County officials are hoping to avoid a repeat of the coronavirus setbacks experienced following the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays, which led to dramatic spikes in virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Lacey said in a statement Saturday that “As the first African American woman to hold the L.A. County D.A.’s office, I am proud of my record of taking on systemic racism and reforming criminal justice.”
For those who do vote in person, stations will be sanitized after each voter, social distancing measures will be put in place and gloves will be available at the request of individual voters.
County health officials said that 68 people had died from COVID-19 as the county and the state reported their deadliest days to date.
A program to move eligible mentally ill inmates from county jail into community-based treatment will be expanded to courtrooms countywide, officials announced Monday.
“As I think everybody recognizes, there is so much more that this county needs to do,” the county CEO said. “We all see it … we see the encampments. I think there is just a greater need to get more resources out on the street.”
Newly elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will dismiss more than a dozen top-ranking administrators at the department when he takes over the job Monday, according to an email obtained by the Long Beach Post.