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Updates from the Mayor's Office
IN STAGES: ROADMAP TO SAFELY ADJUSTING THE SAFER AT HOME ORDER IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
3 LEVEL RISK ANALYSIS   – As the City of Los Angeles moves through the stages of recovery, we will be guided by data and science. The County has defined seven key public health indicators that will enable public health and government officials to determine whether the COVID-19 crisis is improving, staying the same, or worsening — and to then take action accordingly. These indicators will evolve as our knowledge of COVID-19 and its effects grows. To track the status of these indicators, phases and steps we’re taking, visit  coronavirus.lacity.org/saferla
COVID-19 RENTER PROTECTIONS
Updated   HCID COVID-19 Renter Protections  . Here are links to   English FAQ   &   Spanish FAQ  .

On May 6  th  , 2020, City Council passed a measure extending the freeze on rental increases on Rent Stabilized (RSO) units for one year after this crisis ends. The Mayor signed that into law. The council also adopted amendments to the temporary tenant protection ordinance to prohibit landlords from using coercion, intimidation or fraud to get their renters’ stimulus checks; it provides tenants with a private “Right of Action” if their landlord has violated any of the protections the City has extended during this emergency; requires landlords to provide tenants with Housing Department’s “Protections Notice” every time they contact them about the rental agreement during this period in the language predominantly used by the tenant. Tenants have the right to sue and be awarded up to $10,000 per offense or $15,000 if 65+. Housing documents and resources can be found at   hcidla.lacity.org
Renter Notices- The Council approved to instruct the Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) to notify by mail all residential rental property owners and tenants in their database of their housing rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 local emergency period. The Council also approved to amend the   Temporary Protection of Tenants During COVID-19 Pandemic  ordinance   so to require landlords to use   HCID’s tenant notice form  .

RIGHT OF RECALL AND WORKER RETENTION
City Council approved the Right of Recall and Worker Retention ordinances. Following Council’s approval, the Mayor signed both ordinances into law. You can view the ordinances   here   and   here  . A signed version of the ordinance will be uploaded later this week.

EXTRA STEPS TO PROTECT WORKERS AND RESIDENTS
Starting Monday, May 11  th  , all riders on LADOT transit buses are required to wear face coverings, including Dash, Commuter Express, and City ride. Also starting Monday, all travelers at LAX will be required to wear face coverings.

SENIOR MEALS
Great Plates Delivered – On April 24, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service for California’s older adults. For information on how to get meals, please dial 211. Any restaurants interested in participating in the program can fill out the   Food Provider Interest Form   on the Great Plates Delivered   website  .

LA City Senior Meal Program   – Enroll at   coronavirus.lacity.org/seniormeals   or call (213) 263-5226.

LA REPRESENTS
Coalition of top law firms, bar associations and attorneys donating their services free of charge to help renters, domestic violence survivors, and low income families/workers with everything from employment issues, to debt and bankruptcy challenges, and small businesses.

For those interested in joining the cause,  visit   coronavirus.lacity.org/larepresents

COVID-19 TESTING  
Guidance on Test Results
Symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and a new loss of taste or smell.
New guidance for staying in isolation while having tested positive for COVID-19. Now, you need to ensure that at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared. Before it was 7 days. New evidence shows that COVID-19 may remain in individuals for a longer period of time (#7)
If you were a contact to a suspected or positive case when you were tested you should still remain in quarantine for the full 14 days as recommended even if you test negative.

COVID-19 Testing for Frontline Workers   – All essential workers regardless of symptoms can be tested. This includes health care workers, first responders, social service employees, utility workers, food supply workers, and other public employees. They can use the link below which is a registration page reserved only for these groups.   https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs_first_responders

Appointment sign-ups are open now for new and existing sites at   coronavirus.lacity.org/testing  . If someone does not have access to the internet or needs assistance, please direct them to call the Mayor’s helpdesk: 213-978-1028 or 311 after 5pm.

Skilled Nursing Facilities   – All skilled nursing facilities in the City are required to hand deliver written notices to all residents and workers:
  • Must include the last date testing was offered and the next date it will be offered
  • Must be circulated at least once a month and at least 2 days prior to when testing will be provided
  • Updated notice must be publicly displayed at the main entrance of each facility and provided to anyone in the media, government, or public who asks for it

CHILD PROTECTION HOTLINE
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has been a leading voice in calling attention to the dangers that children face while home and out of the line of sight of mandated reporters like teachers, counselors and medical personnel. The department has been actively engaged in a robust public information campaign whereby residents have been called to make an investment into the welfare of families in our communities by reporting abuse or neglect to the county’s Child Protection Hotline (1-800-540-4000).
 
DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS
You can get assistance from the L.A. County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center in the manner that’s most convenient to you. Hours of operation have been expanded! 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 right resources for your situation.
 
CENSUS 2020
COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS HERE     — Safe, easy, and secure!
LA City Controller's Coronavirus Resources Hub
LA County
UPDATE on Health Officer Order, Great Plates Delivered, & Expansion of Testing Sites

More Government Updates
L A County Board of Supervisors Daily Briefings every day at 1:00pm until further notice. You can watch the County briefing on the  County Channel ,   Facebook , or on local news stations.  

Assemblymember Gipson : California has launched the first-in-the-nation "Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors" program. Visit the California Department of Aging's  COVID-19 page  for a list of resources for older and other at-risk adults. Restaurants interested in taking part should contact their local chamber of commerce or enter their location into  211.org .

Senator Feinstein : Senate returned to session on Monday. Here are some recent actions our office has taken in the last week.



Health Insurance Update
Are you concerned about the Coronavirus and need health coverage? You can enroll now in a health plan through CoveredCA due to the COVID19 crisis and may be eligible to receive financial help to help you pay for your coverage. Get started here:  https://covrdca.com/2UbHMik
Census Response Time Extended
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