President's Message
Highland Park Neighbors,

I know that there are a lot of people feeling on edge but we must remain informed, prepared, and take the proper steps to help limit the risk of spreading the virus. 

At this time all HHPNC Meetings and Events are cancelled until further notice. 

If you haven’t done so already please sign-up for  Notify LA  to receive emails and text messages on the latest.   Make sure to use trusted and official sources for accurate and timely updates , including , , and . For more questions, you can call 211, the  County’s hotline , which is available 24/7.

There is a lot of concern for our un-housed neighbors and both the Mayor and Unified Homelessness Response Center are taking special measures to keep our most vulnerable neighbors safe including adding new hygiene stations throughout the city, as well as providing hand sanitizer to homeless Angelenos.  Click here to read a statement from LAHSA Interim Executive Director .  Additionally, if you know anyone in need of shelter, please refer to the attachment with Winter Shelter Program information or click here for  Winter Shelter Programs with 24-hour activation.

At this time the Mayor's 2020 Census initiative has rescheduled canvassing events and other census events previously scheduled to take place this month. However, if you have received the Census please take the time to fill it out and submit it if possible. 

As a reminder, here are a few easy things you can do to help protect yourself and prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19:
-Clean your hands often. 
-Avoid close contact.
-Stay home if you are sick.
-Cover coughs and sneezes.
-Wear a facemask if you are sick.
-Clean and disinfect. 

With the cancellation of school (LAUSD) and almost all activities/events throughout the city we must remain strong and resilient. We must plan ahead and ensure we have extra food, medical supplies, and emergency kits. If possible talk to your family, friends, and neighbors to develop emergency plans particularly for those of our most vulnerable Angelenos. However, let’s be prepared and not panic. 

Let’s all do our part Highland Park. 

Stephanie Maynetto-Jackson
HHPNC President

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LA City Officials: Tap Water Still Safe To Drink, Even As Coronavirus Spreads
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Those who live in the city of Los Angeles don’t need to stockpile bottled water in the midst of growing fears about the spread of COVID-19, city officials urged Thursday.

The L.A. Department of Water and Power reminded residents that their tap water is safe to drink, even as the coronavirus spreads.

“There is no threat to your public drinking water supply and no need to use bottled water,” the department said in a statement. “LADWP’s treatment processes are specifically designed to protect the public from all viruses and harmful bacteria.”

L.A. water goes through several treatments before reaching customers’ taps, including filtration, ultraviolet light, and chlorine disinfection, according to the statement.

Mayor Eric Garcetti echoed the LADWP’s statement during the city’s daily coronavirus update, reminding locals that they do not need to worry about the quality of water in their homes. READ FULL ARTICLE

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