California’s COVID-19 rate at lowest level since March

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By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

California’s positive test rate is 3.5%, the lowest it’s been since March. Out of caution regarding a post-Labor Day spike, L.A. County will not authorize further business reopenings until at least the end of September. — L.A. TimesCBS Los Angeles

To avoid the coronavirus, pregnant mothers are turning to midwives to facilitate at-home births — a practice historically led by Black women. — L.A. Times

Today, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to distribute an additional $130 in federal coronavirus relief funding. If passed, $50 million will fund food programs, $30 million will support community health outreach, $23 million will help the homeless and $10 million will go to small businesses. — Press-Telegram

A 117-year-old magic shop in Azusa, Owen’s Magic Supreme, is closing down. — ABC Los Angeles

Although all 80 L.A. County school districts remain closed, when students do return, they will be required to present a negative coronavirus test for admission. The district is also creating a website that tracks the number of positive cases broken down by grade and student cohort. — L.A. Times

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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. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

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