COVID-19 UPDATE - MAY 8, 2020
- For Retail Establishments - https://bit.ly/2WcTJFv
- For Golf Courses - https://bit.ly/3dtsHzv
- For Trails - https://bit.ly/2WHxWVH
- For Car Dealerships - https://bit.ly/3dBsXMO
Glendora trails re-open to the public (North trails - May 9; South Hills - May 10), but those utilizing the trails must continue to practice LA County Public Health guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As the State and LA County begin to update #SaferatHome it is important to remember that reopening the county will only work if we’re all very careful & continue to practice physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings when out & washing or sanitizing our hands frequently.
We anticipate a lot of information to be released by the county as things begin to change - Be sure to stay connected to publichealth.lacounty.gov for all of the latest information and resources.
Businesses must follow protocols already established social distancing (such as curb side pick-up only) and infection control protocols for employees and customers, as well as noticing for customers.
At all times, it remains critical to:
• Wear cloth face coverings when around others outside of your home
• Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet
• Wash your hands frequently & for 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
• Self-Isolate for 10 days + 3 days after you are symptom-free (if you have or are likely to have COVID-19)
• Self-Quarantine for 14 days if you are exposed or in close contact with an infected person.
For more information, visit:
- Health Order for Essential Businesses - https://bit.ly/35Jz7Ia
- Social Distancing Checklist - https://bit.ly/2WgioJk
- Infection Control Protocols (Section 2a-2f) - https://bit.ly/2WgioJk
- Coronavirus FAQ for Business Managers - https://bit.ly/35GcDHU
- Businesses - Post Notice to Customers - https://bit.ly/3cmt66U
Los Angeles County residents are doing their part to follow the County’s “Safer at Home” Health Officer Order which has slowed the spread of COVID-19. Los Angeles County is now taking its first steps towards reopening businesses and getting people back to work!
The following is a list of businesses that are re-opening, listed by date:
May 8, 2020
Non-essential business: reopening for curbside pick-up with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols
- Clothing stores
- Music stores
- Sporting goods stores
- Toy stores
- Car dealership showrooms (open for sales with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols)
Outdoor parks and recreational facilities are open provided all activities adhere to distancing and infection control protocols
- Golf courses (not including pro-shops or dine-in restaurants)
- Trailheads, parks
The re-opening of businesses will occur in stages and require physical distancing and infection control practices. For more information on the stages to re-open, click here.
The curve has flattened, however the COVID-19 pandemic is still in LA County. The coronavirus is still deadly and capable of quickly taking many lives. As L.A. County moves into its first stage of recovery, all residents, business owners and employees must continue to observe and practice all COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.
We remind all LA County residents - continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a face covering whenever you leave home
- Wash hands throughout the day
- Stay six feet away from people who don’t live with you
And don’t forget - you can get a free COVID-19 test if you have symptoms. All tests are confidential, and will tell you if you’re COVID-19 positive or negative. Click here for more information about COVID-19 testing in LA County.
Important Notice: LA County may modify at any time the recovery guidelines displayed on this page based on the California Governor’s executive orders, State Health Officer orders and/or emerging science. More sector specific guidance will be provided and posted as it becomes available.
The Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Glendora are offering financial assistance to Glendora small businesses that are experiencing financial hardship due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The COVID-19 Business Recovery Program is a forgivable loan program created to assist small for-profit businesses facing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 stay at home orders. The program is intended to provide emergency financing to businesses that were unsuccessful in obtaining financing from other state and federal programs. Loans ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 will be allocated to eligible, qualified small businesses based on availability of funds and review of the application and required documentation submitted.
The program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Fund (CDBG-CV). Due to the federal funding source, the program requires that the funded activity provide a benefit to low- to moderate-income (LMI) persons. This requirement can be met through job retention of an LMI individual.
No application fee or collateral are needed to apply. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and loans will be processed as long as funds are available. The loan converts to a grant that does not need to be repaid after four quarters of compliance have been met.
- 25 or less employees
- 5 employees or less (including owner) if the business owner is LMI
- $5,000 to $15,000
- For profit business established on or before March 2018.
- Business must be in good standing with the City of Glendora.
- Small business with no more than 25 employees as of March 19, 2020.
