County of Los Angeles - Update 7/9/20 - Prosper LA, Exposure, School Supply Drive, & School Reopenings

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July 09, 2020


7/9/20 

PROSPER LA, COVID-19 EXPOSURE, SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE, AND SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS UPDATE

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Prosper LA

Prosper LA

Submit your ideas! LA County is seeking innovative ideas  to streamline our contracting process, assist businesses, and identify potential cost-savings to County operations.  This effort is part of the County's roadmap to economic recovery from the impacts of the pandemic. Actionable ideas will help the County: 1) improve its internal procedures, 2) empower businesses, and 3) expand public-private partnerships.

To submit ideas, visit prosperla.lacounty.gov and fill out the intake form. 

For more on Prosper LA, including COVID-19 resources & business assistance, click here

What Does It Mean to Have Been "Exposed" to COVID-19?

Exposure

If you're wondering what it means to have been exposed to COVID-19, today's segment is for you. You (or someone you know) may have been exposed to COVID-19, if you:

  • Were within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes; or
  • Had unprotected contact with an infected person's body fluids (i.e., being coughed or sneezed on); or
  • Shared utensils or saliva with an infected person; or
  • Provided care for an infected person without wearing appropriate protective equipment

This may prompt you to ask "How do I know if a person is infected?" Chances are you may not. Unfortunately, based on everything we know about COVID-19, knowing a person is infected is not easy. Many COVID-19 infected individuals are asymptomatic (have COVID-19 and don't exhibit symptoms). This is precisely the reason health experts are urging the public to follow safety protocols by wearing face coverings and maintaining a 6 ft. distance from those outside of your household.

So, what if you hear you were in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19? If this is your predicament, you'll want to learn as much as you can! The infected person you were in contact with was infectious 48 hours before their symptoms began, and remain infectious for a minimum of 2 weeks. This reality makes LA County's DPH Home Quarantine Instructions for Close Contacts to COVID-19 more important than ever. You'll want to follow our quarantine guidance to avoid spreading the disease.

If you've tested positive and have no symptoms (are asymptomatic), you are considered infections from 48 hours before your test was taken, until a minimum of 10 days after your test. You'll need to follow our DPH Home Isolation Instructions for People with COVID-19.

If you think you've been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor. If you don't already have one, dial 2-1-1 and get connected to one. For more information on LA County's health guidance and safety protocols, click here.

Backpack & School Supply Drive

Toy Loan Supply Drive

The LA County Department of Public Social Services' (DPSS) Toy Loan Program, which serves approximately 3,500 children a month at more than 50 locations, is hosting a School Supply Drive to benefit low-income children across the County.

The Backpack & School Supply Drive will run through August 6 and is currently accepting the following items (in new condition):

Backpacks, lined paper (college and wide rule), index cards, folders, notebooks/notepads, calculators, pencils and pens, binders, pencil cases/sharpeners, art supplies, erasers, glue, and rulers (among other school items).

To help LA County's most vulnerable children prepare for the new school year, you can: 1) Donate via Amazon Smile here OR 2) Schedule your donation drop-off by e-mailing: toyloan@dpss.lacounty.gov.

Update from LA County's Superintendent of Schools

School Update

LA County parents, teachers and students may be wondering what the start of the new school year will bring. While many factors, metrics or conditions are being considered, LA County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo has issued the following statement:

We want to do everything possible to bring students back to school as safely as possible. Districts have been planning to reopen since the day they closed, and we know our young people learn best in the classroom. However, it is important to acknowledge that planning for reopening is complicated. Our plans must abide by public health orders. Our models must meet the needs of all students, including their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Districts have plans for different types of instructional models and scenarios. The goal of each plan is to get students back into safe classroom environments, whether we bring everyone back at once, in phases or with hybrid models. Different models will offer parents choices in what works best for their child. We are working on partnerships to find alternative locations to support our families who need childcare support. We are looking at ways to support students who struggle with learning.

School districts are faced with difficult decisions as we await final guidelines from the Department of Public Health. We are grappling with financial uncertainty and concerns about paying for required health and safety equipment, even as supplies arrive from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

While the future is uncertain, we want every family, student, educator and school employee in Los Angeles County to know our 80 school districts are focused on continuing to educate and support our young people while complying with public health guidelines. It is LACOE’s commitment to help districts succeed by leveraging partnerships and resources and providing guidance, technical assistance and support.

For information on LA County's School Reopening Guidelines, click here.

To keep up with LA County's Office of Education visit them online at lacoe.edu or follow them on FacebookInstagramTwitter, or YouTube.

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7/7/20

HEALTH OFFICER ORDER & PLACES OF WORSHIP, DOING YOUR PART, AND TESTING SITE FUNDING

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

ICYMI: Health Officer Order & Places of Worship

Three Cs

Over the weekend, LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) updated the Protocol for Places of Worship, in the Health Officer Order, to align with Governor Newsom's recent directives. These modifications prohibit singing and chanting for indoor services.

If you missed this change, read latest Protocol for Places of Worship. If you're curious about what's open or closed throughout LA County, click here to see a detailed list.

Openings, Closures & Doing Your Part

COVID-19 case counts & hospitalizations continue to rise in the County. The number of County residents engaging with people outside of their households is also on the rise, while the number of people staying at home decreases.

Today's reminder of what's open, and what remains closed, is our way of preventing the further spread of COVID-19 in LA County:

  • Opened: all beaches, beach parking lots, beach bike paths, beach facilities and beach accessways (opened on Monday, July 6 at 5 a.m.)
  • Closed: all bars, breweries, brew pubs, pubs, wineries and tasting rooms; all indoor operations at restaurants (indoor dining), card rooms, satellite wagering facilities, zoos, aquariums and museums (closed until further notice)

Are you doing your part to curb the spread? The following slide shows us the percent of County residents remaining at home (except for essential activities or exercise) is decreasing:

Those staying at home

This slide shows us the percent of County residents having close contact with people outside of their household is increasing.

Nonhousehold engagement

Do your part to curb the spread of COVID-19 by avoiding locations where the disease can spread. And practice the basic rules: 1) cloth face coverings, 2) physical distancing of at least 6 ft from non-household members, 3) frequent and thorough hand-washing, and 4) resisting the urge to touch your face.

To learn more about the latest health guidance, testing information, or resources for making it through this difficult time, visit covid19.lacounty.gov.

LA County's New Commitment to Testing Site Funding

HOA

LA County, today, committed $400,000 in one-time bridge funding to support staffing-related costs at COVID-19 testing sites operated by CORE within the City of Los Angeles.

This financial support aims to preserve critical testing access, especially in low-income, vulnerable communities hard-hit by the epidemic, as health officials point to rising numbers of positive cases and positive tests as evidence of increased community spread. The County’s contribution to CORE will help support their current operations while the nonprofit organization secures other funding streams and will be extended as needed. Contrary to media inquiries, yesterday’s temporary closure of Dodger Stadium was due to a planned staff training, not a result of a lack of funding.

For more details, read today's full announcement here.

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7/6/20 

TESTING, PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM EXTENDED, LA REGIONAL COVID-19 RECOVERY FUND FOR BUSINESSES, FREE LEGAL SERVICES, AND GREAT PLATES DELIVERED

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Time for a COVID-19 Test?

COVID Symptoms

If you're feeling under the weather and think you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call your primary care provider. COVID-19 symptoms include:

Fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell.

Wherever possible, you should receive testing in consultation with your healthcare provider to ensure continuity of care & optimal follow-up. If you do not have insurance & need help connecting to a healthcare provider, dial 2-1-1.

To check availability or make an appointment, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing

Extended: Paycheck Protection Program for Businessess

SBA

Over the weekend, the federal government extended the deadline for businesses to apply for aid under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Businesses now have until August 8 to apply for a loan through the Paycheck Protection program.

To find out how you can apply, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Apply Today for the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund

COVID-19 Regional Recovery Fund

LA County, the City of Los Angeles, and numerous philanthropic partners have established the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund for small businesses, non-profits and micro-entrepreneurs facing unprecedented economic challenges due to COVID-19.

The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund aims to distribute:

1) $5,000 grants to micro-entrepreneurs; and

2) $15,000 grants to non-profits and small businesses. Grants will be distributed through an equitable lottery system, to ensure equitable access to capital across various demographics in the Los Angeles region.

Access a full list of local partners providing technical assistance, by visiting the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund website. Visit LACOVIDFund.org to access Fund resources online.

Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County

Neighborhood Legal Services

Each year, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County (NLSLA) provides free legal assistance to more than 100,000 individuals and families across incorporated and unincorporated areas of LA County. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NLSLA's services are more critical than ever.

If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance during this challenging time, NLSLA is ready to help. Contact our team of experts:

By Phone (Mondays - Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m):

General Help Line: 1 (800) 433-6251

Health Help Line: 1 (800) 896-3202

Online:

General Legal Assistance: visit nlsla.org 

COVID-19 Legal Assistance: visit nlsla.org/covid-19-legal-changes

New User-Friendly DPSS Website  * Link Corrected *

DPSS Website

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) launched a new website, last week, to provide LA County residents with information on DPSS programs and services.

The new website ensures a greater user experience. Improvements include increased visibility, accessibility and look and feel of the site. And now, it's mobile device friendly!

Visit DPSS at dpss.lacounty.gov.

Do You Know a Senior in Need of Free Meal Assistance? 

If you know a senior in need of meal assistance, it's not too late for them to apply for LA County's Great Plates Delivered Program.

Through Great Plates Delivered, LA County is providing three (3) home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults & adults over 60 who are at high-risk for COVID-19. This effort is not only assisting LA County seniors, but it is also helping LA County's local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work. 

See how Great Plates Delivered is helping Glendale catering company Marbled LA (and others) stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Great Plates Glendale Story

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high-level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.


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7/2/20 

SAFER AT HOME THIS FOURTH, VIRTUAL BLOCK PARTY, NEW DPSS WEBSITE, AND SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Safer at Home this Fourth

Safer at Home graphic

Celebrate the Fourth Free From COVID-19

LA County residents are urged to stay home this 4th of July holiday weekend to slow the spread of COVID-19 & ensure the healthcare system is not overwhelmed. Do your part to keep the County safe and moving ahead toward recovery.

Rather than going forth on the 4th, LA County residents should celebrate with members of their own households, avoid large gatherings, and practice the basic rules that keep everyone safer during the pandemic:

  • cloth face coverings,
  • physical distancing of at least 6 ft from non-household members,
  • frequent and thorough hand-washing, 
  • and resisting the urge to touch your face.

With COVID-19 case counts & hospitalizations on the rise, the County moved swiftly to modify its Health Officer Orders this week. To prevent gatherings where the virus can spread:

  • All beaches, beach parking lots, beach bike paths, beach facilities and beach accessways will be closed from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3, until 5 a.m. Monday, July 6.
  • Public fireworks displays have been cancelled.
  • All indoor operations at restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, card rooms, zoos, aquariums and museums will temporarily close.
  • All patrons and employees of fitness facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings masks & gloves at all times while inside the facility.

