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LA County residents can get tested for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti made an important announcement today in which he said that all the residents of Los Angeles, even if they do not have symptoms, can go and get themselves tested for COVID-19 at no cost. He added that LA would be the first major city in the US to offer wide-scale testing to all the residents with or without the symptoms.
He also added that those who have symptoms would be the first priority. The mayor said this policy would start tonight. It will help determine who is safe to go back to work when the economy begins to gradually reopen.
COVID-19 retreating in Bay Area, advancing LA.
COVID-19 outbreak is behaving differently in various parts of the state that is making reopening California complicated for the authorities. The number of cases has been going down in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, Southern California has been reporting an increase in the pace of new cases.
Los Angeles is the epicenter for the state of California for COVID-19 spread. The County has recorded more than 1,000 deaths. The rate of death per 100,000 people is 9.9 that is 69% higher than the next-hardest-hit urban county, Riverside, and 80% higher than the hotbed of the crisis in the Bay Area, Santa Clara County, according to a Times analysis of coronavirus data.
Stay-at-home orders to be eased by LA County by may.
The officials of Los Angeles County have passed a motion on Tuesday to develop a plan that will take the case of easing down the stay-at-home order. The strict social distancing rules will also be relaxed. The current orders are set to expire on 15th May. Public Health Department Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement on Tuesday that there were no plans to extend the orders further.
However, as the deadline is approaching, the officials are reevaluating what is best for the county. More than 20,000 in the county of 10 million have tested positive for the virus, and nearly 950 have died. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion Tuesday to establish an action plan to work with local businesses, labor partners, and community leaders to lift restrictions.