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For Immediate Release:

May 02, 2022

Workplaces Encouraged to Use Common Sense Strategies to Keep Employees and Customers Safe - 5,920 New Positive Cases and 13 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County Since Saturday

With increased transmission in LA County and new variants of concern, workplaces are encouraged to use commons sense strategies to keep employees and customers safe.

Employers can improve workplace safety by connecting employees to testing, vaccinations, and therapeutics; screening to prevent those who are symptomatic from entering; providing staff working indoors in contact with others with well-fitting respirator masks; communicating policies on isolation and quarantine and notifications of exposures; improving ventilation; and reporting all clusters of three or more cases immediately to Public Health.

As a reminder, employers are required to offer free medical grade masks and respirators (N95, KN95, KF94) to employees working indoors in close contact with other workers, customers, and/or members of the public at all sites where masking indoors is optional. At worksites where masking remains required, employers need to provide employees with free, well-fitting medical masks.

Employers are also obligated to offer testing free of charge during work hours to any employee exposed to COVID-19 at work.

Implementation of these safety measures can reduce the number of outbreaks at worksites, which are now increasing. For the week ending April 28, there were 30 active outbreaks across non-healthcare, non-residential, non-educational worksites. One month ago, for the week ending March 31, there were 10 active worksite outbreaks.

During the month of April, there were 42 new outbreaks across non-healthcare, non-residential, non-educational worksites. The highest number of new outbreaks (10) this month was reported by the information sector (which includes the motion picture and sound recording industries; data processing, hosting and related services; and broadcasting). The manufacturing sector (non-food) reported five new outbreaks, followed by the real estate and rental and leasing, accommodation and food service, and food and beverage store sectors that each had three new outbreaks in April.

In order to reduce transmission at worksites, employers are required to report any cluster of worksite COVID-19 cases to the Department of Public Health. A cluster is three or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the worksite within a 14-day period. Reports to Public Health should be made as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after reports or knowledge of at least three cases. Worksites can report a cluster to Public Health online or by phone: 1-888-397-3993. If Public Health determines that there is an outbreak at a worksite, employees are required to mask both indoors and, if they can’t be socially distanced, outdoors as well.

Workers concerned about possible COVID-19 violations or other workplace safety concerns have several options for filing a complaint. To file a complaint with Public Health, which can be submitted anonymously, workers can call the Environmental Health Customer Call Center at (888) 700-9995 or click on the “Report a Problem” at www.ph.lacounty.gov/eh. To file a complaint with Cal/OSHA about employee safety, workplace safety, or hazardous conditions, workers can call (833) 579-0927 or call or email the local Cal/OSHA Enforcement Office that serves the location of the job site.

Mobile vaccination teams can be booked by employers, organizations and those hosting special events. These mobile units offer vaccines and boosters to employees and customers and can be arranged by filling out this form or finding a provider at http://ph.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/providerfinder/ and contacting them directly.

Workers who test positive may be eligible for therapeutics and are encouraged to talk to their doctor to learn more. Workers that do not have access to a clinical provider can call the COVID-19 Medication Telehealth Service, which can help assess their eligibility for these treatments and, if eligible, arranges for them to receive the medication. Individuals who are determined by our Telehealth provider to be eligible for oral antivirals can choose to be referred to their provider or a Test to Treat site to receive the medications; or they can have a prescription sent to a nearby pharmacy; or have the medication shipped to them overnight at no charge.

Workers who think that they may be a candidate for therapeutics or have questions can call (833) 540-0473 or visit http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicines or http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicamentos. Public Health staff is available seven days a week from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm.

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “While relieved that the latest increases in cases are not yet accompanied by corresponding increases in hospitalizations, the higher rate of infection we are experiencing causes substantial disruption and leads to a vicious cycle of more transmission is worrisome. With high transmission comes the risk of breeding new variants of concern, the possibility of more people experiencing long COVID, and increased risk among those more vulnerable to severe illness should they become infected. Curtailing outbreaks at worksites can help slow down transmission back in the communities and we thank those employers that continue to have in place safety measures that keep employees and customers as safe as possible. Let’s also each do our best to reduce the risk of getting infected by getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing a well-fitting medical mask or respirator indoors, staying home if sick getting tested if we have symptoms or have been exposed, and following isolation and quarantine rules to avoid spreading the virus.”

Today, Public Health reported 13 additional deaths and 2,728 new cases Saturday, 1,824 new cases Sunday and 1,368 new positive cases today. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Of the 13 new deaths reported today, six were between the ages of 50-64, two were between the ages of 65-79, and five were aged 80 years or older. Of the 13 newly reported deaths, 12 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,970

Public Health has reported a total of 2,877,960 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.6%.

