Covid 19 Helpful Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Los Angeles Area Resources

All restaurants (sit-in), gym, fitness studios, theaters, and bars have closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00 A.M. (Read more:


Categories under this heading include: food, housing, health, transportation, and education and are separated into four general categories: children and youth, adults, elderly and the undocumented community.

Food for all:

  • For the closest food pantry/bank to you, visit:
  • Every table is offering meals to EVERYONE. Food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their homes. Food available for students. Food distribution centers that can distribute food to a group of people. If you need 10-10,000 meals, reach out to Every table at (323) 458 – 6487. For more info, visit!

» Children and Youth (0-17)

» Adults (18-64)

  • If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.

St. Francis Center provides meal services, clothing closets, showers/bathroom services, and rental and utility assistance programs (over the phone) for homeless and low-income individuals
in Los Angeles. (For more information, visit

» Eldery (65+)


» Grocery Shopping

» Undocumented Community

  • Resource guide created by California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance available at
  • CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles) has a free hotline you can call if you think you have the Coronavirus at 888-624-4752. In California, immigrants have access to emergency care regardless of immigration status. More information here:

» Trans/Queer Relief

» Employment

First, the Federal Government approved a $2 trillion dollar financial aid package just last night (3/24/20) which will provide significantly higher relief amounts to virtually everyone. The details have not yet been released, so stay tuned to your local TV news shows to determine how to apply for those funds. Additionally, what employees are currently entitled to may be confusing. The link below makes it easier to understand what resources may be available.


» Employment Issues

» Paid Family Leave

**Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (Covid-19) or who has been quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional).

» Disability Benefits/Paid Sick Leave

**Disability benefits /paid sick leave are available for those who have actually contracted the virus themselves or who have been exposed to it and are quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional in the case of Disability Benefits). Visit

» Unemployment Benefits

**Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). Visit

  • Unfortunately, though, this benefit is not available to undocumented persons whose hours are reduced or lose their job for reasons related to COVID-19, etc.
  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: If your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. You might qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Visit

» Worker’s Compensation

**Worker’s comp is available for those who are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted Covid-19 while in the regular course of their job (i.e. healthcare workers)
Tax Assistance
“Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return. Visit
For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.

  • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
  • Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
  • Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502”

(For more information, visit
Resources Based on Type of Employment

» Impacted Businesses


  • The U.S. Small Business Administration offers up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
    (For more information, visit, or contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-
    2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or
  • Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program
  • How to get access to lending partners? SBA has developed a lender match, a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders within 48 hours. Visit
    • 7(a) program offers loan amounts up to $5,000,000 and is an all-inclusive loan program deployed by lending partners for eligible small businesses within the U.S. States and its territories. The uses of proceeds include: working capital; expansion/renovation; new construction; purchase of land or buildings; purchase of equipment, fixtures; lease-hold improvements; refinancing debt for compelling reasons; seasonal line of credit; inventory; or starting a business.
    • Express loan program provides loans up to $350,000 for no more than 7 years with an option to revolve. There is a turnaround time of 36 hours for approval or denial of a completed application. The uses of proceeds are the same as the standard 7(a) loan.
    • Community Advantage loan pilot program allows mission-based lenders to assist small businesses in underserved markets with a maximum loan size of $250,000. The uses of proceeds are the same as the standard 7(a) loan.
    • 504 loan program is designed to foster economic development and job creation and/or retention. The eligible use of proceeds is limited to the acquisition or eligible refinance of fixed
    • Microloan program involves making loans through nonprofit lending organizations to underserved markets. Authorized use of loan proceeds includes working capital, supplies, machinery & equipment, and fixtures (does not include real estate). The maximum loan amount is $50,000 with the average loan size of $14,000.
  • Exporting Assistance: SBA provides export loans to help small businesses achieve sales through exports and can help these businesses respond to opportunities and challenges associated with trade, such as COVID-19. The loans are available to U.S. small businesses that export directly overseas, or those that export indirectly by selling to a customer that then exports their products.
    • Export Express loan program allows access to capital quickly for businesses that need financing up to $500,000. Businesses can apply for a line of credit or term note prior to finalizing
      an export sale or while pursuing opportunities overseas, such as identifying a new overseas customer should an export sale be lost due to COVID-19.
    • Export Working Capital program enables small businesses to fulfill export orders and finance international sales by providing revolving lines of credit or transaction-based financing of up to $5 million. Businesses could use a loan to obtain or retain overseas customers by offering attractive payment terms.
    • International Trade loan program helps small businesses engaged in international trade to retool or expand to better compete and react to changing business conditions. It can also help
      exporting firms to expand their sales to new markets or to re-shore operations back to the U.S.

» Insurance

Many businesses have business interruption insurance; now is the time to contact your insurance agent to review your policy to understand precisely what you are and are not covered for in the event of an extended incident.

» Government Contracting

SBA is focused on assisting with the continuity of operations for small business contracting programs and small businesses with federal contracts. For more information on federal contracting, visit
More specifically:

  • 8(a) Business Development program serves to help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, and the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate. The 8(a) program offer and acceptance process is available nationwide, and the SBA continues to work with federal agencies to ensure maximum practicable opportunity to small businesses. 8(a) program participants should stay in touch with their Business Opportunity Specialist (BOS).
  • HUBZone program offers eligibility assistance every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET at 1-202-765-1264; access code 63068189#. Members of the HUBZone team answer questions to help firms navigate the certification process. For specific questions regarding an application, please contact the HUBZone Help Desk at
  • Women-owned Small Business firms who have questions, please visit or write to

» Lay-Off Aversion

Rapid Response/Lay-off Aversion- Is your business facing the possibility of laying off employees or even closing? The Los Angeles County America’s Jobs Centers of California (AJCCs) can help you get your business back on track. Specialized Business Service Representatives can work with you and your employees to minimize losses and improve morale. We can also assist your business with strategic planning to ensure that your business does not face a similar situation in the future. Contact your local Business Service Representative at an America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) for more information by emailing or calling (213) 810-1641.

» Best Practices

  • Do your part to slow the spread
  • Avoid social gatherings of 10 people or more
  • Work or engage from home
  • If necessary, working on location or place of business make sure to conduct regular environmental cleaning i.e. wipe down with cleaning solution, sanitize workspace and make sure employees are washing hands on a regular basis.
  • Staff should wear and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment according to your existing policies and procedures.
  • Have soap and paper towels in bathrooms at all times.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • California EDD has issued updated guidance on issues beyond unemployment insurance (e.g.caregiving for ill family members). Visit for that updated guidance.
  • California’s Department of Industrial Relations has issued updated guidance on what employers are expected to do to help promote hygiene/safety in the workplace. Visit for that updated guidance.
  • Marketing – It’s critical to communicate openly with your customers about the status of your operations, what protective measures you’ve implemented, and how they (as customers) will be protected when they visit your business. Promotions may also help incentivize customers who may be reluctant to patronize your business
  • Consider providing in-home services i.e. provide free delivery, etc.
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Shortfalls – While the possibility could be remote, it is a prudent preparedness measure to ensure you have either adequate supplies of inventory for a sustained period and/or diversify your distributor sources in the event one supplier cannot meet an order request.
  • Share best practices with other businesses in your communities (especially those in your supply chain), chambers of commerce, and associations to improve community response efforts.

» Service Planning Areas

Categories under this heading include: food, housing, health, transportation, and education and are separated into 8 service planning areas.

Service Planning Area 1: Antelope Valley (includes Acton, Agua Dulce, Gorman, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Quartz Hill, and others.)


