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More than 200 COVID outbreaks identified at Los Angeles police, fire agencies since pandemic

Virus Outbreak California
Posted at 10:22 AM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 13:24:56-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KERO) — More than 200 coronavirus outbreaks have been identified at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the beginning of the pandemic.

The L.A. Times reported outbreaks have continued regularly even as vaccination rates increased among police and fire personnel.

A good portion of the outbreaks have occurred at LAPD and the L.A. fire departments.

Reports say some employees have filed lawsuits challenging a new rule requiring them to be vaccinated by next month.