There are 225 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,862,200 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:

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

For more information:

Cases through 12:00pm 5/01/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,877,960

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

2,723,036

-- Long Beach

126,156

-- Pasadena

28,768

Deaths

31,970

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

30,291

-- Long Beach

1,265

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

83681

- 5 to 11

241984

- 12 to 17

236205

- 18 to 29

607168

- 30 to 49

868941

- 50 to 64

450514

- 65 to 79

175465

- over 80

57040

- Under Investigation

2038

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

- Female

1385632

- Male

1261083

- Other

1183

- Under Investigation

75138

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5006

- Asian

170000

- Black

136844

- Hispanic/Latino

1236974

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13767

- White

354292

- Other

301672

- Under Investigation

504481

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

137,328

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3782

- Black

2807

- Hispanic/Latino

15574

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7547

- Other

307

- Under Investigation

90

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4287

20529

City of Alhambra

17264

19907

City of Arcadia

8289

14352

City of Artesia

4217

25109

City of Avalon

63

1628

City of Azusa

13806

27590

City of Baldwin Park

22995

29953

City of Bell

13926

38330

City of Bell Gardens

14205

32980

City of Bellflower

23449

30165

City of Beverly Hills

8580

24855

City of Bradbury

66

6174

City of Burbank

22776

21250

City of Calabasas

4101

16861

City of Carson

25810

27503

City of Cerritos

8589

17155

City of Claremont

7176

19669

City of Commerce*

4527

34639

City of Compton

33221

33253

City of Covina

14788

30160

City of Cudahy

10065

41340

City of Culver City

7654

19200

City of Diamond Bar

9310

16187

City of Downey

36201

31682

City of Duarte

5218

23701

City of El Monte

33232

28338

City of El Segundo

2869

17092

City of Gardena

16389

26731

City of Glendale

44979

21782

City of Glendora

11914

22580

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4192

28564

City of Hawthorne

22782

25659

City of Hermosa Beach

3398

17275

City of Hidden Hills

271

14339

City of Huntington Park

22138

37217

City of Industry

405

92677

City of Inglewood

29597

26058

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

2973

14367

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10557

21285

City of La Puente

12761

31356

City of La Verne

7134

21435

City of Lakewood

19192

23882

City of Lancaster*

51134

31648

City of Lawndale

8183

24344

City of Lomita

4368

21072

City of Lynwood*

24881

34534

City of Malibu

2171

16750

City of Manhattan Beach

5145

14292

City of Maywood

10601

37795

City of Monrovia

8376

21588

City of Montebello

19337

30038

City of Monterey Park

11753

18877

City of Norwalk

33356

30994

City of Palmdale

53237

33489

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1558

11522

City of Paramount

18998

33911

City of Pico Rivera

21062

32764

City of Pomona

52267

33519

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5031

11769

City of Redondo Beach

10317

15018

City of Rolling Hills

194

10000

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1022

12597

City of Rosemead

10940

19765

City of San Dimas*

8145

23598

City of San Fernando

10499

42658

City of San Gabriel

7711

18828

City of San Marino

1486

11192

City of Santa Clarita

54655

24795

City of Santa Fe Springs

6393

34813

City of Santa Monica

17774

19226

City of Sierra Madre

1567

14260

City of Signal Hill

2876

24379

City of South El Monte

6598

31592

City of South Gate

38547

39272

City of South Pasadena

4156

15952

City of Temple City

6352

17424

City of Torrance

23312

15618

City of Vernon

311

148804

City of Walnut

4966

16265

City of West Covina

29517

27271

City of West Hollywood

8252

22332

City of Westlake Village

283

3385

City of Whittier

23893

27328

Los Angeles

1187765

29367

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2628

32041

Los Angeles - Alsace

3571

28694

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

644

25739

Los Angeles - Arleta

13703

39869

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3607

24594

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7590

24386

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1538

18247

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2443

19505

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3128

23746

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33410

38454

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5771

18643

Los Angeles - Brookside

99

17040

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1854

26036

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20281

31063

Los Angeles - Carthay

2997

20866

Los Angeles - Central

14920

38264

Los Angeles - Century City

2457

19207

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13520

40040

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9425

25431

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1721

18766

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2015

25122

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4098

28159

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3687

24332

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4029

29134

Los Angeles - Crestview

2918

25669

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6113

20420

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12108

44018

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9447

23863

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7425

25353

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3419

23983

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13376

31994

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1390

24335

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2749

27028

Los Angeles - Encino

10583

23428

Los Angeles - Exposition

978

29405

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14594

32491

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

913

25361

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3047

34939

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19556

41218

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8135

25740

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3214

29859

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16217

27869

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8556

39786

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3462

20318

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7098

24417

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12247

28089

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

461

19137

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5182

28733

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15040

39647

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13150

27174

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4304

31031

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16356

23963

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5410

18380

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9298

32578

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2522

31240

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13087

25317

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1254

27506

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12370

29309

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4625

35217

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4324

28382

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10170

31199

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2451

30542

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6918

24408

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1110

35429

Los Angeles - Longwood

1354

31459

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3953

18294

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2412

28257

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

536

17157

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7513

17690

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

693

15894

Los Angeles - Melrose

20385

26237

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3506

23327

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3542

19694

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9478

39289

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6445

26693

Los Angeles - North Hills

20152

32728

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46682

30829

Los Angeles - Northridge

