COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center
LOS ANGELES COUNTY UPDATE
Los Angeles County Joint Information Center – COVID-19
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TESTING, PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM EXTENDED, LA REGIONAL COVID-19 RECOVERY FUND FOR BUSINESSES, FREE LEGAL SERVICES, AND GREAT PLATES DELIVERED
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:
Time for a COVID-19 Test?
If you’re feeling under the weather and think you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call your primary care provider. COVID-19 symptoms include:
Fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell.
Wherever possible, you should receive testing in consultation with your healthcare provider to ensure continuity of care & optimal follow-up. If you do not have insurance & need help connecting to a healthcare provider, dial 2-1-1.
To check availability or make an appointment, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing (link opens in new tab).
Extended: Paycheck Protection Program for Businesses
Over the weekend, the federal government extended the deadline for businesses to apply for aid under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Businesses now have until August 8 to apply for a loan through the Paycheck Protection program.
To find out how you can apply, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration (link opens in new tab).
Apply Today for the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund
LA County, the City of Los Angeles, and numerous philanthropic partners have established the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund for small businesses, non-profits and micro-entrepreneurs facing unprecedented economic challenges due to COVID-19.
The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund aims to distribute:
1) $5,000 grants to micro-entrepreneurs; and
2) $15,000 grants to non-profits and small businesses. Grants will be distributed through an equitable lottery system, to ensure equitable access to capital across various demographics in the Los Angeles region.
Access a full list of local partners providing technical assistance, by visiting the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund website (link opens in new tab). Visit LACOVIDFund.org (link opens in new tab) to access Fund resources online.
Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County
Each year, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County (NLSLA) provides free legal assistance to more than 100,000 individuals and families across incorporated and unincorporated areas of LA County. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NLSLA’s services are more critical than ever.
If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance during this challenging time, NLSLA is ready to help. Contact our team of experts:
By Phone (Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m):
General Help Line: 1 (800) 433-6251
Health Help Line: 1 (800) 896-3202
General Legal Assistance: visit nlsla.org (link opens in new tab)
COVID-19 Legal Assistance: visit nlsla.org/covid-19-legal-changes (link opens in new tab)
New User-Friendly DPSS Website * Link Corrected *
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) launched a new website, last week, to provide LA County residents with information on DPSS programs and services.
The new website ensures a greater user experience. Improvements include increased visibility, accessibility and look and feel of the site. And now, it’s mobile device friendly!
Visit DPSS at dpss.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab).
Do You Know a Senior in Need of Free Meal Assistance?
If you know a senior in need of meal assistance, it’s not too late for them to apply (link opens in new tab) for LA County’s Great Plates Delivered Program.
Through Great Plates Delivered, LA County is providing three (3) home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults & adults over 60 who are at high-risk for COVID-19. This effort is not only assisting LA County seniors, but it is also helping LA County’s local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work.
See how Great Plates Delivered is helping Glendale catering company Marbled LA (and others) stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic:
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.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit
View (link opens in new tab) 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).
To slow the spread of #COVID19, restaurants are prohibited from offering indoor dining, effective July 1 until further notice. Outdoor dining, delivery and take-out are still permitted.
Korean: #COVID19의 확산을 늦추기 위해 식당은 추가 공지가 있을 때까지 7월 1일부터 실내 식사를 제공 할 수 없습니다. 야외 식사, 배달 및 테이크 아웃은 여전히 허용됩니다.
Spanish: Para disminuir la propagación de #COVID19, los restaurantes tienen prohibido ofrecer comidas en el interior, a partir del 1 de julio hasta nuevo aviso. Comedor al aire libre, entrega y comida para llevar todavía están permitidos.
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