MAY 15, 2020
School Supplies for Local Students
What Does the Public Library Have to Offer On-Line?
Although all Los Angeles Public Library locations are physically closed, you can still access online resources with your library card. All LAUSD students are automatically assigned a    Student Success Card   .
If a student doesn't have a physical library card or doesn't know their PIN, fill out    this form       and we will look up their library card number and PIN.  Watch    these videos    to see how easy it is to access the library from home to help your student.

Try out some resources for fun, reading, and learning!


Harbor Neighborhood Relief Fund
FUNDING AVAILABLE TO THOSE IN NEED!

Harbor Area Neighborhood Relief Fund has been created to support the most vulnerable individuals and families in the harbor area who are in immediate need of assistance and resources.

The fund is designed to respond to individuals and families that are   in immediate need.

Fund priorities include:
  • Recently unemployed
  • Homeless populations
  • Recently homeless residents living in temporary housing
  • Seniors or medically vulnerable populations with limited access to basic necessities
  • Similar needs within the vulnerable populations of the harbor area

Application is available on the website: 

Updates from the Mayor
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
Here are links to    EnglishFAQ    &    Spanish FAQ .

On May 6th, 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   .

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.

For L.A. Students
2020 Census
Reputable Coronavirus Sites
More Helpful Information
  • FindHelp.orgIncredible tool to help find resources by zip code.

  • LAJobsPortal.org: One-Stop Shop for all things employment in the City of LA: Job Openings, Resources, and Employers.
Harbor City Neighborhood Council
Board@HarborCityNC.com
(310) 918-8650