Manhattan Beach COVID-19 Update - November 17, 2020
Date: 11/17/2020 8:39 PM
Current Initiatives and Updates
- Where LA County Stands on the States Tier System - As of November 16, 2020, (Purple), with "widespread" risk and the . According to the State's website, LA County reflects 20.6, an increase from 11.5 new COVID-19 cases per day (per 100K), with an adjusted case rate for tier assignment equaling 13.7. The County's overall test positivity rate increased from 3.8% to 5.3%, which meets Tier 2; the remains 6.5%, which also meets Tier 2. When the case rates and positivity rates fall into different tiers, the stricter tier prevails.
- Change to the Tier Assignment Imposed by the State of California - In light of the recent, unprecedented surge in the rate of increase of cases, as of November 16, tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week when the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) determines that the most recent reliable data indicate that immediate action is needed to address COVID-19 transmission in a county. Counties may be moved back more than one tier if CDPH determines that the data supports the more intensive intervention. Key considerations will include the rate of increase in new cases and test positivity, public health capacity, and other epidemiological factors. The most recent reliable data will be used to complete the assessment. In light of the extreme circumstances requiring immediate action, counties will be required to implement any sector changes the day following the tier announcement.
- MBUSD COVID-19 Dashboard - The Manhattan Beach Unified School District has created a that displays the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among district students and staff on campus in-person instruction. This data will be updated regularly and as cases are confirmed. In a positive COVID-19 case, school communities are notified directly by their principals or school staff.For more information, visit .
- Manhattan Beach Flu Shot Clinic November 18 – The City of Manhattan Beach is hosting a free flu shot clinic provided by the and the Older Adults Program on Wednesday, November 18, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The public ages six months and older are welcome to stop by the Joslyn Community Center at 1601 North Valley Drive (Ocean Banquet Hall) to get a free flu shot. No appointments are necessary. The City will strictly enforce COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures. Visit for guidelines and details.
- Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely – Traditionally, Thanksgiving is when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. This year will have to be different. The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is with people in your household. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Given the recent surge in cases, many states have issued . CDPH recommends persons arriving in California from other states or countries, including returning California residents, practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for . If people must travel, it is important to know the risks involved. Staying home and avoiding travel is the best way to protect yourself and others. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides , a , and . The LA County Department of Public Health also provides . Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving, it is essential to keep the following in mind:
- Correctly to prevent disease spread outside your home and around others that are not part of your household.
- Avoid - Actively stay away from indoor and outdoor spaces that don't allow for easy distancing of at least 6 feet between you and others.
- Avoid – Stay at least 6 feet away (3 or more adult steps) from all other people who are not part of your own household, especially while talking, eating, drinking, and singing.
- as much as possible when socializing with people not in your household.
- touched items regularly.
- , or you have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 , away from others, and .
Latest Numbers on COVID-19
Los Angeles County
COVID-19 Weekly Update
Los Angeles County
New Cases New Deaths New Cases New Deaths
November 9 – November 15
0 17,353 97
November 2 – November 8
0 13,017 98
October 26 - November 1
October 19 - October 25
0 11,309 117
View daily cases in an infographic via the .
Los Angeles County Data
Reporting Date County Risk Level Cases per 100K Adjusted Case Rate Positivity Rate Health Equity Metric
Current Widespread 20.6 13.7 5.3% 6.5%
11/10 Widespread 11.5 7.6
11/4 Widespread 12.5 7.5
10/27 Widespread 11.0 8.0 3.7% 6.2%
Federal, State, and County Updates
- Actions in Response to COVID-19 – Governor Newsom announced immediate actions to curb COVID-19 transmission resulting in 94.1 percent of California's population in the and requiring individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home, with limited exceptions. Based on the surge in cases and positivity rates, 39 California counties moved back into more restrictive tiers. The rate of growth in confirmed COVID-19 cases is faster than it was in July, which led to a significant peak in cases. Immediate action will help protect individuals at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 and will help keep the State's health care delivery system from becoming overwhelmed. In addition, the State has developed additional testing capacity to allow cases to be quickly identified, recently opening a that is already processing thousands of tests a day. Visit for more information.
- Younger Residents Drive Surge in Cases - As COVID-19 cases surge and hospitalizations continue to rise across California, the Younger residents are among those driving the surge in increasing cases. In the last month, the case rate for residents age 18 to 29 years old has more than doubled, from 11.5 cases per 100,000 people to 25 cases per 100,000 people. The second highest group, residents ages 30 through 49 years old, has nearly doubled from 9.4 cases to 18 cases per 100,000 people. With over 1000 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 28% of these people are in the ICU, this is the highest number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 since the beginning of September. When compared to other age groups, residents 80 years old and older are bearing the largest burden of serious illness. This is most unfortunate and serves as a stark reminder that young people are spreading the virus with disastrous results for our elderly. It is important for everyone in L.A. County, businesses and residents, to return to the mindset we had earlier in the pandemic to slow the spread. Visit for more information to follow all safety protocols.
- State Protects the Vulnerable During COVID-19 – Governor Newsom announced one-time funding to allow Project Roomkey operations to continue protecting vulnerable individuals from COVID-19. Since April, Project Roomkey has used CARES Act funding and FEMA cost-sharing to successfully shelter more than 22,300 individuals experiencing homelessness and who are at highest risk of COVID-19, such as people over 65, people who have underlying medical conditions, and people who have been exposed to the virus but who do not need hospitalization. The funding will come from the Disaster Response Emergency Operations Account (DREOA) and will be provided by the Department of Social Services to counties implementing Project Roomkey and be used in Project Roomkey operations, rehousing and technical assistance. Visit for more information.
