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For Immediate Release:

March 18, 2022

Workplace Safety Measures Protect Workers and Customers - 723 New Positive Cases and 38 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

A key priority post-surge is to ensure workers have protection from devastating consequences associated with COVID-19 illness by preventing spread at worksites.

Current metrics indicate that businesses and worksites are seeing fewer outbreaks. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total 2,641 workplace outbreaks (excluding healthcare, residential and educational sites). As of March 16, there were 53 active outbreaks, down from the week prior when there were 64 active outbreaks. Further, there were only two new outbreaks for the week ending March 16.

This improvement reflects the lower rate of COVID-19 transmission in the community and a dedicated effort by many businesses and worksites to utilize strategies that protect workers and customers.

As a reminder, employers are required to offer free medical grade masks and respirators (N95, KN95, KF94) to employees working indoors in close contact with other workers, customers, and/or members of the public at all sites where masking indoors is optional. At worksites where masking remains required, employers need to provide employees with free, well-fitting medical masks.

Employers are also obligated to offer testing free of charge during work hours to any employee exposed to COVID-19 at work.

In order to reduce transmission at worksites, employers are required to report any cluster of worksite COVID-19 cases to the Department of Public Health. A cluster is three (3) or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the worksite within a 14-day period. Reports to Public Health should be made as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after reports or knowledge of at least three cases. Worksites can report a cluster to Public Health online or by phone: 1-888-397-3993. If Public Health determines that there is an outbreak at a worksite, employees are required to mask both indoors and outdoors if they can’t be socially distanced from each other, and during an outbreak, employees should be provided with free respirators.

Given the need for employees to take time off if they have COVID-related illness or need to care for someone in their family, public and private employers with 26 or more employees are required by the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, to provide covered employees with up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related paid leave.

To date, most employers have followed public health guidance and implemented measures to protect their workers, customers, and visitors. However, workers concerned about possible COVID-19 or other workplace safety concerns, or that an employer may not be following the County Health Officer Order or other requirements, have several options for filing a complaint. To file a complaint with Public Health, which can be submitted anonymously, workers can call the Environmental Health Customer Call Center at (888) 700-9995 or click on the “Report a Problem” at www.ph.lacounty.gov/eh. To file a complaint with Cal/OSHA about employee safety, workplace safety, or hazardous conditions, workers can call (833) 579-0927 or call or email the local Cal/OSHA Enforcement Office that serves the location of the job site.

“We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “While we are all enjoying having the surge behind us, many front-line workers, with dozens of worksite exposures each day, remain at higher risk and are worried about becoming infected and possibly spreading COVID-19 to others. We ask that everyone continue to layer in, as appropriate, protections for our workforce members who have, throughout the pandemic, taken on personal risk to provide all of us with essential services. I encourage residents to help protect the thousands of front-line workers who are at elevated risk by supporting those businesses who properly protect their workers.”

Today, Public Health reported 38 additional deaths, and 723 new positive cases of COVID-19. Of the 38 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 30-49, eight were between the ages of 50-64, seven were between the ages of 65-79, and 16 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 38 newly reported deaths, 25 had underlying health conditions. Information on the five deaths reported by the City of Long Beach is available at www.LongBeach.gov. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,443.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,820,159 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Note that 2,051 additional cases have been added to the cumulative total of positive cases due to a backlog of cases from the surge. Today’s positivity rate is 0.7%.

There are 471 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,587,700 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov including:

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,820,159

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)*

2,667,082

-- Long Beach

125,134

-- Pasadena

27,943

Deaths

31,443

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

29,778

-- Long Beach

1,257

-- Pasadena

408

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- 0 to 4

81983

- 5 to 11

237569

- 12 to 17

231935

- 18 to 29

593695

- 30 to 49

850246

- 50 to 64

441554

- 65 to 79

171382

- over 80

55813

- Under Investigation

2905

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Female

1356069

- Male

1236226

- Other

1006

- Under Investigation

73781

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4908

- Asian

162715

- Black

133674

- Hispanic/Latino

1222133

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13575

- White

341393

- Other

294136

- Under Investigation

494548

Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Hospitalized (Ever)

135,481

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3725

- Black

2750

- Hispanic/Latino

15348

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

110

- White

7371

- Other

306

- Under Investigation

95

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4114

19700

City of Alhambra

16625

19170

City of Arcadia

7914

13703

City of Artesia

4128

24579

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13643

27264

City of Baldwin Park

22749

29633

City of Bell

13771

37903

City of Bell Gardens

14079

32688

City of Bellflower

23145

29774

City of Beverly Hills

8199

23751

City of Bradbury

65

6080

City of Burbank

22015

20540

City of Calabasas

3902

16042

City of Carson

25245

26900

City of Cerritos

8286

16550

City of Claremont

6259

17155

City of Commerce*

4490

34356

City of Compton

32915

32947

City of Covina

14587

29750

City of Cudahy

9940

40826

City of Culver City

7267

18229

City of Diamond Bar

9026

15693

City of Downey

35651

31201

City of Duarte

5129

23297

City of El Monte

32739

27918

City of El Segundo

2745

16353

City of Gardena

16113

26281

City of Glendale

43993

21305

City of Glendora

11681

22138

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4157

28325

City of Hawthorne

22402

25231

City of Hermosa Beach

3252

16533

City of Hidden Hills

257

13598

City of Huntington Park

21869

36765

City of Industry

383

87643

City of Inglewood

29115

25633

City of Irwindale

535

36669

City of La Canada Flintridge

2814

13599

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10344

20855

City of La Puente

12617

31002

City of La Verne

7003

21041

City of Lakewood

18804

23399

City of Lancaster*

50442

31220

City of Lawndale

8023

23868

City of Lomita

4242

20464

City of Lynwood*

24577

34112

City of Malibu

2055

15855

City of Manhattan Beach

4854

13484

City of Maywood

10428

37178

City of Monrovia

8179

21080

City of Montebello

19100

29670

City of Monterey Park

11309

18164

City of Norwalk

33028

30689

City of Palmdale

52683

33141

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1486

10989

City of Paramount

18754

33476

City of Pico Rivera

20844

32425

City of Pomona

51172

32817

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4805

11241

City of Redondo Beach

9831

14311

City of Rolling Hills

186

9588

City of Rolling Hills Estates

974

12005

City of Rosemead

10628

19201

City of San Dimas*

7970

23091

City of San Fernando

10379

42170

City of San Gabriel

7423

18125

City of San Marino

1398

10529

City of Santa Clarita

53543

24291

City of Santa Fe Springs

6302

34317

City of Santa Monica

16690

18054

City of Sierra Madre

1504

13686

City of Signal Hill

2817

23879

City of South El Monte

6526

31247

City of South Gate

38144

38861

City of South Pasadena

3942

15131

City of Temple City

6110

16760

City of Torrance

22468

15052

City of Vernon

307

146890

City of Walnut

4787

15679

City of West Covina

29037

26828

City of West Hollywood

7828

21185

City of Westlake Village

270

3230

City of Whittier

23398

26761

Los Angeles

1161417

28715

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2585

31517

Los Angeles - Alsace

3515

28244

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

619

24740

Los Angeles - Arleta

13576

39500

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3492

23810

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7385

23727

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1447

17167

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2313

18467

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2973

22569

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33104

38101

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5404

17458

Los Angeles - Brookside

93

16007

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1807

25376

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19966

30581

Los Angeles - Carthay

2852

19857

Los Angeles - Central

14802

37962

Los Angeles - Century City

2282

17839

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13432

39780

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9227

24897

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1598

17424

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1959

24423

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4006

27527

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3601

23764

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3927

28397

Los Angeles - Crestview

2819

24798

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5885

19659

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11601

42175

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8929

22554

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7249

24752

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3285

23043

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13166

31492

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1352

23669

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2695

26497

Los Angeles - Encino

10140

22448

Los Angeles - Exposition

965

29014

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14228

31676

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

878

24389

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3009

34503

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19376

40839

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7915

25044

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3170

29450

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15858

27252

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8474

39405

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3293

19326

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6932

23846

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12057

27654

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

453

18804

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5104

28301

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14875

39212

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12807

26466

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4229

30490

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15755

23083

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5123

17405

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9159

32091

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2463

30509

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12796

24754

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1227

26914

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12123

28723

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4564

34752

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4208

27621

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9990

30647

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2391

29794

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6745

23798

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1072

34216

Los Angeles - Longwood

1308

30390

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3684

17049

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2371

27776

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

494

15813

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7113

16748

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

640

14679

Los Angeles - Melrose

19787

25467

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3368

22409

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3336

18549

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9341

38721

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6288

26043

Los Angeles - North Hills

19869

32268

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45758

30219

Los Angeles - Northridge

18874

27041

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3208

15067

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31921

41467

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

598

15549

Los Angeles - Palms

7769

17706

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26895

35741

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2200

16200

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13742

32843

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

399

12484

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2199

20088

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7081

19897

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1377

20991

Los Angeles - Regent Square

633

22770

Los Angeles - Reseda

24430

31886

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1397

30134

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

848

20057

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19384

24839

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

964

21702

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18415

21105

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9357

21226

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2252

21255

Los Angeles - South Park

14780

38935

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1523

33224

Los Angeles - Studio City

4494

20027

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18669

35572

Los Angeles - Sunland

5042

24706

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

111

17156

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33305

40420

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7575

24534

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10884

27567

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2164

22061

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1657

19037

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

359

27489

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

317

17061

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6664

23963

Los Angeles - University Hills

702

20472

Los Angeles - University Park

8844

32212

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8681

28921

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5858

23697

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30269

32480

Los Angeles - Venice

6408

18911

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6141

35703

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3100

40486

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15461

37539

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21643

41623

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2279

27134

Los Angeles - View Heights

738

19978

Los Angeles - Watts

16181

37918

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1392

28321

Los Angeles - West Adams

8634

31249

Los Angeles - West Hills

8637

21302

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7326

19465

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20262

37771

Los Angeles - Westchester

8584

16635

Los Angeles - Westlake

16989

28623

Los Angeles - Westwood

9486

17531

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16247

44969

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19253

34084

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12824

25561

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15181

29315

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14335

21064

Unincorporated - Acton

1512

18969

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

778

18711

Unincorporated - Altadena

8257

18929

Unincorporated - Anaverde

322

21353

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

5783

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1433

17955

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14160

33363

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2264

46232

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2194

32384

Unincorporated - Azusa

4935

30993

Unincorporated - Bassett

4767

32173

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

148

13793

Unincorporated - Bradbury

70

64815

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2579

33372

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7070

26001

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

98

13960

Unincorporated - Covina

4757

28283

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3567

27138

Unincorporated - Del Aire

868

19759

Unincorporated - Del Rey

88

27673

Unincorporated - Del Sur

536

22195

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

752

30164

Unincorporated - Duarte

1509

34079

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1195

22581

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47738

38108

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

324

5060

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5068

33107

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1062

20015

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1845

20987

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

203

12222

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26130

40383

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

166

25152

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11597

20736

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

600

23866

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

132

12022

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

517

36615

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2838

14333

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

580

27952

Unincorporated - La Verne*

492

24118

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1245

17607

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

146

21856

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3426

26366

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

338

20572

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6384

28320

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1184

29445

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1038

29084

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1630

17320

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

856

22056

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

338

28214

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2354

28158

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3986

16583

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

25

11628

Unincorporated - Palmdale

213

25297

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

319

16309

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

296

47819

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

138

7121

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3085

23904

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

919

34536

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

406

34032

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1069

31806

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8657

16967

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6373

31517

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

613

229588

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2735

14688

Unincorporated - Saugus

309

199355

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

623

34708

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2000

22604

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17060

28807

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3987

19017

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1795

29738

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

423

32639

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

304

18335

Unincorporated - Val Verde

828

25023

Unincorporated - Valencia

665

21647

Unincorporated - Valinda

7430

31792

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2408

20696

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6051

37484

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

134

8868

Unincorporated - West Carson

5462

24731

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

540

56723

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3211

32649

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

385

28330

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8167

30332

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

162

12462

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

15137

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

721

19576

Unincorporated - Whittier

728

19239

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13663

39134

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1406

23328

- Under Investigation

67915





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