As our city responds to the spread of coronavirus, we will be providing periodic email bulletins, summarizing and sharing important news and information.
City of Los Angeles:
TELEPHONE TOWN HALL RECORDINGS
April 18, 2020 – Information from Medical Professionals
- Dr. Jan King, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- Greg Good, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
- Louise McCarthy, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles
- Dan Ruderman, Ph.D., USC Keck School of Medicine
April 23, 2020 – Information for Renters
- Larry Gross, Coalition for Economic Survival
- Elena Popp, Eviction Defense Network
- Anna Ortega and Marcella DeShurley, Housing and Community Investment Department
April 30, 2020 – Information for Seniors
- Molly Davies, Vice President, Elder Abuse Prevention and Ombudsman Services at WISE & Healthy Aging,
- Maribel Marin, Executive Director of 211 Los Angeles County,
- Patricia Pérez, State President of AARP California; and
- Laura Trejo, General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
May 14, 2020 – Information for Small Businesses
- Terri Billups, Assistant District Director, Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Officeolly Davies,
- Carolyn Hull, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department, and
- Billy Chun, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
- Saturday, May 16
- Sunday, May 10
- Thursday, May 7
- Saturday, May 2
- Wednesday, April 29
- Saturday, April 25
- Tuesday, April 21
- Saturday, April 18
- Wednesday, April 15
- Saturday, April 11
- Wednesday, April 8
- Friday, April 3
- Tuesday, March 31
- Tuesday, March 24
- Monday, March 23
- Friday, March 20 – Afternoon
- Friday, March 20 – Morning
- Wednesday, March 18
- Monday, March 16
- Sunday, March 15
- Office of Councilmember Mike Bonin
- City of Los Angeles/Mayor’s Office: https://corona-virus.la/
- LA County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
- State of California: https://covid19.ca.gov/
- California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
- Spanish Flyer: California Department of Public Health Flyer
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Spanish Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html
- Spanish Fact Sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet-sp.pdf
- Spanish Fact Sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet-sp.pdf
- Flyer: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms-sp.pdf
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus/coronavirus#tab=tab_1
- Spanish Website: https://www.who.int/es/health-topics/coronavirus/coronavirus
- Spanish FAQ: https://www.who.int/es/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses
- Spanish FAQ2: https://www.who.int/es/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- COVID-19 information translated into 12 languages: https://www.rescue.org/announcement/covid-19-info-12-different-languages
- Comunidades Indígenas en Liderazgo
- COVID-19 information translated into 20 Indigenous Languages: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HMRXQ0pAY9-o62C3uPPDckHmVpunz31zsPhWE_hsMno/mobilebasic
Legal & Eviction Defense Resources
- Bet Tzedek Legal Services – bettzedek.org – (323) 939 – 0506
- Coalition for Economic Survival – cesinaction.org – (213) 252 – 4411
- Housing Rights Center of Los Angeles – housingrightscenter.org – (800) 477- 5977
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles – lafla.org – (800) 399 – 4529
- Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County – nlsla.org – (800) 433 – 6251
- HCID LA – hcidla.lacity.org – (866) 557-7368 (file an eviction complaint with the City)
If your hours are reduced or your workplace closes
- If your hours have been reduced or your employer has temporarily closed, you may be able to receive unemployment benefits by filing a claim with California’s Employment Development Department. If you are only temporarily unable to work due to closures, you are not required to actively search for work each week to be eligible for benefits.
If you lost your healthcare coverage
- Individuals who have lost their employer-sponsored healthcare can enroll in a plan through Covered California. Depending on your income, you may be eligible for Medi-Cal, which would become effective immediately. For more information on what your options are, click here.
LA Jobs Portal for Those Affected by COVID-19
- The City of Los Angeles has opened its “LA Jobs Portal” for workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The LA Jobs Portal features job openings, as well as healthcare, employment and emergency resources. For more information, click here.
If you or a family member get sick:
- California law entitles you to at least three days of paid sick leave. The City of Los Angeles requires employers to provide an additional three days, for a total of six days.
- If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to it you can file a Disability Insurance claim with the state of California. The Governor’s office has waived the wait period for insurance claims. Payments are roughly 60% – 70% of wages.
- If a family member falls ill you may be able to receive Paid Family Leave from the state to take care of them. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have full or partial loss of wages in order to take care of an ill family member.
If you need assistance with food for yourself or your family
- LA Regional Food Bank: lafoodbank.org – multiple locations on website
- Project Angel Food delivers hot meals to seniors and people with underlying health conditions: projectangelfood.org
- LAUSD Grab and Go Locations: achieve.lausd.net/resources – they offer 2 meals per child, per day.
