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.

Informational Sources:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Guidance:

Resources for 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:

Mental Health Resources

Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Beware of Fraud/Price Gouging

Changes in Animal Control Services

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