Resources on the Response to COVID-19

New information is added on a regular basis.  Please check back often for further updates!

NEW Visit Meals to Angelenos with Disabilities Web Page for more information.

Information By and For People with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Accessible PDF Documents and Websites
General

SoCalGas’ California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program can help during these challenging times. If you’re recently unemployed or currently facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic or for other reasons, you may now be eligible to save 20% on your natural gas bill.  Complete the quick online application at socalgas.com/care and find out instantly if you qualify. 

Please visit socalgas.com/assistance for more information on how to know if you qualify for SoCalGas’ other assistance programs as well as how to apply.  

HIV (PDF Document - translations available) Los Angeles County Public Health's Guidance for Individuals with HIV
Immigrants (PDF Document - translations available) - Los Angeles Office of Immigrant's Frequently Asked Questions for Immigrants

Go to Department on Disability's Coronavirus Resources page for a full listing of related accessible PDF Documents and Websites.


Policy and Advocacy - TAKE ACTION!

The advocacy tools listed below was gathered by The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (PIDS). 

Go to Department on Disability's Coronavirus Resources page for a full listing of Systems Advocacy and Legislative/Congressional Advocacy Tools.

Systems Advocacy Tools

Legislative/Congressional Advocacy Tools


Important News from City of Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti and County of Los Angeles Public Health

Important News from City of Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti - As of June 4, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 9:04 AM | Slow Streets Los Angeles launched to calm traffic on some neighborhood streets

Slow Streets L.A. — Mayor Garcetti’s initiative to temporarily calm traffic on some neighborhood streets to create space for Angelenos to walk, run, and bike — has launched in two neighborhoods in the Del Rey and Sawtelle sections of the city.

Slow Streets L.A. allows for “active use” only, prohibiting individuals from gathering, barbecuing, or playing games that involve physical contact of any kind. Participants are expected to keep at least six feet apart at all times and required to wear a face covering while engaging in active recreation. 

The initial locations selected to launch the program were chosen for their demonstrated plans to adhere to the latest health guidelines set forth by the L.A. County Department of Public Health. These communities worked with Councilmember Mike Bonin, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), and StreetsLA to create a framework for the city-wide program. Community engagement for this program will be prioritized in low-income communities and communities lacking access to parks and open space. 

Neighborhood councils and community organizations in all areas of the City of Los Angeles are strongly encouraged toapply for Slow Streets L.A.A lead organization in each participating community will monitor day-to-day operations of the program, working closely with LADOT and Streets LA to ensure compliance with all health and safety guidelines. Local traffic and parking for residents is still allowed on the streets of each neighborhood participating in the program.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 6:31 PM | Angelenos must wear face covering when outside their homes

Mayor Garcetti today issued an order requiring Angelenos to wear face coverings outside their homes. The order will aid the fight against COVID-19, as restrictions are gradually eased to allow more people to return to work and outdoor recreation.

The Mayor has modified the City of L.A.’s  “Safer at Home” emergency order to allow all retail businesses except those in indoor malls to resume limited operations with delivery and curbside or doorside service, and open beaches and more public recreational space for outdoor exercise. New guidelines on face coverings exempt children under 2 and people with certain disabilities, and build on previous action by Mayor Garcetti requiring non-medical essential business workers and customers to wear face coverings. You can learn more about the City's guidance on face coverings here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:51 AM | Los Angeles Beaches open for active use only

As of May 13th, beaches will be open for active recreation only -- such as swimming, running, walking, surfing, and bodyboarding. 

You are not permitted to sit or sunbathe, gather in groups, picnic, or participate in group sports (like volleyball).

If you go to the beach to exercise, you must wear a face covering out of the water if there are people nearby and maintain six feet of distance from others.

Beach parking lots, piers, bike paths, and boardwalks remain closed.

Go to Mayor Garcetti's COVID-19: Keeping Los Angeles Safe Website for addittional Updates

Go to County of Los Angeles Public Health's Media Page for their Coronavirus Latest News.