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File #: 2021-052    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/21/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/2/2021 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Discussion


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COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

During this unprecedented pandemic, the City of Carson has had to adhere to Federal, State and County Executive orders, which initially helped slow the spread of the virus but it did so by shutting down our local businesses and severely impacting our economy. Our residents and businesses were directed by the State to follow stay-at-home orders, with the exception of employees who were determined to have an essential job or for residents to shop for essential needs. For the first time in its incorporated history, the City was not allowed to operate in any capacity outside of health measures dictated by the Federal, State and County governments.
As of the preparation of this report on January 28, 2021, Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported 7,984 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the City of Carson, with 1,091,712 cases within Los Angeles County (which includes cases reported by the Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments). This underreports the actual spread of the virus since those who do not display symptoms or are otherwise mildly impacted have not been tested.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation


DISCUSS and PROVIDE direction.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

Due to the Southern California Region's ICU capacity being less than 15% (currently at 0%), Due to the 4-week ICU capacity projection of 33.3%, Los Angeles County is no longer under the regional Stay At Home Order. Los Angeles County still remains in the most restrictive tier (Purple).
On January 4, 2021, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency issued new directives to ambulance providers to reduce the demand surge currently experienced by overburdened hospitals. One directs ambulances to only administer oxygen to patients with oxygen saturation below 90...

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