Community Updates



Los Angeles Times Live Case Tracking Map in California

  • The Los Angeles Times has created a live-tracking map of all cases in California.
  • The County of Los Angeles has published a dashboard that reports COVID-19 statistics by neighborhood.

Local measures announced to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the “Safer at Home” public order as an emergency response to COVID-19. The order likely will be in place until July. 
  • Under Garcetti’s order, Los Angeles residents must isolate themselves in their residences, subject to certain exceptions. Read about exceptions here.
  • The Los Angeles County Health Officer issued explicit physical distancing guidelines that essential business must follow while remaining open. 
  • To protect the health and safety of workers, the City of Los Angeles ordered employers, with some exceptions, to provide two weeks of paid sick leave to all employees. Read the Mayor’s order here. 
  • On April 7, the Mayor ordered the closure of public beaches, hiking trails, and recreation and sports facilities. Parks still remain open for walking or running; however, you MUST adhere to the City’s Safer at Home social distancing directives. Read the full list of closures here.
  • LA City and LA County are requiring residents to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth when you must be in public for essential activities, such as shopping at the grocery store. Note that face coverings are currently only required when you will be interacting with others (i.e. going to the store or walking with another person). They are not required for solo walks or runs where you will not be in close contact with others (6 feet or less) for more than 15 minutes. Read more information on the guidelines here.
  • The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to send vote-by-mail ballots to every voter registered for the November general election. Read more here. 
  • The Governor announced a project that will use FEMA allocations to fund local restaurants providing meals to seniors. The program is being implemented by the City of Los Angeles. Restaurants looking to participate may fill out an interest form here

Culver City and City of Los Angeles Eviction Moratoriums

  • Culver City and the City of Los Angeles have passed eviction moratoriums through May 31, unless extended. You must notify your landlord in writing of inability to pay rent. For more information about protections, requirements, and local resources relating to the eviction moratoriums, click here.

Los Angeles Unified School District Updates

  • State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced on April 1 that all California students and teachers will remain out of their classrooms through the end of the school year.
  • Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. The Grab & Go Food Centers are staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and provide each child with two take-home meals.
  • On April 2, Los Angeles Unified opened a phone hotline students and families can call for help to manage fear, anxiety and other challenges related to COVID-19. The phone hotline – (213) 241-3840 – will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, staffed by counselors and mental health professionals to provide support in both English and Spanish.

Trial Court Closures in Los Angeles County

  • Three trial courts will be closed in LA County to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Most cases will receive a continuance, however clerks are still available virtually to assist with questions and urgent needs. There are also still online services available here.
  • California has compiled a resource page detailing utility consumer protections by industry. It includes information about disconnections, flexible payment plans, and low income programs for gas, electricity, broadband, and water and sewage.

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