Important Message From

Westside Regional Center

Every week there are new updates from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) that the regional center uses as guidelines on how to run the agency and how to keep the public safe. Please view the table below to read any updates or changes to how we run our agency.

Message From:To:Date:Message:
Dr. Tom Kelly
Interim Executive Director
Everyone3/12/2020Read the Message
Mary Lou Weise-Stusser
Director of Community Services
Service Providers3/12/2020Read the Message
Dr. Tom Kelly
Interim Executive Director
Everyone3/13/2020Read the Message
Dr. Tom Kelly
Interim Executive Director
Everyone3/14/2020Read the Message
Dr. Tom Kelly
Interim Executive Director
Everyone3/16/2020Read the Message
Dr. Tom Kelly
Interim Executive Director
Everyone3/17/2020Read the Message
Dr. Sofia M. Vergara, Ed.D
WRC Board of Directors, Chair
Everyone3/17/2020Read the Message
Dr. Tom Kelly
Interim Executive Director
Everyone3/20/2020Read the Message
Dr. Tom Kelly
Interim Executive Director
Everyone3/30/2020Read the Message
Danny Franco
Director of Finance
Service Providers3/30/2020Read the Message

Important Updates From

Department of Developmental Services

For more information, please visit the DDS website at www.dds.ca.gov/corona-virus-information-and-resources/ . If you still have questions after reading this information and talking with Westside Regional Center and/or your local county public health office, you can email DDSC19@dds.ca.gov. DDS will check this email daily and route questions to the correct DDS staff for response(s).

Document:For:Date:
Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals and FamiliesIndividuals & Families3/25/2020
Frequently Asked Questions for Vendors and Service Providers Vendors & Service Providers3/25/2020
Guidance for Consumers in a Day Program at High Risk for Serious Illness to Stay HomeDepartment Directives3/12/2020
Guidance for Waiving Requirements for In-Person Eligibility, Services, or Individual Program Plan Meetings and Authority to Regional Centers for Health & Safety Waiver ExemptionsDepartment Directives3/12/2020
Guidance for Regional Centers to Pay Vendors for Absences as a Result of COVID-19Department Directives3/12/2020
Guidance for Regional Center Monitoring Staff and Activities Department Directives3/18/2020
Guidance for Flexibility in Provision of Services and Supports for Consumers and Providers Department Directives3/18/2020
Guidance for Fingerprint Clearance and Exemption TransfersDepartment Directives3/20/2020
Guidance for Regional Center Requests for Placement into Licensed Residential SettingsDepartment Directives3/20/2020
Guidance for Visits to Licensed Residential Facilities Department Directives3/23/2020
Guidance for Immediate Risk Management Strategies for ARFPSHN and ICF/DD-CNDepartment Directives3/23/2020
Guidance for Reporting Incidents Related to COVID-19Department Directives3/25/2020
Guidance for Eligibility, In-Home Respite Workers and Family FeesDepartment Directives3/25/2020
Guidance for Admissions and Discharges from State-Operated FacilitiesDepartment Directives3/25/2020
Joint Guidance on Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19​​Department Directives3/30/2020
Guidance for Additional Participant-Directed Services​​Department Directive3/30/2020

Stay Informed on the COVID-19 Situation

There are several websites for accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19. The following is a list of sites: 

Name:Website:
California Coronavirus (COVID-19) ResponseA helpful website for Californians with information on: latest number of COVID-19 cases in California; latest COVID-19 news in California; help finding information and services on education, employment and taxes, financial help, health care, public spaces, and local information. There is also informational videos and toolkits.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)Provides news releases on COVID-19, guidance documents, and printer friendly resources for California residents.
California Governor Gavin Newsom OfficeLearn about the actions taken to protect Californians from COVID-19, Executive Orders passed that affect our daily lives, and more. Follow “cagovernor” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Provides information on: the latest number of cases of COVID-19; what you need to know about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself; testing; travel health notices and guidance; updates from the President of the United States; as well as guidelines for preventing or addressing an outbreak for specific audiences (individuals, families, business, schools, professionals, etc.)
City of Los AngelesLearn what the City of Los Angeles is doing to protect Angelenos from COVID-19
Coronavirus.govA website created by the CDC, White House and the Department of Health and Human Services on COVID-19: symptoms, who is at highest risk, what to do if you are sick, what is social distancing, specific resources for populations, updates on cases of coronavirus in the US and more.
County of Los Angeles
COVID-19 is affecting the operations of County facilities. Visit this web page for updates on County closures, cancellations and service modifications.
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has created a webpage to provide regional centers and services providers directives on changes to requirements, services, etc. as well as resources concerning the COVID-19.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus
Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office
Department of LaborThe Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Environmental Protective Agency (EPA)Provides information to the public on cleaning products (disinfectants) for use against against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.. EPA is providing information on drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19
Food & Drug AdministrationFDA Offers Assurance About Food Safety and Supply for People and Animals During COVID-19
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, Coronavirus Resource CenterThis website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.
Labor & Workforce Development AgencyThe Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. We are trying to make it easier and spread awareness through this centralized source of info. Use the guidance below to determine what is best for you, your family, and your workplace.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH)Provides information to residents of Los Angeles County on COVID-19 such as: Frequently Asked Questions; What You Should Know; Cleaning Guidelines; and specific information for target audiences (schools, families, caregivers, pet owners, professionals, etc.)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to help employers comply with these safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves.
Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric GarcettiNews updates for Los Angeles residents concerning COVID-19
Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD)Provides local information and guidance on COVID-19; updates on cases of COVID-19 in the Pasadena community; guidance documents for the public and health professionals; new releases; important contact numbers; family-friendly information sheets; and more.
World Health Organization (WHO)Provides information to the public on COVID-19: what you need to know; how to protect yourself; FAQs; travel advice; educational videos; online training; latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak; and more.

