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For Immediate Release:

May 20, 2022

With Increases in Worksite Outbreaks and Positive Cases, the LA County Public Transit Masking Requirement Is Extended and Employers Are Urged to Use Safety Measures That Protect Workers and Customers - 3,180 New Positive Cases and 10 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As case and test positivity rates and hospitalizations increase in LA County, masking will continue to be required in all public transit and indoor transportation hubs within LA County.

Many residents and workers require public transportation to get to their jobs, secure essential goods and services, and connect with family and friends.

Traveling on public transportation increases a person’s risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 by bringing people in close contact with others, often for prolonged periods, in poorly ventilated spaces.

To reduce this risk, the County’s Health Officer Order continues to require masks to be worn by everyone, 2 years of age and older, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, on public transit and indoor transportation hubs within the county. This includes wearing masks on commuter trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares, airport and bus terminals, train and subway stations, seaport or other indoor port terminals, or any other indoor area that serves as a transportation hub.

Public Health will reassess this masking requirement when either the COVID-19 community transmission level in Los Angeles County decreases to moderate (<50 weekly cases/100,000 people) or within 30 days, whichever occurs first.

Worksite transmission is also increasing in Los Angeles County and employers are urged to use common sense strategies to help keep employees and customers safe.

The early alert metrics continue to document increased transmission at worksites, with 227 worksite cluster reports received between May 11th through noon on May 17th. This is more than 6 times as many clusters we reported for a 7-day period one month ago.

Of these worksite clusters, 42% were reported from the Retail Trade sector alone, including in Building Material, Garden Equipment and Supply Dealers, and Food and Beverage Stores. Manufacturing, the second most frequent sector represented, accounted for 17% of all worksite cluster reports received.

The vaccines continue to offer strong protection against the virus, and vaccination partners may be able to provide vaccination services for your workplace, organization, or special event. 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.

Employers are required to provide all employees at indoor worksites, where masking is optional, with medical grade masks and respirators for voluntary use.

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.

Residents or workers who are a close contact to someone with COVID-19 and have no symptoms are not required to quarantine but must wear a highly protective mask around others, monitor their health for 10 days and get tested 3-5 days after they were last exposed. If they test positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, they don’t need to test unless they get symptoms. If their test result is positive, they must isolate.

Some close contacts must quarantine or be excluded from work if they live or work in select high-risk settings, including emergency shelters and cooling and heating centers; homeless shelters; healthcare settings; long-term care centers; adult and senior care facilities; and local correctional facilities and detention centers.

Some close contacts in other settings may be required to be excluded from work by their employer.

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 email the local Cal/OSHA Enforcement Office that serves the location of the job site.

“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. “As we move into the CDC’s Medium Community Level and see elevated levels of concern among our early alert signals, the task in front of us is similar to work we had to do at other points over the past 2 ½ years: slowing transmission. We know what works- masking, testing, and vaccination, along with systems and policies that support the use of these and other effective safety measures. If each of us takes advantage of the good access to these effective resources, I am hopeful that we can slow transmission again, prevent strain on our healthcare system, and protect each other.”

Today, Public Health reported 10 additional deaths and 3,180 new positive cases today. Of the 10 new deaths reported today, one was between the ages of 50-64, one was between the ages of 65-79, and seven were aged 80 years or older. Of the 10 newly reported deaths, six had underlying health conditions. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,074.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,929,950 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 3.7%.

There are 401 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,957,743 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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For more information:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,929,950

