COVID-19 Infections Flat in WeHo, But Now Grocery Store Employees Are Affected

The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in West Hollywood today remained steady at yesterday’s count of 139

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 781 new confirmed COVID-19 infections, bringing the total to 25,662. There have been 21 new deaths, bringing that total to 1,229. With one additional death reported, the number of West Hollywood residents have died from the virus now totals three.

Fifteen people who died were over the age of 65, three were between the ages of 41 and 65. The health department did not reveal the ages of the other three who died. Eleven people had underlying health conditions including 10 people over the age of 65 and one person between the ages of 41 and 65.

Beverly Hills saw two new infections, bringing its total to 112. The number of infections in Culver City remained steady at 67. The Hollywood neighborhood had two new confirmed infections, bringing its total to 198. The number of confirmed infections in the Melrose neighborhood increased by 12 to a total of 375.

The Health Department also reported that five employees of the Bristol Farms grocery store at 9039 Beverly Blvd., in West Hollywood have been confirmed as infected with the COVID-19 virus. And 21 employees of the Ralphs grocery store at 7257 W. Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles are infected.

Ralphs, also known as “Rock and Roll Ralphs,” says it has deep-cleaned the store several times. It requires all employees to wear gloves and now is providing masks. It has installed plastic shields at its checkout counters.

Bristol Farms said that it has thoroughly sanitized the entire store and contacted those who worked in close contact with the infected employee. Its policy is to place them on quarantine for 14 days. The infected employee will remain off work until at least seven days have passed after symptoms first appeared and three days after recovery (meaning that fever has been gone for 72 hours without use of medication and respiratory symptoms have subsided.

In its announcement of the latest count of confirmed infections, the Health Department said that as it plans to relax some of the previsions of the Safer at Home Order, businesses and residents will need to continue to observe and practice physical distancing requirements and take infection control precautions. “Increased interactions between LA County residents and workers can increase the risk and rate of transmission of COVID-19 within the community. Health Officer orders and directives will still continue to ensure it is safe for as many people to be able to work as possible while still slowing the spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases at healthcare facilities.”

The Health Department announcement included an update by  the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its guidance on how long people who are positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate. New evidence suggests it may take longer for the virus to shed, which means that an infected person may be able to infect other people for a longer period of time than was initially thought.

People who are positive or presumed positive for COVID-19 should now self-isolate for 10 days and 72 hours after fever and symptoms subside. This means you must stay home until your fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in your respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) for at least 3 days (72 hours) after recovery, and at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared or you were tested. If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is presumed to be infected with COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with that individual. If you begin experiencing symptoms, you must self-isolate for 10 days and 72 hours after fever and symptoms subside. Individuals who are elderly or who have underlying health conditions may be at higher risk of serious illness and should contact their doctor as soon as they are sick.

The best protection against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing (especially by staying at home) and wear a clean face covering when in contact with others from outside your household.

Essential businesses must provide a cloth face covering for all employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees and or the public and to post physical distancing plans. The public is required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses as well. Beaches, trails and trailheads and non-essential businesses remain closed, and all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit remain prohibited.

Residents with questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and who are looking for resources to deal with it can find answers on the City of West Hollywood’s  website.  Here is a list of links to sections about particular issues:

Below is a list of cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County with the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in each.  They are ranked by the number of infections per 100,000 people, which is a measure of the density of infections.

