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Coronavirus:
Updates & Resources

If you believe that you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or  trouble breathing, please contact our appointment hotline before visiting a health center. 

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You may be unsure about where to get accurate information about COVID-19 or the expansion of public benefits. We created this page to share the latest news and resources from trusted partners. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

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Coronavirus Updates

May 13, 2021

The CDC has approved use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 12 and older. LA County Department of Public Health has announced that it will begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to those ages 12 and up starting today, May 13. Teens should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and should bring an ID or form of identification to verify their age. *Please note that NEVHC is not currently offering the Pfizer vaccine and can only vaccinate those 18 and older*. To read more about LA County’s announcement, click here. To schedule a vaccine appointment with LA County, click here.  

May 10, 2021

Los Angeles County is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to county residents without a scheduled vaccine appointment. All LA County residents ages 16 and older are eligible, regardless of immigration status.  Health insurance is not required, and the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are all available.  To learn which vaccine sites no longer require an appointment, click here

May 6, 2021

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has announced that the county is moving into the less restrictive yellow tier of its COVID-19 safety guidelines. Moving into the yellow tier required the county to have a new-case rate of less than 2 people per 100,000, and maintain that level for two consecutive weeks. Many businesses will be allowed to open at a greater indoor and outdoor capacity, including:

 

• Amusement parks (35%)

• Restaurants (50% indoors)

• Gyms/Fitness Centers (50% indoors)

 

To learn more about the county’s move into the yellow tier, click here.

April 15, 2021

All Californians ages 16 and older are eligible to schedule and receive a COVID-19 at any vaccination site. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for anyone 18 or older, and the Pfizer vaccine is approved for anyone 16 and older. To schedule a vaccine appointment at a LA County site, click here. If you are a NEVHC patient and wish to get vaccinated with NEVHC, click here. Please note that NEVHC only offers the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, and therefore can only vaccinate those ages 18 and older.

April 6, 2021

LA County Department of Health has lifted the quarantine requirement for travelers entering the county who are fully vaccinated. All residents are still encouraged to avoid non-essential travel, and those who have not been vaccinated are still required to quarantine for 10 days if they do not receive a COVID-19 test after arrival. Learn more about the new travel guidelines here.

March 31, 2021

Yesterday, LA County met the requirements to move into the orange tier threshold for COVID-19 safety restrictions. The county is currently still in the red tier until April 5, at which time the less restrictive orange tier guidelines will go into effect. The orange tier allows for business capacity expansions such as:

 

• Fitness Centers can operate indoors at 25% capacity and indoor pools can now re-open. Masks are always required unless swimming.

• Movie Theatres can increase capacity to 50% or 200 people, whichever is less. Seats must be reserved, and each group must have 6 feet of distance from other groups in all directions. Eating is allowed in only designated areas or in your reserved seat.

• Restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less with continued safety modifications.

 

To view a full list of capacity expansions and learn more, click here.

March 26, 2021

Yesterday California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that starting April 1, all adults aged 50 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. All Californians can check their vaccine eligibility and make an appointment by visiting MyTurn.ca.gov, while NEVHC patients can click here to learn how to schedule an appointment. Learn more about Gov. Newsom’s announcement here.

March 11, 2021

Earlier today President Biden signed the COVID-19 relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, into law. The $1.9 trillion relief package includes stimulus payments of $1,400 for every individual who earns 75,000 or less per year, including minors. The bill also increases unemployment benefits by $300 per week through September 6. Learn more about the details of the American Rescue Plan here.   

March 5, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has released alerts about fraud schemes related to COVID-19. There have been numerous reports of scammers using telemarketing calls, text messaging, social media and door-to-door visits to scam residents while offering COVID-19 testing, Department of Health and Human Services grants and prescription cards. The scammers offer these fraudulent services in exchange for personal and health insurance information which is then used to commit medical identity theft. For more information, click here.

February 24, 2021

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has announced that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will be expanded to include workers in the following sectors beginning March 1:

 

• Food and Agriculture

• Education and Childcare

• Emergency Services and First Responders

 

Registration, proof of ID and proof of employment is required at time of appointment. To register and learn if you are included in the new vaccine group, click here.  

February 18, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom has reached an agreement with the State Legislature on a COVID-19 stimulus aid package that is set to provide payments of $600 to Californians who earn $30,000 or less a year as well as those who were previously excluded from federal stimulus payments. Read more about the agreement here.

February 16, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has announced that the case threshold needed to reopen schools for in-person learning will be reached on February 16, 2021. All schools that intend on reopening need to submit safety plans to the county’s and state’s Department of Public Health before being allowed to officially reopen. Read the full announcement here

February 15, 2021

Last week the CDC unveiled new mask guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In high risk locations such as grocery stores, shopping malls or other indoor facilities with many people, the CDC now recommends wearing two masks in order to better prevent respiratory droplets from spreading in the air. Learn more about mask guidelines here.

