LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County’s Department of Public Health, with consultation from County Counsel and the County’s Internal Services Department, to immediately develop and approve information technology purchase orders to continue to support enhancements to the Department of Public Health’s COVID data processing infrastructure, as well as automation of COVID data entry tasks to address data backlogs. The motion also directs the Department of Public Health to report back in 14 days regarding progress to address the data backlog.

“Recently, the Department of Public Health has experienced reporting delays resulting in backlog COVID-19 cases due to technical issues with data reporting systems. Improvements to automate data entry tasks to reduce data backlogs and implement new data processing capabilities are critical to effectively and efficiently combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The passage of this motion will continue to allow the County to make informed data driven decisions and provide data to the public.”

CONTACT: Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov