By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer
Health experts credit Gov. Gavin Newsom’s overhauled tiered reopening system for the state successfully avoiding the country’s spike in COVID-19 cases. — L.A. Times
CDC's Jay Butler during today's press call says covid cases are surging in 75 percent of the U.S.
adds cases are particularly high in the Midwest, where it's getting colder and people are moving indoors
— Brianna Ehley (@Briannaehley) October 21, 2020
L.A. County has seen a drop in new daily COVID-19 cases, but a technical glitch with “data reporting systems” may be impacting the numbers. — CBS Los Angeles
A homeless shelter in downtown L.A. is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 affecting 15 guests and five staff members. — NBC Los Angeles
The final round of L.A.’s COVID-19 recovery loans for small businesses and nonprofits begins this Monday, Oct. 26. Since the program’s start in July, the fund has selected 5,000 grant recipients. — Arcadia Weekly
Small theme parks can reopen if their county progresses to the orange, or “moderate,” reopening tier. All theme parks in a county can reopen if they have made it to the yellow, “minimal” tier. — KCRA
Pedestrians walk alongside Echo Park Lake while wearing protective face coverings. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.