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

2,772,679

-- Long Beach

127,749

-- Pasadena

29,522

Deaths

32,074

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

30,392

-- Long Beach

1,268

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

85153

- 5 to 11

246418

- 12 to 17

240920

- 18 to 29

617653

- 30 to 49

885123

- 50 to 64

458414

- 65 to 79

178940

- over 80

57998

- Under Investigation

2060

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

- Female

1411877

- Male

1283236

- Other

1222

- Under Investigation

76344

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5095

- Asian

176290

- Black

139464

- Hispanic/Latino

1250686

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14042

- White

364863

- Other

307413

- Under Investigation

514826

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

138,333

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3794

- Black

2816

- Hispanic/Latino

15612

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7586

- Other

309

- Under Investigation

90

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4429

21209

City of Alhambra

17764

20483

City of Arcadia

8591

14875

City of Artesia

4281

25490

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

13950

27878

City of Baldwin Park

23252

30288

City of Bell

14071

38729

City of Bell Gardens

14278

33150

City of Bellflower

23742

30542

City of Beverly Hills

8831

25582

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

23572

21993

City of Calabasas

4255

17494

City of Carson

26300

28025

City of Cerritos

8852

17680

City of Claremont

7362

20179

City of Commerce*

4580

35045

City of Compton

33446

33478

City of Covina

14976

30543

City of Cudahy

10137

41636

City of Culver City

7974

20003

City of Diamond Bar

9571

16641

City of Downey

36593

32025

City of Duarte

5332

24219

City of El Monte

33514

28579

City of El Segundo

2989

17807

City of Gardena

16726

27281

City of Glendale

45853

22206

City of Glendora

12092

22917

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4217

28734

City of Hawthorne

23103

26021

City of Hermosa Beach

3527

17931

City of Hidden Hills

279

14762

City of Huntington Park

22310

37506

City of Industry

408

93364

City of Inglewood

30018

26428

City of Irwindale

541

37080

City of La Canada Flintridge

3145

15198

City of La Habra Heights

168

3080

City of La Mirada

10764

21702

City of La Puente

12887

31666

City of La Verne

7248

21778

City of Lakewood

19614

24407

City of Lancaster*

51567

31916

City of Lawndale

8304

24704

City of Lomita

4463

21530

City of Lynwood*

25044

34761

City of Malibu

2259

17429

City of Manhattan Beach

5388

14967

City of Maywood

10694

38126

City of Monrovia

8551

22039

City of Montebello

19563

30389

City of Monterey Park

12073

19391

City of Norwalk

33722

31334

City of Palmdale

53684

33770

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1624

12010

City of Paramount

19140

34165

City of Pico Rivera

21313

33154

City of Pomona

52761

33836

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5234

12244

City of Redondo Beach

10783

15696

City of Rolling Hills

201

10361

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1052

12967

City of Rosemead

11122

20094

City of San Dimas*

8316

24093

City of San Fernando

10622

43158

City of San Gabriel

7885

19253

City of San Marino

1555

11712

City of Santa Clarita

55899

25360

City of Santa Fe Springs

6461

35183

City of Santa Monica

18624

20146

City of Sierra Madre

1623

14769

City of Signal Hill

2943

24947

City of South El Monte

6649

31836

City of South Gate

38828

39558

City of South Pasadena

4360

16735

City of Temple City

6555

17981

City of Torrance

24037

16103

City of Vernon

313

149761

City of Walnut

5099

16701

City of West Covina

30052

27766

City of West Hollywood

8541

23114

City of Westlake Village

297

3553

City of Whittier

24230

27713

Los Angeles

1211660

29957

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2657

32395

Los Angeles - Alsace

3623

29112

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

663

26499

Los Angeles - Arleta

13856

40314

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3709

25290

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7743

24877

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1625

19279

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2533

20224

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3229

24512

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33680

38764

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6102

19712

Los Angeles - Brookside

105

18072

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1892

26569

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20596

31546

Los Angeles - Carthay

3124

21750

Los Angeles - Central

15012

38500

Los Angeles - Century City

2563

20036

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13615

40322

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9755

26321

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1825

19900

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2055

25620

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4170

28654

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3756

24787

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4104

29677

Los Angeles - Crestview

2996

26355

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6323

21122

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12362

44941

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9806

24770

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7551

25783

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3528

24747

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13591

32508

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1431

25053

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2816

27687

Los Angeles - Encino

10994

24338

Los Angeles - Exposition

991

29796

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14823

33001

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

932

25889

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3073

35237

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19677

41473

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8333

26367

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3252

30212

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16606

28537

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8619

40079

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3584

21034

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7244

24919

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12431

28511

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

469

19469

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5254

29132

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15170

39989

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13424

27741

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4378

31565

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16763

24560

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5669

19260

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9408

32963

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2568

31810

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13279

25688

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1283

28142

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12615

29889

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4694

35742

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4419

29006

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10317

31650

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2489

31016

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7029

24800

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1122

35812

Los Angeles - Longwood

1378

32017

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4140

19160

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2463

28854

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

566

18118

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7826

18427

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

722

16560

Los Angeles - Melrose

20884

26879

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3600

23952

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3688

20506

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9619

39873

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6573

27223

Los Angeles - North Hills

20411

33148

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

47472

31351

Los Angeles - Northridge

19831

28412

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3692

17341

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32516

42240

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

695

18071

Los Angeles - Palms

8571

19534

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27543

36602

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2383

17548

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14061

33605

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

436

13642

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2465

22518

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7658

21518

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1572

23963

Los Angeles - Regent Square

673

24209

Los Angeles - Reseda

25238

32940

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1447

31212

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

905

21405

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

20228

25921

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1013

22805

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

20059

22989

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10189

23113

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2420

22841

Los Angeles - South Park

14993

39496

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1558

33988

Los Angeles - Studio City

4991

22242

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19104

36400

Los Angeles - Sunland

5243

25691

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

131

20247

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

34247

41563

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7989

25874

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11301

28623

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2283

23275

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1821

20921

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

367

28101

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

351

18891

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6938

24948

Los Angeles - University Hills

734

21406

Los Angeles - University Park

9591

34932

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8993

29961

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6307

25514

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

31055

33323

Los Angeles - Venice

6996

20646

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6252

36349

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3174

41452

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15695

38108

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21949

42211

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2347

27944

Los Angeles - View Heights

786

21278

Los Angeles - Watts

16458

38567

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1457

29644

Los Angeles - West Adams

8911

32251

Los Angeles - West Hills

9182

22646

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8136

21618

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20685

38560

Los Angeles - Westchester

9515

18439

Los Angeles - Westlake

17389

29297

Los Angeles - Westwood

11478

21213

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16935

46874

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19678

34836

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13344

26598

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15704

30325

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

15327

22521

Unincorporated - Acton

1549

19433

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

794

19096

Unincorporated - Altadena

8671

19878

Unincorporated - Anaverde

332

22016

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

75

6024

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1500

18795

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14469

34091

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2312

47213

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2255

33284

Unincorporated - Azusa

5030

31590

Unincorporated - Bassett

4875

32901

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

150

13979

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2692

34834

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7364

27082

Unincorporated - Cerritos

147

25043

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

103

14672

Unincorporated - Covina

4897

29116

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3671

27929

Unincorporated - Del Aire

931

21193

Unincorporated - Del Rey

97

30503

Unincorporated - Del Sur

548

22692

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

756

30325

Unincorporated - Duarte

1540

34779

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1237

23375

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48619

38812

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

330

5154

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5134

33538

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1111

20939

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1914

21772

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

211

12703

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26593

41099

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

169

25606

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12098

21632

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

616

24503

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

135

12295

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

544

38527

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3041

15358

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

617

29735

Unincorporated - La Verne*

523

25637

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1345

19021

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

151

22605

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3468

26689

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

361

21972

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6494

28808

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

262

14963

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1203

29918

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

279

21511

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1044

29252

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1796

19084

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

892

22984

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

344

28715

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2455

29366

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4251

17686

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

217

25772

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

71

11433

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

326

16667

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

302

48788

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

141

7276

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3158

24469

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

947

35588

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

218

23416

Unincorporated - Rosewood

399

31026

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

417

34954

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1096

32609

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9087

17810

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6472

32006

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

66

3243

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

633

237079

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2978

15993

Unincorporated - Saugus

328

211613

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

91

25562

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

93

20440

Unincorporated - South El Monte

628

34986

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2076

23463

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17494

29540

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

186

23816

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4310

20557

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1822

30186

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

423

32639

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

316

19059

Unincorporated - Val Verde

875

26443

Unincorporated - Valencia

714

23242

Unincorporated - Valinda

7601

32523

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2606

22398

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6181

38289

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

136

9001

Unincorporated - West Carson

5722

25908

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

589

61870

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3268

33228

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

396

29139

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8410

31235

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

174

13385

Unincorporated - Westhills

133

15852

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

734

19929

Unincorporated - Whittier

761

20111

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13888

39779

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1466

24324

- Under Investigation

69338


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