San Pedro, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn directed the LA County Department of Public Health to issue new guidelines that will allow restaurants to sell unprepared food and operate safely during the COVID-19 crisis.
Under the “Safer at Home” Public Health Order, restaurants in LA County have been ordered to stop all dine-in operations to slow the spread of COVID-19. While restaurants can deliver food or do take out, many restaurants have opened their doors as pop-up markets as a way to keep their businesses operating and meet the needs of local residents. However, this week the LA County Department of Public Health has ordered many of these pop-up markets operating in restaurants to close, because they do not have permits under state law to operate as grocery stores.Read more
San Pedro, CA — In an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Los Angeles County will immediately close all beaches to the public, says Supervisor Janice Hahn. An official announcement will be made this afternoon.
“The crowds we saw at our beaches last weekend were unacceptable,” said Supervisor Hahn. “In order to save lives, beaches in LA County will be temporarily closed. I understand that this is a huge sacrifice for everyone who enjoys going to our beaches. But we cannot risk another sunny weekend with crowds at the beach spreading this virus. This closure is temporary and we can always reopen these beaches when it is safe to do so.”Read more
San Pedro, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is urging all residents to follow the new “Safer at Home” Public Health Order going into effect tonight at 11:59pm. New “Safer at Home” requirements include prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people, closing all nonessential retail stores, closing indoor shopping malls, closing all playgrounds, among other measures aimed at enhancing social distancing and slowing the spread of COVID-19.
“I want to thank all of the LA County residents who have been cooperating with the public health orders that have been in effect this week,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This latest order enforces a simple fact: with this disease spreading, you are safer at home. Everyone can still get the food and supplies they need – but by staying at home right now, you are not only keeping yourself as safe as possible, you are helping make it safer for the grocery store workers, healthcare workers, first responders, and transit workers we are depending on to be in public.”Read more
Starting Tuesday March 17th, Team Hahn will work from home. We will remain accessible to our constituents and will continue to get our communities the resources and assistance they need.Read more
San Pedro, CA — At the instruction of Supervisor Janice Hahn, Los Angeles County is exploring purchasing the Little Sisters of the Poor in San Pedro. The home for the elderly poor announced last week that it would seek a new operator after 115 years of operation in LA County.
“I think that the County would be a capable and compassionate operator and would be able to continue the sisters’ mission of providing a safe and comfortable home for people who really have no where else to turn,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn.Read more
Hahn Calls for Investigation into Long Vote Center Wait Times on Election Night, Fixes before November
Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn called for hours-long wait times reported on Election Night at LA County Vote Centers to be investigated and for solutions to be implemented ahead of the November general election.
“The hours-long wait times that many voters experienced on election night are unacceptable,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This new voting system was meant to make the voting process easier and more accessible for voters with opportunities to vote-in-person over 11 days, machines designed for people of all abilities, and multi-lingual ballot marking devices. Some hiccups are to be expected with a new system – but there were widespread reports of problems. We need a full investigation of the challenges that voters faced, and these issues need to be fixed before this November.”Read more
San Pedro, CA— Today, a new 40-bed shelter with 24/7 security, on-site showers, laundry, healthcare specialists, and casework services opened in a formerly vacant Los Angeles County Public Health Clinic in San Pedro. Because the shelter was created out of an existing County facility, the project was able to be completed just 6 weeks after it was first approved by the Board of Supervisors in mid-January. The shelter is now being run and operated by non-profit service provider, Harbor Interfaith.
“We took a vacant County building and turned it into a temporary shelter in 6 weeks,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Now we are handing the reigns over to Harbor Interfaith. They now have 40 beds to use to bring people indoors, get them the services and support they need, and help them to begin to turn their lives around.”Read more
Marina del Rey, CA — Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn joined the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation CEO Bill Allen, officials from AltaSea, and entrepreneurs from new ocean tech companies to announce that the “blue economy” or “ocean economy” would become an official economic sector tracked in LA County.Read more
LA County to Provide Services and Information to Combat Anxiety, Fear and Discrimination Associated with Coronavirus Outbreak
Los Angeles, CA — Today, in response to a request from Supervisor Janice Hahn, the LA County Departments of Mental Health and Public Health are increasing services and outreach to communities impacted by fear, anxiety, and discrimination associated with the Coronavirus outbreak.
The County is distributing a guide for coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak which can be found here in English, as well as Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
Whittier, CA — Today LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced her office would be giving $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier for the renovation of their gymnasium. The money will be used to re-do the flooring, add surround sound and a projector for movies or meetings, install carpet walls to reduce noise, and other cosmetic updates.
“Gyms are some of the most important resources for our kids, giving them safe places to exercise, grow, and play together during and after school,” said Supervisor Hahn. “The Boys & Girls Club gym hasn’t seen an update in over 10 years and it is time it gets some modern renovations that all kids can enjoy for years to come.”Read more