February 3, 2021

A new, federally funded organization, The Fight Is In Us, is seeking volunteers who have overcome the virus to donate blood plasma in order to help those infected with COVID-19 recover faster. People who have recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their blood plasma that can be used to quicken recovery time and reduce severe symptoms. Blood plasma donation is quick, painless and has been around for over 100 years. Learn more and donate here.  

February 1, 2021

The Emergency Assistance to Prevent Eviction (EAPE) Program provides aid to CalWORKS Families that owe back rent or utilities. First time applicants may receive up to $5,000 in aid. To apply, access the application form here and then call the Department of Public Social Services customer support line here.

January 26, 2021

If you are 65 years old or older and have a scheduled vaccine appointment with a provider other than NEVHC, you will need to verify both your age and residence. Some forms of documentation include: 

 

Proof of age: 

 

Driving license

California ID card or REAL ID (from the DMV)

MediCare card

Social Security Card

Military ID

Passport

Medical document/records

 

Proof that you live in LA County (must show your name and address):

 

Driver’s license

California ID card or REAL ID card (from the DMV)

Library card

Post-marked letter 

Utility bill

Vehicle registration

Vehicle insurance

Voter registration confirmation 

Court document

Rent receipt or lease or letter from landlord

Tax, bank or insurance document

Post Office change of address confirmation 

 

January 25, 2021

Governor Newsom and California health officials have ended the state’s regional stay-at-home order due to increasing ICU capacity across the state. The state will resume a tiered, color-based system based on every county’s rate of ICU capacity and COVID-19 case count. Services such as outdoor dining and personal care will resume as early as this week. Learn more about the lifting of the regional order here.

January 22, 2021

The CDC has released a new tool named V-Safe that allows users to directly report any side effects they may experience after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine directly to the CDC. The tool also reminds users when its time to get their second dose of the vaccine. Depending on the side effects reported, users may be contacted by the CDC via phone call in order to gather additional information. Learn more and register for V-Safe here.

January 19, 2021

Chairwoman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda Solis signed an executive order on Monday which expands the vaccine eligibility list to include people aged 65 and older. Under the order, county health officials are advised to begin scheduling vaccination appointments for those 65 and older on Thursday, January 21. Read the executive order here


Learn more about the vaccine eligibility phases here.

January 14, 2021

California Governor Newsom announced yesterday that a new tool to notify residents about vaccine eligibility will launch next week. The tool will let residents know whether or not they are eligible to receive a vaccine, and will allow users to sign up for text and email notifications letting them know when they are eligible. The Governor intends on the tool also allowing users to schedule their vaccination appointment when eligible. Learn more here.

January 12, 2021

Los Angeles County has expanded its vaccine eligibility list to include all healthcare workers, including those working in urgent care, chiropractor clinics, dental offices, pharmacies and mental health facilities. Prior to the expansion, only healthcare workers in hospitals and nursing homes were allowed to get the vaccine. Learn more about the groups included in the vaccine expansion here.

January 8, 2021

Los Angeles County health officials are warning residents of potential COVID-19 vaccine scams. The vaccine from both Pfizer and Moderna is currently reserved for healthcare workers and long-term care residents (i.e. nursing homes). Beware of scams that offer the sale of individual vaccines, or offers to get you into an early vaccination group. Vaccinations should only be administered from your trusted health care provider. Detailed information about vaccine schedules can be found here. Please report any scams or fraudulent at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.

January 5, 2021

Last week California Governor Newsom announced the Safe Schools for All Plan, which lays out a plan for school children to return to school for in-person learning. The plan is built on four primary safety measures, including testing, PPE, contact tracing and vaccinations. The Governor is aiming for students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade to return to school in phases beginning in February with older students returning at some point during the spring if conditions allow. Learn more about the details of the plan here.

December 31, 2020

The ACTIV-2 Study is a clinical trial that tests different medicines to see if they are safe and can help treat adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The study is seeking volunteers who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last seven days and are showing symptoms. ACTIV-2 is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and lasts roughly six months.  To learn more about ACTIV-2 and join the study, click here

December 29, 2020

President Trump has approved a second COVID-19 stimulus package which includes a $600 payment to every American who earns a yearly income of $75,000 or less. Direct deposits and physical checks have begun being sent by the US Treasury and IRS as of December 29. The stimulus package also includes additional unemployment benefits of $300 per week, and financial relief for small businesses. To learn more about the details of the stimulus package, see here.

