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File #: 2021-871    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/4/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Consent


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 helped slow the spread of the virus but did so by shutting down local businesses and severely impacting our economy. Carson's residents and businesses were directed by the State to follow stay-at-home orders, except 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 December 1, 2021, Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported 12,488 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the City of Carson, with 1,526,272 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 may have not been tested and therefore not counted among the reported cases.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation


1. RECEIVE and FILE.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

As of the date of this report, Los Angeles County has reported that 13,376,297 total vaccine doses have been administered with 7,083,418 individuals completing vaccination. As of the date of this report, 83.0% of Carson residents 12 years of age and over have received at least one vaccine dose.
On September 9, 2021 President Biden, acting through a combination of executive orders and new federal rules, required that private-sector businesses with 100 or more employees will have to require vaccination, or mandatory weekly testing, after the Occupational Sa...

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