- Location (owned or leased) on a commercial address in Glendora. If leased, must have two or more years remaining, or have an option to extend with similar effect.
- Demonstrated financial hardship directly attributed to COVID-19.
- Must retain or reinstate at least one LMI job that is at risk or has been terminated. The retained job must be kept for at least four full quarters.
- Verification or certification that assistance from any other source has not been received, either due to a denial or inability to apply due to lack of funding.
- Other requirements may apply upon review of completed application.
Use of Funds:
- Rent of business location
- Outstanding business expenses
- Employee Payroll
- Working Capital
- Payroll for sick time coverage
- Adaptive business practices in order to remain open
- Funds must provide a benefit a low- to moderate- income person by way of job retention of at least one LMI individual for each loan awarded.
- Amount is forgiven after 4 full quarters of compliance verifying retention of LMI job.
- If compliance is not met, repayment begins 12 months after disbursement at a 2.25% rate with a 3-year term.
The County has officially announced its participation in the State’s Great Plates Program.
Individuals may qualify to receive meals if they:
- Meet age requirements:
- Are 65 or older; OR
- Are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 or are at high risk as defined by the CDC
- Living alone or with one other program-eligible adult
- Are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs, like CalFresh/SNAP or Meals on Wheels
- Are not currently receiving assistance from other Earn less than $74,940 (single) or $101,460 (two-person household)
- Have difficulty accessing food resources or preparing your own meals
- Live in unincorporated LA County or a city that does not have its own ‘Great Plates Delivered’ program
In order to participate, restaurants must:
- Step One: Fill out a Food Provider Interest Form with the State of California. You can access the form here: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates/
- Step Two: If selection criteria are met based on the Food Provider Interest Form, LA County will reach out to select restaurants to fill out the official application for the program, which includes additional eligibility requirements.
- Note: The LA County application form will be made available Monday, May 11th.
CDC MOBILE APP
CDC Content in Your Hands 24/7
Available on Smartphone
The CDC Mobile application is now available on your smartphone. Whether you are an iPhone or Android user you now have 24/7 access to timely, vital health information, wherever you go.
New Content & Filtering Capabilities
iOS and Android users can enjoy a greater variety of content such as stories, videos, podcasts, journals and blogs. Organize your app home screen so the information that’s most important to you appears first! Turn off the sources you don’t want with just a flip of a switch and reset it all with the tap of a button.
Important Public Health Information 24/7
Automatic updates whenever your device is online ensures that you’re the most up-to-date with health news and information. Direct links to social media, text and email lets you immediately share the most interesting articles with friends and family. Whether you’re a fan of the weekly MMWR articles or you have an interest in the Disease of the Week, the CDC Mobile app has something for you.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Whenever you are leaving your home to procure or provide essential services, either in public or in private settings, LA County is asking residents to please wear a clean cloth face covering at all times.
Face coverings are not a substitute for our most powerful tools to slow the spread of COVID-19: staying home and practicing physical distancing – staying six feet away from all people – at all times. However, face coverings can:
- help prevent you from infecting others; and
- help save medical masks for healthcare workers or other essential workers that take care of people who are sick - or may be in contact with people who may be sick
If you are already using cloth face coverings while out and about, thank you for taking this step to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you aren't, help us save lives by doing so.
- Tips on how to make your own cloth face covering
- DIY instructions - Video by Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General
- Read more about LA County's Cloth Face Covering Guidance
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
APRIL 1, 2020
- Our best community and individual defense against COVID 19 is washing our hands frequently, avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoiding being around sick people and physical distancing, especially by staying at home. A strong health care delivery system and emergency response system is also an essential core defense to save lives when people do get ill.
- There may be a benefit to reducing asymptomatic transmission and reinforcing physical distancing from the use of face coverings. However, face coverings may increase risk if users reduce their use of strong defenses, such as physical distancing and frequent hand washing, when using face coverings.
- Counties that choose to introduce policies promoting face coverings for their residents should make sure that these policies do not put increased demand on medical grade respirators, such as N95 and surgical masks. Counties should emphasize the use of face coverings in conjunction with evidence-based interventions such as staying at home, physical distancing when completing essential activities and washing hands.