Skip the Fireworks

With this year’s fireworks shows now prohibited throughout LA County, the LA County Fire Department (LACoFD), First District Supervisor Hilda Solis, the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), and other public safety partners hosted a press conference, this morning, to remind the public that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated LA County. 

Skipping the fireworks, during COVID-19, has never been so important. Watch this to see why:

July 4 PSA

Those who use, possess, sell, & manufacture illegal fireworks will be fined.

Stay safe this holiday weekend, by visiting LA County Fire Department's website or following them on InstagramFacebook or YouTube.

To see the latest health guidance, testing information, or resources for making it through this difficult time, visit covid19.lacounty.gov.

July 4 Block Party

July 4 Block Party

Although Grand Park in downtown L.A. will be closed to public gatherings and picnics this holiday, its annual 4th of July Block Party will take place -- virtually!

Catch the show live:

To watch a preview of what's in store for you this Fourth of July, click here.

New User-Friendly DPSS Website

DPSS Website

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched a new website to provide LA County residents with information on DPSS programs and services.

The new website ensures a greater user experience. Improvements include increased visibility, accessibility and look and feel of the site. And now, it's mobile device friendly!

Visit the new DPSS website at dpss.lacounty.gov.


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7/1/20 

NEW HEALTH ORDER, INDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING IN-PERSON DINING TO CLOSE, AND INCIDENT REPORT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

New Health Order: Indoor Activities Including In-Person Dining to Close, Additional Requirements

Three Cs

LA County is moving swiftly to address the increasing spread of COVID-19 across the County and, later today, will be announcing a revised Health Officer Order (HOO) to follow a series of new state directives. The new directives have emphasized the need for LA County residents to avoid crowds, especially in indoor spaces.

Today's HOO will include:

The temporary closure of indoor, in-person dining at restaurants, indoor museums, indoor children’s museums, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums, and cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities.

  • The lowest risk dining options are still drive-through, delivery, take-out and curb-side pick up. Being in enclosed spaces for long periods of time poses an increased risk for patrons. Outdoor dining offers increased ventilation; and can be achieved safely with limited capacity and tables spaced at least 6 feet apart. Strict adherence to public health guidelines must also be followed. Restaurant food servers must wear masks and face shields.
  • As a reminder, the modified HOO requires businesses with 3 (or more) known cases of COVID-19 within the workplace over the span of 14 days to report the outbreak to the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Bars have also been ordered to remain closed in all 19 counties on the State's watch list, including LA County.

Additional requirements are to be implemented at fitness facilities. While fitness facilities will remain open, all patrons and employees will be required to wear cloth face coverings masks and gloves at all times while inside the fitness facility.

Family gatherings are traditional for the holiday weekend. This year, however, LA County residents should celebrate only with members of their immediate households.

State enforcement strike teams will be deployed throughout California, beginning today, targeting non-compliant workplaces in partnership with local public health departments and businesses.

It is more important than ever to follow prevention practices outlined by LA County's Department of Public Health:

  1. Please continue to wear your cloth facial covering.
  2. Practice physical distancing.
  3. Wash your hands frequently.
  4. And don’t touch your face.

People with underlying health conditions, who are at higher risk for serious illness or death due to COVID-19, should take special precautions and stay at home wherever possible.

Please contact your healthcare provider to request a test if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you don’t have a provider, please call 211 to get connected to one. Registration for test appointments, next week, at LA County operated sites will be available starting on Friday, July 3 here.

See today's DPH update on the number of COVID-19 cases across LA County.

For more information on how to stay safe, visit covid19.lacounty.gov.

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6/29/20 

COVID-19 CASES, POSITIVITY RATES & HOSPITALIZATIONS

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Update: COVID-19 Cases, Positivity Rates & Hospitalizations

Today's update included a disturbing new milestones for LA County. The following are highlights from today's Department of Public Health (DPH) and Health Services (DHS) report:

  1. A rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases.
    • LA County has surpassed 100,000 positive cases (100,772 cases, as of today).
    • Our positivity rate has jumped to nearly 9% (from 6% in late May), even as testing capacity has remained high. 
  2. Hospitalizations are on the rise in LA County. Transmission has increased & hospitalizations are increasing steeply.
    • In just 2 weeks, we have seen a 27% increase in daily hospitalizations (from 1,319 on May 14th to 1,669 on June 27th).
  3. One in 140 people are infectious in LA County. Last week, that was 1 in 400.

 

The following illustrates the top reasons behind LA County's further spread of COVID-19:

DPH and DHS Update

The fast increases in cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations are cause for great concern. While LA County residents are anxious to go back to normal, DPH and DHS caution LA County is nowhere near that. 

LA County residents are urged (more than ever) to do their part to curb the further spread of COVID-19. Please:

  1. Wear your face covering.
  2. Stay at least 6 ft apart from anyone outside of your household.
  3. Wash your hands frequently.

This will make a difference in LA County's ability prevent further spread and the unnecessary loss of life.

For further details on today's update, visit dhs.lacounty.gov or publichealth.lacounty.gov. For the latest health guidance, testing information, and resources for making it through this difficult time, visit covid19.lacounty.gov.

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6/26/20

COVID-19 FACT #5, COUNTY'S EVICTION MORATORIUM & RENT FREEZE HAVE BEEN EXTENDED, AND #FRIDAYTHOUGHT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

COVID-19 Fact #5

Don't let misconceptions about COVID-19 hinder LA County's ability to prevent future spread. Know the facts, so you and your community can stay safe. Today's final segment of COVID-19 Facts brings you Fact #5:

COVID-19 Fact #5  

 

COVID-19 

Fact #5:

Face coverings and public health practices make a BIG difference in stopping the spread.

 

We know that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory dropletsCloth face coverings AND keeping your distance, prevent the spread of droplets. That's why physical distancing plus:

  • not touching your face,
  • washing hands frequently,
  • avoiding gatherings,
  • and staying home when sick make a big difference in stopping the spread.

If you've missed COVID-19 Facts #1 - 4, it's not too late to Get the Facts. Visit covid19.lacounty/facts to stay safe during this COVID-19 health emergency.

Tenants & Landlords: Temporary Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze Have Been Extended to July 31

Tenants & Landlords

Earlier this week, LA County issued an executive order which extends an existing temporary moratorium on evictions in parts of LA County, in response to the COVID-19 health emergency.

The eviction moratorium will remain in place until July 31, 2020. The temporary eviction moratorium covers:

  • all residential & commercial tenants in LA County, except those who live or conduct business in cities with their own eviction moratoria; and
  • it includes a ban on evictions for nonpayment of rent, if the tenant can show they have been financially impacted by the health emergency, among other protections.

The order also extends the temporary rent freeze in the unincorporated areas of LA County. This means property owners may not increase rent for rental units or spaces covered by LA County’s Rent Stabilization and Mobile Home Rent Stabilization ordinances.

These actions are retroactive to March 4, 2020.

Tenant & Landlord Resources are available through LA County's Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA). DCBA has developed guidelines, in the interest of both property owners & tenants, to: 1) help understand the temporary Eviction Moratorium and 2) take proactive steps now.

The Guidelines, available at dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions, include the following topics that owners should consider as they plan for the months ahead:

  • Applicability for residential & commercial tenants
  • How to determine reasonable financial impacts
  • Notice requirements & documentation
  • Guidance for repayment of rent once the moratorium is lifted
  • Resolving disputes between landlords & tenants

DCBA also provides expanded foreclosure prevention assistance for landlords with 15 or fewer units. 

If you are a renter or property owner facing financial difficulty, contact a DCBA Rent Stabilization counselor to learn about available resources: call (833) 223-RENT (7368), e-mail rent@dcba.lacounty.gov, or visit them online at rent.lacounty.gov.

#FridayThought: Wear A Mask.

BYOM Young People  

 

We are seeing a rise in cases of COVID-19 among younger people aged 18-40.

 

If you're heading out to work, are (finally) getting that haircut, or are thinking about hitting the gym - don't forget your mask.

Everyone is at risk of COVID-19! Do your part, protect yourself and your community. 

Wear a mask.

 

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Learn more at covid19.lacounty.gov.

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6/25/20

COVID-19 FACT #4, DOING YOUR PART, AND FREE MEALS FOR SENIORS

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

COVID-19 Fact #4

Don't let misconceptions about COVID-19 hinder LA County's ability to prevent future spread. Know the facts, so you and your community can stay safe:

COVID-19 Fact #4  

 

 

COVID-19 

Fact #4:

COVID-19 is NOT the flu.

 

The differences? 

The risk of dying from COVID-19 is much higher than that of the flu:

  • COVID-19: approximately 15,000/week "counted deaths" during mid-April.
  • Flu: approx. 750/week "counted deaths" during typical influenza "peak week."

We don't know much about COVID-19 including patternssymptoms, and even long term health effects on many who survive...

Doing Your Part to Limit the Spread of COVID-19?

Doing Your Part?

Help keep LA County on the Road to Recovery by doing your part to limit the spread of COVID-19. It only takes one person to spread COVID-19 to everyone you live with.

Avoid gathering with others you don't live with, to protect everyone you DO live with. And remember:

  1. Wear your face covering.
  2. Stay at least 6 ft apart from anyone outside of your household.
  3. Wash your hands frequently.

For the latest health guidance, testing information, and resources for making it through this difficult time, visit covid19.lacounty.gov.

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6/23/20 

COVID-19 FACT #2, NEW RESOURCES FOR LATINO COMMUNITIES, CA GOVERNORS' MESSAGE TO YOU, AND INCIDENT REPORT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

COVID-19 Facts

Don't let misconceptions about COVID-19 hinder LA County's ability to prevent future spread. Know the facts, so you and your community can stay safe:

COVID-19 Fact 2  

 

 

COVID-19 Fact #2: The most important COVID-19 metric is the number of new patients requiring hospitalization.

 

 

Why? New hospitalizations mean increased spreadIncreased spread means new measures are needed to reduce it.

ICYMI: New Mental Health Resources for Latino Communities

DMH

Yesterday, LA County announced new resources for Latino communities, in response to a an increased need for COVID-19 related mental health services. In LA County, Latino communities have: 1) the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, 2) the highest death rate, and 3) are more likely to say that they or someone in their household has experienced a pay cut or job loss due to COVID-19. 

In case you missed it, the following are highlights from yesterday's announcement (read the announcement in Spanish here):

  • LA County's Department of Mental Health (DMH), in partnership with the UCLA Hispanic Neuropsychiatric Center of Excellence, is building up a team of 150 Spanish-speaking “promotores” (trusted messengers who will connect people with services) who will work side-by-side with DMH clinicians to ensure vulnerable Latino communities are tested for COVID-19 and connected with improved and expanded mental health resources.
  • UCLA and DMH have established bilingual support groups for Latino parents of children with disabilities and mental disorders (such as autism and ADHD) as many of these families are struggling due to the pandemic. There are bilingual support groups for elderly persons and caregivers who are also more likely to be struggling at home during this time.
  • In addition to work in the community, UCLA has created resiliency training for DMH psychologists to support them in dealing with their own burnout and grief.

