LA City Council allocates $50M to pay for self-quarantining

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

Health officials are cautioning against Labor Day gatherings with non-household members in order to avoid a spike similar to the ones that occured after Memorial Day and July 4. — Santa Monica Mirror

The L.A. City Council voted today to approve the use of $50 million in CARES Act funding to give all workers two weeks of pay for self-quarantining, regardless of employment or immigration status. — NBC Los Angeles

There has been a 14% decline in kindergartener enrollment in L.A. public schools, a potential side effect of the difficulties families are facing with the transition to online learning. — The Bakersfield Californian

The Los Angeles Department of Aging and Element is launching an “End Loneliness Initiative” to combat social isolation and negative mental health effects on older Angelenos. — KCET

County health officials gathered today to discuss ways to reopen local businesses. While the state’s new reopening plan allows for some businesses to resume indoor operations, L.A. County’s restrictions on reopening currently supersedes that allowance. — ABC Los Angeles

Local community leaders and workers’ unions organized a COVID-19 vigil in Downtown L.A., displaying photos of some of the 5,700 L.A. County residents who have died from the virus. — KTLA

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Pedestrians in downtown Los Angeles walk in front of closed storefronts. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.