On the Town: Family Service Agency quickly changing its service model during coronavirus pandemic

From left, Angelia Cornelius, Laurie Bleick and Alex Walters are meeting on a regular basis to discuss, brainstorm and evaluate how Family Service Agency can best serve those in need.
From left, Angelia Cornelius, Laurie Bleick and Alex Walters are meeting on a regular basis to discuss, brainstorm and evaluate how Family Service Agency can best serve those in need.

It is not out of the ordinary for Laurie Bleick, executive director of the Family Service Agency of Burbank, or FSA, to regularly meet with her staff in what she calls “leadership meetings.”

What is out of the ordinary is for the team to all be wearing face masks, seated 6 feet apart from one another, and discussing how to change their service model on the fly. Continue reading “On the Town: Family Service Agency quickly changing its service model during coronavirus pandemic”

Coronavirus cases in Burbank reach the triple-digit mark

A woman wears a face covering as she walks down San Fernando Road in Burbank this past Saturday, the day after the city required customers and employees of essential businesses to wear masks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo by Raul Roa/Burbank Leader
A woman wears a face covering as she walks down San Fernando Road in Burbank this past Saturday, the day after the city required customers and employees of essential businesses to wear masks because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Burbank now has more than 100 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

The city reached the triple-digit mark over the weekend and, as of Monday afternoon, had 103 positive cases, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Burbank’s numbers have grown steadily since the novel coronavirus was first reported in the city on March 19. Continue reading “Coronavirus cases in Burbank reach the triple-digit mark”