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For Immediate Release:

March 11, 2022

With Revised TK-12 School Guidance Effective March 12, Layering Safety Protections Critical to Protecting Vulnerable Children, Teachers, and Staff - 1,297 New Positive Cases and 48 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the state issuing the new guidance on TK-12 schools, the layering of safety protections is critical to protect vulnerable children, teachers, and staff at schools. Starting tomorrow, March 12, indoor masking at schools will no longer be required. However, the state and the county are strongly recommending indoor masking for students, teachers, and staff, regardless of vaccination status, until transmission is lower.

School districts in LA County can continue to require masking at schools and during school activities, along with other appropriate safety protections, for their school community. At campuses where masking becomes optional, Public Health encourages that information about the importance of masking is shared with all members of the school community, and that schools support all teachers, staff, and students who want to keep wearing a mask.

The county is also aligning with the state in revising isolation and quarantine requirements for TK-12 schools. Schools must continue to require COVID-19 cases to isolate, and a negative test will be required to exit isolation after day five. Masking and testing for asymptomatic students remaining at schools during their quarantine period are strongly recommended.

The revised LA County TK-12 school guidance will be posted on the Public Health website later today.

Public Health also urges parents to fully vaccinate their eligible children, as the vaccines offer the strongest protection against the virus. As of March 6, 35% of children 5-11 years old and 85% of children 12–17-year-olds have received one dose of the vaccine and 29% of 5–11-year-olds and 77% of 12–17-year-olds are fully vaccinated.

Public Health data shows that unvaccinated children ages 5-11 were two times more likely to be infected when compared to those who were fully vaccinated. For those ages 12-17, unvaccinated teens were two and a half times more likely to be infected and five times more likely to be hospitalized when compared to those who were fully vaccinated.

To make it easier for children to get vaccinated, Public Health is working to make vaccines widely available at many school sites. For the month of March, 921 school vaccination sites are scheduled with 89% located in hard-hit community areas, including South Los Angeles (including Compton and Inglewood), Southeast Los Angeles County (including Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, South Gate, Huntington Park, Lakewood), the San Fernando Valley (Reseda, North Hills, Panorama City, Canoga Park, Pacoima, and Sylmar) and areas in the Antelope Valley.

Local schools are continuing to see a decline in the number of positive tests and test positivity for their students and staff. Between February 28 and March 4, over 470,000 tests were administered at K-12 schools across the county with 1,381 positive tests, resulting in a test positivity of 0.3%. There were five new school-associated outbreaks (two outbreaks in elementary schools, two in middle schools, and one in youth sports) between February 27 and March 5.

“I send my heartfelt condolences and wishes of healing to the countless people who have lost a loved one to this pandemic,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Although the County is now post-surge, Public Health cautions that community transmission is substantial and poses a risk for many individuals, including numerous people working at or attending schools. Having children and staff fully vaccinated creates a powerful layer of protection and continuing masking while transmission is substantial adds another level of safety for both children and staff in schools. When combined with additional safety precautions, including infection control and testing, schools can continue to offer safe environments for children, staff, and their families.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 48 additional deaths, and 1,297 new positive cases. Of the 48 new deaths reported today, five people were between the ages of 30-49, eight were between the ages of 50-64, 16 were between the ages of 65-79, and 13 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 48 newly reported deaths, 36 had underlying health conditions. Information on the three deaths reported by the City of Long Beach and the three deaths reported by the City of Pasadena is available at www.LongBeach.gov and www.CityofPasadena.gov. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,225.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,810,308 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is .9%.

There are 588 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,526,900 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov including:

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Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,810,308

