Community Updates

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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:

  • Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, K-12 schools may offer in-school services for cohorts of up to 12 students with individualized education plans, requiring instruction for English as a Second Language, or needing assessments or specialized in-school services. To do so, the school must be able to fully implement the Health Officer’s guidance and protocols and submit an operation plan. Once available, Guidance and Protocols for K-12 can be found here.
  • Hair salons and barbershops in LA County may re-open for indoor services at 25% occupancy, provided they are in full compliance with the County’s protocols. Read the reopening protocol for hair salons and barbershops here.  
  • On August 21, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Twenty-Fourth Supplement to Public Order, which authorizes the resumption of outdoor youth sports and the use of outdoor park space for therapeutic small group meetings and in-person faith-based services
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the “Safer at Home” public order as an emergency response to COVID-19. The order will be in place until further notice.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 extended their residential and commercial eviction moratoriums through August 31. 
  • The County of Los Angeles has passed eviction moratoriums through July 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

  • On July 13, Los Angeles Unified School District announced that schools will remain online when instruction beings in August. 
  • 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.

EDD and Unemployment Benefits

  • If you are getting a phone call from the EDD, your caller ID may show “St of CA EDD” or the UI call center numbers 1-833-978-2511 or 1-800-300-5616.
  • Lost Wage Assistance Program: Millions of Californians out of work during the pandemic will soon receive a $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit retroactive to August 1st.  The CA Employment Development Department (EDD) will begin processing payments for eligible people and sending out payments during the week of September 7th.
  • The federal CARES Act has added these provisions to expand unemployment benefits so we can help more Californians impacted by COVID-19:
    • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – A new program to provide unemployment benefits for people who don’t usually qualify for regular Unemployment Insurance.
    • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation – A 13-week benefit extension for people who have used all benefits available in their regular Unemployment Insurance claim.
    • Pandemic Additional Compensation – An additional $600 federal stimulus payment automatically added to each week of benefits received between March 29 and July 25, 2020. Any unemployment benefits through July 25 will still be eligible for the extra $600, even if you are paid later.
  • Visit the California Employment Development Department’s COVID-19 Resource Page for full updates.

Utility Payments

  • 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.
  • No constituents of the 54th Assembly District will have their utilities shut off during the COVID-19 pandemic due to an unpaid balance. Read about customer protections here.

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