COVID-19 Update: Entering new phase of Safer at Home

City Hall
Friends,

Mayor Garcetti has announced that the Safer at Home order will remain in place beyond May 15th. His office is working with County public health officials to adjust the order to safely allow more businesses to operate and get more people back to work.

Out roadmap to recovery continues with low-risk businesses such as florists, bookstores, and some retail stores permitted to reopen for curbside pick-up only. Now, all retail locations will be allowed to reopen but limited to curbside pick-up and delivery only. However, businesses in indoor malls will remain closed.

Although restrictions are slowly easing, it is vital to take the necessary precautions when outside of our home. That is why the Mayor has issued an order requiring all Angelenos to wear a face covering when we go outside. This action will protect our families, neighbors, and communities while helping the economy recover more quickly.

Please be safe and enjoy the weekend, and remember to continue practicing physical distancing if you need to go outside. Hang in there! What we are doing is working!
 
Stay safe,


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

HEADLINES

Hollywood looks to reopen under a new normal [NBC News]

O’Farrell to Use $1 Million to Help Small Businesses  [Los Feliz Ledger]

Council Observes Senior Fraud Awareness Day [Beverly Press]

Proposed Home-Sharing Ordinance Amendment [LA Planning]
 

REDUCING THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT

HOLLYWOOD - The neighborhood is becoming more environmentally-friendly! Councilmember O'Farrell is collaborating with Urban Forestry Division of StreetsLA and the LA Conservation Corps to plant 120 new street trees around the Hollywood Recreation Center and the surrounding neighborhood. Thank you to Robert Castaneda and Wendy Butts of LA Conservation Corps. Councilmember O'Farrell is partnering with these organizations to ensure the new trees will be watered over the next three years.
 

UPDATE: FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED

LOS ANGELES - Per the Mayor’s recent order, all Angelenos will now be required to always wear a face covering when outside of their home. The order aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 as restrictions are slowly being relaxed and more people return to work and other activities.
 

EMERGENCY SENIOR MEALS PROGRAM

LOS ANGELES - The city is offering a free home delivery meal program for seniors and other vulnerable populations who are unable to leave their home due to the Safer at Home order. Applicants must be a City resident, 65 years of age or older (or are 60-64 with an underlying medical condition), and not currently enrolled in another meal program. Seniors or their caregivers can check to see if they are eligible by calling (213) 263-5226. The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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BEACH OPEN FOR ACTIVE USE ONLY

LOS ANGELES - L.A. beaches have been reopened for active use only, such as swimming, surfing, running and walking. Activities such as sitting, sunbathing, picnicking, and biking are not allowed. You must wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
 

COVID-19 NEWS AND INFORMATION

CITY

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COUNTY
 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Daily Updates on COVID-19
 
LA Homeless Services Authority Response to COVID-19 

Assistance for Seniors
 
LA SCHOOLS
 
Los Angeles Unified School District Info for Parents and Students
 
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