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COVID-19 VACCINE

UPCOMING COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS IN THE CITY OF SAN FERNANDO

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Kidneys Quest Foundation (1058 N. Maclay Ave, San Fernando): Mobile vaccination clinic offering the Pfizer vaccine. Residents may register online at MyTurn.ca.gov (click “Start Here”; Answer questions on the next page; enter “91340” and choose “DPH-Mobile Vax Clinic / Kidneys Quest”).

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 | 9 am – 12 pm

  • Osborne Head Start (13821 Osborne St, Arleta): Mobile vaccination clinic offering the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments may be made online at MyTurn.ca.gov. This site will also offer a Resource Fair.

OCTOBER 16, 2021 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Kidneys Quest Foundation (1058 N. Maclay Ave, San Fernando): Mobile vaccination clinic offering the Pfizer vaccine. Residents may register online at MyTurn.ca.gov (click “Start Here”; Answer questions on the next page; enter “91340” and choose “DPH-Mobile Vax Clinic / Kidneys Quest”).

WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS | 8 am – 4 pm

  • San Fernando Recreation Park (208 Park Ave., San Fernando): Mobile vaccination clinic offering the Pfizer vaccine. No appointment necessary. COVID Testing (Monday through Saturday), Free Wellness Checks (Wednesday and Saturday) and Public Assistance Programs (Monday through Saturday) are also offered at this site.

CALL FOR APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY

  • Providence Community Health Vaccination Clinic at Vaughn International Studies Academy (11505 Herrick Ave, Pacoima): There will be a mobile vaccination clinic every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Residents may call (818) 847-3860 to schedule an appointment.
  • San Fernando Community Health Center and Northeast Valley Health Corporation: Both of these federally qualified health centers receive a limited supply of vaccine. Residents may contact the following vaccination hotlines for additional information:
    • San Fernando Community Health Center: Call (818) 963-5690.
    • Northeast Valley Health Corp: Call (818) 792-4949.

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT PORTALS (ONLINE AND PHONE)

To book an appointment at sites operated by the Los Angeles Fire Department go to:

To book an appointment at sites in Los Angeles County, go to:

 

Residents who don’t have computer access may call (between 8 am and 8:30 pm):

(833) 540-0473

Need help scheduling an appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccine? 

Contact Pacoima Beautiful for assistance!

Call: (818) 899-2454

Text: (818) 699-9737

Email: MLopez-Pelayo@PacoimaBeautiful.org

DM via Social Media: @PacoimaBeautiful

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY GROUPS

ELIGIBLE NOW (as of 5/13/21): 

All Los Angeles County Residents Age 12 and Older

To be vaccinated in Los Angeles County you need to show:

  • Proof of Age 
  • Minors age 12 to 17 only – Consent Form

Required Documentation

Examples of proof of age – You do not need to show government-issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine:

  • Driving license (foreign country or expired ID okay)
  • California ID card or REAL ID card (from the DMV)
  • Medicare card
  • Social Security card
  • Military ID
  • Passport (foreign country or expired okay)
  • Medical document/records from medical provider, clinic, or doctor
  • Membership card for a seniors only organization (foreign country okay if written in English)
  • Consular ID (Matricula Consular)
  • Any official document that includes name and date of birth

Examples of proof that you live in LA County (must show your name and address):

  • Driver’s license
  • California ID card or REAL ID card (from the DMV)
  • Library card
  • Postmarked letter
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Voter registration confirmation
  • Rent receipt or lease or letter from landlord
  • School or employment document
  • Court document
  • Law enforcement document (can be from immigration including deportation)
  • Tax, bank, or insurance document
  • Post Office change of address confirmation
  • Letter or document from a Faith-based organization, shelter, non-profit institution with the name/address of issuing organization
  • Membership card – Union, YMCA, store club card, fitness center, community or neighborhood association, apartment building association
  • Consular ID (Matricula Consular)
  • Any employment document from the other sectors (Food and Agriculture, Education and Childcare, Emergency Responder) IF these contain name and home address 


Second doses only

White vaccine record card or electronic vaccine record AND a photo ID

HOW TO VERIFY PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST AND COVID-19 VACCINE (9/17/21): 

Verifying Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test (9/17/21): ENGLISH
 

Verifying Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine (9/17/21): ENGLISH

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION NOTIFICATION 
 

California’s policies and actions to get COVID-19 vaccinations to the most vulnerable populations, including the City of San Fernando, are continuously evolving and we want you to stay informed.

Please subscribe to our COVID-19 Vaccine Information Notification List to ensure you receive:

  • Information relating to the COIVD-19 Vaccine as soon as it becomes available.
  • Notification about Vaccination Sites that have available appointments.  
  • Notification about newly announced groups that are eligible to receive the vaccine. 

FDA APPROVES LICENSE FOR PFIZER-BIOTECH COVID-19 VACCINE

On August 25, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the license for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVD-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA) for those 12 through 15 years old and for a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. The licensing approval was made after another thorough evaluation of safety and effectiveness data by a panel of scientific and medical experts. FDA-approved vaccines undergo the agency’s standard process for reviewing the quality, safety and effectiveness of medical products.

We are grateful to the many scientists and researchers who have worked tirelessly to develop and evaluate the vaccines during the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetime. We are also grateful to the FDA for their thoughtful analyses and review processes to ensure that we can have the highest confidence that the vaccine is safe and effective. 

The COVID-19 vaccine remains the most powerful tool we have to both lower our risk of infection and protect against serious illness and death from COVID-19 if infected.  We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated – it is the most important step you can take to protect yourself, your loved ones, and our LA County community and to ultimately end this pandemic. 

VACCINE THIRD DOSE AND BOOSTER SHOTS

The difference between third doses and booster doses is more than just a language issue. Third doses are meant to elicit an antibody response where there was an inadequate antibody response before, while booster doses are meant to increase antibody levels that have waned after a robust increase in the months after vaccination.

With emerging data indicating that certain populations will need more support to be protected, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on August 13, 2021, recommended a third dose of mRNA vaccines for immunocompromised people, including transplant recipients, people with advanced or untreated HIV infection, people actively receiving cancer treatment, and people taking immunosuppressive medications. Third doses have been available to eligible individuals at vaccination sites across Los Angeles County since Saturday, August 14, 2021.

Additionally, following the CDC’s announcement that booster doses of mRNA vaccines will be offered to all vaccinated people,  LACDPH is continuing to work with staff and residents at skilled nursing facilities to prioritize these most vulnerable residents for booster doses so we are prepared to administer these as soon as the Food and Drug Administration gives their approval.

VACCINE INFORMATION & FAQs

VACCINE MISINFORMATION

  • 5 Ways to Spot Misinformation: ENGLISH
  • Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine will not cause you to shed the virus: ENGLISH | SPANISH
  • Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine will not implant you with microchips or needles: ENGLISH | SPANISH
  • COVID-19 Vaccines do not affect fertility: ENGLISH | SPANISH  

AFTER VACCINE SUMMARIES

VACCINE CARD AND DIGITAL COPY THROUGH HEALTHVANA

Everyone should be given a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (white card) when they are vaccinated. It is the official proof of vaccination. Please keep it safe as it cannot be replaced. Consider taking a photo or making a photocopy of it.

If you did not get a white card, or you lost it, there are 2 ways to get a copy of your official record from the state’s California Immunization Registry (CAIR).

  • Ask your primary care provider to look up your vaccination record in the California state immunization registry (CAIR) and give you a copy.
  • Request a copy of your vaccination record directly from the state immunization registry, CAIR. Please wait at least 2-3 weeks after you are vaccinated before making the request and know that this request may take an additional 2-3 weeks given the high demand. Complete the online Authorization To Release Form. Have a scan or photo of a current official picture ID ready to upload as the form must be completed in a single session. You will receive a record by email. The record can only be requested online and can only be provided by email. For more information, visit cairweb.org.

Can I get a digital vaccination record?

  • The CDC white card or CAIR record is your official proof of your COVID vaccination. You may receive a digital record in addition to your white card as a convenience, but it may not be accepted at all places/companies as the official proof of vaccination.
  • Several different kinds of digital reminders and records are being used in LA County. The type depends on the record keeping system used by the provider who administered the vaccine. Most systems require the person being vaccinated to give an email address and/or cell phone number when they make an appointment or get vaccinated. Ask your provider when you get your vaccine about a digital record.
  • The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has partnered with Healthvana to provide a digital copy of the vaccination record to people who are vaccinated at Department of Public Health locations, select community clinics (that are not part of a hospital system), pharmacies, or FEMA sites in Los Angeles County. For more information on Healthvana and electronic records, see the DPH After you get a vaccinewebpage. 

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 5/13/21
Effective May 13, 2021, all individuals age 12 to 15 and older become eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccination.

On May 12, 2021, the CDC affirmed the recommendation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to expand the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents 12 to 15 years of age, which represents nearly 500,000 individuals in L.A. County. Vaccinations sites across L.A. County began offering the Pfizer vaccine to teens on May 13, 2021. Please note that many vaccination sites require that children be accompanied by a parent or guardian or that the child is accompanied by a responsible adult and has a signed consent form. Teens are also required to bring proof of their age at sites where they are not known to the provider. 

For information about vaccine appointments in L.A. County and when your turn is coming up, to sign up for a vaccination newsletter, and much more, visit: VaccinateLACounty.com. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESUMES USE OF JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE

On April 23, 2021, LACDPH announced that after a thorough safety review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC, it was determined that the Janssen vaccine pause could be lifted and that use of the Janssen vaccine should resume. Vaccine providers in Los Angeles County with doses of the Janssen vaccine were authorized to resume administration of the vaccine as of April 24, 2021, provided they distribute the updated Janssen fact sheet to any recipients of the vaccine.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY PAUSES USE OF JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE

Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine. This pause will last until the FDA and CDC complete their review, which is expected to take several days. Vaccine providers in LA County will contact patients about rescheduling or providing a new appointment for Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

These reactions are extremely rare, as nearly 7,000,000 people have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the United States to date. People who received the vaccine in the last 3 weeks should look for any symptoms of these unusual clots, including severe headaches, abdominal or leg pain, and shortness of breath, and contact their medical provider if symptoms develop. People who don’t have a medical provider can call 2-1-1 to connect with a healthcare provider.

To learn more, visit FAQ’s: Johnson & Johnson Pause or VaccineLACounty.com.

For information about vaccine appointments in L.A. County and when your turn is coming up, to sign up for a vaccination newsletter, and much more, visit: VaccinateLACounty.com. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

FREE TRANSPORTATION TO VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

  • MISSION CITY TRANSIT: A shared curb-to-curb community service, is offering free transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments (walk-up or scheduled appointments) within the regular service areas.  Visit the Mission City Transit webpage for information or call to schedule a pick-up:  WWW.SFCITY.ORG/Mission-City-Transit | (818) 366-4119 
     
  • UBER & LYFT: For people struggling to get to a vaccination site, Public Health can help get you a free ride there and back. The Uber and Lyft rideshare apps are offering free roundtrip rides to some vaccination sites within their apps, which can be downloaded for free through your smartphone’s app store. If you are seeking assistance scheduling a ride or if you want to get your vaccination at a site not listed in the app, you can reach out to the Public Health call center at (833) 540-0473 and you will be connected to free transportation. 

THE LOS ANGLES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS PUBLISHED A NEW WEBPAGE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO OBTAIN INFORAMTION ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE 
 

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine/index.htm

The webpage includes:

Key information from these webpages is provided below:

Who Will Get Vaccine When

The Vaccine Distribution page describes the phases and tiers of vaccination, with more information about how these phases may roll out. Green circles show groups of people who have been, or are being, offered vaccine. Red circles show groups who are waiting to be offered vaccine. This page is being updated regularly as the groups within each phase and tier are further refined.

 

How the phases and tiers were determined

Vaccine eligibility is determined by phases of prioritization developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), as well as guidance developed by the State via the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). This planning is occurring in close coordination with state and local health departments to ensure appropriate planning and collaboration with community partners. Allocation policies will be dynamic and will be adapted based on vaccine performance, vaccine supply and demand, and other factors.

 

Where we are currently

We are currently administering vaccines in Phase 1A, Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. Phase 1A focuses on vaccinating frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, in alignment with the recommendations of the ACIP based on risks of exposure and risks for severe illness. It is estimated that everyone in Phase 1A will have been offered at least one dose of vaccine by late January/early February. Please note that timings are estimates and may change according to factors such as vaccine supply and the state prioritization requirements. The phases and tiers will overlap.

 

What future phases will look like

Phase 1B vaccination efforts will focus on vaccinating persons aged ≥75 years and frontline essential workers and Phase 1C will focus on vaccinating persons aged 65–74 years, persons aged 16–64 years with high-risk medical conditions, and other essential workers. Please note that current Phase 1B and 1C distribution is based on CDC guidance and may be changed or updated by CDPH. The Vaccine Distribution page will remain updated to reflect any developments.

 

How Vaccine Will Get to People in Later Phases

When vaccine is available to other groups of people, it will likely be given at:

  • Primary care clinics
  • Pharmacies
  • Some workplaces, and
  • Special vaccination sites run by Public Health and county, city, and community partners 

No one will have to pay for the vaccine. A doctor or pharmacy may charge a fee for giving the vaccine, but it should be covered by public and private insurance companies. People without health insurance can get COVID-19 vaccines at no cost. There are no out-of-pocket payments.

While, with the exception of health care workers, there is no way to register or sign up to receive the vaccine at this time, plans are currently being developed at CDC for how persons within these broad groupings will be prioritized and how the vaccines will be delivered. To support local planning processes, the County has established a COVID-19 Vaccine Work Group, comprised of approximately 100 individuals representing more than 60 organizations, with committees focused on ensuring equitable distribution of the vaccine, establishing effective communications, and aligning resources.

 

FOR INDIVIDUAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WANTING TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE, AND FACILITIES WANTING TO ADMINISTER VACCINE

COVID-19 Vaccine Healthcare Provider Information Hub.

The webpage includes:

  • Information on each of the vaccines available
  • Clinical considerations for vaccination
  • Upcoming webinars
  • Information on talking with patients
  • Information on becoming a COVID-19 vaccination provider
  • And more! 
     

Key information from these webpages is provided below:

Becoming a Vaccination Provider

The COVID-19 Vaccine Healthcare Provider Information Hub has a section titled “Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccination Provider” to which interested facilities should refer. This information may evolve over time.

For questions, an entity wanting to be a vaccine administrator can contact our Vaccine Administration Provider Line (information at the same link as above). Please note this is only for entities with questions about being an administrator, not for the general public.

Vaccine Administration Provider Line 

-Questions about vaccine distribution, storage and handling, and guidance on registering to receive the vaccine through the CDPH enrollment website.

How Healthcare Workers Sign Up to Receive the Vaccine

Individuals who are in Phase 1A,  (the phase we are currently vaccinating) may be informed by their employer if their employer is receiving vaccine distributions.

If not, a person who is a healthcare worker can learn more about the vaccine distribution process and sign up to receive the vaccine at our dedicated vaccine page: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/HCWSignup/. This page is only for healthcare workers.

Identification is required at the appointment. Our sign-up webpage states that, “You must bring one of the 4 sets of documentation listed below to your appointment in order to be vaccinated.

  1. HCW employee badge with photo
    OR
  2. Professional license AND a photo ID
    OR
  3. Signed letter from employer on facility letterhead ANDa photo ID
    OR
  4. Payment stub from healthcare provider with your name ANDa photo ID.”

To find out when vaccines are being offered to new tiers of healthcare workers, people can sign-up for email updates.

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 4/15/21

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 4/15/21
Effective April 15, 2021, all individuals age 16 and older become eligible to be vaccinated. 

All eligible persons will also need to provide identification (government ID not required) and proof that they live within LA County at their appointment.

All eligible persons will also need to provide identification (government ID not required) and proof that they live within LA County at their appointment.

For information about vaccine appointments in L.A. County and when your turn is coming up, to sign up for a vaccination newsletter, and much more, visit: VaccinateLACounty.com. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 4/1/21

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 4/1/21
Effective April 1, 2021, people aged 50 and older  are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

All eligible persons will also need to provide identification (government ID not required) and proof that they live within LA County at their appointment.

For information about vaccine appointments in L.A. County and when your turn is coming up, to sign up for a vaccination newsletter, and much more, visit: VaccinateLACounty.com. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 3/15/21

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 3/15/21
Effective March 15, 2021, people aged 16-64 with qualified health conditions and disabilities that put them at a higher risk for serious COVID-19 illness are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

All eligible persons will also need to provide identification (government ID not required) and proof that they live within LA County at their appointment.

Vaccination Eligibility 3-15-21

For information about vaccine appointments in L.A. County and when your turn is coming up, to sign up for a vaccination newsletter, and much more, visit: VaccinateLACounty.com. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 3/1/21

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IS EXPANDING ON 3/1/21
On March 1, 2021, 3 additional sectors – Education and Childcare, Emergency Services and First Responders, and Food & Agriculture – will be eligible to be vaccinated here in LA County. We are working with these sectors and other partners to finalize vaccination strategies that offer multiple sites where eligible workers can get vaccinated.

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Learn more about the different vaccination tiers and find out when it’s your turn to receive your free COVID-19 vaccination, by visiting VaccinateLACounty.com.

VA GREATER LOS ANGELES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OFFERS VACCINES TO VETERANS OF ALL AGES

VA GREATER LOS ANGELES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OFFERS VACCINES TO VETERANS OF ALL AGES

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) announces that it is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans of all ages. 

VAGLAHS now has a steady supply of vaccines and the capacity to vaccinate at a greater rate. Because of these two factors, VAGLAHS is no longer offering vaccines based on priority groups, but is offering vaccines to all Veterans eligible for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) healthcare and enrolled with VAGLAHS. Veterans are encouraged to call the VAGLAHS COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Line at (310) 268-4900 to schedule an appointment. There is also a self-scheduling option for Veterans using MyHealtheVet, VHA’s personal online health record management system. 

VAGLAHS will continue to employ a “fast track” process to ensure Veterans in high-risk categories will have access to appointments with minimal wait times.  

Veterans having trouble getting an appointment should reach out to their primary care provider. 

Veterans who are ineligible for a vaccine at this time are, Veterans with an allergy to a component of the vaccine, Veterans with an active COVID infection (infection diagnosed in the last 20 days. Veteran may receive vaccine once 20 days have passed from the time of diagnosis), and Veterans who have received antibody therapy for COVID in the last 90 days. 

Primary and Secondary Caregivers of Veterans who are formally enrolled and participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) are also eligible to receive a vaccination at VAGLAHS facilities. 

For more info, please visit  www.losangelesva.gov. 

FIND OUT IF IT'S YOUR TURN TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE

FIND OUT IF IT’S YOUR TURN TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE

While COVID-19 vaccine supply is still limited, California is prioritizing vaccines for specific groups based on exposure risks, health risks, and health equity. My Turn is where you can find out if it’s your turn to get vaccinated and schedule vaccination appointments. If it isn’t your turn yet, you can register to be notified when you become eligible.

MyTurn.CA.GOV is a pilot site.

Healthcare workers and individuals 65+ in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties can book appointments immediately. Online appointment scheduling for other groups and residents of other counties will be available soon.

To check your eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit MyTurn.CA.GOV.

PEOPLE 65 YEARS AND OLDER ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION (1/19/21)

1/19/21

PEOPLE 65 YEARS AND OLDER ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION

Los Angeles County residents who are 65 years old and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Residents in this high-priority age group should visit VaccinateLACounty.com to schedule their appointments, which will begin Wednesday, January 20th. Residents who don’t have computer access may call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for assistance with reservations.

The vaccine supply is still extremely limited, and Los Angeles County continues to urge patience as we work urgently with our federal and state partners to expand capacity and supply in the weeks ahead.

To ensure that people at higher risk of transmission and illness are vaccinated first, Los Angeles County has established a tier system. In addition to those 65+, priority for current vaccination is going to frontline health care workers and residents and staff at skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.

This strategy works to protect our entire community by ensuring that our most vulnerable and most critical healthcare workers do not get sick.

The opening of appointment registration for a new tier today comes as the County opens five large capacity vaccination sites across the County.

The five established sites, which were chosen for their regional accessibility and their ability to handle large capacities of people, are:

  • Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
  • The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
  • California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
  • L.A. County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355 

These large-scale vaccination sites started operating Tuesday, January 19, and will be able to vaccinate approximately 4,000 people per day at each site, significantly increasing the number of people vaccinated. The large-scale vaccination sites will aim to vaccinate 500,000 Los Angeles County residents in a month.

Vaccinations are free, and available to all, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. For those who have insurance, coverage information may be requested as part of the appointment scheduling process.

In addition to the L.A. County operated sites, residents have other options for making an appointment for a vaccine. Currently, more than 75 pharmacies have registered to provide vaccinations, and we will continue to add more as more vaccines are available. Vaccine allocations are also going to large healthcare provider organizations like Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health and Services. In addition, residents may call their healthcare provider, as well, who may direct them to a preferred location for the vaccine.

For up-to-date information on LA County’s vaccine program, visit VaccinateLACounty.com.

COVID-19 CASE RATE*

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

CASES 
 

1,446,348

 

DEATHS 

 

25,870

 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO

 

CASES 

 

5,916

24,0371

 

DEATHS

 

69

2802

 

VACCINATIONS

 

15,431

73.6%3

* This data is provided by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and includes cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments as of 9/20/21; 6 pm.  
 

Case Rate1 Number of cases per 100,000 residents
Death Rate2 Number of deaths per 100,000 residents
Vaccination Rate3 Percentage of people who have received at least 1 dose of vaccination, by City/Community through 9/16/21

COVID-19 TESTING

  • There are many different tests for COVID-19, some that look for current infection and some that look for past infection.
  • It is important to get tested for current infection if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are a close contact to someone with COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated. You may be required to get tested for COVID-19 depending on where you work or where you are traveling from. See Testing for Current Infection to learn more.
  • Testing alone will not stop the spread of COVID-19. The best way to lower your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 is to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to take other steps like wearing a mask and staying home when you are sick. To learn more about how to reduce your risk and slow the spread of COVID-19 at http://ph.lacounty.gov/reducerisk.

HOW TO VERIFY PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST AND COVID-19 VACCINE (9/17/21): 

Verifying Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test (9/17/21): ENGLISH
 

Verifying Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine (9/17/21): ENGLISH

UPCOMING COVID-19 TESTING CLINICS IN THE CITY OF SAN FERNANDO

MONDAY – SATURDAY | 8 am – 4 pm

  • San Fernando Recreation Park (208 Park Ave., San Fernando): Mobile testing clinic is available.  No appointment necessary. COVID Vaccine (Wednesday and Saturday), Free Wellness Checks (Wednesday and Saturday) and Public Assistance Programs (Monday through Saturday) are also offered at this site. 

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Appointments are currently not needed at LA County and City of LA testing sites. Appointments may still be made and can reduce wait times.

To locate a testing site, go to: 

HEALTH OFFICER ORDER

9/17/21

RESPONDING TOGETHER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY, HIGH TRANSMISSION – ENCOURAGING COVID-19 VACCINATION COVERAGE WITH MODERATE RISK REDUCTION MEASURES (9/17/21)

On September 17, 2021, LA County Department of Public Health revised the Health Order, effective 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Modifications to the Health Order include:

  • Aligns with the State Public Health Offer’s September 8, 2021, definition of Outdoor Mega Events
  • Beginning October 7, 2021, all attendees, ages 12 and over, at Outdoor Mega Events involving 10,000 or more persons must, prior to entry, show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a pre-entry negative COVID-19 (diagnostic) test result. Self-attestation is not a permitted method vor verification of vaccination or test result.
  • Beginning October 7, 2021, requires bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, nightclubs and lounges for indoor service and operations to verify the COVID-19 vaccination status of their patrons and employees.
  • The County Health Officer strongly recommends that beginning October 7, 2021, that the operators of all restaurants and food facilities reserve and prioritize indoor seating/service for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Please see the following documents with information on verifying proof of a negative COVID-19 test or verifying proof of COVID-19 vaccination:

Download Responding Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, High Transmission – Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Moderate Risk Reduction Measures – Revised Order Issued 9/17/21 (effective 11:59 pm on 10/7/21): ENGLISH

8/12/21

HEALTH CARE WORKER VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Mandating employers of Health Care and Home Care workers who work in or routinely visit high-risk or residential care settings to document their fully vaccinated status; for those with approved medical or religious exemptions, document weekly or twice weekly regular testing for COVID-19. Effective 11:59 pm on 8/12/21; Compliance required by 9/30/21. 

Download Health Care Worker Vaccination FAQ: ENGLISH

Download Health Care Worker Vaccination Requirement Order Issued 8/12/21, Effective at 11:59 pm on 8/12/21; Compliance Required by 9/30/21: ENGLISH

Responding Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, High Transmission - Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Moderate Risk Reduction Measures (8/23/21)

8/23/21

RESPONDING TOGETHER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY, HIGH TRANSMISSION – ENCOURAGING COVID-19 VACCINATION COVERAGE WITH MODERATE RISK REDUCTION MEASURES (8/23/21)

On August 23, 2021, LA County Department of Public Health revised the Health Order. Modifications to the Health Order include:

  • Aligns with the State Public Health Offer’s August 18, 2021 Order Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors regarding Indoor Mega Events.

    • Beginning September 20, 2021, all attendees at Indoor Mega Events involving 1,000 or more persons must, prior to entry, show verification of COVID-19 vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 (diagnostic) test result. This is a lower attendance threshold than the previous requirement of 5,000 participants.
    • Clarifies that for all Indoor Mega Events scheduled on or after Septemer 20, 2021, self-attestation is no longer permitted method for vaccination verification or verification of negative COVID-19 test.
  • Requires specific infection control protocols for Youth Sports effective September 1, 2021, attached to the Order as Appendix S. 

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Responding Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, High Transmission - Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Moderate Risk Reduction Measures (8/16/21)

8/16/21

RESPONDING TOGETHER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY, HIGH TRANSMISSION – ENCOURAGING COVID-19 VACCINATION COVERAGE WITH MODERATE RISK REDUCTION MEASURES (8/16/21)

On August 16, 2021, LA County Department of Public Health revised the Health Order, effective 11:59 pm on August 19, 2021. Modifications to the Health Order include:

  • Requires all persons at an Outdoor Mega Event to wear a face mask, except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Clairfies that “actively eating or drinking” is the limited time during which the mask can be removed briefly to eat or drink, and that it must be immediately put back on afterward. 

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Responding Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, High Transmission - Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Moderate Risk Reduction Measures (7/30/21)

7/30/21

RESPONDING TOGETHER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY, HIGH TRANSMISSION – ENCOURAGING COVID-19 VACCINATION COVERAGE WITH MODERATE RISK REDUCTION MEASURES (7/30/21)

On July 30, 2021, LA County Department of Public Health revised the Health Order. Modifications to the Health Order include:

  • Incorporates by reference, the July 26, 2021 State Public Health Officer Order that mandates specific public health requirements regarding worker vaccine status, respirators or masks, and testing requirements for Acute Health Care and Long-Term Care settings, High-Risk Congregate settings and other Health Care settings.
  • Reiterates that because the County is currently experiencing high rates of COVID-19 community transmission, all persons, in indoor public and business settings, must wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status.
  • Clarifies that customers, guests, and patrons are not required to wear face mask indoors while actively eating or drinking in a stationary place, receiving a personal care services that requires the removal of their mask, or when alone in a room or office.
  • Strongly recommends that all persons at Outdoor Mega-Events wear a face mask at all times when not seated in their ticketed seat. 

