In his June message, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth observes the resilience of Santa Clarita residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The best way to describe the Santa Clarita community over the past few weeks is resilient. Residents and businesses have shown resilience while facing uncertainties due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I have seen our community come together while staying apart to support and help one another. The progress we have made toward slowing the spread of COVID-19 has been tremendous, and I am grateful for the role that each of us continue to play in keeping Santa Clarita safe as we adjust to a temporary “new normal” way of living.
A significant factor in the strides we have made against COVID-19 has been the hard work of our essential workers. For one, healthcare professionals are working overtime, while putting themselves at risk to protect our community. The efficient response to COVID-19 from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital staff has supported flattening the curve and putting many residents who were infected on the path to recovery.
Additionally, the efforts of our essential workers in restaurants and grocery stores cannot go unnoticed. Grocery store and restaurant staff have continued to work to feed our community, with many making donations to our more vulnerable residents as well.
The fast adjustments that each of these businesses have made to support social distancing, increased sanitation and the protection of staff is a testament to the outstanding talent we have within Santa Clarita.
Although our community is navigating through uncharted territories, I also want to thank our residents for making physical distancing a priority and staying 679彩票网 as much as possible. I know how tough it has been and many of us have experienced economic, mental and physical hardships as a result.
Please understand that City staff remain available to address the needs of residents and continue to work to provide the high-quality of life in Santa Clarita that we all enjoy.
In addition to reaching us by phone or by email, I encourage you to visit for regular updates on resources for residents, businesses and non-profits during this time.
In light of the peaceful protests we have seen today in our City, and in consultation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the City of Santa Clarita is rescinding the curfew for this evening. There will be no curfew tonight in #SantaClarita.
In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a local emergency amid civil unrest in the Southern California region and set a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the city Thursday night.
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 679彩票网 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
To accommodate social distancing, the students of the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) have continued to meet virtually every week during regular rehearsal times, and the Artistic Staff of SCVYO have made sure that the quality of education has not diminished.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to review a motion Tuesday that urges the Sheriff’s Department, and the 46 different police departments within the county, to update their use-of-force policies and where appropriate new ones, such as requiring officers to intervene and halt officers from using excessive force.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 1,329 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 2,101 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 96 more than reported Friday.
Presently, convalescent plasma, remdesivir and IL-6 seem to improve patient status positively, and the government pays for experimental use. Apparently, if hospitals don’t use these treatments, they still get paid.
At a community vigil Friday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, characterized police brutality and racism as viruses, but thousands of protesters who swarmed the vigil challenged the lack of accountability for officers who attacked peaceful protesters.
California will permit schools, bars, gyms, hotels and other facilities to reopen, and music, television and film production to resume with certain restrictions starting June 12 in locations that meet state criteria for COVID-19 containment and preparedness.
After hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Santa Clarita on Thursday, about 100 took a knee outside City Hall on Friday to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will release the California Department of Education’s guidance document, “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” on Monday, June 8.
As a teenager, my father took me to Metropolitan State Mental Hospital several times, not for admission, but to learn how mental health affected his clients. Knowing my interest in medicine, he felt it was an opportunity to put my feet in someone else’s shoes.
A rumored protest in the Santa Clarita Valley became a reality Thursday, as an estimated 800 people marched, loudly chanting George Floyd’s name and “Black Lives Matter,” only to conclude serenely outside the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
Spearheading the many marches and messages through megaphones in the name of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday were some of the community’s very own students.