City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | COVID-19 Update 6
COVID-19 Testing Available in Long Beach
Signal Hill residents who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can now use COVID-19 testing sites in Long Beach. The City of Long Beach, like L.A. County, requires an appointment for all COVID-19 testing. Learn more and make an appointment here.

For additional testing sites across Los Angeles County and to make an appointment, visit https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs. For answers to questions about testing, go to covid19.lacounty.gov.

Please note that COVID-19 testing in both L.A. County and Long Beach is still limited to those who are experiencing related symptoms, unless you are a qualifying front-line worker.
New: City of Signal Hill COVID-19 Hotline
The City of Signal Hill launched a brand-new, 24/7 hotline with important COVID-19 information. Please call 562-989-7392 to hear recorded information on the County "Safer at Home" order, City-specific closures and contact information, and general COVID-19 safety and health guidance.

Please share this phone number with those who may benefit from the information and/or may not have access to the Internet.
"Safer at Home" Orders Continue
L.A. County Department of Health "Safer at Home" orders are in effect through at least May 15, 2020. Please continue to stay home as much as possible, and only leave home for essential activities .
We know that the weather is warm and sunny, which can make staying home especially challenging. However, we ask that everyone continue to remain Safer at Home and follow social/physical distancing orders. Please do not congregate or gather with people who are not in your immediate household. Please do not leave home for activities that are not considered essential. If you do go outside, please make sure you are always six feet from others. Please wear a cloth face covering at all times when you are away from home and around others.

County Health officials do not recommend wearing a cloth mask while exercising outdoors in hot weather. Therefore, please do not exercise outdoors around other people during this time.

Congregating or gathering at City of Signal Hill parks is strictly prohibited. The parking lots to Hilltop Park and Discovery Well Park remain closed. Publicly-accessible trails also remain closed. Please follow all posted signage and do not touch or enter closed-off areas if you choose to use our parks.
New Resources and Assistance
On April 23, Governor Newsom issued an executive order to stop debt collectors from garnishing any COVID-related relief. This includes federal, state, or local relief, including stimulus payments under the CARES Act. Funds may still be garnished to pay for child support, family support, spousal support, or criminal restitution for victims. Learn more about other  financial help  the state has made available here .

If you are struggling to afford food for your family, the CalFresh Program is available to all low-income Californians. The program issues monthly benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Food may be purchased at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts EBT cards. You can apply at  getcalfresh.org  or call 866-613-3777.

L.A. County agencies and partners that provide free groceries and meals are expanding their services during COVID-19. See options and find food distribution sites near you. Some programs also provide delivery. 

A new L.A. County Nurse Help Line can connect you to trusted medical and health advice. Please call 844-804-0055, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program is a newly available emergency unemployment assistance program under the federal CARES Act. The EDD will be accepting online applications for this program beginning on Tuesday, April 28. PUA provides assistance for individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance and are unable or unavailable to work due to COVID-19 related circumstances. 

The   L.A. County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center  offers various resources and information for workers and businesses, and tenants and landlords. Please call 833-238-4450 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or e-mail questions to  disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov . The Center is staffed with live people who speak 9 languages. 
Ways You Can Help
If you want to help others during this difficult time, Californians for All is a new initiative designed to connect potential volunteers with available opportunities. Visit Californiansforall.ca.gov to sign up and be connected with a volunteer opportunity.

Reminder: The Signal Hill Community Foundation is seeking donations to its Signal Hill COVID-19 Relief Fund that will support community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus response in Signal Hill. Donations will support approved 501(C)3 nonprofit, educational, volunteer and governmental organizations working on these efforts. Learn more at https://signalhillcommunityfoundation.org/covid-19.
We are constantly adding new information to our website that may help residents, business owners, workers, families, and individuals. Please visit cityofsignalhill.org/covid19resources.
Stay Informed
Please stay informed by visiting www.cityofsignalhill.org/coronavirus for up-to-date caseload data, news, and important facts on COVID-19. We are constantly updating this page. Please also follow the City’s Facebook page @CityofSignalHill for real-time updates. We are using #COVID19SignalHill. Feel free to encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up for these updates. Visit cityofsignalhill.org/enewsletter .
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Signal Hill City Hall
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Hours (Phone/Email Only)
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
562-989-7300
Signal Hill City Council
Mayor:
Robert D. Copeland

Vice Mayor:
Tina L. Hansen

Council Members:
Keir Jones
Edward H.J. Wilson
Lori Y. Woods