If you missed yesterday’s live broadcast on LA County's latest effort, view it here. For mental health support or services, please call 800-854-7771 or text "LA" to 741741. Our caring team of DMH experts is ready to assist you.

California Governors' Message to You

CA Governors's PSA

"Californians look out for each other - no matter who you voted for." 

California Governors Newsom, Brown, Schwarzenegger, Davis and Wilson have joined forces to remind you that our fight against COVID-19 isn't over. Wear a mask. Your actions save lives. 😷

For more information on how to stay safe, visit covid19.lacounty.gov.

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6/22/20 

UPDATE ON LA COUNTY'S HOSPITAL-DEMAND MODEL, COVID-19 FACTS, THE CENSUS, AND INCIDENT REPORT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

DHS Update: Hospital-Demand Model, COVID-19 Facts

COVID-19 Hospital-Demand Model Update

DHS New Patients

Today's update is brought to you by Dr. Christina Ghaly, the Director of LA County's Department of Health Services (DHS). She's shares:

  1. The number of new cases of COVID-19 requiring care in our hospitals each day remains constant.
  2. In terms of the hospital system, LA County's COVID-19 DHS Hospital Demand Model currently projects:
  • Hospital Beds & Ventilator numbers appear adequate to meet the projected need for the care of additional COVID-19 patients over the next 4 weeks.
  • The number of ICU Beds is more limited, in part, due to the need to care for a greater number of non-COVID patients (as people receive critical non-COVID services). This supply may become inadequate if LA County's rate of transmission increases.

3. This week's Rate of Transmission (R) is slightly under 1 - specifically, our model is now calculating it as 0.94, with a range of uncertainty from 0.83 to 1.03.

  • The R being reported, as of today, specifically includes an adjustment down for those who are presumed to already be immune due to prior infection.
  • LA County has made the change so that our model output is consistent (and directly comparable), with how other communities and models report R.

To learn more about the data included in Dr. Ghaly's update, today, visit dhs.lacounty.gov. Once there, you'll find: 1) Regularly updated COVID-19 Hospital Demand Model Projections; 2) A COVID-19 Dashboard, which contains information on LA County's available hospital beds, supplies, hospitalized patients and COVID-19 demographics; and 3) The COVID-19 Patient Webpage, where you can access the COVID-19 Nurse Advice Line, schedule appointments or get help with making appointments, ordering medication, locating the nearest Urgent Care location, and more.

COVID-19 Facts

Also included in Dr. Ghaly's update to County residents, is a series of misconceptions about COVID-19, that risk hindering LA County's ability to prevent future spread.

Today, we introduce you to a week-long segment on COVID-19 Facts, in order to keep you (and those around you) safe, while curbing the spread of COVID-19 across LA County:

COVID-19 Fact #1: The virus is spreading.

COVID Fact 1

How do we know?

  • By tracking the number of new patients requiring hospitalization with COVID-19 everyday.
  • Hospitalizations allow us to understand transmission, AND not be misled by increased cases because of more access to testing.

The Census

CENSUS

Unless every resident gets counted, LA County stands to lose millions of dollars that could go to hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. During the 2020 census, let's ensure equity and aim for everyone to get counted. Get counted

Remember, your information remains confidential, and under federal law, can only be used to produce statistics.


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6/20/20

NEW HEALTH OFFICER ORDER, LOCATIONS ALLOWED TO REOPEN TODAY, AND INCIDENT REPORT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

New Health Officer Order, Locations Reopening Today:

New HOO

LA County has issued a revised Health Officer Order as it moves forward in its Roadmap to Recovery. Yesterday's Order allows for the reopening of additional personal and recreational services to residents, with the appropriate infection control and distancing requirements in place.

Currently, LA County remains in Phase 3 of the State of California's Resilience Roadmap and continues to be in line with the State's guidelines. The County's seven-day death average has not increased, the three-day hospitalization average is down 5 % and the seven-day testing average is well above the State’s requirement at 17,000 tests conducted per day. In addition, the County's positivity rate is 8 %, which is in line with the State’s requirements.

Reopening

Although overall case counts are increasing (as testing becomes more widespread and there is more community transmission) the County continues to see steady decreases in: 1) The rate of COVID-19 infections, and 2) COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths.

That said, the following locations have been allowed to reopen as soon as today:

  • Nail salons
  • Cosmetology services
  • Spas offering aesthetic and massage services
  • Tattoo and piercing shops
  • Tanning salons
  • Casinos, card rooms and satellite wagering sites
  • Bar and wineries not anchored to food services

In addition, protests and faith-based services held outdoors no longer have limits on how many people can participate. 

Requirements

Just as is required for all out-of-home activities, visitors and staff of today's reopening sectors will have to: 1) Practice physical distancing; 2) Wear cloth face coverings; 3) Follow limited capacity directives; 4) Enhance cleaning and disinfecting procedures; and 5) People who feel sick should stay home.

If you're a business owner or employee, click on your sector (below) for the Reopening Protocol and Guidelines you'll need to follow:

LA County will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the capacity of our healthcare system to provide county residents with essential services. Should the rate of infection (and other key indicators) warrant, we may adjust orders to limit future reopenings or close reopened sectors.

Still Closed

Still closed are movie theaters, live performance theaters, entertainment centers, concert halls and venues, stadiums, arenas, gaming facilities, theme parks, lounges & nightclubs, hot tubs, steam rooms & saunas not located on a residential property & festivals.

Click here for a detailed list of what is currently open and closed in L.A. County.

For More Information

If you have questions about resuming the use of previously closed sectors, click here.

To keep up with LA County's detailed COVID-19 data and metrics, click here.

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6/18/20

DISASTER ASSISTANCE DUE TO CIVIL UNREST IS NOW AVAILABLE, LA COUNTY PARKS' CALL TO ENTREPRENEURS

Now Available: Disaster Assistance Due to Civil Unrest

Disaster Assistance

Disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now available to all LA County small business owners and nonprofits who suffered physical damage or economic injury due to the recent civil unrest that began on May 26, 2020.

What It Is

Disaster assistance is being provided in the form of low-interest loans for: 1) property damage and/or 2) economic injury. Loan amounts & terms are set by the SBA and are based on an applicant’s financial condition. Interest rates can be as low as:

  • 3 % for businesses and
  • 2.75 % for private nonprofit organizations

Who Is Eligible

Property Damage Assistance

  • Businesses of All Sizes & Private Nonprofit Organizations: may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.
  • SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

Economic Injury Assistance

  • Small Businesses, Small Agricultural Cooperatives, Small Businesses Engaged in Aquaculture & Most Private Nonprofit Organizations of Any Size: may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.
  • Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

When and How to Apply

Applications for Property Damage are due by August 17, 2020. Applications for Economic Injury are due by March 17, 2021.

  • Online: applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information & download applications at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov.  
  • By Phone: interested applicants who do not have access to the internet, have limited computer proficiency or speak languages other than English may instead contact the County’s Disaster Help Center at (833) 238-4450. Multilingual counselors are standing by to assist applicants in completing the survey Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • By Mail: Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

For More Information

Please visit the LA County Disaster Help Center at lacountyhelpcenter.org for additional information, and to learn more about disaster recovery resources available to LA County business owners.

Applicants may also contact the SBA via:

  • SBA's Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center: (916) 735-1500 (Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.); E-mail: FOCAWAssistance@sba.gov; staff will answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process & help each individual complete their electronic loan application.
  • SBA’s Customer Service Center: (800) 659-2955; individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
  • E-maildisastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: The Virtual Disaster Loan Center listed above is for Civil Unrest related assistance. The SBA will be establishing a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center, in the future, for assistance with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showcase Your Talents with LA County Parks!

LA County Parks

Are you an avid artist, musical maven, fitness fanatic, or enthusiastic entrepreneur? If so, bring your talent to LA County Parks and be part of the Contract Class Program.

LA County Parks is looking for highly talented independent instructors for the Fall 2020 season in:

Fine Arts, Urban Dance and Music, Photography, Music Instruction, STEAM Classes, Sports, Zumba, Ballet, Folklorico, Fitness, Crafts and a variety of hobbies.

Instructor applications & class proposals will be accepted through June 26 for the Fall 2020 season (scheduled to begin on September 1, 2020).

To apply or learn more, click here.

Questions? E-mail questions to ContractClasses@parks.lacounty.gov.

Are You a Senior In Need of Free Meal Assistance? 

Great Plates Delivered

If you're a senior in need of meal assistance, it's not too late to apply to join LA County's  Great Plates Delivered Program.

Through Great Plates Delivered, LA County is providing three (3) home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults & adults over 60 who are at high-risk for COVID-19.

This effort aims to assist County residents in need of home delivered meals, as well as help get our local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community back to work. 

See if you're eligible, by clicking here

Click here to apply in English.To apply in Spanish, click here.

If you have questions & are a meal applicant, e-mail: greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 211 for multi-lingual assistance over the phone.

 

GREAT PLATES DELIVERED HAS BEEN EXTENDED, TESTING IS AVAILABLE

 

Great Plates Delivered Has Been Extended

LA County's Great Plates Delivered program has been extended through Friday, July 10th. 

This program provides (3) free home-delivered meals a day from local restaurants to qualifying older adults and adults over 60 who are at high-risk of COVID-19. Great Plates Delivered not only helps LA County's most vulnerable residents, but helps get local restaurants, hospitality, and transportation industries back to work. To date, this program has provided 140,000 meals to 2,000 clients across LA County.

Eligibility

If you or a loved one are unsure about whether you qualify, LA County's Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS) prepared the following video for you. To watch in Spanish, click here

Great Plates Delivered

Eligible individuals: 

  • must meet age requirements: 1) are 65 or older or 2) are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with, exposed to or at high risk of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC.
  • are unable to prepare or obtain meals 
  • are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs such as CalFresh/SNAP 
  • must live alone or with one other program-eligible adult 
  • must earn between $25,520 to $74,940 (single household) or between $34,380 to $101,460 (two-person household) per year 
  • must live in unincorporated LA County or a city that does not offer its own Great Plates Delivered program 

Cities Offering Great Plates Delivered

Certain cities within LA County have chosen to operate their own Great Plates Delivered program. If you reside in any of the following cities, you will not be eligible for LA County's Great Plates Delivered program & must contact your city directly to enroll:

Apply 

To apply online in English, click here. To apply online in Spanish, click here. To learn more about this critical resource, visit https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates/.

Questions

Meal applicants can e-mail greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 211 for multi-lingual assistance. 

