COVID-19 Update: Face coverings are required

City Hall
Friends,

Per the Mayor’s recent order, all Angelenos must wear a face covering in all public spaces with a few exceptions. The order aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 as restrictions are slowly being relaxed and more people return to work and outdoor activities. More information on the Mayor's order can be found here.

The Safer at Home order has now been modified to allow all retail businesses except those in indoor malls to resume limited operations (delivery and curbside/doorside service). LA County beaches and additional public outdoor spaces have also reopened for recreational use only. 

Lastly, the City is expanding childcare to first responders and essential workers while they help protect us during the pandemic. There are 18 Department of Recreation and Parks Child Care Centers that have free childcare for children ages 6-14. These centers are open daily from 6am to 6pm, and provide prepackaged meals and snacks while following Centers for Disease Control guidelines for safe physical distancing and face coverings. One of these childcare centers is located in the 13th District at the Lemon Grove Recreation Center (4559 Lemon Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029). For more information, click here
 
Stay safe,


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROJECT TAKES NEXT STEP

RAMPART VILLAGE - An important milestone was reached Thursday in a transformative project for the Rampart Village neighborhood. The City Planning Commission just approved Enlightenment Plaza, a housing project for people experiencing homelessness, consisting of 454 units along with a center for supportive services. Through Council action, Councilmember O'Farrell allocated $1.6 million to fund public improvements at the site. Thank you to the Rampart Village Neighborhood Council and PSH Solutions for your support on this important housing initiative.
 

DISPOSE OF YOUR GLOVES AND MASKS

LOS ANGELES - Remember to dispose of gloves, masks, and other personal protective epuipment in the proper place. Fabric masks may be washed and reused. However, single-use gloves and masks should be thrown away in the trash after use.
 

DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE AT THE CENTER

HOLLYWOOD - The Center is hosing a drive-thru food drive to assist our low-income and unhoused community members.  Organizers say 150 bags of groceries are needed each week to sustain the people The Center serves. Those interested in helping can drive-up and drop-off their donations between 9:00am to 11:00am on Thursday May 21st and Thursday May 28th at 6636 Selma Avenue.
 

DEADLINE SOON: ARTS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

LOS ANGELES - The Safer at Home order has had an unanticipated impact on Los Angeles artsits and small arts groups, who have rehearsed and prepared for performances, only to have those events cancelled. Because of this, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs has created the Arts Emergency Relief Fund to provide grants to Los Angeles-based artists. Solo artists are eligible for up to $400 and ensembles up to $1200. The deadline to apply is June 1st.

APPLY HERE
 

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LOS ANGELES - Receive the latest news and information on the city's efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus directly to your cell phone. Sign up for NotifyLA here.
 

COVID-19 NEWS AND INFORMATION

CITY

City of Los Angeles Official Website Dedicated to Coronavirus News and Info
 
FAQ: COVID-19 Eviction Protections 

City Attorney: Consumer Alerts Related to Coronavirus

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Response to Coronavirus

 
Sign Up for NotifyLA - Receive Emergency Alerts

Department of Cultural Affairs Emergency Arts Funding

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
 
Los Angeles City College Classes