By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer
The L.A. city attorney’s office has filed charges against the Hollywood Hills party hosts who violated social-distancing orders.
At today’s press conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom released a new four-tier system for labeling counties’ reopening plans and risk of COVID-19 spread. L.A. County currently falls under the “widespread” risk category, meaning that it sees more than 7 daily new cases per 100,000 people, more than 8 percent positive COVID-19 tests and many nonessential indoor businesses must remain closed. The new system complicates the preexisting reopening plans developed by local county officials. — CBS Los Angeles
USC’s chief health officer reported 147 total coronavirus cases this week. Students are catching the virus from small gatherings, such as study groups and shared meals. — L.A. Times
The L.A. city attorney’s office filed misdemeanor charges against two TikTok stars for hosting large parties in the Hollywood Hills in violation of social-distancing health orders. The penalties include up to a year in jail and $2,000 in fines. — NBC Los Angeles
if ur going on vacation and hanging in groups and going out more than necessary ur a dingbat. i said what i said.
L.A. officials have expanded a program that provides free legal services to families, tenants and small businesses facing COVID-19 hardship. — FOX Los Angeles
A second Metro bus driver has died from COVID-19. There have been 343 coronavirus cases among Metro employees, contractors and vendors, and three deaths total. — NBC Los Angeles
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, pregnant people are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. And while children are capable of catching the virus, very few end up hospitalized. — Arcadia Weekly, L.A. Times
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