Good morning, L.A. It’s March 16.
Starting yesterday, a brand new tier of Angelenos turned eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.
Now certified are individuals between the ages of 16 and 64 who’ve a incapacity and/or sure high-risk well being situations; public transit staff; and individuals who dwell or work in so-called “congregate residing areas,” corresponding to homeless shelters, home violence shelters, and prisons or jails.
In accordance with county estimates, greater than 5 million L.A. residents and workers at the moment are eligible. That’s loads to handle, and my colleagues Jackie Fortiér and Carla Javier broke down the details.
To start with, anybody with a vaccine appointment might want to deliver a photograph ID (it doesn’t should be authorities issued), and proof of residing or working within the county. For people who qualify due to a well being situation, the respect system is getting used; you will not have to offer proof of your situation, though you’ll be requested to signal a doc testifying to your standing.
For people who qualify due to the place they work, proof is not essentially wanted both, nevertheless it’s a good suggestion to deliver a piece badge when you have one, or a letter from an employer.
There will not be sufficient doses for everybody who’s eligible instantly. Provide has been low since the vaccine was first introduced, and whereas it’s getting higher, it’s nonetheless not sufficient to satisfy demand.
However Angelenos appear to be largely on board with getting vaccinated. At the least 1.8 million residents had acquired one shot as of March 12, and practically 900,000 have been absolutely vaccinated.
Case numbers proceed to go down as nicely, and L.A. County is now in the red tier. Which means companies and eating places can slowly start to reopen, albeit at restricted capability and with security protocols nonetheless in place. Plus, the L.A. Unified College District reached an agreement last week with the academics’ union to reopen for in-person lessons.
I don’t wish to say that issues are heading again to regular; there is no such thing as a going again to how issues have been, and none of us can neglect what we discovered whereas residing by a worldwide pandemic. However for now, I’ll say this: for the primary time shortly, hope seems to be on the horizon.
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