Emergency Community Information
Latest COVID-19 Information
MAYOR GARCETTI ISSUED SAFER AT HOME EMERGENCY ORDER
Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order — ordering all residents of the City of Los Angeles 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.
It is important that you keep up to date with the most current and accurate information to protect your health and the health of others. Here are some resources:
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FOOD SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY - The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging operate congregate meal sites, primarily at senior centers and parks.
To ensure older adults continue to receive meals in a manner that reduces exposure and risk to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all sites that serve congregate meals will transition to distribute packaged/frozen meals or home-delivered meals.
Children and Youth
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will continue to deliver reliable water and electric service and is deferring disconnections for non-payment through the remainder of March. Visit www.ladwp.com for more information. Impacted customers can request a payment plan online or make arrangements by calling customer care at (800) DIAL-DWP (800-342-5397).
So Cal Gas does not anticipate any service disruptions at this time. The company is not suspending service or disconnecting customers until further notice. Customers in need of assistance can call (800) 427-2200. For more information, visit https://socalgas.com/coronavirus.
The Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed. The department has provided the below resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic:
IF YOU HAVE HAD YOUR HOURS CUT, BEEN FURLOUGHED, OR LAID OFF:
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file for unemployment insurance. If you are expecting to return to your job after the dust settles, you do not have to be actively seeking new work during the outbreak. But you must be "able and available to work" to get these benefits, which generally range from $40-$450 per week for up to six months.
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SICK WITH THE CORONAVIRUS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED:
Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
Disability Insurance provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50 - $1,300 a week.
IF YOU ARE CARING FOR SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS SICK:
Californians who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim.
Paid Family Leave provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.
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