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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:10 PM

Los Angeles County orders closure of garment manufacturer after 300 employees contract coronavirus

Los Angeles County health officials have ordered the closure of a garment manufacturing facility where more than 300 employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus, including four people who died from the disease.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) said in a statement Friday that the order came as a result of an investigation into Los Angeles Apparel, a basics apparel manufacturer and distributor founded in 2016. The company employs more than 350 people, according to its Facebook page.

DPH said that it initiated the probe after learning that three employees died of COVID-19 in June and that one succumbed to the virus in early July.

"The death of four dedicated garment workers is heartbreaking and tragic," DPH Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. "Business owners and operators have a corporate, moral and social responsibility to their employees and their families to provide a safe work environment that adheres to all of the health officer directives - this responsibility is important, now more than ever, as we continue to fight this deadly virus."


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napi21 Jul 2020 #1

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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:17 PM

1. So the factory owners were so greedy the GOV'T had to mandate their closing when the owners should

have done that themselves. Shame!

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