We are proud to support the wonderful work that Neighborhood Council members have been doing to seek assistance and resources for their communities and share those resources and their helping hands with their neighbors who need it. We urge you to stay safe, and follow social distancing guidelines and all current public orders and emergency directives as you pursue your efforts to respond to COVID-19 in your community.
EmpowerLA Virtual Governance Page
Click below to visit our EmpowerLA Virtual Governance web page – learn more about our Virtual Governance Plan and find additional tools and resources.
Neighborhood Council COVID-19 Updates
Since the Mayor’s declaration of a State of Emergency, we have been sending frequent email updates to all current Neighborhood Council board members with pertinent information and resources for your community. See all these updates in one place, at http://tiny.cc/NCcoronavirusupdates.
EmpowerLA Teleconference with Mayor Eric Garcetti
Watch our COVID-19 Q&A teleconference with Mayor Eric Garcetti and
Neighborhood Council board members from Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Neighborhood Council COVID-19 FAQs
We’re committed to helping NC members find the information that they need, and have been continuing to research answers that we are providing here in this FAQ section. Please check back for more updates as we are continually adding new info here as it becomes available during this evolving situation.
How You Can Help (keeping a safe social distance)
Here are some ways you can help your community respond to coronavirus — so long as you are healthy, not a member of a vulnerable population, and are meeting all current public orders and advised public health requirements:
Mayor Garcetti’s VolunteerLA program connects Angelenos who want to volunteer with the nonprofits, people, and places that need their help: http://volunteer.LAmayor.org
Donate to food banks in your community and volunteer with them, to ensure our most vulnerable populations are still able to provide for their families. Much-needed items for donation include canned goods, peanut butter, toilet paper, and antibacterial cleansers.
If you are a medical professional, your support (pro bono or paid) with LA-area COVID-19 response is needed. Learn more and sign up for the City of LA Emergency Medical COVID-19 Corps.
Help Red Cross with student meals or blood donations
Volunteer with the American Red Cross to help distribute meals to students affected by school closures or as a volunteer blood donor to address the current blood shortage.
Do neighbor check-ins
Offer to pick up groceries or medications for those who aren’t able to and stay connected by calling your neighbors, friends, and loved ones who might appreciate human connection despite social distancing. Check out these neighbor check-in tips.
Virtual volunteer opportunities
Maintain safe social distancing practices with remote volunteer work through organizations like L.A. Works: www.LAworks.com
Deliver meals to the homebound
Check-in with your local homebound meal delivery programs. Many of them are scaling up to support the increased need and are looking for volunteers. Find a meal delivery location near you and call to ask if they need assistance.
Join the Mayor’s Community COVID-19 Response Volunteer Interest List
At this time, the City of Los Angeles is not implementing in-the-field volunteers in response to COVID-19. However, we recognize that many people will want to help if the need arises. If you’d like to learn about new opportunities to make a difference, please sign up for Mayor Garcetti’s Community COVID-19 Response Volunteer Interest List.
Credible Sources for LA-area Coronavirus Information & Resources
Please do not share news or public health advice that may become dangerously outdated. Instead, share credible sources for locally relevant information that are constantly updated.
- City of Los Angeles COVID portal: http://corona-virus.LA
- County COVID portal: http://LAcounty.gov/covid19
- LA Public Health portal: http://PublicHealth.LAcounty.gov/media/coronavirus
- Mayor’s FAQ on what you can/can’t do while Safer At Home orders are in effect: http://corona-virus.LA/FAQ
- NotifyLA – get text/email alerts on COVID-19 in the City of LA: https://emergency.LAcity.org/notifyLA
- LAUSD – student meals pickup center list + remote educational resources: https://achieve.LAUSD.net/resources
- Dept of Aging – for senior services: https://aging.LAcity.org/
- Map of senior meal pickup sites: http://bit.ly/mealsites
- VolunteerLA – City of LA COVID response volunteer opportunities: http://volunteer.lamayor.org
- Guidance, loans, evictions moratorium for small businesses: http://LAmayor.org/loan