Unincorporated – West LA202100.84
Unincorporated – Saugus31935.48
Unincorporated – Val Verde631903.9
Los Angeles – Little Armenia931158.88
Los Angeles – San Pedro598766.29
Unincorporated – Santa Catalina Island2749.06
Los Angeles – Vermont Square51666.06
Los Angeles – Pico-Union255609.44
Los Angeles – Crestview65571.78
Los Angeles – Valley Village126509.71
Los Angeles – Sunland100490
Los Angeles – Carthay70487.36
Los Angeles – Canoga Park316484
Los Angeles – Melrose375482.65
City of Vernon1478.47
Los Angeles – Historic Filipinotown66475.85
Los Angeles – Reseda Ranch22474.55
Los Angeles – Westlake281473.42
Los Angeles – West Adams126456.03
Los Angeles – East Hollywood133454.13
Los Angeles – Victoria Park38452.43
Los Angeles – Country Club Park68448.76
Los Angeles – Sylmar365442.97
Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace58441.64
Los Angeles – Panorama City325431.89
Los Angeles – Temple-Beaudry166420.44
Los Angeles – West Vernon224417.57
Los Angeles – Vernon Central215413.48
City of San Fernando100406.31
Los Angeles – St Elmo Village18392.67
Los Angeles – Hancock Park66387.35
Los Angeles – Pacoima293380.62
City of Bell137377.08
City of West Hollywood139376.17
Unincorporated – Rancho Dominguez10375.8
Los Angeles – Central142364.18
Los Angeles – Wholesale District131362.59
Los Angeles – Angelino Heights9359.71
Los Angeles – Harvard Park136358.51
City of South Pasadena93356.96
Unincorporated – Palmdale3356.29
Los Angeles – Van Nuys332356.25
Los Angeles – Harvard Heights64354.87
Los Angeles – Glassell Park112354.39
Los Angeles – Crenshaw District49354.33
Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie29353.57
Unincorporated – Florence-Firestone226349.28
Los Angeles – Arleta120349.14
Los Angeles – Vermont Knolls60348.84
Los Angeles – Longwood15348.51
City of Duarte76345.2
Los Angeles – South Park131345.09
Los Angeles – Bel Air29344.05
Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights111340.52
Los Angeles – Winnetka175337.93
Unincorporated – Canyon Country26336.44
Los Angeles – Mission Hills80331.62
City of Cudahy80328.58
Los Angeles – Green Meadows70325.51
City of Beverly Hills112324.45
Los Angeles – Palms142323.63
Unincorporated – East Los Angeles404322.51
Los Angeles – University Park88320.51
Los Angeles – Exposition Park140311.69
Unincorporated – Rosewood4311.04
Los Angeles – Vermont Vista127308.36
Los Angeles – Lafayette Square14307.08
City of Inglewood348306.39
Los Angeles – Florence-Firestone145305.62
Los Angeles12300304.11
Los Angeles – Reseda233304.11
Los Angeles – Valley Glen91303.17
Los Angeles – Century Palms/Cove102302.08
Unincorporated – Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez10297.53
Unincorporated – Walnut Park48297.34
City of Glendale612296.38
Los Angeles – North Hills182295.57
Unincorporated – West Carson65294.3
City of Pico Rivera188292.45
Los Angeles – Hollywood198290.09
Unincorporated – La Rambla6289.16
Los Angeles – Gramercy Place31288
City of Lynwood204283.15
Los Angeles – Koreatown146282.44
Los Angeles – Cadillac-Corning20280.86
Los Angeles – Chatsworth104280.62
City of Huntington Park164275.7
City of Palmdale438275.53
Los Angeles – Little Bangladesh78275.2
Los Angeles – Silverlake121274.48
City of Palos Verdes Estates37273.63
Los Angeles – Jefferson Park22272.51
Los Angeles – Sun Valley143272.47
City of South Gate265269.98
City of Gardena165269.12
City of Carson252268.53
Los Angeles – Cloverdale/Cochran39267.99
Los Angeles – Downtown73265.39
Los Angeles – Boyle Heights230264.72
City of Paramount148264.18
Los Angeles – Tujunga73262.5
Los Angeles – Northridge182260.76
Los Angeles – Mid-city39259.48
Los Angeles – North Hollywood392258.88
Los Angeles – Watts110257.77
Los Angeles – Alsace32257.13
Los Angeles – Beverly Crest32255.49
Unincorporated – Athens-Westmont108254.46
City of Bell Gardens109253.07
Los Angeles – Hyde Park72252.27
Los Angeles – Beverlywood33250.51
Unincorporated – North Lancaster3250.42
City of Maywood70249.56
Los Angeles – Tarzana77249.38
Los Angeles – Lake Balboa105248.78
Los Angeles – Wilshire Center123245.17
Unincorporated – Athens Village12245.05
Los Angeles – Wellington Square12244.15
Unincorporated – Lennox55243.99
Unincorporated – Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain4241.25
Los Angeles – Eagle Rock95239.97
Los Angeles – El Sereno100239.19
City of Malibu31239.18
