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File #: 2021-277    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/1/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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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 April 14, 2021, Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported 9,542 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the City of Carson, with 1,226,596 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 any further direction.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

Southern California's ICU availability is 33.3%. As of Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the State of California moved to the Orange tier and Los Angeles County aligned to Orange tier protocols on Monday, April 5, 2021.
As the date of this report, Los Angeles County has reported 4,913,321 total vaccines doses have been administered with 1,746,103 second doses. In the City of Carson, 41.8% of residents 18 and over have received at least one vaccine dose.
Vaccine Distribution Sites in Carson
On February 15, 2021 through February 19, 2021, Dignity Health operated a vaccination...

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