December 22, 2020

The Los Angeles United School District is offering mental health phone consultations for young children up to five years old. The consultations will be given by trained psychiatric social workers who can provide information about nutrition, parenting support, behavioral skills, community resource referrals, and more. Call (213) 443-0165 or click here for more information.

 

California’s state health insurance, Covered California, has extended its deadline for applying for 2021 health insurance through December 30th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your application can be completed online in just a few minutes. Learn more and sign up here.

In response to the spike in COVID-19 cases around the greater Los Angeles area, temporary pop-up testing sites are being set up throughout Los Angeles county. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who you know has tested positive for COVID-19, be sure to get tested at one of the testing sites found here.

December 16, 2020

The first wave of COVID-19 vaccines has begun to be administered in Los Angeles. The population group that will be receiving the vaccine first consists of “health care personnel at risk of exposure” and “residents of nursing/assisted living facilities.” For more info about the COVID-19 vaccine and California’s vaccination plan, click here.

December 9, 2020

The Mayor’s Office  of Immigrant Affairs has created a coronavirus resource hub specifically for immigrants and refugees regardless of one’s immigration status. The resource contains info about financial support, free COVID testing, legal services and more. Learn more here.

December 3, 2020

Due to increasing COVID-19 rates in Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has enacted a new public order that further restricts both public and private gatherings. Residents are ordered to stay at home unless carrying out an essential activity such as getting groceries, visiting the bank, providing minor or elderly care, and socially distant outdoor activities such as running, cycling, skating, etc. Learn more here.

September 11, 2020

Governor Newsom signed AB 1867, legislation that ensures every employee in California will have access to paid sick days if they are exposed or test positive to COVID-19 for 2020. Learn more here

On 9/12, the Khalsa Care Foundation in partnership with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez will be distributing free school supplies, backpacks, pens, rulers and more. This event will be a drive-thru and children must be accompanied by adults. Masks must be worn.   For more information, contact info@khalsacarefoundation.org.

September 8, 2020

As of August 31, a new law is in place in California to provide relief to tenants through February 1, 2021. To learn more, click here

September 4, 2020

From September 8-15, registration will be open for LAUSD’s Fall Enrichment classes. These fun and exciting virtual courses are available for all LA Unified students, K-12 grade, and will be offered after school and/or on Saturdays from September 21 through mid-December. Enroll at enrichment.lausd.net.
Evictions are paused through September 30, 2020, and homeowners that cannot pay their mortgages may be eligible for forbearance.   For more information on the eviction moratorium and available resources for renters and homeowners, click here

August 31, 2020

All Angelenos deserve access to any tax credits and refunds they may qualify for, and these tax credits can be especially helpful for families during COVID-19. It is not too late to file your 2019 tax return without any penalty.  If you make less than $55,000/year you may qualify for free tax help from IRS certified volunteers through Free Tax Prep Los Angeles.

If you did not file your taxes last year, you can still apply for the coronavirus economic impact payment through October 15.

 

Use the Non-Filers tool here to submit your information in English or Spanish.  

August 27, 2020

This article from Kaiser Permanente Thrive offers helpful ways to care for your mental health during COVID-19, including improving quality of sleep and taking breaks from watching and reading the news.
One Fair Wage’s emergency fund is temporarily providing cash gifts to restaurant workers, delivery workers, tipped and service workers that have been affected by COVID-19 and meet eligibility requirements. To learn more and apply for assistance, visit https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help.

August 24, 2020

The California Restaurant Association Foundation is offering financial assistance to restaurant workers that are currently employed and have been affected by COVID-19.Typical grants range from $250-1500 and can be used to cover the cost of rent or mortgage payments, utilities costs, funeral expenses or travel for funeral. To learn more and apply, click here.

If you or another full-time resident of your home requires the regular use of electrically powered medical equipment like a motorized wheelchair or scooter, apnea monitor or dialysis machine, or if you require air conditioning or heating due to a life-threatening or chronic illness, you may be eligible for a Medical Baseline Allowance.

 

 

This allowance provides an additional 16.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per day. Provided at the lowest baseline rate, this helps offset the cost of operating medical equipment. Learn more and apply at https://www.sce.com/residential/assistance/medical-baseline or by calling 1-800-655-4555.

The Family Crisis Housing Network Program’s Family Solution Center provides emergency shelter placement and meal services to adults with at least one minor child.    Additional services include mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence programs, as well as assistance with employment and childcare. Reach the Family Crisis Housing Network Program by calling (323) 432- 4399.

August 20, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Health offers a description of COVID-19 symptoms and step by step instructions on what to do if you are experiencing symptoms.

