrance

13351

8944

City of Vernon

165

78947

City of Walnut

2851

9338

City of West Covina

18887

17450

City of West Hollywood

5519

14936

City of Westlake Village

191

2285

City of Whittier

15736

17998

Los Angeles

735837

18193

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1583

19300

Los Angeles - Alsace

2223

17863

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

423

16906

Los Angeles - Arleta

8989

26154

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2242

15287

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

4521

14525

Los Angeles - Bel Air

925

10974

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1489

11888

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1909

14492

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

21473

24715

Los Angeles - Brentwood

3529

11400

Los Angeles - Brookside

68

11704

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1093

15349

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

12743

19518

Los Angeles - Carthay

1936

13479

Los Angeles - Central

9197

23587

Los Angeles - Century City

1318

10303

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

8313

24619

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

5828

15725

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1000

10904

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1235

15397

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2438

16753

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2254

14875

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2358

17051

Los Angeles - Crestview

1858

16344

Los Angeles - Del Rey

3740

12493

Los Angeles - Downtown*

7313

26586

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

5649

14269

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

4558

15563

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2174

15250

Los Angeles - El Sereno

8564

20484

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

869

15214

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1770

17402

Los Angeles - Encino

6436

14248

Los Angeles - Exposition

543

16326

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

8564

19066

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

532

14778

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1901

21798

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

11800

24871

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

5044

15960

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2135

19835

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

10113

17379

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

5122

23818

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2094

12289

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3972

13664

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

7143

16383

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

276

11457

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3258

18065

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

9442

24890

Los Angeles - Highland Park

8313

17179

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2744

19784

Los Angeles - Hollywood

10561

15473

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3479

11820

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

5645

19779

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1574

19497

Los Angeles - Koreatown

7560

14625

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

757

16605

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

7824

18538

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3123

23780

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2608

17118

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

6673

20471

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1544

19240

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3903

13771

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

631

20140

Los Angeles - Longwood

832

19331

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2331

10788

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1532

17948

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

315

10083

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

4402

10365

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

408

9358

Los Angeles - Melrose

13029

16769

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2065

13739

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2182

12132

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

6063

25133

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

4097

16968

Los Angeles - North Hills

12503

20305

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

30236

19968

Los Angeles - Northridge

11584

16597

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1906

8952

Los Angeles - Pacoima

21582

28036

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

337

8762

Los Angeles - Palms

4927

11229

Los Angeles - Panorama City

17206

22865

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1309

9639

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

8766

20950

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

280

8761

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1386

12661

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

4343

12204

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

847

12912

Los Angeles - Regent Square

425

15288

Los Angeles - Reseda

15990

20870

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

934

20147

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

480

11353

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

11850

15185

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

660

14858

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

11776

13496

Los Angeles - Silverlake

5882

13343

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1488

14044

Los Angeles - South Park

9179

24180

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

899

19612

Los Angeles - Studio City

2854

12718

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

12568

23947

Los Angeles - Sunland

3405

16685

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

75

11592

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

21962

26654

Los Angeles - Tarzana

5173

16754

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6944

17588

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1426

14538

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1071

12305

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

240

18377

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

207

11141

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4416

15879

Los Angeles - University Hills

446

13007

Los Angeles - University Park

5054

18408

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

5667

18880

Los Angeles - Valley Village

3881

15700

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

19436

20855

Los Angeles - Venice

4284

12643

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3896

22651

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1999

26107

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9797

23787

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

13430

25828

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1385

16490

Los Angeles - View Heights

439

11884

Los Angeles - Watts

9761

22873

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

834

16968

Los Angeles - West Adams

5381

19475

Los Angeles - West Hills

5290

13047

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

4824

12818

Los Angeles - West Vernon

13065

24355

Los Angeles - Westchester

5434

10530

Los Angeles - Westlake

10026

16892

Los Angeles - Westwood

5484

10135

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

10375

28717

Los Angeles - Wilmington

11345

20084

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

7769

15485

Los Angeles - Winnetka

9500

18345

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

9143

13435

Unincorporated - Acton

981

12307

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

505

12145

Unincorporated - Altadena

5321

12199

Unincorporated - Anaverde

206

13660

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

50

4016

Unincorporated - Arcadia

933

11690

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

8955

21099

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1380

28181

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1489

21978

Unincorporated - Azusa

3293

20681

Unincorporated - Bassett

3327

22454

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

99

9226

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1590

20575

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5273

19392

Unincorporated - Cerritos

96

16354

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

63

8974

Unincorporated - Covina

3337

19841

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2291

17430

Unincorporated - Del Aire

584

13294

Unincorporated - Del Rey

56

17610

Unincorporated - Del Sur

324

13416

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

508

20377

Unincorporated - Duarte

1067

24097

Unincorporated - East Covina

55

16717

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

785

14834

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

20

17544

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

31162

24876

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

255

3983

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3485

22766

Unincorporated - East Whittier

713

13438

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1218

13855

Unincorporated - El Monte

30

20690

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

142

8549

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

16507

25511

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

109

16515

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

7459

13337

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

409

16269

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

84

7650

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

347

24575

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1917

9681

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

397

19133

Unincorporated - La Verne*

279

13676

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

820

11597

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

87

13024

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2206

16977

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

213

12964

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4519

20047

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

198

11308

Unincorporated - Littlerock

759

18876

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

192

14803

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

694

19445

Unincorporated - Llano

67

7640

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1130

12007

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

543

13991

Unincorporated - Newhall

72

32727

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

228

19032

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1579

18888

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2468

10268

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

Unincorporated - Palmdale

144

17102

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

40

6441

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

217

11094

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

214

34572

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

7

1522

Unincorporated - Pomona

97

5005

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2093

16217

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

583

21909

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

130

13963

Unincorporated - Rosewood

256

19907

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

247

20704

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

696

20708

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

5163

10119

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

27

3147

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4357

21547

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

48

2359

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

28

9091

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

350

131086

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1555

8351

Unincorporated - Saugus

213

137419

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

61

17135

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

63

13846

Unincorporated - South El Monte

456

25404

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1280

14467

Unincorporated - South Whittier

11301

19082

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

131

16773

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2501

11929

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1217

20162

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

259

19985

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

183

11037

Unincorporated - Val Verde

537

16228

Unincorporated - Valencia

420

13672

Unincorporated - Valinda

5052

21617

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1468

12617

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3834

23750

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

88

5824

Unincorporated - West Carson

3378

15295

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

269

28256

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2293

23315

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

274

20162

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5648

20977

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

92

7077

Unincorporated - Westhills

84

10012

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

487

13223

Unincorporated - Whittier

468

12368

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

57

475000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

9074

25990

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

884

14667

- Under Investigation

29665

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