LA residents receive phone alert warning of rising COVID-19 cases

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LA residents received an Amber Alert-style phone notification last night regarding the spread of the coronavirus. It warned of the recent spike in infections and offered information on how to get rapid, free testing. — Deadline

Health officials are encouraging people to avoid attending indoor holiday gatherings. With cooler weather pushing people inside, they anticipate a continued increase of COVID-19 transmission. The state’s infection rate has increased from 2.9% to 4.2% in the past two weeks. — NBC Los AngelesL.A. Times

More than 10% of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus within the past week had attended a gathering of more than 10 people, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti. — ABC Los Angeles

L.A. County is launching a new program to establish workplace compliance councils, which allow for workplace monitors to assist in enforcing health safety measures. — Long Beach Post

Pedestrians walk alongside Echo Park Lake while wearing protective face coverings. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

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