Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 18, 2020 


COVID-19 UPDATE 7/17/2020 

As COVID-19 Cases Increase, Public HealthMonitors for MIS-C 



Tuesday, July 21: Schiff Will Host LA County Department of Public Health Director Barbara 

Thursday, July 30: Schiff Will Host LAUSD Board Member Jackie Goldberg and UCLA’s Dr. 
Robert Kim-Farley 


Washington, DC – Over the next two weeks, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host two 
telephone town halls to discuss the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic 
and unemployment crisis facing families, and how we can ensure the safety of students 
come Fall. Schiff will also discuss issues such as unemployment benefits, support for small 
businesses, and how his office can assist constituents. Schiff has previously hosted several 
telephone town halls throughout the year. 


“Families in our community are being tested in new and challenging ways during the coronavirus 
pandemic, as they struggle with rising unemployment, work and school closures, 
balancing work and family life, and trying to stay safe and healthy,” said Schiff. “As part of a 
continuing series of telephone town halls meant to complement virtual events online, I want 
to hear directly from constituents about what they are experiencing during the pandemic, 
and their suggestions on steps to improve our health and economy.” 


On Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00pm PT, Schiff will host a telephone town hall with Dr. Barbara Ferrer, 
the director of the Los Angeles Country Department of Public Health, to give constituents 
an update on how the federal government and L.A. County government, respectively, 
are responding to the pandemic. Dr. Ferrer is a nationally.known public health leader with 
over 30 years of professional experience as a philanthropic strategist, public health director, 
educational leader, researcher, and community advocate. 


On Thursday, July 30 at 7:00pm PT, Schiff will host a telephone town hall with LAUSD Board 
Member Jackie Goldberg and UCLA’s Dr. Robert Kim-Farley. Jackie Goldberg, who currently 
serves as the Board Member representing LAUSD’s 5th District, and previously served on 
both the Los Angeles City Council and the California State Assembly, will speak to the issue 
of school re-openings. Dr. Robert Kim-Farley is a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of 
Public Health with joint appointments in the departments of Epidemiology and Community 
Health Sciences. 


To Join the Telephone Town Halls: 


• A number of constituents will be automatically dialed in to the telephone town hall. 

• To join directly, constituents should call 855-408-1340. 

• Constituents may also watch the town hall on Rep. Schiff ’s Facebook page (www. or website ( 

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase, 
the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health 
(Public Health) continues to monitor for multisystem 
inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that is 
affecting a number of children under 21 years of age 
across the country who may have been exposed to 
COVID-19 or has COVID-19. 

To date, Public Health has identified 15 cases of MIS-C 
in LA County with a median age of 8 years, 7 months 
old. Forty percent of these cases were between ages of 
0 and 5 years old, 40% were between the ages of 6 and 
12 years old, and 20% were between the ages of 13 and 
20 years old. The majority of cases (73%) were Latino/ 
Latinx. No reported cases have died. 

MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can 
become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, 
brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. 

Public Health is advising physicians to consider for 
MIS-C in patient children under 21 years old who 
present with the clinical presentation and to notify 
the department immediately of any cases. 

Public Health confirms 62 new deaths and 2,885 new 
cases of COVID-19. Over the last 48 hours there have 
been 7,477 new cases. To date, Public Health has 
identified 150,319 positive cases of COVID-19 across 
all areas of LA County, and a total of 4,047 deaths. 

Of the 62 new deaths, 45 people who died were over 
the age of 65 years old, 15 people who died were between 
the ages of 41 and 65 years old and one person 
who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. 
22 people had underlying health conditions including 
nine people over the age of 65 years old and 13 people 
between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. One death was 
reported by the City of Long Beach. 

There are 2,122 confirmed cases of COVID-19 currently 
hospitalized, 26% of these people are confirmed 
cases in the ICU and 18% are confirmed cases on 
ventilators. Data continues to show younger people 
between the ages of 18 and 40 years old are being hospitalized 
at a higher rate than seen at any point in this 

Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying 
health conditions. Of those who died, information 
about race and ethnicity is available for 3,760 people 
(99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 
46% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 
26% among White residents, 15% among Asian 
residents, 11% among African American/Black residents, 
less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific 
Islander residents and 2% among residents identifying 
with other races. Upon further investigation, 34 
cases and three deaths reported earlier were not LA 
County residents. 

Testing results are available for over 1,465,000 individuals 
with 9% of all people testing positive. 

“To the families that are experiencing the sorrow of 
losing a loved one to COVID-19, please know that 
our thoughts and prayers are with you every day,” said 
Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public 
Health. “We know that more than 10,000 children 
and teens have been infected with COVID-19. Those 
who are affected with MIS-C are rare, but we are 
monitoring for this devasting condition. I also want 
to warn parents that even though our children and 
teens may not show the same symptoms and illness 
of COVID-19 when compared to older people, they 
can spread COVID-19 like anyone else and should 
wear face coverings if they are two years old and older 
and they should continue to practice physical distancing 
and avoid gathering with people outside of their 
household. I know this is difficult and frustrating, but 
we must stop the spread of this devasting virus.” 

To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 and protect 
students, teachers and the school community, a new 
Health Officer Order will be issued today to adhere 
to California Department of Public Health’s directive 
that schools in Los Angeles County and 31 other 
counties on the State’s monitoring list, cannot resume 
in-person learning next month. 

Current Health Officer Orders require business owners 
to close indoor operations at many businesses and 
take immediate action to implement strategies that 
protect workers and customers. 

The Order requires the closure of the following sectors 
for all indoor operations: 

Gyms and Fitness Centers 

Places of Worship 

Indoor Protests 

Offices for Non-Critical Infrastructure Sectors as 
identified at 

Personal Care Services(including nail salons, 
massage parlors, and tattoo parlors) 

Hair Salons and Barbershops 

Indoor Malls 

Bars, indoor dining at restaurants, indoor museums, 
indoor operations at zoos and aquariums, and cardrooms 
and satellite wagering facilities remain closed 
and all events and gatherings unless specifically allowed 
by this Order remain prohibited. 

Residents need to make sure they are doing their part 
as well. Residents should always wear a face covering 
securely over their nose and mouth and keep six feet 
apart from others not in their household when out in 
public and wash hands frequently. Everyone should 
avoid the Three Cs: Crowded places, Confined spaces 
and Close contact with others not in your household. 
Public Health reminds everyone that you remain safer 
at home. 

It’s important if someone thinks they could be positive 
for COVID-19 and are awaiting testing results, to stay 
at home and act as if they are positive. This means selfisolating 
for 10 days and 72 hours after symptoms and 
fever subside. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, 
they should plan on receiving a call from a public 
health specialist to discuss how to protect themselves 
and others, to find out where they may have been, and 
who they were in close contact with while infectious. 

The Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive 
Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery 
Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect 
yourself, your family and your community are on the 
Public Health website, 


WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds seniors and retirees that 
they are not required to take money out of their IRAs and workplace retirement plans this 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, waives required 
minimum distributions during 2020 for IRAs and retirement plans, including beneficiaries 
with inherited accounts. This waiver includes RMDs for individuals who turned age 70 . in 
2019 and took their first RMD in 2020. Roth IRAs do not require withdrawals until after the 
death of the owner. 

What if I already took my RMD? 

If an individual has already taken an RMD in 2020, including someone who turned 70 . during 
2019, the individual will have the option of returning the distribution to their account or 
other qualified plan. 

Since the RMD rule is suspended, RMDs taken in 2020 are considered eligible for rollover. 
Therefore, RMDs can be rolled over to another IRA, another qualified retirement plan, or 
returned to the original plan. 

An IRA owner or beneficiary who has already received an RMD in 2020 can also repay the 
distribution to the distributing IRA no later than Aug. 31, 2020, to avoid paying taxes on that 

IRS Notice 2020-51 also provides that the one rollover per 12-month period limitation and 
the restriction on rollovers to inherited IRAs do not apply to this repayment. 

The CARES Act provisions apply to most retirement plans, including traditional IRAs, SEP 
IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans, profit sharing plans and other 
defined contribution plans. The RMD suspension does not apply to qualified defined benefit 

Where can I find more information? 

More information on the CARES Act and retirement plans, including FAQs, can be found on 
at Coronavirus-related relief for retirement plans and IRAs questions and answers. 

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 


I used to think that the bacteria may be originating from raw eggs, so we created eggless cookie doughs. 
Terrible, right?! We thought the way to make edible cookie dough safe to eat was to simply leave out the 
eggs. You see, some raw eggs can contain salmonella. But raw eggs alone are not the only culprit. We’ve 
also discovered that E. coli can be viable in baking flour. Unbaked flour itself can contain E. coli contamination 
and can be just as damaging to your health as raw eggs. So, in short, it’s not advisable to eat raw 
cookie dough or other foods that use unbaked flour or raw eggs. 


First you’ll want to kill the bacteria in the raw flour by heating it to at least 165.Fto pasteurize the flour. 
You can quickly and easily pasteurize raw flour using one of these simple methods: 



• Microwave the flour for 1 minute and 30 seconds, stirring it every 15 seconds, or 

• Bake the flour spread out on a baking sheet and toast in a preheated oven at 350.F for 5 to 7 

• Regardless of the method, use an instant-read thermometer to ensure that the flour reaches 
165°F throughout. 

Pasteurize the raw flour in your microwave or oven, let it cool, then use it in edible cookie dough recipes 
and no-bake cookie recipes so you can indulge in one of life's guilty pleasures—licking the bowl—with 
a lot less fear. 

How To Pasteurize Eggs 



• Bring the eggs (in their shells) to room temperature (20 to 30 minutes before pasteurizing). 

• Place the eggs in a saucepan filled with cold water and fitted with a digital thermometer. 

• Turn on the heat and bring the water up to 140°F. 

• Keep the water temperature at 140°F for 3 minutes (and no more than 142°F), reducing the heat 
on the burner if necessary. 

• Remove the eggs from hot water and rinse immediately and thoroughly with cold water. 

• Store the pasteurized eggs in the refrigerator until needed or use right away. 

• Now you can sneak that taste of raw cookie dough before it’s folded into your homemade ice 


How 2 

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Yield: Approximately 2 cups 


1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature 

1 cup brown sugar, packed 

1 pasteurized egg (see procedure above) 

2 tablespoons heavy cream 

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 cup flour, pasteurized (see procedure above) 

1/2 cup chocolate chips 



1. First, make sure you have enough pasteurized flour to complete this recipe. Do not skip this 
step— untreated flour can contain contaminants and is not safe to eat. Follow the directions above. 

2. In a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

3. Add the egg, cream, vanilla and salt. Mix to combine. 

4. Add the pasteurized flour and mix to incorporate. 

5. Fold in the chocolate chips. 

6. Scoop, serve and enjoy! 

7. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for 
up to a week or freeze the dough for up to 6 months. 

ChefSecret: If you are planning on adding the 
dough to ice cream, portion out the dough into 
dime-size nuggets and freeze. Add to the ice cream 
when the freezing process is complete. Adding unfrozen 
particulate of any kind (including chocolate 
chips) to ice cream will make it icy and not quite as 

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