  • Grace Resource Center, Inc.
    45134 N. Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA. 93534
    Phone: 661-940-5272
  • Shekinah Worship Center
    42640 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA. 93534
    Phone: 661-940-8378
  • Salvation Army – Lancaster Corp
    44517 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA. 93534
    Phone: 661-940-8378
  • Palmdale Community Foundation-S.A.V.E.S.
    1012 East Avenue Q-12, Palmdale, CA. 93550
    Phone: 661-267-5191
  • SA-Mountain View Mobile Home Park
    3255 E. Avenue R., Palmdale, CA. 93550
    Main Office in the Mobile Home Park
    Phone: 661-947-4700
  • Twin Lakes Community Church
    17213 Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 93591
    Phone: 661-264-1215

Service Planning Area 2: San Fernando Valley (includes Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Encino, Glendale, LA Cañada-Flintridge, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, and others.)

  • Food and care for homeless community
    • MEND Poverty
    • 10641 N. San Fernando Rd., Pacoima, CA 91331
    • Phone: (818) 897-2443 or (818) 896-0246
    • Fax: (818) 897-0128
    • Homeless care services on Tuesday mornings
    • Food distribution on Thursday and Fridays from 9 to 11 am

    (For more info, visit and

  • Food
    • Freedom Church:
      9200 Owensmouth, Chatsworth, CA 91311
      Hosting grab & go FREE grocery pick up on Wednesday, 3/18 from 12pm to 2pm
    • SOVA – Community Food and Resource Program
      16439 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA. 91406
      Phone: 818-988-7682
    • House of Light Church Corporation
      19359 Londelius Street, Northridge, CA. 91324
      Phone: 818-988-2931
    • Congregational Church of Chatsworth
      20440 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA. 91311
      Phone: 818-882-2474
    • Burbank – Temporary Aid Center- B-TAC
      1304 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA. 91506
      Phone: 818-848-2822
    • Loaves & Fishes-Glendale
      4322 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA. 91204
      Phone: 818-409-3080

Service Planning Area 3: San Gabriel Valley (includes Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Highland Park, Pasadena, Pomona, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, Walnut, West Covina, and others.)

  • Food
    • Freedom Church
      5609 York Blvd., Highland Park, CA 90042
      Community meals for homeless friends EVERY Saturday
    • Foothill Unity Center
      191 North Oak Avenue, Pasadena, CA. 91107
      Phone: 626-584-7420 / FAX: 626-584-7422
    • Friends In Deed Food Pantry
      444 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA. 91104
      Pantry Phone: 626-797-6072, email-
      Agency Phone: 626-797-2402, Fax: 626-797-7353
    • Foothill Unity Center – Monrovia
      415 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA. 91016
      Phone: 626-358-3486
      Fax: 358-8224
    • El Monte and South El Monte
      El Monte Emergency Resources – Food Bank
      10900 Mulhall Street, El Monte, CA. 91731
      Phone: 626-444-7269
    • Salvation Army Food Bank – Pomona
      490 East LaVerne Avenue, Pomona, CA. 91767
      Phone: 909- 623-1579 x201

Service Planning Area 4: Metro (includes Boyle Heights, Central City, Downtown LA, Echo Park, El Sereno, Hollywood, Mid-City Wilshire, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington, Silverlake, West Hollywood, and Westlake.)

  • Food/housing
  • St. Francis Center
    1835 South Hope Street, Los Angeles CA 90015
    Phone: 213-747-5347
    Services: breakfast service, case management, clothing closet, showers/bathroom
    services, pantry services, rental and utility assistant program (over the phone)
  • Food
    • Wilshire Boulevard Temple
      3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90005
      Phone: 213-388-2401
    • Silver Lake Community Church
      2930 Hyperion Avenue., Los Angeles, CA. 90010
      Phone: 323-663-3151
    • Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
      535 North Main Street, (cross street- Cesar Chavez)., Los Angeles, CA. 90012
      Phone: 213-629-3101
    • Sova- Community Food and Resource Program
      1140 North La Brea Avenue, West Hollywood, CA. 90038
      Phone: 818-988-7682
    • Food Net- Centro Maravilla
      4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90022
      Phone: 323-260-2805
    • Sova – Community Food and Resource Program
      8846 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90035
      Phone: 818-988-7682

Service Planning Area 5: West (includes Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, and Venice.)

  • Food
    • St. Augustine’s SAVES- Saint Augustine’s Volunteer
      Emergency Services
      3820 Jasmine Avenue, Culver City, CA. 90232
      Phone: 310-838-2702
    • St. Anne’s Church and Social Services
      2013 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. 90232
      Phone: 310-829-4411
    • WSFB – St. Joseph’s Center
      204 Hampton Drive, Venice, CA. 90291
      Phone: 310-396-6468

Service Planning Area 6: South (includes Athens, Compton, Crenshaw, Florence, Hyde Park, Lynwood, Paramount, and Watts.)

  • Food
    • Food Net – East Rancho Dominguez
      15116 S. Atlantic Ave, Compton, CA 90221
      Food Distribution: Tues- Fri 10am-4pm appointment needed.
      Call 310-603-7401 for apt.
    • Shields for Families-Social Service Agency–Food Bank
      11705 Deputy Yamamoto Place
      Lynwood, CA. 90262
      Phone: 323-242-5000 ext. 4200
      Food Distribution: Thursdays 10am- 2pm
    • Paramount Care Foundation
      8303 Alondra Boulevard, Paramount, CA. 90723
      Phone: 562-531-6820
    • Lynwood High School
      4050 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262
      In the back of the campus, off of Harris St. Drive up/walk up
    • Firebaugh High School
      5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lynwood, CA 90262
      Front parking lot drive up/walk up
    • Cesar Chavez Middle School
      3898 Abbott Rd, Lynwood, CA 90262
      Front parking lot drive up/walk up
    • Rosa Parks Elementary
      3900 Agnes Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262
      Parking lot drive up/walk up
    • Helen Keller Elementary
      3521 Palm Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262
      Student drop off area drive up/walk up

Service Planning Area 7: East (includes Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, City of Commerce, City Terrace, Cudahy, Downey, East Los Angeles, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Los Nietos, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Walnut Park, Whittier, and others.)

  • Food
    • Food Pantry – LAX
      355 East Beach Street (Between – LaBrea and Centinela Streets), South Gate, CA.90280
      Phone: 310-677-5597
    • Hawaiian Gardens Food Bank
      21411 Norwalk Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA. 90716
      Phone: 562- 860-9097
    • Southeast Churches Service Center
      2780 East Gage Avenue, Huntington Park, CA. 90255
      Phone: 323-585-8254
    • St Mary’s Place
      7215 Newlin Avenue, Whittier, CA. 90602
      Phone: 562-698-0107

Service Planning Area 8: South Bay (includes Athens, Avalon, Carson, Catalina Island, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach*, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Wilmington, and others.)
* City of Long Beach has its own Health Department

  • Food
    • Toberman Neighborhood Center
      131 N. Grand Ave., San Pedro CA 90230
    • WSFB –Salvation Army
      324 E. Queen Street, Inglewood, CA. 90301
      Phone: 310-677-3375
    • Christ of Good Shepherd
      Food Distribution Fridays 9:30am- 11:30am
      Corner of 16th and Gundry
      Phone: 562-674-0288
    • St Margaret’s Center
      10217 Inglewood Avenue, Lennox, CA. 90304
      Phone: 310-672-2208

» Utilities

» WIC Services

» Mental Health

  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • Sliding scale clinics that provide low fee psychotherapy:
    • Wright Institute Los Angeles (West LA)
      11845 W Olympic Blvd #505W, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    • Maple Center- Beverly Hills (They see kids and adults)
      9107 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
      (310) 271-9999
    • Southern California Counseling Center (mid city)
      5615 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
      (323) 937-1344
    • Rose City Counseling Center (Pasadena)
      595 E Colorado Blvd #418, Pasadena, CA 91101
      (626) 793-8609
    • Queer Anxiety Virtual Support: Queer Healing Oasis is offering an anxiety virtual support nonclinical space to share & cope. For more info email or call 818-233-
      1079, more info here:
      • Donation-based and no one turned away for lack of funds. As of March 17th, 2020, they
      are taking on 3 free clients.
      • QTBIPOC are prioritized

