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An education worker receives a vaccination at a mass vaccination site in a parking lot at Hollywood Park adjacent to SoFi stadium during the Covid-19 pandemic on March 1, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Effort Expands to Teachers, Other Workers

The pool of residents eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations vastly expanded in Los Angeles County today, with teachers and other essential workers added to the list of those who qualify for vaccines.
Students at Manchester Ave. Elementary School have virtual meet and greet with teacher
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State Deal Encourages School Reopening by April; but Local Resistance Looms

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced a multibillion-dollar deal today aimed at enticing schools to resume in-person instruction for young students by April 1, but it's unlikely L.A. Unified will meet that date.
The City of L.A. is staging a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic in Chinatown for senior citizens, in an attempt to improve access to the vaccine among vulnerable populations.
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Long-Awaited COVID-19 Vaccine Access Expanding in L.A. County Monday

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort will expand vastly Monday, but health officials said today those workers will have to be patient as vaccine supplies remain limited and staff are trained to ensure only eligible people receive shots.
A keychain hangs from a lock on a doorknob.
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Landlords Can Sign Up for Rent-Guaranteed Program to House Homeless Angelenos During the Pandemic and Beyond

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority today urged property owners to sign up for a program that matches landlords with people experiencing homelessness, with rent guaranteed by the government.
Close up of a new parent's hand holding a baby's hand.
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Partly Due to COVID-19, L.A. City Council Gives City Employees Paid Parental Leave

The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance to provide paid parental leave to all civilian city employees, though it's not a permanent change.
Medical workers load syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to be administered by nurses at a vaccination site at Kedren Community Health Center, in South Central Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2021.
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Vaccines Heading to L.A. Held Up by Winter Storms; Appointments Postponed

Los Angeles' city-run vaccination sites will be closed today and all appointments rescheduled due to supply delays caused by winter storms throughout the nation.
A padlock keeps the campus of Venice High School shuttered in Venice on July 13, 2020.
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New Vaccination Site Brings LAUSD Closer to the Classroom, but Teachers Insist It’s Too Soon

As LAUSD opens its first school-based COVID-19 vaccination center and the rate of infections drops, schools could soon be resuming in-person classes, but many campuses will likely remain closed as teachers wait to get vaccinated.
Students follow along remotely with their regular school teacher's online live lesson from separated by plastic barriers at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center on September 10, 2020 in Culver City, California
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New Interactive Map Shows School Reopenings Across California, but Many Angelenos Say It's Too Soon to Reopen

With debate continuing to rage about reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, California health officials today released an interactive map that allows people to track the status of campus reopenings.
Registered nurse Emily Enos attempts to extract an extra dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine outside the Los Angeles Mission located in the Skid Row community on February 10, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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State to Expand COVID Vaccines to Those with High-Risk Health Conditions

State health officials said today that as of March 15, shots can be administered to people 16 and older suffering from medical conditions or developmental disabilities making them susceptible to severe illness or death from the virus.
Trish Tanenbaum receives her first COVID-19 vaccination at Dodger Stadium on January 30, 2021.
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Shortage to Close L.A. City Vaccine Super Sites

The mayor lamented the closure as an “enormous hurdle.” But vaccinations aren't completely stopping.
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