May 18, 2020
Table of Contents
  • Safer at Home Updates
  • Nuevos Avisos: Mas Seguro en El Hogar
  • Safer at Home: Phase Two - An Overview
  • Guidance for Businesses
  • California Disaster Relief for Immigrants
  • My Health LA
  • Senior Meal Emergency Response Program
  • Job Portal
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Help with Landlords
  • Fraud and Scam Protection
  • Citywide Closures
  • Contacting Federal Agencies
  • Contacting City Departments
  • Health Resources
Safer at Home Updates
As of Sunday there were 694 new cases in Los Angeles County for a total of 37,974 cases. There were also 29 deaths for a total of 1,821.

On Friday the Slow Streets initiative was announced. This program will temporarily restrict traffic on certain streets to give pedestrians more room to safely engage in activities like walking, skating and biking, while maintaining the suggested 6-feet of social distance. Two westside neighborhoods -Del Rey and Sawtelle - already started the program with partially closed streets that cover seven miles. Sponsorships for this program are needed to fund the street closures. Interested people can apply at:

The relaxed parking enforcement is being extended to June 1, 2020. The City won’t ticket cars in residential neighborhoods for not moving their cars on street sweeping days. The City is also holding off on ticketing and towing vehicles that are abandoned, oversized, or have expired registration or parking permits. Some regular parking tickets will still be issued and the city is prioritizing tickets for parked cars that are blocking emergency services or curbside pickup zones for newly reopened businesses. 
You don’t need to wear a mask while you’re in the car by yourself. And you don’t need to wear the mask if you’re just going outside to check your mail. Masks are still required in all stores and businesses can call LAPD if anyone violates the mask policy and enters their store or shop without a mask on. Grocery stores and pharmacies also have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask. 
The curve has flattened and plateaued. New cases have plateaued to around 800 - 1,000 new cases per day countywide. The number of deaths has stabilized at about 300 a week. This means the pandemic is not growing out of control. 

We have made great strides in fighting the virus the past 2 months and we must continue our efforts in order to avoid any set backs. 

To learn more, including about the public health indicators that will drive decision-making about when to loosen or tighten restrictions over the coming year, see the  Safer L.A. website

Nuevos Avisos: Mas Seguro en El Hogar
Hasta el domingo había 694 casos nuevos en el condado de Los Ángeles para un total de 37,974 casos. También hubo 29 muertes para un total de 1,821.

El viernes se anunció la iniciativa Slow Streets. Este programa restringirá temporalmente el tráfico en ciertas calles para dar más espacio a los peatones, a modo que participen de manera segura en actividades como caminar, patinar y andar en bicicleta, al tiempo que mantienen la distancia social sugerida de 6 pies. Dos vecindarios del oeste: Del Rey y Sawtelle- ya comenzaron el programa con calles parcialmente cerradas a lo largo de siete millas. Se necesitan patrocinios para financiar los cierres de calles de este programa. Las personas interesadas pueden postularse en: / slowstreets

La aplicación de estacionamiento relajado se extenderá hasta el 1 de junio de 2020. La ciudad no multará a los automóviles en vecindarios residenciales por no mover sus vehículos en los días de barrido de calles. La ciudad también está retrasando la emisión de multas respecto a los vehículos de remolque que están abandonados, aquellos de gran tamaño o los que tienen permisos de registro o permisos de estacionamiento vencidos. Todavía se emitirán algunas multas en estacionamiento regulares, pero la ciudad está priorizando las multas para los automóviles estacionados que bloquean los servicios de emergencia o las zonas de recogida en la acera para los negocios recientemente reabiertos.

No necesita usar una máscara mientras Usted está manejando solo en el automóvil. Y no necesita usar la máscara si solo sale para revisar su correo. Aún se requieren máscaras en todas las tiendas y las empresas pueden llamar a LAPD si alguien viola la política de máscaras y entra a su tienda o local sin una máscara. Las tiendas de comestibles y las farmacias también tienen derecho a rechazar el servicio a cualquier persona que no use una máscara.

La curva se ha aplanado y estabilizado. Los casos nuevos se han estancado a alrededor de 800 a1,000 casos nuevos por día en todo el condado. El número de muertes se ha estabilizado en alrededor de 300 por semana. Esto significa que la pandemia no se está descontrolando.

Hemos hecho grandes avances en la lucha contra el virus en los últimos 2 meses y debemos continuar nuestros esfuerzos para evitar retrasos.

Safer at Home: Phase Two - An Overview
The Safer at Home order will remain in place. However, depending on public health conditions, we will continue to adjust the order to safely allow more businesses to operate and more people to get back to work.

All Angelenos should  wear face coverings  when they leave the house — with the exception of young children at risk of suffocation and Angelenos with certain disabilities. Wearing a face covering is an action everyone should take to protect their families, neighbors, and communities.

