COVID-19 Update: Census Day, Frequently Asked Questions, and More!

Posted on 03/31/2020
City Hall
Friends,

In mid-March, homes across Los Angeles and the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. By tomorrow, April 1 (Census Day), every home will have received an invitation to participate. 

The Census is held every 10 years and serves to get an accurate count of the people who reside in each city. This will allow the federal government to determine how much funding each state receives annually for social programs such as education, healthcare, housing, and other safety nets. The Census also determines the number of Congressional seats each state is apportioned.

I also want to make sure every Angeleno is aware that there will be no question regarding citizenship status on the 2020 Census. The omission of this question will help to ensure that our hard-to-count populations -- immigrants and low-income residents -- will be fairly treated and counted.

It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. Additionally, you can also take 5 minutes to participate in the Census NOW by clicking here.

Kind Regards,


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

FAQ: COUNCIL ACTION ON MORATORIUM

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember O'Farrell has been receiving lots of questions regarding the eviction moratorium and what the City Council acted on during the emergency meeting last Friday. He created a list of Frequently Ask Questions to help clarify, which you can find below.

WATCH: MITCH DISCUSSES THE LATEST COUNCIL ACTION

FAQ: DID MITCH VOTE AGAINST THE EVICTION MORATORIUM?
 

MEADOW TEMPORARILY CLOSED


SILVER LAKE - On Monday, Mayor Garcetti announced the temporary closure of the Silver Lake Meadow and sections of the pathways around the Silver Lake Reservoirs out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This past weekend, many people were spotted not adhering to the 6-foot rule for safe social distancing.

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SOCIAL DISTANCING DO'S AND DON'TS


LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a 'Safer at Home' order to all residents of the City of Los Angeles to stay inside their homes, and limit all movement outside beyond what is absolutely essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please remember to remain at least six feet apart from other people in public (i.e. grocery stores, etc.). The federal government announced the extension on the nationwide social distancing guidelines for another 30 days, until April 30. 

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ENHANCING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY


ATWATER VILLAGE - Councilmember O'Farrell's office collaborated with the Department of Transportation and CalTrans to install striping on Fletcher Drive. This project helps pedestrians by making the crosswalk more highly visible as motorists attempt to enter the 2 Freeway. The bollards slow vehicular traffic. This major safety mitigation project was initiated by a constituent request.
 

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS IN CD 13


KOREATOWN - Jaragua is accepting orders for take-out! This Salvadoran restaurant on Beverly Blvd in the 13th District serves delicious pupusas, "panes con pollo" and other Salvadoran food. If possible, pick up food from local small businesses like Jaragua to support our local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

MORE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

CITY

City of Los Angeles Official Website Dedicated to Coronavirus News and Info
 
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Response to Coronavirus
 
Sign Up for NotifyLA - Receive Emergency Alerts
 
COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

Department of Cultural Affairs Emergency Arts Funding
 
COUNTY
 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Daily Updates on COVID-19
 
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Response to COVID-19
 
LA SCHOOLS
 
Los Angeles Unified School District Info for Parents and Students
 
Los Angeles City College Classes