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COVID-19 Update

Good morning Pomona residents,

I know many residents are concerned about the recent news of the first COVID-19 case being here at the Pomona Valley Hospital (PVH). This morning I spoke to a key spokesperson at PVH to make sure our community is getting accurate information about the nature of this situation.

Right now the exposure level is low. The health associates who were involved in treating the patient diagnosed with the COVID-19 are currently self-quarantined at home until the Los Angeles Public Health Department is able to release the test results for those exposed to the patient.

I was also informed that one of the biggest concerns right now is: access to Coronavirus test kits. Based on information shared with me most states are only getting maybe 20 test kits per state which is a real concern. As of right now, PVH is addressing the immediate exposure within the hospital; the Los Angeles Public Health Department is tasked with investigating and tracking the patients steps before they were admitted to the hospital.

Additionally, the delay of test results is concerning. Pomona Valley Hospital has been able to secure test samples, but the test samples are then sent to the LA County Public Health for processing, where test results take at minimum 3 days to be released. We are in urgent need of test kits for those in our immediate surroundings.

Our PVG staff and professionals are taking all of the necessary precautions necessary to ensure there is a handle on the situation.

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

World Health Organization Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1

In Solidarity,

Miranda Sheffield

Pomona City Council Candidate, District #6

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Miranda Sheffield Announces Her Candidacy for the 2020 Pomona City Council Member Elections

Pomona, CA, Release: January 19, 2020. For Immediate Release

At her alma mater, Pomona High School, Miranda Sheffield proudly announced her independent candidacy for Pomona City Council District 6. Sheffield is a long-time resident of Pomona, organizer, student, and mother. Her campaign seeks people centered change in Pomona. Sheffield will face two incumbent council-members in this year’s local district race. 

Surrounded by her family and community, Sheffield’s platform prioritizes greater access to affordable housing, healthcare, and public transportation. Sheffield is determined to run a people-centered and grassroots campaign. Her personal and work experiences in the foster care system, participation with the Pomona Action Solidarity Collective, activism in housing and police oversight, as well as Masters’ Degree in International Human Rights Law (University of London ‘19) are testaments to her community-based efforts. From local to international issues, Sheffield is committed to creating a more sustainable and equitable world. 

“This campaign is about people’s power. This campaign is about all of us coming together to build a better and more just city for us and future generations. This is not another campaign driven on individual interests. This is our campaign,” is one of Sheffield’s key messages. Her campaign tour will encourage voter registration and host a series of people’s assemblies throughout the city focused on a variety of issues to engage community members. 

Amber Rose Howard, Nashon Mitchell, and Jesus Sanchez, all Pomona community members, shared their testimonies in support of Sheffield’s campaign. Their personal, political, and professional relationships with Sheffield span the entirety of her time in Pomona. Their strong endorsements were heard amidst the community’s applause. 

Sheffield’s work with the Pomona Action Solidarity Collective is especially relevant to her people-centered campaign. The collective serves as an organic community space pushing for transformational change in Pomona. PAS is “a collective of the unseen and unheard residents of Pomona that aim to empower community members around learning the local political landscape and alternative forms of governance by building resilient and accountable elected officials, community based organizations, and governments.” Sheffield’s campaign will announce upcoming local assemblies and other events that are dedicated to facilitating community dialogues in Pomona starting now. 

Learn more about Miranda Sheffield and her campaign by visiting: www.mirandasheffield.com

Contact Info 

Miranda Sheffield 2020 Pomona City Council Campaign 

Phone: (909) 784 5727

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @Miranda4Pomona

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Campaign Kick-Off

This campaign runs on people power.

District 6, represent!

Join us at Pomona High School on January 19th to kick off Miranda Sheffield’s official launch of her bid for Pomona City Council District 6. Doors to the Gym open at 3:00PM, and the event starts at 3:30PM.