By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer
County health officials are concerned over what appears to be an upward trend in COVID-19 cases. L.A. County’s “R” number, which measures how many additional people contract the virus for every person infected, has risen to 1.02. If R is over 1, the virus’s transmission is increasing over time. — Deadline, KTLA, L.A. Times
Meanwhile, Orange County will allow all K-12 schools to reopen without waivers. The county hasn’t exceeded 7 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people for the past two weeks. — NBC Los Angeles
More than one in four L.A. households struggled with food insecurity over the summer months as a result of COVID-19-induced financial stress, according to USC researchers. — Los Feliz Ledger
The L.A.-founded national restaurant chain restaurant, Sizzler, just declared bankruptcy, following the path of other casual dining chains that are falling victim to long-term COVID-19 closures. — Eater Los Angeles
To best avoid infection, the World Health Organization says to avoid enclosed spaces with poor circulation. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.