COVID-19 Testing is Available. Get Tested.

LA County takes this opportunity to remind residents that COVID-19 testing is available. We strongly encourage all LA County residents who are interested in being tested to first contact their Primary Care Provider or Healthcare Center about receiving a test at their facility. If you do not have access to this care or are unable to contact them, free testing is available across the County.

Currently, priority is given to those within either of the following categories:

  • Symptomatic persons with the following symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell
  • Asymptomatic persons: 1) Persons over age 65; 2) Those with a chronic medical conditions, or 3) Essential workers (in janitorial, security, airport, government, health care, and food & grocery groups. View a complete list of the essential workers group here.)
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in congregate institutional settings.

If you're unsure about your symptoms, and don't have a primary care provider, contact our COVID-19 Nurse Advice Line at (844) 804-0055. This free service is provided by LA County's Department of Health Services (DHS) and is available 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

To make an appointment for COVID-19 testingclick here.

To help us us spread the word about testing availability and requirements:

 

 

 

 

  1. Download our flyer (available in English, Traditional Chinese and Spanish) here.
  2. Share it with others.
  6-17-20 Multi-lingual Testing Flyer

Learn more by visiting LA County's COVID-19 website at covid19.lacounty.gov.

 

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6/16/20 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN DINING IN RESTAURANTS, REOPENING PROTOCOLS, ANSWERS TO YOUR REOPENING FAQs

What To Expect When Dining In a Restaurant

On May 29, in-person dining was allowed to resume in LA County. As restaurants begin to reopen (and patrons prepare to return to local favorites), LA County wants to make sure you know what to expect. 

If you're ready for the in-person dining experience, be prepared to:

  1. Make a reservation in advance.
  2. Be asked to wait in your car or outside the restaurant until your table is ready.
  3. Be checked for COVID-19 symptoms (including cough and fever).
  4. Wear a face covering when you're not eating or drinking.
  5. Use a posted, single-use or digital menu.
  6. See sanitizing stations.
  7. See limited seating capacity & physical distance between you and other patrons.
  8. See servers & staff in face coverings and face shields.

The Department of Health has shared the below graphic, as a quick reminder of what to expect when you're dining in a restaurant:

Dining In Restaurant

If you're a restaurant and are ready to offer the in-person dining experience, be sure you are implementing the following (including, but not limited to):

  1. Screening employees and patrons for symptoms, including cough and fever. Patrons feeling unwell should not eat at the restaurant.
  2. Requiring employees wear cloth face coverings and face shields.
  3. Prioritizing outdoor seating (if possible) and curbside pickup.
  4. Encouraging reservations.
  5. Asking customers to wait in their car or outside the restaurant until their table is ready, in order to prevent crowds from gathering.
  6. Implementing physical distancing measures.
  7. Requiring diners to wear cloth face coverings when not eating.
  8. Closing bar areas.
  9. Limiting occupancy capacity to 60%.

Read the complete Reopening Protocol for Restaurants (in English). You can also access the Reopening Protocol for Restaurants in multiple languages:

Have Questions? Concerns?

If you're a restaurant owner, employee or patron and still have questions regarding compliance, contact LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) by:

Protocols & Answers to Your Reopening FAQs

Reopening FAQs and Protocols

LA County's revised Health Officer Order has allowed for the reopening of key economic and community centers, today (including day camps, fitness centers, spectator-free professional sports, museums, campgrounds and entertainment production).

As each of these sectors begin to reopen, County residents may have many questions about what to expect when returning to their favorite places and activities. To answer these questions, LA County has prepared a series of FAQs that should guide you on the Road to Recovery.

Today's update offers highlights from our FAQ series, as well infection control protocols for the latest reopening sectors. To connect to protocols, click on any of the hyperlinks found throughout this segment. They'll take you there!

Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums 

  1. What are museums, galleries, zoos, & aquariums doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? Museums, galleries, zoos, and aquariums must ensure that all Public Health protocols are followed. Visitors and staff are required to use face coverings and practice physical distancing. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the County is limiting capacity in museums, galleries, zoos, and aquariums, to ensure that visitors observe limits in exhibit spaces and galleries. You should only visit a museum, gallery, zoo or aquarium with members of your own household.
  2. Do I have to wear a face covering? Yes, staff and visitors must wear face coverings while in museums, galleries, zoos or aquariums. This applies to all adults and children over the age of 2. Only individuals with chronic respiratory conditions or other medical conditions that make use of a mask hazardous are exempted from this requirement.
  3. Will I have my temperature taken at these facilities? Maybe. In some cases symptom checks will be conducted before you enter the establishment. Symptom checks must include coughing, shortness of breath or fever, and any other symptoms you may be experiencing. These checks can be done remotely or in person upon your arrival. Staff will also be screened for symptoms. Anyone feeling sick should stay home.

Day CampsCampgrounds

  1. What activities will be allowed at day camp? Will my child need to wear a cloth face covering the entire day? Campers will be able to do many of the things they normally do at camp  — exercise, arts and craft, play, etc.,  — but physical distancing and other precautions will be in place. All campers and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings while at camp, except while swimming, napping, eating/drinking or engaging in solo physical exertion (such as jogging alone). Children less than three years of age and those with health conditions that prevent masking are exempt.
  2. What happens to the day camp if one camper gets sick or tests positive? Anyone who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 should be isolated, must wear a face covering and be transported home or to a healthcare facility, as soon as possible. In consultation with the Department of Public Health, the camp may be considered for closure based on the risk level within the specific community as determined by the local public health officer.
  3. Can I go camping with my friends? Members of the same household should camp together. People who are not from the same household must maintain physical distance of at least six feet and everyone should wear face coverings.

  4. Can I rent equipment for activities? Rentals are allowed, but facilities may limit their rental program. It is recommended that you come prepared with everything you may need, including sporting equipment, when possible. If rentals are available, they must be cleaned and disinfected between each person’s use.

Hotels, Lodging, Short-Term Rentals 

  1. Are rooms cleaned daily or only at the end of a guest stay? It is up to each hotel/rental property to determine a cleaning schedule. Most hotels offer daily room cleaning.
  2. Will there be an in-room coffee maker available? Single-serve coffee makers may be provided with disposable cups, instead of glassware, coffee cups or multi-cup makers.
  3. How are hotel elevators managed to accommodate physical distancing? Elevator capacity is limited to 4 individuals or a family at a time for any elevator that does not allow for 6-foot physical distance between riders. All riders are required to wear cloth face coverings.
  4. Can I book an event (conference, wedding, meeting space)? No, gatherings are not permitted.
  5. Can I book a VRBO / Airbnb? Yes, with members of your own household.

Professional Sports Without Live Audiences 

  1. Will the sport be televised? Yes, but due to physical distancing, camera placements may be different than what we’ve seen before. 
  2. How are athletes going to physically distance? Physical distancing should be practiced to the extent possible. During games, the area where players are seated off-field (e.g., bench, dugout, bullpen) will be reconfigured to allow for physical distancing. Players, coaches and employees are discouraged from physical contact, including high-fives and hugs. During a game, equipment such as balls and bats should be cleaned and disinfected, to the extent that it is possible.
  3. Will athletes have to wear masks while they play? No, but they should wear masks when not on the court or field.

Click here for a detailed list of what is open and what remains closed in LA County.

To keep up with LA County's recovery process, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery.

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6/8/20

Have You Visited Our COVID-19 Website Recently?

If you haven't recently paid us a visit online, you may be missing out on the latest COVID-19 information we have to offer. Our 37 county departments and dedicated staff regularly contribute to the content you'll find on our website so that it's easy-to-read, useful, and up-to-the minute for you.

Become familiar with it by taking a look (or clicking on any of the links & images we've included) below.

Get to know our Home Page. It includes our Top News - at a glance!

COVID Website

 

This one-stop shop also includes information on the following resources (including, but not limited to):

COVID-19 Testing Webpage

 

  • Latest Health Orders
  • Testing
    • Requirements
    • Locations
    • Appointments

 

 

COVID-19 Food Webpage

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Recovery Webpage

 

We will continue to share the latest resources with you, your loved ones and community, to help you get through this difficult time. Add our website to your list of favorites or follow us on InstagramFacebookTwitterVimeo or YouTube to keep up with all COVID-19 developments in LA County.

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6/5/20 

All County COVID-19 Testing Sites Are Open

Testing

Earlier this week, the County's state of emergency impacted the operations of a number of County COVID-19 testing sites. Today, all County and State-run testing sites have opened and will resume their work of meeting the needs of the community, while ensuring the continued safety of patients and staff.

To make an appointment or learn more about current testing prioritiesvisit LA County's COVID-19 testing website.

County residents who have participated in demonstrations, over the past week, and think they have been exposed to COVID-19 while out in large crowds (because they were in close contact for at least 15 minutes with people who were not wearing face coverings), should remember that the virus has a long incubation period and it will be important to remain away from others as much as possible for 14 days. You are also urged to follow LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) guidance:

  1. Stay home & away from others for a minimum of 14 days after exposure. The incubation period is long (at least 14 days long). If you get tested right away, you're likely to test negative. Testing negative, after exposure, doesn't mean you can't become infected later during the incubation period.
  2. Wear a cloth face covering.
  3. Clean and disinfect all "high-touch" surfaces in your home every day.
  4. If you experience symptoms during home isolation, call your healthcare provider. If you don't have a provider, dial 2-1-1 for assistance.

LA County supports the rights of its residents to peacefully protest. But we must not forget that COVID-19 is still present in our communities and that gatherings of people in large crowds are risky. It is important to remember to wear a cloth face covering in addition to maintaining appropriate physical distance (6 ft) from others, while participating in a peaceful protest.

For further details on LA County's DPH Home Isolation Instructions, click here.

New Toolkit for Dine-In Restaurants

Toolkit for Dine-In Restaurants

LA County's Department of Public Health has prepared a toolkit for dine-in restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs and wineries offering sit-down, dine-in meals. The toolkit offers further guidance on:

  • COVID-19 Prevention Practices
  • Physical Distancing Requirements
  • Infection Control
  • Protecting Employees
  • Protecting Customers and 
  • Resources to communicate with your staff and customers

Restaurants and other food facilities are encouraged to support takeout and delivery service when possible.

If you still have questions about prevention practices and/or requirements, visit LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) website or call (888) 700-9995 for more information.


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5/27/20 

RESTAURANTS CAN NOW APPLY ONLINE FOR GREAT PLATES DELIVERED, WHAT'S OPEN IN LA COUNTY, AND INCIDENT REPORT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Calling All Restaurants!

Great Plates Delivered

LA County's application for Great Plates Delivered is now available online.

If you're a restaurant owner, you may be thinking of ways to reengage with the community, as you look to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. If so, Great Plates Delivered might be a good opportunity for you.

The program, which aims to assist those in need of home delivered meals and to help get local restaurant, hospitality and transportation communities back to work, provides three meals a day to qualifying older adults.

Onboarding Packet

If you're interested in participating in the Great Plates Delivered program, we've prepared an "Onboarding Packet" for you. It includes:

Enroll

The restaurant enrollment process includes five steps. If you're ready to enroll, you'll want to:

  1. Fill out the LA County online application
  2. Confirm and sign the Master Agreement. See a sample.
  3. Register as an LA County Vendor here. 
  4. Receive Work Order (based on demand).
  5. Set up Method of Payment.

Note: Restaurants who've already submitted the Food Provider Interest Form (with the State of California) must also fill out the online application for LA County to be considered.

Questions

Individuals can e-mail greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 211. Restaurants can e-mail greatplatesrestaurant@wdacs.lacounty.gov. For contract-related questions, e-mail GPDPcontracts@wdacs.lacounty.gov.

Wondering What's Open in LA County?

If you missed yesterday's Health Order, and have questions about what's re-opened in the county, you're in luck! LA County's Department of Public Health has prepared a helpful list of what's open (or not) in LA County. Check it out!

And remember, regardless of where you go:

  1. COVID-19 remains a serious risk.
  2. Continue to practice physical distancing.
  3. Wear a face covering whenever you are around others.
  4. Wash your hands frequently.
  5. Stay home if you are sick or if you've been in contact with someone who is sick.

Click here to see yesterday's Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community health order.

To learn more about the protocols to follow, select any of the following: 1) Retail Businesses Opening for In Person Shopping, 2) Office-Based Work Sites, 3) Shopping Center Operators, 4) Places of Worship, and 5) Vehicle Based Parades or Drive Thru Events. You can also visit the Department of Public Health's website here.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.


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5/21/20 

MARRIAGE & GRADUATION CEREMONIES

Ready To Say "I Do"? LA County Has Just The Thing For You.

Marriage

If you're ready to walk down the aisle - wait no more! LA County's Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk announced, this week, residents can now purchase a marriage license & have their civil ceremony on the same video conference call!

It's as easy as 1,2,3:

1. Make sure you're eligible. One or both of you must meet the criteria:

  • One individual must be a resident of LA County
  • Both individuals must be in the same place in the State of California
  • Both individuals must have valid government identification
  • Must have a device with video/audio capabilities (desktop, laptop, tablet or phone)
  • Must have an internet connection
Marriage

2. Book your appointment. If you meet the above criteria, call 800-201-8999 (and select option 1) to book your appointment. We will accommodate all couples on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

3. Visit our website. For more information on the process, including cost, visit the Registrar-Recorder/County-Clerk's Marriage License & Civil Ceremony webpage

Dear Class of 2020...

Congrats, Grad!

As we approach the season of graduation ceremonies, LA County's Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer and LA County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo have shared an update on in-person graduation ceremonies.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. The LA County Department of Public Health Officer’s Safer at Home Order prohibits all public and private gatherings.
  2. The Order does not allow any exemptions for graduation gatherings of any type in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. This means all in-person graduation ceremonies, including use of cars for drive-in graduations (even if one student at a time), are considered public gatherings and are therefore prohibited.
  3. Virtual ceremonies are permitted and encouraged!

Planning for a Virtual Graduation?

As you, your school, or your family prepares to commemorate this milestone, we want to help. XQ The Rethink Together Forum, who brought us this year's #GraduateTogether2020 virtual graduation ceremony, is offering tips on how to plan a virtual graduation ceremony of your own. Check out their Virtual Graduation Ceremony Toolkit for resources and inspiration to:

  • Get Organized
  • Plan Your Own Virtual Graduation Ceremony
  • Create an Interactive Graduation Experience
  • Manage Ceremony Logistics
  • Organize Wrap-Around Experiences

There’s also information on how to ensure students and families with little-to-no access to Wi-Fi or devices, as well as students with disabilities are included in your virtual graduation ceremony and celebrations.

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5/20/20 

ECONOMIC RESILIENCY TASK FORCE SETS SIGHTS ON JULY 4 REOPENING, NEW "STOP PRICE GOUGING" MOBILE APP

LA County's Economic Resiliency Task Force Sets Sights on July 4 Reopening

Economic Resiliency Task Force

LA County's Economic Resiliency Task Force - created last month to help the County improve the economy, create jobs and return to full employment - has announced its plan to reopen LA County by July 4.

The task force, comprised of representatives of County departments, cities, and industry work groups (in diverse areas ranging from bio science, hospitality and education to sports, entertainment and the arts) is forging ahead with concrete proposals for resuming operations safely.

This week's task force meeting included a presentation by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), which underscored the high stakes and urgency of the local economic situation as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Industry representatives described the impacts of COVID-19 on their sectors, as well as some common critical needs:

  • safe reopenings
  • customized guidance & health/safety protocols for sectors
  • new public-prive partnerships
  • and revenue streams to create jobs

To learn more about the July 4 reopening plan being proposed by LA County's Economic Resiliency Task Force, watch this week's presentation. 

New "Stop Price Gouging" Mobile App

Stop Price Gouging

LA County's Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is taking steps to protect County residents from price gouging and potentially fraudulent COVID-19 remedies by creating a "Stop Price Gouging" mobile application to help consumers easily report suspected cases of illegal price increases in LA County.

During the COVID-19 health emergency, fear and anxiety have led certain individuals to try and profiteer at the expense of those in need. To date, DCBA’s investigations team has tracked and documented over 500 price gouging complaints during the COVID-19 crisis.

While the mobile app will be launched in the coming days, DCBA already offers a dedicated webpage and phone line to help report price gouging or COVID-19 scams. To report by:

Once our "Stop Price Gouging" mobile up is available, it will help County residents file on-the-spot, accurate complaints that can be supported with: 1) photos of receipts, ads, and products, or 2) other possible evidence of wrongdoing.

The new app is expected to increase rapid reporting of price gouging complaints, which is critical to ensuring that investigations are conducted close in time to the suspected price gouging activity.

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5/18/20 

FACE COVERINGS: HOW, WHEN & WHERE TO WEAR THEM, INCIDENT REPORT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Face Coverings: How To Wear Them

How to wear your face covering

Have you wondered whether or not you've mastered the art of wearing a face covering correctly?

Today, we highlight the very things your face covering should do when you're wearing it correctly. Before we *cover* these, please note: you always want to wash your hands before handling your face covering.

Ok, here we go! You know you're wearing your face covering like a pro, if your mask:

  1. Fits snugly but comfortably against the side of your face.
  2. Is secured with ties or ear loops.
  3. Includes multiple layers of fabric.
  4. Allows for breathing without restriction.
  5. Is able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.
  6. Covers mouth and nose with no gaps between your face and the mask.

Also, while wearing your face covering be careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing your face covering. And you should wash your hands immediately after removing it.

If you're more of a visual learner - you're in luck! We've prepared the following for you:

Face Covering Video

 

And because many have run into the challenge of foggy glasses, while wearing face coverings, we offer you...

Tips for Avoiding Foggy Glasses When Wearing Your Face Covering:

  1. Wash your glasses with soapy water. Research has shown that washing glasses with soapy water, and letting them air dry before putting on your mask, reduces fogging.
  2. Use tissue paper. Placing tissue paper between your glasses and the bridge of your nose may help absorb the moisture that causes foggy glasses. 

If you still have questions on face coverings, read LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) Guidance on Face Coverings or visit their website.

Face Coverings: When and Where To Wear Them

When and where to wear your face covering

When

LA County's Health Officer Order does not require wearing face coverings while in the backyard or while on a solitary run or walk. County residents are required, however, to wear face coverings when in contact with other people who are not household members (whether you're in a public or private space). So, if you're on a solitary run or walk - and you see someone approaching - put on your face covering! 

And remember: face coverings are not a substitute for always practicing physical distancing & frequent hand washing.

Where

LA County's Order is effective for all 10 million people who live in LA County. There is one circumstance, however, under which this may not be the case: when your local jurisdiction has a face covering order of their own.

A few of you have asked, "My city issued its own face covering order. Which order am I supposed to follow? The county's or my city's?" Where local jurisdictions have implemented face covering orders of their own, the stricter order will apply.

We urge you to contact your local jurisdiction by phone or online, to see if they've issued a face covering order of their own. If not, you'll certainly want to abide by LA County's Health Officer Order, in order to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

For more information on how to stay safe during the COVID-19 emergency health crisis, visit covid19.lacounty.gov

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

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5/14/20 

HOW SAFER-AT-HOME HAS IMPACTED THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES RE-OPEN TOMORROW, & INCIDENT REPORT

 

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

How Safer At Home Has Impacted The Spread of COVID-19 In LA County

Transmission Rate

Dr. Christina Ghaly, the Director of LA County's Department of Health Services (the agency responsible for COVID-19 testing in LA County), today, shared how LA County's Safer At Home orders have impacted the spread of COVID-19 in LA County:

1. At the beginning of LA County's pandemic, the restrictions of Safer At Home were the single best tool to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19. Without Safer At Home, LA County would have seen a disaster. 

2. Safer At Home bought us time! It allowed LA County to increase testing, bed, and ventilator capacity. It's why LA County is now seeing low and steady transmission rates of the virus. 

3. At the earliest stage of our fight against COVID-19, for every person infected by the virus, an additional 3 people would be infected in LA County. Today, for every person infected, an additional one person will be infected. If we don't maintain a low transmission rate, we'll start seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases within 2-4 weeks.

ICU Demand Projections

 

 

If we go back to how life was before Safer At Home, LA County will see a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.  

4. Until we have a vaccine, LA County will need a multi-prong approach to combat the virus. It is possible to get back to work, while keeping LA County residents safe. That means LA County will continue to: 1) use face coverings, 2) physical distance, 3) wash hands & stay home when sick, 4) respect new activity & venue rules, and 5) quarantine when advised by your healthcare provider.

For more information on COVID-19 and LA County's response to this health emergency, visit covid19.lacounty.gov.

These LA County Recreational Facilities Re-Open Tomorrow...

Equestrian Center

Tomorrow, LA County's Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) re-opens a number of recreational facilities with specific health officer order restrictions and safety guidelines in place. 

All visitors of these facilities are required to maintain six (6) feet of physical distancing at all times. Visitors are also expected to wear face coverings at all times, with limited exemptions, as stated in this partial list of recreational facilities and guidelines:

Equestrian Centers

  • Face coverings are required at all times while in the common areas, including, without limitation, parking lots and stables.
  • Face masks are not required during riding so long as physical distancing is maintained.
  • Facility operator and staff shall wear a face covering and gloves at all times.
    Rides (Horse string) will be a single file and a maximum of four (4) riders at a time while practicing physical distancing. This is for trail use only.
  • Private horse lessons will require proper physical distancing, and both instructors and students must wear face coverings at all times.
    • Lessons shall be a maximum of two (2) participants at a time and conducted in a round pen. Round pen must be large enough to allow for physical distancing during lessons.
  • Maximum number of riders in a round pen shall be determined by the size of the pen. At all times, round pens must be large enough to allow for physical distancing.
  • Only one (1) horse & one (1) boarder will be allowed within wash racks at a time.
  • All boarders must use their own wash rack supplies, and hoses will be sanitized regularly.
  • Payment of any fees shall be done on-line and/or utilizing outdoor facing windows or doors.

