City of Los Angeles

L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund

Support real-time emergency response activities

In This Together: How to Support the City’s Response to COVID-19

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 our response to this global health emergency – the Mayor of Los Angeles has identified priority areas for COVID-19 Response and Relief Funds:

Health and Welfare

Supporting critical medical facilities, operations, and resources, such as increased access to testing kits, equipment, research, and other supplies vital to ensuring the health and safety of Angelenos.

Affected Families

Providing childcare, meals, and other community needs for families whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Seniors and Other Vulnerable Populations

Offering services to protect and support populations that are most vulnerable to COVID-19, including older Angelenos, those with chronic medical conditions, and pregnant women.

Our Unhoused Neighbors

Investing in interventions for unhoused Angelenos, such as emergency shelters, increased hygiene services, and other solutions to meet the needs of the city’s homeless population.

Protective Gear and Disaster Relief

Deploying protective equipment and disaster relief resources for the heroic frontline workers and first responders slowing the spread of COVID-19.


COVID-19 Response and Relief in Los Angeles

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,, and For additional questions, you can call 211, the County’s hotline, which is available 24/7.

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