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File #: 2021-992    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/29/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, January 04, 2022
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 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 28, 2021, Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported 13,356 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the City of Carson, with 1,632,893 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. DISCUSS and PROVIDE direction.


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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 15,949,672 total vaccine doses have been administered with 6,855,427 individuals fully vaccinated. As of the date of this report, 81.7% of Carson residents 5 years of age and over have received at least one vaccine dose.
On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization designated the variant B.1.1.259 as a variant of concern named Omicron. This variant has several mutations that may have an impact on ease of transmission or the severity of illness it causes. Studies a...

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