 

This information is available in multiple languages here

Emergency cooling centers are available across Los Angeles County during COVID-19. Because social distancing measures are in place at the cooling centers, it is a good idea to call before your visit to check capacity. For cooling center locations and contact information, visit: https://lacounty.gov/heat/

August 18, 2020

NEVHC’s tutorial video, Stress Management with NEVHC, can be viewed here, along with helpful resources for managing stress and anxiety in children and adults during COVID-19. 
If your child needs to speak with a Los Angeles Unified School District counselor, they can do so from home during #COVID-19. Call (213) 241-3840 to reach a counselor, weekdays from 6am to 6pm. 

August 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has started a new, voluntary public health program to help Angelenos track how they are feeling and any symptoms of COVID-19. The information provided to the Department of Public Health will help guide strategies to support communities experiencing the most need of assistance.

The Los Angeles County Development Authority will be administering LA County’s rent relief program. Applications will be accepted from August 17 to August 31, and eligibility is based on income. This program is open to tenants across LA County excluding the City of Los Angeles.
Learn more and apply at https://211la.org/lacounty/rentrelief or by calling 2-1-1.

August 3, 2020

The Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education will partner with the Child Care Alliance to distribute child care vouchers to essential workers and low income families in LA County.

Families seeking child care and early education services can learn more by calling 888-922-4453. Eligibility for these vouchers is set by the state of California. 
As of 7/29, a new ruling against the DHS Public Charge rule has been issued. This means that the use and enforcement of the Public Charge rule is now NOT ALLOWED nationwide for as long as the US remains in a declared national emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is important news for many families affected by COVID-19 who have feared seeking help from public services like SNAP benefits, Section 8 vouchers and Medicaid due to immigration status. Learn more at the National Immigration Law Center . (https://www.nilc.org/2020/07/29/injunctions-block-public-charge-rules-amid-pandemic/

July 28, 2020

The “I Run This Town” Campaign will provide a $300 mini-grant to youth (13- 24 y/old) throughout LA County who submit a video up to 2 minutes explaining how they impact their community. Criteria and deadline details are provided on the You Run This Town website. (https://www.yrttf.org/)
On Tuesday 7/28 and Wednesday 7/29, the city of Los Angeles is holding a free, open-to-call COVID-19 testing event at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys. Testing will be available from 10am to 4pm.

 

There are no copays or fees. Appointments are not required, but if you register ahead of time at  https://la.curativeinc.com/walkup/5485, you may be able to bypass the long line. 

 

Central Lutheran Church is located at 6425 Tyrone Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91401. 
LA Regional Food Bank in partnership with Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys continues to provide the Mobile Food Pantry, a farmer’s market on wheels. 

 

Distribution takes place every Monday from 1pm to 3pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring carts and bags.

 

Central Lutheran Church is located at 6425 Tyrone Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91401. 
For more information call 818-795-5414. 
On Thursday, 7/30, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank will be offering a free grocery giveaway at All Nations Church, located at 10000 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, 91342.
The event will offer drive-thru distribution only. Please wear a face covering. 
Line formation will begin at 8:30am. 

July 10, 2020

In these videos from Los Angeles County, Dr. Erika Flores Uribe offers tips on coping with stress and anxiety during COVID-19. For the video in English, click here. For Spanish, click here.

In these videos from Los Angeles County, Dr. Griselda Gutierrez offers helpful advice on when to seek medical care if you have symptoms of COVID-19. For the video in English, click here. For Spanish, click here

If interested in this service, complete the form here

July 6, 2020

211 LA’s interactive food finder tool offers a simple way to find access to free food in your neighborhood. Visit the interactive map here.

If you are a hospital worker or emergency responder, you may qualify for free child care at one of LA’s recreation centers, including locations in Sylmar, Sun Valley, Canoga and and North Hollywood. Child care is available Monday-Friday between 6am-6pm on a first come, first served basis. Pre-packaged meals and snacks are provided.

 

If interested in this service, complete the form here

July 2, 2020

A new fund from Los Angeles’ Housing and Community Investment Department (HCLID) will provide a temporary rent subsidy for tenants who live in the City of Los Angeles and are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible tenants are those whose household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, which is $83,500 for a family of 4. The rent subsidy will be paid directly to the tenant’s landlord on the tenant’s behalf.

 

More information will be available on July 13 at https://hcidla.lacity.org/

LA Compact in partnership with Mayor Garcetti is offering the COVID College Connect Program, to help 2020 high school graduates with financial aid, FAFSA and Dream Act applications, and to assist with the transition to college life during COVID-19.

 

Learn more about COVID College Connect Program here.

