City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | COVID-19 Update 7
L.A. County COVID-19 Testing Expanded;
Available Free to All Signal Hill Residents
Thanks to a partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County is p roviding free COVID-19 testing to all County residents, including residents of Signal Hill. Testing is now available whether or not you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at certain sites in the City of L.A. Appointments are required.

Please note that appointments for asymptomatic people are limited. Priority is still given to people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, or a new loss of sense of smell or taste. Testing is also prioritized for at-risk individuals and certain front-line and essential workers.

To learn more and make an appointment, visit . For answers to questions about testing in L.A. County, go to .
City of Long Beach COVID-19 Testing Available Free to Signal Hill Residents
Signal Hill residents may also receive COVID-19 testing in the City of Long Beach. Please note that Long Beach is reserving testing for individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Certain Long Beach locations are also testing essential workers who may have been exposed but are not showing symptoms.

Appointments can be made online and are prioritized for those 65 years or older; individuals with underlying chronic health conditions; and first responders, critical government workers, grocery workers, and health care professionals.  Learn more and make an appointment in Long Beach here.
"Safer at Home" Orders Continue; Plans Begin for Future Modifications
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 are not ready to relax "Safer at Home" restrictions yet. State and County officials are in the first stages of planning in order to start relaxing some of the requirements of the "Stay at Home" and "Safer at Home" orders. See the State of California's Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience to learn more about how California is planning its roadmap forward.

In the meantime, please 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.
Prevent COVID-19 Scams
Identity theft and fraud are on the rise right now. Don't let your stimulus benefits fall into a scammer's hands! Look out for calls, text messages, or emails from scammers trying to steal your money or personal information. Learn more from the FTC.

  • Only use to submit information to the IRS. Never directly respond to a call, text, or email with your personal information.
  • When reading emails and text messages, do not click directly on links you don't recognize or open unknown attachments.
  • The IRS won’t contact you by phone, email, text message, or social media with information about your stimulus payment, or to ask you for your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number. Anyone who does is a scammer phishing for your information.
  • You don’t have to pay to get your stimulus money. The IRS won’t tell you to deposit your stimulus check then send them money back because they paid you more than they owed you. That’s a fake check scam.
City of Signal Hill COVID-19 Hotline
The City of Signal Hill offers a 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.
New Resources and Assistance
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24/7 helpline is here for you if you need support: call 1-800-854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741.

Seniors: If you're feeling lonely while at home, the Friendship Line is here to help. The Friendship Line offers a real person to talk to and a human connection to those feeling alone. Call 1-888-670-1360 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

L.A. County is offering residents free access to Headspace Plus , a virtual guide to meditation and mindfulness. Access to a free subscription is available through 2020. Residents can use this tool to get hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as mindfulness and sleep exercises to help address rising stress and anxiety.

A new online portal from the State of California connects parents with safe and licensed child care providers nearby. Visit for more information. Simply type in your zip code and you’ll be directed to a map showing nearby centers. There are several listed in the Signal Hill / Long Beach area.

The  L.A. County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center  expanded its hours this week. The Center offers various resources and information for workers and businesses, and tenants and landlords. Live counselors are now available by phone 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays to help you find the resources right for your situation. Call (833) 238-4450, visit  or e-mail for assistance.
Ways You Can Help
If you want to help others during this difficult time, L.A. County Works can connect you with available opportunities. Visit 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 .
We are constantly adding new information to our website that may help residents, business owners, workers, families, and individuals. Please visit
Stay Informed
Please stay informed by visiting 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 .
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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.
Signal Hill City Council
Robert D. Copeland

Vice Mayor:
Tina L. Hansen

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