1297

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

2,657,535

1215

-- Long Beach

124,938

64

-- Pasadena

27,835

18

Deaths

31,225

48

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

29,581

42

-- Long Beach

1,236

3

-- Pasadena

408

3

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

- 0 to 4

81680

- 5 to 11

236839

- 12 to 17

231134

- 18 to 29

591861

- 30 to 49

847137

- 50 to 64

439840

- 65 to 79

170620

- over 80

55548

- Under Investigation

2876

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

- Female

1351037

- Male

1231752

- Other

1000

- Under Investigation

73746

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4901

- Asian

162102

- Black

133279

- Hispanic/Latino

1219833

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13579

- White

339796

- Other

291536

- Under Investigation

492509

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

134948

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3705

- Black

2728

- Hispanic/Latino

15255

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

107

- White

7316

- Other

304

- Under Investigation

94

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4098

19624

City of Alhambra

16511

19039

City of Arcadia

7875

13635

City of Artesia

4115

24501

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13604

27186

City of Baldwin Park

22692

29559

City of Bell

13709

37733

City of Bell Gardens

14024

32560

City of Bellflower

23080

29691

City of Beverly Hills

8165

23653

City of Bradbury

64

5987

City of Burbank

21923

20454

City of Calabasas

3865

15890

City of Carson

25134

26782

City of Cerritos

8257

16492

City of Claremont

6072

16643

City of Commerce*

4477

34257

City of Compton

32796

32828

City of Covina

14558

29691

City of Cudahy

9891

40625

City of Culver City

7248

18181

City of Diamond Bar

8977

15608

City of Downey

35544

31107

City of Duarte

5109

23206

City of El Monte

32509

27722

City of El Segundo

2740

16323

City of Gardena

16055

26187

City of Glendale

43869

21245

City of Glendora

11645

22070

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4151

28284

City of Hawthorne

22333

25153

City of Hermosa Beach

3236

16451

City of Hidden Hills

254

13439

City of Huntington Park

21805

36657

City of Industry

377

86270

City of Inglewood

29029

25558

City of Irwindale

535

36669

City of La Canada Flintridge

2802

13541

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10302

20771

City of La Puente

12593

30943

City of La Verne

6974

20954

City of Lakewood

18756

23339

City of Lancaster*

50316

31142

City of Lawndale

8001

23803

City of Lomita

4220

20358

City of Lynwood*

24443

33926

City of Malibu

2045

15778

City of Manhattan Beach

4833

13425

City of Maywood

10358

36928

City of Monrovia

8149

21003

City of Montebello

19055

29600

City of Monterey Park

11238

18050

City of Norwalk

32935

30602

City of Palmdale

52607

33093

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1475

10908

City of Paramount

18644

33279

City of Pico Rivera

20805

32364

City of Pomona

50823

32593

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4783

11189

City of Redondo Beach

9777

14232

City of Rolling Hills

185

9536

City of Rolling Hills Estates

971

11968

City of Rosemead

10540

19042

City of San Dimas*

7931

22978

City of San Fernando

10369

42130

City of San Gabriel

7332

17903

City of San Marino

1388

10454

City of Santa Clarita

53460

24253

City of Santa Fe Springs

6288

34241

City of Santa Monica

16611

17968

City of Sierra Madre

1499

13641

City of Signal Hill

2811

23828

City of South El Monte

6515

31195

City of South Gate

37966

38680

City of South Pasadena

3922

15054

City of Temple City

6090

16706

City of Torrance

22406

15011

City of Vernon

306

146411

City of Walnut

4743

15535

City of West Covina

28952

26749

City of West Hollywood

7793

21090

City of Westlake Village

269

3218

City of Whittier

23202

26537

Los Angeles

1157424

28616

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2571

31346

Los Angeles - Alsace

3510

28204

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

617

24660

Los Angeles - Arleta

13561

39456

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3475

23694

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7352

23621

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1442

17108

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2304

18395

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2968

22531

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

32991

37971

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5373

17357

Los Angeles - Brookside

93

16007

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1803

25319

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19936

30535

Los Angeles - Carthay

2833

19724

Los Angeles - Central

14774

37890

Los Angeles - Century City

2276

17792

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13414

39726

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9204

24835

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1589

17326

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1951

24324

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3995

27451

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3579

23619

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3909

28267

Los Angeles - Crestview

2807

24692

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5861

19578

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11554

42004

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8901

22484

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7219

24649

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3266

22910

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13116

31372

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1347

23582

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2685

26399

Los Angeles - Encino

10081

22317

Los Angeles - Exposition

962

28924

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14137

31474

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

869

24139

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2999

34388

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19319

40719

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7870

24902

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3163

29385

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15818

27183

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8455

39316

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3270

19191

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6917

23794

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12029

27589

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

452

18763

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5073

28129

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14827

39085

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12767

26383

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4213

30375

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15671

22960

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5099

17324

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9129

31986

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2449

30336

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12690

24549

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1222

26804

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12094

28655

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4561

34729

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4188

27489

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9965

30570

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2380

29657

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6668

23526

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1060

33833

Los Angeles - Longwood

1300

30204

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3662

16947

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2367

27730

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

492

15749

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7079

16668

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

639

14656

Los Angeles - Melrose

19680

25329

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3360

22355

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3324

18482

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9321

38638

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6263

25939

Los Angeles - North Hills

19822

32192

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45662

30156

Los Angeles - Northridge

18822

26967

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3186

14964