19342

27712

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3466

16279

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32186

41811

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

636

16537

Los Angeles - Palms

8233

18764

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27216

36167

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2309

17003

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13927

33285

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

422

13204

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2343

21403

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7378

20732

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1486

22652

Los Angeles - Regent Square

652

23453

Los Angeles - Reseda

24831

32409

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1422

30673

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

879

20790

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19809

25384

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

988

22242

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19302

22122

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9840

22322

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2349

22171

Los Angeles - South Park

14912

39282

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1540

33595

Los Angeles - Studio City

4780

21301

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18878

35970

Los Angeles - Sunland

5140

25186

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

118

18238

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33719

40922

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7766

25152

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11136

28205

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2229

22724

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1745

20048

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

363

27795

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

329

17707

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6804

24466

Los Angeles - University Hills

722

21056

Los Angeles - University Park

9312

33916

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8825

29401

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6107

24705

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30692

32933

Los Angeles - Venice

6751

19923

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6198

36035

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3144

41060

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15605

37889

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21855

42030

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2322

27646

Los Angeles - View Heights

763

20655

Los Angeles - Watts

16328

38262

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1426

29013

Los Angeles - West Adams

8802

31857

Los Angeles - West Hills

8897

21944

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7792

20704

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20497

38209

Los Angeles - Westchester

9047

17532

Los Angeles - Westlake

17245

29054

Los Angeles - Westwood

10542

19483

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16341

45230

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19496

34514

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13129

26169

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15415

29767

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14827

21787

Unincorporated - Acton

1526

19144

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

785

18879

Unincorporated - Altadena

8488

19459

Unincorporated - Anaverde

325

21552

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

74

5944

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1468

18394

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14320

33740

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2290

46763

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2221

32782

Unincorporated - Azusa

4977

31257

Unincorporated - Bassett

4812

32476

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2643

34200

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7588

27906

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

100

14245

Unincorporated - Covina

4830

28718

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3617

27518

Unincorporated - Del Aire

904

20578

Unincorporated - Del Rey

95

29874

Unincorporated - Del Sur

543

22484

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

754

30245

Unincorporated - Duarte

1529

34530

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1216

22978

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48192

38471

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

327

5107

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5112

33394

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1078

20317

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1891

21511

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

208

12523

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26403

40805

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

25303

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11859

21205

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

607

24145

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

134

12204

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

536

37960

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2945

14873

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

607

29253

Unincorporated - La Verne*

504

24706

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1296

18328

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

149

22305

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3454

26581

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

345

20998

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6438

28560

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1198

29794

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

278

21434

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1042

29196

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1719

18266

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

881

22700

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

342

28548

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2409

28816

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4139

17220

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

216

25653

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

322

16462

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

297

47981

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

141

7276

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3122

24190

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

941

35363

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

216

23201

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

415

34786

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1078

32074

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8870

17385

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

35

4079

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6426

31779

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

66

3243

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

616

230712

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2875

15440

Unincorporated - Saugus

320

206452

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

90

25281

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

625

34819

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2044

23101

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17312

29232

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4129

19694

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1815

30070

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

421

32485

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

311

18758

Unincorporated - Val Verde

860

25990

Unincorporated - Valencia

688

22396

Unincorporated - Valinda

7510

32134

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2512

21590

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6125

37942

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5601

25360

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

576

60504

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3237

32913

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

392

28845

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8297

30815

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

172

13231

Unincorporated - Westhills

131

15614

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

730

19821

Unincorporated - Whittier

744

19662

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13789

39495

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1431

23743

- Under Investigation

66938

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