Kevin de Leon helps deliver PPEs at Boyle Heights clinic

Kevin de Leon helps deliver PPEs at Boyle Heights clinic

  • LA Councilmember Kevin de Leon speaks during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • LA Councilmember Kevin de Leon speaks during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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  • Past President Los Angeles County Medical Association Dr. Sion Roy, left, and President Los Angeles County Medical Association Dr. Diana Shiba during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Past President Los Angeles County Medical Association Dr. Sion Roy, left, and President Los Angeles County Medical Association Dr. Diana Shiba during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Dr. Diana Shiba, President Los Angeles County Medical Association, speaks, as Dr. Sion Roy, Past President LACO Medical Association, and LA Councilmember Kevin de Leon listen during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • PPE on display during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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With concern growing about the increasing burden the pandemic is placing on lower-income residents and communities of color, Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin de Leon teamed up with the L.A. County Medical Association to launch a massive distribution of personal protective equipment on Thursday, March 4.

LACMA delivered the first of several shipments to Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, coinciding with the clinic’s scheduled vaccinations.

Meanwhile, the state announced a major policy shift on Thursday, diverting 40% of all vaccine supplies to people in lower-income communities hard hit by the pandemic. In conjunction with that shift, when the state reaches select milestones in the number of vaccinations in those communities, it will adjust the required case rates to allow counties to more easily advance in the reopening blueprint.

 

 

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