County health officials said the number of reported workplace outbreaks had increased about five times in just one month – from about nine per week to 44 per week today. Those workplaces include retail, factories, supermarkets and other general workplaces, excluding healthcare and housing facilities, schools and homeless shelters.
The county is defining an outbreak in the dataset as the location where three or more confirmed COVID-19 cases were found in the laboratory.
Our new interactive map, based on district data, shows which communities have the most outbreaks in the workplace. Areas such as Vernon (35 workplace outbreaks), industrial cities (30 workplace outbreaks) and Carson (20 workplace outbreaks) are among the most common outbreaks.
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Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Health Director, referring to the county map, said: “The many red dots you see here should tell us that we have a lot of red dots. There is a problem with the transmission of the COVID-19 virus in workplaces across the county. “
Note: Ferrer’s briefing county map in the video above contains residential amenities that show more than 1,600 outbreaks.Our interactive map focuses on common workplaces such as retailers, manufacturers. And other 544 locations
As of Jan. 13, the county has reported 12,312 people infected with the coronavirus in 544 workplaces who are out of health care and non-residential premises.
Workers who feel their place of work is not doing enough to protect them and comply with county regulations, can call the anonymous tipline: (888) 700-9995.
“Everyone who goes to work every day …. They all deserve the most safety in the workplace,” Ferrer said.
Los Angeles County lists three or more workplaces with reported outbreaks of COVID-19 cases on its website here.
The county also issued hundreds of references to businesses that did not comply with health workers’ orders, including gyms, churches, taverns, beauty salons, bars and restaurants.
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