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31893

41431

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

598

15549

Los Angeles - Palms

7738

17636

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26841

35669

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2189

16119

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13628

32570

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

399

12484

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2186

19969

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7045

19796

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1366

20823

Los Angeles - Regent Square

631

22698

Los Angeles - Reseda

24404

31852

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1397

30134

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

844

19962

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19340

24783

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

960

21612

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18336

21015

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9302

21101

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2244

21180

Los Angeles - South Park

14753

38864

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1520

33159

Los Angeles - Studio City

4473

19933

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18645

35526

Los Angeles - Sunland

5033

24662

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

111

17156

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33237

40337

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7534

24401

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10835

27443

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2156

21980

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1653

18991

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

358

27412

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

315

16954

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6645

23894

Los Angeles - University Hills

700

20414

Los Angeles - University Park

8804

32066

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8666

28871

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5841

23629

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30190

32395

Los Angeles - Venice

6388

18852

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6121

35587

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3087

40316

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15415

37428

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21549

41442

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2266

26979

Los Angeles - View Heights

737

19951

Los Angeles - Watts

16152

37850

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1384

28159

Los Angeles - West Adams

8577

31042

Los Angeles - West Hills

8611

21238

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7291

19372

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20178

37615

Los Angeles - Westchester

8551

16571

Los Angeles - Westlake

16884

28446

Los Angeles - Westwood

9418

17406

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16172

44762

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19214

34015

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12727

25368

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15155

29265

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14272

20971

Unincorporated - Acton

1505

18881

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

778

18711

Unincorporated - Altadena

8216

18835

Unincorporated - Anaverde

320

21220

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

5783

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1427

17880

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14134

33302

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2259

46130

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2186

32266

Unincorporated - Azusa

4917

30880

Unincorporated - Bassett

4761

32132

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

148

13793

Unincorporated - Bradbury

67

62037

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2572

33282

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7060

25964

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

94

13390

Unincorporated - Covina

4750

28242

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3560

27085

Unincorporated - Del Aire

867

19736

Unincorporated - Del Rey

87

27358

Unincorporated - Del Sur

535

22153

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

751

30124

Unincorporated - Duarte

1504

33966

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1188

22449

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47660

38046

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

321

5013

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5050

32989

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1057

19921

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1840

20930

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

203

12222

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26075

40298

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

166

25152

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11557

20665

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

599

23827

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

132

12022

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

517

36615

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2828

14282

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

576

27759

Unincorporated - La Verne*

482

23627

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1241

17551

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

146

21856

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3424

26351

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

337

20511

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6354

28187

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

257

14677

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1184

29445

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1037

29056

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1622

17235

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

847

21824

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

338

28214

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2351

28122

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3969

16513

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

25

11628

Unincorporated - Palmdale

214

25416

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

319

16309

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

296

47819

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

134

6914

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3082

23880

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

917

34461

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

406

34032

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1066

31717

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8628

16910

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6360

31452

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

611

228839

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2725

14634

Unincorporated - Saugus

309

199355

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

622

34652

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1991

22502

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16985

28680

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3977

18969

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1794

29722

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

415

32022

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

303

18275

Unincorporated - Val Verde

827

24992

Unincorporated - Valencia

665

21647

Unincorporated - Valinda

7400

31663

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2395

20584

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6035

37385

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

134

8868

Unincorporated - West Carson

5441

24636

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

540

56723

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3210

32639

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

385

28330

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8127

30184

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

160

12308

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

15137

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

721

19576

Unincorporated - Whittier

725

19160

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13626

39028

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1400

23229

- Under Investigation

67801

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