- Individuals outside of counties with recommendations on face coverings, should wear coverings if they feel comfortable doing so, and practice strict hand washing before and after touching and adjusting the mask. They are reminded that face coverings are not a replacement for other evidence-based measures such as physical distancing, frequent hand washing practices, and remaining at home when not doing essential activities.
What is a cloth face covering?
A cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton, silk, or linen. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand, or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels.
How well do cloth face coverings work to prevent spread of COVID-19?
There is limited evidence to suggest that use of cloth face coverings by the public during a pandemic could help reduce disease transmission. Their primary role is to reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has COVID-19 but feels well. Cloth face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing and washing hands and staying home when ill, but they may be helpful when combined with these primary interventions.
When should I wear a cloth face covering?
You may choose to wear a cloth face covering when you must be in public for essential activities, such as shopping at the grocery store. Wearing a cloth face covering does not eliminate the need to physically distance yourself from others.
How should I care for a cloth face covering?
It’s a good idea to wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily. Have a bag or bin to keep cloth face coverings in until they can be laundered with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle. If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face. Discard cloth face coverings that:
- No longer cover the nose and mouth
- Have stretched out or damaged ties or straps
- Cannot stay on the face
- Have holes or tears in the fabric
If you are experiencing severe symptoms such as extreme shortness of breath,
contact your physician. If it is an emergency, dial 911.
The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to Los Angeles County residents.
At this time, testing is only for people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can now book a same or next day appointment.
Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions.
You can use the Los Angeles County Environmental Health On-Line Complaint System to file a complaint or report a problem to the Environmental Health Division of the Department of Public Health.
CUSTOMER CALL CENTER
- (888) 700-9995 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
- Email: Ehmail@ph.lacounty.gov
- File an online complaint with Environmental Health
To combat social isolation, ‘Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.’ campaign urges all Californians to check in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock
In coordination with non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, California also launches hotline to help Californians answer questions
The campaign urges all Californians to check in on their older neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock to make sure they’re ok. In addition, the state is urging local non-profits and faith-based organizations to call to check in on all of the older Californians in their networks.
The Governor also announced the creation of a statewide hotline — (833) 544-2374 — in coordination with the non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, so that Californians have a one-stop shop to answer their questions and get assistance during this crisis. For example, the 2-1-1 system is able to help older Californians access grocery and medication delivery while staying at home.
ADVOCACY LETTERS - FEDERAL
ADVOCACY LETTERS - COUNTY
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:00pm, Glendora City Manager Adam Raymond, as Director of Emergency Services, issued an order to temporarily close all remaining City facilities still open to protect the public and City staff, based on guidelines from county, state, and federal health officials advising organizations implement immediate community mitigation efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. On March 24th, the City Council ratified by resolution the emergency order.
Facilities, parks and trails remain closed to the public indefinitely and until the County and State orders are lifted.
Glendora is still providing essential services.
City staff will remain available via phone and email to assist the community. . In an effort to comply with local and state orders, as well as recommendations at the federal level, concerning COVID-19, the City will be implementing schedule and shift changes beginning as early as Saturday, March 28, 2020. The variance in schedules will provide for greater social distancing and reduced exposure to other employees. These changes are only temporary and will return to regular schedules once this public health crisis is over.
We will evaluate every opportunity to increase accessibility of City services during this situation.
For a list of City Department phone numbers and email, visit www.CityOfGlendora.org/Contact
A new Health Officer Order is being issued that extends the stipulation in the previous Health Officer Order through May 15, 2020. The Order also requires essential businesses to provide a cloth face covering for all of their employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees and or the public and to post their physical distancing plans. The public is also required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses. All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit remain prohibited. Beaches, trails and trailheads and non-essential businesses remain closed. It is critical that everyone continue to take these actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
As a result of this new Order, Glendora facilities will remain closed to the public through at least May 15, to comply with the extension. City staff will continue to provide in-person, by appointment only services (where appropriate) as well as continuing online services currently provided. In additon, staff remains available by phone or email.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:00pm, Glendora City Manager Adam Raymond, as Director of Emergency Services, has issued an order to temporarily close all remaining City facilities still open to protect the public and City staff, based on guidelines from county, state, and federal health officials advising organizations enact immediate implementation of additional community mitigation efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The temporary closure will remain in effect at least through March 31, 2020.
