TALKING ABOUT COVID-19?
WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE – IN MORE LANGUAGES THAN EVER.
THE 2020 CENSUS IN YOUR LANGUAGE AND NEW ARMENIAN & NATIVE HAWAIIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COVID-19 COMMUNITY TOOLKITS
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:
The 2020 Census in Your Language
Earlier this week we shared how COVID-19 has pointed to an increasing need for County residents to complete the 2020 Census. The COVID-19 crisis is an example of how important federal funding is to maintaining a strong local health care system. Given this reality, LA County has sounded an alarm over the current low census response rates which are putting the County at risk of losing critical funding.
Help us sound the alarm – in your language. With your help, we can improve the County’s response rate by completing the census before the October 31 deadline!
The following resources can help you and yours complete the 2020 Census (in just 10 minutes):
Sound the Alarm
Click here (link opens in new tab) to read this week’s “The 2020 Census & COVID-19” press release, in English, explaining how critical Census dollars are to responding to emergencies like COVID-19.
Complete the Census Online
Yes, the 2020 census has never been easier to complete. While LA County residents work hard to meet the 100% participation goal, we take this moment to remind you of the multi-lingual resources available to you through LA County’s 2020 Census Website AND the U.S. Census Website:
- LA County 2020 Website: LA County’s Census website offers county-specific information & support in 16 languages. Visit census.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab) to complete the census form in your language of choice.
- U.S. Census 2020 Website: the U.S. Census website offers general census information & in-language guides in 59 languages. Visit 2020census.gov/en (link opens in new tab) to complete the census form in your language of choice.
Complete the Census by Phone
To complete your census form over the phone in English, call 844-330-2020. If, however, you’d like to help your friends or family complete the census in another language, refer to these:
- English: 844-330-2020
- Spanish: 844-468-2020
- Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
- Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
- Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
- Korean: 844-392-2020
- Russian: 844-417-2020
- Arabic: 844-416-2020
- Tagalog: 844-478-2020
- Polish: 844-479-2020
- French: 844-494-2020
- Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
- Portuguese: 844-474-2020
- Japanese: 844-460-2020
Remember, completing the census is private. Responses are protected by federal law, specifically Title 13 of the United States Code. They cannot be shared with any other government agencies or other entities, including your landlord.
New: Armenian & Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander COVID-19 Community Toolkits
LA County continues to update it’s resources to meet the diverse needs of all County communities. Today, we’d like to highlight content from our newest COVID-19 community toolkits:
- Armenian COVID-19 Community Toolkit and
- Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) COVID-19 Community Toolkit
These shareable videos, animated graphics, and public service announcements – found in our Multi-Cultural Social Media Toolkit – are regularly updated & FREE to use!
Help us keep you and your community safe and informed during the COVID-19 health crisis by offering: 1) public safety alerts, 2) health guidance, and 3) resources to economic recovery in custom translated, shareable text, graphics
“It’s our responsibility to care for our elders.”
“Check in with older family members or neighbors in isolation without putting them at risk by calling or texting.”
Public Service Announcements:
PSA: A message to the community from Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander religious leaders
How to Access It & Use It
Step 1: Access the toolkit from our live google document by clicking here (link opens in new tab).
Step 2: Download the graphic of your choice.
Example: To select the motion graphic titled “Gathering in groups can STILL put everyone at risk of infection” in Armenian, you’ll want to:
- Place your cursor over the link found at the bottom of the Armenian column (highlighted by the blue arrow) to reveal a drop-down menu.
- Once the drop-down menu appears, click on the copy icon (highlighted by the red arrow) to copy the link that allows you to download our motion graphic for free!
Our content is ready to be shared through any of your social media accounts and platforms. Whatever you do, tag us @CountyofLA – so we can keep up with your messages and highlight the best!
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).
Keeping 6 ft apart when greeting others protects yourself and everyone around you. Help slow the spread and chose to wave from a distance and avoid close contact with others.
Armenian: Ուրիշներին բարևելիս 6 ոտնաչափ հեռավորություն պահելը պաշտպանում է Ձեզ և Ձեր շրջապատի մարդկանց։ Օգնեք դանդաղեցնել տարածումը՝ հեռվից ողջունելով և ուրիշների հետ անմիջական շփումից խուսափելով։
Japanese: 挨拶するときも6フィート（約1.8 m）の距離を保つことで、自分と周りの人を守ることができます。離れた場所から手を振り、他人との濃厚接触を避けることで、感染の拡大を防ぎましょう。
Khmer:រក្សាគម្លាត 6 ហ្វីត នៅពេលសួរសុខទុក្ខអ្នកដទៃ ដើម្បីការពារខ្លួនអ្នក និងមនុស្សគ្រប់គ្នាដែលនៅជុំវិញអ្នក។ ជួយបន្ថយការរាលដាលដោយការរាក់ទាក់ពីចម្ងាយ និងជៀសវាងការទាក់ទងជិតស្និទ្ធជាមួយអ្នកដទៃ។
Russian: Приветствуйте друг друга на расстоянии 6 футов, чтобы защитить себя и других. Для того чтобы замедлить распространение вируса, машите друг другу издали и избегайте близких контактов.
Tagalog: Ang paglayo nang 6 na piye kapag binabati ang iba ay poprotekta sa iyo at sa lahat ng nakapaligid sa iyo. Tumulong na pahinain ang pagkalat sa pamamagitan ng pagkaway mula sa malayo at iwasan ang malapitang pakikipag-ugnay sa iba.
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