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File #: 2021-196    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/1/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/16/2021 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 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 March 10 2021, Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported 9,296 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the City of Carson, with 1,205,276 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

Southern California's ICU availability is 25.3%. Los Angeles County still remains in the most restrictive tier (Purple).
As the date of this report, 2,415,460 have been vaccinated (at least 1st dose). States are continuing to develop strategies to increase the rate of vaccinations. The following locations are Vaccine Mega Sites for Los Angeles County: Dodger Stadium, Six Flags Magic Mountain, The Great Western Forum and Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN). As of March 1, 2021, all LA County sites offered Phases 1A and 1B.
Vaccine Distribution Center in Carson
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