The Hire LA’s Youth Program of the City of Los Angeles is accepting applications from applicants aged 14-24. To find and apply for jobs near you, click here and enter your zip code into the search tool.

Covered California has extended their open enrollment period, and individuals can enroll in health coverage for a limited time.

To learn more about the health insurance options available to you, contact our enrollment counselors by calling 877-696-3842 or visit our health coverage page here.

May 20, 2020

Click on the videos below to learn helpful tips that will keep you safe during COVID-19:

 

– Keeping healthy during COVID-19: https://youtu.be/-z4sMtjWuhM 

– How to wear face covers: https://youtu.be/ik-FqZt20UI 

– Stopping the spread: https://youtu.be/37OOy50S8Tg 

– Physical distancing matters: https://youtu.be/FDxLnLWUvN4 

– Tips on preventing COVID-19: https://youtu.be/66W0T75TXLU 

May 19, 2020

The state of California is providing one-time, state funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented Californians. The state has selected 12 immigrant-assisting nonprofit organizations to help individuals apply for and receive assistance. 

 

Individuals in Los Angeles County can contact CHIRLA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice or the Central American Resource Center, CARECEN for assistance applying.  

May 12, 2020

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website offers guidance for taking care of your mental health, staying connected with loved ones and managing stress during COVID-19 here.

CA.gov’s COVID-19 website now includes a helpful guide for Immigrant Californians, available in multiple languages. Select your language and access the guide here.

The Valley Food Bank has multiple food pantry locations throughout San Fernando County, including San Fernando, Sylmar, Van Nuys and Granada Hills. For locations and hours, click here

May 6, 2020

The city of Los Angeles has announced a coalition of law offices, BAR associations and attorneys who will enhance their commitments to legal aid organizations in order to provide COVID-19 related legal services. Learn more here.

May 5, 2020

One Degree’s COVID-19 Resource Guide is updated Monday – Friday by 2 PM. The resource guide is a collaborative effort between Cal State LA, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, One Degree, and other community organizations and members who are committed to the well-being and health of our community. The resource guide is available in English and Spanish.

One Degree

April 30, 2020

Every Friday at 2pm, the food pantry at the Khalsa Care Foundation offers hot meals until supplies run out.

 

The Khalsa Care Foundation is located at 9989 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331.

 

For more information, click here.

Free coronavirus testing is now available for all residents of Los Angeles County. You do not need to have symptoms of illness to be tested.

 

To schedule a test, click here.

Families whose children were eligible for free or reduced price school lunches will get extra EBT food benefits beginning in May. Families will receive up to $365 per child. Those already receiving CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits will not need to apply.

 

Most will begin getting their P-EBT cards in the month of May. Those that do not receive their P-EBT card in the mail by late May must apply for one by June 30. Online applications will launch in late May. Read more information on Pandemic EBT benefits here.

April 27, 2020

LA Regional Food Bank has partnered with Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys to provide the Mobile Food Pantry, a farmer’s market on wheels.

 

Distribution is twice a month from 1pm – 3pm on the following dates:

 

April 27, May 11, May 27, June 8, June 22. Visitors are encouraged to bring carts and bags.

 

Central Lutheran Church is located at 6425 Tyrone Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91401.

 

For more information call 818-795-5414.

Governor Newsom has announced a new meal delivery program for seniors called Restaurants Deliver. This program aims to help our most vulnerable Californians stay home while supporting local businesses. Read more and sign up here.

Individuals can use their EBT cards to make grocery purchases on amazon.com and at walmart.com.

Individuals receiving CalWORKs may also be able to use their cash benefits when shopping online at Wal-Mart. For more information, click here. (https://www.cdss.ca.gov/ebt-online)

Effective on May 4, 2020, the hours of operation for our San Fernando health center pharmacy will change to:

 

Monday: 8:30am-7pm

Tuesday: 8:30am-7pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-7pm

Thursday: 8:30am-7pm

Friday: 8:00am-5pm

Saturday: 8:30am-5pm

 

Patients are reminded that NEVHC offers many convenient ways to order prescription refills, including by completing an online form here, by calling our 24/7 refill line at (818) 270-9797, or by using the mobileRX app. For more information, visit the Pharmacy Services page.

Mayor Garcetti and the City Council of LA have put new protections for tenants into place during #COVID19. These protections will help to prevent evictions and increases in rent cost. Fact sheets outlining these COVID-19 Renter Protections are available in many languages here.

 

https://hcidla2.lacity.org/covid-19-renter-protections

April 21, 2020

The city of Los Angeles has partnered with Fox Corporation to provide 2,000 meals, five days a week, to individuals and families identified by the City’s Department on Disability, the California Department of Rehabilitation, and 20 community-based organizations that serve individuals with disabilities across L.A.