City staff will remain available via phone and email to assist the community. We will evaluate every opportunity increase accessibility of City services during this shutdown and will be providing ongoing updates to the community for more information.
As the City continues to implement public safety measures, we encourage the community to remain diligent with personal steps each individual can take, including hand-washing, staying home when sick, calling your personal medical provider with any questions, and following all of the recommended social distancing guidelines issued by LA County Public Health.
Links to resources for more information on COVID-19 and Public Health guidelines can be found on the City’s website at www.cityofglendora.org/covid19
As part of the city’s response to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, City Manager Adam Raymond today proclaimed the existence of a local emergency within the City of Glendora to make additional resources available and help formalize emergency actions already underway to help prepare for broader spread of COVID-19. The proclamation follows the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s announcement of one confirmed case of COVID-19 within Glendora, and continued efforts by state and local agencies to address public safety concerns.
Today’s proclamation is guided by the work already in progress by the City of Glendora, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other agencies which have been assessing and responding to issues related to COVID-19 state and nationwide.
“The City Council and Glendora’s Executive Team are committed to ensuring an open dialogue with the community and our employees,” said City Manager Raymond. “This emergency proclamation adds one more tool to help the city prepare our community to address ongoing issues.”
Pursuant to the City’s Municipal Code and California Government Code, the City Council must vote to extend a Local Emergency within 7 days of this declaration. A meeting is scheduled to discuss the item on March 24th.
The proclamation allows the City Manager as Director of Emergency Services the necessary flexibility in response to purchasing from Glendora businesses, halting water utility shutoffs, and waiving late fees on services.
CITY OF GLENDORA ANNOUNCES FACILITY CLOSURES - MARCH 13, 2020
City staff recognizes the importance of community support in its efforts to prioritize the health and safety of residents and employees by minimizing the risk of overburdening local health services. With on-going guidance from state and county officials, such as LA County Department of Public Health, the City of Glendora continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
We recognize there is social impact, with economic implications. The City emphasizes the importance of staying connected to official government and public health agency resources as news continues to be distributed globally. Glendora staff is weighing the best interests of community in its efforts of responsible leadership.
“We are taking steps to minimize the impact that unnecessary exposure could have on our medical system, as directed by the Governor,” Mayor Judy Nelson remarked. “We urge Glendorans to be cautious in their personal actions and hope that these measures will help to speed the elimination of COVID-19.”
In an abundance of caution and to protect our vulnerable populations, the following City Facilities will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020 until approximately Monday, April 13, 2020;
TEMPORARY FACILITY CLOSURES
- American Legion Building
- Crowther Teen & Family Center
- Liberty House Preschool and Pre-K
- La Fetra Center
- Scout Hut
- Youth Center
- Glendora Public Library
Evaluations to the on-going developments will be made, and changes to scheduling (including potential re-opening dates) will be made as necessary. Our goal is to limit the impact to our best ability, while maintaining an appropriately safe and healthy environment for all. Unfortunately, in addition to facility closures, it is also prudent to cancel the following events;
- GPD Citizens Academy - Postponed
- First/Last Mile Open House – March 19, 2020
- First/Last Mile Open House – March 21, 2020
- Transit Options Workshop - March 21, 2020
- Women of the Year Ceremony - March 21, 2020
- Camp Cahuilla- Spring Break Edition - March 23 through March 27, 2020
- Joint Chamber Mixer - March 31, 2020
- Ambassador Meeting - April 1, 2020
- Glendora Chamber Coffee Mixer and Dignity Memorial - April 3, 2020
- Trails Day - April 4, 2020
- Spring Boutique - April 4, 2020
- Easter Egg Hunt - April 11, 2020
- YesGov Student Program – April 6 through 10 (No Decision Yet – Will Evaluate and Notify)
- Earth Day Festival - April 18, 2020 (No Decision Yet – Will Evaluate and Notify)
CALIFORNIA STATE ORDERS
- MARCH 4, 2020 | EXECUTIVE ORDER N-25-20
- MARCH 19, 2020 | EXECUTIVE ORDER N-33-20 (SHELTER IN PLACE)
- MARCH 21, 2020 | EXECUTIVE ORDER N-35-20
- MARCH 16, 2020 | HEALTH OFFICER ORDER
- MARCH 19, 2020 | SAFER AT HOME ORDER
- MARCH 21, 2020 | SAFER AT HOME UPDATE
- MARCH 27, 2020 | BEACHES & TRAILS CLOSURE ADDENDUM
- APRIL 10, 2020 | SAFER AT HOME ADDENDUM #1
- MAY 8, 2020 | SAFER AT HOME ADDENDUM #2
- MAY 13, 2020 | SAFER AT HOME REVISED
- MAY 13, 2020 | PROTOCOL FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING APPENDIX A
- MAY 13, 2020 | REOPENING PROTOCOL FOR WAREHOUSING, MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTIC ESTABLISHMENTS: APPENDIX C
- MAY 26, 2020 | REOPENING SAFER AT WORK AND IN THE COMMUNITY
SAFER AT HOME FAQ
CITY STAFF IS HERE TO SERVE!
