Alert South Bay – Key Messages

July 17, 2020

LA County will issue a new Health Officer Order today to adhere to the CA Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) directive that schools in 32 counties on the State’s monitoring list, including LA County, cannot resume in-person learning next month.

The state order allows superintendents to submit school district waiver requests to re-open elementary schools for approval by the local health officer only after review of local epidemiological data and intervention strategies, and in consultation with CDPH. School Districts should work with their parents, unions, and community based stakeholders to determine the specific needs of their community. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback to their local school districts as part of the decision making process.

In order for schools to re-open their campuses, LA County will have to remain off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. At this time, LA County is on the monitoring list because it has a positivity rate of 9 percent and case rate of 307 positive cases per 100,000 residents. LA County’s reopening protocols will be modified later today to reflect the state’s directives. Once available, you can locate reopening protocols here.

HAIR SALONS, BARBERSHOPS & PERSONAL CARE ESTABLISHMENTS CANNOT OPERATE INDOORS OR OUTDOORS

Effective July 13, Governor Newsom ordered the closure of all hair salons, barbershops and personal care establishments (including nails salons, esthetic salons, & electrology offices) within counties on the State’s monitoring list – which regrettably -includes LA County.

Because the State’s Business & Professions Code (Section 7317) requires that all barbering, cosmetology and electrology services be performed in a licensed establishment, LA County hair salons, barbershops and personal care establishments must:
1. Close, and
2. Not offer any services (including outdoor services).

For information on confirmed cases and updated numbers by city, please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/locations.htm.

For more information on how you can protect yourself, please visit Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

On Friday March 13, 2020, the South Bay cities activated a Joint Information Center to help coordinate essential messaging to the community around the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working in coordination with Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, the Area-G Disaster Management Coordinator, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACoDPH) to provide accurate information to our communities. Due to HIPPA laws, patient names, locations, or any personally identifying information known as PII related to possible exposure or confirmation of the COVID-19 virus cannot be disclosed. As such, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will provide updates on confirmed cases in cities.