All retail locations  will now be allowed to open for curbside and doorside pickup and delivery. We are also allowing manufacturing that supports retail that is opening at reduced capacity as long as they can adhere to safety protocols.

L.A. beaches have reopened for active recreation only, such as swimming, surfing, running and walking. No gathering is allowed, and activities such as sunbathing and group sports are not permitted. Visitors must wear a face covering when not in the water, and maintain six feet of distance from others.

Guidance for Businesses
The City of Los Angeles offers guidance to businesses as they transition to Phase Two of the Safer at Home order. Interested? You can find additional information at .
California Disaster Relief for Immigrants
DRAI is a one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance program for undocumented immigrants impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide $500 in direct assistance to those who qualify, and a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household. 

To qualify, individuals must be able to provide information that they: 
1) Are an undocumented adult (18 yrs. of age or older); 
2) Are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance such as the CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and, 
3) Have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. 

Eligible individuals who live in Los Angeles County can apply starting on Monday, May 18, 2020 through the following nonprofit organizations: 

As of May 18, you may contact these organizations for more information about the application process and the verification documents required. Note that they will NOT assist individuals prior to May 18.  Please note that this program is not being administered by the City of Los Angeles; if you have any questions, please contact one of the organizations listed above. 

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. 

Health care services are provided by non-profit clinics called “Community Partners.” There are over 200 Community Partner clinics in My Health LA. If interested, please review the following videos:

English video : (2 min 44 sec)
Spanish  video (3 min 12 sec)
Senior Meal Emergency Response Program
The Safer at Home Order provided restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus and keep our most vulnerable populations safe in their residences. But without easy access to food, there has been a growing number of food-insecure seniors throughout Los Angeles, who are at higher risk for developing serious complications from a COVID-19 illness.  
The hospitality and restaurant industries have also been hard hit by the crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought travel to a standstill, causing job and revenue losses as hotel kitchens and restaurants are temporarily restricted from serving food in their premises. Both of these industries employ thousands of workers in L.A. across income levels and immigration statuses. These workers represent additional populations made vulnerable during this pandemic.
The Senior Meal Emergency Response Program supports both seniors and hard-hit hospitality and restaurant industries in the City of Los Angeles.
The program provides home-delivered and healthy meals to seniors by partnering with Everytable, an L.A.-based social enterprise and restaurant chain, and the Hospitality Training Academy, an L.A.-based workforce development program founded in partnership with the labor union UNITE HERE Local 11. HTA trains low-income and marginalized communities in L.A. for careers in the hospitality industry. 
I am a senior, and I am in need of meals during this crisis. How do I apply?
Seniors who qualify for this program may be eligible to receive up to 10 home-delivered meals per week during the COVID-19 crisis. 
To find out whether you are eligible to participate, you can:
·         Fill out the questionnaire by click  here .  
·         Call (213) 263-5226 and another City staff member will assist you. 
I am a restaurant, and I would like to prepare meals. How do I apply?
Restaurants who qualify for this program may be eligible to prepare meals for seniors during the COVID-19 crisis.
To find out whether your restaurant is eligible to participate, fill out the questionnaire by clicking on this   link .
Guidelines for meal preparation, packaging, labeling, and transport are available  here .
Due to the expected level of response and interest in this program, please allow for at least 72 hours to receive confirmation that your restaurant is eligible to participate. You may not receive a response if you are not eligible or there is not sufficient demand.

Job Portal
The City has launched  for those whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19.

This website helps unemployed or underemployed Angelenos find and apply to job opportunities across industries, and connects them to a repository of additional resources such as emergency assistance and healthcare.
Volunteer Opportunities
To find ways to help in this crisis, visit  VolunteerLA   to search for opportunities by cause (for example, “hunger” or “senior services”), frequency and type of service, location, and more via our new Nonprofit Directory.

Here are some other things you can do –– so long as you are healthy, not a member of a vulnerable population, and meet all advised public health requirements:

  • Donate to food banks and volunteer to ensure our most vulnerable populations are still able to provide for their families. Much needed items include canned goods, peanut butter, toilet paper, antibacterial cleansers, and financial contributions.
  • Volunteer with the American Red Cross to help distribute meals to students affected by school closures or as a volunteer blood donor to address the current blood shortage. 
  • You can also join the virtual blood drive campaign, #LetsDonateBloodLA, and learn about the safety measures being practiced from the California Surgeon General here. 
  • Do neighbor check-ins: Offer to pick up groceries or medications for those who aren't able to and stay connected by calling your neighbors, friends, and loved ones who might appreciate human connection despite physical distancing. 
  • Consider virtual volunteer opportunities with organizations like L.A. Works.
  • Check-in with your local homebound meal delivery programs: Many of these programs are scaling up to support the increased need and need volunteers. Find a location near you and call to ask if they need assistance.
  • Volunteer with CORE Response to support the COVID-19 testing program.
Help with Landlords
If you are facing eviction, or if your landlord has questions on the emergency order, please contact the Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) hotline at (866) 557-7368, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You can find more information on tenants' rights during this emergency on the  HCID website .