Download Responding Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, High Transmission – Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Moderate Risk Reduction Measures – Revised Order Issued 7/30/21, Effective at 11:59 pm on 7/31/21: ENGLISH

Responding Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Substantial Transmission - Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Moderate Risk Reduction Measures (7/22/21)

7/22/21

RESPONDING TOGETHER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY, SUBSTANTIAL TRANSMISSION – ENCOURAGING COVID-19 VACCINATION COVERAGE WITH MODERATE RISK REDUCTION MEASURES (7/22/21)

On July 22, 2021, LA County Department of Public Health revised the Health Order. Modifications to the Health Order include:

  • Clarifies that customers, guests, and patrons are not required to wear face mask indoors while actively eating or drinking in a stationary place, receiving a personal care services that requires the removal of thie rmask, or when alone in a room or office.
  • Strongly recommends that all persons at Outdoor Mega-Events wear a face mask at all times when not seated in thier ticketd seat.
  • Clarifies that persons in indoor private office settings need to wear a face mask. 

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Face Coverings Required Indoors Regardless of Vaccination Status (Effective 7/17/21 @ 11:50 pm)

7/16/21

FACE COVERINGS REQURIED INDOORS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS 7/16/21, EFFECTIVE 11:59 PM ON 7/17/21

LA County’s daily test positivity rate is 3.75%, an increase from a rate of 1.2% on June 15th when physical distancing restrictions and capacity limits were lifted across all sectors.

According to the CDC, LA County’s daily increase in cases to the high level where we are now puts us in the category of “Substantial transmission”. Considering that LA County has reported over 1,000 new cases a day over the last 7 days, this daily average case rate is at a substantial community transmission level without the 7-day lag.

For this reason, LA County (including the City of San Fernando) will be implementing an order requiring masking indoors regardless of vaccination status that will go into effect at 11:59p on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Wearing a mask when indoors with others reduces the risk of both getting and transmitting the virus. Masking indoors must again become a normal practice by all, regardless of vaccination status, so that we can stop the trends and level of transmission we are currently seeing.

Some exceptions will apply, and these will be similar to masking requirements that were in place prior to June 15, 2021. This order is expected to remain in place until LA County begins to see improvements in community transmission of COVID-19. But waiting for LA County to be at high community transmission before making a change would be too late.

Modifications to the Health Order:

  • Requires face masks to be worn by all persons, regardless of vaccination status, while in all indoor public settings and businesses.
  • Continues to urge everyone, especially those who are not or cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, to continue to exercise caution and good judgement as community transmission of COVID-19 is rapidly increased from low to substantial transmission in one month. 

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A Safer Return Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Limited Risk Reduction Measures (6/28/21)

6/28/21

A SAFER RETURN TOGETHER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – ENCOURAGING COVID-19 VACCINATION COVERAGE WITH LIMITED RISK REDUCTION MEASURES 6/28/21, EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 6/15/21

The modifications to the Health Officer Order:

  • Rescinds most Los Angeles County Department of Public Health sector-specific protocols and aligns with the State Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors and the accompanying memoranda and orders of the State Public Health Officer.
  • Urges everyone, especially those who are not or cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, to continue to exercise caution and good judgement as physical distancing requirements and capacity limitations are removed. 

Download A Safer Return Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy – Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Limited Risk Reduction Measures – Revised Order Issued 6/28/21, Effective at 12:01 am on 6/15/21: ENGLISH

Retired Protocols - Not in Effect (6/15/21)

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Community Gardens (12/2/20):
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Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums (5/21/21):
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Places of Worship (12/29/20):
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Public Splash Pads (7/17/20):
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Retail Establishments Opening for In-person Shopping (5/5/21):
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Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Support Groups (7/18/20):
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Tennis and Pickleball Courts (3/2/20):
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Vehicle-Based Parades (10/13/20):
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Warehousing, Manufacturing and Logistic Establishments (2/5/21):
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Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Leagues (5/8/21):
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A Safer Return Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Limited Risk Reduction Measures (6/14/21)

6/14/21

A SAFER RETURN TOGETHER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – ENCOURAGING COVID-19 VACCINATION COVERAGE WITH LIMITED RISK REDUCTION MEASURES 6/14/21, EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 6/15/21

The modifications to the Health Officer Order:

  • Rescinds most Los Angeles County Department of Public Health sector-specific protocols and aligns with the State Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors and the accompanying memoranda and orders of the State Public Health Officer.
  • Urges everyone, especially those who are not or cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, to continue to exercise caution and good judgement as physical distancing requirements and capacity limitations are removed. 

Download A Safer Return Together at Work and in the Community Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy – Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Limited Risk Reduction Measures – Revised Order Issued 6/14/21, Effective at 12:01 am on 6/15/21: ENGLISH

Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Yellow Tier Risk Reduction Measures (6/2/21)

6/2/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – YELLOW TIER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES – REVISED HEALTH OFFICER ORDER ISSUED 6/2/21, EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 6/2/21

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to reflect new protocols, effective June 2, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. 

The modifications to the Health Officer Order include revision to permit the operation of Overnight Organized/Childrens’ Camps in compliance with the requirements of Appendix K-1. Owners and operators must give prior notice of intended operation to County Environmental Health to allow sufficient time for an inspection of the premises before opening.

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Yellow Tier Risk Reduction Measures (5/14/21)

5/14/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – YELLOW TIER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES – REVISED HEALTH OFFICER ORDER ISSUED 5/14/21, EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 5/14/21

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to reflect new protocols, effective May 14, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. 

The modifications to the Health Officer Order clarifies professional services businesses, including residential and commercial real estate, should operate in compliance with Appendix A: Social Distancing.

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Yellow Tier Risk Reduction Measures (5/5/21)

5/5/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – YELLOW TIER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES – REVISED HEALTH OFFICER ORDER ISSUED 5/5/21, EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 5/6/21

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to reflect new protocols, effective May 6, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. 

The modifications to the Health Officer Order reflect newly permitted activities. Moving into the yellow tier allows for increases in capacity in many sectors and allows bars to begin providing indoor service at 25% capacity. All of these changes will still require safety modifications, including masking, distancing and infection control to reduce the risk of transmission.

Yellow Tier

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Orange Tier Risk Reduction Measures (4/29/21)

4/29/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – ORANGE TIER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES – REVISED HEALTH OFFICER ORDER ISSUED 4/29/21, EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 4/30/21

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to reflect new protocols, effective April 30, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. 

The modifications to the Health Officer Order include the following:

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Orange Tier Risk Reduction Measures (4/14/21)

4/14/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – ORANGE TIER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES – REVISED HEALTH OFFICER ORDER ISSUED 4/14/21, EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 4/15/21

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to reflect new protocols, effective April 15, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. 

The modifications to the Health Officer Order include the following:

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Orange Tier Risk Reduction Measures (4/2/21)

4/2/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – ORANGE TIER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES – REVISED HEALTH OFFICER ORDER ISSUED 4/2/21, EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 4/5/21

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated today to reflect newly permitted activities allowed in the State of California’s Orange Tier, beginning Monday, April 5 at 12:01 a.m. Additional safety modifications are required or recommended for many sectors.

The modifications to the Health Officer Order include the following:

  • Bars that do not provide meals will be allowed to open outdoors with distancing, masking and infection control safety measures. Indoor operations are not permitted. Visits are limited to 90 minutes. Masks are required except when people are eating or drinking. There can be no counter seating and people can eat or drink only when they are seated. Tables must be 8 feet apart, with a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 different households. There can be no live entertainment, television is permitted outdoors only and hours of operations are from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries that do not serve meals can remain open outdoors and can also open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. These establishments will follow the same public health directives as bars for their outdoor areas, however, there are additional requirements for indoor spaces: reservations are required for indoor seating, there is a maximum of 6 people per indoor table and they must be from the same household, and there is no live entertainment or television viewing indoors.
  • Restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less, with continued safety modifications.
  • Cardrooms can operate indoors at 25% capacity. There must be 8-feet of distancing between tables and masks are always required. Food and beverages remain banned from card tables and gaming areas.
  • Places of Worship can hold services indoors at 50% capacity.
  • Fitness Centers can operate indoors at 25% capacity and indoor pools can now re-open. Masks are always required except when swimming.
  • Movie Theatres can increase capacity to 50% or 200 people, whichever is less. Seats must be reserved, and each group must have 6 feet of distance from other groups in all directions. Eating and drinking is allowed in only designated dining areas or while in your reserved seat. Masks must be worn at all times, while not eating or drinking.
  • Family Entertainment Centers can open indoors at 25% capacity for distanced activities, such as bowling or escape rooms. Masks remain required.
  • Grocery and Retail Stores can increase capacity to 75%, although Public Health strongly recommends grocery stores remain at 50% capacity until April 15 to allow time for as many grocery store workers as possible get vaccinated.
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops and Personal Care Services can increase capacity to 75%. Patrons and workers are required to be masked at all times. For services that require customers to remove their masks, such as facials or electrolysis, staff must wear a fitted N95 and goggles or a mask with a face shield.
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums can be open indoors at 50% capacity.
  • Youth and Adult Recreational Sports can play all outdoors sports between two teams with required modifications. For events or competitions that involve more than two teams or multiple individual or doubles competitors, event organizers must apply to Public Health for approval of the proposed athletic event, tournament or competition. 

It is critical that businesses follow Health Officer Order directives and infection protocols to protect workers and customers and minimize COVID-19 spread as much as possible. The County’s recovery and the safety of workers and customers depend on businesses fully implementing infection control and physical distancing requirements.

Also, effective yesterday, April 1, 2021, amusement parks, outdoor seated live events and outdoor professional sporting events are permitted with the safety measures in place, including occupancy limits, distancing, masking and eating and drinking requirements.

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Statement from the Board of Supervisors on Los Angeles County Entering the Orange Tier (3/30/21)

3/30/21

STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON LOS ANGELES COUNTY ENTERING THE ORANGE TIER

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered the following statement in response to Los Angeles County entering the Orange Tier with key sectors reopening, resuming indoor operations and/or increasing capacity starting Monday, April 5, 2021:

“Reaching the Orange Tier is a welcome milestone for Los Angeles County and everyone who lives and works here. After a long, tough year, this is the clearest sign yet that we are moving into a new season of hope and renewal. Thanks to our collective vigilance, starting Monday more of us can now take part in more of the rituals and activities that we’ve missed—whether that means joining together, safely, in a place of worship, at the gym or visiting a museum or movie theater. We’ve come too far to let our guard down now, so please continue to follow the Public Health guidance on masking and distancing, and be sure to get vaccinated as soon as it’s your turn. We are still on a long road to recovery, and we don’t want to lose the momentum that has helped us reach the Orange Tier, and all it stands for in terms of enjoying a ‘new normal’ in our daily lives.”

As Los Angeles moves out of the Red Tier into the less restrictive Orange Tier, key sectors reopening, resuming indoor operations or increasing capacity include:

New Health Order 4-2-21

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has indicated that the Health Officer Order will be updated on Friday, April 2, 2021. Check back here for updates.

Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Red Tier Risk Reduction Measures (3/19/21)

3/19/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – RED TIER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES ISSUED ON 3/19/21 – EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 3/20/21

On March 19, 2021, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to include:

  • Breweries, distilleries, and wineries may reopen for outdoor only if not serving a bona fide meal.
  • Added specific protocol for Limited Services, Appendix W. for businesses that generally do not require close contact, such as laundromats, auto repair shops, residential and janitorial cleaning services, ;lumbers, general contractors, and other similar businesses. See section 9.5m of the order and specific protocol for additional examples.
  • Increased the number of participants obtaining in-person behavioral health or substance use disorder support in therapeutic small group meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, and obtaining in-person faith-based small group counseling services, where the service cannot reasonably be practiced remotely, to 12 or fewer.

People should continue to wear face coverings when in public, continue practicing physical distancing and avoiding crowds and large gatherings. Fully vaccinated people should also continue with these practices, with some exceptions, including the ability to visit with other fully vaccinated people, indoors, without masks, per new guidance

 

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Red Tier Risk Reduction Measures (3/12/21)

3/12/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – RED TIER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES ISSUED ON 3/12/21 – EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON 3/15/21

On March 12, 2021, the California Department of Public Health announced that Los Angeles County will be entering the “Red Tier” of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective March 13, 2021. The County of Los Angeles is also lifting some local activity-specific restrictions, effective 12:01 am, Monday, March 15, 2021. However, Los Angeles County continues to experience substantial rates of COVID-19 transmission, and the danger COVID-19 poses to our community has not subsided. Vaccinations are occurring as quickly as supplies allow, but most people in our community are still not vaccinated. New variants of the virus that may spread more easily or cause more severe illness are present in our county; however, their impact on our local pandemic is largely unknown. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health urges businesses, entities, and residents to continue exercising caution even as certain restrictions are lifted. Just because certain activities are allowed or certain reopening protocols are revised, that does not mean that those activities are “safe.”

Businesses and customers should continue to regularly check the County Public Health website for updates to their sector-specific protocol(s) to ensure they are in compliance with the most current safety modifications. 

This update adds three protocols: Appendix S – Youth and Adult Recreational Sports; Appendix W – Limited Services; and Appendix X – Movie Theaters.

Red Tier Reopenings

People should continue to wear face coverings when in public, continue practicing physical distancing and avoiding crowds and large gatherings. Fully vaccinated people should also continue with these practices, with some exceptions, including the ability to visit with other fully vaccinated people, indoors, without masks, per new guidance

 

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 Surge Response (3/10/21)

3/10/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – TIER 1 SURGE RESPONSE REVISED ORDER ISSUED 3/10/21

On March 10, 2021, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Public Health Guidance for fully vaccinated people and visits or small private gatherings.

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 Surge Response (2/18/21)

2/18/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – TIER 1 SURGE RESPONSE REVISED ORDER ISSUED 2/18/21

On February 18, 2021, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to note that per the State Consolidated Framework and Guidance, when the Los Angeles County adjusted daily case rate has been less than 25 per 100,000 population for five consecutive days and the school has met all state and county requirements for opening, schools may open for in person instruction for students in grades TK-6. Schools in California may not reopen for in person instruction for grades 7-12 if the County is in tier 1 (Purple Widespread).

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 Surge Response (2/10/21)

2/10/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – TIER 1 SURGE RESPONSE REVISED ORDER ISSUED 2/10/21

On February 10, 2021, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated to clarify that in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and the subsequent change made by the State related to Places of Worship in Tier 1, Places of Worship can open for indoor services limited to 25% of indoor capacity and must continue to comply with the required modifications provided by Appendix A: Social (Physical Distancing).

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Reopening Safer at Works and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 Surge Response (1/29/21)

1/29/21

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY – TIER 1 SURGE RESPONSE REVISED ORDER ISSUED 1/29/21

Revised to reopen some additional businesses with updated protocols and to remove the closure of Lower-Risk Retail Businesses between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am:

  • Fitness Facilities: Outdoor occupancy at gyms and fitness facilities is limited to 50% of outdoor occupancy.
  • Museums: Outdoor occupancy at museums is limited to 50% of outdoor occupancy.
  • Schools (K-12) and School Districts: Schools may continue to offer day care for school-aged children so that essential members of the workforce continue to have available childcare. Schools offering day care for school-aged children must adhere to all provisions in the protocol for programs providing day care for school-aged children.
  • Grocery Stores, Certified Farmers’ Markets: Stand-alone grocery stores where the principal business activity is the sale of food may operate at 35% of capacity (must be strictly metered to ensure compliance); the sale of food, beverages, and alcohol for in-store consumption is prohibited.
  • Restaurants: Outdoor dining permitted. 

Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others.

 

Download Reopening Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy – Tier 1 Surge Response Revised Order Issued (1/29/21): ENGLISH  

California Department of Public Health Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Regions; Reinstituted Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Surge Response (11/25/20 effective 1/25/21)

1/25/21

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH LIFT REGIONAL STAY AT HOME ORDER FOR ALL REGIONS

Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California.

The Regional Stay Home Order was lifted January 25, 2021 as projected ICU availability over 4 weeks in all regions rose to over 15%. Once a region exits the Regional Stay Home Order, counties within that region return to the appropriate tier and rules under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Counties return to their appropriate tier under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Other state orders are still in place.

Currently, the County of Los Angeles (including the City of San Fernando) is in the Purple Tier (widespread). 

View California Department of Public Health Press Release (1/25/21): ENGLISH  

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY TO REVERT TO THE HEALH OFFICER ORDER DATED 11/25/20

With the lifting of the Regional Stay Home Order, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order that was issued on November 25, 2020, is now in effect until a new Health Officer Order is issued later this week to more fully align with the sector openings permitted in the purple tier.

The following is allowed with adherence to all of the sector specific directives to ensure distancing, wearing of face coverings, and infection control:

  • Private gatherings outdoors up to 3 households and up to a total of 15 people
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
  • Cardrooms outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
  • Miniature golf, go karts, batting cages outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
  • Outdoor recreational activities are open
  • Hotels & motels for tourism and individual travel allowed
  • Fitness facilities open for outdoor operations
  • Personal care services open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Indoor mall, shopping center, lower-risk retail open at 25% indoor capacity; food courts and common areas closed 

The following restrictions remain in effect until January 29, 2021: 

  • Restaurants, wineries and breweries remain open for pick-up, delivery, and take-out only.
  • Non-essential businesses closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. 

Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others.

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Download Reopening Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy – Tier 1 Surge Response Revised Order Issued (1/25/21): ENGLISH  

Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/30/20)

12/30/20

REVISED TEMPORARY TARGETED SAFER AT HOME HEALTH OFFICER ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: TIER 1 SUBSTANITAL SURGE UPDATED RESPONSE

This Revised Temporary Targeted Safer At Home Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (Revised Temporary Order0 is issued to temporarily replace both the most recently issued Temporary Order and Reopening Safer at Work And In The Community for Control of COVID-19 Order (Order) issued by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer. This Revised Temporary Order will be effective from 11:59 pm on December 30, 2020 and will remain in effect for as long as the State Public Health Officer’s Regional Stay At Home remains in effect in the Southern California Region.

  • Except as provided in Appendix W, persons arriving in the County of Los Angeles from anywhere outside of the Southern California Region (Region) on or from non-essential travel, including returning County of Los Angeles residents, must self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival. Such persons must stay at home or another place of temporary shelter and away from contact with others, including those in one’s household (unless they are also under quarantine), for a period of 10 days. Quarantine may end after Day 10 if the traveler(s) never had any symptoms and they continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 dyas after arrival. If such quarantined person develops symptoms of or tests positive for COVID-19 during the quarantine period, they must isolate themselves as required by the Health Officer’s Order for Isolation. For purposes of this Revised Temporary Order, non-essential travel is defined as travel or transportation that is conducted mainly for tourism, recreation, or visitation purposes. 

Download Revised Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/30/20): ENGLISH

Download Protocol for Mandatory Directive on Travel Appendix W (12/30/20): ENGLISH

Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/29/20)

12/29/20

REVISED TEMPORARY TARGETED SAFER AT HOME HEALTH OFFICER ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: TIER 1 SUBSTANITAL SURGE UPDATED RESPONSE

This Revised Temporary Targeted Safer At Home Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (Revised Temporary Order0 is issued to temporarily replace both the most recently issued Temporary Order and Reopening Safer at Work And In The Community for Control of COVID-19 Order (Order) issued by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer. This Revised Temporary Order will be effective from 11:59 pm on December 29, 2020 and will remain in effect for as long as the State Public Health Officer’s Regional Stay At Home remains in effect in the Southern California Region.

  • Persons arriving in the County of Los Angeles from other states or countries on non-essential travel, including returning County of Los Angeles or California residents, must practice self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival. Such persons must limit their interactions to those within their immediate household (unless they are also under quarantine). If such quarantined person develops symptoms of or tests positive for COVID-19 during the quarantine period, they must isolate themselves as required by the Health Officer’s Order for Isolation.
  • Protocol for Social Distancing revised to include Places of Worship. 

Download Revised Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/27/20): ENGLISH

Download Protocol for Social Distancing Appendix A (12/29/20): ENGLISH

Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/27/20)

12/27/20

REVISED TEMPORARY TARGETED SAFER AT HOME HEALTH OFFICER ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: TIER 1 SUBSTANITAL SURGE UPDATED RESPONSE

This Revised Temporary Targeted Safer At Home Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (Revised Temporary Order0 is issued to temporarily replace both the most recently issued Temporary Order and Reopening Safer at Work And In The Community for Control of COVID-19 Order (Order) issued by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer. This Revised Temporary Order will be effective from 11:59 pm on December 27, 2020 and will remain in effect for as long as the State Public Health Officer’s Regional Stay At Home remains in effect in the Southern California Region.

Download Revised Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/27/20): ENGLISH

Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/19/20)

12/19/20

REVISED TEMPORARY TARGETED SAFER AT HOME HEALTH OFFICER ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: TIER 1 SUBSTANITAL SURGE UPDATED RESPONSE

This Revised Temporary Targeted Safer At Home Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (Revised Temporary Order0 is issued to temporarily replace both the most recently issued Temporary Order and Reopening Safer at Work And In The Community for Control of COVID-19 Order (Order) issued by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer. This Revised Temporary Order will be effective from 11:59 pm on December 27, 2020, and may be extended if the projections of the Southern California Region’s total available adult ICU bed capacity is less than 15%.

Download Revised Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/19/20): ENGLISH

Download Revised Protocol for Places of Worship (12/19/20): ENGLISH

Safer At Home: Self Isolation Instructions (12/18/20)

12/18/20

SAFER AT HOME: SELF-ISOLATION INSTRUCTIONS

The L.A. County Department of Public Health issued an updated Health Officer Isolation Order. According to this updated order, you must stay home and isolate yourself from others until you are no longer at risk for spreading COVID-19. Until this time, you may not leave your place of isolation or enter any other public or private place, except to receive necessary medical care. You are required to self-isolate because you can easily spread COVID-19 to others including people who are at higher risk for serious illness, such as older adults and people with underlying medical conditions.

If you have a positive test, and have not done so already, consider contacting your healthcare provider, clinician advice-line or telemedicine provider for a medical assessment. While you are isolating, you are required to follow the Home Isolation Instructions for People with COVID-19 Infection outlined below:

  • Stay away from household members.
  •  Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
  • If you must leave home to get essential medical care, drive yourself, if possible. If you cannot drive yourself, keep as much distance as possible between you and the driver and others (e.g. sit in the back seat), leave the windows down, and wear a mask, if possible. If you do not have a mask, wear a cloth face covering.
  • If someone from outside your household is shopping for you, ask them to leave the food and other supplies at your door, if possible. Pick them up after the person has left. If you need help finding free delivery services, social services, essential items like food and medicines call 2-1-1 or visit the Public Health resource webpage.

Download Revised Self-Isolation Health Order (12/17/20): ENGLISH | SPANISH

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Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/9/20)

12/9/20

REVISED TEMPORARY TARGETED SAFER AT HOME HEALTH OFFICER ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: TIER 1 SUBSTANITAL SURGE UPDATED RESPONSE

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge and ICU capacity declines in Los Angeles County and across the Southern California Region, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order has been modified to align with the State Regional Stay Home Order to prevent crowding and mingling among non-household members and overwhelming our healthcare system.

The Order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. The State Regional Stay at Home Order is similar to the existing County Safer at Home Health Offer with additional sector closings.

The following sectors are required to close or remain closed for all operations: 

  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Movie theaters
  • Wineries
  • Bars, breweries, and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services as defined by the state
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks

The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays for recreational visits at campgrounds will not be permitted.
  • Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores and all common areas closed. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Hotels and lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.
  • Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up, or delivery.
  • Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
  • Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor services only.
  • Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.

The Order does not modify existing school guidance. Schools that are open under County protocols can continue to provide in-person instruction as permitted.

The following sectors are allowed to remain open with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Critical infrastructure
  • Non-urgent medical and dental care
  • Childcare

Everyone in California must adhere to State Health Officer Orders. Counties may be more restrictive than State mandates, but not less restrictive.

The State announced a Regional Stay Home Order will go into effect and would remain in effect for at least three weeks in California regions where ICU capacity falls below 15%. The State advises the Order goes into effect Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. and remains in effect for at least 3 weeks.

Download Revised Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Updated Response (12/9/20): ENGLISH

Supplement to California Regional Stay At Home Order (12/6/20)

12/6/20

SUPPLEMENT TO CALIFORNIA REGIONAL STAY AT HOME ORDER

This Supplemental Order accompanies the Regional Stay at Home Order.

I, as Acting State Public Health Officer of the State of California, order as follows:

  1. In order to ensure that California’s grocery stores are able to safely deliver sufficient quantities of food to California households, it is necessary to ensure capacity for grocery stores. Therefore, in the Regions that are subject to my Regional Stay At Home Order of December 3, 2020, stand-alone grocery stores where the principal business activity is the sale of food may operate at 35% of capacity (based on fire department occupancy limits). All access to grocery stores must be strictly metered to ensure compliance with the limit on capacity. The sale of food, beverages, and alcohol for in- store consumption is prohibited.
  2. The travel restriction in paragraph 3 of my Regional Stay At Home Order is applicable only when at least one Region has an adult ICU bed capacity of less than 15%, as set forth in paragraph 2 of that Order.
  3. Paragraph 5 of my Regional Stay At Home Order is modified as follows: For Regions where the adult ICU bed capacity falls below 15% after the effective date of this order, the Terms of this Order shall take effect the next day after that assessment is made, at 11:59pm.
  4. All other terms may remain in effect as stated in that Order.
  5. This order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect as long as the Regional Stay At Home Order.
  6. This order is issued pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 120125, 120130(c), 120135, 120140, 120145, 120175,120195 and 131080; EO N-60-20, N-25-20, and other authority provided for under the Emergency Services Act; and other applicable law. 

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Erica S. Pan, MD, MPH
Acting State Public Health Officer
California Department of Public Health

California Regional Stay at Home Order (12/3/20)

12/3/20

CALIFORNIA REGIONAL STAY AT HOME ORDER

The Regional Stay Home Order (PDF), announced December 3, 2020, will go into effect at 11:59 PM the day after a region has been announced to have less than 15% ICU availability. It prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.

Once triggered, the order will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks. After that period, it will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period.

The City of San Fernando is included in the Southern California (Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura).

As of December 6, 2020, Intensive Care Unit bed percentage available in the Southern California region is 10.3%. As such the Regional Stay at Home Order will go into effect at 11:59 pm on December 6, 2020.

Under the order, the following sectors are allowed to remain open with safety precautions: 

  • Critical infrastructure (when remote option is not possible)
  • Schools
  • Non-urgent medical and dental care
  • Child care and pre-K 

The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise, without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
  • Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems. 
  • Shopping centers: Allow indoor access at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Hotels and lodging: Allow for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, provide accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations.
  • Restaurants: Allow only for take out or delivery.
  • Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible. 
  • Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor activities only.
  • Entertainment production: Industries, studios, and other related establishments such as establishments that provide content for professional broadcast can operate without live audiences. 

In any region that triggers a Regional Stay Home Order because it drops below 15% ICU capacity all operations in the following sectors must be closed (except to the extent that their operations fall within critical infrastructure):

  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Movie theaters (except drive-in)
  • Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks 

Visit the FAQ section for additional information.

Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Response (11/28/20)

11/28/20

TEMPORARY TARGETED SAFER AT HOME HEALTH OFFICER ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: TIER 1 SUBSTANIAL SURGE RESPONSE

This Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Response (Temporary Order) is issued to temporarily replace the most recently issued Reopening Safer At Work and In The Community For Control of COVID-19 Order issued by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer. This Temporary Order will be effective from 12:01 am on November 30, 2020 to 11:59 pm on December 20, 2020.

