Los Angeles COVID-19 Resource Guide
YOUR GUIDE TO CORONAVIRUS AID, FREE FOOD RESOURCES, THE CARES ACT AND MORE
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Safer at Home” Emergency Order calls on Angelenos to stay in their residences and limit all activities outside their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary for essential tasks.
The Mayor is extending the Safer at Home Order to May 15, 2020, based on the advice of the Department of Public Health. Nonessential businesses will remain closed; physical distancing & face coverings will still be required for workers and customers of businesses that are still open.
Find resources and services here to help you and your family navigate the pandemic with ease.
LOS ANGELES RESOURCES
Find more information here about unemployment and disability insurance, food resources, jobs, eviction protection, domestic violence relief, and more.
LOW-COST INTERNET ACCESS FOR ALL
Internet access is an essential need during this crisis. The City of Los Angeles in partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund and EveryoneOn is helping Angelenos find options for low-cost internet services, access to computers, and digital literacy services. Click below to search for services via your zip code.
One in five people in Los Angeles County experiences food insecurity. The vision of the LA FOOD Bank is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County. The LA Food Bank continues to mobilize of resources to help people who are in need of food assistance. If you are in need of food assistance, please dial 211 or visit their food pantry locator HERE.
SMALL BUSINESS HELP
In response to small businesses affected by COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has created the Small Business Recovery Loan Program, administered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). To obtain an application, visit bizrecoveryloans.lacda.org. Additional resources for small businesses can be found at: https://dcba.lacounty.gov. For more information on the Small Business Recovery Loan Program, please contact Carolina Romo, Supervisor at LACDA, at (626) 296-6298or by email at [email protected].
Many have experienced job loss at this time, but other companies are still hiring! Our Job Listings are provided compliments of the West Angeles Brotherhood Organization, the LA Jobs Portal, and the Los Angeles County Human Resources Department. Please let us know if you or someone you know has been blessed with a position
ADDITIONAL LOS ANGELES RESOURCES, INFORMATION & UPDATES
- LA EMERGENCY CHILDCARE CONNECTION: In order to make sure medical care workers never have to miss a shift because of lack of childcare–especially the folks that ensure hospitals continue to run such as admin staff, janitorial staff, and others—the Mayor’s Fund is working with unions and hospitals to provide stipends, referrals and care for their children.
- SOUTH LA WALK-UP TESTING FACILITY: The City is launching a new walk-up testing site in South Los Angeles at the Kedren Community Health Center. Most of the City’s testing sites are drive-through sites, where people are tested from their cars. Recognizing that many people don’t have cars, we are opening a second walk-up site in an area that serves the African American Community. You must still make an appointment at coronavirus.lacity.org
- COVID-19 DATA: The data packet the Mayor regularly receives will be posted: Coronavirus.LACity.org/Data
- COVID-19 MYTHS: To dispel misinformation, we have launched a site that sets straight common myths about the coronavirus and the City’s response: Coronavirus.LACity.org/Myths
- LAUSD CLOSURE EXTENDED: LAUSD announced that schools will remain closed through the summer.
NOW: FREE TESTING
- Los Angeles is sending additional resources to African American and low-income Communities
- The City is opening up a second walk-up testing clinic in South LA
- Through the City and County’s network of testing locations, we are administering 6,500 tests daily; TOTAL tests administered to date: 46,000
- REMEMBER: Testing is only granted by appointment only. Testing is available for anyone EXHIBITING symptoms. We are still prioritizing people over the age of 65, however, anyone showing symptoms can now request a test at coronavirus.lacity.org
- GOAL: 60,000 LA County residents will have been tested by 4/18/2020. Click HERE for more information.
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
THE US CENSUS
The USCB announced it is extending self response to Oct. 31. It is seeking Congress approval to provide them with authority to deliver data to President on April 30, 2021 and to States no later than July 31, 2021. Safe, easy, and secure: complete youe census HERE.
Incredible tool to help find resources by zip code.
The goal of L.A. Protects is to work with local manufacturers – who are not already in the protective gear supply chain – to produce five million non-medical masks, which can be used by workers in essential sectors, non-medical staff in hospitals, and medical patients across the City of Los Angeles. Our partner Kaiser Permanente developed the design specifications for the non-medical masks. Our partner Reformation is providing their expertise in garment and apparel production by providing quality assurance checks and building out funding and in-kind support for this initiative. Are you a manufacturer? Click here. Do you need protective gear? Click here.
DONATIONS FOR COVID-19
- Garment Worker Center: Garment workers are often not eligible for unemployment benefits and the underground nature of the industry, such as “off the books” work, makes applying for paid family leave or disability insurance uniquely challenging for this workforce. Click here to donate.
- Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Supporting families, healthcare workers, and unhoused Angelenos. Click here to donate.
- Street Vendor Fund: An emergency fund to provide direct cash assistance to LA street vendors who are financially struggling as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles. Click here to donate.