COVID-19 Resources

 

COVID-19 Information & Resources

During this difficult time, our office is here to serve you however we can. Please take care of yourselves and each other. 

 

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Important Updates & Information

State of California Updates -- Updated information and important resources related to COVID-19 can be found at https://www.covid19.ca.gov.

City & County Updates -- You can sign-up to receive important COVID-19 updates from the City of Los Angeles through NotifyLA. Updates from LA County can be found here. Information from Ventura County can be found here.

Federal Government Response -- Congressman Brad Sherman has assembled helpful information about the Federal Government’s responses to COVID-19. For the latest information, please click here

 

Health & Mental Health Resources

COVID-19 Testing -- Information about testing for COVID-19 is available here.

Health Care & Insurance -- If you don’t have health insurance and need screening or treatment for COVID-19, you may be eligible to obtain health care through Medi-Cal or health insurance through Covered California.

Mental Health Resources -- If you or a loved one are in need of mental health support, you can find resources to help you here. You can also call the LA County Department of Mental Health’s 24/7 Access Line at (800) 854-7771.

Domestic Violence Resources -- Resources related to domestic violence can be found here. You can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). 

 

Financial Assistance for Individuals & Businesses 

State of California Financial Assistance -- If you can’t work, are facing reduced hours, or are caring for a sick or quarantined family member, you may qualify for state assistance. You also may qualify for state assistance if COVID-19 is affecting your business. More information is available here.

Additional State Benefits -- You can also find information about paid sick leave, paid family leave, unemployment benefits, and other state benefits here.

Small Business Assistance -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest loans for small businesses and nonprofits harmed by COVID-19. More information is available here. The City of Los Angeles is also providing assistance through its Small Business Emergency Microloan Program. A list of resources for small business owners and employees can be found here.

Temporary Eviction Ban -- Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters impacted by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. More information can be found here.

Mortgage Payment Deferral -- If you’ve been impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible to have your mortgage payments deferred for 90 days with no negative impact on your credit report. Deferments are not automatic, so be sure to check with your lender for more information. You can find more information here.

Employment Opportunities -- LAJobsPortal has information about job opportunities and resources for Angelenos who’ve been laid off or had their hours cut due to COVID-19. You can find more information here

 

Other Resources

Educational Resources & Free Meals for Students -- Governor Newsom has projected that California schools are likely to remain closed for several months. Educational resources and information about LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers (which are distributing free meals to students) can be found here.

Information for the Las Virgenes Unified School District can be found here

DMV Issues -- The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has temporarily closed its offices and asked police not to ticket for expired drivers licenses or vehicle registrations. Essential services are available by mail, through online services, and via kiosks.

Price Gouging -- Price gouging is illegal in California. You can report price gouging to the California Attorney General’s Office by clicking here.

 

Volunteer Opportunities & Ways to Help

Volunteer Opportunities -- Every Californian can safely help their community during these difficult times by donating to a shelter or food bank, supporting nonprofits, donating blood, or performing a wellness check (by phone or text) on older neighbors. You can find out more here.

California Health Corps -- California is seeking additional healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and healthcare administrators to assist with the projected surge in COVID-19 patients. You can learn more and sign-up to assist with this critical project here.

Urgent Need for Blood Donations -- The American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donations. You can sign-up to donate at the Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center here.

Supporting Food Banks -- The West Valley Food Pantry and other foods banks are in urgent need of donations. For more information on how you can help those in need during these challenging times, please click here.

 

Contacting Our Office

As always, our office is available to assist during these challenging times.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (818) 346-4521 or send an email to Assemblymember.Gabriel@assembly.ca.gov if there is anything we can do to help you or your family.

For media inquiries, please contact Alicia Isaacs at Alicia.Isaacs@asm.ca.gov.

You can find contact information for our staff here.