On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Fourth District, hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Cerritos Civic Center. They were joined by the City of Cerritos Mayor Naresh Solanki, Dr. Sean Kossari, and Cesar Landeros from the Center for Family Health and Education.
Sheriff Villanueva was pleased to announce that after a year of uncertainty, lockdowns, and health concerns, this week, the COVID-19 test positivity rate dropped to the lowest it has been since the pandemic began. He stated that it had been a difficult time for everyone. Many have endured the death of family, friends, and co-workers, suffered economic losses, been hospitalized, but little by little, progress is being made.
“Although we might share differing opinions at times, the Board of Supervisors and I ultimately have the same goal when it comes to the health and wellness of the residents of Los Angeles County,” acknowledged Sheriff Villanueva as he thanked Supervisor Hahn for her support on important issues such as equipping deputies with body-worn cameras and the COVID-19 Super-Spreader Taskforce.
In addition to hosting vaccination clinics for the community, on January 7, 2021, LASD started “Operation Homebound.” This program was designed to vaccinate the most underrepresented, homebound, and underserved disabled residents of Los Angeles County, including those experiencing homelessness. Deputy Sheriff Personnel, who are state and nationally certified paramedics and emergency medical technicians, administer the vaccines and respond to residences and provide them with this life-saving opportunity.
He invited those who fall in this category to contact their local Sheriff’s Patrol Station. Send an email to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau at email@example.com, or call (213) 229-1700 to receive more information about Operation Homebound.
Sheriff Villanueva reminded everyone that aggressive variants are still out there and urged people to continue to wear their facemasks to help keep everyone safe and healthy.