Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is working to deal with coronavirus developments. He says he met with grocery store leaders who assured him that supply chains will continue.
“There is plenty of food. We’ve been talking to the California Grocers Association we have months of food every day, it’s going to be coming in, there was no need to go raid shelves and to stock up.” Garcetti said.
The mayor also met with the heads of local hospitals preparing for an influx of Coronavirus patients. He says early testing for the virus shows low rates of infection for now.
“The good news is that our public health test right now people who look like they have it are coming back 75% negative so only one out of four and the private lab tests are coming back 4% positive those are good early signs.”
Still, hospitals are preparing for the worst. Cedars Sinai has set up these overflow tents in its parking lot to deal with the potential influx of coronavirus patients.
Garcetti says officials are also aggressively working to help prevent a COVID-19 outbreak within the homeless population by adding over 250 new sanitation places where they can make sure they are taking care of their health. The city has also shifted all outreach workers to make sure they are doing outreach on COVID-19.