- CALL (626) 914-8235
U.S. FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION
PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- California COVID-19 Response
- California Department of Public Health
- LA County Department of Public Health
- Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades Recursos para COVID-19
GLENDORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is cooperating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to reports of a novel (new) coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others that circulate mostly among animals. Common symptoms in an infected person include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
Los Angeles County residents, students, workers, and visitors are encouraged to practice good public health hygiene.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded their list of symptoms that people are experiencing when they are positive for COVID-19. Be on the lookout for signs and call your provider if you are experiencing even mild illness. If you need a provider, call 211.
- Shortness of breath
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- A new loss of taste or smell
HELP PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS FROM RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS LIKE COVID-19
As with other respiratory illnesses, there are steps that everyone can take daily to reduce the risk of getting sick or infecting others with circulating viruses. You should:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
- Get a flu shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
- Learn more about the agency’s response to the Coronavirus, including how the agency is addressing competition matters
AVOID CORONAVIRUS SCAMS
- Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government. The details are still coming together.
- Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. There are no products proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 at this time.
- Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes.
- Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. Use sites like coronavirus.gov and usa.gov/coronavirus to get the latest information. And don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
- Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
As the United States and the world deal with the ongoing pandemic, the FBI’s national security and criminal investigative work continues. There are threats you should be aware of so you can take steps to protect yourself.
- Children who are home from school and spending more time online may be at increased risk for exploitation.
- Anyone can be targeted by hackers and scammers.
- Protecting civil rights and investigating hate crimes remain a high priority for the FBI.
The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of our online options.
For the latest Unemployment Insurance claim data available, visit the Newsroom.Step-by-step chart for what to expect through the course of your Unemployment Insurance claim for receiving benefit payments as long as you’re eligible.
LA County wants to guide you and your businesses as you embark on the Road to Recovery. In order to boost the local economy, and maintain the public's safety during the COVID-19 health crisis, LA County's Health Inspectors are making their rounds to ensure businesses (like yours) are in compliance with our Health Officer Order.
If you're a retail business owner, these are the 5 areas our Inspectors will cover:
(1) Workplace policies and practices to protect employee health
(2) Measures to ensure physical distancing
(3) Measures to ensure infection control
(4) Communication with employees and the public
(5) Measures to ensure equitable access to critical services
Make sure you're compliant, by following LA County's full checklist.
To help you protect employees and customers, alike, LA County has also created signs. These are ready to be posted on-site, to remind everyone how they can protect themselves (and others) from COVID-19.
You can download the below
• "Curbside Pickup Only"
• "Please Stay Away if You're Sick"
• "Please Stay 6 Feet Away"
• "Wear a Cloth Face Covering" posters here.
If you still have questions on compliance, call LA County's Department of Public Health at (888) 700-9995 or visit the DPH website for more information.
AMERICAN RED CROSS - VIRTUAL FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER
On behalf of the Red Cross team, we extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one to the coronavirus. Grieving is always difficult, and we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic creates additional challenges and needs. This Virtual Family Assistance Center offers information and resources that we hope will help you during this time.
