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UPDATED at 4:10pm on May 27, 2020

It has been recently announced that Los Angeles County will be moving toward new standards for a swift and safe reopening in alignment with the State of California guidelines. Faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational pursuits will now be opened for use for LA County residents.

Some specifics of the activities now permitted under the changes enacted on March 26th are below:

“Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building’s capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.
All retail, including those located in indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity.
Flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may resume operations.
Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may now open.
The Health Officer Order also provides guidelines for public protests. In-person protests are permitted as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area's maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.”

It is still recommended that if an individual plans on venturing out into the community to practice social distancing and to wear a non-medical mask. 

As a reminder, the Student Health and Wellness Center remains available to students for both medical and mental health support. Call us at 310-846-5738 to connect with our mental health and medical providers. 

For more information regarding COVID-19, you can utilize the following sources: 
• World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
• Los Angeles County Health Department: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/

Please be well! 

The SHWC Team 

UPDATED at 4:29pm on May 19, 2020

There continues only to be one known case of confirmed COVID-19 within our Otis College community. 

Yesterday, May 18th, Gov. Newsom made it easier for counties in California who were showing greater progress to proceeding through Stage 2 quicker. If counties have met the readiness criteria and worked with the CADPH, more workplaces and businesses could open. As of today, May 19th, Los Angeles County has NOT met the readiness criteria specified by the State. For more information regarding Stage 2 of the Stay at Home order, please visit here

We continue to recommend that everyone in our community practice social distancing and to wear a non-medical mask when going out in public to perform essential functions only. Stay home as much as you can. If any student is starting to feel ill or would like to talk to someone, please do not hesitate to reach out to us in the SHWC; we are here for you. 

As a reminder, the Student Health and Wellness Center remains available to students for both medical and mental health support. Call us at 310-846-5738 to connect with our mental health and medical providers. 

For more information regarding COVID-19, you can utilize the following sources: 
• World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
• Los Angeles County Health Department: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/

Please be well! 

The SHWC Team