Q&A with LA County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer

As parts of Los Angeles are starting to open, there's a new order in place from the LA County Department of Public Health indicating masks have to be worn whenever you leave your house, with few exceptions. But, some people are confused as to what that exactly means. FOX 11's Tony McEwing spoke exclusively with Dr. Barbara Ferrer on Good Day LA Friday morning to help clear up some questions:

Lost your job? Here's what you need to know

Nearly 33.5 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in the past 7 weeks — a stunning record high that reflects the near-complete shutdown of the U.S. economy.

Breaking down immune-boosting foods to help fight illnesses

While shelter-in-place orders and proper hygiene and sanitation can lower your chances of getting COVID-19, there are other ways to protect yourself. You can boost your immune system to help fight off illness. Adding certain foods and supplements can do that. Your chances of fighting off the virus are greater is you are healthier. 

What is herd immunity and will it protect us from COVID-19?

People everywhere are searching for answers to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. One term that is being thrown around a lot is "herd immunity." So what exactly is it? Will it protect us from the deadly disease? Los Angeles Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer stopped by Good Day LA Friday to answer those questions.

How to use and remove gloves, masks safely

Masks and gloves can protect you against contact with infectious materials. However, once contaminated, gloves can become a means for spreading infectious materials.