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|
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|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|
Policy and Advocacy - TAKE ACTION!
The advocacy tools listed below was gathered by The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (PIDS).
Systems Advocacy Tools
- DCRC: Letter Regarding Proposed State Budget Revision of Department of Rehabilitation Grant to Statewide Independent Living Centers (PDF Document)
- AAPD: Template Letter to send to Insurance Commissioner or others (Word Document)
- CCD: Letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services & Office of Civil Rights RE: COVID-19 - Disabilities & Discrimination (PDF Document)
Legislative/Congressional Advocacy Tools
- PIDS: Legislative Recommendations for Public Health Emergency and Disasters
- CPR: Action Alert! Tell Congress NOW that the newly proposed coronavirus response bill must include disability priorities!
- CPR: Updates on legislation, federal agency guidance, and advocacy materials
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|
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3:08 PM | Mayor Garcetti announces program at LAX to help identify travelers with an elevated body temperature
Mayor Garcetti joined Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) leadership to launch the Terminal Wellness Project deploying thermal camera technology that can help identify travelers with an elevated body temperature –– the latest measure in the city’s continuing response to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Starting June 23, thermal cameras will be deployed at two locations inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal –– at the main entrance on the departures level and inside the terminal near select international arrivals –– with both arriving and departing passengers screened. The cameras are designed to rapidly identify people with body temperatures of 100.4 degrees or more, which is the current guideline for detecting a fever set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This is a voluntary program with signage alerting passengers where this trial will take place. If a voluntary participant is identified as having an elevated body temperature, a medical professional near the camera operator will approach the identified person and request a secondary screening using a handheld, non-contact thermometer. Departing guests who are identified as having an elevated body temperature will be advised that they should not travel. Passengers on arriving international flights identified as being potentially ill may be referred to CDC staff on site. Learn more about Los Angeles World Airport's Terminal Wellness Pilot Project.
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.