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City of Cerritos COVID-19 update

August 27, 2021

Please note that the following information is current as of press time on August 18. For the most updated City information related to COVID‑19, please visit cerritos.us.

Per the current Los Angeles County Health Officer Order, everyone age 2 and older must wear a face covering when inside any City of Cerritos facility. Signs are posted at all City facilities regarding safety requirements.

County of Los Angeles Public Health reports that COVID-19 transmission increased substantially in July, fueled by the Delta variant. The majority of new cases are being seen in unvaccinated individuals. While vaccinated people are seeing a rise in new COVID-19 diagnoses, they are primarily experiencing their infections as bad colds and not as severe illnesses that bring them to the emergency room.

Anyone age 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. To find a vaccination site near you or make an appointment at vaccination sites, visit: vaccinatelacounty.com or vaccines.gov.

COVID-19 testing continues to be widely available throughout the County. Visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing to make an appointment.

As of press time, the County reported a total of 3,389 cases of COVID-19 in Cerritos and 57 deaths due to COVID-19. There were 76 reported cases of COVID-19 and one death in the unincorporated area of Cerritos. This represents an increase of 237 cases and a decrease of one death in Cerritos since the August issue of “The Cerritos News.” The number of deaths was readjusted following recent data received by the County.

On July 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an online tool to help renters and landlords impacted by the pandemic easily find and apply for payment assistance for rent, utilities and other expenses. The Rental Assistance Finder, available at consumerfinance.gov/renthelp, connects renters and landlords with state and local programs that are distributing billions of dollars in federal assistance nationwide to help renters stay housed during the pandemic.

“Library News”

The September 2021 issue of the “Library News” will not be published. The publication is on hiatus pending the scheduling of upcoming programs and events.

Public Health Resources

For the latest updates on COVID-19, please visit the following websites:

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
publichealth.lacounty.gov

California Department of Health
cdph.ca.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
cdc.gov

World Health Organization
who.int

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