This Temporary Order is issued as a response to the recent substantial rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Over the last five calendar days, the County of Los Angeles is averaging over 4,500 newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases per day. Between November 13, 2020 and November 27, 2020, hospitalizations of confirmed COVID-19 patients have increased by 101% to 1,893. The Health Officer expects both the number of new cases and hospitalizations to continue to rapidly increase over the next 21 days. Without rapid public health interventions, continued and substantial increases in both cases and hospitalizations will stress the health care system. This stress will limit availability of Intensive Care Unit beds for non-COVID-19 hospitalizations.

This Temporary Order is issued to ensure that County of Los Angeles residents, including the City of San Fernando, remain in their residences as much as practicable, to limit close contact with others outside their household in both indoor and outdoor spaces and to further reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 resulting from the unprecedented surge of daily cases. This Temporary Order is issued to reduce capacity at sites where non-household members interact. Limiting interactions among non-household members, especially in places where persons are in close proximity without a face covering or mask, is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. It is imperative that all persons and businesses within the County take personal responsibility and follow all restrictions and infection control precautions by this Temporary Order. This Temporary Order is effective November 30, 2020 and will continue for 21 days.

  • GATHERINGS: All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for church services and protests.
  • OCCUPANCY LIMITS (all individuals at these sites are required to wear face coverings and keep at least 6 feet of distance):

    • Essential Retail – 35% maximum occupancy
    • Non-essential Retail (including indoor malls) – 25% maximum occupancy
    • Personal Care Services – 20% maximum occupancy
    • Libraries – 30% maximum occupancy
    • Fitness Centers Operating Outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy
    • Museums, Galleries, Zoos, Aquariums, Botanical Gardens Operating Outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy
    • Mini-golf, batting cages, go-kart racing operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy
  • SCHOOLS: All schools and day camps remain open adhering to re-opening protocols.
  • CLOSED NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS/ACTIVITIES: Playgrounds (with exception of playgrounds at childcare and schools) and cardrooms.
  • OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES (all which require face coverings, except for swimming, and distancing):
  • Beaches, trails and parks remain open; gatherings at these sites with members outside your household are prohibited.
  • Golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball, archery ranges, skate parks, bike parks, and community gardens remain open for individuals or members of a single household. Pools that serve more than one household may open only for regulated lap swimming with one person per lane.
  • Drive-in Movies/events/care parades are permitted provided occupants in each care are members of one household. 

Download Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Response (11/28/20) : ENGLISH

Download Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Summary of Safety Measures (11/28/20) : ENGLISH

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order Prohibiting In-Person Dining (11/25/20)

11/23/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY HEALTH ORDER: REVISED HEALTH ORDER PROHIBITING IN-PERSON DINING

As new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continue to increase, the LA County Health Officer Order will be modified to restrict dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars, effective Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00 p.m.

  • In-person dining is prohibited for a minimum 3 weeks.
  • Take-out, drive-thru and deliver serves are allowed.
  • Wineries and breweries can continue retail operations while adhering to current safety protocols.

Download Reopening Safer at Work and In The Community for Control of COVID-19: Blueprint for a Safer Economy – Tier 1 Surge Response (11/25/20): ENGLISH  

 

California Department of Public Health Limited Stay at Home Order (11/19/20)

11/19/20

LIMITED STAY AT HOME ORDER

Upon assessment of the recent, unprecedented rate of rise in increase in COVID-19 cases across California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking immediate actions to prevent the spread of the virus. These immediate actions will help reduce community spread, protect individuals at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, and prevent the state’s health care delivery system from becoming overwhelmed. Reducing movement and mixing of individual Californians is critical to decreasing transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Therefore, as the State Public Health Officer, I am issuing a Limited Stay at Home order, effective in counties under Tier One (Purple) of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure[1] or required by law. This order does not apply to persons experiencing homelessness. Nothing in this order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein. 

This Limited Stay at Home Order will reduce opportunities for disease transmission with the goal of decreasing the number of hours individuals are in the community and mixing with individuals outside of their household. Every intervention to decrease mixing of households is critical during this unparalleled increase in case rate rise of about 50 percent during the first week in November. In particular, activities conducted during 10:00pm to 5:00am are often non-essential and more likely related to social activities and gatherings that have a higher likelihood of leading to reduced inhibition and reduced likelihood to adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures (e.g., wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distance).

This order shall take effect on November 21, 2020, at 10:00pm PST.

For counties that move into Tier One (Purple) after the effective date of this Order, the terms of this Order shall apply at 10:00pm PST on day two after the county is assigned to Tier One (Purple). For the purpose of counting days, day one shall be the first full day following the date of the tier assignment.

This order remains in effect until 5:00am PST on December 21, 2020, and may be extended or revised as needed.

This order is issued pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 120125, 120130(c), 120135, 120140, 120145, 120175,120195 and 131080; EO N-60-20, N-25-20, and other authority provided for under the Emergency Services Act; and other applicable law.

Signature Doctor Erica Pan

Erica S. Pan, MD, MPH
Acting State Public Health Officer
California Department of Public Health

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Surge Response Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols (11/19/20)

11/19/20

LOS ANGELES COUNTY TO IMPLEMENT TIGHTER SAFEGUARDS AND RESTRICTIONS TO CURB COVID-19 SPREAD

Effective Friday, November 20, 2020, Los Angeles County will tighten pandemic safeguards and restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly. These safeguards and restrictions protect the public health and safety of our residents, and their ability to be served in our hospitals.
COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the beginning of November and hospitalizations have increased from an average of about 900 a day to well over 1,000 a day in same time period. 

 

The first measures, effective this Friday, are:

  • For non-essential businesses permitted to operate indoors—including retail stores, offices, personal care services—occupancy will be limited to 25% maximum capacity.
  • The number of patrons at outdoor restaurants, breweries and wineries will be limited to 50% max outdoor capacity.
  • The number customers at cardrooms, outdoor mini-golf, go-karts and batting cages will be limited to 50% maximum outdoor capacity.

    • Services at personal care establishments may only be provided by appointment to customers wearing face coverings by staff wearing face coverings.
    • Services that require either the customer or the staff to remove their face covering, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.
  • Food and drinks cannot be served at these establishments to customer.
  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries, bars, and all other non-essential retail establishments must close from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Outdoor gatherings remain the only gatherings permitted, and they must only include 15 people maximum who are members of no more than 3 households.  
Download Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Health Offer Order (11/19/20): ENGLISH  

 

At this time, the County is reporting 2,884 cases as the five-day average and 1,126 hospitalized patients.

 

The County continues to anticipate the potential continued surge of cases and hospitalizations. The County has established thresholds for additional actions if cases or hospitalizations continue to increase.

 

If the five-day average of cases in the County becomes 4,000 or more or hospitalizations are more than 1,750 per day, the following restriction will be added:

  • Outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will be prohibited and these businesses will only be able to offer pick-up and delivery. Businesses in this sector are being notified via email by DPH, which will work with them to ensure a smooth transition.  

If the five-day average of cases in the County becomes 4,500 or more or hospitalizations are more than 2,000 per day, the following restriction will be added:

  • A Safer at Home Order will be instituted for three weeks. The Order would only allow essential workers and those securing essential services to leave their homes.
  • A 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew would be mandated, with essential workers exempt. 

“Los Angeles County is at a critical moment to save lives and curb the spread of COVID-19. I urge our residents, businesses and community leaders to heed this warning and follow these heightened safeguards so that additional restrictions do not need to be imposed,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We are so grateful that many of our residents are wearing face coverings, keeping physically distanced and avoiding gathering with people they don’t live with, but we need everyone to do their part and follow these measures. Lives and livelihoods are at stake and our entire community will be affected by our collective action if we do the right thing.”

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Ofder and Opening Protocols for Personal Care Establishments, Shopping Center (food Services), Schools, and Family Entertainment Operations (10/23/20)

10/23/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND OPENING PROTOCOLS FOR PERSONAL CARE ESTABLISHMENTS, SHOPPING CENTER (FOOD SERVICES), SCHOOLS, AND FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT OPERATIONS

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 13, 2020, July 17, 2020, and August 28, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

This revised Health Order includes:

  • Permit personal care establishments to offer services indoors with modifications.
  • Clarify permitted food services at Indoor Malls and Shopping Centers.
  • Permit batting cages, miniature golf and go cart racing to operate outside only. Arcades and other indoor family entertainment operations remain closed.
  • Increase the percentage of students with IEPs and ELs, and other high need students allowed at any one time on a K-12 campus from 10% to 25%.
  • Permit schools to reopen TK-2nd Grades for classroom instruction only with a waiver application approved by the LA County Department of Public Health.

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Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order Allowing Private Gatherings of Persons from No More than 3 Households (10/14/20)

10/14/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: ALLOWING PRIVATE GATHERINGS OF PERSONS FROM NO MORE THAN 3 HOUSEHOLDS

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 13, 2020, July 17, 2020, and August 28, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

This revised Health Order includes allowing private gatherings of persons from no more than 3 households, but only in compliance with the following requirements:

  • Outdoors Only
  • Keep it Short
  • Follow Physical Distancing and Hand Hygiene
  • Singing, Chanting, and Shouting at Outdoor Gatherings are Strongly Discouraged
  • Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 48 hours after attending a private gathering must notify the Department of Public Health and the other attendees as soon as possible. 

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Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Conditional Opening of Wineries and Breweries for Outdoor Dining Operations with Modifications (10/6/20)

10/6/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: CONDITIONAL OPENING OF WINERIES AND BREWERIES FOR OUTDOOR DINING OPERATIONS WITH MODIFICATIONS

This Order is directed solely by the Board of Supervisors. The County of Los Angeles is currently experiencing widespread transmission of COVID-19 and is in Tier 1 of the State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The Order permits the conditional opening of wineries and breweries that do not serve food, for outdoor dining operations. This Order permits wineries and breweries that do not serve food, for outdoor dining operations. This Order permits wineries and breweries, on or after October 6, 2020, to serve wine or beer when served with a bona fide meal prepared or served onsite by the approved food provider upon implementing the required infection control protocols issued by the Department of Public Health, which include but are not limited to, outside dining operations, required reservations for service, implementation and adherence to appropriate social distancing and all required safety measures. Wineries and breweries may continue to remain open for retail sales in compliance with Protocols for Retail Establishments Opening for In-person Shopping (Appendix B).

For more information on LA County’s Reopening Protocols, the Road to Recovery, or things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community, click here.

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Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols (10/5/20)

10/5/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND REOPENING PROTOCOLS 

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 13, 2020, July 17, 2020, and August 28, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

For more information on LA County’s Reopening Protocols, the Road to Recovery, or things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community, click click here.

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Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols for Nail Salons, Shopping Malls, Cardrooms, Playgrounds and School Waiver Program (10/2/20)

10/2/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND OPENING PROTOCOLS FOR NAIL SALONS, SHOPPING MALLS, CARDROOMS, PLAYGROUNDS AND SCHOOL WAIVER PROGRAM

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 13, 2020, July 17, 2020, and August 28, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health), in consultation with the Board of Supervisors, will revise the Health Officer Order to allow for limited in-door operations at nail salons and shopping malls, outdoor operations for cardrooms, re-opening of outside playgrounds and the school waiver program for grades TK-2.

The following sectors and program will be allowed to reopen on the following dates under the following restrictions:

Sector – Date of Reopening – Restrictions

  • Nail Salons – October 1, 2020: Indoor services may resume at 25% capacity. Outdoor services should continue as much as possible.  
  • Schools (TK-2) Waiver Program – Applications can be submitted on October 5, 2020: Limited to 30 schools per week.
  • Cardrooms – October 5, 2020: Outdoor operations only. Food and beverages may not be served at the tables.
  • Indoor Shopping Malls – October 7, 2020: Occupancy limited to 25% capacity; all food courts and all common areas remain closed.
  • Outside Playgrounds – At the discretion of cities and the County Parks and Recreation Department. All parents and children age 2 and older who use playgrounds in the County must always wear a cloth face covering, there is no eating or drinking allowed at the playground, and parents are encouraged to monitor their children to ensure that they maintain a 6-foot physical distance from other children not in their households and that they take infection control procedures. Indoor playgrounds do remain closed. Exceptions are playgrounds located at childcare facilities. 

Public Health is consulting with County Counsel to determine the process and date for re-opening outdoor operations at breweries and wineries serving a meal. We anticipate this process will be completed in a week.

Beginning Monday, October 5, school waiver applications for in-person instruction for students in grades TK-2 will be available online at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov. Applications will be received and reviewed by Public Health in consultation with the State. Schools must follow all required school re-opening protocols for infection control, distancing, and cohorting. Students will be in cohorts of no more than 12 children and two supervising adults in each classroom. This group of students and adults will need to stay together throughout the entire day for all activities. Every school that re-opens will receive a site visit from Public Health. Public Health has a dedicated team of specialists providing technical assistance and disease management control to all schools that are re-opened or re-opening.

Comprehensive protocols for all sectors that reopen will be posted online to ensure the continued health and safety of workers and the community. Businesses are required to implement the protocols for infection control and distancing prior to reopening to ensure they are in compliance, and to avoid citations, fines and possible closure. Businesses have a duty to protect employees, customers and residents from COVID-19 as much as possible and to follow Public Health protocols and directives. It is important for everyone to follow the directives and to do their part every day to keep everyone as safe as possible.

For more information on LA County’s Reopening Protocols, the Road to Recovery, or things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community, click click here.

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Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols (9/4/20)

9/4/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND REOPENING PROTOCOLS 

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 13, 2020, July 17, 2020, and August 28, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

For more information on LA County’s Reopening Protocols, the Road to Recovery, or things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community, click click here.

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Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols for Hair Salons, Barbershops and Some Small School Groups (9/2/20)

9/2/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND REOPENING PROTOCOLS PERTAINING TO SMALL SCHOOL SERVICES AND HAIR SALONS AND BARBERSHOPS

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 13, 2020, July 17, 2020, and August 28, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

SCHOOL SERVICES

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, K-12 schools may offer in-school services for small cohorts of (up to 12) students with:

  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP);
  • Requiring instruction for English as a Second Language;
  • Or needing assessments or specialized in-school services

as long as the school is able to fully implement the Health Officer’s guidance and protocols and submits an operational plan. This change will get children who are in the most need of in-person learning back into their classrooms. Once available, Guidance and Protocols for K-12 can be found here

LA County will not be opening the waiver program for instruction of students in grades TK-6 as we monitor the implementation of this effort to safely get students needing specialized in-school services back at school.

HAIR SALONS AND BARBERSHOPS

In addition to limited in-school services, the HOO has been revised to allow increased access to hair salons & barbershops. LA County’s Department of Public Health issued the Reopening Protocol for Hair Salons & Barbershops. Once reviewed, hair salons & barbershops can re-open for indoor services at 25% occupancy, provided they are in full compliance with the County’s protocols – which includes physical distancing and face coverings for both employees and customers, among other requirements.

If your hair salon or barbershop has been operating outdoors, please continue to do so and use your 25% occupancy for those services you are not able to provide outdoors.

All other current restrictions remain unchanged at this time. As LA County slowly reopens sectors, reopenings and how they impact community transmission will be watched closely. LA County does not want to experience the significant spikes in cases, hospitalizations and deaths seen in July after re-openings and holidays.

Read the full announcement on the reopening of in-school services and increased access to hair salons. 

For more information on LA County’s Reopening Protocols, the Road to Recovery, or things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community, click click here.

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LA County & the State's New COVID-19 Framework (8/31/20)

8/31/20

LA COUNTY & THE STATE’S NEW COVID-19 FRAMEWORK

NEW STATE COVID-19 FRAMEWORK

CA Tier Framework Graphic

Last Friday, the State of California released a new tiered framework to more easily communicate the extent of community transmission in counties across the state. The above graphic is a summary of: 1) the state’s tiers, 2) the indicators they are tracking, and 3) how counties are being classified (as having either widespread, substantial, moderate or minimal spread of the COVID-19 virus in their communities). Moving forward, California will use this new tier system to guide possible sector re-openings for counties to consider.

WHAT DOES THE NEW FRAMEWORK MEAN FOR LA COUNTY (INCLUDING THE CITY OF SAN FERNANDO)?

In LA County, the ultimate decisions about sector re-openings will remain under the purview of the County Health Officer Orders, which are developed in consultation with LA County’s Board of Supervisors.

As demonstrated by the below graphic, LA County is currently in Tier 1 – meaning that there continues to be widespread transmission of the virus in the county.

LA Co Tier 1 Graphic

Per the State, LA County’s current number of 7-day average of new cases (per day per 100,000 people) is 13 – nearly double the threshold for moving up to Tier 2 (which requires that LA County have less than 7 new cases per day per 100,000 population).

LA County’s current test positivity rate is 5%. And even though this places us in Tier 2 (Red) for this metric, when the two metrics fall in different tiers, the State places counties in the most restrictive tier; hence, LA County (like most counties in California) has been placed in Tier 1.

Our path forward for reopening depends on LA County being able to reduce community transmission significantly, so children and teachers can get back to their classrooms and more people can get back to their jobs with as much safety as possible.

For more information on the State’s new framework, visit the CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) website here. For guidance, reopening protocols or a list of what is open or remains closed in LA County, visit LA County’s Department of Public Health.

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols Pertaining to Education (8/12/20)

8/12/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND REOPENING PROTOCOLS PERTAINING TO EDUCATION

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 13, 2020, and July 17, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

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City of San Fernando Public Order: Swap Meet - Added Operational Requirements (8/3/20)

8/3/20

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO PUBLIC ORDER: SWAP MEET – ADDED OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Issue Date: August 3, 2020

On March 16, 2020, the City Council of the City of San Fernando (“City”) declared a Local Emergency pursuant to San Fernando Municipal Code Chapter 26 Section 2 in response to the public threat caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Such declaration grants specific duties to the officers and employees of the City as set forth in Chapter 26 Section 63. Since that time several additional measures have been taken by the State of California and the City of San Fernando to protect the public from an undue risk of contracting COVID-19.

On March 21, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (the “Health Department”) first issued the “Safer at Home Order for the Control of COVID-19” (the “Safer at Home Order”) and has issued a succession of updated iterations to the same since with the most recent iteration of the Safe at Home Order being issued on July 18, 2020.  The term “Safer at Home Order” means the most current iteration of the aforementioned order of the Health Department, inclusive of any related guidance material relating to the same.

By virtue of authority vested in me as the Director of Emergency Services, pursuant to the provisions of the San Fernando Municipal Code Chapter 26 Section 63(a)(6)(a) to “make and issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and property as affected by such emergency”, I hereby declare the following orders to be necessary for the protection of life and property and hereby order:

  • The swap meet located at 585 Glenoaks Boulevard in the City of San Fernando and commonly referred to as San Fernando Swap Meet (the “Swap Meet”) is subject to the County of Los Angeles Protocols for Shopping Centers: Appendix E of the Safer at Home Order.  
  • In addition to the Protocols for Shopping Centers, the Swap Meet is hereby required to adhere to the following added operational conditions above and beyond those set forth in the Safe at Home Order as of the date of this order of the City:

    • In addition to the informational signage called for under the Safer at Home Order, Swap Meet operations shall post additional informational signage notifying Swap Meet patrons and vendors of applicable social distancing protocols, proper way to wear a mask, and location of handwashing/ sanitation stations. The additional signage shall be posted conspicuously at the entrance and exit of each row of booths that are being used by vendors for the purpose of selling goods on any given day.
    • Swap Meet operators shall provide additional handwashing stations at each entrance to the Swap Meet, at the exterior of each restroom facility, and another 4 (1 per 100,000 square feet of retail space) handwashing stations distributed throughout the grounds of the Swap Meet during business hours.
    • Swap Meet operators will limit people capacity to a maximum of 50% of the persons capacity authorized by the Fire Marshall at any given time during business hours (“persons” includes customers, vendors, and staff). The Swap Meet operators shall also limit the number of vendors allowed to operate at the Swap Meet at any given time to 50% of the total number of vendor stalls available to vendors.
  • Although the Safer at Home Order permitted the resumption of swap meet operations in the County of Los Angeles effective as of May 26, 2020 subject to conditions and guidance stated in the Safer at Home Order, I hereby find that circumstances and factors specific to the Swap Meet’s operations in San Fernando warrant more stringent regulation than what is called for under the Safer at Home Order. It is also observed that the Safer at Home Order by its own terms authorizes cities to implement more stringent regulations than those called for under the Safer at Home Order. The specific circumstances and factors that warrant the closure of the Swap Meet are as follows:

    • The Swap Meet is not considered an “Essential Business” under the State and County of Los Angeles Health Orders.
    • The Swap Meet provides the potential for a large gathering of people that may further community spread of COVID-19.
    • As of July 29, 2020, the City of San Fernando has a high concentration of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

      • 594 confirmed cases; equal to 2,413 per 100,000 residents (65th of 88 incorporated cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County).
      • 14 confirmed deaths; equal to 57 per 100,000 residents (69th of 88 incorporated cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County).

Any violation of this order shall be enforced by Section 1-10 of the San Fernando Municipal Code which allows a maximum fine of $1,000 or a maximum of six months imprisonment. Each infidel officer should use their discretion in enforcing this order and always keep the intent of the order in mind.

This order shall be effective at 11:59 p.m. on August 3, 2020 and shall remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on August 20, 2020.

This order may be extended or rescinded by the Director of Emergency Services, in writing, prior to August 20, 2020.

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Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols (7/18/20)

7/18/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND REOPENING PROTOCOLS

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 13, 2020, and July 17, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

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Reopening Safer at Work and In the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols (7/14/20)

7/14/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND REOPENING PROTOCOLS

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020, May 7, 2020, and July 13, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

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Governor Newsome Orders Additional Action to Slow Community Transmission: Closure of Additional Businesses (7/13/20)

7/13/20

GOVERNOR NEWSOM ORDERS ADDITIONAL ACTION TO SLOW COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION

California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed and is teaming up with counties to fight it with every tool available: current local data, testing, contact tracing, infection control, emergency supplies, containment measures, and more.

Counties should be ready to restore limitations if outbreaks increase. The State Public Health Officer may take action if needed.

Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters 
  • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms 

Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.

Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.

  • Fitness centers
  • Worship services
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls 

The following counties have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days:

  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Imperial
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Merced
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Barbara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tulare
  • Yolo
  • Yuba
  • Ventura 

More information about the state’s COVID-19 guidance is on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page.

More information about reopening California and what individuals can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California.

Reopening Safer at Work and In the Community Health Order: Revised Health Order and Opening Protocols (7/4/21)

7/4/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: REVISED HEALTH ORDER AND REOPENING PROTOCOLS

This revised Health Order is issued to comply with State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, and the accompanying orders of the State Public Health Officer issued on March 19, 2020 and May 7, 2020. The State Public Health Offers has articulated a 4 Stage framework – California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the Stat’s actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks in a community.

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Governor Newsom Orders Additional Action to Slow Community Transmission: Closure of Indoor Operations (7/1/20)

7/1/20

GOVERNOR NEWSOM ORDERS ADDITIONAL ACTION TO SLOW COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION

Number: NR20-143

Contact: CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov

Counties on Monitoring List for 3 Days or More Must Prohibit Indoor Operations in Certain Sectors for a Minimum of 3 Weeks

Businesses May Modify Operations to Provide Outdoor Services or Pick-up

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today released guidance directing counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult. The guidance applies for a minimum of three weeks and is subject to an extension based on epidemiologic indicators. These sectors may modify operations to provide services outside or by pick-up. In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs in these counties must close immediately, both indoor and outdoor.

Today’s guidance applies to the following sectors:

  • Indoor Dine-in restaurants
  • Indoor Wineries and Tasting Rooms
  • Indoor Family Entertainment Centers
  • Indoor Movie Theaters
  • Indoor Zoos and Museums
  • Indoor Cardrooms

“California is seeing the virus spreading at alarming rates in many parts of the state, and we are taking immediate action to slow the spread of the virus in those areas,” said Governor Newsom. “We bent the curve in the state of California once, and we will bend the curve again. But we’re going to have to be tougher, and that’s why we are taking this action today.”

Community spread of COVID-19 continues to be a concern across the state, and in particular for counties on the County Monitoring List. This puts vulnerable populations, including older Californians and those who have chronic conditions or compromised immune systems, at higher risk of becoming seriously ill due to the virus.

“Today’s action is necessary to help slow the spread of this virus,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health. “We put ourselves and our community at greatest risk for COVID 19 when we mix with people who don’t live with us. And if you go out, wear a face covering, keep your distance, wash your hands frequently and limit unnecessary indoor activities that increase the risk of exposure.”

Today’s order applies to counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three or more consecutive days. Combined these 19 counties represent approximately 72% of California’s population.

Impacted Counties as of July 1, 2020
  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Imperial
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Solano
  • Stanislaus
  • Tulare
  • Ventura 

Sectors included in today’s guidance are all high risk of transmission due to a number of features of the businesses and the behaviors that occur within them. These sectors, foundationally, are settings where groups convene and may mix with others for prolonged periods of time often without a face covering. Additionally, physical movement within the establishment, duration of time spent in the establishment, and the degree of social mixing among individuals and groups outside one’s household are all significant in these sectors, which substantially elevates the risk of transmission even where face coverings can be worn. Furthermore, in some of these sectors centered on eating and drinking, compliance with face coverings is not possible for the full duration of time someone spends in these establishments.

California will continue to update and issue guidance based on the best available public health data and the best practices currently employed. All industry or sector guidance documents that have been issued to date, including all infectious control measures outlined in those guidance documents, apply in outdoor settings, and thus must be adhered to.

Finally, as we approach the 4th of July holiday weekend, California is recommending that counties with mandatory closures cancel firework shows, and is reminding all Californians that they should not gather with people they do not live with and avoid crowds. Additionally, all parking facilities at state beaches in Southern California and the Bay Area will be closed for the upcoming weekend. In counties that close local beaches, the State will follow suit and close state beaches. Other state parks will remain open, with measures in place to reduce visitation and limit overcrowding.

More information about the state’s COVID-19 guidance is on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page.

More information about reopening California and what individuals can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California.

Reopening Safer at Work and In the Community Health Order: Temporary Closure of Public Beaches, Piers, Beach Bike Paths and Access Points, and Temporary Prohibition of Firework Shows and Events (6/29/20)

6/29/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC BEACHES, PIERS, BEACH BIKE PATHS AND ACCESS POINTS, AND TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF FIREWORK SHOWS AND EVENTS

The County Health Officer Order has ordered the temporary closure of public beaches, piers, beach bike paths and access points, and the temporary prohibition of firework shows and events between July 3, 2020 and July 6, 2020.

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Reopening Safer at Work and In the Community Health Order: Bars and Brewery Tasting Rooms Closed Unless Offering Sit-down Dine-in Meals (6/28/20)

6/28/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: BARS AND BREWERY TASTING ROOMS CLOSED UNLESS THEY ARE OFFERING SIT-DOWN DINE-IN MEALS

Los Angeles County, including the City of San Fernando, will heed Governor Gavin Newsom’s directive issued on June 28, 2020 and bars in Los Angeles County must close today.

The County Health Officer Order has been amended to require that all bars, breweries, brew pubs, pubs, wineries and tasting rooms in Los Angeles County close unless they are offering sit-down dine-in meals. This includes closing bar areas in restaurants.

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Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Nail Salons, Spas, Tattoo Shops, Casinos, Bars and Wineries Reopen with Safeguards (6/18/20)

6/18/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: NAIL SALONS, SPAS, TATTOO SHOPS, CASINOS, BARS AND WINERIES REOPEN WITH SAFEGUARDS

Los Angeles County is moving forward in its Roadmap to Recovery by reopening additional personal and recreational services to residents including nail salons, bars and casinos.

Although overall case counts are increasing as testing becomes more widespread and there is more community transmission, the County continues to see steady decreases in the rate of COVID-19 infections and virus-related hospitalizations and deaths.

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) announced that the Health Officer Order will be modified to include infection control and distancing requirements for re-opening the following sectors on Friday, June 19:

  • Nail salons
  • Cosmetology services
  • Spas offering aesthetic and massage services
  • Tattoo and piercing shops
  • Tanning salons
  • Casinos, card rooms and satellite wagering sites
  • Bar and wineries not anchored to food services 

These businesses will be able to open, in some cases at limited capacity, once they have the appropriate infection control and distancing requirements in place.

In addition, protests and faith-based services held outdoors will no longer have limits on how many people can participate, starting Friday.

Public health guidance documents will be posted here as soon as they are available: publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.

The County continues to actively monitor the spread of the virus and the capacity of the healthcare system to provide residents with essential services. COVID-19 is still present in Los Angeles County, and the threat of this deadly virus remains.

However, the County is in line with State of California guidelines, and our key metrics reflect that compliance. Los Angeles County’s seven-day death average has not increased, the three-day hospitalization average is down five percent and the seven-day testing average is well above the State’s requirement at 17,000 tests conducted per day.

In addition, the positivity rate is eight percent, which is in line with the State’s requirements.

Detailed data and metrics on the reopening guidelines can be found here.

Los Angeles County remains in Phase 3 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap.

Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow Public Health directives.

If at any time the County’s rate of infection and other key metrics demonstrate a rapid acceleration of new cases that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system, the Public Health and the Board of Supervisors may need to limit future re-openings or close reopened sectors.

Getting a manicure, a massage or a tattoo, or going to a card room will be a different experience than it was before the pandemic. Each sector reopening will have strict infection control directives in place.  Please see below for highlights from each sector.

Just as is required for all out-of-home activities, visitors and staff will have to practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings. There will be limited capacity and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures. People feeling sick should stay home.

These additional re-openings follow other significant elements of the economy and community that have begun reopening and operating with limits and safeguards, including gyms, day camps, museums, spectator-free sports, hair salons, barber shops, religious services, retail, restaurants, beaches and trails.

Still closed are movie theaters, live performance theaters, entertainment centers, concert halls and venues, stadiums, arenas, gaming facilities, theme parks, lounges and nightclubs, hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on a residential property and festivals. Click here for a detailed list of what is currently open and closed in L.A. County.

Click here for frequently asked questions by residents about resuming the use of previously closed sectors.

The plans for reopening are part of a phased progression that provides residents, employees and customers with safety protections to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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AT A GLANCE: HIGHLIGHTS OF GUIDELINES REOPENING

  • All employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Anyone feeling unwell should stay home.
  • Customers must wear a face covering at all times, unless exempted for a particular service.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained and capacity will be limited.
  • Waiting rooms will be limited or closed and amenities, such as magazines, will be removed.
  • Reservations are required for personal services.
  • Contactless forms of payments are encouraged. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUAL SECTORS:

NAIL SERVICES

  • Staff must wear a cloth face covering at all times. Staff may be required to wear a respirator, which is necessary when ventilation is insufficient to reduce exposure below permissible exposure limits established in state code.
  • For certain procedures workers may need to wear, in addition to their face covering, a face shield and gloves.
  • You may not receive multiple services, for example a manicure and a pedicure, at the same time.
  • Reservations are required
  • Download Reopening Protocols: ENGLISH

ESTHETICIAN, SKIN CARE, ELECTROLYSIS AND COSMETOLOGY SERVICES

  • Customers must wear face coverings at all times while in the facility, except when the face covering must be removed for the performance of services involving that part of the face.
  • In addition to face coverings, staff are required to wear a face shield when they are providing services that do not enable the client to wear a face covering. Staff should also wear disposable gloves throughout the entire esthetic service.
  • Download Reopening Protocols: ENGLISH

MASSAGE SERVICES

  • Staff must wash their hands before any services are provided.
  • Customers must wear face coverings during the entirety of the massage service.
  • Hand treatments will be provided as the last part of the service. 
  • Download Reopening Protocols: ENGLISH.

TATTOO AND PIERCING SERVICES

  • Gloves are required throughout the tattoo and piercing sessions.
  • Mouth/nose area piercings and tattooing are suspended. 
  • Download Reopening Protocols: ENGLISH.

CARD ROOMS

  • Occupancy is limited to 50%, and food and beverages are only allowed at restaurants and bars. 
  • Download Reopening Protocols: ENGLISH  

BARS AND WINERIES

  • Bars and wineries may serve only alcohol and the establishment does not need to be affiliated with food services, as the previous order required.
  • Customers will not be able to order drinks at the bar or counter.
  • Capacity is limited to 50% and customers will need to be seated to order and consume beverages.
  • Download Reopening Protocols: ENGLISH

No entertainment is allowed.

Download Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order (6/18/20): ENGLISH

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Additional Reopenings (6/12/20)

6/12/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: ADDITIONAL REOPENINGS

REOPENING

A modified Health Order, to be issued by LA County’s DPH, will highlight infection control and distancing requirements for each sector. The following locations are allowed to reopen as soon as June 12, 2020:

With these reopenings, LA County will be in Phase 3 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap.

REQUIREMENTS

While the latest reopenings are a major step forward, they do not mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Read the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s press release to see a list of Reopening Requirements and Guidelines employers, employees and the public will need to follow. Additionally, all County residents are reminded they must continue to:

  • Practice physical distancing.
  • Wear cloth face coverings.
  • Follow public health directives. 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the capacity of the healthcare system to provide county residents with essential services. Should the rate of infection (and other key indicators) warrant, LA County may adjust orders to limit future reopenings or close reopened sectors.

STILL CLOSED

Nail salons, tattoo shops, bars and wineries, movie theaters, live performance theaters, entertainment centers, concert halls and venues, stadiums, arenas, gaming facilities, theme parks and festivals are still closed. Click here for a detailed list of what is open and closed in L.A. County.

To keep up with LA County’s recovery process, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery.

Download Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order (6/11/20): ENGLISH

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Re-opening Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Restaurants for In-Person Dining (5/29/20)

5/29/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: RE-OPENING OF HAIR SALONS, BARBERSHOPS AND RESTAURANTS FOR IN-PERSON DINING

Since LA County, including the City of San Fernando, is now in the advanced stages of Phase 2 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap, you will now begin to see the re-opening of more small and locally-owned businesses across the County. It means those sectors are now able to return to work and you may be able to further support your favorite local shop or restaurant in-person.

These businesses have now been allowed to re-open in LA County, including the City of San Fernando, with the appropriate safeguards in place:

  • HAIR SALONS & BARBERSHOPS

    • Physical distancing measures will be in place.
    • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Clients feeling unwell should reschedule their appointment.
    • Everyone, including clients, must wear cloth face coverings while in the salon or barber shop and clients are encouraged to wear face coverings with earloops to ensure the face covering does not interfere with the hair service.
    • Magazines, coffee and other amenities will not be available.
    • Clients are encouraged to use credit cards and contactless payment systems. If electronic or card payment is not possible, customers should come with exact cash payment or check, if available.
    • Stylists may only serve one client at a time.
    • Download Reopening Protocol: ENGLISH
    • Still closed: nail salons, spa services (including massage, facials and waxing  

       

  • IN-PERSON DINING

    • Physical distancing measures will be in place.
    • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Patrons feeling unwell should not eat at a restaurant.
    • Employees are required to wear cloth face coverings and face shields.
    • Outdoor seating and curbside pickup are prioritized.
    • Reservations will be encouraged.
    • Customers will be asked to wait for their table in their cars or outside the restaurant to prevent crowds from gathering.
    • Diners must wear cloth face coverings when not eating.
    • Bar areas will be closed.
    • Occupancy capacity will be limited to 60% for the next three weeks. 
    • Download Reopening Protocol: ENGLISH   

Public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household unit are not permitted, except for public protests and faith-based services, which are permitted to operate with limits on the number of participants.

Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in your household. If at any time, the County’s rate of infection and other key metrics return to unsafe numbers, the Department of Public Health can limit or close reopened sectors.

Read today’s press release on this new re-opening milestone.

Download Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order (5/29/20): ENGLISH

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: Moving through Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery (5/26/20)

5/26/20

REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19: MOVING THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES THROUGH STAGE 2 OF CALIFORNIA’S PANDEMIC RESILIENCE ROADMAP

The new, revised Health Order (dated May 26, 2020) and reopening protocols allows for in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational activities. The Order also allows for faith-based services to resume.

  • All indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity. Flea Markets, swap meets and drive-in theaters may also reopen.
  • Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building’s capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.
  • Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may reopen. 
  • Individuals may participate in an in-person protest as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area’s maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower. 

County residents may take part in all-permitted activities while continuing to practice physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when in contact with others. You are still encouraged to remain in your residences, as much as practical, and limit close contact with others outside your household (both indoor and outdoor).

Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.

Download Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order: ENGLISH

Safer at Home Public Health Order: Continuation of Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery (5/22/20)

5/22/20

CONTINUATION OF SAFER AT HOME ORDER THAT MOVES THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES INTO STAGE 2 OF THE COUNTY’S ROADMAP TO RECOVERY

The new, revised Health Order (dated May 22, 2020) and reopening protocols allow the reopening of lower-risk retail businesses for curbside, doorside, or other outdoor or outside pick-up or delivery. This Order also reopens public beaches for certain types of active recreation and conditionally reopens additional recreational opportunities.

Download Safer at Home Health Order (5/22/20): ENGLISH

Safer at Home Public Health Order: Beginning to move into Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery (5/13/20)

5/13/20

CONTINUATION OF SAFER AT HOME ORDER THAT BEGINS TO MOVE THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES INTO STAGE 2 OF THE COUNTY’S ROADMAP TO RECOVERY

The new, revised Health Order (dated May 13, 2020) and reopening protocols allows for the opening of additional retail businesses for curbside pick-up or delivery. 

Download Safer At Home Health Order (5/13/20): ENGLISH

Recovery Begins: Some Non-Essential Businesses to Re-Open (5/8/20)

5/7/20

RECOVERY BEGINS: SOME NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES TO RE-OPEN MAY 8, 2020

LA County residents are doing their part to follow the County’s “Safer at Home” Health Officer Order which has slowed the spread of COVID-19.  LA County is now taking its first steps towards reopening businesses and getting people back to work.

Starting Friday, May 8, 2020, the following businesses, facilities or locations will re-open across LA County:

NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES: ONLY FOR CURBSIDE PICK-UP WITH ADHERENCE TO DISTANCING AND INFECTION CONTROL PROTOCOLS. 

This includes:

  • Bookstores 
  • Clothing stores 
  • Florists
  • Music stores
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Toy stores
  • Car dealership showrooms (open for sales with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols) 

OUTDOOR PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES: WILL OPEN PROVIDED ALL ACTIVITIES ADHERE TO DISTANCING AND INFECTION PROTOCOLS.

This includes: 

  • Golf courses, not including pro-shops or dine-in restaurants
  • Trails
  • Trailheads
  • Parks (group gatherings prohibited)

The re-opening of businesses will occur in stages and require physical distancing and infection control practices. For more information on the stages to re-open, click here. 

The curve has flattened, however  the COVID-19 pandemic is still in LA County. The coronavirus is still deadly and capable of quickly taking many lives. As L.A. County moves into its first stage of recovery,  all residents, business owners and employees must continue to observe and practice all COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. 

We remind  all LA County residents – continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a face covering whenever you leave home
  • Wash hands throughout the day 
  • Stay six feet away from people who don’t live with you 

And don’t forget – you can get a free COVID-19 test if you have symptoms. All tests are confidential, and will tell you if you’re COVID-19 positive or negative. Click here for more information about COVID-19 testing in LA County.

Important Notice: LA County may modify at any time the recovery guidelines displayed on this page based on the California Governor’s executive orders, State Health Officer orders and/or emerging science. More sector specific guidance will be provided and posted as it becomes available.

For up-to-date information on the various stages of re-opening LA County, visit our COVID-19 website at covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery.

Download Safer at Home Health Order (5/8/20): ENGLISH  

Safer at Home Public Health Order (4/10/20)

(4/10/20)

NEW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER

LA County’s Public Health Officer has issued a new order to LA County residents and businesses. Today’s Order extends stipulations from previous Health Officer Orders through May 15, 2020, and highlights:

  • Essential businesses are required to provide cloth face coverings to all employees, to wear while performing duties which involve contact w/other employees and/or the public;
  • Essential businesses are required to post their physical distancing plans; and
  • The public is required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses. 

Today’s Order allows essential businesses to implement these new measures by April 15, 2020.

Download Los Angeles County Public Health Order (4/10/20): ENGLISH 

City of San Fernando Public Order: Local Mask Covering Protocol (4/10/20)

(4/10/20)

PUBLIC ORDER UNDER CITY OF SAN FERNANDO EMERGENCY AUTHORITY: LOCAL MASK COVERING PROTOCOL FOR THE CONTROL OF COVID-19

Issue Date:  April 10, 2020

Subject:  New City Measure to Address COVID-19 Working Protection

On March 16, 2020, the City Council of the City of San Fernando (“City”) declared a Local Emergency pursuant to San Fernando Municipal Code Chapter 26 Section 2 in response to the public threat caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Such declaration grants specific duties to the officers and employees of the City as set forth in Chapter 26 Section 63. Since that time several additional measures have been taken by the State of California and the City of San Fernando to protect the public from an undue risk of contracting COVID-19.

On March 21, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (the “Health Department”) issued the “Safer at Home Order for the Control of COVID-19” (the “Safer at Home Order”), which identifies so-called Essential Businesses that are permitted to remain open subject to certain restrictions, including adherence to variance infection control precautions.  For purposes of this Order, the term “Essential Business” shall have the same meaning as set forth under Section 13 of the Safer at Home Order as the same may be amended or otherwise interpreted by the Health Department.

The Safer at Home Order at page 1 provides that it “does not supersede any stricter limitation imposed by a local public entity”

On April 7, 2020, Mayor Garcetti for the City of Los Angeles issued a Worker Protection Order, ordering furthering protections for non-medical essential works, including, but not limited to, mandatory face covering for workers and patrons.

As the City is completely encircled within the City of Los Angeles and contracts with the City of Los Angeles for fire protection services coordination and consistency with the City of Los Angeles on protocols for protecting the public is both reasonable and efficient and will avoid confusion and inconsistency.

By virtue of authority vested in me as the Director of Emergency Services, pursuant to the provisions of the San Fernando Municipal Code Chapter 26 Section 63(a)(6)(a) to “make and issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and property as affected by such emergency”, I hereby declare the following orders to be necessary for the protection of life and property and hereby order:

  1. This Order shall apply to the following Essential Businesses operating in the City of San Fernando, all workers working at such Essential Business and all customers patronizing such Essential Businesses in person:

  • Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, warehouse stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, pet supply, water, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning or personal care products). This includes stores that sell groceries and sell other non-grocery products, and products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences;
  • Food processors, confectioners, food packagers, food testing labs that are not open to the public, and food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing;
  • Organizations and Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (including gang prevention and intervention, domestic violence, and homeless service agencies);
  • Newspapers, television, radio, magazine, podcast, and journalism activities;
  • Gas stations, auto-supply, mobile auto repair operations, auto repair shops (including without limitation, auto repair shops adjacent to or otherwise in connection with a retail or used auto dealership), and bicycle repair shops and related facilities;
  • Banks, credit unions, financial institutions and insurance companies;
  • Hardware stores, nurseries; building supply stores;
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, custodial/janitorial workers, handyman services, funeral home workers and morticians, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, vegetation services, tree maintenance, landscapers, gardeners, property managers, private security personnel and other service providers who provide services to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation to properties and other Essential Businesses;
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes;
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners, laundry service providers;
  • Restaurants and other food facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery, drive thru or carry out. Indoor and outdoor table dining is not permitted. Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within hospitals, nursing homes, or other licensed health care facilities may provide dine-in service, as long as social distancing is practiced pursuant to Section 2(a)-(d) of the Safer at Home Order;
  • Businesses that supply office or computer products needed by people who work from home;
  • Businesses that ship, truck, provide logistical support or deliver groceries, food, goods, or services directly to residences, Essential Businesses, Healthcare Operations, and Essential Infrastructure;
  • Airline, taxis, ride sharing services and other private transportation providers providing transportation services necessary for activities of daily living and other purposes expressly authorized in the Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19 dated March 21, 2020;
  • Home-based care for seniors, adults, disabled persons, seniors, adults, children and animals;
  • Residential facilities and shelters for homeless residents, disabled persons, seniors, adults, children, and animals;
  • Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted under the Safer at Home Order to work as permitted;
  • Hotels, motels, shared rental units and similar facilities;
  • Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction). 
  1. All such employers for the Essential Businesses described in Paragraph 1 of this Order must adhere to all applicable infection control precautions ordered under the Safer at Home Order and all other operational restrictions specific to the business as specified in the Safer at Home Order or any other order issued by the Health Department.
  2. All customers and visitors of the Essential Businesses described in Paragraph 1 of this Order must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths to provide additional protection for employees and other customers. At this time, the face coverings need not be medical-grade masks or N95 respirators, but can be fabric coverings, such as scarves and bandana coverings. All Essential Business employers covered by this Order must provide, at their expense, non-medical grade face coverings for their employees.
  3. An Essential Business referenced Paragraph 1 of this Order may refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear face coverings as required by this Order.
  4. This Order is intended to supplement the any orders of the Health Department to the extent this Order is not in conflict with the orders of the Health Department.

Any business owner or operator described in Paragraph 1 of this Order may sell face coverings and emergency supplies. All sellers of emergency supplies referenced in this Order shall abide by all price gouging laws.

Any violation of this order shall be enforced by Section 1-10 of the San Fernando Municipal Code which allows a maximum fine of $1,000 or a maximum of six months imprisonment. Each individual officer should use their discretion in enforcing this order and always keep the intent of the order in mind.

This order shall be effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 12, 2020 and shall remain in effect until April 19, 2020.

This order may be extended prior to April 19, 2020.

Download Public Order Under City of San Fernando Emergency Authority: Local Mask Covering Protocol for the Control of COVID-19 (4/12/20): ENGLISH  

California Public Health Release Guidance on Use of Cloth Face Coverings (4/1/20)

(4/1/20)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO URGES THE COMMUNITY TO WEAR CLOTH FACE COVERINGS

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS RELEASE GUIDANCE ON USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS 

Social distancing and hand washing are still best actions Californians can take to fight COVID-19

California’s public health officials today released guidance on the use of cloth face coverings to protect against COVID-19 for Californians who must leave their homes to conduct essential activities. The guidance does not require people to wear face coverings – and is not a substitute for the state’s current guidance regarding social distancing and hand washing. The state also does not recommend Californians use N-95 or surgical masks, which are needed for our health care workers and first responders who will be there for when our lives at risk.

“Face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing or frequent hand washing, which we know are amongst the most effective ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Health Officer. “Wearing a cloth face covering could provide some additional benefit by acting as a reminder for other people to keep their distance, and it could help reduce the spread of infectious particles from those who could be infected but don’t have symptoms.”

“Face coverings could provide some additional protection against COVID-19, but Californians should not have a false sense of security if they choose to wear them. Make sure you’re also staying 6 feet away from other people if you have to leave your home to get groceries or prescriptions,” said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly.

The new guidance reminds Californians that the best defense against COVID-19 continues to be: 

  • Staying at home and physical distancing 
  • Washing hands frequently
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding being around sick people 

The use of cloth face coverings could reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by individuals who do not have symptoms and may reinforce physical distancing. Public health officials also caution that face coverings may increase risk if users reduce their use of strong defenses such as physical distancing and frequent hand washing.

For more information, please see the Face Coverings Guidance.

Download County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings: ENGLISH

Download CDC Use of Cloth Face Coverings & DIY Cloth Face Covering Instructions: ENGLISH  

New Public Health Guidelines (4/1/20)

(4/1/20)

NEW GUIDELINES FOR LA COUNTY’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who lack symptoms and, yet, are capable of spreading the virus to others.

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that we need to think about using universal precautions all the time – assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick.

As a result, the Department of Public Health has updated its FAQ with answers to a number of questions, including:

  • What should I do if I think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?
  • What should I do if I have symptoms and think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?
  • Can I get tested for COVID-19?
  • How is COVID-19 treated?
  • How can I protect myself and others from COVID-19? 

For more information on how to stay safe visit LA County’s covid19.lacounty.gov.

Los Angeles County Health Officer Issues New Orders Directing Self-Quarantine and Self-Isolation (3/27/20)

(3/27/20)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER ISSUES NEW ORDERS DIRECTING SELF-QUARANTINE AND SELF ISOLATION

On March 25, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the Los Angeles County healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the LA County Health Officer has issued two new separate orders:

  • Self-quarantine of anyone exposed to an individual diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19.
  • Self-isolation of anyone diagnosed with or showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of being in close contact with a person who had or was believed to have COVID-19. 

These new Orders ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for a period of at least 3 days without symptoms, including being fever free without taking medicine, and 7 days since symptoms started, whichever is longer.  Additionally, those who have been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive must quarantine themselves for 14 days from the last time they had contact with the ill person.

“It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health. “Individuals covered by these Orders should still contact their providers to get advice if they feel their symptoms are worsening.”

There are key differences between self-quarantine and self-isolation. Here’s what the new orders mean for you:  

SELF-QUARANTINE ORDER

(EXPOSED)

  • Required for anyone exposed to a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19.
  • You must stay in quarantine for 14 days from the last time you had contact with the ill person.
  • You cannot leave your place of quarantine for all 14 days.
  • Only exception to leave quarantine is to receive medical care.
  • If you develop even mild COVID-19 symptoms, you must self-isolate at home and away from others. 

SELF-ISOLATION ORDER

(DIAGNOSED)

  • Required for anyone diagnosed with or showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of being in close contact with a person who had or was believed to have COVID-19.
  • Self-isolation period must last at least 3 days without symptoms, including being fever free without taking medicine, and 7 days since symptoms started, whichever is longer.
  • Notify anyone you’ve had close contact with while symptomatic to self-quarantine themselves.    

     

Safer at Home Public Health Order (3/21/20)

(3/21/20)

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES REVISED SAFER AT HOME ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19

Download County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Safer at Home Order (3/21/20): ENGLISH

Download County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Safer At Home FAQ: ENGLISH  

The public and private sectors must help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and taking common-sense infection control precautions. Due to the continued rapid spread of COVID-19 and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has called upon everyone to stay at home or in their place of residence, except when they need to work at an Essential Business or Healthcare Operation, provide Essential Infrastructure, shop at an Essential Business, or engage in an Essential Activity.

 

FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT THEY SHOULD:

  • Stay home (stay unexposed and do not expose others)
  • Only go out for essential services or if they are an essential worker
  • Stay six feet or more away from others
  • Not gather in groups 

 

THE ORDER, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL APRIL 19, 2020, SPECIFICALLY:

  • Prohibits all indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings and events among persons not in the same household in Los Angeles County.
  • Requires all businesses to stop in-person operations and close to the public, unless the business is defined as an Essential Business. It specifically requires all indoor malls and shopping centers, all swap meets and flea markets, all indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and all non-essential businesses to close.
  • Requires Essential Businesses that are not required to close to the public to practice social distancing to the extent possible and infection control precautions listed in the Order.
  • Requires all restaurants to only prepare and offer food that is provided to customers via delivery service, via pick-up for takeout dining, and via drive-thru. Restaurants may not provide indoor or outdoor table service.

This Order doesn’t prevent any individual or family from engaging in passive recreational or outdoor activities, such as hiking, walking, jogging, or biking, so long as all persons practice social distancing to the extent possible.

Because the Order may be updated or extended, all residents should consult the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health’s website  daily until the Order is ended, and follow any updated requirements.

 

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COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES SAFER AT HOME ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19

Download County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Safer at Home Order: ENGLISH

To further combat the spread of COVID-19, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has issued a “Safer at Home” Order – ordering all residents in the County of Los Angeles, including the City of San Fernando, to stay inside their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Residents of the City of San Fernando are required to stay inside their homes unless they are engaged in certain “essential activities.” On those occasions when you are out of your home for necessary tasks, stay at least six feet away from others

YOU CAN

  • Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
  • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
  • Care or support a friend or family member
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community. 
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
  • Help someone to get necessary supplies 

YOU SHOULD NOT

  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility 

IS THIS ORDER MANDATORY? WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T COMPLY?

Yes. This is a legally enforceable order. It is against the law to violate this Order, and you may be punished by a fine or imprisonment for doing so. 

 

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Become a COVID-19 Community Ambassador!

The COVID-19 Community Ambassador Program is intended to empower individuals with accurate and shareable resources and the appropriate Departmental contacts for reporting of concerns. It is not intended to formally train or deputize the larger community to take personal action in instances of non-compliance. It There is no age restriction for participation. 
 

This volunteer program is available to all Los Angeles County residents and will actively engage participants by providing information on the basic principles of infection control, promoting the responsibility of each participant to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and empowering participants as essential partners in the community prevention effort. The program contains video modules, train-the-trainer sessions, and weekly updates in an ongoing effort to provide the latest COVID-19 information. This program emphasizes the importance of community members not only consistently implementing the elements of DPH’s Health Officer Order protocols, but also using core infection prevention practices whenever individuals are in the broader community outside of their households.

Visit the Community Ambassador webpage for more information: PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/CommunityAmbassadorProgram

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FACE MASKS

MASK WEARING RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

In Los Angeles County, everyone 2 years of age and older must* wear a mask in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, public and private businesses and at outdoor Mega Events, regardless of their vaccination status. They must also continue to wear a mask on all public transit and transit hubs, at all health care settings, correctional facilities, shelters and cooling centers, and schools and day care facilities.

Note that in the workplace, workers must follow the most protective mask requirements as stated by Cal/OSHA and the County Health Officer Order. Certain employees may be exempt from wearing a mask in specific situations provided alternative safety measures are in place. See the Health Officer Order and Best Practices for Businesses webpage for details of workplace requirements.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO ESSENTIAL SERVICES

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO ANNOUNCES CITY HALL OPEN WITH MODIFIED HOURS

SAN FERNANDO CITY HALL: Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, San Fernando City Hall will reopen to the public Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. City Hall will remain closed on Fridays (except by appointment only) until Los Angeles County enters the Yellow Tier. City staff will continue to be available to answer calls and repond to emails on Fridays, from 8 am to 5 pm.

All visitors to City Hall must adhere to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health guidelines for physical distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our community and will be asked to follow the guidelines listed below and be prepared to answer questions regarding the nature of their visit and health status.

  • Customers must wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth at all times.
  • Children under the age of 2 (including infants) should not wear cloth face coverings.
  • Children ages 2 to 8 should use face coverings but under adult supervision to ensure that the children can breathe.
  • Children must stay next to their parents.
  • Maintain Six (6) feet of distance away from the next person in line and follow all floor markings while in City Hall. The markings on the floor are spaced six (6) feet apart, stay within these markings while in line.
  • Please complete any forms needed to complete your transaction before entering City Hall.
  • Let City staff know the nature of your visit, e.g. paying your water bill, a financial transaction at the Credit Union, submitting building plans, applying for an encroachment permit, etc. City staff will direct you to the proper line to conduct your business.
  • Please have exact change, check or a debit card ready to pay any fees.
  • Each person will be asked the following questions before entering:
    • Do you currently have a fever?
    • Are you experiencing trouble breathing?
    • Do you have a dry cough?
    • Are you or anyone in your household under quarantine restrictions?
    • Are you or anyone in your household under isolation restrictions?

We strongly encourage the public to continue to conduct business with City Hall via telephone and email.

Planning & Zoning Permits; Building Permits & Inspections;
Graffiti Removal; Yard Sale Permits
(818) 898-1227 CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org 
Water & Sewer Utilities; Water Bills
(use night Dropbox if paying by check)
(818) 898-1212 Finance@sfcity.org 
Tree & Street Services (818) 898-1293 PWDispatch@sfcity.org 
Right-of-Way Permits, Projects, & Inspections (818) 898-1222 PublicWorks@sfcity.org 
Police (non-emergency) (818) 898-1267 Police@sfcity.org
Adult, Senior & Youth Programs (818) 898-1290 Recreation@sfcity.org 
City Manager (818) 898-1202 CityManager@sfcity.org
City Clerk (818) 898-1204 CityClerk@sfcity.org
General Information (818) 898-1200 Info@sfcity.org  

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: In addition to the limited City Hall hours, members of the public may participate in City Council meetings via teleconference, in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20. Pursuant to the Executive Order and given the current health concerns, members of the public can access meetings live on-line, with audio and video, via YouTube Live. Members of the public may submit comments by email to CityClerk@sfcity.org. To ensure distribution to the City Council prior to consideration of the agenda, please submit your comments no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Those comments will be distributed to the City Council, will be limited to three minutes, and made part of the official public record of the meeting

City Council meetings are regularly scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. For more information regarding City Council meetings, call or email the City Manager’s Office at (818) 898-1202 or CityManager@sfcity.org.

SAN FERNANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT: The San Fernando Police Department’s counter hours will remain the same (Records Bureau, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Detective Bureau, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm); and limited Court Commitment services have resumed by appointment only. For more information regarding public safety services (non-emergency), call the Police Department at (818) 898-1267 or Police@sfcity.org.

RECREATION FACILITIES: Both recreational facilities (Las Palmas Park, located at 505 S. Huntington St., San Fernando; and Recreation Park, located at 208 Park Ave., San Fernando) remain closed to the public; however, limited outdoor fitness classes have resumed. Visit the Recreation and Community Services webpage to access the activities and workouts at your convenience! Check back often as additional resources are added.  For more information on recreation programming, please contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at (818) 898-1290 or Recreation@sfcity.org.

The City has also taken steps to protect the health of employees and the public by placing disinfectant wipes at all public counters and conference areas, mandating social distancing during in-person meetings, and providing large informational posters throughout City facilities that provide information on COVID-19 related to how the virus is spread, primary symptoms, and how to protect yourself.

Please visit this webpage and the City’s social media for additional information and future updates.

DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY, CLOSING BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, GYMS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES, AND LIMITING DINE-IN RESTAURANTS

On March 16, 2020, the San Fernando City Council declared a local emergency as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.  In addition to discussing actions the City has taken to date, the City Council also discussed taking further action, including, but not limited to, ordering bars, nightclubs, gyms and other entertainment venues to close for a period of time and limiting dine-in eating at local restaurants.

THE CITY OF SAN FERNANDO FALLS UNDER THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES EVICTION MORATORIUM

On June 28, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 832 into law, which extends the protections available for residential and mobilehome space renters facing eviction due to COVID-19 financial hardship through September 30, 2021. This also extends the rental assistance available through the State of California for impacted tenants and landlords. DCBA is actively reviewing this legislation to determine the impacts to the Los Angeles Temporary Eviction Moratorium and will update our materials accordingly. For more information on AB 832, please visit: housing.ca.gov.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO EXTENDS EVICTION PROTECTION FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL TENANTS

Effective June 1, 2020, the moratorium is in place for the City of San Fernando under the County Eviction Moratorium for the duration of the order issued by the County of Los Angeles.

Download Ordinance No. 1696 (Eviction Protection for Residential and Commercial Tenants): ENGLISH

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO ADOPTS EVICTION PROTECTION FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL TENANTS

At a Special Meeting on April 8, 2020, the San Fernando City Council approved an Urgency Ordinance (“Eviction Protection Ordinance”) that provides protection to small businesses and residents from eviction due to inability to pay rent.  The Eviction Protection Ordinance, effective immediately, prohibits a landlord from starting the eviction process for non-payment of rent until May 31, 2020. 

The City’s Eviction Protection Ordinance requires that commercial and residential tenants notify their property owner within 7 days of their rent being due and demonstrate a financial impact due to COVID-19.  The Eviction Protection Ordinance only applies to commercial tenants with 25 or fewer employees. Tenants have up to 180 days after the expiration of the deferment period, currently May 31, 2020, to repay all outstanding rent.

To qualify, tenants must provide documentation of COVID-19 related impacts.  Tenants that qualify and choose to defer rent payment are still encouraged to pay as much rent as they can to avoid getting too far behind. The following table summarizes the qualifying COVID-19 related impacts under the Eviction Protection Ordinance.

Table: Qualifying COVID-19 Related Impacts

Residential Tenants Commercial Tenants
1. Tenant was unable to work, or was caring for a household or family member, due to illness from a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19; Tenant was unable to operate due to a COVID-19 related state or local health order; or
2. Tenant experienced a lay-off, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from COVID-19, the state of emergency, or other government response; or Tenant experienced a loss of income resulting from COVID-19, the state of emergency, or other government response; or
3. Tenant needed to miss work to care for a child whose school or daycare was closed in response to COVID-19. Tenant’s operations were impacted due to employee(s) being sick or caring for a household or family member who was sick with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, or needing to miss work to care for a child whose school or daycare was closed in response to COVID-19.

Download Ordinance No. 1693 (Eviction Protection for Residential and Commercial Tenants): ENGLISH

GREATER LOS ANGELES COUNTY VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT (GLACVCD) IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Protecting the health of GLACVCD employees and the community we serve is a top priority. The GLACVCD is committed to helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and is modifying its services and staff schedule in accordance with the CDC and local public health recommendations. At this time, both District offices in Santa Fe Springs and Sylmar are temporarily closed to the public and all residential requests for service are suspended.

Although GLACVCD facilities are closed, they remain committed to protecting public health and will continue to operate mission-critical programs to ensure the threat of mosquito-borne viruses is controlled. Depending on weather conditions, staff will continue to conduct surveillance as well as inspect and treat accessible large and chronic mosquito breeding sources such as gutters, flood control channels, and parks. GLACVCD will also continue to operate outreach and educational programs remotely.

Residents experiencing issues with mosquitoes should visit the GLACVCD website or DIY resource page to learn how they can prevent mosquito breeding on their property.

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METROLINK INSTALLS STATE-OF-THE-ART ANTIMICROBIAL AIR FILTERS ON ALL TRAIN CARS

In March 2021, Metrolink began implementing a new multi-faceted health and safety program to keep riders and Metrolink employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts include a face-mask requirement at station platforms and aboard trains, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing measures, and partnerships with leading health and safety institutions for guidance on health matters.

METROLINK RESTORES SERVICE OF TWO VENTURA COUNTY LINE TRAINS BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

As traffic on the freeways serving the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County returns to pre-COVID levels, Metrolink is reinstating two morning trains to serve people who live and/or work in this area. Starting Tuesday, September 8, Ventura County Line trains 101 and 110 will return to Metrolink’s schedule to serve stations connecting Los Angeles to Glendale, Burbank, Northridge, Van Nuys, Chatsworth, Simi Valley and Moorpark.

Westbound train 101 will depart Union Station at 6:51 a.m. and arrive in Moorpark at 8:06 a.m., while the eastbound 110 will depart Moorpark at 8:28 a.m., arriving to Union Station at 9:41 a.m. The eastbound service provides the first morning connection from Los Angeles to Ventura County since the pandemic forced temporary service reductions in March.

 “As we restore service, customer needs are a key factor influencing our planning,” said Metrolink Board Chair Brian Humphrey. “A rider brought to our attention there was no service to Ventura County in the morning. I commend our team for being customer-focused and making sure we fulfilled this critical need by offering these additional trains that will serve my home county, as well as the essential businesses of the San Fernando Valley.”

A recent Metrolink customer survey indicated 71 percent of current riders are essential workers employed by the region’s healthcare, transportation and other critical industries. Also, nearly one-third responded they do not have a vehicle and rely on Metrolink service to get to essential jobs. Restoring service along these lines provides a necessary link for the region’s workforce just as studies reveal that traffic is increasing to pre-COVID levels on U.S. Highway 101 and California State Route 118. 

“Our service and schedules are all centered around the needs and safety of our customers,” said Stephanie Wiggins, Metrolink CEO. “We are heartened to see our ridership beginning to rebound and will continue to restore service in a measured and strategic fashion based on need, our ability to socially distance and available funding.”

Safety is foundational at Metrolink, so face masks are required aboard Metrolink trains and on station platforms. Metrolink has implemented enhanced deep cleaning protocols including the use of an electrostatic sprayer that mists each train car with hospital grade disinfectants every day, and an expanded Clean Care Crew that cleans, wipes down and disinfects trains throughout the day.

Plus, people can be assured that there’s plenty of space for social distancing by using the online tool How Full is My Train? where riders can check any train’s recent ridership levels. To see all the ways Metrolink is working to keep team members and riders safe, please visit metrolinktrains.com/cleancommute

For more information on service and schedules please visit metrolinktrains.com/schedules.

Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times. For updates, you may visit the Metrolink website. Another easy way to get to that page on a mobile device is by texting “ML19” to “333777”.  

 
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METROLINK TEMPORARY SERVICE REDUCTION (EFFECTIVE 3/26/20)

Safety is foundational at Metrolink and they have taken numerous steps to guard the safety of passengers, employees, contractors and customers as they continue to adjust to the world around us in response to COVID-19. Metrolink immediately increased cleaning and disinfecting practices onboard trains – including cleaning and wiping down surfaces such as doors, restrooms and passenger areas.

Metrolink understands the unique role they play in providing lifeline transportation services during times of need and have been taking care of the people who take care of people – including their own essential employees and will continue to do so. As communities began issuing Stay at Home orders, ridership has decreased significantly. As of Friday, March 20, Metrolink ridership demand was down 81% compared to the same day a year ago, with 7,139 riders using our system compared to 37,004 on March 20, 2019. In response to this, Metrolink has made the determination that it is time to temporarily reduce service beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020. Rider notification began on March 24, 2020.

This decision was not taken lightly, as Metrolink is proud to provide vital transportation services to essential employees throughout Southern California. Their planned temporary 30% service reduction preserves the peak-hour service where they see the greatest proportion of remaining ridership, while avoiding the possibility of creating crowding situations on trains. Metrolink looked carefully at ridership on every line to ensure they allowed for enough service so riders can spread out and maintain the social distancing guidelines everyone is observing. For instance, the average load factor for the trains that will be annulled is 2.33%.

Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times. For updates, you may visit the Metrolink website. Another easy way to get to that page on a mobile device is by texting “ML19” to “333777”.  

 
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO EXTENDS PARKING CITATION REDUCTION PROGRAM, LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING METER FEES, AND FEE WAIVERS FOR SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FEES FOR FOOD GIVEAWAY EVENTS

On March 1, 2021, the San Fernando City Council approved an extension of the following:

  • Fee Waivers for Late Fees for Water and Sewer Utility Payment.
  • Modified Residential Street Sweeping Parking Restrictions.
  • Parking Citation Financial Hardship Program.
  • Temporary Suspension of Local Transportation and Parking Meter Fees.
  • Fee Waivers for Special Event Permit fees for Food Giveaway Events. 

Download COVID-19 Financial Hardship Form (Street Sweeping Parking Citatations): ENGLISH 

PARKING CITATION REDUCTION PROGRAM

The San Fernando City Council approved an extension of the program to reduce residential street sweeping parking citations issued between March 16, 2020 and June 30, 2021, from $55 to $25.  To qualify for the program, the vehicle owner must demonstrate a COVID-19 related financial hardship, including, but not limited to:

  • The registered/legal owner of the vehicle was sick with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or caring for a household or family member who was sick with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19;
  • The registered/legal owner of the vehicle experienced a lay-off, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from COVID-19, the state of emergency, or other government response; or
  • The registered/legal owner of the vehicle needed to miss work to care for a child whose school or daycare was closed in response to COVID-19. 

Only one reduction request per vehicle will be considered.  To submit fine reduction request, the vehicle owner must complete a COVID-19 Financial Hardship Request form and supporting documentation within 60 days of the ticket issuance date.  This form may also be requested by emailing Police@sfcity.org.

MODIFIED RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPING PARKING RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT

Please be aware that the modified residential street sweeping parking restrictions will remain in effect. To reiterate, although the City is relaxing the 2-hour restriction, residents must move their vehicle until the street sweeper has passed.  After the sweeper has passed along the curb and cleaned the street, residents may move their vehicle and park on the restricted portion of the street. All other parking restrictions, including street sweeping parking restrictions in the commercial corridors, will remain in effect.

The City of San Fernando is working to balance accommodating the needs of residents that are being asked to stay home, with our responsibility of maintaining clean and sanitary public spaces.  Clean and sanitary public spaces, including streets and parks, are especially critical to help curb the spread of COVID19. 

Many solid waste haulers (including Republic Services) are rolling back services to protect their workers and comply with the social distancing directive.  This makes street sweeping even more critical as removing trash, dirt, debris, and standing water from the curb is a crucial component to the City’s sanitation system.  If the City is unable to sweep the streets due to parked vehicles; trash and other potentially contaminated surfaces will congregate and create an unsanitary environment.

A lot of thought when into San Fernando’s decision to prioritize public hygiene by maintaining street sweeping to remove trash, clear storm drains to avoid flooding, and reduce standing water for vector control.  The City’s residential street sweeping policy is not an effort to hurt residents, it is an effort to protect residents by removing unsanitary waste from street curbs.  In times of crisis, it is easy to do what is popular; it is hard to do what is right.  The City’s policy may not be popular, but we feel it is right and in the best interest of protecting public health.

For more information, contact the San Fernando Police Department at (818) 898-1254 or Police@sfcity.org.

Download COVID-19 Financial Hardship Form (Street Sweeping Parking Citatations): ENGLISH 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO APPROVES PARKING CITATION REDUCTION PROGRAM

On April 6, 2020, the San Fernando City Council approved a program to reduce residential street sweeping parking citations issued between Monday, March 16, 2020 and Monday, April 20, 2020 from $55 to $25.  To qualify for the program, the vehicle owner must demonstrate a COVID-19 related financial hardship, including, but not limited to:

  • The registered/legal owner of the vehicle was sick with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or caring for a household or family member who was sick with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19;
  • The registered/legal owner of the vehicle experienced a lay-off, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from COVID-19, the state of emergency, or other government response; or
  • The registered/legal owner of the vehicle needed to miss work to care for a child whose school or daycare was closed in response to COVID-19. 

Only one reduction request per vehicle will be considered.  To submit fine reduction request, the vehicle owner must complete a COVID-19 Financial Hardship Request form and supporting documentation within 60 days of the ticket issuance date.  The Form is available on the City’s website (WWW.SFCITY.ORG) and can be requested by emailing Police@sfcity.org.

MODIFIED RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPING PARKING RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT

Please be aware that the modified residential street sweeping parking restrictions will remain in effect. To reiterate, although the City is relaxing the 2-hour restriction, residents must move their vehicle until the street sweeper has passed.  After the sweeper has passed along the curb and cleaned the street, residents may move their vehicle and park on the restricted portion of the street. All other parking restrictions, including street sweeping parking restrictions in the commercial corridors, will remain in effect.

The City of San Fernando is working to balance accommodating the needs of residents that are being asked to stay home, with our responsibility of maintaining clean and sanitary public spaces.  Clean and sanitary public spaces, including streets and parks, are especially critical to help curb the spread of COVID19. 

Many solid waste haulers (including Republic Services) are rolling back services to protect their workers and comply with the social distancing directive.  This makes street sweeping even more critical as removing trash, dirt, debris, and standing water from the curb is a crucial component to the City’s sanitation system.  If the City is unable to sweep the streets due to parked vehicles; trash and other potentially contaminated surfaces will congregate and create an unsanitary environment.

A lot of thought when into San Fernando’s decision to prioritize public hygiene by maintaining street sweeping to remove trash, clear storm drains to avoid flooding, and reduce standing water for vector control.  The City’s residential street sweeping policy is not an effort to hurt residents, it is an effort to protect residents by removing unsanitary waste from street curbs.  In times of crisis, it is easy to do what is popular; it is hard to do what is right.  The City’s policy may not be popular, but we feel it is right and in the best interest of protecting public health.

For more information, contact the San Fernando Police Department at (818) 898-1254 or Police@sfcity.org.

Download COVID-19 Financial Hardship Form (Street Sweeping Parking Citatations): ENGLISH

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING METER FEES TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY

Due to the evolving efforts to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus, including the “Stay at Home” order issued by the state of California and the “Safer at Home” order issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the City of San Fernando will take additional actions to support critical functions in the community.  Effective Monday, March 23, 2020:

  • Ridership on the Mission City Transit Line (Trolley) will be limited to fifty-percent (50%) of occupancy to support social distancing for passengers.
  • The Mission City Transit and Dial-a-Ride programs will be free of charge until further notice.
  • On-street parking meter fees are suspended until further notice. Time restrictions at on-street parking meters will remain in effect to encourage convenient drive-up and curbside pickup at commercial locations. 

The relaxed residential street sweeping restrictions that went into effect on March 19, 2020 remain in effect.  As a reminder, the 2-hour street sweeping parking restriction in the residential areas have been relaxed to allow street parking as soon as the street sweeper has gone through the area.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO ANNOUNCES SLIGHT CHANGES TO RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPING PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Street sweeping in residential and commercial areas is a critical component for maintaining public hygiene, removing trash, keeping the City’s storm drains clear of debris to avoid flooding, and reducing standing water.  During this state of emergency, where public hygiene and cleanliness is of paramount importance, the City must continue to maintain regularly scheduled street sweeping services to protect public health. 

However, the City recognizes that the closure of schools, businesses, and the statewide directive to practice social distancing has resulted in more vehicles in our residential neighborhoods than usual.  Therefore, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the City will relax the current 2-hour street sweeping parking restriction in the residential areas to allow street parking as soon as the street sweeper has gone through the area.  Vehicles parked in a restricted area that block the street sweeper’s ability to clean a particular area will continue to be subject to a fine.  

To reiterate, residents may move their vehicle and park on the restricted portion of the street after the sweeper has passed along the curb and cleaned the street. Please be sure the sweeper has cleaned the street before parking in the restricted parking zone.  All other parking restrictions, including street sweeping parking restrictions in the commercial corridors, will remain in effect.  

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Currently, the City of San Fernando has not relaxed any parking restrictions; however, the policy is being reviewed and more information will be available in the coming days. 

IF WE CAN’T REACH YOU, WE CAN’T ALERT YOU!

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO’S LOCAL EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM 

Alert San Fernando uses both text and voice messages to keep residents informed about emergencies and important issues like:

  • Road Closures
  • Severe Weather
  • Utility Failures
  • Power Outages
  • Traffic Alerts
  • Missing Persons
  • And Much More!    
     

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION | CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

 REPUBLIC SERVICES (RECYCLING AND WASTE SERVICE)

Republic Services is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation to make sure they’re doing the right thing for the health and safety of their employees, customers, and the communities they serve. Their number one priority is safety, and that is at the forefront of every decision they make.

Republic Services continues to provide an essential service to the City of San Fernando, and like the police and fire departments, it’s their duty to help protect and serve the public, especially in times like these.

Visit the Trash Information webpage for more information on Republic Services: WWW.SFCITY.ORG/Trash-Information

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO SUSPENDS IN-PERSON SENIOR, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Effective immediately, the City of San Fernando is suspending senior, recreation, and community programs as a precautionary measure to protect residents, especially the more vulnerable senior population, from further spread of COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus.

The following in-person programs are suspended until further notice:

  • Neighborhood and Business Watch meetings.
  • All adult and youth sports, including soccer, basketball, softball, and baseball.
  • Open gym.
  • National Junior Tennis Program Tennis.
  • Senior club dances (refunds available) and general membership meetings.
  • Facility rentals (refunds available).
  • All other fitness, exercise, art, cultural art, and youth programs.

Please call (818) 898-1290 check the availability or status of any City facility or program.

The City encourages residents to take the following steps to keep themselves and their family healthy:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (but handwashing is better).
  • When coughing/sneezing, cover your mouth with your sleeve or a tissue and throw the tissue away immediately.
  • Clean doorknobs and frequently touched surfaces.
  • Practice social distancing and wear face masks. Limit close contact and avoid other social norms, such as shaking hands, hugs and other close contact in the foreseeable future. 
  • Have provisions that will last a few days (water, food, essential hygiene supplies, etc.).
  • Get immunized against the flu. This will relieve what could be a highly impacted healthcare system.
  • Stay home when you’re sick. Don’t wait until you are VERY sick. 

CLEAN POWER ALLIANCES DEDICATES $1 MILLION IN COVID-19 RELATED CUSTOMER RELIEF

Impacted residential and small business customers who sign up for financial assistance and payment plans will get automatic bill credits.

Clean Power Alliance is here to help our customers during COVID-19. We understand choosing between rent, bills, and groceries or payroll is a situation no family or small business should have to face, especially during a crisis. We believe our customers deserve reliable and affordable electricity with manageable payments. That’s why Clean Power Alliance created a $1 million COVID-19 Relief Program that provides bill assistance to impacted residential and small business customers who sign up for financial assistance through Southern California Edison (SCE). Applicable to customers who enroll in CARE, FERA, or Medical Baseline, or who call SCE at (800) 655-4555 to get on a payment plan. Please visit cleanpoweralliance.org/covid19 to find out if you are eligible for $25 to $50 electricity bill credits, available on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are exhausted.

Customers not eligible for Clean Power Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief Program, please visit sce.com/safety/coronavirus for other resources. Together, we’re committed to supporting our communities most in need and doing our part during this difficult time.

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) UPDATE & ASSISTANCE 

  • SCE has suspended all service disconnections for nonpayment, and are waiving late fees for residential and business customers that have been financially impacted by the pandemic.
  • SCE will continue to perform emergency work and critical wildfire prevention work and continue to keep the lights on, and has temporarily postponed all noncritical outages. 

DISCOUNTED RATE INFORMATION

To get information on discounted rate programs, payment assistance and extensions as well as budget plans and budget assistance you can visit sce.com/customer-service or call 1-800-950-2356.  

MEDICAL BASELINE CUSTOMER 

If you are a medical baseline customer which means you depend on electrically powered medical equipment you may qualify for additional discounts. Please call 1-800-447-6620.

CALIFORNIA ALTERNATE RATES FOR ENERGY (CARE)

The CARE program provides a discount of about 30% on monthly electric bills for eligible customers. Households of two would be eligible if the household income is below $32,920 per year. For more information: www.sce.com/care.  

FAMILY ELECTRIC RATE ASSISTANCE (FERA)

FERA provides a reduced monthly discount of 18% for income-qualified households of three or more if the household income is below $51,950 per year. For more information: www.sce.com/fera. 

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION WITH SCE

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these resources and tools and to update contact information with SCE so that you may receive notices of planned outages and any emergency work that may impact your service. You can provide your updated contact information by calling 1-800-655-4555.

INCREASED UTILITY USAGE & BILL ASSISTANCE

With most Californians staying at home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residential energy use has increased by 15 to 20% (for electric) and 5 to 50% (for gas) and utility bills will go up. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is working to help consumers manage their energy bills and usage.

Customers who have lost their income should call their utility today to receive a 20 to 35% discount on their bills through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program and/or the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program: www.cpuc.ca.gov/General.aspx?id=976. The CPUC has a similar program for telecommunication customers, California LifeLine: www.cpuc.ca.gov/lifeline.

Additionally, CPUC has worked with utilities to provide the Climate Credit in April, which will help off-set higher bills.The Climate Credit is from a state program that requires electricity providers, natural gas providers, and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits.  The credit is the utilities’ customer’s share of the payments from the program.

CPUC is working on additional actions to help reduce the impacts of increased residential demand on energy bills during the summer months including the possibility of additional bill credits and changes to the overall rate structures.

Finally, there are also simple, no-cost energy behaviors that can help save Californians energy and money during this difficult time:

  • On cooler days, set thermostats to 68 or lower during the day/62 at night
  • Unplug unused devices and/or turn off power strips
  • Open blinds/curtains on sunny days to avoid using too many lights
  • Wait to use dishwasher when it’s full 

Turn down screen brightness and use eco-mode features on work from home and entertainment devices.

SAN FERNANDO WATER SUPPLY AND SERVICE

San Fernando water comes from wells that pump water from in the ground. It is treated and is delivered ready for drinking, washing, and bathing and will meet your needs during these challenging times. You have enough to worry about right now, don’t worry about San Fernando water; we will continue to deliver water that exceeds the health standards. We do not expect disruptions to our customers due to COVID-19.

Additionally, the City of San Fernando WILL NOT be disconnecting any customers’ water and WILL BE waiving all late fees due to limited access to City Hall. If your water bill is due, currently, there are three payment options: 

  • By Mail: City of San Fernando, 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
  • Night Dropbox: Located outside City Hall’s main entrance on the right-hand side. Place your payment in an envelope and put it in the drop box. NO CASH PLEASE. Payments received in the drop-box will be processed by 9:00 am the next business day.
  • AutoPay: Available to all City of San Fernando water customers. It is a direct debit program that works with your bank for a quick and simple way to pay your utility bill electronically. Click here to download an AutoPay Application

Please contact the Finance Department (Finance@sfcity.org or (818) 898-1212) to set up alternate payment plans. 

 

SAN FERNANDO RESIDENT RESOURCES

CA RENT RELIEF PROGRAM

Income eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need help with past due rent or utilities dating back to April 1, 2020 or who need help with future payments, can apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. The application process has been simplified significantly. It now takes less time to complete, requires fewer documents to be uploaded, and offers helpful tips throughout the application. 

Interested landlords and renters can check eligibility and apply at HousingIsKey.com or by calling (833) 430-2122. Applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship. All application information is kept private and will not be shared.

FORECLOSURE PREVENTION & MORTGAGE RELIEF PROGRAM

The Foreclosure Prevention & Mortgage Relief Program has been developed in partnership with the LA County Board of Supervisors, NHS Center for Economic Recovery and the Department of Consumer & Business Affairs. This program will provide foreclosure counseling and mortgage relief to L.A. County property owners. If the property owner has experienced financial distress between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 as a result of COVID-19 and the property is located in a community highly impacted by COVID-19, they should consider applying for mortgage relief. Approved applicants can receive up to $20,000 to help offset mortgage delinquencies. 
Program Eligibility Includes:
  • Residents of LA County
  • Residents of LA City are ineligible
  • Property must be owner occupied
  • Up to 80% Area Median Income for 1-unit property owners
  • Up to 150% Area Median Income for 2-4 units property owners
  • Counseling with HUD-approved counselor from partner agency required
Applications will be accepted beginning April 12, 2021.
For more information, visit: NHSLACounty.org/MortgageReliefProgram

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH COMPILED RESOURCES

Download a list of Los Angeles County resources and services available to support residents during the Coronavirus pandemic: ENGLISH

FREE ACCESS TO HEADSPACE PLUS

LA, we’re all going through the current crisis together. To help you weather this storm, Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time.

Sign up to access meditations, as well as sleep and movement exercises, designed to help you care for your mind — all free through 2020. You can also scroll through to explore a special collection curated for LA. Because when we take care of ourselves, everyone shines.

Headspace mindfulness and meditation exercises are meant to be a source of strength and comfort. If you or someone you know is having difficulty coping with the added stress, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health can provide additional support at any time.

HOPE: HEALING ONLINE FOR PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

The HOPE Series supports the resilience of our global community through social emotional arts during this unprecedented time. UCLArts Program enhances the innate social emotional benefits of the arts with supportive practices, such as non-judgmental language and reflection, for self-discovery, connection, and empowerment. 

CLICK HERE to visit the HOPE Series website.

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) supports the wellbeing of our County family, friends and colleagues. News and updates about COVID-19 may trigger anxiety, panic, frustration and depression—even when your risk of getting sick is low. During an infectious disease outbreak, please take the time to care for your own physical and mental health, and please reach out to others in kindness and compassion.

For additional information, please visit: dmh.lacounty.gov/COVID-19-information

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE TO WELLBEING APPS

The apps listed here, for your consideration, are a quick guide of resources available to promote wellbeing in simple daily activities. You may find these apps to be useful for exercise, nutrition, education, emotional health, relaxation and practicing mindfulness. We’ve made things simple so you don’t have to sort through 100s of available apps to improve your wellbeing. These are an initial set of apps based on input received from the community. 

For additional information, please visit: dmh.lacounty.gov  

Download Guide to Wellbeing Apps: ENGLISH  

CALIFORNIA NOTIFY LAUNCH

In this time of alarming rises in cases and hospitalizations, it is more important than ever that all Californians do their part to stop the surge. Starting Thursday, December 10, Californians can opt-in to CA Notify to receive COVID-19 notifications informing them if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus. 

CA notify will alert users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. With that information, they can make responsible decisions around quarantine and testing, which is essential for stopping the surge. 

The technology is available through the Google Play store on Android devices or through iOS settings on Apple devices. For more information about CA Notify, visit canotify.ca.gov

COUNTY, STATE & FEDERAL RESOURCES

Download a list of county, state, and federal resources and services available to support residents during the coronavirus pandemic: ENGLISH

LOS ANGELES COUNTY UPDATE ON 211

211 LA County is a team of devoted community resource experts committed to providing LA County residents with accurate, timely, and trusted information on the COVID-19 health crisis. Before making that 211 call, we want to help you save time with this quick guide on the Do’s and Don’ts of 211 LA County:

211 can help with…

  • Information on COVID-19: symptoms, spread, disinfecting
  • Questions about the “Safer At Home” Health Order
  • Guidance for Employers, Businesses, Workers, Medical Professionals, and
    Service Provider
  • Referrals to sign up for health insurance or find a clinic if you don’t already have a
    medical provider
  • Referrals to food pantries, food distribution sites/programs, or CalFresh food benefits if you are struggling financially to purchase food
  • Shelter referrals, motel vouchers for homeless families only, and eviction
    moratorium inform
  • Information on County services
  • Referrals to health, human, and social services and supports – please note service
    hours and delivery is changing
  • Reporting an act of hate or bullying motivated by country of origin, race, religion,
    gender, sexual orientation

211 cannot help with…

  • Requesting a COVID-19 test or testing kit
  • Requesting an exemption from the Safer at Home Health Order
  • Requesting or ordering masks, sanitation supplies or medical supplies, or accepting donations of these supplies
  • Screening/testing for COVID-19 symptoms or admission to a clinic, hospital, or
    quarantine center (contact your doctor, medical or clinic provider)
  • Locations to purchase groceries or meals (grocery stores are restocking, and many
    restaurants are open for pick up or delivery)
  • Booking hotel rooms at the Fairplex or any other hotel/quarantine housing
    locations
  • Direct connection to County officials or Department of Public Health
  • Lists of services and providers 
  • Filing a police report, or reporting a dispute or crime not motivated by discrimination of a protected class 

Of course, you can also visit 211la.org to learn more about how 211 LA County can help.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) WANTS YOU TO KNOW

If you test positive for COVID-19, your children will NOT be removed from your home. 

LA County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is committed to working closely with county partners and allies in the child welfare community to ensure the safety of children during this pandemic and beyond. Moreover, the department and its community partners want to dispel misconceptions and make certain that Los Angeles County residents have the most current information. 

To address this and other concerns, DCFS has been actively engaged in a robust public information campaign. Most recently, the department issued a public service announcement that calls on residents to make an investment into the welfare of families in our communities by reporting neglect or abuse. For more information on this endeavor, please keep reading…

In some communities, for example, residents mistakenly believe that if parents or guardians are COVID-positive DCFS will remove children from their care, which is incorrect. COVID status does not put your kids in peril. DCFS is only focused on reports of abuse and neglect. 

CHILD PROTECTION: OUR CALL FOR HELP

The County of Los Angeles is asking county residents to be observant friends, neighbors or relatives – to ensure children in LA County remain in safe and healthy environments during the COVID-19 health crisis. With increasing pressures deriving from school closures, limited childcare options, rising unemployment rates and fewer social connections, LA County’s most vulnerable families are feeling unprecedented stress.

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recently announced the Child Protection Hotline has seen a 50% decline in the number of calls received. Prior to COVID-19, it received approximately 1,000 reports on an average day.

Without calls from observant teachers, childcare or medical providers, LA County social workers are unable to initiate contact and investigate suspected neglect or abuse. That is why we urge county residents to be attentive and watchful. 

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call LA County’s Child Protection Hotline at 1-800-540-4000. 

To learn more about DCFS efforts to keep children and families safe during COVID-19, visit them online or follow them via Facebook or Twitter.

You can also view a video in Spanish, here

RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH CHILD ABUSE CONCERNS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

The consequencs of the COVID-19 pandemic has created the conditions that allow for child abuse to go undetected. Educators are the primary source of reports (20 percent) to child protective services nationwide. However, teachers, guidance counselors, and day care providers who usually serve as lifelines for vulnerable children are no longer in a daily position to witness and report suspected abuse. There are ways everyone can do their part to protect children:

  • People who are concerned about a particular family can help by doing small things to ease the stress that comes with this time. Whether in the form of food, toilet paper, coloring books or just an empathetic ear, these acts of support while keeping social distancing can make a difference and ease parents’ stress. 
  • Make use of technology for virtual check-ins. Look for signs of distress and be a supportive presence.
  • Form parent groups to conduct remote learning for children under 5, because those younger children are at highest risk for abuse.
  • How to report child abuse in LA County: The LA County Office of Child Protection is a policy-making body and does not handle any direct cases. All inquiries or reporting of specific cases should be made to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). To report child abuse in LA County, CA, please contact the Child Protection Hotline at 1-800-540-4000 or visit the DCFS website
  • If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department; otherwise, call DFCS Child Protective Services to report child abuse and/or neglect. 

For parents and caregivers: Find the Community-Based Organization offering preventive and support services in your Service Planning Area to call them directly, or call your Regional Office to get connected. You can also call (213) 336-2854 to speak to DCFS Preventive and Support Services staff.

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES CALL ON THE COMMUNITY TO BE THE VOICE FOR CHILDREN AMID CORONAVIRUS SCHOOL CLOSURES

On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe. 

During this unprecedented time, families may experience higher levels of stress and uncertainty and the department is asking that community members be observant of children who may be experiencing neglect or abuse.

DCFS Director Bobby D. Cagle said that with children out of the line of sight of mandated reporters, such as teachers and medical personnel, the concern for child safety has significantly increased.

“Social workers rely heavily on mandated reporters to initiate contact with our department in order for us to protect children,” Director Cagle said. “With this safeguard now gone, I am calling on Los Angeles County residents to be the voice for children who may be experiencing physical abuse, severe food insecurity or other forms of neglect.”   

April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an observance that strives to bring awareness of tools and resources available to families in need of support. The most common type of maltreatment is neglect. Federal statistics reveal that in 2019 an estimated 678,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect nationwide and, the year before, 4.3 million reports were made involving some 7.8 million children.

For those who work with families at risk of becoming involved with the child welfare system, the goal is to help foster healthy relationships by imparting coping strategies to navigate difficult circumstances that can lead to neglect or abuse.

This objective, dovetails with DCFS’ prevention and aftercare services.  During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, DCFS invested nearly $20 million in services including provision of basic goods, parenting education, financial literacy and peer support groups.  These services are available regardless of age, immigration or insurance status, for as long as needed.

Recognizing that family dynamics may be challenging even on the best of days, Director Cagle stressed the need for child abuse prevention awareness and community involvement now more than ever.

“This situation is sure to test the limits of even the most patient individuals,” he said. “But I want to emphasize that there are services available in the community to help.  If you or someone you know is in need of extra support during this time of heightened uncertainty, please contact DCFS to find out what services are available in your area.”

To learn more about child abuse prevention month and how you can help, please visit: childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/about/.

The DCFS Child Protection Hotline may be reached at 800-540-4000 or covid19info@dcfs.lacounty.gov

COVID-19 MAPPING & DIGITAL DASHBOARDS

LA County’s newest GIS tools and dashboards – compiled by LA County’s Department’s of Public Health, Health Services, Parks and Recreation, the Office of Education, and the Office of Emergency Management – map the response to COVID-19 in LA County.

They include:

  • Information on COVID-19 testing, cases & deaths
  • Maps and graphs showing testing
  • Cases and death data by community, poverty level, age, sex and race/ethnicity
  • Drive-Up mobile testing sites
  • Los Angeles County school closures and school district closures
  • Food Resources Hub
  • City/County Elder Nutrition Program sites
  • Local emergency proclamations for Los Angeles County
  • Sites providing meals to students during temporary school closures, and
  • Parks, Beaches, and Trails Closures and Ongoing Programs 

Visit LA County’s website at covid19.lacounty.gov to learn more.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONCERNS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Los Angeles County recognizes that staying home is not always a safe option for victims experiencing domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, from 2019 to 2020, domestic violence calls for services have risen in LA County from 863 to 933, an 8.11 percent increase. For people experiencing domestic violence amid the Safer at Home Order, there are services and resources available 24/7 for those who need it. You are not alone. 

L.A. County’s Domestic Violence Services remain available. Shelters are open and accepting people. If you are a victim of domestic violence and need help, resources include: 

  • Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-978-3600, or
  • You can also dial 2-1-1 any time to get connected with services and support in your area or visit 211la.org/domestic-violence.
  • Domestic violence legal services.
  • Dial 9-1-1. Law enforcement is still responding to domestic violence calls, and Emergency Protective Orders are still being issued. 

The Violence Against Women Act allows certain non-citizens who are in abusive situations to petition without the assistance of the abusive spouse or parent, for lawful permanent residency. These persons may include:

  • The spouse of a US citizen or legal permanent resident when the abuser is the US citizen, legal resident spouse or a member of his/her family living in the home.
  • The child of a US citizen or legal permanent resident when the abuser is the parent/parent’s spouse or a family member of the parent or parent’s spouse living in the home.
  • The child of the battered spouse.
  • The parent of the battered child. 

More information is available at the Department of Public Social Services website.  

Many victims of domestic violence do not leave abusive situations because domestic violence shelters do not accept pets, and they and their pets are forced to endure abuse. For pet owners, LA County Animal Care and Control (DACC) can assist people who are experiencing safe housing issues. To find safe animal centers near you, DACC has provided a map of their locations. 

  • The COLA-HI program provides temporary sheltering for pets belonging to people experiencing homelessness.
  • The Ani-Safe program provides temporary housing to pets belonging to victims of domestic violence.
  • DACC will provide confidential and safe housing for these animals so victims can get the services they need and move into safe living arrangements. 
  • The pets are later reunited with their owners when they have found permanent safe housing.
  • DACC has greatly expanded its fostering program so people can quickly and safely choose a pet to take into their home for a period of time, providing that animal with a calm and nurturing home environment. 
  • Contact DACC for more information. 

MORATORIUM ON RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS 

Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20, placing a moratorium on residential evictions for Tenants that meet certain conditions, which are listed below:

  • A Tenant shall have first notified the Landlord in writing before rent is due, or within a reasonable period of time afterwards, not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days, that the Tenant needs to delay all or some payment of rent attributable to an inability to pay the full amount due to reasons related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Tenant was sick with COVID-19, unable to work, and was unable to use paid leave while sick.
  • Tenant experienced a lay-off, work furlough, reduction in work hours or income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Tenant needed to miss work to care for a minor child whose school was closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic or care for a household or family member was sick with COVID-19 AND the tenant was unable to use paid leave. 

If you meet any of the criteria above and would like to delay all or part of your rent payment, please send a notice to your Landlord immediately.  Be sure to include your reason for requesting a delay in payment.  Please note that you will need to provide some form of documentation as evidence that you meet one of the criteria.

This Moratorium is statewide and currently applies to San Fernando residents.  In addition, on April 6, 2020, the San Fernando City Council will be considering a local Ordinance.

Download California Executive Order N-28-20: ENGLISH

LOS ANGELES COUNTY EMPHASIZES PROTECTIONS FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 

Rent is due for many Los Angeles County residents who have lost their source of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County wants the public to know that there are protections in place for renters who are at-risk of being evicted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Kathryn Barger has signed an executive order banning landlords from evicting residential renters affected by the coronavirus. The ban is in place through May 31, 2020. The order states: 

“During this local emergency, and in the interest of protecting the public health and preventing transmission of COVID-19, it is essential to avoid unnecessary housing displacement, protect the County’s affordable housing stock, and prevent housed individuals from falling into homelessness.”

The order protects people who have suffered “financial impacts” due to the coronavirus. This means a substantial loss of household income due to business closure, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, layoffs, extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses or child care needs arising from school closures.

The protection extends to those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who are caring for someone diagnosed with the virus. The order also protects individuals who have suffered financial impacts due to compliance with the County’s recommendation to stay at home, self-quarantine or due to avoiding congregating with others during the state of emergency.

Under the order, tenants must notify their landlord in writing within a week after their rent is due —  unless there are extenuating circumstances — that they are unable to pay their rent because of the pandemic.

The following are other important facts and protections in place:

  • The executive order ensures that all people in the County will continue to have access to running water during this public health crisis. This enables compliance with public health guidelines to wash hands often and have access to clean drinking water.
  • The order ensures that all customers in the County who receive power services from Southern California California Edison and Southern California Gas Company continue to have access to electricity so they may receive crucial COVID-19 information, keep critical medical equipment functioning and utilize power as needed.
  • Public utilities have announced that they will suspend service disconnections for nonpayment and waive late fees, effective immediately, for residential and business customers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The moratorium applies to only unincorporated L.A. County. 
  • Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Culver City, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, South Pasadena, and West Hollywood have issued similar orders. 

If you have questions about landlord-tenant issues, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs online at rent.lacounty.gov, call (833) 223-RENT (7368) or email rent@dcba.lacounty.gov.

Download County of Los Angeles Executive Order: ENGLISH

FIRE SAFETY

LA County has recently seen an increase in home fires during the COVID-19 health crisis. As a result, LA County residents are reminded that planning ahead of an emergency can truly save your life.

If there was a fire in your home, would you know the best way to escape? Help make sure you and your loved ones are truly Safer at Home by learning how to safely escape a home fire.

To help you get started, LA County’s Fire Department offers a free F.I.R.E Safety Guide with all the tips & checklists you’ll need for creating a fire escape plan that’s right for you.

You can also download the F.I.R.E. Safety Coloring Book if you’re looking for a great children’s activity. Make the youngest members of your family a key part of your plan. 

Visit the LA County Fire Department’s website for more information on how to stay safe. Planning ahead can save lives!

FRAUDULENT CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES NOTICE

Beware of this fraudulent California Department of Social Services (CDSS) letter. If you receive something similar, please know it is not coming from an official CDSS account.

Download Fraudulent CDSS Letter: ENGLISH

FRAUDS

All LA County residents, especially seniors, should be on the lookout for frauds and schemes that include coronavirus treatments and vaccines, as well as attempts to obtain your Medicare number or other personal information.

  • For additional information on healthcare fraud, please visit cahealthadvocates.org or call 1-855-613-7080. 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ALERTS PUBLIC ABOUT INCREASING COVID-19 SCAMS, FRAUDULENT WEBSITES, EMAILS AND DONATION REQUESTS

Los Angeles County, including the City of San Fernando, residents are reminded of several fraud schemes designed to prey on the vulnerable in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Reports of malicious websites, email schemes, and suspicious links have come to the attention of law enforcement and public officials.

“Malicious actors can prey upon those that are distracted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and use it to their advantage,” stated Los Angeles County Chief Information Officer William Kehoe. “The public needs to be mindful and careful, and avoid websites, phishing emails, and scams that engage people through false information about the health crisis, and steal personal user information and data. By clicking on fraudulent weblinks, hackers can deliver malware and then gain access to passwords, browsing information, credit card numbers, and other personal information. We all need to stay vigilant.”

Currently, there are several Coronavirus tracking and mapping sites that are actually malware websites. Instead of clicking on these links, cybersecurity experts advise that website users should instead hover over the link to verify the uniform resource locator (URL) before moving forward. Online hackers may also send users emails from fraudulent accounts impersonating official websites and doctors, or offering medical supplies and services.

A trusted COVID-19 mapping resource is the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Global Map, which can be found at coronavirus.jhu.edu. Additionally, there are several websites the County of Los Angeles recommends for accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19. The following is a list of sites:

As residents in Los Angeles County, including the City of San Fernando, practice “Safer at Home” directives, they are spending more time at home and online. Scammers are also taking advantage of this change in circumstances by reaching out door-to-door asking for donations and fundraising contributions through cash, Bitcoin, or Paypal. The County of Los Angeles reminds residents that they are not required to open their door, and encourages everyone to not feel intimidated by a false sense of urgency to answer door-to-door solicitations.

The following is a list of safety tips the public can follow:

  • Avoid online advertising offers related to COVID-19
  • Decline door-to-door solicitations claiming COVID-19 fundraising
  • Do not click on emails and attachments that you do not recognize
  • Visit trusted websites for COVID-19 related information 

Everyone should remain vigilant and take these steps to avoid being victimized by malicious scammers trying to profit from the COVID-19 crisis. If you believe you have been scammed, contact your bank immediately and report the information to local law enforcement.  

GET HELP APPLYING FOR FREE OR LOW-COST HEALTH COVERAGE

All agencies listed serve clients in the Los Angeles County; the City of San Fernando is located in SPA 2. Bilingual staff assist families with enrollment in public and private health programs. Please contact the agencies listed below for more information.

  • Northeast Valley Health Corp (866) 696-3842
  • Valley Community Healthcare (818) 763-8836 Ext 1053
  • Child & Family Guidance Center (818) 739-5000 

Download full list of agencies: CLICK HERE

READY TO SAY “I DO”? LA COUNTY HAS JUST THE THING FOR YOU

If you’re ready to walk down the aisle – wait no more! LA County’s Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk announced residents can now purchase a marriage license & have their civil ceremony on the same video conference call!

  • Make sure you’re eligible. One or both of you must meet the criteria:
    • One individual must be a resident of LA County
    • Both individuals must be in the same place in the State of California
    • Both individuals must have valid government identification
    • Must have a device with video/audio capabilities (desktop, laptop, tablet or phone)
    • Must have an internet connection 
  • Book your appointment. If you meet the above criteria, call 800-201-8999 (and select option 1) to book your appointment. We will accommodate all couples on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Visit the Registrar-Recorder’s website. For more information on the process, including cost, visit the Registrar-Recorder/County-Clerk’s Marriage License & Civil Ceremony webpage

SUPPORT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND MOTHERS DURING COVID-19

Pregnant women and single mothers may be experiencing particular food insecurity and hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Los Angeles County, there are several programs and services that help families who have been affected by recent events: 

  • Home Visiting Programs are still enrolling new clients and serving families in LA County. Home Visitors provide support and services during pregnancy; coaches parents on how to support children during difficult times; offers techniques for lowering stress; and connects parents to educational training, job opportunities, and other resources. For the health and safety of our clients, all home visiting programs have temporarily moved all in-person visits to telehealth visits to continue providing support to all our families. For more information, call (213) 639-6434.
  • MAMA’s Program is providing services to pregnant women and those who have recently delivered during the COVID-9 crisis by offering telehealth telephonic and video visits for medical and behavioral health services, social care navigation, and nursing support. The telehealth platform lessens the face-to-face contact for these women without decreasing the number of visits they require or desire. Pregnant women in the safety net who need prenatal and immediate postpartum services can call 844-37-MAMAS for appointments and enhanced perinatal services.  
  • Doula services provide emotional support, physical comfort, education, and advocacy to African American pregnant women and persons during pregnancy, childbirth, and the newborn period. Call (213) 639-6448 for more information and eligibility requirements.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides healthy foods and other resources to pregnant women and families with a child under 5 years of age. For more information and eligibility requirements, text APPLY to 91997, visit phfewic.org or call (888) 942-2229.
  • Cash aid and food purchasing services are available through CalWORKS. This program provides monthly financial assistance to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care and other necessary expenses. For more information and eligibility requirements, call (866) 613-3777. 
  • Early childhood education and childcare services are available for essential workers. Call (888) 92CHILD (922-4453) or visit lacoe.edu/childcare for more information and resources.
  • Emotional support services are available for pregnant and parenting families feeling anxious, panicked, or stressed. Mental health professionals are available at (800) 854-7771.
  • California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services are available and include nutritious foods and more resources that are available to all eligible families affected by COVID-19. WIC welcomes military families, migrant families, fathers, foster parents and legal guardians with eligible children. If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are:
    • Pregnant 
    • Breastfeeding (up to the infant’s first birthday)
    • Non-breastfeeding women (until the infant is six months old)
    • Women up to six months after a pregnancy loss
    • For infants and children, up to the child’s fifth birthday. 
    • To find out if you’re eligible, California residents can start by texting APPLY to 91997, call (888) 942-2229 or visit phfewic.org 

If you want to learn more about the risks of COVID-19 to pregnant women, visit COVID-19: Advice to Pregnant Women. If you are pregnant and you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or you think you may have contracted the virus, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing to schedule an appointment. 

Lastly, pregnant women should take the same preventative measures as the general public to avoid infection. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking these actions:  

  • Stay home. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Have food delivered to your home so you can avoid checkout lines at grocery stores.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or using the restroom. 

Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).

STOP PRICE GOUGING MOBILE APP

LA County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is taking steps to protect County residents from price gouging and potentially fraudulent COVID-19 remedies by creating a “Stop Price Gouging” mobile application to help consumers easily report suspected cases of illegal price increases in LA County.

During the COVID-19 health emergency, fear and anxiety have led certain individuals to try and profiteer at the expense of those in need. To date, DCBA’s investigations team has tracked and documented over 500 price gouging complaints during the COVID-19 crisis.

While the mobile app will be launched in the coming days, DCBA already offers a dedicated webpage and phone line to help report price gouging or COVID-19 scams. To report by:

Once our “Stop Price Gouging” mobile up is available, it will help County residents file on-the-spot, accurate complaints that can be supported with: 1) photos of receipts, ads, and products, or 2) other possible evidence of wrongdoing.

The new app is expected to increase rapid reporting of price gouging complaints, which is critical to ensuring that investigations are conducted close in time to the suspected price gouging activity.

SUPPORT LOCAL SAN FERNANDO BUSINESSES

The City of San Fernando is very supportive of small business and is promoting a #SupportLocalSanFernando program through the City’s website and social media outlets.  

POSTERS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING FLOOR GRAPHICS

The City printed posters for social distancing floor graphics to assist our local small businesses in informing and reassuring their customers about the steps they’re taking to keep them (and their employees) safe during the COVID-19 health crisis.

  • Current Health Order Poster to let you know what they’re doing to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Food To Go Poster to let you know what food options they’re offering.
  • Social Distancing Floor Graphic to remind you to #StayHealthySanFernando and stay at least 6 ft apart. 

New Health Order Poster
Food To Go Poster
Social Distancing Floor Graphic
FACE COVERINGS: HOW TO WEAR THEM

Have you wondered whether or not you’ve mastered the art of wearing a face covering correctly?

Today, we highlight the very things your face covering should do when you’re wearing it correctly. Before we *cover* these, please note: you always want to wash your hands before handling your face covering.

Ok, here we go! You know you’re wearing your face covering like a pro, if your mask:

  • Fits snugly but comfortably against the side of your face.
  • Is secured with ties or ear loops.
  • Includes multiple layers of fabric.
  • Allows for breathing without restriction.
  • Is able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.
  • Covers mouth and nose with no gaps between your face and the mask. 

Also, while wearing your face covering be careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing your face covering. And you should wash your hands immediately after removing it.  

 

TIPS FOR AVOIDING FOGGY GLASSES WHEN WEARING YOUR FACE COVERING

  • Wash your glasses with soapy water. Research has shown that washing glasses with soapy water, and letting them air dry before putting on your mask, reduces fogging.
  • Use tissue paper. Placing tissue paper between your glasses and the bridge of your nose may help absorb the moisture that causes foggy glasses. 

If you still have questions on face coverings, read LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) Guidance on Face Coverings or visit their website.

FACE COVERINGS: WHEN AND WHERE TO WEAR THEM

WHEN

LA County’s Health Officer Order does not require wearing face coverings while in the backyard or while on a solitary run or walk. County residents are required, however, to wear face coverings when in contact with other people who are not household members (whether you’re in a public or private space). So, if you’re on a solitary run or walk – and you see someone approaching – put on your face covering! 

WHERE

LA County’s Order is effective for all 10 million people who live in LA County. There is one circumstance, however, under which this may not be the case: when your local jurisdiction has a face covering order of their own.

A few of you have asked, “My city issued its own face covering order. Which order am I supposed to follow? The county’s or my city’s?” Where local jurisdictions have implemented face covering orders of their own, the stricter order will apply.

We urge you to contact your local jurisdiction by phone or online, to see if they’ve issued a face covering order of their own. If not, you’ll certainly want to abide by LA County’s Health Officer Order, in order to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

For more information on how to stay safe during the COVID-19 emergency health crisis, visit covid19.lacounty.gov

(4/7/20)

FACE COVERINGS & THINGS TO TRY WHILE PHYSICAL DISTANCING

ICYMI: FACE COVERING GUIDANCE

Whenever you are leaving your home to procure or provide essential services, either in public or in private settings, LA County is asking residents to please wear a clean cloth face covering at all times.

Face coverings are not a substitute for our most powerful tools to slow the spread of COVID-19: staying home and practicing physical distancing – staying six feet away from all people – at all times. However, face coverings can:

  • help prevent you from infecting others; and
  • help save medical masks for healthcare workers or other essential workers that take care of people who are sick – or may be in contact with people who may be sick 

If you are already using cloth face coverings while out and about, thank you for taking this step to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you aren’t, help us save lives by doing so.

For tips on how to make your own cloth face covering, click here. Or watch a video by Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, for DIY instructions.

Read more about LA County’s Cloth Face Covering Guidance here.

THINGS TO TRY WHILE PHYSICAL DISTANCING

While LA County residents focus on physical distancing in the fight against COVID-19, we’d like to take a moment offer a few ideas on how to beat the blues, entertain kids, learn something new, or remain social – for free!

The following suggestions are brought to you by the LA County Library, the Department of Arts & Culture, and creative and resilient artists and organizations who are finding ways of creating and engaging with you (from the comfort of your own home):

For the Young:

For the Young-at-Heart:

For All Ages:

For more information on what LA County Library offers, visit lacountylibrary.org or reach Library staff via:

  • Phone: Click here to locate your local library (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 6:00 p.m)
  • Text: (626) 394-4019 (Monday-Friday, Noon-6:00 p.m.)
  • Email or Chat (Monday-Friday, Noon-6:00 p.m.) 

People with no symptoms can spread novel coronavirus, too. The best way to stop the spread is to #stayhome. Homebodies help save lives! #COVID19 #SaferAtHome

(3/31/20)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY URGES PUBLIC TO CONTINUE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING WARM WEATHER

With warm weather forecasted for Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles reminds residents that the Safer At Home directives are still in effect, and cautions against “behavioral fatigue” that may set in, especially when it is tempting to go outside. 

All L.A. County residents should continue to remain inside their homes unless it is absolutely necessary to leave in order to perform an essential function. Each time you leave your home, you are putting yourself and anyone near you at risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Remaining indoors as the weather gets warmer in Los Angeles County can feel like a challenge. The following are some ways to keep busy and productive at home:

  • Find a furry friend: Foster a dog, cat or rabbit through Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control and save an orphaned animal.
  • Connect virtually with loved ones: There is no better time to call, text, or video chat loved ones to check in.
  • Use free online County resources for young children: If you are the parent or caregiver of a young child, decrease boredom and prevent the loss of preschool skills by clicking here to find resources and activities. The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is also providing useful links and resources. Click here for more information.
  • Work on professional development: Teachers and other education professionals may take LACOE’s free online professional development courses
  • Do art activities at home: Visit Create at Home for free and fun resources to  engage your family members with the arts at home. 
  • Get organized: Organize your personal spaces like closets, home office/desk areas, cupboards, drawers, and vehicles.
  • Keep a routine: Take time to create and maintain a routine. Schedule time to eat, sleep, perform self-care rituals, pursue at-home hobbies, etc.  
  • Stay tuned in with yourself: Take time to monitor your mental and physical health every day. 

And last but not least, make a “crisis deal” with your family members. Take time to talk about what truly matters to each of you during the COVID-19 crisis, and clarify essential wants and needs. Set clear priorities for your family. When this kind of communication takes place, set kinds of principles are communicated, the practical day-to-day decisions that come later are easier. 

For more information and resources from the County of Los Angeles, please visit the County’s COVID-19 website.

JOIN RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES & WORKOUTS ONLINE

The Recreation and Community Services Department is excited to provide a variety of online and virtual activities to keep you busy. Visit the Recreation and Community Services webpage to access the activities and workouts at your convenience! Check back often as additional resources are added.

Recreation & Community Services webpage: Click Here

COMBATING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: WiFi LOCATOR

The ability to access the Internet has become a critical necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Internet access is not only key to our schools’ online learning programs, but many Federal, State and local resources are provided online, too.

In LA County nearly 110,000 children under 18 don’t have access to a computer at home. Approximately 210,000 children who do have a computer at home, lack an Internet connection. To combat this digital divide, LA County launched a digital tool today to help residents access free WiFi spots throughout the County.

How it works

The new Internet Locator website (findwifi.lacounty.gov) is part of a larger mission to expand digital connectivity, literacy, and access across LA County. When users enter a street address into the Internet Locator, the map returns the following information:

  • The appropriate school district and district website, with any available information about Internet access for students.
  • The street address, phone number, and website for any County Library within three miles that provides free public WiFi.
    • An LA County Library Card is required to login to the public library WiFi. If you do not have a card, call your local library or obtain a temporary card by clicking here.
  • The street address and website for any County park within three miles that provides free outdoor public WiFi.
  • Name, website, and phone number for both residential and commercial broadband Internet providers serving the address.
  • Name, website, and phone number for consumer mobile (cellular) broadband Internet providers serving the address.

Residents of LA County with no Internet access can dial 2-1-1 for assistance.

SENIOR CITIZEN RESOURCES

LOS ANGELES COUNTY WDACS CRITICAL DELIVERY SERVICE  

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the California Safer at Home Initiative, older adults have an increased need for timely delivery services. WDACS has launched a temporary delivery program called Critical delivery Services (CDS) to deliver food and other vital items to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19.

Delivery services are reserved for those who are:

  • Aged 60 years and older
  • Individuals with a permanent or temporary disability

Call (888) 863-7411 To Request Delivery Services

ELDER ABUSE

If you are concerned that someone you care about may be the victim of elder or dependent adult abuse, don’t be silent.

  • Report it to Adult Protective Services: 1-877-477-3646 

FRAUDULENT CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES NOTICE

Beware of this fraudulent California Department of Social Services (CDSS) letter. If you receive something similar, please know it is not coming from an official CDSS account.

Download Fraudulent CDSS Letter: ENGLISH

FRAUDS

All LA County residents, especially seniors, should be on the lookout for frauds and schemes that include coronavirus treatments and vaccines, as well as attempts to obtain your Medicare number or other personal information.

  • For additional information on healthcare fraud, please visit cahealthadvocates.org or call 1-855-613-7080. 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ALERTS PUBLIC ABOUT INCREASING COVID-19 SCAMS, FRAUDULENT WEBSITES, EMAILS AND DONATION REQUESTS

Los Angeles County, including the City of San Fernando, residents are reminded of several fraud schemes designed to prey on the vulnerable in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Reports of malicious websites, email schemes, and suspicious links have come to the attention of law enforcement and public officials.

“Malicious actors can prey upon those that are distracted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and use it to their advantage,” stated Los Angeles County Chief Information Officer William Kehoe. “The public needs to be mindful and careful, and avoid websites, phishing emails, and scams that engage people through false information about the health crisis, and steal personal user information and data. By clicking on fraudulent weblinks, hackers can deliver malware and then gain access to passwords, browsing information, credit card numbers, and other personal information. We all need to stay vigilant.”

Currently, there are several Coronavirus tracking and mapping sites that are actually malware websites. Instead of clicking on these links, cybersecurity experts advise that website users should instead hover over the link to verify the uniform resource locator (URL) before moving forward. Online hackers may also send users emails from fraudulent accounts impersonating official websites and doctors, or offering medical supplies and services.

A trusted COVID-19 mapping resource is the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Global Map, which can be found at coronavirus.jhu.edu. Additionally, there are several websites the County of Los Angeles recommends for accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19. The following is a list of sites:

As residents in Los Angeles County, including the City of San Fernando, practice “Safer at Home” directives, they are spending more time at home and online. Scammers are also taking advantage of this change in circumstances by reaching out door-to-door asking for donations and fundraising contributions through cash, Bitcoin, or Paypal. The County of Los Angeles reminds residents that they are not required to open their door, and encourages everyone to not feel intimidated by a false sense of urgency to answer door-to-door solicitations.

The following is a list of safety tips the public can follow:

  • Avoid online advertising offers related to COVID-19
  • Decline door-to-door solicitations claiming COVID-19 fundraising
  • Do not click on emails and attachments that you do not recognize
  • Visit trusted websites for COVID-19 related information 

Everyone should remain vigilant and take these steps to avoid being victimized by malicious scammers trying to profit from the COVID-19 crisis. If you believe you have been scammed, contact your bank immediately and report the information to local law enforcement.   

 
FRIENDSHIP LINE CALIFORNIA

California is home to 1.8 million Californians over the age 60 who live alone. For many, living alone can evoke feelings of isolation and loneliness and, over the past year amidst the pandemic, more and more Californians experienced some form loneliness while spending more time isolated at home. CDA and the Institute on Aging are here to help by providing connections through Friendship Line California. Friendship Line California is a free crisis intervention hotline and a warm-line for non-emergency emotional support calls. 

Since April 2020, Friendship Line California has provided a friendly ear during more than 73,000 calls. CDA and the Institute on Aging are proud to serve older Californians and will continue this  vital service through at least fall 2021.

Friendship Line California provides the following services:

  • Assessing risk of loneliness & social isolation
  • Providing emotional support
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Well-being checks
  • Suicide risk assessment and crisis intervention
  • Information and referrals 

If you or someone you know would benefit from a friendly conversation, Friendship Line California is here to listen:

(888) 670-1360 | www.ioaging.org/friendship-line-california

Even if you live alone, you’ll never have to feel alone.

GOLDEN TALK

GoldenTALK is a chat and crisis line for Older Adults who are 60 years of age and older. The chat line assists seniors facing social isolation through warm conversations and also provides referals and works closely with multiple agencies within Los Angeles County in the event of a crisis. 

Visit their website or call for more information: www.idsgtfoundation.org | (888) 604-6533

Download GoldenTALK Flyer: ENGLISH  

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION & SUPPORT FROM YOUR HOME

Join Alzheimer’s Los Angeles via web or telephone to learn about the warning signs of dementia. Discussion includes the difference between demential and Alzheimer’s disease, what causes memory loss, and the process of a diagnosis.

Email or call for more information: help@alzla.org | (844) 435-7259

Download Alzheimer’s Los Angeles Flyer: ENGLISH

MENTAL HEALTH

Older adults may experience stress more acutely during this time. Know the signs:

  • Fear and worry about personal health and the health of loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs   

If you are an older adult feeling overwhelmed, there is support available 24/7. Call the Department of Mental Health at 1-800-854-7771 or visit their website for Coronavirus/COVID19 Mental Health Resources 

FREE ACCESS TO HEADSPACE PLUS

LA, we’re all going through the current crisis together. To help you weather this storm, Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time.

Sign up to access meditations, as well as sleep and movement exercises, designed to help you care for your mind — all free through 2020. You can also scroll through to explore a special collection curated for LA. Because when we take care of ourselves, everyone shines.

Headspace mindfulness and meditation exercises are meant to be a source of strength and comfort. If you or someone you know is having difficulty coping with the added stress, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health can provide additional support at any time.

HOPE: HEALING ONLINE FOR PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

The HOPE Series supports the resilience of our global community through social emotional arts during this unprecedented time. UCLArts Program enhances the innate social emotional benefits of the arts with supportive practices, such as non-judgmental language and reflection, for self-discovery, connection, and empowerment. 

CLICK HERE to visit the HOPE Series website.

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE TO WELLBEING APPS

The apps listed here, for your consideration, are a quick guide of resources available to promote wellbeing in simple daily activities. You may find these apps to be useful for exercise, nutrition, education, emotional health, relaxation and practicing mindfulness. We’ve made things simple so you don’t have to sort through 100s of available apps to improve your wellbeing. These are an initial set of apps based on input received from the community. 

For additional information, please visit: dmh.lacounty.gov  

Download Guide to Wellbeing Apps: ENGLISH  

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) OVER THE PHONE

The LA Food Bank is now accepting new applications for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Program Guidelines:

  • Must reside within Los Angeles County
  • Be 60 years of age or older (must provide date of birth)
  • Household income at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (see table below)
  • Applications are temporary for a 90-day period or until the COVID-19 crisis ends
  • Home-delivery is only guaranteed for May 2020 
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Annual Gross Income
1 $1,383 $16,588
2 $1,868 $22,412
3 $2,353 $28,236

Contact Information: CSFP@lafoodbank.org | (323) 234-3030 ext 170

Download CSFP Flyer: ENGLISH  

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SENIOR MEALS PROGRAM

The County of Los Angeles continues to offer its older adult population with critically-needed services. It is important to know:

  • Meal sites operated by the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles are in the midst of transitioning all meal operations to home delivered meals.
  • For details on the status of your location, visit: http://bit.ly/mealsites 
  • Older adults may also contact their local meal provider to make arrangements. Call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance. 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO SENIOR MEALS PROGRAM

Effective March 31, 2020, the City of San Fernando’s Senior Meals Program contractor, YWCA San Gabriel Valley will no longer be distributing meals from Las Palmas Park. All program participants were informed that, to protect their well-being, all meals will be delivered directly to their home. Seniors that are interested in receiving meals may contact YWCA San Gabriel Valley at (626) 214-9456.

Download YWCA San Gabriel Valley Memo: ENGLISH/SPANISH  

Download Senior Meals Application:  ENGLISH    

 
5/28/20

JOIN RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES 

The Recreation and Community Services Department is excited to provide a variety of online and virtual activities to keep you busy. Visit the Recreation and Community Services webpage to access the activities at your convenience! Check back often as additional resources are added.

Recreation & Community Services webpage: Click Here

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF AGING

To promote the California Department of Aging’s (CDA) goal of every Californian having the opportunity to enjoy wellness, longevity and quality of life in strong healthy communities, CDA actively collaborates with many other State departments (and other entities) on transportation, housing and accessibility, emergency preparedness and response, wellness and nutrition, falls and injury prevention, improving services to persons with dementia, reducing fraud and abuse and many other issues.

Visit the California Department of Aging website for more information: CLICK HERE

LA County Senior Resources GuideENGLISH

SAN FERNANDO BUSINESS RESOURCES

LA COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR JOBSEEKERS AND BUSINESSES

The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC).

AJCCs offer jobseekers employment services, internships, apprenticeships, supportive services, and more, focusing on youth and adults with barriers to employment. AJCCs provide businesses with access to subsidized wages, upskilling, tax credits, and more, with a focus on growing industry sectors and occupations. 

This newly designed AJCC website includes:

  • Mobile-Friendly Interface – The user-friendly mobile interface allows visitors to efficiently find information regarding available services.
  • Digital AJCC Locator Map – The digital AJCC locator map allows visitors to easily locate their nearest AJCC office and contact details.
  • Service Request Form – The service request form allows job seekers and businesses to submit online requests for assistance from their local AJCCs.

Available at ajcc.lacounty.gov, this new and improved website replaces workforce.lacounty.gov.

BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE WAIVED

The City charges a $22 per application fee to process new and renewal business license applications.  This processing fee will be waived for 2021 when filed online.

https://sanfernando.hdlgov.com/ 

MALL & PARKING MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT FEES WAIVED

Businesses located in the Downtown Area pay a Parking Maintenance and Mall Maintenance assessment that is used to fund maintain the pedestrian mall and downtown parking lots. The City will continue to provide Parking and Mall Maintenance services and temporarily waive this assessment amount, which can be relatively significant based on the businesses’ square footage and use. The fee will be waived through December 31, 2021, when filed online.

https://sanfernando.hdlgov.com/ 

INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLANS FOR ALL PAST DUE PAYMENTS

The City is offering an interest free payment plan (not to exceed 10 months) to allow businesses to pay their Business License over a 10 month period, with full payment due by December 31, 2021. 

Contact the Finance Department for more information: (818) 898-1212 | Finance@sfcity.org 

NON-CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEE WAIVER PROGRAM

Many activities in the City require an application and approval of a permit from the City, especially when the activities impact the cities right-of-way. Permit fees proposed that will be waived through this program would include the following:

  • Non-construction Encroachment permits (primarily for property maintenance activity);
  • Outdoor Service Permits, including Outdoor Dining Permits;
  • Facility rental fees for services provided pursuant to an Outdoor Service Permit;
  • Non-construction Planning fees, such as sign and banner permits, mural permits, etc. 

Contact the Public Works Department for more information: (818) 898-1222 | PublicWorks@sfcity.org

TEMPORARY NO-FEE COVID-19 OUTDOOR SERVICES PROGRAM

Effective on June 30, 2021, all COVID-19 Outdoor Service Encroachment Permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-07-23, and further extended by Executive Order 2021-02-04, have expired.  Any applicants that desire to provide, or continue providing, outdoor dining services pursuant to these revised COVID-19 Outdoor Service Encroachment Permit guidelines included herein must submit a new application to the Public Works Department by July 23, 2021. 

Applications will be submitted to the Public Works Department and review by the Public Works Department, Community Development Department, Police Department and Finance Department for compliance with the prior COVID-19 Outdoor Service Encroachment Permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-07-23, if applicable, and to ensure the applicant is current with all outstanding City permit and licensing requirements.  The City may deny applications for those businesses that are not in good standing.

All COVID-19 Outdoor Service Encroachment Permits issued pursuant to this Executive Order for outdoor services shall expire on December 31, 2021, unless earlier rescinded or extended by the City Manager/Director of Emergency Services or by the City Council.

All other COVID-19 Outdoor Services must move services indoor as soon as permitted by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health – Health Officer Order.  Any City issued property, including, but not limited to, K-rails or other City provided barricades shall be returned as soon as practical.

Download temporary COVID-19 Outdoor Service Encroachment Permit Application: ENGLISH  

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OUTDOOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS

For Southern California Edison (SCE), nothing is more important than keeping our workers and communities safe. As the economy continues to reopen and businesses operate outdoors to comply with COVID-19 pandemic state guidance, SCE wants to offer cities and businesses safety guidelines to assist with their efforts in making outdoor expansion decisions.

The below safety guidelines will help outdoor businesses operate safely without interfering with SCE’s ability to provide our customers with a safe and reliable supply of electricity, ensure access to our equipment and facilities, and promote safety for patrons and members of the public.

Should you have any questions about these or other safety guidelines, please call (800) 990-7788. You can also find a copy of the safety guidelines and other safety tools at www.sce.com/safety.

Thank you for your partnership in keeping the community safe. 

Download SCE Outdoor Business Operations Guidelines: ENGLISH  

TEMPORARY NO-FEE COVID-19 OUTDOOR SERVICES AT CITY-OWNED PARKS

Program extended through June 30, 2021.

The temporary no-fee COVID-19 Outdoor Services at City-Owned Parks regulations will allow businesses such as gyms, fitness centers, dance studios, and cycling studios to reserve an open space within a City-owned park to conduct instructional classes.  Businesses shall follow proper social distancing protocols outlined in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health outdoor services guidelines. COVID-19 Outdoor Services Permits to use City-owned park open space shall be valid only on the date and time reserved through the San Fernando Recreation and Community Services Department reservation system.  Reservations are first come/first served based on availability.  Outdoor Services reservations will be taken through June 30, 2021, unless earlier canceled or extended by the City Manager/Director of Emergency Services or by the City Council. 

Click Here to check facility availability

Please call or email the Recreation and Community Services Department for more information: (818) 898-1290 or Recreation@sfcity.org.

TEMPORARY NO-FEE COVID-19 BANNER PERMIT PROGRAM

Program extended through June 30, 2021.

The temporary no-fee COVID-19 Banner Permit Program authorizes the waiver of certain banner requirements to facilitate business operations affected by COVID-19. Permitted banners may be displayed in commercial and industrial zones until June 30, 2021 for promotional purposes in conjunction with permitted establishment. 

Download temporary COVID-19 Banner Permit Application: ENGLISH  

COMING SOON: BUSINESS LICENSE DELINQUENT FEE AMNESTY PROGRAM

Businesses that do not pay their Business License by February 28th of each year are levied a 10% per month delinquent fee, up to a maximum 100% delinquent penalty. In March 2020, the City Council approved waiving delinquent penalties for FY 2020.  However, there are a number of businesses that are delinquent for prior years and have incurred a significant amount of delinquent penalties.  The City may offer a Business License Delinquent Fee Amnesty Program, similar to the program offered in 2015, to waive all delinquent fees if the business becomes current on their business license prior to December 31, 2021.

Check back here for program launch date.

COMING SOON: CDBG BUSINESS GRANT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Grants for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Check back here for program launch date.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY TO LAUNCH LOAN PROGRAM TO HELP STABILIZE SMALL BUSINESSES

The Small Business Stabilization Loan Program is an affordable and flexible business loan program to support and help stabilize businesses in Los Angeles County. Loans range from $50,000 to $3 million, and can be used for working capital, equipment purchases, inventory, or refinancing of existing loans at higher interest rates.

We will begin accepting applications on January 28, 2021, and the application period will remain open indefinitely. In order to apply, eligible businesses will be required to attend the “Applying for An Affordable & Flexible LACDA Loan” webinar and complete a one-on-one counseling session. Learn more at bizstabilization.lacda.org.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 INCLUDING TEMPORARY TAX RELIEF AND $500 MILLION IN GRANTS

Billions in immediate, temporary tax relief will support businesses impacted by COVID-19, including an automatic three-month extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax and interest-free payment agreements to larger companies with up to $5 million in sales tax and expanded interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions.

In partnership with the Legislature, California will provide $500 million in new COVID-19 Relief Grant funding for small businesses.

Additional $12.5 million added to the California Rebuilding Fund launched last week

SACRAMENTO – As the federal government fails to provide additional financial stimulus support to main street businesses, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The temporary tax relief entails an automatic three-month income tax extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax, extends the availability of existing interest and penalty-free payment agreements to companies with up to $5 million in taxable sales and provides expanded interest free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions. The total tax relief, if fully utilized, is estimated to have billions in impact. These efforts are informed by recommendations made by the Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery.

“California’s small businesses embody the best of the California Dream and we can’t let this pandemic take that away,” said Governor Newsom. “We have to lead with health to reopen our economy safely and sustainably while doing all we can to keep our small businesses afloat. With this financial assistance and tax relief, California is stepping up where the federal government isn’t. By providing potentially billions in immediate relief and support, our small businesses can weather the next month as we continue partnering with the Legislature to secure additional funding and investments in small businesses in the new year.”

Small businesses are drivers of economic growth – creating two-thirds of new jobs and employing nearly half of all private sector employees. California is home to 4.1 million small businesses, representing 99.8 percent of all businesses in the state and employing 7.2  million workers in California, or 48.5 percent of the state’s total workforce.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a significant challenge to small businesses, employers and employees. An August Small Business Majority survey data found that 44% of small businesses are at risk of shutting down. Data released through the Census Current Population Survey found that minority-owned businesses are disproportionately impacted: the number of active businesses owned by African-Americans dropped by 41%, Latinx by 32%, Asians by 25%,  and immigrants by 36%.

“California’s small businesses continue to struggle as a result of COVID-19, and this latest round of action at the state level will help bridge the financial gaps that are vexing our state’s mom-and-pop business owners and nonprofits while we wait for congressional action, and as we prepare for additional legislative action at the start of the year,” said Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego). “From widening access to grants, low-interest loans, and tax deferrals, to modifying fees incurred by restaurants and bars, these are critical supports for the small businesses and services that keep our communities going. Now, we need our federal partners to do their part and pass a federal stimulus so these businesses and nonprofits can survive 2020 and the year to come.”

“While we wait for Congress and the White House to approve an economic relief package that responds to the current surge, California has a chance to help nonprofits, small businesses, and communities now,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood). “I thank the Governor and the Senate for their partnership.”

Today’s announcements build on the state’s ongoing business support throughout the pandemic, including the Main Street Hiring Tax Credit, which authorizes $100 million in hiring tax credit for qualified small businesses. The credit is equal to $1,000 per qualified employee, up to $100,000 for each small business employer. The application opened, December 1, 2020. A full list of existing state support for businesses can be found here.

Building on the state’s ongoing support throughout the pandemic, which can be foundhere, the Governor announced the following immediate support and relief:

Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

In April 2020, the Governor, through Executive Order, allowed taxpayers to apply for penalty and interest relief for 90 days for any taxpayer reporting less than $1 million in sales on their tax return. Through November 22nd, some 9,287 plans with almost $149 million in tax relief have taken advantage of this program.

The Governor will direct the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to do the following:

  • Provide an automatic three-month extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax on the return and extend the availability existing interest and penalty free payment agreements to companies (with up to $5 million in taxable sales)
  • Broaden opportunities for more businesses to enter into interest-free payment arrangements.
  • Expand interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions.

$500 Million for New COVID Relief Grant for Small Business

The Governor announced the creation of a $500 million COVID Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID and the health and safety restrictions. Funds would be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of Community Development Financial Institutions to distribute relief through grants of up to $25,000 to underserved micro and small businesses throughout the state by early 2021. Non-profits would also be eligible for these grants. CalOSBA is establishing the program and will make it available to small businesses as soon as possible – for updates on availability visit here.

Increase Funding for the California Rebuilding Fund by $12.5 million.

Last week, the Governor announced the opening of the California Rebuilding Fund which makes available $25 million to help impacted small businesses rebuild from the economic crisis and keep local economies strong. This program is built to be a resource in the market for the next year as businesses pivot and recover.

An increase of $12.5 million would allow the Fund to be fully capitalized. The additional funding will help the 3rd party administrator of the fund raise $125 million to make more low-interest loans to small businesses with less access to loans from traditional banking institutions.

COVID-19 SAFETY COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

LA County launched the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate Program (CSCCP) to further help educate and train business owners on the implementation of LA County’s COVID-19 safety protocols.

CSCCP is a no-cost online training course that educates business owners on the essentials of the County Health Officer’s Orders –  including what they need to do to ensure business practices are aligned (and in compliance) with infection control and physical distancing requirements.

After completing the training, businesses will receive a COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate that can be posted on storefronts. The window seal informs customers that your business has been trained in COVID-19 protocols, thereby offering businesses, employees, and consumers alike the added reassurance that essential training has been completed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

CSCCP training can be accessedonline through DPH’s COVID-19 website at publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/covid19cert.htm and will be available in 13 languages.

Read the announcement for more on the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certification Program. For the latest information on LA County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit covid19.lacounty.gov or follow us @CountyofLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

SMALL BUSINESS STABILIZATION LOAN PROGRAM

The Small Business Stabilization Loan Program is an affordable and flexible business loan program to support and help stabilize businesses in Los Angeles County. Loans range from $50,000 to $3 million, and can be used for working capital, equipment purchases, inventory, or refinancing of existing loans at higher interest rates.
Application acceptance begin on January 28, 2021, and the application period will remain open indefinitely. In order to apply, eligible businesses will be required to attend the “Applying for An Affordable & Flexible LACDA Loan” webinar and complete a one-on-one counseling session. Learn more at bizstabilization.lacda.org.

LA REGIONAL COVID RECOVERY FUND

In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 is having on the local economy, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

While there are a variety of Federal programs designed to address the crisis, they have critical limitations that still leave many Angelenos in need. Financial, technical, and cultural barriers have kept many of our neighborhood partners from accessing federal programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery fund seeks to address these issues by providing additional support to underserved communities throughout the county.

Visit the LA Regional COVID Recovery Fund website for more information: WWW.LACOVIDFUND.ORG

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS POSTERS, SOCIAL DISTANCING FLOOR GRAPHIC & RESTAURANT & BUSINESS DIRECTORY

If you’re a restaurant, food business, or essential business in the City of San Fernando, we’ve printed helpful posters and social distancing floor graphics to help you inform and reassure your customers about the steps you’re taking to keep them (and your employees) safe during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

POSTERS 

  • Current Health Order: Post on your window/front door to let the public know you’re doing your part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
  • Curbside Pick-up: Post on your window/front door to let the public know you’re open and offering curbside pick-up.
  • Food To Go: Post on your window/front door to let the public know what food options you’re offering. 

These posters may be picked-up just outside of the City Hall doors. 

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City of San Fernando Poster Curbside
Food To Go Poster
SOCIAL DISTANCING FLOOR GRAPHIC

We’ve designed and printed self-adhesive social distancing floor graphics to help your customers ensure they remain at least 6 ft apart. Call or email us to schedule pick up: (818) 898-1202 or Info@sfcity.org.  

Social Distancing Floor Graphic
RESTAURANT SURVEY

Complete our Restaurant Survey and we’ll add you to our Restaurant Directory! The directory is updated every couple of weeks and we are happy to help promote your business through our Facebook and Instagram Stories. 

Restaurant Survey: CLICK HERE    

ATTENTION SAN FERNANDO RESTAURANTS: COMPLETE RESTAURANT SURVEY
SURVEY FOR BUSINESSES OFFERING CURBSIDE PICK-UP

If you’re a florist, toy, book, clothing, music or sporting good store in the City of San Fernando, we’d like you to fill out our Business Survey so we may let our residents know that you’re offering curbside pick-up.  

Survey for businesses offering curbside pick-up: CLICK HERE

Business Survey Regarding Curbside Pickup
BUSINESS CLEANING PRACTICES

Los Angeles County offers businesses a useful guide on cleaning and disinfection practices for rooms or areas within your place of business. If your business is a non-healthcare facility – perhaps a retail establishment, office, school, daycare center, office, or community center that does not house people overnight – these guidelines are for you:

To clean: 1) dust hard surfaces, 2) damp wipe hard surfaces free of debris, 3) wet mop floors, and 4) vacuum carpet and mats.

To disinfect, use everyday janitorial cleaning supplies and disinfectants for regular surfaces such as floors, tables, desks, counters, sinks, toilets, and other
hard-surfaced furniture and equipment.

ENHANCED CLEANING

  • For enhanced cleaning, perform your routine cleaning actions AND:
    • Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of high
      touch non-porous objects/surfaces (e.g. desk, table, hard-backed chair, doorknob, light switch, handle, computer, keyboard, mouse, telephones) throughout your facility.
    • Clean with warm water and soap/detergent. Disinfect high-touch non-porous surfaces at least daily.
    • Clean visible stains/debris on porous surfaces (e.g. carpet, rugs,
      furniture, and drapes) with appropriate cleaners indicated for
      use on the material.
  • For enhanced disinfection, use routine cleaning disinfectants AND an EPA registered disinfectant approved for viral/bacterial pathogens for high-touch surfaces 

DEEP CLEANING

  • For deep cleaning of areas visited or occupied (at some point) by someone ill:
    • Close off the space/area used by the ill individual and wait up to 24 hours
      before entering if practical.
    • Open outside doors and windows in the ill individual’s area to increase air circulation if possible.
    • Perform routine and enhanced cleaning actions AND thoroughly clean and disinfect ALL non-porous surfaces especially the high-touch surfaces in the ill occupant’s space/office.
      • For porous surfaces in the ill individual’s space/office, remove visible contamination, clean with appropriate cleaners, and disinfect with a liquid/spray indicated for use on the material.
    • Once thorough cleaning and disinfection has been completed, the space can be reoccupied. 
  • For greatest disinfection, use an EPA-registered disinfectant approved for emerging pathogens. 

View the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) complete Cleaning & Disinfection Guide for businesses. Cleaning & disinfection guidance for healthcare facilitieshouseholds, or other locations are also available on LA County’s DPHwebsite.

LA COUNTY DISASTER HELP CENTER

The County of Los Angeles wants to help county residents and business owners better navigate local resources and has launched a new Disaster Help Center to support a wider range of business owners and workers adversely affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.

The Disaster Help Center’s new, centralized call center and website include resources for nonprofit organizations, tenants, and landlords. The Center has also expanded its hours of operation. You can now access its free, one-on-one counseling from:

  • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Saturdays) 

Whether you are a business owner who’s struggling to keep your doors open, a worker who’s uncertain about your next paycheck, or an unbanked LA County resident looking for a safe and affordable way to receive your Economic Impact payment, the LA County Disaster Help Center is available for immediate assistance. You can reach it by:

(4/7/20)

LA COUNTY BUSINESS AND WORKER DISASTER HELP CENTER

This help center provides relief for businesses and workers. It is staffed with dedicated, helpful support in multiple languages, including Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and Armenian. It guides businesses through the process to receive small business loans from the federal government, and provides connections to Layoff Aversion services, tax credits, and comprehensive support for workers.

(3/31/20)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY LAUNCHES BUSINESS & WORKER DISASTER HELP CENTER

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES

Coronavirus is impacting businesses throughout Los Angeles County. Learn how your business can obtain assistance during this health emergency. 

INFORMATION FOR WORKERS

The Los Angeles County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center is here to help workers affected by the coronavirus health emergency. Los Angeles County has gathered several useful resources to help Los Angeles County workers who may be experiencing adversities due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center: CLICK HERE

(3/18/20)

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES PRESS RELEASE: DISASTER ASSISTANCE LOANS NOW AVAILABLE TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY SMALL BUSINESSES ECONOMICALLY IMPACTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Director of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. “The devastating economic impact of COVID-19 is palpable. There is a great need for economic support during the coronavirus disaster, and SBA federal disaster loans are an excellent resource for small business owners.”

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela . Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020.

For more information about Coronavirus, visit: publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.
For more information about available SBA resources and services, visit: SBA.gov/coronavirus.  

EDD WORKSHARE PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYERS

ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (EBT) CERTIFICATION

  • Retail food stores (grocery stores) and Farmers Markets that are interested in being certified to accept EBT should be directed to the USDA website: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/apply-to-accept to apply.
  • Restaurants that are interested in being certified to accept EBT as part of the Restaurant Meals Program must send an inquiry to restaurantmealsprogram@dpss.lacounty.gov.  CF Program will initiate the process.
  • All other agencies that provide meals that are interested in being certified to accept EBT must call the USDA SNAP Retailer Service Center at 1-877-823-4369. 

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.  SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.

  • Download PPP Frequently Asked Questions: ENGLISH
  • Download How to Calculate Loan Amounts: ENGLISH
  • Download PPP Borrower Application Form: ENGLISH
  • Download PPP Borrower Application Form Cheat Sheet: ENGLISH
  • Download Lenders Accepting PPP Loans: ENGLISH  

Additional information may be found via the SBA website:  CLICK HERE

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CARES ACT

On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.

FUNDING OPTIONS

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Visit the SBA website for additional information: CLICK HERE

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Revised Health Officer Order – Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission in Skilled Nursing Facilities (4/21/21):
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Customer Call Center:
(888) 700-9995 (M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Email: Ehmail@ph.lacounty.gov
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SAN FERNANDO WORKER RESOURCES

LA COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR JOBSEEKERS AND BUSINESSES

The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC).

AJCCs offer jobseekers employment services, internships, apprenticeships, supportive services, and more, focusing on youth and adults with barriers to employment. AJCCs provide businesses with access to subsidized wages, upskilling, tax credits, and more, with a focus on growing industry sectors and occupations. 

This newly designed AJCC website includes:

  • Mobile-Friendly Interface – The user-friendly mobile interface allows visitors to efficiently find information regarding available services.
  • Digital AJCC Locator Map – The digital AJCC locator map allows visitors to easily locate their nearest AJCC office and contact details.
  • Service Request Form – The service request form allows job seekers and businesses to submit online requests for assistance from their local AJCCs.

Available at ajcc.lacounty.gov, this new and improved website replaces workforce.lacounty.gov.

NEED HELP FINDING CHILD CARE?

LA County resource & referral agencies are here to help! As a parent, looking for child care can be stressful and, as an essential worker in the current environment, it can seem overwhelming. If you would like additional assistance researching and locating child care that fits your family’s needs, call or visit: (888) 922-4453 | www.ccala.net/connect-to-child-care

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HEALTH CARE COVERAGE DUE TO COVID-19

Have you lost your health insurance due to COVID-19? If you’ve recently lost your coverage or will soon lose it, today’s update is for you. Covered California has issued a special-enrollment period for those impacted by income changes, reduced hours or lay off due to COVID-19. 

If the following circumstances apply to you, you may be eligible for health care coverage through Covered CA:

  • You’ve lost Medi-Cal coverage
  • You’ve lost your employer-sponsored coverage
  • Your COBRA coverage is exhausted 
  • You are no longer eligible for student health coverage 

To learn if you’re eligible, visit Covered CA. To apply, you may apply online or call a Covered CA Certified Insurance Agent or Navigator for free and confidential enrollment help.

Those without access to the Internet can call Covered CA’s Service Center at 1-800-300-1506 for assistance with determining eligibility and/or applying for health care coverage.

If you’re not eligible for Covered CA health coverage, you may be eligible for health insurance through LA County’s My Health LA (MHLA). MHLA is a no-cost health care program for individuals or families who do not have and cannot get health insurance. For assistance over the phone with MHLA, call 1-844-744-6452 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday through Friday).

LA COUNTY BUSINESS AND WORKER DISASTER HELP CENTER

This help center provides relief for businesses and workers. It is staffed with dedicated, helpful support in multiple languages, including Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and Armenian. It guides businesses through the process to receive small business loans from the federal government, and provides connections to Layoff Aversion services, tax credits, and comprehensive support for workers.

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FOOD BANKS & RESOURCES

FREE FOOD RESOURCES FOR LA COUNTY RESIDENTS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS AND WAYS TO HELP

An estimated 2 million people in Los Angeles County suffer from food-insecurity issues on an ongoing basis. That vulnerable community is sure to swell because of pandemic-related economic losses in the months to come, but Los Angeles County is committed to preventing hunger and ensuring access to food for all residents. The County is currently mobilizing a Countywide response to hunger by coordinating public agencies, nonprofits, and volunteers to provide meals to anyone in need during the weeks and months to come. The County is also launching new digital resources to help members of the public access food at no cost — including program sign-up information, maps, and frequently asked questions— all located on the County COVID-19 website

INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES IN NEED CAN: 

  • Get help with food expenses. CalFresh is a Nutrition Assistance Program that can help people in low-income households purchase food by increasing their food-buying power. Apply here and see eligibility requirements here.
  • Find free food near you. County agencies and partners that provide free groceries and meals are expanding their services during COVID-19. Click here to see options and find food distribution sites near you. Some programs also provide delivery.
  • Get food delivery assistance. The County has launched a Critical Delivery Services program to deliver food and other vital items to adults age 60+ and individuals with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19. Items must be prepaid and ready for pick-up. There is no cost to the client for delivery. For more information, click here or call 1-888-863-7411.
  • For assistance, or if you do not have access to the Internet, please dial 2-1-1. Multilingual operators are available to help members of the public find free food resources. 

SERVICE PROVIDERS/NONPROFITS IN NEED CAN:

  • Request volunteers. L.A. Works matches community organizations with volunteer labor and other resources. More information here.
  • Request food to redistribute. The L.A. Regional Food Bank is accepting new applications for partner agencies. Partner agencies receive free food and re-distribute it to community members. More information here.
  • Join a food recovery network. There are a number of organizations that use mobile apps with matching technology to recover unused food from restaurants and other businesses and re-distribute it to communities in need. If you are interested in donating food or receiving donated food to re-distribute, look for the following in your mobile app store:

HERE ARE OTHER WAYS LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN HELP: 

  • Giving food-related offers and donations. Does your business or organization seek to sell or donate food-related resources to support COVID-19 response efforts?  The County is helping to match available food resources with those in need. Fill out an online questionnaire to let us know what food resources you have to share. Our partner providers are in need of food resources, services, and equipment including:
    • Prepared meals ready-to-eat meals: no heating required
    • Prepared meals: just heat and service
    • Groceries: non-perishable, shelf stable food items and perishable food such as produce, meats, and dairy
    • Specialty foods: Vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and other specialty options
    • Food delivery: drivers and vehicles, including special vehicle types such as refrigerated trucks
  • Other types of donation and support. Looking for other ways to lend a hand during this crisis? Explore the County’s COVID-19 resource page to learn how you can help, from doing wellness checks on older neighbors to donating blood.
  • Starting a food pantry. Interested in offering free food to community members? If you are interested in receiving donated food to re-distribute, consider partnering with the L.A. Regional Food Bank, which is currently accepting new applications for partner pantries. More information here.
  • Joining a food recovery network. There are a number of organizations that use mobile apps with matching technology to recover unused food from restaurants and other businesses and re-distribute it to communities in need. If you work for a restaurant or other business that is interested in donating food, look for the following in your mobile app store:
  • Volunteer your time. L.A. Works matches community organizations with volunteer labor and other resources. More information here

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK

For people seeking food assistance, go to the LA Food Bank’s food pantry locator: CLICK HERE

LOS ANGELES FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENTS

For people seeking food assistance, visit the Los Angeles County Food Distribution Events page for a current listing: CLICK HERE

FREE FOOD BANKS AND SERVICES IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Current list of free food and other services to families in the SFV communities.  

AGENCY ADDRESS PHONE NO. SERVICES
MEND 10641 San Fernando Rd, Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 896-0246 Food Distribution: Tuesday & Friday; 9 am – 11 am
Closed Monday
North Valley Caring Services 15453 Rayen St, North Hills, CA 91343 (818) 891-0481 Food Distribution: Friday
Valley Food Bank 12701 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 510-4140 Food Distribution: Monday – Friday; 7 am – 3:30 pm
San Fernando High School 11133 O’Melveny Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340 (818) 898-7600 Food Distribution: Monday – Friday; 7 am – 1- am
Meals and Child Care: 6 am – 6 pm
Byrd Middle School 8501 Arleta Ave, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 394-4300 Food Distribution: Monday – Friday; 7 am – 10 am
Meals and Child Care: 6 am – 6 pm
Verdugo Hills High School 10625 Plainview Ave, Tujunga, CA 91042 (818) 95-5400 Food Distribution: Monday – Friday; 7 am – 10 am
Meals and Child Care: 6 am – 6 pm
Department of Mental Health Access Center (800) 854-7771 Mental Health Services
San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health (818) 901-4830 Mental Health Services
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 Mental Health Services
LA Family Housing (818) 255-2766 Homeless/Shelter and Services
211 LA County 211 Resource and Referral Hotline: 7 days; 24 hours
WIN – What I Need Application Download Self search community resources and services
Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch for Students Monday – Friday; 7 am – 10 am
Vaughn Next Learning Center 13330 Vaughn St, San Fernando, CA 91340 (818) 896-7461 Food Distribution: Monday 11 am – 4 pm; Friday 9 am – 12 pm
5 meals per student; open to the public
Providence Health Services 11200 Herrick Ave, Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 847-3828 Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm
Wild Horse Children’s Foundation 828 Harding Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340 (213) 272-0913 Food Distribution
St. Ferdinand Outreach Center 1040 Coronel St, San Fernando, CA 91340 (818) 365-3194 Food Distribution: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month; 9 am – 11 am
Valley Crossroads SDA Church 11350 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 896-4488 Food Distribution
Apostolic Worship Center 12541 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 896-3840 Food Distribution: daily; 10 am – 3 pm

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY RESCUE MISSION OPENS DRIVE-THRU FOOD PANTRY

Pick-ups, by appointment only, will be a the Northridge Fashion Center.

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission are beyond grateful to be able to continue offering  shelter and mobile shower programs during the “shelter-at-home” order. However, they quickly realized that the community needed something more during the COVID-19 pandemic, as thousands of families in the Valley have been hit by job losses and are no longer able to purchase essential groceries.

And so the Mission, along with Harbor Recuperative Care, is responding to this crisis by mobilizing the community of local businesses, churches, government officials, and non-profit partners to provide free, drive-thru grocery distribution to those in need.

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission believes that even in the midst of social distancing regulations that relationships can grow closer than ever to meet the need of the community.

Visit San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s website for more informaton: CLICK HERE

WIC – FREE FOOD FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS

WIC provides healthy food and support services to families who are pregnant or a caretaker of a child under age five and their income has been affected by recent events. Applying is easy and they will receive food benefits within a few days. For the safety of the public, WIC is serving families remotely by phone and online.

WIC cards can then be mailed. WIC is SAFE to use and does not affect immigration status for anyone who is currently in the U.S.  Apply online www.phfewic.org/apply, text APPLY to 91997, or call (888) 942-2229. 

Download WIC Free Food For Families Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis flyer: ENGLISH

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PANDEMIC EBT

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

CLICK HERE to visit the California Department of Social Services Pandemic EBT website.

FREE SHOWER SERVICES OFFERED BY THE Y

Temporary shower program hours will be Monday thru Friday from 9am-2pm.

Agency Address
Anderson Munger Family YMCA 4301 W Third St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Collins-Katz Family YMCA 1466 S. Westgate Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hollywood YMCA 1553 Schrader Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ketchum-Downtown YMCA 401 S. Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Mid-Valley Family YMCA 6901 Lennox Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91405
North Valley Family YMCA 11336 Corbin Ave, Northridge, CA 91326
Weingart YMCA Wellness & Acquatic Center 9900 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90044
Westchester Family YMCA 8015 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West Valley Family YMCA 18810 Vanowen St, Reseda, CA 91335

Download Y Free Shower Service Flyer: ENGLISH | SPANISH

PUBLIC CHARGE – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: IMMIGRANTS AND THE CORONAVIRUS

Can I get treatment for COVID-19 without hurting my immigration status. Do you have questions about using public benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak? 

Contact the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA): (800) 433-6251

Download NLSLA:  ENGLISH/SPANISH     

CALIFORNIA DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS (DRAI)

Effective May 18, 2020 at 9:00 am, eligible undocumented adults (18 years of age or older) living in Los Angeles County can start applying for the DRAI through the following nonprofit organizations at the phone numbers listed:

DRAI is a one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance program for undocumented immigrants impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide $500 in direct assistance to those who qualify, and a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household.

To qualify, individuals must be able to provide information that they:

  • are an undocumented adult (18 yrs. of age or older);
  • are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance such as the CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and
  • have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.   

Watch a recording of the: English Town Hall on Resources for Immigrant Families.   

 

Information from LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs  

 

LA County Rent Stabilization: Provides information on eviction moratoriums, rent freeze, and offers direct assistance in helping to mediate with landlords to come to an agreement about rent payments.
(833) 223-7368 | Rent@dcba.lacounty.gov | https://dcba.lacounty.gov/rentstabilization/

LA County Disaster Help Center:
https://lacountyhelpcenter.org/ | (833) 238-4450 | Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 10 am – 3:00 pm  

LA County Disaster Help Center for Business Owners:
https://lacountyhelpcenter.org/for-business-owners/ | (800) 593-8222 or (844) 432-4900

LA County Consumer & Business Affairs:
(800) 593-8222 | https://dcba.lacounty.gov/

LA County COVID – 19
https://covid19.lacounty.gov/

ASISTENCIA DE AYUDA PARA INMIGRANTES POR ALIVIO DE DESASTRES (DRAI, POR SUS SIGLAS EN INGLÉS)

Efectivo 18 de mayo de 2020 a las 9:00 a.m., los adultos indocumentados elegibles que viven en el condado de Los Ángeles pueden comenzar a solicitar la DRAI a través de las siguientes organizaciones sin fines de lucro en los siguientes números de teléfono:

DRAI es un programa único de asistencia de ayuda por desastre financiado por el estado para inmigrantes indocumentados afectados por COVID-19. El programa proporcionará $ 500 en asistencia directa para aquellos que califican, y un máximo de $1,000 en asistencia por hogar. Para calificar, las personas deben poder proporcionar información de que:

  • son adultos indocumentados (de 18 años de edad o mayores);
  • no son elegibles para asistencia federal relacionada con COVID-19, como los pagos de estímulo fiscal de la Ley CARES o los beneficios de desempleo pandémico; y
  • han experimentado dificultades financieras como resultado de COVID-19. 

Aquí está la grabación de la Reunión Telefónica sobre Recursos para Familias Inmigrantes.

 

Información de la Oficina de Asuntos de Inmigrantes del Condado de Los Ángeles

 

Estabilización de alquileres del condado de LA:
Proporciona información sobre moratorias de desalojo, congelamiento de alquileres y ofrece asistencia directa para ayudar a mediar con los propietarios para llegar a un acuerdo sobre los pagos de alquiler.
(833) 223-7368 | Rent@dcba.lacounty.gov | dcba.lacounty.gov/rentstabilization

Centro de ayuda por desastre del condado de LA:
lacountyhelpcenter.org | (833) 238-4450 de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. y los sábados de 10 a.m. a 3:00 p.m.

Centro de Ayuda por Desastre del Condado de Los Ángeles para Empresarios:
https://lacountyhelpcenter.org/for-business-owners/ | (800) 593-8222 o (844) 432-4900 

Consumidor y Asuntos Comerciales del Condado de LA:
(800) 593-8222 | dcba.lacounty.gov

Condado de Los Angeles COVID – 19:
covid19.lacounty.gov

GOVERNOR NEWSOM RELEASES COVID-19 IMMIGRANT GUIDE

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new COVID-19 Immigrant Guide as part of several new initiatives that aim to support the millions of California workers — including undocumented immigrants — who have lost jobs or wages as a result of this pandemic.

Created in partnership with Listos California, this guide provides tips about services — including public benefits — that are available to immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration status.

The Governor also announced $75 million in statewide Disaster Relief Assistance funding to provide financial support for immigrant workers affected by COVID-19. On top of that, California’s philanthropic partners have committed to raising an additional $50 million to support undocumented Californians through the California Immigrant Resilience Fund.

Watch the press conference with the Governor for an update on the state’s response to the pandemic. The update will be streamed at the@CAgovernor Twitter page and California Governor Facebook page.

Download Immigrant Guide: ENGLISH

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS DISTRIBUTES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS

Immigrants in Los Angeles County, like everyone, are worried about the coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, some immigrants are afraid that getting tested or treated will affect their immigration status. Click on the Frequently Asked Questions link below for answers to common questions. You should seek available testing and treatment, regardless of your immigration status.

Download County of Los Angeles Office of Immigrant Affairs FAQ:  ENGLISH | SPANISH     

PROJECT ROOMKEY IN LA COUNTY: THE FACTS

LA County is grateful for the support of California Governor Newsom and local communities as we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect the capacity of our healthcare system and keep local businesses open.

It is estimated that there are at least 15,000 individuals amongst LA County’s unsheltered population who are elderly – or have chronic health conditions – that make them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. For these people, the ability to self-isolate through Project Roomkey can be life-saving. Individuals who do not have a place to self-isolate are also significantly more likely to need hospitalization and to require critical care in a hospital.

Without Project Roomkey, our healthcare system could be seriously impacted affecting all LA County residents who might need critical care in a hospital. That is why LA County and countless community partners are in the midst of a massive public health effort to expand interim shelter – to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across LA County.

The following are facts you should know about Project Roomkey in LA County:

  • No one exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms is allowed into the hotels. Prior to entering the hotels, clients are screened for symptoms. If they exhibit symptoms, they are isolated and transferred to appropriate care.
  • Project Roomkey sites are not walk-up sites. Eligible participants are referred by service providers, meals are provided on-site, and physical distancing is strictly enforced. Clients are not allowed to congregate in common areas.
  • Target populations are people experiencing homelessness in and around each Project Roomkey site. To qualify for Project Roomkey, clients must be 65 years of age, and older, and have underlying medical conditions. These vulnerable clients are at higher risk for infection and subsequent hospitalization. This would have a significant impact on the County’s healthcare system.
  • Sites are managed by staff from local homeless service providers and supported by County employees deployed as Disaster Service Workers.
  • Nursing staff is on-site to monitor clients and ensure they do not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department is heavily involved in standing up these sites and ensuring organization and safety for both guests & the community at-large.
  • Private 24/7 security is on-site and local police is notified by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department before a site is open to ensure awareness of operations.
  • Project Roomkey sites are being stood up throughout the County with geographic equity in mind.
  • Project Roomkey is funded using a combination of Federal, State, and County funds, with no direct cost to the city. 

Time is of the essence to stop the spread of this deadly virus. Sheltering LA County’s most vulnerable means all communities and healthcare institutions are safer and healthier.  LA County is grateful to all partners—public and private—who are working together to minimize the impact of this pandemic on our communities, residents and healthcare system.

For more information on Project Roomkey and the County’s parallel mission to medically shelter people who are exposed to the virus: CLICK HERE.

NO CHECKS LEFT BEHIND

Most people experiencing homelessness may be eligible for the Federal CARES Act’s Economic Impact Payment of up to $1,200.

Eligibility includes US citizens or resident aliens who:

  • Have a valid Social Security Number;
  • Could not be claimed as a dependent; and
  • Had adjusted gross income under certain limits. 

People experiencing homelessness, case managers, and homeless advocates can apply here:  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here 

Download HomefulLa Flyer:ENGLISH

SOCIAL SERVICES: FOOD, CASH, HEALTH OR IN-HOME CARE PROGRAMS

In times of crisis, the Department of Public Social Services has provided LA County residents with critical support. Today’s COVID-19 health crisis is no different. The County of Los Angeles wants to assure individuals and families that while DPSS offices are closed, DPSS experts are still open for business – and ready to serve you.

New Customers:

  • To learn more or apply online, visit: www.dps.lacounty.gov
  • For assistance over the phone, call (866) 613-3777. 

Existing Customers:

  • CalFresh, CalWORKs, General Relief, Refugee Cash Assistance or Cash Assistance for Immigrants: if you receive these benefits, you will continue at the same level for March, April and May 2020. You do not have to submit a re-certification packet & there is no need for you to call our offices.
  • Medi-Cal: your benefits will continue for March, April and May 2020. However, it is important that you maintain the renewal reporting requirement for Medi-cal (or your benefits will be terminated after the 90 days). If you received your renewal packet, you can mail or upload the packet via our website.
  • In-Home Care: in-home supportive service reassessments have been suspended for 90 days. However, our social workers will continue to contact customers to conduct assessments and perform welfare checks over the telephone. 

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Many of them infect animals, but some coronaviruses from animals can evolve (change) into a new human coronavirus that can spread from person-to-person. This is what happened with the current novel (new) coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. Diseases from corona viruses in people typically cause mild to moderate illness, like the common cold. Some, like the SARS or MERS viruses, cause serious infections like pneumonia.
 

Download Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Frequently Asked Questions ENGLISH | SPANISH

HOW IS IT SPREAD?

airplane People who have traveled to or from Wuhan, China since December 1, 2019, could have been exposed to the virus. Seek medical care if you traveled to Wuhan and develop a fever and cough or respiratory symptoms within 14 days of your return.
sneeze Through coughing and sneezing.
holding hands Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands.
touch face Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.
microscope Because novel coronavirus is new, the CDC and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are learning more each day about the transmission patterns and incubation periods.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

EXPANDED LIST OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently expanded their list of COVID-19 symptoms experienced by those testing positive for COVID-19. In light of new guidance, LA County residents are asked to pay close attention to these symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell 

Call your provider if you are experiencing mild illness. If you need a provider, call 211.

To schedule a COVID-19 test, visit https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.

For more information on how to stay safe visit LA County’s covid19.lacounty.gov.

fever

FEVER

sneeze

COUGH

difficulty breathing

DIFFICULTY BREATHING

severe illness

SEVERE ILLNESS

HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF AND MY FAMILY?

BE PREPARED!
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and frequently.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, but handwashing is better.
When coughing/sneezing, cover your mouth with your sleeve or a tissue (throw the tissue away immediately).
Clean doorknobs and frequently touched surfaces.
Practice social distancing (masks are limited value unless you are sick or a health worker). Limit close contact and avoid other social norms, such as shaking hands, hugs and other close contact in the foreseeable future. Elbow bumps are a good alternative.
Have provisions that will last a few days (water, food, essential hygiene supplies, etc.)
Get immunized against the flu. This will relieve what could be a highly impacted healthcare system.
Stay home when you’re sick. Don’t wait until you are VERY sick.

Doing these things will go a long way to protect individuals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Information in this section has been provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. As they are working directly with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit their website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

CONTACT US

City Manager’s Office (818) 898-1202 CityManager@sfcity.org
City Clerk (818) 898-1204 CityClerk@sfcity.org
Community Development (818) 898-1227 CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org
Finance (818) 898-1212 Finance@sfcity.org
Personnel (818) 898-1220 Personnel@sfcity.org
Police (818) 898-1267 Police@sfcity.org
Public Works (818) 898-1222 PublicWorks@sfcity.org
Recreation & Community Services (818) 898-1290 Recreation@sfcity.org

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