 

According to the City of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 website, “…The meals will be prepared by the FOX Corporation food service team on the FOX lot in Cheviot Hills, and delivered to a hub at one of our public library branches, where drivers from Access Services will pick them up and bring them directly to the Angelenos who need them.”

 

For more information, click here.

 

The Emergency Senior Meals Response Program will provide ten meals per week to over 12,000 seniors through a partnership with Everytable. To sign up, call 213-263-5226 between 9am and 5pm on Thursdays, or click here.

 

Click here for more information on the Emergency Senior Meals Response Program.

April 17, 2020

Governor Newsom has announced a new Executive Order providing two weeks of paid sick leave to some food center workers if they are subject to a quarantine, self-isolation order or medical directive. Farm workers, agricultural workers, those working in grocery or fast food chains, and delivery drivers are among those included. These benefits will be provided to individuals working for businesses with over 500 employees.

 

Read more information here.

April 16, 2020

Governor Newsom has announced California’s Disaster Relief Fund, which will provide financial assistance to Californians that are not eligible for Unemployment benefits or disaster relief due to their immigration status.

Approximately 150,000 undocumented adult Californians will receive a one-time cash benefit of $500 per adult with a cap of $1,000 per household to deal with the specific needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals can apply for support beginning in early May.

 

More information in English is available here.

California’s new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program will provide financial assistance to independent contractors, gig workers and others who did not qualify for regular unemployment insurance benefits.

 

According to California Labor Secretary Julie Su, the benefits will be equivalent to what applicants would have received under regular unemployment insurance, and will include $600 of additional weekly benefits authorized by Congress for regular unemployment insurance.

 

The Employment Development Department (EDD) will begin accepting applications for these benefits on Tuesday, April 28. Updates will be made available here.

On April 15, Mayor Garcetti announced a new meal delivery service for residents of the City of Los Angeles age 60 and over.

 

The Emergency Senior Meals Response Program will provide ten meals per week to over 12,000 seniors through a partnership with Everytable. To sign up, call 213-263-5226 between 9am and 5pm on Thursdays, or click here

 

Click here for more information on the Emergency Senior Meals Response Program.

April 14, 2020

Mayor Garcetti’s office has announced a new program for low income residents of the City of Los Angeles. The Angeleno Card will provide assistance in the form of a prepaid grocery gift card or prepaid, no-fee debit card to households that reside in the city of Los Angeles, had an income below the Federal Poverty Level before coronavirus, and have lost their job or 50% or more of their income due to coronavirus. To see if you pre-qualify, visit hcidla.lacity.org or call 213-252-3040. Applicants must apply by 4:30pm on Thursday, 4/16, so do not wait. Immigration status is not considered when determining eligibility.

On April 13, 2020 it was announced that Governor Newsom will be investing $42 million to foster youth services impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. A majority of the funds will go towards providing $200 monthly payments to families who have children that are at-risk of becoming foster youth. To view the breakdown of these investments, read more here.

LA County’s Department of Public Health has provided guidance on what to do after you are tested for COVID-19. Whether you have symptoms or have been exposed to a confirmed case, you can find helpful guidance on how to proceed after testing here.

April 10, 2020

Los Angeles County’s new directive states that people must wear a cloth face covering or mask when outside their home. For your safety and the safety of our staff, you are required to wear a cloth face mask when visiting our health centers for a scheduled appointment.

 

Information on how to make a mask or face covering from common household materials can be found here.

In order to keep our patients and staff safe, we ask that patients do not bring additional visitors to appointments with them. Children and adults with caregivers should be accompanied by one adult visitor only.

The State of California has approved an additional weekly payment of $600 to be paid to recipients of unemployment benefits for claims issued between March 29 and July 31. For more information, see the EDD’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance page.

Los Angeles County’s Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is offering a Critical Delivery Service for older and dependent adults who need help getting groceries and essential items delivered. Individuals can use the service four times per month, or for a total of 40 miles of delivery driving. Delivery is available 24 hours a day. For complete details, visit here.

Los Angeles County has built a Help Center to address the needs of workers and employers during COVID-19. The resources for workers include information on wage complaints, applying for a new job, unemployment resources, and more. Click here for more information.

April 8, 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Pulic Health and Los Angeles County have issued new guidance on masks and cloth face coverings. We must all continue to stay safer at home, but it is recommended to wear a face covering when we go out for essential goods and services. For more information on masks and face coverings, click here.

 

*Please note: It’s a good idea to wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily.

The Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) compiled a list of coronavirus resources for DACA recipients and immigrant communities. Resources include accessing health care, worker’s rights and employment benefits, financial assistance, and more.