- If you need to talk with someone, connect with the Red Cross immediately by calling toll free (833) 492-0094
- Visit the Virtual Family Assistance Center Online
STATE OF CALIFORNIA RESOURCES
The State of California (DR4482CA) was awarded a Crisis Counseling Immediate Services Program (ISP) grant on April 20, 2020. In response, the State of California has established a HOTLINE dedicated to COVID19 that is scheduled to go live on May 22, 2020. Refer below for more details:
California Hope (CalHOPE) Warm Line
Under the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP), California will launch the CalHOPE Warm Line at 1-833-317-HOPE (4673) on May 22, 2020. The CalHOPE Warm Line will be staffed with 12 CCP-trained counselors, 3 CCP-trained team lead counselors, and 1 CCP-trained program manager. The CalHOPE Warm Line will offer on-demand, brief emotional support for individuals experiencing isolation, stress, and anxiety across California, allowing connection to help while honoring shelter-in-place orders. The Warm Line will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday during the Individual Services Program (ISP) grant period, including text messaging, and will expand to 24/7 with the Regular Services Program (RSP), offering English and Spanish language coverage, with other languages covered by an interpreter service, or a connection to CalHOPE Support counselors.
HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH EMERGENCIES
LA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
LA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE FOR FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS
The guidance for faith-based organizations may help to prevent exposure to COVID-19 and thus help reduce its spread. It is of utmost importance that we avert a peak in serious illness that would strain hospital capacity. Your assistance in that effort is critical.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, a revised Health Officer Order issued on March 21, 2020, required that all businesses other than those that provide essential services cease in-person operations and that all county residents other than those providing essential services remain at home. The order prohibited any public or private in-person gatherings.
LA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE FOR FUNERAL SERVICES
The document lists recommendations death care service providers, including funeral homes, mortuaries, and embalmers should follow to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of staff and clients during funeral services.
LA COUNTY DEPT OF PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
- Los Angeles County Economic Development
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Emergency Small Business Resource List
TAX RELIEF RESOURCE LINKS (PROVIDED BY CA STATE TREASURER OFFICE)
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
An estimated 2 million people in Los Angeles County suffer from food-insecurity issues on an ongoing basis. That vulnerable community is sure to swell because of pandemic-related economic losses in the months to come, but Los Angeles County is committed to preventing hunger and ensuring access to food for all residents.
The County is currently mobilizing a Countywide response to hunger by coordinating public agencies, nonprofits, and volunteers to provide meals to anyone in need during the weeks and months to come. The County is also launching new digital resources to help members of the public access food at no cost — including program sign-up information, maps, and frequently asked questions — all located on the County COVID-19 website.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY RESOURCES
CALIFORNIA STATE RESOURCES (PROVIDED BY CA STATE TREASURER OFFICE)
"Due to the State’s Orders and to comply with recommended public health protocols, we have temporarily changed and/or suspended some of our programs to minimize person to person contact."
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS
The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers.
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.
The Disaster Help Center's centralized call center and website include resources for nonprofit organizations, tenants, and landlords. The Center has also expanded its hours of operation. You can now access its free, one-on-one counseling from:
- 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Monday through Friday)
- 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Saturdays)
Whether you are a business owner who's struggling to keep your doors open, a worker who's uncertain about your next paycheck, or an unbanked LA County resident looking for a safe and affordable way to receive your Economic Impact payment, the LA County Disaster Help Center is available for immediate assistance. You can reach it by:
Pregnant women and single mothers may be experiencing particular food insecurity and hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. In LA County, there are several programs and services that help families who have been affected by recent events:
- Home Visiting Programs are still enrolling new clients and serving families in LA County. Home Visitors provide support and services during pregnancy; coaches parents on how to support children during difficult times; offers techniques for lowering stress; and connects parents to educational training, job opportunities, and other resources. For the health and safety of clients, all home visiting programs have temporarily moved all in-person visits to telehealth visits to continue providing support to all our families. For more information, call (213) 639-6434.
- MAMA’s Program is providing services to pregnant women and those who have recently delivered during the COVID-9 crisis by offering telehealth telephonic and video visits for medical and behavioral health services, social care navigation, and nursing support. The telehealth platform lessens the face-to-face contact for these women without decreasing the number of visits they require or desire. Pregnant women in the safety net who need prenatal and immediate postpartum services can call 844-37-MAMAS for appointments and enhanced perinatal services.
- Doula services provide emotional support, physical comfort, education, and advocacy to African American pregnant women and persons during pregnancy, childbirth, and the newborn period. Call (213) 639-6448 for more information and eligibility requirements.
