COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of Angelenos from every walk of life.
As we undertake efforts to slow the spread of the virus, many are eager to do what people across this city always do in moments of crisis: step up to the plate, give back to their neighbors in need, lend a hand, and ask what they can do to help.
To answer this call — and to strengthen our communities, health, and emergency response — the Mayor of Los Angeles has identified priority areas for COVID-19 Response and Relief Funds:
Supplying childcare, meals, and other community resources for families, workers, and small businesses whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Providing childcare services, counseling support, and other resources for the heroic healthcare workers on the frontlines of this health crisis.
Supporting critical resources for hospitals and first responders, such as increased access to testing kits, personal protective equipment, and other supplies vital to ensuring the health and safety of Angelenos and those protecting them.
Providing services to unhoused Angelenos, such as emergency shelters, hygiene stations, and other solutions to meet the needs of the city’s homeless population.
Investing in research to better understand issues concerning infection, transmission, containment, and mitigation of COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a dynamic and rapidly evolving global public health emergency. Since it was first identified in December 2019, the virus has spread across more than 120 countries, including the United States, and is now directly affecting Angelenos.
The City is taking action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable populations. Support is provided by the Mayor’s Disaster Advisory Council (MDAC), a group of private-sector partners supporting fundraising for emergency response.
Recommended measures for social distancing include closing some workplaces and community spaces, restricting travel, and canceling or postponing large gatherings.
Learn more from trusted and official sources, including CDC.gov, PublicHealth.LACounty.gov, and LAMayor.org/Coronavirus. For additional questions, you can call 211, the County’s hotline, which is available 24/7.