Resources for Clients & Families

Financial Assistance

Agency:Description:
Academy Benefits Consulting & New Leaf SolutionsUnderstanding Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Disability Benefits For Persons Supported by Regional Centers
BenefitsCheckUp, National Council on AgingYou can search for benefits or programs that meet your unique individual needs, which include: income assistance; food and nutrition; housing and utilities; tax relief; transportation; and more!
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE)
Provides a discount of approximately 30% on monthly electric bills for eligible SCE customers. Apply online or over the phone at 1-800-798-5723, or mail and return an application.
California Apartment Association (CAA)To help rental housing providers and their residents during the COVID-19 crisis, the California Apartment Association is maintaining a list of various government, nonprofit, and community-based resources to assist with housing, food, medical needs and more.
California Department of Business OversightUnder the Governor’s proposal, Californians who are struggling with the COVID-19 crisis may be eligible for the following relief after contacting their financial institution: 90-day grace period for all mortgage payments; Relief from fees and charges for 90 days; No new foreclosures for 60 days; and No credit score changes for accessing relief.
California Lifeline ProgramProvides discounted home phone and cell phone services to qualified low-income households. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs or based on your household income. Contact a participating service provider in your area: if you qualify, the company can sign you up for service. If you already receive service from the company, they can apply your benefit to your existing account.
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) A time-limited program that provides financial assistance to eligible needy families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care, and other necessary expenses. Needy families may apply for assistance online or by visiting a local DPSS office.
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) Provides cash assistance to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible for Supplemental Social Security Income/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) due to their immigration status. CAPI participants may be eligible for Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), and/or Food Stamps benefits.
Computers for Classrooms (CFC) Provides guaranteed working computers for Senior Citizens, low-income families and those who cannot afford to buy new ones. Eligibility is based on current participation in public assistance programs (e.g. Section 8 Housing, SNAP, Medi-Cal, National School Lunch Program, SSI) or seniors aged 65 and older. Desktops computers range from $70 to $200 in price and Laptop computers range between $150 to $250 in price. Comes with Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), anti-virus, 1-year warranty, and more.
Cox Connect2Compete Offers in home internet for low-income families with school aged children (K-12) who participate in a government assistance program for a cost of $9.95. Families can stay enrolled in the program for as long as they qualify. Eligible families can start the application process by visiting their website.
Energy Assistance Fund (EAF)Provides critical support to those when they need it most by providing one-time bill payments of up to $100 for qualified Southern California households. Contact one of their participating community agencies below to make an appointment for assistance in the application process.Visit online for a complete listing.
Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA)Provides a discount of 12% on monthly electric bills for qualified SCE households of 3 or more. Apply online or over the phone at 1-800-798-5723, or mail and return an application.
Federal LifeLineProvides a discount on monthly phone and internet service for eligible low-income subscribers. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs or based on your household income. Contact a participating service provider in your area: if you qualify, the company can sign you up for service. If you already receive service from the company, they can apply your benefit to your existing account.
Federal Student AidTo provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers can be placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Provides one-time financial assistance to help offset an eligible household’s energy costs (utility bill). Click on Find Services in Your Area​ to locate your local provider, then contact them to learn more and apply for assistance. If you would prefer to speak to a live operator to assist you in obtaining more information on where to apply, please call their toll-free help line at (866) 675-6623.
Internet Essentials from Comcast A program that provides affordable high-speed internet at home for just $9.95 (plus tax). You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs (housing, SNAP, Medi-Cal, SSI). Once eligible, you also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer at a discounted price ($149.99 + tax).
Internet For All NowProvides information on low-cost, affordable internet offers in California for $10-20 per month. Call 24/7 at (844) 841-4636.
Los Angeles County Business & Worker Disaster Help CenterIn response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the County of Los Angeles launched a new Worker and Business Disaster Help Center, a centralized call center and website providing free, one-on-one counseling and support for business owners and workers who have been adversely affected by the ongoing Novel Coronavirus emergency.
Los Angeles County Department of Water and Power
LADWP is offering extended payment plans to those affected by COVID-19. Any impacted customer can request a payment plan online at www.ladwp.com or can make arrangements by calling customer care at 1.800.DIAL.DWP (1.800.342.5397). LADWP has deferred disconnections for non-payment through the remainder of March.
Low Income Discount Program (LIDP)The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) offers a residential Low Income Discount Program (LIDP) rate for customers within qualifying income levels. This rate reduces the cost of electricity, water, and sewer services for the participants’ permanent, primary residence.
PCs for PeopleTo receive technology and services from PCs for People, a potential recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program (e.g. SSI, SSDI, Section 8, Head Start, CalFresh). If eligible, you can purchase computers online for a donation ranging from $0 to $150.
Physician Certified Allowance DiscountDiscounts on electric bills are available to customers who provide verification by a state-licensed physician that a full-time member of the household is a paraplegic, hemiplegic, quadriplegic, multiple sclerosis patient, neuromuscular patient, or scleroderma patient being treated for a life-threatening illness. An allowance is also available if a member of the household has a compromised immune system and has a state-licensed physician’s certification that an additional heating and/or cooling allowance is medically necessary.
Southern California Edison (SCE)
Impacted customers will not be disconnected for non-payment of electricity bills, new flexible payment plans are available, and bill payment assistance is available for low-income customers. All suspension of disconnections and payment arrangements are coordinated through SCE.
Utility User’s Tax ExemptionDeveloped to offer senior and/or disabled citizens an exemption from their utility bills, including (but not limited to) electricity, gas, water, sewer, telephone (including cell phone and long distance), sanitation and cable television. Please contact your city of residence for more information about the eligibility requirements and application process. (Please note: this is not a complete listing)

