Social Security Checks coming next week – Be sure maintain social distancing

Message from Community Advocate:

Please be aware that next week is the first of the month when senior citizens receive them social security checks. They will be at greater vulnerability and risk for theft, stress and health. This is when they flock to banks and grocery stores.

Acknowledge these facts and plan.

Ask grocery stores to consider changing seniors shopping time and banking times.

Be mindful and be safe. Reach out to Council District 10 and Mayor’s office.


In keeping with Mayor Garcetti’s directive issued today, entitled “COVID-19 City Guidelines,” all Neighborhood Council (NC) Board, Committee, Alliance, and Liaison meetings, as well as all other NC-related events – are suspended up to and including March 31, 2020.


Helpful resources to help you get information on the Coronavirus:


NC contact information:

LAUSD Grab & Go Food Center for Students During School Closure

What to do while Los Angeles Unified schools are closed in response to the coronavirus

Grab & Go Food Centers distribute free meals to students

Learn more here:

Sign Petition to Protect Nurses During COVID-19

Get more information and sign Petition here.

LAUSD Schools To Stay Closed Until May 1

CBS Local:

LAUSD Schools To Stay Closed Until May 1; District Will Invest $100 Million Toward Online Learning

March 23, 2020

Read article and view video here.

Garcetti Scolds L.A. for not Staying Home

L.A. Times article - Garcetti scolds LA

LA Times article: “This is serious. Garcetti scolds L.A. for not staying home as coronavirus spreads.

March 23, 2020

Read here.

Safer At Home FAQs


Visit this County of Los Angeles link to learn about

COVID-19: Safer at Home FAQ

Answering your questions about Los Angeles County’s Safer at Home order including Questions like:

  • Can I leave my home?
  • How is this different than the orders issued by the City of Los Angeles and the state of California?
  • How long with “safer at home” last?
  • and many more…

Click here to read the Safer at Home Order to Control COVID-19.

COVID-19 Los Angeles City Guidelines


Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s Message (3/4/2020)

As your mayor, there is no greater priority than keeping you safe.

There is a lot of fear spreading about coronavirus — also known as COVID-19 — and I want to make sure you hear directly from me about what actions our City is taking to protect our families and residents, and what precautions you should take to stay healthy.

This morning, I joined our County leaders to provide the public with an update on everything we are doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect public health. I have signed a declaration of local emergency for the City of Los Angeles.

While there are only a few known COVID-19 cases in the region, the declaration helps us access state and federal funding to strengthen and support our efforts to prepare our region and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Simply put: we will do everything in our power, leave no stone unturned, and no resource untapped to preserve Angelenos’ safety and well-being.



Here’s what you should know: COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath — and may appear as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Person-to-person spread mainly occurs from contact with an infected person coughing or sneezing (similar to the flu). In rare cases, it may be possible that COVID-19 can be transmitted by touching an infected surface or object.

Here’s what the City is doing:

  • We’ve declared a local state of emergency to access additional resources that will help our region prepare.
  • We’ve activated our City Emergency Operations Center to a heightened level of vigilance.
  • The City is working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) and the County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to share updates, guidance, and information on COVID-19.
  • All City Departments are reviewing and updating Continuity of Operations Plans to ensure that they can continue delivering essential services in the event of an emergency.
  • The Port of Los Angeles and San Pedro Bay Complex are on heightened alert. The Coast Guard is assessing all inbound vessels to determine whether the vessel has visited a country impacted by COVID-19 within the last five ports of call. Vessel operators are required to report ill crewmembers and passengers within 15 days of arrival to any U.S. port.
  • LAX is following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and L.A. County DPH — including screening travelers with possible exposure and following best practices to keep travelers and employees safe. This includes installing more than 250 additional hand sanitizer stations and using virus and bacteria-killing disinfectants throughout the airport. We’re cleaning public areas and restrooms at least once every hour, and increasing deep cleaning — focusing on high touch areas like handrails, escalators, elevator buttons, and restroom doors. We’re also adding signage with information on COVID-19 symptoms and how to reduce the spread of illness.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Take precautions: If you are sick, stay home. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough or sneeze. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Get a flu shot to prevent the flu, which has similar symptoms to COVID-19. If you have recently traveled in an area with COVID-19 infections and are showing symptoms, monitor your health and seek guidance from a medical professional. Currently, the CDC and DPH are not recommending personal face masks be used by people who do not have prolonged exposure to individuals identified as at risk.
  • Plan ahead: Living in earthquake country, we know the importance of personal preparedness on any given day. Have extra food, water, medical supplies, and emergency kits in your homes and offices. Talk to your family, friends, and neighbors to develop emergency plans.
  • Stay informed: Stick with official sources for accurate and up-to-date information, including,, and Sign up for NotifyLA, our city’s emergency notification system, at

Thank you for reading. Please share this email with your friends and family to help them stay safe and healthy.

Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor

Action Network #HealthyLA



Urge LA City Council to Protect Residents During the Pandemic

Exigir al Concejo Municipal de Los Ángeles para que proteja a los residentes durante la pandemia

Angelenos are forced to put their health on the line simply to keep a roof over their heads. Our city councilmembers have shown great leadership in their response to this crisis so far. In this precarious time, it’s crucial that their next actions be bold, decisive, and for the good of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors.

We know that the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 will be devastating for our most vulnerable communities. In Los Angeles, more than 60 percent of renters already spend almost a third of their household income on rent each month — and 57,000 people are without housing altogether. With the previously unthinkable restrictions that have now been placed on working Angelenos, countless more will soon be unable to stay in their homes or put food on the table.

SIGN THE HEALTHY LA PETITION to clarify specific steps Los Angeles City Council should take to address these economic hardships.

A medida que COVID-19 desencadena un estado nacional de emergencia, y una convocatoria estatal de quedarse en casa y mantenerse refugiado, muchas personas de Los Ángeles están obligados a poner su salud a riesgo simplemente para mantener un techo sobre sus cabezas. Nuestros concejales municipales hasta el momento han demostrado gran liderazgo al responder a esta crisis. Durante este momento inestable, es esencial que las siguientes acciones de ellos sean audaces, decisivas y para el bien de nuestros amigos y vecinos más vulnerables.

Sabemos que los impactos económicos y en la salud pública de COVID-19 serán devastadores para nuestras comunidades más vulnerables. En Los Ángeles, más del 60 por ciento de los inquilinos ya gastan casi un tercio de sus ingresos de su hogar en la renta cada mes – y 57,000 personas están sin vivienda por completo. Con las restricciones previamente inconcebibles que ahora se han puesto sobre los trabajadores de Los Ángeles, una cantidad innumerable de personas muy pronto no podrán quedarse en su casa ni poner alimentos sobre la mesa.

FIRME LA PETICIÓN DE HEALTHY LA (SALUDABLE LOS ÁNGELES) para aclarar los pasos específicos que el Consejo Municipal de Los Ángeles deberá tomar para abordar estas dificultades económicas.

Click here to sign petition.

Novel Coronoavirus – What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Testing Eligibility

Click here to learn more about COVID-19 Testing.

Angelenos are Safer at Home (English and Espanol)