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides healthy foods and other resources to pregnant women and families with a child under 5 years of age. WIC welcomes military families, migrant families, fathers, foster parents and legal guardians with eligible children. If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are:
- Breastfeeding (up to the infant’s first birthday)
- Non-breastfeeding women (until the infant is six months old)
- Women up to six months after a pregnancy loss
- For infants and children, up to the child’s fifth birthday.
- To find out if you’re eligible, text APPLY to 91997, visit phfewic.org or call (888) 942-2229.
- Cash aid and food purchasing services are available through CalWORKS. This program provides monthly financial assistance to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care and other necessary expenses. For more information and eligibility requirements, call (866) 613-3777.
- Early childhood education and childcare services are available for essential workers. Call (888) 92CHILD (922-4453) or visit lacoe.edu/childcare for more information and resources.
- Emotional support services are available for pregnant and parenting families feeling anxious, panicked, or stressed. Mental health professionals are available at (800) 854-7771.
If you want to learn more about the risks of COVID-19 to pregnant women, visit COVID-19: Advice to Pregnant Women. If you are pregnant and you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or you think you may have contracted the virus, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing to schedule an appointment.
Pregnant women should take the same preventative measures as the general public to avoid infection. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking these actions:
- Stay home. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Have food delivered to your home so you can avoid checkout lines at grocery stores.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or using the restroom.
- Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).
Is your tap water safe to drink?
EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. The World Health Organization has stated that the presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.
According to the CDC, conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those used in the City of Glendora drinking water system, should destroy and inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. This means that residents do not need to buy or store drinking water at this time. The City of Glendora Water Division is taking every precaution to help ensure the residents of Glendora have access to a safe and reliable supply of drinking water through their tap.
IMPORTANT LINKS AND INFORMATION
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
PER THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION:
"We are taking actions to accelerate the use of our programs to help reduce the impact of anticipated higher energy bills due to many Californians staying at home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This includes accelerating bill credits and potentially changing how bills are calculated to reduce them. Additionally, many people who have recently lost their job due to COVID-19 will be eligible for the CARE program, which provides a 20 to 35 percent discount on utility bills. Customers just have to call their utility and ask to be enrolled if qualified."
SERVICES AND UTILITIES
- Athens Services (Waste Disposal)
- Frontier Communications
- Southern California Edison (SCE)
- Spectrum Communications
SOCAL GAS COMPANY
If you have recently lost your job, even if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may qualify for 20% off your natural gas bill with our CARE program. It only takes a few minutes to apply and no additional documentation is required.
The County of Los Angeles has expanded its temporary eviction moratorium as of April 14, 2020. This expansion now includes all residential & commercial tenants in LA County- with the exception of those who live (or conduct business) in cities with an eviction moratoria of their own.
LA County's moratorium includes a ban on evictions for:
- Nonpayment of rent, if the tenant can show they have been financially impacted by the health emergency
- No Fault reasons, such as owner/relative move-in or Ellis Act evictions
- Violations due to additional occupants, pets or nuisance related to COVID-19
The expanded rent freeze, also approved yesterday, now prohibits owners of mobilehome parks in unincorporated areas of LA County from increasing the space rent for their tenants during the moratorium period.
Both expansions are retroactive from March 4 to May 31, 2020, unless extended.
If you're experiencing a landlord-tenant issue, please contact the LA County Disaster Help Center by:
The Disaster Help Center also provides expanded foreclosure protection assistance for landlords with 15 or fewer units. If you are a property owner facing financial difficulty, contact the Help Center to learn about available resources for your situation.
Angeles National Forest Area Closures - COVID-19 Response
Effective April 4, 2020 - USDA Forest Service is closing 4 formal trailheads and 23 informal trail access points, resulting in a larger closure of 23 trails and 19 roads. In total, this results in closure of 81.5 miles of trail (out of 760 open miles) and 54.5 miles of road. The closure does not close the ability to walk on to National Forest System land but does restrict access to roughly 40,000 out of 700,000 acres of the Angeles.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
WHAT IS DMV VIRTUAL OFFICE?
In an effort to provide important services, while complying with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, DMV is allowing customers to complete certain tasks online, without having to visit a DMV field office.
The DMV page lists the services currently available through DMV’s Virtual Office, and will be updated to add services when possible.
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