Covid-19 Updates

AD-43 COVID-19 RESOURCES CENTER

Welcome to the 43rd Assembly District’s COVID-19 Resources Center where you can find up-to-date and accurate information about the current public health crisis.

 


Message from Assemblymember Freidman:

We are facing a crisis unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime. This is a time for government to step up like never before. For the foreseeable future, my office will remain open and I will continue working to serve our district and state.

While we are not able to take meetings in-person, my staff is available by phone or email to help any constituent navigate these times.

I am staying in constant communication with my colleagues, local leaders, law enforcement, and medical professionals to help ensure they have what they need to serve the community.  My staff and I will spend every day working to bring you accurate information and to answer your questions.

I’m proud of everyone who has worked together to fight this pandemic and help vulnerable members of our community. Although we will stay apart physically through this crisis, we must at the same time pull closer as a community.


Contact Information
District Office – 818-558-3043
Capitol Office – 916-319-2043
Email – Assemblymember.Friedman@assembly.ca.gov

Twitter: @LauraFriedman43 | Facebook:@AssemblymemberLauraFriedman


Resources & Assistance

Whether you are a resident, small business owner, educator, parent, or nonprofit, my office remains committed to ensuring you have access to the resources you need to stay safe, healthy, and to maintain your livelihood.

Please use this page to find a list of government programs and assistance that may be available to you and your family.

If you need help with any government agencies, please contact my District Office at (818) 558-3043 or send me an email at Assemblymember.Friedman@Assembly.ca.gov.


State Resources and Programs

Official California COVID-19 Website
A one-stop website for current information, guidelines, resources, and safety tips related to COVID-19.
https://covid19.ca.gov/

Employment Development Department
For information on or to sign up for paid sick leave, paid family leave, disability, unemployment, and more.
https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
CALL: 1-888-745-3886
Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565

California Department of Public Health
For comprehensive information and guidance including adults in senior care, gathering guidelines, guidance for immigrants, healthcare coverage, and more.
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx

OnwardCA 
A platform connection COVID-19 displaced workers with over 70,000 job opportunities in critical industries.
https://onwardca.org/

Labor & Workforce Development Agency
For COVID-19 related information and guidance for employers, workers, business owners, and families.
https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
CALL: 1-916-653-9900
email@labor.ca.gov

Covered California & Medi-Cal
To enroll in healthcare coverage including Covered California and Medi-Cal
https://www.coveredca.com/
CALL: 1-800-300-1506

Franchise Tax Board
For taxpayers and business owners to learn more about the current July 15th tax deadline extension.
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/covid-19/index.html

Department of Motor Vehicles
For information on the DMV’s message on COVID-19.
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/newsrel/2020/2020_12
To schedule an appointment:
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/appointments
CALL: 1-800-777-0133

Department of Insurance
For information on insurance-related state programs and protections.
http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/140-catastrophes/Coronavirus.cfm
CALL: 1-800-927-4357

Department of Veteran Affairs
For assistance to veterans including healthcare, housing, education, and other services.
https://www.calvet.ca.gov/find-a-service-provider
CALL: 1-800-952-5626

Small Business Finance Center/IBank
For information on loans and other assistance programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/

Assembly Democratic Caucus
Employees, gig workers, unemployed and retired Californians can use this tool to estimate how much money they could be expecting from the economic stimulus measures.
https://asmdc.org/stimulus-calculator


Federal Resources and Programs

Centers for Disease Control
For the latest federal news, guidelines, and programs aimed at combating COVID-19.
https://www.cdc.gov/
CALL – 1-800-232-4636

U.S. Small Business Administration
For information on and to apply for relief for small businesses and nonprofits including the Disaster Relief Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
CALL – 1-800-659-2955
EMAIL - disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Internal Revenue Service
For information on the July 15 federal tax filing deadline extension.
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
Individuals - 800-829-1040
Businesses - 800-829-4933
Non-profits - 877-829-5500CAL/OSHA
For guidance on requirements to protect workers from COVID-19.
https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/Health-Care-General-Industry.html

Consumer Financial Protections Bureau
Resources and guidance for mortgage relief due to the COVID-19 crisis.
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/guide-coronavirus-mortgage-relief-options/

 


Local Resources and Programs

 

Los Angeles County

LA County Department of Public Health
For county-wide information, news, guidance, and programs.
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
CALL – 1-213-240-8144

