“I have signed a Declaration of Local Emergency on monkeypox. We’re closely tracking the number of cases and the City’s Emergency Management Department is coordinating with our County public health partners, as well as state and federal agencies, to ensure the City is ready for any scenario.
This order allows us to be prepared as vaccine availability increases, and allows us to move quickly as we learn more and as circumstances evolve. The City is already supporting the County’s vaccination efforts at city facilities and additional sites are expected to open in the coming days.
The declaration is about being prepared, not cause for alarm. The current risk remains low, but we encourage residents to learn about the signs and symptoms, preventative measures, and vaccine eligibility at publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/monkeypox/.” – Mayor Eric Garcetti
For a link to the declaration, click here.