City of Burbank256238.85
Los Angeles – Elysian Valley24235.96
Los Angeles – Century City30234.52
Unincorporated – View Park/Windsor Hills27232.06
Unincorporated – Monrovia9231.9
Los Angeles – Atwater Village34231.83
City of Montebello149231.46
City of Hawthorne204229.76
Los Angeles – Figueroa Park Square20229.33
City of Industry1228.83
Los Angeles – South Carthay24226.52
City of Compton218218.21
Los Angeles – Hollywood Hills64217.44
Unincorporated – Quartz Hill28216.95
Los Angeles – Leimert Park33216.61
Los Angeles – Granada Hills126216.53
Los Angeles – Reynier Village9212.87
Unincorporated – Ladera Heights15212.13
Los Angeles – Brentwood65209.98
City of Lancaster338209.2
Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills65208.84
Los Angeles – Marina Peninsula9206.42
City of Covina101205.99
City of Downey235205.67
Los Angeles – Studio City46204.99
Los Angeles – University Hills7204.14
Unincorporated – Duarte9203.25
Los Angeles – Shadow Hills9202.61
Unincorporated – Bassett30202.47
Los Angeles – Miracle Mile36200.17
Unincorporated – Littlerock8198.96
Los Angeles – Mt. Washington48198.8
Los Angeles – Highland Park95196.32
Los Angeles – Cheviot Hills18196.27
Los Angeles – Encino87192.6
Unincorporated – Avocado Heights13191.88
Los Angeles – View Heights7189.5
City of Norwalk203188.62
City of Torrance279186.91
City of Santa Monica171184.97
City of Manhattan Beach66183.34
Unincorporated – West Puente Valley18183.02
Los Angeles – Rancho Park12182.93
Los Angeles – Playa Vista20182.7
Unincorporated – Lake Manor3182.59
City of Santa Clarita402182.38
Los Angeles – Wilmington103182.34
Unincorporated – Del Aire8182.11
City of Bellflower139178.81
City of Lawndale60178.5
Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades38178.48
City of Calabasas43176.79
Unincorporated – Willowbrook61174.72
City of La Canada Flintridge36173.97
Los Angeles – Del Rey52173.7
Los Angeles – Woodland Hills118173.39
Los Angeles – Harbor City50172
City of Lomita35168.85
Los Angeles – Porter Ranch60168.6
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Pearblossom6168.11
City of Culver City67168.07
Los Angeles – Harbor Gateway73167.43
City of El Segundo28166.81
Los Angeles – Manchester Square14164.01
Unincorporated – Altadena71162.77
Unincorporated – Valencia5162.76
Los Angeles – West Los Angeles61162.08
Los Angeles – Los Feliz35161.98
Los Angeles – Toluca Woods3161.46
City of Rolling Hills Estates13160.24
City of Redondo Beach110160.12
Los Angeles – Little Tokyo5159.59
Unincorporated – Hawthorne4159.11
Unincorporated – Whittier6158.56
Los Angeles – Elysian Park9157.56
Unincorporated – Covina26154.59
Los Angeles – Sycamore Square1154.56
Unincorporated – Lake Los Angeles20153.92
City of Azusa77153.88
Los Angeles – Toluca Terrace2153.14
Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks133152.43
Unincorporated – Glendora1151.52
Unincorporated – East La Mirada8151.17
Los Angeles – Exposition5150.33
Unincorporated – East Rancho Dominguez23150.25
City of El Monte175149.23
Unincorporated – West Whittier/Los Nietos40148.56
City of Agoura Hills31148.45
Los Angeles – Venice50147.56
Unincorporated – West Rancho Dominguez2147.17
City of Santa Fe Springs27147.03
City of Rancho Palos Verdes61142.7
City of Temple City52142.64
City of Whittier124141.82
Los Angeles – Echo Park20140.29
City of South El Monte29138.86
Unincorporated – Azusa22138.16
Los Angeles – West Hills56138.12
City of Irwindale2137.08
City of Monrovia53136.6
Unincorporated – El Camino Village12136.5
Los Angeles – Westchester70135.65
Los Angeles – Mar Vista57134.21
City of La Mirada66133.07
Unincorporated – Wiseburn8132.74
Los Angeles – Thai Town13132.53
Unincorporated – West Antelope Valley2132.36
City of West Covina141130.27
City of Baldwin Park100130.26
City of Monterey Park80128.49
Unincorporated – Valinda30128.36
Unincorporated – South San Gabriel11124.32
City of Pomona193123.77
City of Hermosa Beach24122.01
Unincorporated – Desert View Highlands3120.34
Unincorporated – South Whittier70118.2
Unincorporated – Marina del Rey11116.88
Los Angeles – Toluca Lake10114.89
Unincorporated – Covina (Charter Oak)15114.12
Unincorporated – Llano1114.03
Unincorporated – San Jose Hills23113.74
Unincorporated – Rowland Heights58113.68
Los Angeles – Chinatown9112.21
City of Cerritos56111.85
Los Angeles – Regent Square3107.91
City of Lakewood85105.77