- For the general public
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank: 1734 East 41st St., LA, 90058; Phone (323)234-3030
- SOVA Community Food and Resource Program:
- 8846 W. Pico Blvd., LA, 90035; Phone (818)988-7682
- 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91406; Phone (818)988-7682
- House of Light Church: 19359 Londelius St., Northridge, 91324; Phone (818)998-2931
- Congregational Church of Chatsworth: 20440 Lassen St., Chatsworth, 91311; Phone (818) 349-2550
- Wilshire Boulevard Temple:3663 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90010; Phone (213) 388-2401
- Silver Lake Community Church: 2930 Hyperion Ave., LA, 90027: Phone (323)663-3151
- Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church: 535 North Main St., LA, 90012; Phone (213) 629-3101
- Centro Maravilla Service Center: 4716 East Cesar Chavez Ave., LA, 90022; Phone (323) 260-2804
- St. Joseph Center Bread and Roses Cafe: 663 Rose Ave., Venice, 90291; Phone (310)392-9147
- St. Vincent Meals on Wheels: 2303 Miramar St., LA, 90057; Phone (213) 484-7775
- The Midnight Mission: 601 S. San Pedro St., LA, 90014; Phone (213) 624-9258
- Community Build
- 4305 Degnan Blvd., Suite 102 LA, 90008; Phone (323) 290-6560
- 8730 Vermont Ave., LA, 90044; Phone (323) 290-6560
- North Valley Caring Services: 15453 Rayen St., North Hills, 91343; Phone (818) 891-0481
- Monte Sion Center: 4405 E. Olympic Blvd., LA, 90023; Phone (323) 974-2856
- Carvery Kitchen: 8832 Pico Blvd., LA, 90035; (310) 450-0880
- For children and youth
- For seniors 60+
- Valley InterCommunity Council:
- Alicia Broadous-Duncan Multipurpose Senior Center: 11300 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima, 91331; Phone (818) 834-6100
- Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center: 8956 Vanalden Ave., Northridge, 91324; Phone (818) 756-7741
- Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center; 6514 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, 91401; Phone (818) 781-1101
- Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center; 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 91403; Phone (818) 981-1284
- Valley InterCommunity Council:
- For seniors 65+
- City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
- The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services and the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging operate congregate meal sites, primarily at senior centers and parks. To ensure older adults continue to receive meals in a manner that reduces exposure and risk to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all sites that serve congregate meals with transition to distribute packaged/frozen meals or home-delivered.
- Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services Senior Lunch Program
- City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
- LA County Department of Health Service
- My Health LA: My Health LA is a no-cost health care program for people who live in Los Angeles County. MHLA is free to individuals and families who do not have and cannot get health insurance, such as Full-Scope Medi-Cal.
- LA County Department of Public Social Services – Emergency Medi-Cal
- LA County Department of Mental Health – 24/7 Hotline
- (800) 854-7771
- (562) 651-2549
- Covered California
- Crisis Text Line
- Serves anyone in crisis 24/7. Text “HOME” to 741741 for any crisis.
- National Immigration Law Center
- Los Angeles Unified School District: https://achieve.lausd.net/latestnews
- LA County Resources: COVID-19: Children, Families & Schools
- Los Angeles Public Library
- E-media and Digital Content: https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/e-media
- E-media and Digital Content in Spanish: https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/e-media#collectionsspanishanchor
- Free access to Li’l Libros worksheets for kids: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9rrKxiFGIB/
- Free PBS educational programming designated by grade level: https://www.pbssocal.org/education/at-home-learning/at-home-learning/
- Free Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
- JSTOR and ARTSTOR (free and open academic content on JSTOR and ARTSTOR databases): https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/
- Immigrant Connections: English Learner during Coronavirus Outbreak
- Southern California Edison is suspending utility disconnects for nonpayment and waiving late fees–effective immediately.
- Souther California Gas is suspending utility disconnects until further notice and offering assistance with paying bills for residential customers affected by COVID-19. SoCalGas is also waiving late fees.
- There is free internet access being offered for new households signing up with K-12 and/or college students.
- To enroll in Charter’s service: call (844)488-8395
- To enroll in Comcast’s service: call (855)846-8376 or go to internetessentials.com
- Verizon will help customers and small businesses being affected by COVID-19.
- T-Mobile will provide unlimited data to all customers who have data plans for the next 60 days. T-Mobile will also provide additional data to boost mobile hotspot users.
- AT&T will suspend cancellation of wireless, home phone, and/or broadband service as a result of COVID-19.
- Enterprise car rental company is reducing the minimum age for renting a car to 18 through May 31.
- LA Department of Transportation
- DASH: All DASH bus service is free until further notice.To help our riders and drivers practice social distancing, all boarding will be from the rear door of the bus only. See here for more information: https://www.ladottransit.com/whatsnew/032220_feedash.html
- City of LA
- Disability Insurance
- Paid Family Leave
- Unemployment Insurance (work authorization required)
- Department of Fair Employment and Housing: Employment information on COVID-19.
