Morning Brief: LAUSD Students Will Have to Be Vaccinated to Return to Campuses

Also San Diego Zoo gorillas contract the virus, and more

» All LAUSD students will need to get the vaccine before returning to campus. It is not clear when the vaccination of children without underlying health conditions would begin.  [KTLA]

» Los Angeles has offered updated guidance on the vaccine eligibility timeline. More healthcare workers are now eligible immediately as part of 1A; phase 1B is predicted to begin next month.  [Los Angeles Times]

» County officials now advise wearing a mask at home if you live with a vulnerable or elderly person. The guidance that previously applied to essential workers now also applies to anyone who goes exposes themselves to public settings like grocery stores or malls as a customer. [LAist]

» Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo appear to have contracted COVID-19 from human zookeepers. At least three gorillas at the zoo have developed symptoms, and two have confirmed positive for COVID-19. [CBS Los Angeles]

» District attorneys in Sacramento and San Diego signaled disagreement with new L.A. DA George Gascón on Monday. Both say they will prevent Gascón’s office from taking over or sharing jurisdiction on cases, particularly citing differences of approach regarding sentencing. [Los Angeles Times]


» Local Woman Charged with Attempted Assault, Attempted Robbery in SoHo Hotel Incident Accused of attacking a Black teen, Miya Ponsetto of Piru appeared in court in Manhattan this weekend

» These Four Factors Help Explain L.A.’s COVID Surge False negative tests, delayed vaccine distribution, and extra-contagious strains matter, but they don’t fully explain how we got here

» L.A.’s Largest COVID Testing Site Will Now Become its Largest Vaccination Center The switch could triple number of vaccines administered each day, officials claim


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People Are Not Impressed with VP-Elect Kamala Harris’s Too-Familiar Vogue Cover

Vogue was given the honor of featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on its February cover, but many on Twitter, in the media, and even, reportedly, on Harris’s team aren’t thrilled with the final product. Apparently, the choice of cover shot was a last-minute switch—and that was news to Harris’s team.

Writer and Twitter personality Charlotte Clymer said, “Folks who don’t get why the Vogue cover of VP-elect Kamala Harris is bad are missing the point. The pic itself isn’t terrible as a pic. It’s just far, far below the standards of Vogue. They didn’t put thought into it. Like homework finished the morning it’s due. Disrespectful.”


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