Los Angeles County's Department of Consumer and Business Affairs' Office of Small Business
For information on LA County’s work to protect businesses owners, employers, workers, tenants, and consumers.
https://dcba.lacounty.gov/uncategorized/covid-19-update/
CALL – 1-800-593-8222
EMAIL - info@dcba.lacounty.gov

Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services
For information on services for older adults and adults with disabilities in LA County.
http://wdacs.lacounty.gov
CALL - (213) 738-4004

Southern California Gas Company
Currently, SoCal Gas will not be shutting off service due to lack of payment. For information on this program or your bill.
CALL – 1-877-238-0092

Donating, Selling, or Contracting with LA County to Fight COVID-19
Los Angeles County has set up this website for individuals, businesses, or organizations to utilize if they would like to donate, sell, or contract to provide the county with personal protective equipment. 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVVWXXZ
 

City of Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles Job Portal
For LA residents who have lost their jobs or have had their hours cut due to COVID-19.
https://lajobportal.com/

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
Water, power, and trash services will not be shut off through the end of March. For information on extending payments or payment plans due to economic hardship.
https://www.ladwp.com/
CALL – 1-800-342-5397

Los Angeles City Office of Aging
Services for city of Los Angeles residents who are older adults and adults with disabilities.
https://aging.lacity.org/
CALL – 213-482-7252

City of Los Angeles Small Business Emergency Microloan Program
For small business owners impacted by COVID-19.
http://ewddlacity.com/index.php/microloan-program
CALL – 213-744-9368
EMAIL – Alex.Lakshtanov@lacity.org

 

City of Glendale

City of Glendale
For information, updates, and resources.
https://www.glendaleca.gov/
CALL - (818) 548-4844

Glendale Fire Department
For Glendale residents – available to aid seniors and high-risk individuals who are unable to leave home for food, medications, or other special needs.
CALL – 1-818-548-4814

 

City of La Cañada Flintridge

City of La Cañada Flintridge Website
For information, updates, and resources.
https://cityoflcf.org/coronavirus/
CALL – 1-818-790-8880

 

City of Burbank

City of Burbank Website
For information, updates, and resources.
https://www.burbankca.gov/home
CALL – 1-818-238-5564

 


 

Private and Nonprofit Resources

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
To seek food assistance or to find out about volunteering to help our communities.
https://www.lafoodbank.org/coronavirus/
CALL – 323-234-3030

American Red Cross
For information on how to help the American Red Cross increase our regional blood supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.redcross.org/local/california/los-angeles/about-us/our-work/covid-la.html

No Kid Hungry Relief Grants
For real-time funding assistance for schools and community organizations that are working on ensuring kids have access to food.
https://www.nokidhungry.org/coronavirus-grant-request

Facebook
For small business owners and entrepreneurs, Facebook is offering ad credits and cash grants to help businesses struggling with the impacts of COVID-19.
https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grant

Nonprofit Legal Services and Legal Aid Organizations
For information on over 100 California nonprofits legal services and legal aid organizations. These organizations are able to provide assistance on a range of issues including healthcare coverage, housing, protection from domestic violence, securing public benefits, and more.
https://lawhelpca.org/disaster-relief-information

American Bankers Association
For resources and information on what various banking institutions in the US are doing to alleviate impacts of COVID-19.
https://www.aba.com/about-us/press-room/industry-response-coronavirus


News and Updates

Having timely and accurate information is critical to ensuring public health in times of crisis. Please see the below updates and alerts to learn about the state’s actions to combat COVID-19.

April 2, 2020

The state remains under a stay-at-home order. 

April 2 - Governor Newsom announced the launch of OnwardCA, a website connecting displaced workers with 70,000 job openings in critical industries. He also announced several measures to assist small businesses

April 2 - California currently has 9,191 positive cases and 203 deaths. Approximately 92,500 tests have been administered. 

March 31 - Governor Newsom has announced 6,932 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in California, with 150 fatalities. 

March 30 - Governor Newsom signed an executive order to help small businesses by providing a 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax. 

March 30 - The Governor launched the California Health Corps, calling all individuals with a background in the medical field to sign up to help combat COVID-19, positions are paid and include malpractice insurance.

March 25 - The City of Glendale issues a rent increase freeze effective 3/24 to last through the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

March 25 -  Governor Gavin Newsom announced mortgage relief for Californians affected by COVID-19.  Eligible homeowners would be able to defer mortgage payments for at least three months. The relief package included Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Citi Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase, as well as 200 state-chartered banks and credit unions.

For daily updates, please see the California Department of Public Health’s Website.


School Information

The 43rd Assembly District is home to four school districts – Los Angeles Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District, Burbank Unified School District, and La Cañada Unified School District.

Our district also has two community colleges – Los Angeles City College and Glendale City College.

Please use this page for contact information, the latest on closures, and assistance programs.

CURRENT CLOSURES

Updated 4/02/2020

Los Angeles Unified School District – Closed indefinitely

Glendale Unified School District – Spring break through 3/27, campuses closed with distance learning in place for rest of academic year. 

Burbank Unified School District – Spring break through 4/5, distance learning starting 4/6

La Cañada Unified School District – Spring break through 4/10, distance learning through 4/19

Glendale Community College – Closed though 3/21, remote learning starting 3/23

Los Angeles City Community College – Classes suspended through 3/29, remote learning starting 3/30

 

DIRECTORY

Los Angeles Unified School District
https://achieve.lausd.net/
CALL – 213-241-1000

Glendale Unified School District
https://www.gusd.net/
CALL - 818-241-3111

Burbank Unified School District
https://www.burbankusd.org/
CALL – 818-729-4400

La Cañada Unified School District
https://www.lcusd.net/
CALL – 818-952-8300

Glendale City College
www.glendale.edu
CALL – 818-240-1000

Los Angeles City College
https://www.lacitycollege.edu/
CALL – 323-953-4000

 

PROGRAMS AND ASSISTANCE

Los Angeles Unified School District Grab and Go Food Program
Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Our Grab & Go Food Centers will be open beginning Wednesday, March 18, and will be staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Each child can take home two nutritious meals.
https://achieve.lausd.net/resources

Los Angeles Unified School District Mental Health Hotline
LAUSD has set up a hotline for student and families to help deal with fear, anxiety, and other challenges relating to the COVID-19 crisis.
CALL - 213-241-3840 (Weekdays, 6am-6pm)
EMAIL - mentalhealth@lausd.net

Los Angeles Unified School District Free Educational Resources, Online Learning, and Instructional Continuity for Students with Disabilities
LAUSD is offering a range of programs and resources to help ensure students of all abilities have access to instructional continuity.
https://achieve.lausd.net/resources

Glendale Unified School District Grab & Go Nutrition Program
GUSD’s Nutritional Services Department is continuing to serve lunches for high-need students. Food will be available at Grab & Go centers beginning March 24.
https://www.gusd.net/

Burbank Unified School District Meal Program
BUSD is continuing to serve meals to students in need. For information on the free and reduced meal program call 818-729-4539.

La Cañada Unified School District Grab & Go Lunches
LCUSD is providing grab and go lunches for all students at all grade levels. The lunches can be picked up at the La Canada High School snack shop near the cafeteria between 11:00am and noon. These lunches are provided at no cost to families. Come by and grab a sandwich, fruit and milk.
https://www.lcusd.net/apps/news/article/1190793
CALL - 818-949-4750

Glendale City College Food Pantry
On Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm at Garfield and on Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm at Verdugo, GCC will be operating food pantries to provide food to students in need.
https://www.glendale.edu/students/student-services/health-center/what-you-need-to-know


Health & Safety Tips

Please follow the below “do’s and dont’s” to reduce your risk and protect your health.

Do:

  • Stay home
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Don’t:

  • Shake hands
  • Touch your face
  • Go to the doctor if you aren’t sick
  • Stockpile masks, gloves, or paper products.

If you are feeling sick:

  • Stay Home
  • Call your healthcare provider before going to the hospital or urgent care.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Body aches
  • New cough
  • Shortness breath

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has more information about COVID-19 symptoms.


MENTAL HEALTH

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing mental or emotional difficulty in relation to the impacts of COVID-19, please be assured that there are resources available to help.

Advice from the Centers for Disease Control
The CDC has prepared resources and information for COVID-19 related mental health issues including stress, anxiety, and depression.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Advice from the LA County Department of Public Health
http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/CommunicableDisease-StrategiesForCoping.pdf

California Crisis Text Line
Text CONNECT to 741741

Los Angeles County Mental Health Crisis Intervention Number
1-800-854-7771