Public health department pushes for stricter restrictions as LA reaches ‘most alarming metrics’ yet

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By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

The L.A. County public health department is urging people to cancel their Thanksgiving plans — even if they’re small. Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer described the current surge data as “the most alarming metrics we have ever seen.” — CBS Los Angeles

Restaurant workers are losing their jobs as owners undergo a new round of layoffs following dining restrictions and closures. — KTLA

Approximately 200 inmates at a downtown L.A. prison have caught the virus due to a major outbreak within the facility. — Forbes

The L.A. Marathon has been rescheduled to May 2021. — Press-Telegram

Despite moving into a more restrictive reopening tier, San Francisco will keep outdoor dining open during the COVID-19 surge. — L.A. Times

A player on USC’s football team has tested positive for the coronavirus. — L.A. Times

An unexpected side effect of the pandemic: Rats have become more aggressive in how they scrounge for food. — KCRW


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Masked pedestrians wait at a bus stop in Koreatown. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

This article first appeared on Los Angeleno and is shared with their permission in partnership with the Los Angeles Wave. You can subscribe for news and features from Los Angeleno here.

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