Community Gardens

  • Volunteer events will not be allowed to avoid group gatherings.
  • Maximum number of participants in the garden at one time shall be determined by the size of the community garden and the number of plots.
  • Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes, or a Ziploc bag with soapy water and a washcloth. Wash your hands before and after you go to the garden.
  • Gloves are required while conducting gardening, including while handling tools & equipment.
  • Remove all personal items & trash before leaving the garden.

For a complete list of recreational facilities re-opening tomorrow, and their respective restrictions, read this. For details on temporary closures or changes in response to COVID-19, visit the LA County Parks website at parks.lacounty.gov/covid-19.

Emergency Aid to Renters & Mom-And-Pop Landlords

LACDA

* Correction *

Renters within unincorporated LA County interested in applying for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, shared in yesterday's COVID-19 Update, may apply online at 211la.org/form/covid-rental-assistance. To apply over the phone, dial 2-1-1.

Landlords impacted by COVID-19 may also be eligible for emergency aid to help: 1) meet mortgage obligations on rental properties, or 2) Reduce rental payment delinquency in arrears. To find out if you're eligible, visit lacda.org/programs/rent-relief.

Program applications must be received by May 31, 2020. For more information on this program, whether you're a renter or landlord, click here.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

 

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5/11/20 
TRAILS DO'S & DON'TS, PLANNED BEACH RE-OPENING, AND PROJECT ROOMKEY TOOLKIT

Trails Do's & Don'ts

Trail

LA County reopened previously closed trails and parks this past Saturday, May 9th. And while many had the opportunity to return to the great outdoors for a little physical and mental self-care, we remind LA County residents that physical distancing, face coverings, and avoiding gatherings are a must!

Help us keep LA County trails open by following these Do's & Don'ts:

DO'S

  • Prepare before you visit a trail. Check with the park in advance, know which areas or services are open, and bring what you need with you. You can find the latest trail re-opening information here
  • Follow all park, trail or nature preserve rules, regulations and any posted access restrictions.
  • Stay at least six (6) feet from others who are not members of your household at all times. This might make some open areas, trails, and paths better to use than others. Avoid crowded areas. Everyone needs a face covering at the trailhead/ parking lots and on any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. 
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Pack out all trash.

DON'TS

  • Don’t use trails that you know are crowded. If you can’t stay 6 feet away from others that are not part of your household, choose a different trail. If you are on a trail and notice a crowd ahead of you turn back. If it is unavoidable, be sure to wear your cloth face covering as you pass by and do not stop to gather or converse with other groups.
  • Don’t leave your home if you are sick with a fever or respiratory symptoms or are currently under isolation or quarantine.
  • Do not gather in groups or linger at any one location except as needed for brief rests.
  • Do not share food or water while out on the trails.

Review our full COVID-19 Guideline for Trails here. To map out your hike, find a family-friendly hike or for information on incline levels, visit trails.lacounty.gov

Sneek Peek: Phase I of Planned Beach Re-Opening

The first phase of planned beach re-openings could begin as soon as this Wednesday, May 13th.  In an effort to prepare you for the reopening of our beautiful beaches, we offer an overview of what will likely be LA County's "Beach Rules" in Phase I:

Beach Rules
  1. Only individual or family exercises and activities will be allowed, such as walking, running, swimming or surfing.
  2. Face coverings will be required out of the water & around others.
  3. Six feet (or more) of physical distancing will be required between individuals outside of the same household.
  4. NO: sunbathing, chairs, canopies, coolers, picknicking, sitting or lying on the sand.
  5. NO Biking: bike paths, piers & boardwalks remain closed.
  6. NO: group sports (such as Volleyball), gatherings or events.
  7. If you or people you live with are sick, stay home!
  8. Those violating beach rules may be fined or penalized.

While LA County's beaches remain closed, we do want to make sure you know just what to do when the time comes for them to reopen!

To stay on top of all beach closures and re-opening updates, visit beaches.lacounty.gov or follow the Department of Beaches & Harbors on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Project Roomkey Toolkit

Project Roomkey

Efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 continue, especially among the county's most vulnerable communities. To assist cities with a variety of Project Roomkey communication needs, LA County has prepared this useful toolkit.

Plake a moment to view our toolkit and obtain resources that will help your city understand Project Roomkey - and its critical role in fighting COVID-19, protecting our healthcare system and supporting our local business community.

To learn more about Project Roomkey, visit our website at covid19.lacounty.gov/project-roomkey.


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5/8/20 
NEW HEALTH OFFICER ORDER, GREAT PLATES DELIVERED & EXPANSION OF TESTING SITES

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

New Health Officer Order 

Mother's Day

Stage two for re-opening LA County began this morning. To mark this stage of reopening, LA County's Public Health Officer has issued a new order which highlights the following:

  1. Retail businesses are allowed to reopen for curbside pick-up or delivery service only, and must implement & post the Department of Public Health (DPH) Reopening Protocol for Retail Establishments. (Opened today, May 8th).
  2. New or used auto sales dealerships or operations are allowed to reopen. As a condition of reopening, these businesses must implement the DPH Reopening Protocol for Car Dealerships. (Opened today, May 8th)
  3. Private and public golf courses are permitted to reopen. Each golf course must comply with use and infection control protocols found in the DPH Reopening Protocol for Golf Courses. (Open Saturday, May 9th)
  4. Previously closed public trails & trailheads within LA County Public Health jurisdiction are allowed to reopen. The public must practice physical distancing and comply with all access and use restrictions stated in the DPH Reopening Protocol for Use of Public Trails. (Open Saturday, May 9th)

If you work at any of the locations allowed to reopen or plan to visit them, LA County wants to make certain you know what to do to keep everyone safe. Please continue to:

  • practice physical distancing
  • wear a face covering and
  • wash or sanitize your hands while out in public

And if you can stay home, stay home. Save lives. To learn more about LA County's recovery process, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery.

Great Plates Delivered

Great Plates Delivered

Today, LA County announced it will be offering a first-in-the nation meal delivery service starting on Monday, May 11th. LA County will provide three home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults & adults over 60 who are high-risk as determined by the CDC.

This effort aims to assist those in need of home delivered meals and to help get our local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community back to work. 

To be eligible for this program, individuals:

  • must meet age requirements
  • are unable to prepare or obtain meals and
  • are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs

See a full list of requirementsTo apply, dial 2-1-1.

Restaurants interested in participating in the ‘Great Plates Delivered’ program should fill out an interest form by clicking here. LA County is finalizing criteria which will be posted here in the days ahead. In the meantime, selection will be based on the following factors:

  • ability to meet volume and nutritional standards & prioritize local jobs
  • worker retention
  • worker health and safety
  • standards of equity and fairness in employment practices

Cities interested in implementing their own ‘Great Plates Delivered’ program: As of now, the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Bell Gardens and La Puente plan to implement local programs. Click here for a full list of participating counties and cities. LA County will implement ‘Great Plates Delivered’ in all cities and unincorporated areas in LA County that do not have their own locally operated programs.

For more information about the ‘Great Plates Delivered’ initiative in LA County, click here

New COVID-19 Testing Sites Open

LA County is launching 8 new community testing sites in partnership with the State of California and OptumServe. The new testing sites are opening on a rolling basis, and once opened, will bring the total number of testing sites in LA County to 47.

Testing continues to be by appointment only. While anyone can sign up for a test, prioritization will align with all LA County testing sites.

To schedule a test, visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.


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5/1/20

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR COPING WITH COVID-19, INCIDENT REPORT

Ready For A Break? Check Out The Latest Resources for Coping with COVID-19

We Rise 2020

May is celebrated nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month to spotlight the importance of mental health issues and access to care for everyone. THIS May with the impacts of COVID-19 everywhere this is even more important.

As LA County works with communities everywhere to weather this crisis, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) announced the following two initiatives, today, to help county residents deal with fear, anxiety and stress:

We Rise 2020

WE RISE 2020 is a virtual, month-long spotlight on mental health, well-being and healing through art, music and creative expression! This year, WE RISE 2020 will showcase:

  • original performances by diverse artists and celebrities
  • interactive workshops
  • unique programming and
  • messages of inspiration & motivation

To access WE RISE 2020, visit werise.la - LA County's go-to hub for the latest programming updates.

For a sneak peak of the inspirational content you can expect or to watch a preview of the month, click here. We've also prepared a mini toolkit of resources to help you spread the word about WE RISE 2020.

Headspace

Headspace

If you haven't heard, LA County's Department of Mental Health has partnered with Headspace, the number one mindfulness and meditation app around, to offer free Headspace Plus subscriptions to all LA County residents.

Starting today, and through 2020, LA County residents can access the following with their free, premium subscription:

  • Hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as
  • Mindfulness and sleep exercises to help address rising stress and anxiety.

To sign up for a free Headspace Plus subscription, visit headspace.com/lacounty

LA County and Headspace are proud to make this the first offering of its kind in the country - and to support county residents with new and innovative ways to cope with the COVID-19 health crisis.

Other DMH Resources

LA County and DMH wants to remind you that a team of caring experts is available to you 24/7. To connect with our DMH Help Line:

  • Call at 1-800-854-7771 or
  • Text “LA” to 741741

You can also connect with a wide range of COVID-specific resources available through our DMH website at dmh.lacounty.govLA County is stronger together, and we can’t wait to make this Mental Health Awareness Month meaningful and helpful for all.

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4/30/20 
Expanded List of COVID-19 Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently expanded their list of COVID-19 symptoms experienced by those testing positive for COVID-19. In light of new guidance, LA County residents are asked to pay close attention to these symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Call your provider if you are experiencing mild illness. If you need a provider, call 211.

To schedule a COVID-19 test, visit https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.

For more information on how to stay safe visit LA County's covid19.lacounty.gov.

Who Is Eligible for COVID-19 Testing?

If you've wondered whether you or someone you know is eligible for COVID-19 testing, the County of Los Angeles is currently prioritizing tests for:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms
  • All essential workers regardless of symptoms, including:
    • health care workers
    • first responders
    • social service employees
    • utility workers
    • food supply workers and
    • other public employees
  • Asymptomatic individuals who are: 
    • 65 years old or
    • have chronic underlying health conditions
  • All individuals in institutional congregate living settings, including:
    • skilled nursing facilities
    • long-term care facilities
    • homeless shelters
    • and correctional institutions

To schedule a test, visit https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.

Prepare for your appointment by watching this video

If you've been tested and have not received your results, call or email your lab's customer service staff to ensure your contact information is correct. Contact information is available here.