» Holistic Health

» Domestic Violence

If you are concerned about being quarantined in an unsafe home situation or need help, all DV shelter resources are generally available on: The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY)

  • Sojourn Domestic Violence Services: A shelter on the Westside of LA. While support groups are not available at this time, their hotline is always open 24/7 for safety planning and peer counseling. They are also still accepting clients into our shelters. Their hotline number is 310-264-6644.(For more information, visit

» Child Support Services

  • All Los Angeles County Child Support Services (CSS) locations are closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th until further notice.
  • (For more information, visit for English and visit for Spanish!)
  • Court Dates: All court cases will be continued to a new date. If you have an upcoming court date, you will receive a letter informing you of your new court date. If you have questions please call our Customer Contact Center at (866) 901-3212 or check our website ( for more information.

» Child Care

  • Pathways LA is a nonprofit child care agency offering subsidized child care for low-income families. They are one of ten partnered agencies under the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles County. Parents eligible to receive services are able to choose a child care provider of their choice, which Pathways LA would then be responsible to process payment for. Affected parents are encouraged to seek child care assistance rather than allowing children to remain home alone and unsupervised.
  • At this time, offices are closed to the public; however, parents are able to apply online through their website at or by phone at 213-427-2710. Any questions may also be
    addressed by our Resource and Referral Department to that same phone number.

» Housing

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19.

  • The order does not relieve a tenant from the obligation to pay rent, or restrict the landlord’s ability to recover rent that is due. The protections are in effect through May 31, 2020, unless extended. The order also requests banks and other financial institutions to halt foreclosures and related evictions during this time period. The full Executive Order can be found

» Alcoholics Anonymous

» Other Resources

  • Reporting Racism/Xenophobia:
    • 211 is now taking reports of racism/xenophobia related to coronavirus. If you have been the victim of or witness to an act of violence, bullying, harassment, threat, or other act motivated by hate, please fill out the Hate Incident Report Form or call 2-1-1 to file a report and be connected to support services. (Visit
  • Low Cost Auto Insurance: CA Low Cost Auto is a state-sponsored program, passed by the CA legislature and managed by the CA Department of Insurance. The program provides affordable, low
    cost liability insurance to eligible California drivers whose income is 250% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines and benefits not just low-income drivers, many middle-class households may qualify. (For more information, visit
  • Price Gouging: Price gouging is the act of a business raising prices of needed products and services over 10% during a declared emergency.
    • Price gouging is prohibited and is governed by California Penal Code 396 and the Los Angeles County Price Gouging Ordinance. For 30 days following the declaration of emergency, it is
      illegal for a person, contractor, or business to sell or offer to sell any food items or goods or service for a price of more than 10 percent above the price charged by that person or business
      immediately before the declaration of emergency was issued.
    • Typically, this statute applies for 30 days after an emergency declaration. However, the statute applies for 180 days for reconstruction services and emergency cleanup services. State and
      local municipalities may extend the effective period of the statute beyond these timeframes.
    • If you believe that you have been a victim of price gouging or you suspect a business is price gouging, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at
      (800) 593-8222.
  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Google Hangouts
    • Starting March 3, 2020, Google will begin rolling out free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally
    • Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
    • Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
    • The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
    • These features are typically available in the Enterprise edition of G Suite and in G Suite Enterprise for Education and will be available at no additional cost to all customers until July 1, 2020. If you need help getting started, please visit our learning center page or follow the instructions outlined in our message to G Suite admins
    • More Info: