Coronavirus Information

COVID 19

Check PublicHealth.LACounty.Gov for the most up-to-date information. 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 15 RESOURCES


Website: LA15th.com
Staff Directory: http://www.la15th.com/team_buscaino
City Hall Office: 213-473-7015
Harbor & Watts Office: 310-732-4515

 

GENERAL RESOURCES: 

Where can I get tested

Now you can get tested for COVID-19 and flu (Influenza A and B).  If you have symptoms of cough, fever, and body aches, some Los Angeles County Community Testing locations offer test results for both viruses, so you can more appropriately treat your sickness. For Dual COVID-19/FLU (influenza A and B) Testing Frequently Asked Questions, click here. Find a location near you here. 

Where can I get vaccinated or get my booster?

Find a location to get your vaccine or booster here. 

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is free.
  • Vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over.
  • You will not be asked about your immigration status when you get a vaccine.
  • No appointment is needed at many locations.
  • Learn more about boosters here

Effective January 17th: New Rules for Businesses

From LA County Public Health: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put workers and the community at risk. Employers must be vigilant and continue to protect their workforce and the community by following infection control measures and reporting COVID-19 cases to Public Health.  The COVID-19 Ongoing Requirements for Employers document has been updated as of 1.5.22 to reflect that the County Health Officer Order now requires employers, effective, January 17, 2022, to provide and require employees to wear a well-fitted medical-grade mask, surgical mask, or higher-level respirator, such as an N95 filtering facepiece respirator, or KN95 at all times while indoors at the worksite.  Also updated to add recent changes to the Cal/OSHA ETS requirements, effective January 14, 2022.  This document summarizes ongoing requirements that employers must continue to follow in accordance with state, County, and local rules (Continuing_Safety_Measures .pdf)

Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

Informing Children about COVID-19: Remain calm and reassuring, remember that children will react to both what you say and how you say it. Avoid language that might blame others and lead to stigma. Remember that viruses can make anyone sick, regardless of a person’s race or ethnicity. Pay attention to what children see or hear on television, radio, or online and provide information that is honest and accurate. Teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs. Click here to learn more.

Stay informed: Check government sources such as CDC.gov and PublicHealth.LACounty.gov for accurate and up-to-date information. Sign up for NotifyLA, our city’s emergency notification system, at NotifyLA.org and follow @LAPublicHealth and @ReadyLA on Twitter to receive the latest updates. 

Plan ways to care for those who might be at a greater risk for serious complications: Learn more about those who are at risk for severe complications from COVID-19 illness. Older adults and persons who have underlying chronic medical conditions may be at risk for more serious complications. 

Create an emergency contact list: Include family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.

For more information:

 

LA'S EVICTION PROTECTIONS

Have questions about LA's Eviction Protections? Call 1-866-557-7368 or visit hcidla.lacity.org

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic. On March 15th, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti issued an Emergency Order which implemented measures to protect the public and contain the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, on March 23rd the Mayor issued a temporary moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 30th, the Mayor halted rent increases on occupied rental units that are subject to the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). Effective March 31, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council passed Ordinance No. 20-0147-S19 expands protections for tenants during the local emergency in response to COVID-19. Together, these actions are designed to prevent unnecessary housing displacement and to prevent housed individuals from falling into homelessness. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

Foster or Adopt a Pet - You can still foster or adopt a pet from LA Animal Services. Click here to learn how... 

Donate Blood: Sign up to donate at www.redcrossblood.org/

How You Can Help During the Crisis 

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 The Angeleno Fund provides direct cash assistance to families facing extreme financial hardship. To donate, visit http://MayorsFundLA.org/Angeleno.

The L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund was created to support our families, small businesses, healthcare workers, unhoused neighbors & more. Please visit http://MayorsFundLA.org/Covid19 if you’re able to donate.

Support the California Community Foundation’s Covid-19 LA County Response Fund

The California Community Foundation launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund, which supports community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education, and immigration.

Support the United Way’s Pandemic Relief Fund

United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Pandemic Relief Fund supports L.A. County’s unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students, and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus.

Support other nonprofits

Philanthropy California’s disaster resilience team is coordinating with state agencies and partners to respond to the impacts of COVID-19/Coronavirus. You can search for Los Angeles County non-profits through this site. 

Business and Financial Resources - Please visit our Business Resources Page.

LA County Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Hotline

If the news surrounding #COVID19 is making you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed, call the LA County Department of Mental Health's 24/7 hotline at 800-854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741 to get help.

The LA County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) has published its “Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks” flyer, which is available in the following languages: Arabic / Armenian / Chinese (Simplified) / Chinese (Traditional) / English / Farsi / Japanese / Khmer / Korean / Russian / Spanish / Tagalog / Vietnamese

County residents may also download and use apps to practice self-care and support wellbeing on their mobile devices. A list of suggested apps is available in our “Your Wellbeing on Your Terms” brochure.