- FDA's COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and Preparedness Plan – Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration launched the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PREPP) to optimize the ongoing COVID-19 response, while also strengthening resilience and improving the FDA's capacity to respond to future public health emergencies with a focus on transparency. In particular, the FDA recognizes that disclosing information from the scientific review of documents supporting the issuance, revision or of Emergency Use Authorizations (s) for drugs and biological products, including vaccines, will contribute to the public's confidence in the agency's rigorous review of scientific data and the appropriate use of authorized products. The FDA creates educational materials for the public to understand the different regulatory and scientific steps around vaccine or drug development, including explaining the and the role of . Visit for more information.
- Pandemic Related Consent, Research, and Ethics Webinar – With the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic, the National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC) is committed to providing facilities with tools to educate healthcare workers and share preparedness best practices. NETEC hosts COVID-19 webinars bringing together subject matter experts immersed in the many challenges and topics around coronavirus. The next webinar takes place Friday November 20, at 10:00 AM and is titled Pandemic Related Consent, Research and Ethics. It will discuss the challenges involved when obtaining informed consent from a hospitalized patient who is in isolation related to COVID-19, articulate the obstacles and strategies involved when conducting research, and describe the ethical considerations related to COVID-19 clinical trials. Visit for more details and to register.
- Boost Your Small Business Through an Online Festival - The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced the lineup for CalOSBA's "Get Digital CA!" digital pop-up festivals. The interactive festivals will showcase local and diverse small businesses through social media channels, creating online neighborhood shopping experiences across the State. Facebook will offer training that shows business owners how to use digital platforms to build their businesses and engage with customers. The social media company will also provide its "Boost with Facebook" educational content for CalOSBA to share with companies unable to join the festival. Instagram will offer training that includes tips, tricks, and best practices for small businesses participating. Hence, owners are fully prepared to "go live" and reach their target audience creatively. The Get Digital CA! is an e-commerce initiative to promote accelerators and intensive training so that small businesses build the skills necessary to compete in an online marketplace. The initiative also builds off CalOSBA's work supporting the campaign launched in July. The 40+ free or discounted partner resources are offered to help small businesses to get digital. For more information and connect to these essential resources, visit the webpage at .
- Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor Environments Division is hosting a webinar titled Indoor Air Quality in K-12 Schools: Addressing the Concept of Layered Risk Amidst COVID-19. The webinar takes place Thursday, November 19, at 9:00 AM. Experts from EPA's Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program and guest speakers from the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate and the American Industrial Hygiene Association will answer questions on how proper IAQ management can help reduce health risks, including virus transmission, and explore the scientific basis for IAQ guidance. Attend the webinar to discover how layered risk reduction strategies can foster a healthier indoor environment. Visit to register and for more information on creating healthy indoor air quality.
- Can Autoimmune Antibodies Explain Blood Clots in COVID-19 – For people with severe COVID-19, one of the most troubling complications is abnormal blood clotting that puts patients at risk of stroke or heart attack. A new study suggests that COVID-19 does not act alone in causing blood clots. The virus seems to unleash mysterious antibodies that mistakenly attack the body's cells to cause clots. Given this information, researchers have enrolled patients into a clinical trial to test an anti-clotting drug in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 to determine if it can protect against dangerous blood clots. The hope is to lead to new approaches for avoiding this troubling complication in patients with severe COVID-19. For more information, visit .
- Veterans Fight Against COVID-19 – As part of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the department announced its nationwide effort to at select VA facilities across the country. Vaccines being studied by VA include candidates developed by Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Janssen. VA's trials for COVID-19 treatments include remdesivir, monoclonal antibodies, Tocilizumab, and others. and . The VA also announced it is working with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine plan to ensure VA safely and equitably distributes vaccines once authorized. The plan will be a phased approach based on scientific and historical evidence, lessons learned from past pandemic vaccine plans, and input from scientific experts both within and outside VA. To know the latest information, visit the page. For more information on COVID-19 and Veteran Affairs, visit .
- Promising Interim Results from Clinical Trial of NIH Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine – The National Institutes of Health announced an independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) overseeing the Phase 3 trial of the investigational COVID-19 vaccine known as reviewed trial data and shared its interim analysis with the trial oversight group. This interim review of the data suggests that the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in adults. The DSMB reported that the candidates were safe and well-tolerated and noted a vaccine efficacy rate of 94.5%. Visit for more information.
- LA County Daily Briefing Statistics on COVID-19 – LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed 25 new deaths, three new cases of COVID-19 in Manhattan Beach, and 2,301 new cases of COVID-19 in LA County in . To date, DPH has identified 344,523 positive cases of COVID-19 across all LA County areas and a total of 7,299 deaths. There are 1,126 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 27% of these people are in the ICU. The County has not experienced the number of daily COVID-19 hospitalizations over 1,100 since late-August. This is more than a 40% increase from two week ago when daily hospitalizations were 798. Testing results are available for nearly 3,420,000 individuals, with 9% of all people testing positive. To view DPH's COVID-19 Daily Data, visit . To view statewide case statistics and demographics, including positive cases, deaths, and testing results, visit .
To help keep the community informed, the City of Manhattan Beach will provide daily updates featuring the latest news about COVID-19, service updates, and how the City is working to meet the needs of the community and protect public health.
The City of Manhattan Beach has proclaimed a (PDF) regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The staff continue to monitor and speak with the health experts at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Their health expertise and guidance are critical to the City’s planning and response to the coronavirus.
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