An uptick in LA’s COVID-19 cases may be the outcome of Labor Day outings

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By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

There’s been a recent uptick in L.A. County’s coronavirus cases over the past four days. Officials say this may reflect increased transmission from Labor Day weekend, or it may be a result of testing centers reopening after temporarily closing due to poor air quality. — KTLA

In proper pandemic fashion, the 2020 Emmys took place as a socially-distant telecast, with winners receiving their awards via mail and some encountering interns in hazmat suits. — NBC News

About 150 people gathered at a Sherman Oaks home for a kid’s party, which was shut down by police for violating social distancing guidelines. — ABC Los Angeles

California has temporarily stopped accepting new unemployment applications. Until the system resumes on Oct. 5, the state will process a backlog of 600,000 applications. — ABC San Diego

Some K-12 schools in L.A. have reopened by rebranding as day camps operated by outside contractors where parents can pay a weekly fee so their child can attend remote classes from within physical classrooms. — L.A. Times

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Families gather at Lake Hollywood Park underneath the Hollywood Sign while wearing protective face coverings. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

This article first appeared on Los Angeleno and is shared with their permission in partnership with the Los Angeles Wave. You can subscribe for news and features from Los Angeleno here.

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