 

To access information for DACA recipients, click here.

 

To access information for immigrant communities, click here.

The County and City of LA currently offer multiple drive-up mobile testing sites offering COVID-19 tests to community members who meet the testing criteria. Testing is available to all, regardless of immigration or insurance status. For a full list of locations and answers to questions about testing, click here.

 

If you need assistance signing up for health coverage, contact our enrollment counselors who will find the plan that is right for you. Click here for more information. 

You may be experiencing stress, fear and anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic. Stress, fear and anxiety about coronavirus can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. It is important to care for your mental health and the Center for Disease Control has provided valuable tips for coping during the coronavirus. Click here for information.

April 6, 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Pulic Health and Los Angeles County have issued new guidance on masks and cloth face coverings. We must all continue to stay safer at home, but it is recommended to wear a face covering when we go out for essential goods and services. For more information on masks and face coverings, click here.

*Please note: It’s a good idea to wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily.

Los Angeles County is adding more COVID-19 drive-up mobile testing sites. Currently, the northeast San Fernando Valley has a testing site at Hansen Dam Recreational Center. A new site will open in the Santa Clarita Valley. The first step to getting a test is visiting the Los Angeles County COVID-19 website to determine if you are eligible and to register for an appointment. People who can’t use a computer or access the internet can dial 2-1-1 for help making an appointment. To learn more, click here.

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health’s website has helpful infographics which explain what to expect if you become sick with COVID-19, and how to take care of yourself at home. There is no specific treatment for the virus that causes coronavirus. However, the department of public health provides these guidelines to help you get better and know when to seek medical care. Click here.

The United States Department of Agriculture launched an online tool to help families find meals for children while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Meals for Kids” interactive map directs people to local sites where kids can get free meals. The map is available in both English and Spanish and can be accessed by clicking here.

March 27, 2020

Our health centers continue to provide essential health services for patients who require immediate medical attention. Non-urgent services are being rescheduled or managed through telephone and telephone visits with our medical providers and staff. Other services, such as referrals to specialists and prescription refills, are still available and can be managed over the phone. We encourage you to call your health center for these requests. To find your health center’s phone number, please visit this page.

 

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health released new guidelines to help pregnant women and their babies stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidelines provide advice on how to minimize coronavirus risk, what to do if you get sick while pregnant, and how to care for your baby after you give birth. Read the guidelines here.

On Friday, March 27, Governor Newsom announced a temporary stop to evictions for people financially impacted by coronavirus. The Governor’s order prevents the eviction of renters who are not able to pay rent through May 31st. It includes individuals who cannot pay rent because they have lost their job, or have coronavirus, or are caring for someone with coronavirus. Find out what steps to take if you need to stop an eviction proceeding by clicking here.

 

Governor Newsom also announced that financial institutions will offer mortgage-payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which allow you to reduce or delay your monthly mortgage payment. Learn more here.

The city of Los Angeles has partnered with internet providers to offer low-cost broadband and wifi offers for school age (K-12) and/or college student households, healthcare workers, educators and subscribers living in public and affordable housing. Get connected here.

March 20, 2020

The Safer at Home health order is now in place, as our state and local governments are working hard to protect Californians and keep us well. We know that many people are wondering how this order will affect our daily lives. This simple guide from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health lets us know what we are free to continue doing during this time, and what plans we must put on hold. For the complete details about the Safer at Home health order, visit the LA County Department of Public Health.

 

Effective Friday, March 20, Covered California extended the health coverage enrollment period to any eligible uninsured individuals who need health care coverage amid the COVID-19 national emergency. Anyone who meets Covered California’s eligibility requirements, which are similar to those in place during the annual open-enrollment period, can sign up for coverage through June 30.

Contact our Enrollment Counselors at (866) MY-NEVHC (866-696-3842) to get help with getting signed up for the health coverage you need. To learn more visit nevhc.org/healthcoverage.

The City of Los Angeles is coordinating resources and services to help people who have lost their jobs or whose hours have been reduced as a result of COVID-19 so that people can find help and jobs while adhering to the Safer orders. at Home ”issued by Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom. This site will be continually updated with resources from the City, the State of California, and the Federal Government to assist workers. Visit the LA Jobs Portal website today.

March 19, 2020

On March 17th, California Governor Newsom issued an executive order to extend the eligibility period for important health care, food assistance, and social service programs to make sure our community is supported during the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that individuals who are current recipients of the following programs will continue to receive these benefits through June 17, 2020 without interruption.

 

– Medi-Cal health coverage

– CalFresh food assistance

– CalWORKS

– Cash Assistance for Immigrants

– In-Home Supportive Services

 

Eligibility re-determinations that were scheduled within this period will no longer be required. Click here to learn more.