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4/29/20

THE NEW, ONE-STOP SHOP:

LA COUNTY DISASTER HELP CENTER

LA County Disaster Help Center

The County of Los Angeles wants to help county residents and business owners better navigate local resources and has launched a new Disaster Help Center to support a wider range of business owners and workers adversely affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.

The Disaster Help Center's new, centralized call center and website include resources for nonprofit organizations, tenants, and landlords. The Center has also expanded its hours of operation. You can now access its free, one-on-one counseling from:

  • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Saturdays)

Whether you are a business owner who's struggling to keep your doors open, a worker who's uncertain about your next paycheck, or an unbanked LA County resident looking for a safe and affordable way to receive your Economic Impact payment, the LA County Disaster Help Center is available for immediate assistance. You can reach it by:

ANIMAL ADOPTION FEES WAIVED, PROTECTING YOUR PET

ICYMI: Animal Adoption Fees Waived

If you've thought about adopting or fostering a pet during the COVID-19 crisis, now may be a good time to give it a try. In case you missed it, LA County's Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) announced, last week, that adoption fees at all seven animal care centers across the County are being waived in an effort to place animals in homes.

Fee waived adoptions are made possible thanks to an $80,000 grant awarded by the Petco Foundation to support life-saving efforts for LA County animals. This investment will also allow DACC to undertake other lifesaving measures including:

  • purchasing necessary medical equipment; and
  • partnering with veterinary partners to provide pets in DACC care extensive medical treatment beyond the regular capacity of DACC's medical program.

If you wish to adopt, you must first make an appointment to visit your local care center. To find your local care center, click here.

For more information on fostering a pet, volunteering from home or to make a donation, visit www.animalcare.lacounty.gov.

Tips for Protecting Your Pet

The County of Los Angeles wants to help you protect the four-legged members of your family. To keep your pet safe and protected during any emergency, the Department of Animal Care and Control suggests:

  1. Always have your pet wear license and identification tags.
  2. Make sure you have at least two weeks worth of all your pet’s supplies, including food, treats, and medication.
  3. Identify at least two trusted people who can care for your pet, if you cannot.
  4. Keep information about your pet's needs and your emergency contacts in an easily accessible place.

To keep your pet safe during the current COVID-19 health crisis, watch this video: https://vimeo.com/410709662?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

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4/23/20 

SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE, FIRE SAFETY, AND INCIDENT REPORT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
 

Now Available: Special Enrollment-Period for Health Care Coverage due to COVID-19

Covered CA

Have you lost your health insurance due to COVID-19? If you've recently lost your coverage or will soon lose it, today's update is for you. Covered California has issued a special-enrollment period for those impacted by income changes, reduced hours or lay off due to COVID-19. 

If the following circumstances apply to you, you may be eligible for health care coverage through Covered CA:

  • You've lost Medi-Cal coverage
  • You've lost your employer-sponsored coverage
  • Your COBRA coverage is exhausted 
  • You are no longer eligible for student health coverage

To learn if you're eligible, visit Covered CA. To apply, you may apply online or call a Covered CA Certified Insurance Agent or Navigator for free and confidential enrollment help.

Those without access to the Internet can call Covered CA's Service Center at 1-800-300-1506 for assistance with determining eligibility and/or applying for health care coverage.

If you're not eligible for Covered CA health coverage, you may be eligible for health insurance through LA County's My Health LA (MHLA). MHLA is a no-cost health care program for individuals or families who do not have and cannot get health insurance. For assistance over the phone with MHLA, call 1-844-744-6452 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday through Friday).

Fire Safety

Fire Safety

LA County has recently seen an increase in home fires during the COVID-19 health crisis. As a result, LA County residents are reminded that planning ahead of an emergency can truly save your life.

If there was a fire in your home, would you know the best way to escape? Help make sure you and your loved ones are truly Safer at Home by learning how to safely escape a home fire.

To help you get started, LA County's Fire Department offers a free F.I.R.E Safety Guide with all the tips & checklists you'll need for creating a fire escape plan that's right for you.

You can also download the F.I.R.E. Safety Coloring Book if you're looking for a great children's activity. Make the youngest members of your family a key part of your plan. 

Visit the LA County Fire Department's website for more information on how to stay safe. Planning ahead can save lives!

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.


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4/22/20

PROJECT ROOMKEY: THE FACTS, NEW TOOL FOR RESTAURANTS & FOOD BUSINESSES, AND INCIDENT REPORT 

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Project Roomkey in LA County: The Facts

LA County is grateful for the support of California Governor Newsom and local communities as we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect the capacity of our healthcare system and keep local businesses open.

It is estimated that there are at least 15,000 individuals amongst LA County's unsheltered population who are elderly - or have chronic health conditions - that make them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. For these people, the ability to self-isolate through Project Roomkey can be life-saving. Individuals who do not have a place to self-isolate are also significantly more likely to need hospitalization and to require critical care in a hospital.

Without Project Roomkey, our healthcare system could be seriously impacted affecting all LA County residents who might need critical care in a hospital. That is why LA County and countless community partners are in the midst of a massive public health effort to expand interim shelter - to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across LA County.

The following are facts you should know about Project Roomkey in LA County:

  • No one exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms is allowed into the hotels. Prior to entering the hotels, clients are screened for symptoms. If they exhibit symptoms, they are isolated and transferred to appropriate care.
  • Project Roomkey sites are not walk-up sites. Eligible participants are referred by service providers, meals are provided on-site, and physical distancing is strictly enforced. Clients are not allowed to congregate in common areas.
  • Target populations are people experiencing homelessness in and around each Project Roomkey site. To qualify for Project Roomkey, clients must be 65 years of age, and older, and have underlying medical conditions. These vulnerable clients are at higher risk for infection and subsequent hospitalization. This would have a significant impact on the County's healthcare system.
  • Sites are managed by staff from local homeless service providers and supported by County employees deployed as Disaster Service Workers.
  • Nursing staff is on-site to monitor clients and ensure they do not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department is heavily involved in standing up these sites and ensuring organization and safety for both guests & the community at-large.
  • Private 24/7 security is on-site and local police is notified by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department before a site is open to ensure awareness of operations.
  • Project Roomkey sites are being stood up throughout the County with geographic equity in mind.
  • Project Roomkey is funded using a combination of Federal, State, and County funds, with no direct cost to the city.

Time is of the essence to stop the spread of this deadly virus. Sheltering LA County's most vulnerable means all communities and healthcare institutions are safer and healthier.  LA County is grateful to all partners—public and private—who are working together to minimize the impact of this pandemic on our communities, residents and healthcare system.

For more information on Project Roomkey and the County’s parallel mission to medically shelter people who are exposed to the virus, visit our website.

A Helpful Tool for Restaurants & Food Businesses

Restaurants & Food Businesses

If you're a restaurant owner or food business in LA County, we have added a new tool to our COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit to help you reassure customers about the steps you're taking to keep them and employees safe during the health crisis.

Post them at your place of business, your website or on your social media accounts, and let the public know you're doing your part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

If you've missed our Social Media Toolkit in the past, view it now. You may also access other business resources, such as financial assistance or guidance in navigating local health requirements, by visiting the Business Resources page of LA County's COVID-19 website

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

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4/20/20 

NEW GRANT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, PHYSICAL DISTANCING & INCIDENT REPORT

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Starting Today: New Grant for Small Businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced a new Save Small Business Fund in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations and donors. This fund is providing $5,000 in short-term relief to small businesses that have between three and 20 employees and operate in an economically vulnerable community.

To apply for these one-time supplemental cash grants, visit the Save Small Business Fund.

Physical Distancing

This past weekend saw the highest number of daily reported deaths in LA County, and nearly a doubling of the total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19. While distancing fatigue is being felt far and wide, the County of Los Angeles reminds its residents:

Safer At Home

Cloth face coverings can help slow the spread, but are not substitutes for...     

          ... staying at home,

          ... washing hands frequently,

          ... and physical distancing.

And when you do have to head for the great outdoors - whether its to purchase essential goods or to maintain your well-being with a walk around the block - keep your distance & don't forget your cloth face covering.

ICYMI"One World: Together At Home," a global broadcast benefiting frontline healthcare workers and the World Health Organization (WHO), aired over the weekend. If you missed it, you can now take in its musical performances, tributes, and celebrity appearances online - and from home.

4/17/20

NEW SAME-DAY COVID-19 TESTS, ANSWERS TO TESTING FAQs & LAX THE GAME!

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Free, Same-Day Tests Now Available

As of this morning, free, same-day tests are available for all LA County residents who have symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. If you or a loved is experiencing symptoms, please know the following factors do not affect eligibility for a COVID-19 test:

  • Immigration status
  • Insurance status
  • Age
  • Underlying health issues

To ensure sites can prioritize people who need it most, ONLY people who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms AND have made an appointment, are eligible for testing at this time. We continue to build our network of testing sites across LA County, and as more sites become operational, we will let you know. 

Answers To Your COVID-19 Test Questions

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments are still necessary for COVID-19 testing. Here are the steps for getting a test appointment: 

  • STEP 1: Visit the website lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs
  • STEP 2: Answer a series of questions. The answers determine if you are eligible for an appointment. 
  • STEP 3: If you are eligible, you will receive an appointment confirmation number by email. 
  • STEP 4: Bring the confirmation number and photo ID to your appointment.

For LA County residents with no access to the Internet:

  • Dial 2-1-1 for help making an appointment.

For LA County residents without a car:

  • You can still get tested! Testing sites can accommodate pedestrians, as long as you have an appointment.
  • NOTE: there are NO walk-up appointments available for people who have not registered. 

To schedule a test, visit https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.

What should I know before taking the test?

Before taking the test, watch the following video to help you prepare for the test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=&v=LikLtN8wuXI
 

How long will it take to get my results? How will I be notified?

Test results may take up to 3-4 days. Positive test results will be notified with a phone call. Negative test results will be notified by email.

If you have more questions about testing, check out these FAQs or visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing, for more information, including a full list of testing locations.

 

LAX the Game!

In case you are missing the LAX experience, the Los Angeles International Airport, this morning, introduced... LAX the Game!

Yes, you've heard right. If you're missing this unique Los Angeles experience, just print and cut cards - and "see who can make it in and out of LAX the fastest. Experience the excitement of celebrity sightings, food and more! But watch out for traffic – oh no! It’s all the fun of #LAXatHome."

Thank you, LAX, for offering LA County residents another option for having fun while being Safer At Home.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit - with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below. 

Access our Social Media Toolkit, here.

