Chair Mitchell Proclaims Monkeypox a Local Emergency

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— As the number of Monkeypox cases increase in our communities, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Holly J. Mitchell has issued a Proclamation of a Local Emergency for Monkeypox to bolster the County’s response to this outbreak. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote to ratify the proclamation of a local emergency.

“This proclamation is critical in helping us get ahead of this virus. By declaring a local emergency, it allows us to cut through the red tape to better dedicate resources and educate residents on how to protect themselves and help stop the spread. It will also allow the County to quickly administer vaccines as more become available and to take the necessary efforts to obtain supplies and enhance outreach and awareness.”

To read the full proclamation click here and for the motion click here.