 

You can also visit the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services website for information about enrollment.

If your employer has reduced your hours or you have been laid-off from work, you can file an unemployment insurance claim through the California Employment Development Department. You can file a claim online, by phone, by fax, or mail. Click here to learn more.  

Detailed information on additional public benefits such as paid family leave, paid sick leave and disability benefits is available on the state’s new COVID-19 website, and on the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services website.

If you need assistance with getting nutritious foods, The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank website can help you find the closest food bank near you. Simply input your address to find the locations and contact information of the nearest food bank partner that can help you get food for your home.

 

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging & Community Services department is also offering packaged and frozen meals to older adults at their meal sites. You can find the location closest to you by visiting https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/covid-19/.

 

In an effort to protect the health of older adults, individuals over 65 years old must send a family member, friend, or caregiver to pick up meals from these sites. For assistance, Workforce Development Aging & Community Services Department can be reached at 1-800-510-2020.

We know that information about coronavirus can cause stress and fatigue, but it is important to stay informed on best practices for prevention, social distancing, and home care. The Center for Disease Control recommends that you self-isolate and stay at home if possible. Self-isolating will greatly help slow the spread of COVID-19 which will allow health care professionals to care for patients who become severely ill. Learn about other steps that you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 by visiting the CDC website. 

 

Check out these resources on self-isolation and how to provide at-home care for someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

NEVHC has scaled back our dental services through the end of March. We will still provide essential emergency dental procedures at the following locations:

 

– San Fernando Health Center

– Rainbow Dental Center

– Transitions to Wellness, Van Nuys

 

If you are in need of an emergency dental procedure, please call (818) 270-9555 to schedule an appointment.

March 17, 2020

On March 15, the Office of the Governor of California asked that anyone 65 years and older, as well as those with serious health problems (ex. diabetes, respiratory disease, asthma, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, etc.), stay at home and self-isolate to prevent or limit exposure to COVID-19. It is important for these individuals to self-isolate because they are at a higher risk for developing serious, or life threatening complications from COVID-19. There are exceptions to this recommendation for people who provide essential services in industries like healthcare. Read more about how individuals in high-risk groups can reduce their risk of getting sick by visiting the CDC website.   

On March 13, the office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that testing, prevention, or treatment for COVID-19 would NOT be used against immigrant patients to determine their public charge status. Immigrant families should seek care if they believe they have been exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19. Read the full announcement by visiting the USCIS website.

Los Angeles Unified is opening Grab & Go Food Centers, giving families 60 sites where they can pick up food for their children. The food centers will open beginning Wednesday, March 18, and will be staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

The following Grab & Go Food Centers are located in the northeast San Fernando Valley:

 

– Byrd Middle School – Sun Valley

– East Valley Senior High School – North Hollywood

– San Fernando Senior High School -San Fernando/Sylmar

– Verdugo Hills High Senior School -Sunland/Tujunga

– Fulton College Preparatory School – Van Nuys

– Van Nuys Senior High School – Van Nuys

– Maclay Middle School, – Pacoima

– Panorama Senior High School, Panorama City

– Romer Middle School, North Hollywood

 

For a complete list, visit https://achieve.lausd.net/resources.

 

Although LAUSD classes are cancelled, students can still access educational programming through PBS SoCal, KLCS and KCET that includes digital resources that meet California’s state curriculum standards for at-home learning. Learn more by visiting KCET.

 

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s website.

March 13, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected some residents in Los Angeles County who have traveled to China or other high-risk areas. A small number of cases of COVID-19 which may have resulted from community transmission have also appeared. Although we are starting to see more cases of COVID-19 in California, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the immediate risk to the general public is still low.

 

If you or a family member have traveled to an area of high-risk for COVID-19, or you think you may have been exposed and have symptoms of respiratory illness, please call our call center to discuss your symptoms before visiting a health center. You can contact the call center in the San Fernando Valley at (818) 270-9777, or the call center in the Santa Clarita Valley at (661) 705-2040.

 

We do not offer COVID-19 testing at our health centers at this time. However, it is important that you call us before you arrive so that we can provide you with the best care and ensure the safety of other patients and staff.

 

As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, we encourage you to take precautions with common-sense practices that minimize the spread of germs and illness. The LA County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 page is a useful resource and its detailed FAQ providing information about prevention and home care, is available to read in twelve languages.

 

For more COVID-19 information click here.

 

As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, we encourage you to take precautions with common-sense practices that minimize the spread of germs and illness. The LA County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 page is a useful resource and its detailed FAQ providing information about prevention and home care, is available to read in twelve languages.

 

Visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ for COVID-19 information.

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