COVID-19 Update: This simple step could save a life

Posted on 04/03/2020
City Hall
Friends,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Garcetti issued new guidance for Angelenos to wear non-medical facial coverings when going out in public. The California Department of Public Health also supports this new advisory.

It is important for all Angelenos to remember that a facial covering is not the same as a mask. In an effort to be prepared for the influx of patients seeking care related to the coronavirus, it is essential for us to reserve medical grade masks (such as the N95 masks) for medical professionals and healthcare workers. Instead, Angelenos are advised to wear cloth face coverings such as a bandana, scarf, or other form of fabric. Remember to wash your facial covering clean after each public use.

This new preventative measure, in conjunction with continuing to maintain safe physical distancing per the Center for Disease Control, will help to flatten the curve and save lives. 

It is up to all of us to do the bare minimum to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While a self-crafted face covering seems insignificant, medical experts are telling us it will help save lives. If we take these very basic steps, we will get to the other side of this crisis much sooner. 

Be well,


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

CITYWIDE FACE COVERING GUIDELINES

HOW TO: MAKE A FACE MASK
 

UPDATED PARKING REGULATIONS

LOS ANGELES - Through City Council action, parking enforcement relaxations have now been extended through April 16, subject to another extension. For the latest updates regarding parking rules, go to the city's Department of Transportation's Coronavirus Updates webpage.

LADOT CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
 

RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

COUNCIL DISTRICT 13 - In an effort to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell is compiling a list of restaurants in the 13th District that are offering delivery and take-out. This list should be available to the public shortly. Please help us build this list and support our local restaurants.

SUBMIT RESTAURANT OPEN FOR DELIVERY/TAKE-OUT
 

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS IN CD 13

ECHO PARK - Tierra Mia Coffee Company, located at 1202 N. Alvarado St, is open for take-out! This chain of coffee shops throughout Los Angeles serves Latin-inspired coffee drinks made with house-roasted beans, in addition to pastries! When getting your coffee or scone, consider supporting local businesses like Tierra Mia!

TIERRA MIA COFFEE WEBSTIE
 

FOOD PICK-UP PARKING AVAILABLE

LOS ANGELES - LADOT is helping restaurants and food establishments that provide pick-up options by supplying parking signs free-of-charge to businesses that apply using the form below. Upon approval, LADOT will install temporary signs that will indicate a dedicated food pick-up location near your restaurant. If you have questions, email ladot.foodpickupzone@lacity.org.

BUSINESSES: APPLY FOR PARKING SIGNS FREE-OF-CHARGE
 

RECYCLA SERVICES

LOS ANGELES - Many businesses throughout the City of Los Angeles are currently closed due to the mandatory emergency orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While active businesses are required to maintain waste and recycling services according to the Los Angeles Municipal Code, businesses may adjust their recycLA service level by contacting the LA Sanitation Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.

MORE INFO
 

DONATE TO THE ANGELENO FUND

LOS ANGELES - As we keep our distance to stay safe, we must otherwise come together as a community to help those of us most in need. The Angeleno Fund provides direct and immediate financial assistance for individuals and families experiencing extreme financial hardship caused by a job loss, severe reduction of work hours, or furloughs.

DONATE TO THE ANGELENO FUND
 

TEAM MITCH MAKING A DIFFERENCE

GLASSELL PARK - Thank you to the Urban Forestry Division of the City's Bureau of Street Services for trimming 30 trees on Andrita St between Ave 32 and Fletcher Dr. Councilmember O'Farrell's office worked with local residents who were concerned the overgrown trees would create a safety hazard. If you see an area that needs attention, please call the Echo Park District Office at (213) 207-3015.
 

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

INFORMATION FOR SENIORS
 
LA SCHOOLS
 
Los Angeles Unified School District Info for Parents and Students
 
Los Angeles City College Classes