Venice COVID

VENICE- Venice is one of ten Los Angeles County areas that is being called a COVID-19 “hotspot” by the LA County Health Department. 

Data collected between Oct. 24 and Nov. 5 found that Venice was one of ten LA County areas to have a high 14-day infection rate, L.A. County Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a media briefing late last week.

Also on the list was Lancaster, Palmdale, Studio City, Santa Clarita, downtown L.A., the wholesale district, Willowbrook, West Hills and Stevenson Ranch.

Feurer said in all communities the cumulative ages to get COVID were between 26- 36.   

“Given the relatively young age of many of those infected, intermingling at work and socially is likely to play a role in increasing your transmission risk,“ said Ferfer.

“This is essentially a pandemic that is, in fact, fueled by younger people."

Still, Ferrer said it's important for everyone in the county to understand that the pandemic doesn't just impact  younger residents.

 Venice has a vaccination rate of 76 percent. There are no current outbreaks at the Venice Bridge Home or other Venice encampments, according to the LA County Case Summary page. 

 To date, there have been 2,872 reported cases of COVID-19 and 19 recorded deaths in Venice. 

 “While the vaccines continue to provide significant protection against the virus, data now shows that the effectiveness of the vaccine declines enough over time that it is important to get an additional dose to have better protection against the virus. With 4.8 million residents eligible for boosters, our hope is that many more individuals will be coming in for this additional dose before the Thanksgiving holiday.”

Anyone five years and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available. 

To find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound.

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.