County health officials say the number of reported outbreaks in the workplace has increased fivefold in just one month – from about nine a week to 44 a week at the moment. These workplaces include shops, factories, supermarkets and other general workplaces – not including health and housing facilities, schools and homeless shelters.
The county defines outbreaks in its datasets as locations that have seen three or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Our new interactive map based on county data shows which communities have the highest concentration of workplace outbreaks. Areas such as Vernon (35 workplace outbreaks), City of Industry (30 workplace outbreaks) and Carson (20 workplace outbreaks) see the most outbreaks.
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Note: The county map in Ferrer’s briefing in the video above includes housing facilities showing more than 1,600 outbreaks. Our interactive maps focus only on general workplaces such as stores, manufacturers and others, a total of 544 locations.
As of January 13, the county has reported 12,312 cases of coronavirus infections in the 544 non-medical and non-residential settings.
Workers who feel that their workplace is not taking appropriate steps to protect them and adhere to county protocols can call an anonymous tipline: (888) 700-9995.
“Every person who has to go to work every day … they all deserve to be as safe as possible in that workplace,” Ferrer said.
Los Angeles County lists jobs that have reported outbreaks of three or more COVID-19 cases on its website here.
The county has also issued hundreds of quotes to companies that do not comply with health officer orders, including gyms, churches, liquor stores, beauty salons, bars and restaurants.
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