Social Media Toolkit

New guidelines around face coverings are now effective as of April 15th. Those working around others and the public, and those visiting essential businesses are required to wear face coverings at all times. Let's #DoOurPart to stop the spread of #COVID19

Spanish:Las nuevas pautas sobre los coberturas faciales ahora entran en vigencia a partir del 15 de Abril. Aquellos que trabajan cerca de otros y el público, y aquellos que visitan negocios esenciales deben usar coberturas faciales en todo momento. Vamos a #HacerNuestraParte para detener la propagación de #COVID19

 

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4/13/20 

COVID-19 Projections, Video Library, and Incident Report

 

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

COVID-19 Projections: Spread, Hospital Demand, Physical Distancing

The County of Los Angeles recently announced projections on the spread of COVID-19, its demand for hospital equipment, and the effectiveness of physical distancing across LA County.

A team of experts led by Dr. Roger J. Lewis, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, studied available data and found:

Covid Spread

1. Physical distancing is working. LA County is seeing a slowing of transmission. Every day fewer people are being infected than earlier in the course of this pandemic.

The graphic on the right shows Projected Infection in LA County for this Summer, should physical distancing levels be reduced, maintained or increased.

2. If we continue physical distancing, LA County's healthcare system will be able to treat COVID-19 positive patients as transmission continues to slow. If there is a reduction in physical distancing, it would result in a rapid spread to extreme magnitude.

Predictions ICU

3. Stopping physical distancing now would be disastrous. A reduction in physical distancing would mean a rapid spread of COVID-19, and result in LA County's healthcare system not being able to treat patients who need hospitalization.

To read the full report, click here.

Video Library: COVID-19 Stories and Resources

USNS Mercy

Check out our Video Library! We are documenting how hundreds of LA County's essential workers are mobilizing across multiple fronts to serve the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to share these resources, stories or service announcements on social media. No permission is needed - just a quick @CountyofLA credit.

View our Confronting COVID-19: Video Library.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's COVID-19 disaster efforts. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit - with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below. 

Access our Social Media Toolkit, here.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: the #SaferAtHome order has been extended through May 15. This is not because our collective efforts are not working. Physical distancing is helping & will keep working if we stick with it. Our 10 million residents make our County the best in the nation. While staying home, know that you’re doing it for all of us. We’ll come out of this stronger, smarter & most important of all, together.

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4/9/20

Resources for Residential/Commercial Tenants & Landlords, Incident Report

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Resources for Residential/Commercial Tenants & Landlords

Eviction Moratorium

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the County of Los Angeles enacted a temporary moratorium, last week, to protect residential and commercial tenants in the unincorporated areas of LA County. Similar to measures adopted by cities across LA County, this moratorium aims to protect those who live in unincorporated areas and are suddenly unable to make rent due to COVID-19.

It offers protection from eviction from March 4, 2020 through May 31, 2020 for:

  • Nonpayment of rent; and
  • Late charges or any other fees

Landlords will not be able to evict a tenant if a tenant can show an inability to pay rent (and/or related charges) due to financial losses from:

  • A diagnosis of COVID-19 or caring for a household/family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • Layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from business closure or other economic or employer losses due to COVID-19;
  • Compliance with a recommendation from the County’s Health Officer to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregation with others during the state of emergency;
  • Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses related to diagnosis and testing for and/or treatment of COVID-19;
  • Child care needs arising from school closures related to COVID-19;
  • The state of emergency regarding COVID-19;
  • Following government-recommended COVID-19 precautions.
  • No Fault eviction reason, unless necessary for health or safety reasons

Temporary Rent Freeze

In line with similar orders adopted by cities in the County of Los Angeles, an executive order placing a temporary rent freeze on rent stabilized units in unincorporated parts of LA County has gone into effect.

The temporary rent freeze means that rental costs may not be increased for multi-family housing properties, built before February 1995, until May 31, 2020, unless extended.

Additional Resources

The COVID-19 health emergency has, understandably, left both tenants and landlords with questions. If you happen to be one, LA County wants to help address concerns or questions regarding the rules applicable to your situation.

To learn more about the eviction moratorium, rent freeze, or resources available to tenants and landlords, reach us:

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's COVID-19 disaster efforts. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide

LA County's Joint Information Center has created a digital communications guide to help cities, partners, and stakeholders navigate digital communications in response to COVID-19 and the County's Safer at Home order. It includes Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit, with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below. 

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide.

Access our Social Media Toolkit, here.

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4/8/20 

Project Roomkey, Staying Connected During Passover & Holy Week, and Incident Report

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

 

Project Roomkey

Last week, State Governor Gavin Newsom launched Project Roomkey, making California the first state in the country to secure 15,000 hotel and motel rooms that will provide temporary shelter to our state's most vulnerable.

The County of Los Angeles and teams of devoted service providers are leading the rapid expansion of this interim shelter, in a massive public health effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in LA County. 

Watch a glimpse of the incredible work being done countywide by so many. There's a video to showcase some of the work on Project Roomkey in Los Angeles, as well as photos of the valiant efforts being made at this time of need.

For more information on Project Roomkey in Los Angeles, click here. For more information and resources from the County of Los Angeles, please visit our COVID-19 website.
 

Staying Connected During Passover and Holy Week

Today welcomes the first of several holy days to come. The County of Los Angeles encourages you and all houses of worship to meet virtually, and offers the following guidance and tips for creative ways of staying connected:

Passover/Seder

  • Produce a video or social post explaining the significance of Passover;

  • Share a recipe for unleavened bread that others can make at home;
  • Host a virtual Seder Dinner & explain the parts of the meal; 
  • Create a worship medley or watch party or follow one online

  • Click here for more ideas

Holy Week

  • Follow a service online or on T.V.; 
  • Make your own communion bread or share a recipe for unleavened bread with others;
  • Exchange craft ideas or activity pages with your congregation & invite them to share them with friends and neighbors;
  • Share your thoughts or ask others to share their thoughts on the meaning of Good Friday;

You have many options this week. Practicing your faith from home, in the time of COVID-19, is certainly one of them.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's COVID-19 disaster efforts. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide

To view our COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, click here.

To access our Social Media Toolkit, click here.
 

People with no symptoms can spread novel coronavirus, too. The best way to stop the spread is to #stayhome. Homebodies help save lives! #COVID19 #SaferAtHome

SpanishLas personas sin síntomas también pueden transmitir el nuevo coronavirus. La mejor manera de detener la propagación es #stayhome. ¡Los hogareños ayudan a salvar vidas! #COVID19 #MasSeguroEnCasa

 
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4/2/20

Testing Sites, Health Orders

& Incident Report

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

LA County Testing Sites Going Live

As the County of Los Angeles increases its testing capability, we have begun partnering with cities across the county to develop a network of drive-up, mobile testing sites. We are also helping increase resources for local health centers who have begun testing for COVID-19, and are integrating them into our countywide network.

Currently, County-City partnerships have been established based on capacity and geographic locations. The following locations have started (or will soon begin) testing for COVID-19:

  • High Desert Medical Group (Lancaster) - As of 4/1
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital (Glendale) - As of 4/1
  • Pomona Fairplex (Pomona) - As of 4/3
  • Antelope Valley Mall (Palmdale) - As of 4/3
  • South Bay Galleria (Redondo Beach) - As of 4/3

Testing is by appointment only. Walk-up appointments are not available.

At this time, COVID-19 testing is limited to the most vulnerable of LA County residents - those who are 65 and older and/or have underlying health conditions. To learn more about drive-up, mobile testing sites, visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/

To register and see if you are eligible for a test, click here.

New Health Orders

LA County's Public Health Officer has issued new Isolation & Quarantine requirements for LA County residents. Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who lack symptoms and, yet, are capable of spreading the virus to others.

In accordance with the latest findings, LA County has updated the definition of a close contact, to include those who had contact to a person with (or likely to have) COVID-19 within 48 hours of symptom onset.

To view the latest Health Officer Order on Quarantine requirements, click here.

To view the latest Health Officer Order on Isolation requirements, click here.

If you missed yesterday's FAQ on these changes, click here to view.

Incident Report

The following is a high level summary of today's L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's COVID-19 disaster efforts. Click here to view our daily report.
 

3/31/20

Medical Sheltering, 211, Incident Report  & Social Media Toolkit

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
 

Medical Sheltering Underway

LA County is standing up approximately 2,000 medical sheltering beds for LA County residents who either have been exposed to COVID-19 or who health authorities have determined need to self-isolate (or self-quarantine) but cannot do so in their own home. 

So far, LA County efforts include:

  • More than 900 medical sheltering beds now available for people in need;
  • More than 1,000 beds to be added by the end of the week;
  • At this time, medical sheltering has been set up at approximately eight locations, including the following locations: Dockweiler Beach; Martin Luther King, Jr. Recuperative Care Center; and, several hotels located throughout the County including in downtown Los Angeles, near Los Angeles International Airport, Lancaster, Pomona, Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys 

If you are a hotel or motel operator interested in partnering with the County, and are willing to provide your facility as a COVID-19 medical shelter, please visit doingbusiness.lacounty.gov. We have created this website to quickly identify and engage interested hotel/motel operators in the COVID-19 response. 
 

211

211 LA County is a team of devoted community resource experts committed to providing LA County residents with accurate, timely, and trusted information on the COVID-19 health crisis. Before making that 211 call, we want to help you save time with this quick guide on the Do's and Don'ts of 211 LA County:

211 can help with...

  • Information on COVID-19: symptoms, spread, disinfecting
  • Questions about the "Safer At Home" Health Order
  • Guidance for Employers, Businesses, Workers, Medical Professionals, and
    Service Provider
  • Referrals to sign up for health insurance or find a clinic if you don’t already have a
    medical provider
  • Referrals to food pantries, food distribution sites/programs, or CalFresh food benefits if you are struggling financially to purchase food
  • Shelter referrals, motel vouchers for homeless families only, and eviction
    moratorium inform
  • Information on County services
  • Referrals to health, human, and social services and supports - please note service
    hours and delivery is changing
  • Reporting an act of hate or bullying motivated by country of origin, race, religion,
    gender, sexual orientation

211 cannot help with...

  • Requesting a COVID-19 test or testing kit
  • Requesting an exemption from the Safer at Home Health Order
  • Requesting or ordering masks, sanitation supplies or medical supplies, or accepting donations of these supplies
  • Screening/testing for COVID-19 symptoms or admission to a clinic, hospital, or
    quarantine center (contact your doctor, medical or clinic provider)
  • Locations to purchase groceries or meals (grocery stores are restocking, and many
    restaurants are open for pick up or delivery)
  • Booking hotel rooms at the Fairplex or any other hotel/quarantine housing
    locations
  • Direct connection to County officials or Department of Public Health
  • Lists of services and providers 
  • Filing a police report, or reporting a dispute or crime not motivated by discrimination of a protected class

Of course, you can also visit 211la.org to learn more about how 211 LA County can help.

Incident Report

The following is a high level summary of today's L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's COVID-19 disaster efforts. Click here to view.

Social Media Toolkit

Don't forget! We are regularly updating our ready-to-use COVID-19 content for a variety of social media platforms. Please share trusted information from our Social Media Toolkit with your family, residents and community partners.


Additional Resources

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit: