COVID-19 ResourcesPosted on 04/30/20
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This is the main page detailing resources in Los Angeles. It contains information for: students and educators, safety and support, testing and health, how to get access to free meals, notices on renters and worker’s rights, information for businesses, and how to request information. THE REST OF THIS INFORMATION IS SUPPLEMENTAL.
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Education At Home
- The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Act provides $349 billion in Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. These loans are meant to provide emergency assistance to businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Emergency Economic Injury Grants, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/lacarescorps
- Save money on utilities and power with LADWP: Click here
- You need to file taxes in order to get your stimulus check! Check free online help in order to file taxes online for free!: https://www.caleitc4me.org/free-tax-prep-locations/
- Undocumented adults can apply for the State’s Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) starting Monday, May 18 at 9 a.m. You can ONLY apply by calling Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), or Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles. Contact CHIRLA at (213) 201-8700 or CARECEN at (213) 315-2659 or Advancing Justice-LA at (213) 241-8880. For eligibility requirements, visit irelief.chirla.org, carecen-la.org/drai, http://www.advancingjustice-la.org.
- Live events from LA Public Library for kids!
- Free e-books, magazines, music, online high school, and more from the Los Angeles Public Library!: https://www.lapl.org/
- Watch for great content for free with PBS!: https://www.pbs.org/
For All Ages
- Free e-books, audiobooks, comics, magazines, and videos—just for teens: https://lapl.overdrive.com/library/teens
- Designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, government, sports and more: https://m.lapl.org/webfeat/ric.html
General Online Learning & Homework Help
For Pre-K through Elementary School
- Free digital reading platform with books in Spanish from Latin America. Plataforma de libros digitales con una colección proveniente de América Latina.
- Interactive, online learning program for kindergarten readiness: https://m.lapl.org/webfeat/humblebee.html
- Learn with Sesame Street!: https://www.sesamestreet.org/
- Explore categories like animals, arts, geography, health, literature, social studies, technology, and more: https://ezproxy.lapl.org/login?url=https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/lapl?db=ITKE
- Storytime, art, and sing-alongs from the Cayton Children’s Museum: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnNo5X0BZEzELzYUXW3f6zg/playlists
- Math and Art Integration Videos: https://www.armoryarts.org/education/for-schools/math-and-art-integration-videos-and-lesson-plans/
- Free accounts at ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Enter this School Code: SCHOOL1446.
For All Students
- Get FREE help in math, science, English, social studies, and homework packets from the LA Public Library. Tutors work online with students 11 a.m.-11 p.m: https://www.lapl.org/onlinetutor
- A FREE three-part multi-subject encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students: https://m.lapl.org/webfeat/britannica.html
- Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, and so much more: https://m.lapl.org/webfeat/science_flix.html
- NASA @ home provides STEM videos, games, and activities for kid: https://www.nasa.gov/stem
- Learn, craft, and stay entertained with NatGeo Kids!: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
- Science videos, entertainment, and activities from the CA Science Center: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science
Kids arts and crafts from art museums! With:
- Trusted online resources for educational videos:
Family-friendly crafts and storytelling from the Skirball Museum of Los Angeles: https://www.instagram.com/skirball_la/?hl=en
Nature & Biology
History & Social Studies
Engineering & Coding
30+ museums in Southern California are offering online educational content
Safety and Health
- Kids learn about trees, water, soil, and more with TreePeople!: https://www.treepeople.org/learnathome
- Leaf-Printing with The California Botanic Garden: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=245644770166387
- Indoor activities for kids: https://sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home/indoors/
- Grades 3-7: Learn about the California Condor and what you can do to help protect this spectacular species: https://amarshall477.wixsite.com/condorkids
- A list of resources from the California Naturalist Program: http://calnat.ucanr.edu/distance_ed/
- Nature activities, floral tutorials, and a virtual tour from Descanso Gardens: https://www.descansogardens.org/descansoathome/
- https://explore.org/ hosts hundreds of live cams, videos, and films from all over the world. From eagle nests in the tallest treetops to underwater kelp forests, there's surely something to captivate everyone.
- Learn about nature from home with videos, guides, crafts, and live events from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: https://nhmlac.org/connects
- Bring the LA Zoo home to you with activities and videos for kids! https://www.lazoo.org/zootoyou/
- The Aquarium of the Pacific is providing on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with our educators, from virtual classroom sessions to Pacific Pals puppets. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/news/aquariumacademy/
Renters & Homeowners
- Free coronavirus testing! Frontline workers can now get tested without showing any symptoms!: https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs
- There has been an increase in home fires during quarantine. Check out these tips to stay safe!
- “Californians who have lost their employment now have a ready path to healthcare coverage during the COVID-19 crisis either through Medi-Cal or the plans offered via Covered California, thanks to a partnership between Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Effective Friday, March 20, Covered California opened the health insurance exchange to any eligible uninsured individuals who need health care coverage amid the COVID-19 national emergency. In their March 20 press release, Covered California stated, “All medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19 are free of charge, and all health plans available through Medi-Cal and Covered California offer telehealth options.” DHNC has additionally put new steps in place to insure that those eligible for Medi-Cal can sign up easily, and get covered immediately. 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 the extended deadline of June 30, 2020. Learn more and sign up for coverage at https://www.coveredca.com/.”
- Make sure to know your rights during this time! Do not allow yourself to be evicted: https://hcidla2.lacity.org/covid-19-renter-protection
- LA CITY COUNCIL STRENGTHENS RENTER PROTECTIONS
A new city ordinance prohibits landlords from making eviction threats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords are currently prohibited from evicting tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. But tenants' rights groups report that landlords are posting eviction notices, and demanding that tenants pay rent using their Federal Stimulus Check. This new ordinance gives tenants a tool to use against landlord harassment.
Landlords that are not in compliance with the ordinance could potentially face lawsuits from tenants, with damages of up to $10,000, or $15,000 for tenants that are elderly or disabled tenants.
For more information on the ordinance, please contact your LA City Council office here or read more here. If you are a tenant or a landlord in the City of Los Angeles, and have questions about your rights during COVID-19, please contact the Housing and Community Investment Department here or call (866) 557-7368.
- Over 200 financial institutions, including Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank and Wells Fargo have committed to providing relief for California homeowners and consumers, including: Mortgage payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which will allow you to reduce or delay your monthly mortgage payment, waiving or refunding mortgage-related late fees and other fees including early CD withdrawals, no new foreclosure sales or evictions for 60 days, no credit score changes for accessing relief, and late or missed payments will not be reported to credit reporting agencies. Learn more: https://dbo.ca.gov/2020/03/25/covid19/
THIS IS THE MASTER LIST OF RESOURCES FOR LA COUNTY:
- Social isolation can get tough - but there's good news! The California Department of Aging announced that the Institute on Aging 24 hour Friendship Line is now statewide - older adults and caregivers can talk to someone anytime a day at (888) 670-1360!
- The Los Angeles Department of Aging launched the EMERGENCY SENIOR MEALS RESPONSE program, which will provide 10 meals a week to 7,280 new seniors and also double the number of meals received by 5,000 seniors already enrolled in the Department of Aging’s meal delivery program.The only requirements to participate in this program is to be 60 years or older and live in the City of Los Angeles. For seniors interested in participating, please call 213-263-5226, starting today between 9-5 pm or contact the office of Adrin Nazarian for more information. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_xMpL5qtG9cjpbTEpWRUaIXmjoms4YpTtDol-Mv8ikHH23A/viewform
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