As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across California and the United States, it is important to stay calm and take advantage of all the local, state, and federal resources to keep everyone safe and healthy. My office will be updating this page regularly and will be available to provide assistance in working with federal agencies during this public health crisis. If we’re unable to help you, my staff may be able to help direct you to someone who can.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to basic flu symptoms and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. These include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
If you are experiencing symptoms, separate yourself from people and seek help from a health care provider. If symptoms become severe, call your doctor BEFORE visiting and inform them you are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
As there is not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, it is important to take preventative actions to help slow the spread. Here are some preventative measures you and your family can take:
- Wash hands often for 20-30 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue or elbow.
- Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phone screens and doorknobs.
- Stay home from work or school if you are feeling sick.
Local and Federal Resources
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cooperating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to respond to recent reports of COVID-19 infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
for resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The following is a list of COVID-19 resources in various languages from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:
for more resources from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
If you have questions and would like to speak to someone, or need help finding medical care, call the Los Angeles County Information line 2-1-1, which is available 24/7.
COVID-19 Information for Americans Abroad
Many Americans abroad have found themselves unable to return home after their host countries began limiting domestic and international travel to contain the spread of coronavirus. For more information, click here.
What you can do:
To apply for unemployment, click here.
To apply for disability benefits, click here.
To apply for paid family leave, click here.
For help for small businesses, click here.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Resources:
To view an unemployment compensation fact sheet and frequently asked questions prepared by the Ways and Means Committee, click here.
To view frequently asked questions about 2020 rebates in English and Spanish, click here.
To view a social security and CARES Act fact sheet prepared by the Ways and Means Committee, click here.
To view a health provisions frequently asked questions sheet prepared by the Ways and Means Committee, click here.
To learn about tax-related provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act prepared by the Ways and Means Committee, click here.
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Small Business Owner’s Guide:
The programs and initiatives in the CARES Act that was passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. There are many new resources available for small businesses, as well as non-profits and other employers. Recent legislation passed by Congress included more funding for CARES Act programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Click here to access my guide for small business owners.
More trusted resources on the COVID-19 pandemic:
Sign up for Los Angeles citywide notifications by clicking here.
Access the California COVID-19 Response Toolkit by clicking here.
For homeless services providers, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has issued guidance, click here.
For the latest updates from the Mayor of Los Angeles, click here.
For the latest updates from the Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs, click here.
For the latest updates from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, click here.
For the latest updates from the California Department of Public Health, click here.
For the latest updates on travel from the U.S. Department of State, click here.
For the latest updates from the U.S. Small Business Administration, click here.
For the latest updates from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, click here.
For information regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs, click here.
For the latest updates from the World Health Organization, click here.