Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after a joint coronavirus press conference hosted earlier today by officials from the County and City of Los Angeles:
“I know these are uncertain times for Los Angeles County residents, but I want to reassure the public that County first responders and public health officials are focused on slowing the spread of the coronavirus. In that vein, the County will adhere to the new state guidance to cancel or postpone gatherings of over 250 people.
“Next week’s LA County Board of Supervisors meeting has been canceled. We are not making any decisions based on fear. Now is the time for prevention and precaution. I urge everyone to take seriously the state’s public health guidance and not panic. We need to listen to our County public health experts, our doctors, and our scientists as we weather this critical time together.
“Finally, I want to continue reiterating that the coronavirus does not discriminate based on race or ethnicity and we shouldn’t either. The growing racism directed at our Asian Pacific Islander communities must stop immediately and be condemned.
“I want everyone in LA County to be assured that we are taking this situation very seriously. We will continue to work hand in hand with our local, state, and federal partners to keep communities throughout the County informed and protected. For additional resources and information, County residents could call 2-1-1 or visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.”
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On March 4, 2020, the County of Los Angeles declared a local health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Below are links to a variety of resources. We are in this together, and we will stay united during this period.
- California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/index.html
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
- Los Angeles County Office of Education: https://www.lacoe.edu/Home/Health-and-Safety/Coronavirus-Resources
- City of Los Angeles: https://corona-virus.la/
- Los Angeles County Office of Education’s listing of school district closures: campus closures
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Guidance:
- in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Japanese: wash hands, social distancing, extra caution for elderly/pregnant/those with underlying conditions. (Other languages also available)
- Governor Newsom’s Executive Order to ban gatherings with more than 250 people.
- Please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov for most updated information & guidance on:
- What to do if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19
- General cleaning guidance, and much more.
Resources for Workers:
- If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.
- If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
- Information on Paid Sick Leave
- Compiled information on benefits for affected workers
Resources for Small Businesses/Employers:
- Health guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program.
- Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program.
- Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. Call: 1-888-745-3886
- Information on Protecting API Workers
Resources for Parents with Young Children:
- in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Japanese
- School Closure Meal Plans
Mental Health Resources
- Coping with stress: in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Japanese
Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- LA County Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7 Confidential): (800) 978-3600
- Domestic Violence Shelter 24-hour Hotlines (download PDF)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7 Confidential): (800) 799-7233 | (800) 787-3224 (TTY) or text LOVEIS (capitalization does not matter) to 22522 *Msg&Data Rates may apply
- LA County Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 540-4000 | (800) 272-6699 (TTY)
- LA County Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline: (877) 477-3646
- If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.
Beware of Fraud/Price Gouging
- If you believe you were a victim of price gouging, contact our DCBA to file a complaint by calling (800) 593-8222 or visit the Department of Consumer & Business Affairs
- There are currently no home test kits for COVID-19. Avoid suspected scams.
Changes in Animal Control Services
- Read about changes in animal control services: Animal Care and Control
Government Assistance Programs
- Learn how to apply for General Relief, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal and CalFresh: LA County DPSS
Updates on Our Services for our LA County Senior Citizen Population
- Be informed of our alternate plans for senior meal distribution sites during the COVID-19 pandemic: LA County WDACS