Los Angeles County Joint Information Center – COVID-19
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:
ICYMI: Animal Adoption Fees Waived
If you’ve thought about adopting or fostering a pet during the COVID-19 crisis, now may be a good time to give it a try. In case you missed it, LA County’s Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) announced, last week, that adoption fees at all seven animal care centers across the County are being waived in an effort to place animals in homes.
Fee waived adoptions are made possible thanks to an $80,000 grant awarded by the Petco Foundation to support life-saving efforts for LA County animals. This investment will also allow DACC to undertake other lifesaving measures including:
- purchasing necessary medical equipment; and
- partnering with veterinary partners to provide pets in DACC care extensive medical treatment beyond the regular capacity of DACC’s medical program.
If you wish to adopt, you must first make an appointment to visit your local care center. To find your local care center, click here (link opens in new tab).
For more information on fostering a pet, volunteering from home or to make a donation, visit www.animalcare.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab).
Tips for Protecting Your Pet
The County of Los Angeles wants to help you protect the four-legged members of your family. To keep your pet safe and protected during any emergency, the Department of Animal Care and Control suggests:
- Always have your pet wear license and identification tags.
- Make sure you have at least two weeks worth of all your pet’s supplies, including food, treats, and medication.
- Identify at least two trusted people who can care for your pet, if you cannot.
- Keep information about your pet’s needs and your emergency contacts in an easily accessible place.
To keep your pet safe during the current COVID-19 health crisis, watch this video:
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
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).
We’re in this together. Conduct a wellness check on older family, friends, and neighbors. Call, text, or speak to them through their door. Together we can #stopthespread. Learn more about how you can help: covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/how-you-can-help/ (link opens in new tab)
Chinese: 我們一起努力。 透過打電話，發短信或與他們交談，對年長的家人，朋友和鄰居進行健康檢查。 我們可以一起阻止傳播#stopthespread。 了解有關如何提供幫助的更多信息：covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/how-you-can-help/
Korean: 우리는 이 일에 모두 함께입니다. 연세 있는 가족, 친구들 및 이웃에게 건강 확인을 하십시오. 전화, 문자 또는 직접 방문을 통해 대화하십시오. 함께일때 우리는 #stopthespread (확산 방지)를 할 수 있습니다. 당신이 어떻게 도울 수 있는지 더 자세히 알아보십시오: covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/how-you-can-help/
Spanish: Estamos en esto juntos. Realice un control de bienestar de familiares mayores, amigos y vecinos. Llame, envíeles mensajes de texto o hable con ellos a través de su puerta. Juntos podemos #DetenerLaPropagacion. Obtenga más información sobre cómo puede ayudar: covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/how-you-can-help/
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit: