Compiled by Christina Campodonico
Cases reported and deaths per neighborhood starting Tuesday 29 September
Culver City: 386 (29 deaths); Del Rey: 354 (10 died); El Segundo: 131 (Dead 1); Marina del Rey: 71 (Deaths 1); Mar Vista: 321 (6 deaths); Playa Vista: 141 (0 deaths); Playa del Rey: 28 (Deaths 0); Santa Monica: 879 (41 deaths); Venice: 293 (Dead 3); Westchester: 422 (15 deaths) Total Westside cases: 3,026 Total Westside deaths: 106 Total confirmed cases in LA County: 269,284 Total deaths in LA County: 6,551 Total new cases as of September 1: 905 Total new deaths: 39 Hospitalizations: 714 Postivity rate (7-day average): 3%
(Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)
• On Tuesday (Sept. 29), the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in a 3-2 vote decided to allow the county’s casino gambling halls, breweries and wineries to reopen outdoors next week on basis of state guidelines. Breweries and wineries will be required to partner with third party food suppliers, book initially and operate at limited capacity. Game table players should always wear face masks and may not eat or drink at the tables. Supervisor Janice Hahn, whose district includes Marina del Rey, filed the motion: “It was important to me that we started discussing[s] in an open session, “Hahn told the Los Angeles Daily News. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district includes Venice, voted against the motion.” The decision on wineries and breweries was made against the guidance of our director of public health, “Kuehl said in a statement.” I voted no because I honestly don’t think it is safe to open these posts; there was no need to take this action this week and I would have preferred more public discussions and further discussions with Dr. Ferrer. ” (via Los Angeles Daily News)
• The County Board of Supervisors also voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow schools in LA County to request the reopening of waivers. Up to 30 waivers per week will be approved equally across the county’s five school districts, with priority given to schools that serve the largest percentage of low-income students with free or reduced meal plans. (via Los Angeles Daily News).