Food Assistance

Agency:Description:
Autism Society of Los Angeles (ASLA)List of local food pantries in the LA County area
California Association of Food BanksNeed food? Click on the link to get free groceries near you.
CalFresh ProgramProvides monthly food benefits to eligible individuals and households with low-income. Use CalFresh Food to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean
proteins and more.The program issues monthly benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Food may be purchased at any grocery store or farmers’ market that accepts EBT cards. SSI recipients can apply for food benefits as of 6/1/19.
Food Bank of Southern California Provides USDA surplus commodities (such as infant formula, flour, cornmeal, pinto beans, rice, milk, cheese, and butter) to help supplement the diets of low-income households, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.
Los Angeles City/ County Elder Nutrition ProgramThis is an interactive map of all the Elder Nutrition Programs in the City of Los Angeles and the LA County area. The Elder Nutrition Program currently is providing frozen, nutritionally balanced lunches from Monday through Friday to eligible elderly participants.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Distributes food and other essentials to children, seniors, families and other individuals in need. Contact your nearest pantry for more information.
Sam Simon Foundation – Feeding FamiliesDistributes nutritious vegan groceries, at no cost, to individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.
SÜPRMARKTA low cost organic grocery servicing low income communities in LA. It operates weekly, providing 100% organic produce to make great health and healing available to the communities which need it most. Shop in person or get it delivered. Check the website for upcoming locations.
Westside Regional CenterWRC has created a list of grocery stores in the LA County area with their special store hours for senior citizens, pregnant women, people with disabilities, those with compromised immune systems, and/or medical personnel/ first responders.
Woman, Infant & Children (WIC) ProgramWIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC services are available to all eligible families affected by COVID-19. If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are pregnant or have a child under 5, WIC can help provide nutritious foods and more resources to keep your growing family healthy. Have questions? Call PHFE WIC at (888) 942-2229 to learn more about nutrition education and WIC benefits.
Workforce Development Aging & Community Services (WDACS)The County and City of Los Angeles operate 180 congregate meal sites.To ensure older adults continue to receive critically-needed meals, they will distribute packaged and frozen meals for older adults at our meal sites, with some locations starting Monday, March 16 and others starting later this week. Older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals at these sites.

You may call your local meal provider to make arrangements. If you are not aware of who your meal provider is, you may call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance.

Emergency Food Assistance Program is provided as well.