- Bet Tzedek – Justice for All
- Legal Aid at Work
- Relief Funds
- National Domestic Workers’ Alliance
- COVID-19 Care Fund for in-home nannies, health care workers, and house cleaners. If you are a domestic worker, text “RELIEF” to 97779 to receive updates from NDWA.
- Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program via Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation: The Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.
- Spanish application: https://form.southernsmoke.org/smoke/application/spanish/
- Another Round Another Rally: Offers $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Application found here.
- USBG National Charity Foundation – Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: Offers assistance to bartender, bar back, bar server, or those that are otherwise engaged in the service or preparation of alcoholic beverages. Application found here.
- One Fair Wage – Emergency Coronavirus Affected Workers Support Fund: Provides support for restaurant workers, delivery workers, app-based delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers who have been impacted by coronavirus and the related economic crisis can apply for assistance.
- National Domestic Workers’ Alliance
- LA County Consumer & Business Affairs
- Price Gouging: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/portfolio/coronavirus-price-gouging/
- Coronavirus FAQ and price gouging: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DCBA-Coronavirus-FAQs-3.10.20.pdf
- Protecting consumers from price gouging video: https://vimeo.com/397008363
- Health Consumer Alliance: https://healthconsumer.org/covid19/
- Know Your Rights (KYR): http://stepforward.lacity.org/know_your_rights
- KYR Red Cards: https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards
- Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
- Hotline: 888-624-4752 (they can provide referrals to immigrant communities to the appropriate resources)
- Virtual DACA Renewal appointments on Tuesday and Thursday (30 participants per day. Must register here. The link will close when the 30 limit has been reached.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA)
- English hotline: 888-349-9695
- Chinese hotline: 800-520-2356
- Korean hotline: 800-867-3640
- Tagalog hotline: 855-300-2552
- Thai hotline: 800-914-9583
- City of LA
- COVID-19 Eviction Protection – On March 27, the City Council expanded on an executive directive from Mayor Garcetti, forbidding the eviction of renters who could show an economic impact as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The council voted to allow renters 12 months, rather than six, to repay the accumulated, unpaid rent, and made it harder to evict someone with a pet or a loud child. But the action fell far short of the full moratorium on evictions that we need. A lot of people are saying we have an eviction moratorium. We don’t. What we have instead of a moratorium is a legal defense against eviction for certain people under certain circumstances who can meet certain criteria and can jump through certain hoops (and are willing to fight in court). This creates a series of hurdles that will be unworkable and impossible for most people to navigate. It will result in many evictions and an increase in homelessness.
- Ellis Act Eviction Prevention – On March 23, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced tenant protections against Ellis Act evictions, stating that occupied residential units may not be removed from the rental market under the Ellis Act while order is in effect.
- Tenants may seek additional information and assistance from the Los Angeles Housing + Community Development Department (HCID) about the items above by calling 866-557-RENT or 866-557-7368 between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays, or by filing an online complaint at https://hcidla.lacity.org/File-a-Complaint.
- Emergency Shelter Beds: Thousands of emergency shelter beds will be utilized at 13 strategic recreation sites.
- Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System: 5715 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037; Phone (323) 948-0444
- My Friend’s Place: 5850 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028; Phone 1-888-YOUTH-50 and (323) 908-0011
- Village Family Services: 6801 Coldwater Canyon Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605; Phone (818) 755-8786
- North Valley Caring Services: 15453 Rayen St., North Hills, CA 91343; Phone (818) 891-0481
- City of LA
- Economic and Workforce Development Department: The newly established Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Resilience toolkit for Los Angeles businesses.
- COVID-19 Commercial Eviction Moratorium: On March 15th, Mayor Garcetti issued a temporary moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent for commercial tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants will have up to 6 months after the order has been lifted to repay any back rent.
- Inclusive Action for the City, East LA Community Corporation and Public Counsel: Street vendor emergency fund. This will provide $400 in direct cash to street vendors who cannot access government resources.
- Immigrants Rising Entrepreneurship Fund: This grant provides funds to undocumented entrepreneurs working to create positive social change. Grantees will be offered support and guidance from professional advisors, join a national network of undocumented freelancers and entrepreneurs, and get social media exposure for their projects.
- NALEO: NALEO Educational Fund provides national leadership on key issues that affect Latino participation in our political process, including immigration and naturalization, voting rights, election reform, the Census and the appointment of qualified Latinos to top executive and judicial positions.
- Bilingual Hotline: 877-EL-CENSO (877-352-3676) Monday – Friday 8:30am – 8:30pm ET
- US Census Bureau
- Census questionnaire online found at https://my2020census.gov/
- Census questionnaire in English by phone call 844-330-2020
- Census questionnaire in Spanish by phone call 844-468-2020
- CHIRLA: The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) was founded in 1986. CHIRLA is a California leader with national impact made of diverse immigrant families and individuals who act as agents of social change to achieve a world with freedom of mobility, full human rights, and true participatory democracy.
- Hotline: 888-624-4752 (can provide help in filling out the census)