REOPENING PROTOCOLS FOR YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES ARE ANNOUNCED, COUNTY WILL NOT CONSIDER IN-PERSON LEARNING WAIVERS, AND NEW “LEARNING TOGETHER SAFELY”
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
Just In: Reopening Protocols for Youth Sports Leagues
LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a Reopening Protocol for Youth Sports Leagues (link opens in new tab) in LA County today. The recently issued protocol applies to:
- recreational youth sports leagues
- club sports
- travel sports
- and sports sponsored by private & public schools serving students in TK-12 schools
This protocol is not intended for adult sports leagues (including collegiate sports, or amateur adult sports), which must remain closed per the State Health Officer Order. Until further notice, all youth sports activities must also take place outdoors.
Follow @lapublichealth on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see all LA County DPH developments.
ICYMI: County Will Not Consider In-Person Learning Waivers
Last night, LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) announced it will not consider in-person learning waivers for County schools at this time. DPH is adhering to new guidance from the CA Department of Public Health (CADPH) which recommends that Counties with case rates at (or above) 200 cases per 100,000 residents do not extend waivers for the re-opening of classroom instruction for students in grades TK – Grade 6.
Currently, the County’s case rate is 355 per 100,000 residents. LA County understands this is a disappointing announcement. This decision, however, is made to ensure the health and safety of LA County children, school teachers, staff and all of their families.
DPH will reconsider this decision once LA County’s case rate falls to the levels recommended by the State. Read yesterday’s announcement (link opens in new tab) for more details.
Learning Together Safely
To help children get back to school, and parents back to work, LA County will be sharing regular content on resources and support for distance learning. County students, parents, educators, child care providers, or administrators are invited to read and share what you see here to ensure we are all “learning together safely” during the COVID-19 crisis.
Now Available: Updated School Reopening Guide & New Tools
LA County’s Office of Education (LACOE) has been dedicated to providing guidance, expertise and support to the County’s 80 K-12 districts during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure districts have new tools and current information on which to base their planning, LACOE has collaborated with DPH and the LA County Superintendents Task Force to release an updated school reopening guide (link opens in new tab) for the 2020-21 academic year.
Updated guidance includes:
- New requirements for public schools, such as the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (link opens in new tab) and
- An updated framework with five (5) areas for districts to consider: high-quality instruction, health & safety, social-emotional support systems, family & community engagement, and operations
Additionally, school districts can now make use of new multi-lingual tools including the:
- Communications Templates for Schools & Districts (link opens in new tab) (with social graphics, signage for schools when they return, health screening flow charts and examples of messages to parents in Spanish, Chinese and Armenian) and a
- Communications Planning Guide (link opens in new tab)
Jose, a 47-year-old LA County resident (pictured above) was a COVID-19 patient in our hospital system. He’s now recovered and is sharing his experience with you to spread awareness of the importance of masking up, keeping six away from people we don’t live with it, and washing our hands regularly.
People under 50 now represent the majority of the County’s cases of COVID-19. Given this trend, LA County has launched a social media and billboard campaign with the help of COVID-19 survivors. It’s called “The Risk Is Real.”
Click here (link opens in new tab) to view this new campaign, and follow @CountyofLA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to share #TheRiskIsReal with those you hold dear.
Great Plates Delivered… to a Senior Near You
Did you hear? Great Plates Delivered has been extended through September 9th. Through LA County’s meal assistance program, you can help a local senior or business in your community.
Great Plates Delivered offers eligible seniors with three (3) home-delivered meals a day. Seniors over 65, seniors 60-64 years of age who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 or those at high-risk for COVID-19 may qualify. When you help a senior connect to Great Plates Delivered you’re also helping your local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work.
To learn more or apply for this program, click here (link opens in new tab).
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit
View (link opens in new tab) our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.
Access our Social Media Toolkit here (link opens in new tab).
Nearly 68% of recent cases of COVID-19 occurred among people under the age of 50. You may think it can’t happen to you, but the risk is real. Watch stories of survivors at covid19.lacounty.gov/risk (link opens in new tab) #TheRiskIsReal
S Chinese: 在最近的COVID-19病例中，有近68％發生在50歲以下的人群中。您可能認為這不會發生在您身上，但這種風險是真實的。 透過covid19.lacounty.gov/risk觀看倖存者的故事。#TheRiskIsReal
Korean: 최근 COVID-19 사례의 거의 68%가 50세 미만의 사람들에게서 발생했습니다. 당신에게 일어날 일이 없다고 생각할 수도 있지만 위험은 실제입니다. covid19.lacounty.gov/risk에서 생존자의 이야기를 보십시오. #TheRiskIsReal
Spanish: Casi el 68% de los casos recientes de COVID-19 ocurrieron entre personas menores de 50 años. Usted puede pensar que no le puede pasar a usted, pero el riesgo es real. Vea historias de sobrevivientes en covid19.lacounty.gov/risk. #TheRiskIsReal
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
- County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov (link opens in new tab)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov (link opens in new tab)
Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1