City of La Puente43105.66
City of Rolling Hills2103.09
Unincorporated – Pearblossom/Llano2102.25
Unincorporated – Acton8100.36
City of Alhambra87100.32
City of Commerce1399.47
Unincorporated – Sun Village699.4
Unincorporated – La Verne298.04
Unincorporated – Hacienda Heights5496.56
Los Angeles – Westwood5296.1
City of Bradbury193.55
City of San Marino1290.38
Los Angeles – Park La Brea1288.37
City of Glendora4687.18
Unincorporated – La Crescenta-Montrose1785.85
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch1885.85
City of San Dimas2984.02
City of Artesia1483.36
Unincorporated – Del Sur282.82
Unincorporated – Santa Monica Mountains1580.55
Unincorporated – Angeles National Forest180.32
Los Angeles – Palisades Highlands378
Unincorporated – Castaic2177.23
Unincorporated – Sunrise Village177.16
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Juniper Hills177.1
Unincorporated – East Whittier475.39
City of Walnut2375.33
City of Arcadia4374.45
City of San Gabriel3073.25
City of Rosemead4072.27
City of Westlake Village671.77
Unincorporated – North Whittier671.77
Unincorporated – Kagel/Lopez Canyons170.82
City of Hawaiian Gardens1068.14
City of Signal Hill867.81
Unincorporated – Northeast San Gabriel1666.57
Unincorporated – Anaverde166.31
City of Claremont2465.78
City of Diamond Bar3560.85
Unincorporated – Elizabeth Lake160.2
Unincorporated – Leona Valley157.11
Unincorporated – South El Monte155.71
Los Angeles – Faircrest Heights255.56
City of La Habra Heights355
Unincorporated – White Fence Farms254.3
Unincorporated – Arcadia450.12
City of La Verne1648.07
City of Sierra Madre545.5
Los Angeles – Harbor Pines141.51
Los Angeles – Mandeville Canyon132.01
Los Angeles – Playa Del Rey131.29
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce124.05
City of Avalon00
City of Hidden Hills00
Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest00
Los Angeles – Brookside00
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon00
Unincorporated – Bradbury00
Unincorporated – Cerritos00
Unincorporated – Charter Oak00
Unincorporated – Claremont00
Unincorporated – Del Rey00
Unincorporated – East Covina00
Unincorporated – East Lancaster00
Unincorporated – East Pasadena00
Unincorporated – El Monte00
Unincorporated – Franklin Canyon00
Unincorporated – Harbor Gateway00
Unincorporated – Hi Vista00
Unincorporated – La Habra Heights00
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes00
Unincorporated – Lakewood00
Unincorporated – Miracle Mile00
Unincorporated – Newhall00
Unincorporated – Palos Verdes Peninsula00
Unincorporated – Pellissier Village00
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon00
Unincorporated – Pomona00
Unincorporated – Roosevelt00
Unincorporated – Rosewood/East Gardena00
Unincorporated – San Clemente Island00
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon00
Unincorporated – San Pasqual00
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon00
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country00
Unincorporated – South Antelope Valley00
Unincorporated – Southeast Antelope Valley00
Unincorporated – West Chatsworth00
Unincorporated – Westfield/Academy Hills00
Unincorporated – Westhills00
Unincorporated – Whittier Narrows00
Unincorporated – Bandini Islands0NA
Unincorporated – Lynwood0NA
Unincorporated – South Edwards0NA
Unincorporated – Universal City0NA
Unincorporated – Walnut0NA
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3 years ago

Testing is not available for those without cars. I had symptoms in late March and live near the Weho Target. I could not get tested because the closest testing site at the time was near Dodger Stadium and even now the closest is at Cedars-Sinai and to get there would require exposing my possible infection to two rideshare drivers or if I did not have it, exposing myself to getting infected by rideshare, so I stayed home. Since bus and metro riders tend to be in the million daily ride count I know I’m not alone in not being able… Read more »

3 years ago

Given that the employees are dealing with a multitude of customers all day it would seem as though the employees of Bristol Farms and Ralphs should be tested. Have they been? And if not why not? It just takes one to get the ball rolling…….. in the right or wrong direction.

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