New Public Health Guidelines Allow Restaurants to Sell Groceries via Delivery, Takeout, Curbside Pick-up

Supervisor Hahn directed these guidelines be issued after restaurants-turned-markets were shut down by the Public Health Department

San Pedro, CA 
— Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released new guidelines allowing restaurants in LA County to sell groceries as part of their delivery, take-out, and curbside delivery services. Supervisor Janice Hahn and the Board of Supervisors directed the Department of Public Health to issue these guidelines after several restaurants that had reinvented themselves as markets during the COVID-19 crisis had been shut down for operating without a grocery license.

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Hahn Wants New Public Health Guidelines to Help Restaurants Sell Produce, Unprepared Food

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.

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Supervisor Hahn Says LA County Beaches Will Close Temporarily

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.”

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Supervisor Hahn Urges Everyone to Comply With “Safer At Home” Public Health Order

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.”

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Supervisor Hahn Announces All Staff Will Work From Home to Slow Spread of COVID-19

A message from Supervisor Hahn:
In an effort to protect the health of my staff members and do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19, I am joining other offices across LA County in closing our offices to the public.

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.

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Supervisor Hahn Instructs County to Explore Purchasing Little Sisters of the Poor

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.

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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.”

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Temporary Homeless Shelter Opens in Formerly Vacant County Building in San Pedro

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.”

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Supervisor Hahn Announces “Ocean Economy” as Newest Official Economic Sector in LA County

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.

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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.

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