Fraud and Scam Protection
The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis. Find out how you can protect yourself and helpful resources on DOJ’s Coronavirus Fraud Prevention  website .

The Federal Trade Commission has also established a  website  with helpful information to help consumers avoid coronavirus-related scams.

Citywide Closures
In order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the City has ordered temporary closures of the following sites:

  • Los Angeles City Hall - temporarily closed to non-City employees.

  • Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Facilities - all facilities, parking lots, playgrounds, and programming will be closed until further notice. Restrooms will remain open.

  • Los Angeles City and County Public Libraries - temporarily closed until further notice.

  • Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs - all events and facilities (including Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock) will be closed until further notice.

  • Los Angeles Unified School District - schools are closed until through the summer.

Contacting Federal Agencies is cataloging all U.S. government activities related to coronavirus. From actions on health and safety to travel, immigration, and transportation to education, find pertinent actions  here
Each Federal Agency has also established a dedicated coronavirus website, where you can find important information and guidance. They include: 
  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Department of Education (DoED)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of State (DOS)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of the Treasury (USDT)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)

Contacting City Departments

Office of the Mayor : click here
  • Updates on City initiatives
  • The latest facts and figures

Los Angeles Unified School District: click here
  • Updated resources for students and families

Department of Transportation: click here  
  • LADOT Adjust Signals to Slow Excessive Speeding
  • Parking Rules Update: Preferential Parking Districts
  • Apply for Temporary Food Pick-up Parking
  • Changes to Transit Services
  • LADOT Transitions to Automatic Walk Signal Cycles

Housing + Community Investment Department: click here
  • Renter Protections Q&A with HCIDLA: click here
  • What You Need to Know Regarding Renter Protections: click here

Port of Los Angeles : click here

Department of Aging: click here
  • Updated Resources for Seniors and Other Vulnerable Angelenos: click here

Department on Disability: click here

Department of Public Works: click here  
Most critical services continue to be provided on a daily basis:
  • Utility companies continue to construct and maintain their systems in city streets
  • Street sweepers keep their routes and work around parked vehicles
  • Trees are being trimmed
  • Streets are being resurfaced and sidewalks repaired for safe passage

Bureau of Street Services: click here
  • Public counters are currently closed, please call for assistance.
  • Tree Related Permits: 213-847-3077 
  • Street Use/Sidewalk Vending Permits: 213-847-6000

Bureau of Engineering: click here  
Most services may be conducted online.
  • Please visit here to apply online and/or for contact information for individual offices.
  • Permits that can be applied for online include the following: A-Permits, B-Permits, E-Permits, R-Permits, S-Permits, U-Permits, Highway Dedication and Hillside Referral Forms.

Los Angeles Sanitation: click here
  • Temporarily offer free extra collection. Once your bin is emptied, you can refill it while our team is there, and they'll collect it again. This new service is free of charge to residents. It starts on Monday, April 13, and lasts until the Safer at Home order is lifted.
  • If you have any questions, call our Sanitation Department's 24-hour customer care center at 1-800-773-2489 or dial 3-1-1.

Animal Services:  click here
  • Fostering and adoption services are still in effect.
Recreation and Parks: click here  

Department of Cultural Affairs

Los Angeles Zoo: click here
  • L.A. Zoo immediately set protocols in place for animals

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: click here
  • DWP is focused on the work most necessary to keep the power and water flowing to homes and businesses.
  • With the link provided link, you will be able to find information regarding essential work, customer support, scams, safe drinking water, safer at home tips, help for small businesses, and resources to help you stay connected.

Los Angeles Public Library: click here  
  • Central Library and the 72 branch libraries are closed until further notice.
  • During this time, no late fines will be assessed for overdue items, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen with no penalty.
  • Ask a Librarian: click here
  • Digital Services: click here

Planning: click here  
  • City Planning is supporting the economic growth of Los Angeles by providing employment opportunities for its communities through building, construction, and other services that staff provide residents and small businesses alike.
  • Updated Appeal Filing Procedures; Updated Procedures on Public Hearings for Projects
  • Public Order Governing the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
  • Modified Operations at the Development Services Centers

LA CityView: click here
  • Tune in to keep up with all things City related and more! 

Health Resources
The following resources are a great sources of up-to-date information on the coronavirus and how it might affect day-to-day life:

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