Daily Brief: CDC Trims COVID Isolation Period From 10 to 5 Days

Also, Hollywood stars mourn the sudden death of acclaimed filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, and more

» CDC Trims COVID Quarantine Period From 10 to 5 Days Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials on Monday said asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus only need to isolate themselves for five days instead of the originally recommended 10-day quarantine period. [KTLA]

» Hollywood Stars Mourn Death of Acclaimed Director Jean-Marc Vallée Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, are among the various celebrities who are paying tribute on social media to the beloved director who helped bring projects Dallas Buyers Club and Big Little Lies to life. [Variety]

» Santa Monica is Offering Affordable Homes to Families Displaced by 10 Freeway Construction in the Late 1950s Roughly 600 families lost their homes when the 10 freeway was built through the Pico neighborhood in the late 1950s, but beginning in January, those former residents and their descendants will be offered priority access to apartments with below-market rent. [Los Angeles Times]

» Spike in Child COVID Hospitalizations in New York Prompts Concern for California Health Officials Half of the children being admitted to hospitals in New York City and the surrounding metro area are younger than 5 years old and are ineligible for vaccination against COVID. But three-quarters of children ages 12 to 17 who were admitted into hospitals were not fully vaccinated and 100 percent of those ages 5 to 11 who were admitted were not fully vaccinated. [Los Angeles Times]

» New Year, New Laws Take Effect in California on Jan. 1 Here are the new laws, which range from wildfire management, minimum wage, to-go cocktails, mental health, and traffic safety. [ABC7]


» Cancelled! Delayed! COVID and the Weather Wreaks Havoc on Travel Flight Schedule Since Friday, flights have been canceled at various airports throughout SoCal including LAX and John Wayne Airport

» Airbnb Is Putting A Stop to Those Secret New Year’s Eve Parties The vacation rental platform said their restrictions are aimed at protecting its hosts and minimizing neighborhood disruption

» Best and Worst 2021: The Year in Los Angeles Sports From the diminished Dodgers to the rising Rams, this year brought more loses than wins to the athletics scene


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