- SENIOR MEALS: Since Gov. Newsom’s announcement of the State’s plan to partner with local restaurants to bring meals to seniors, the City will now start doing just that. Details:
- EMERGENCY SENIOR MEALS RESPONSE: Through a partnership with Everytable and Access Services, we will be providing additional healthy, made-from-scratch meals to the low-income seniors who need them. We will deliver twice as many meals a week to each senior we serve and to more than double the number of seniors that we are helping during this crisis. The only requirements to participate in this program is to be (1) a person of 60 years or older and (2) live in the City of Los Angeles. For seniors interested in participating, please call 213-263-5226, starting today between 9-5 pm. We have thousands of meals ready to be delivered to you or them.
- RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP ON BLOOD TESTING FOR IMMUNITY: The Mayor announced a new partnership between the City and USC, County Dept of Public Health, Lieberman Research Worldwide, and collaborators at UCLA and Stanford that will address serology tests. These tests will help us understand how far the virus has spread, how fatal it is, how much of our population might be immune, and who is able to donate plasma to fuel treatments.
- DACA NEWS: The Mayor, along with 52 other Mayors across the country, sent a letter to Depart. of Homeland Security, urging them to keep protections in place and automatically renew any DACA employment authorization documents that expire this year, to not further add to the financial burden. (see letter attached)
- FEDERAL TAXES DEADLINE: Yesterday was “Tax Day” but you have until July 15th to file your taxes. Have questions about the stimulus check or wondering if you qualify? The City is here to help and has set up a Free Tax Prep website to guide you through this process. Just visit our site.
- PRICE GOUGING: Report any price gouging violations to our City Attorney’s Office by filling out this form.
- GLOVE DISPOSAL: Please ensure that your used disposable gloves make it into the trash. We’re unfortunately finding them littered in streets, gutters, sidewalks, parking lots, yards, and storm drains across the City. Eventually, they’ll make their way into our waterways, potentially harming wildlife. (see attached photo)
- COVID-19 RELATED CRIMES: See attached LAPD’s News Release regarding COVID-19 related crimes
DATA (numbers as of 4/15)
- LA County — 472 new confirmed cases, 10,496 total; 4% increase from 4/14
- 42 new deaths — Total deaths: 402; 12% increase from 4/14
- LA City — 245 new cases, 4,707 total; 5.5% increase 4/14
HELP FOR IMMIGRANTS
LA County Help for Immigrants affected by Covid19:
Information about public social services: http://dpss.lacounty.gov/
Information for immigrants and their families: https://oia.lacounty.gov/
Information for consumers and businesses: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/
Information for renters, including evictions ban: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/
Information about workers’ rights including minimum wage: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/
The FBI is warning of an increase in hate crimes against members of the Asian-American community. A key to tackling these crimes is having victims and witnesses report them, which allows our office to follow through with tough and effective prosecution. Victims of hate crimes should call 911. Victims can also report hate crimes on the non-emergency number, 1-877-275-5273.
Hate Crimes – How to Report in LA County https://www.211la.org/safe-