HEALTH RESOURCES:

Dignity Health Offers Free COVID-19 Virtual Care Tool:

  • The virtual visit is free of charge to anyone experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 using code "COVID19." Learn more.

Information about COVID-19 Testing

All LA County residents who want a test should first call their Primary Care Provider or Healthcare Center to get a test. If you do not have this care, or cannot access through your provider, testing is offered in the County of Los Angeles. For testing sites near you, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: No cost (free) testing on this website is available for:

People with any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

People working or living in places such as skilled nursing facilities, group homes, residential care facilities, and persons experiencing homelessness.

People who were in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Essential workers with frequent contacts with the public in these sectors: health care, emergency services, food and grocery, retail or manufacturing, public transportation, and education. To view a complete list of the essential worker's group from the California Department of Public Health, click here.

If you want to get a COVID-19 test, but do not meet the criteria, please call your provider. Some testing sites may offer no cost (free) testing if you do not meet the criteria, please make sure to ask or check for information about any costs.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

Rent and Utilities:

The temporary moratorium imposes a ban on evictions for all residential and commercial tenants in unincorporated Los Angeles County impacted by the COVID-19 crisis beginning March 4, 2020 through June 30, 2020. The Board will review and may extend the moratorium period on a month-to-month basis.

Eviction Protection is available to assist residential renters who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. For more info click here.

Food Resources:

  • California Association of Food Banks and its food bank members continue to work to ensure that our most vulnerable communities have consistent and safe access to nutritious food. Our food banks are putting solutions in place that will mitigate potential disruptions to their programs and services during this national emergency.
  • If you are in immediate need of food assistance, please call 2-1-1 to speak with someone about services in your area (lines are open 24 hours a day).
  • If your county does not currently have 2-1-1 service, please reach out to your local food bank using our Food Bank Finder: http://www.cafoodbanks.org/find-food-bank
  • In addition to food banks and pantries, government food programs are also available. To learn about food programs you may qualify for, please see About Food Programs: http://www.cafoodbanks.org/about-food-programs

UNEMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:

Unemployment Claims:

Sick or Quarantined Claims:

  • If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm
  • DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.

Caregiving Claims:

  • If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_PFL_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm

  • PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

  • Telehealth and virtual appointments are acceptable for a physical examination, but medical certifications are still required.

School Closures Claims :

  • If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely. File an Unemployment Insurance claim and our EDD representatives will decide if you are eligible: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm

Self-Employed Claims:

  • If you are self-employed, you may have benefits available from EDD employment insurance programs that you or your employer may have paid into over the past 5 to 18 months. You may have contributions from a prior job, or you could have been misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee. Apply for the benefit program that best fits your situation and include details about your employment to help us process your claim.

  • Visit Coronavirus 2019 FAQs and Self-Employed/Independent Contractor to learn more.

CHILDCARE RESOURCES:

L.A. Emergency Child Care Connection offers child care resources and services to City of L.A. emergency responders as well -- LAPD officers and sworn members of LAFD, the Port of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles World Airports as well as staff from our sanitation and personnel departments charged with protecting public health -- to help protect their families while they protect all Angelenos in this emergency. To learn more click here.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: