Resources on the Response to COVID-19

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

Information By and For People with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Accessible PDF Documents and Websites
Seniors and Other Vulnerable Angelenos New (PDF Document) Resources for Seniors and Other Vulnerable Angelenos during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
General (Website) City of Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department's FamilySource Centers for Emergency Financial Assistance (Mayor's Fund Los Angeles)
General (PDF Document) Guidance Relating to Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

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 April 7, 2020 12:00pm PST
Mayor Garcetti announces expansion of City's free COVID-19 testing program

The City is expanding its free COVID-19 testing, which has been operated largely by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The program has grown from a single site two weeks ago to 13 sites across the region, thanks to partnerships with Los Angeles County and the nonprofit emergency response organization Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE). More than 21,000 tests have been completed since March 20. 

Now any L.A. County resident with symptoms can schedule a test, but priority will still be given to symptomatic people with underlying health conditions and residents age 65 and over. Health care professionals and first responders also receive priority, and should inquire at their affiliated hospital, medical center or department for information about how to register for testing.  

To find out if you’re eligible and to schedule a test, visit theonline portal.

New online nonprofity directory connects Angelenos to service opportunities

In partnership with the platform “Inspiring Service,” the Mayor’s office has launched a new online nonprofit directory where organizations in need of volunteers can connect with people who are ready to help.

Nonprofits working to provide services during this pandemic that are in need of volunteers can join the directory.

And Angelenos who are looking for a way to put their particular skill sets to work can search the website for an appropriate organization.

To get involved, visitvolunteer.lamayor.organd click on the button that says “Nonprofit Directory.”

Mayor Garcetti recommends Angelenos wear non-medical face coverings in public

Mayor Garcetti has recommended that Angelenos wear face coverings when running essential errands (such as one made with a bandana or scarf, or that you made yourself by following instructions found online from trusted sources). These face coverings should be washed after each use.

At this time, you should not be purchasing medical grade masks, which are in short supply. It is extremely important that N95 masks are reserved for those who need them most and have the highest risk of infection, including medical professionals and healthcare workers.

It is important to note that wearing a face covering is not a substitute for other critical measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 — most importantly, staying home as much as possible, washing hands frequently, and practicing safe physical distancing in all settings.

You can find more information on the City’s guidance here. The L.A. County Department of Public Health and the County of Los Angeles also have information on face coverings on their websites.

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.