The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors released a statement Tuesday morning declaring monkeypox a local emergency.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell said the announcement was made to strengthen the county’s response to Monkeypox outbreak.
“This statement is crucial in helping us get through this virus,” City News Service reported Mitchell said in a statement.
California Governor Gavin Newsom declare a state of emergency on Monday due to the increasing number of cases of Monkeypox.
“California is working urgently at all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox, leveraging our robust testing, contact tracing, and strengthened community partnerships. During the pandemic to ensure that those most at risk are our focus on vaccines, treatment and access,” Gov Newsom said in a statement.
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