COMPTON – A coronavirus outbreak has been reported in Compton City
Hall with city councilor Isaac Galvan among several city employees who have
got infected with the virus.

Craig Cornwell, Compton City manager, has ceased mandating
that all city workers are tested for the virus. The county of Los Angeles
The Department of Health only reports four positive cases in Compton
The town hall.

However, 2UrbanGirls received a list of almost a dozen employees
Members who tested positive for COVID-19, including Galvan.

"I felt very lazy and tired and slept longer
than normal, ”said Galvan to 2UrbanGirls. "I couldn't get an appointment with anyone
As a member of Kaiser, I was able to get tested
There."

Kaiser confirmed that he had COVID-19 and was quarantined
14 days. After quarantine, he was advised to test whether the
Results had changed. He has tested negative ever since.

"I informed City Manager Craig Cornwell that I tested positive and
He replied that he would have my town hall office cleaned, ”said Galvan. When asked if Cornwell gave confirmation
The cleaning took place, Galvan said he didn't.

Galvan said he was told that several employees were in the water,
Business license, building and security, inspectors and public works
Departments tested positive for the deadly virus.

"I was both concerned and surprised that the city did not notify
Employees who have been tested positively by their colleagues and who gave no instructions
testing, ”said Galvan. "The city is now picking up temperatures [from
People] when entering the town hall. "

By July 18, 2,250 people had been tested in the city of Compton
positive for the deadly corona virus, according to the district with a
reported 30 deaths in a city with almost 100,000 inhabitants.

The Compton Unified School District has partnered with St. Johns
Well, Child Family Center, to offer the community places where
Residents can get tested for free at various schools across the district.

“The amount of Compton residents tested has
As a result, more residents were identified as COVID-19 positive
An important step to curb the spread of the virus, ”said Compton's school board
President Micah Ali said. “If more people are tested, there will be fewer people
exposed, especially older and vulnerable people. "

The city of Inglewood has ordered that all employees be tested
two weeks, although the L.A. County Department of Public Health has had no positive results
Falls in the town hall. The Mayor of Inglewood, James Butts, has not yet publicly announced whether
All employees tested positive.

Officials are concerned about the nationwide increase in cases
There are not enough tests available for those who experience symptoms and who
must be tested.

This has prompted health authorities to publicly ask employers
Stop using the free test sites because test kits are wasted
Designed to help people who experience symptoms and who are not insured. Many employers have sent employees to
the test centers as a condition for their continued employment.

"Not only are employers not legally entitled to the results,
But it bothers the people who work again and reduces our availability
appoints and transfers occupational health responsibilities to the county if
We should use these appointment slots for community surveillance, ”said Dr.
Cameron Emperor. "There is really no scientific basis to request proof
Negativity before returning to work. And to the extent that it expresses it
People who need tests can really do harm. "

Compton Unified
continues to offer free trials while the city of Compton has not yet issued a mandate
Checking their employees.

The city of Compton has
recorded a $ 9.8 million drop in sales and dismissed all of the parks and
Recreational staff, while Inglewood expects to lose $ 20 million related to that
Government closure initiated by Governor Gavin Newsom in March and reintroduced
July 13 due to the increase in positive cases across the state.

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