As our city responds to the spread of coronavirus, we will be providing periodic email bulletins, summarizing and sharing important news and information.


For the most accurate and current information, please visit:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:

City of Los Angeles:




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 



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



Information About Mutal Aid Networks





Assistance for Renters

Legal & Eviction Defense Resources 

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




  • For children and youth
    • Los Angeles Unified School District: Grab and Go Food Centers
      • Grab and Go Centers will be open weekdays 7am – 10am. Each child can take home 2 meals. Grab and Go Map.
    • Free meals for LAUSD students at the Dream Center weekdays from 6:30am – 7:30am: 2301 Bellevue Ave., LA, 90026; Phone (213) 273-7000









  • LA Department of Transportation







  • Know Your Rights (KYR):
  • 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







  • 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 
    • 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)