KNOW YOUR VOTING OPTIONS THIS NOVEMBER, THE MUSIC CENTER LAUNCHES FOR THE LOVE OF L.A., AND THE RISK IS REAL
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
Voting in LA County this November? Know Your Options.
If you’re voting in LA County this November, guess what, pretty soon you’ll have more options on how to cast your ballot. As November approaches, and County residents consider their choices during the COVID-19 health crisis, LA County has added new options for voting. Beginning October 6, LA County will mail all registered voters a Vote By Mail ballot. In addition to receiving the Vote by Mail Ballot, registered voters will also have multiple options for returning the ballot, such as:
- Dropping it in a Vote by Mail drop box location (which should be found in various civic & community buildings throughout the County);
- Dropping it off at any Vote Center in the County; or
- Dropping it in the mail (remember, no postage is necessary, but it does need to be postmarked by Election Day)
Also new this year – a tracking option! LA County voters will have the option of tracking their ballot through the free “Where’s My Ballot” service. When you subscribe to the service you can request to receive personalized text messages, emails or automated voice messages on your Vote By Mail ballot.
To sign up to track your ballot, or for more information on the new voting options, visit the LA County Registrar-Recorder here (link opens in new tab).
The Music Center Launches For the Love of LA
The Music Center, today, launched a new digital series called For the Love of L.A., designed to celebrate the creativity of Los Angeles and support L.A.-based artists representing the disciplines of music, dance, visual culture and more. For the Love of L.A. provides L.A.-based artists and you, the public, the opportunity to showcase your creativity and resiliency during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.
How it Works
The Music Center will post up to three (3) new works of art on The Music Center’s Instagram every Tuesday (starting today through October 27, 2020), showcasing more than 35 individual works over the 13-week period. Get a closer look at each artist through biographies & statements (alongside complete versions of artwork in a digital library). Some audience-generated content may be shared in the arts organization’s social channels!
Share Your Love
If you’re ready to be inspired or share your own love for L.A. with #ForTheLoveOfLA, join us on Instagram (@MusicCenterLA) or The Music Center Offstage (link opens in new tab). And, make sure to tag @MusicCenterLA and @CountyofLA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Trends in LA County continue to show the majority of COVID-19 cases are driven by people UNDER 50 years of age. Today, we share Shelby’s story. Shelby is a 29-year-old LA County resident and was a COVID-19 patient in our hospital system. Below, you’ll find her incredible story:
Help us and other COVID-19 survivors spread awareness on the importance of masking up, keeping 6 feet away from people we don’t live with, and washing our hands regularly.
To view more stories from “The Risk Is Real” campaign, Click here (link opens in new tab), and be sure to follow @CountyofLA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to share #TheRiskIsReal with those you love most.
Great Plates Delivered… to a Senior Near You.
LA County’s Great Plates Delivered can help a local senior or business in your community. The meal assistance program offers eligible seniors with three (3) home-delivered meals a day. Seniors over 65, seniors 60-64 years of age who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 or those at high-risk for COVID-19 may qualify. When you help a senior connect to Great Plates Delivered you’re also helping your local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work.
To learn more or apply to this program before September 9th, Click here (link opens in new tab).
Our daily report is a high-level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here (link opens in new tab) to view.
TALKING ABOUT COVID-19?
WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE – IN MORE LANGUAGES THAN EVER.
COVID-19 RENT RELIEF PROGRAM TOOLKIT & FAQs, COMMUNICATING NEW VOTING OPTIONS IN YOUR LANGUAGE OF CHOICE, & THE LATEST ADDITIONS TO ‘THE RISK IS REAL’
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 to meet the multi-cultural & linguistic needs of our County’s most diverse communities. In an effort to keep you and yours informed, we share the following:
COVID-19 Rent Relief Program: Multi-Lingual Toolkit & FAQs
Earlier this week LA County announced (link opens in new tab) the creation of a COVID-19 Rent Relief Program which aims to assist low-income renters and property owners who have struggled to pay their rent and/or who are behind on paying rent due to COVID-19. Today, we offer you a multi-lingual Toolkit and FAQs, so it’s easier to share the good word before the application filing period (August 17 through August 31) comes and goes!
Multi-Lingual Toolkit and FAQs
To help those in your community learn about LA County’s $100 Million COVID-19 Rent Relief Program – in a language of your choice – check out our:
- Digital Toolkit (link opens in new tab) for shareable graphics and text in 13 different languages
- Frequently Asked Questions (link opens in new tab) (FAQs) translated in 13 languages (towards the bottom of the page) to help answer your questions on eligibility requirements, deadlines and how to apply.
- For additional assistance, dial 2-1-1 to speak with multi-lingual community resource experts over the phone.
To learn more or apply, visit rentrelief.lacda.org (link opens in new tab).
Communicating New Voting Options in Your Language of Choice
Voting in LA County this November? Know someone who is? If so, LA County wants to make sure you and yours know what to expect come November.
Beginning October 6, LA County will mail all registered voters a Vote By Mail ballot. In addition to receiving the Vote by Mail Ballot, registered voters will also have more options for returning the ballot, as well as the option to track their ballot with a free “Where’s My Ballot” service (if you missed this announcement, read it here (link opens in new tab)).
LA County’s Registrar-Recorder Dean C. Logan has worked hard to make sure all registered voters in LA County are ready for this November’s election. That is why you’ll find information on LA County’s new voting options in multiple languages. The following are just a few of the languages you’ll find on their Vote By Mail Webpage (link opens in new tab):
For additional voting information, including whether you’re registered to vote in LA County or how to register, visit LA County’s Registrar-Recorder website at lavote.net (link opens in new tab).
‘The Risk Is Real’: New Multi-Lingual Graphics & Videos
You’ve seen ‘The Risk Is Real’ campaign which LA County launched with the help of young COVID-19 survivors just over a week ago. What you haven’t seen are the multi-lingual additions we’ve made to our collection of videos and graphics.
The campaign, created to bring awareness to the importance of following public health guidance, also shares the fears, concerns and long term consequences many survivors continue to face. Because young County residents continue to drive the increase in COVID-19 cases, and given the disproportionate impact vulnerable communities are seeing, we’ve prepared multi-lingual graphics and videos we hope you’ll share.
To access ‘The Risk Is Real” campaign click here (link opens in new tab).
Below, you’ll find examples of our content:
Spanish Text and PSA:
“Pensé que nunca volvería a ver a mi familia.”
José, 47 años
Sobreviviente de COVID-19
Simplified Chinese Text and Graphic:
Armenian Text and Graphic:
Լոս Անջելեսի վարչական շրջանում COVID-19-ի ընդհանուր դեպքերի գրեթե 60%-ը կազմում են 18-49 տարեկան անձինք: Դուք կարող եք կարծել, որ դա Ձեզ հետ չի կարող պատահել, բայց ռիսկն իրական է: Հավելյալ տեղեկությունների համար այցելեք covid19.lacounty.gov/risk կայքը։
Don’t let your loved ones fall victim to COVID-19. By sharing this critical message, you can help us spread the word – not the virus.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit
View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.
Access our Social Media Toolkit here (link opens in new tab).
Check with your healthcare provider if you think you need to get tested.
Armenian: Եթե կարծում եք, որ թեստավորման կարիք ունեք, դիմեք Ձեր բժշկական ծառայությունների մատակարարին։
Korean: 검사를 받아야한다고 생각되면 의료 서비스 제공자 에게 문의하십시오.
Spanish: Consulte con su proveedor de atención médica si cree que necesita hacerse la prueba.
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
- County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov (link opens in new tab)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov (link opens in new tab)
Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1