Residents in Long Beach and as far as Catalina Island reported being woken up and their furniture rattling.
The new bunk bed comes courtesy of Tito Rodriguez, known as “Hood Santa” and founder of Local Hearts Foundation, and anonymous donors who reached out after the Post wrote about the five girls and their Dad, Jesse Alcala, doing virtual school in their two bedroom Central Long Beach apartment.
This follows the requests of county health officials for residents to get tested if they were in a crowded situation over the weekend and didn’t take proper precautions.
Users can opt into “SafePass” or the contact tracing feature. The app uses Bluetooth to track when users have been in contact with each other.
Officials are especially concerned about Labor Day weekend because of spikes they saw in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the weeks after the Fourth of July.
There will also be no carnivals, festivals, live entertainment and haunted house attractions.
With more than $40 million in federal funds from the CARES Act, Long Beach is now distributing about half to different parts of the community. The other half, more than $19 million, has gone to the city’s COVID-19 response.
Los Angeles County is still in the purple tier, or the most restricted category, but it is making progress toward lowering the number of new cases per day.
“We have an opportunity this holiday weekend to change the trajectory of the virus in LA County,” County Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a press release.
The state saw spikes in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations after Memorial Day and July 4 holiday weekends, making officials worry about the upcoming weekend.