Resource Guide/ Directory

Agency:Description:
211 LA CountyThe 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. Their community services go far beyond phone referrals – explore their website to learn more.

If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993.

The LA County Department of Public Health and Chief Executive Office have activated the Public Disaster Information Hotline, accessed by dialing 2-1-1 or online at 211la.org.

Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA)ARCA has created a lengthy list of resources for individuals with disabilities, families, caregivers, employees and employers. There are also resources specific to one’s needs.
The ArcCOVID-19 Resources for People With Disabilities, Families, and Service Providers
COVID-19 Los Angeles Community ResourcesResources in the community to cope with COVID-19
Department of Public Social Service (DPSS) Resource GuideA resource guide with: Temporary financial assistance and employment services
(through Welfare-To-Work Programs) for low-income residents to promote self sufficiency and independence; and Nutrition assistance for low-income individuals and families.
Disability Voices UnitedA website with resources and recommendations for people with developmental disabilities and their families
Family Resource Centers Network of CaliforniaThe following resources have been compiled from many sources and are intended to support Early Start FRCs in their ongoing support to their families during this unprecedented COVID-19 event. Some entries may be duplicated in more than one topic area. We have made every effort to compile appropriate resources and have visited all these websites to verify at a macro level. As always, encourage you to use
your own judgement when accessing and sharing resources.
LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help CenterTo reach the Business and Worker Disaster Help Center please contact: 833.238.4450 weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or email us at: disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Resource PageThis website will provide you with latest information, resources, and updates. Resources include: FAQs, maps & dashboards; homelessness & housing; coping with stress; county facilities & services; how you can help; advice for pregnant women; services for children and families; and more.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental HealthLACDMH has published its “Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks” flyer. County residents may also download and use apps to practice self-care and support wellbeing on their mobile devices. LACDMH’s 24/7 Access Line at (800) 854-7771 is also available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals.
LA County Helps! A free and easy way to find out if your family can get help from many different health and human services programs based on your circumstances. Assists residents who want to privately and confidentially check their eligibility for many health and human services and programs. Includes food and nutrition, children and family resources, medical, consumer protection, housing, seniors and people with disabilities, mental health and income support for adults, and other social services.
Los Angeles WarmlineA confidential overnight telephone support service in English & Spanish for anyone in Southern California who is struggling with loneliness, anxiety, substance use, mental health concerns, or needs information about available mental health services. Call (855) 952-9276.
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics1,400 Free & Charitable Clinics across the U.S. provide health care to the medically under-served in their community. Find a clinic near you!
One DegreeAn online (and printer-friendly) guide that helps individuals and families access resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent services, family and household, food, health, housing, education, legal, employment, and money. Updates are made everyday at 2:00pm.
UCLA Center for Autism Research & TreatmentUCLA CART created a webpage with resources for children with Autism, general information from organizations on COVID-19, managing your child’s education, and more.
Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program
Provides a list of free and low-cost immunization clinics for children 18 years and younger.
Westside Family Resource & Empowerment CenterCOVID-19 information and resources for families
Westside Regional CenterThese are services that are available to the general public and typically funded by the government or local community. There may be eligibility requirements that need to be met in order to access these services.

In the Community

Agency:Description:
American Academy of PediatricsA recording and article with suggestions for what families can do to keep safe and healthy, compiled by a pediatrician and a representative from Family Voices. Includes advice on preparing the home, medical appointments, supplies, schooling, coping, and more.
American Heart Association (AHA)25 Ways to Get Moving at Home Infographic
Cable News Network (CNN)A helpful guide in English and Spanish on how to Coronavirus-proof your home
City of Los Angeles
New COVID-19 testing available from the City of LA. See if you’re eligible!
County of Los Angeles
COVID-19 is affecting the operations of County facilities. Visit this web page for updates on County closures, cancellations and service modifications.
Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community Services DepartmentA list of services being offered by multiple organizations to support Culver City senior citizens. These services include requesting for volunteers, meal services, modified grocery store hours for seniors, social services, and more.
Department of Managed Health CareIf you do not have a source of health care coverage or have recently lost your employer-sponsored health care coverage, this fact sheet provides an explanation of some options to gain health care coverage. Contact the specific programs for more information.
Department of Pesticide RegulationUnder the Healthy Schools Act, DPR provides online training on how to use disinfectants.
Department of RehabilitationMembers of the public have many questions regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on operations and services of the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Click on the link to the left for answers to these questions.
Disability Rights CaliforniaProvides information on the Coronavirus, self-advocacy publications, how to get help, and more.
Easterseals – Illinois Autism PartnershipThis is a social story to use to explain the Coronavirus and school closures to children with Autism.
Family VoicesAdvice about what families of children with special health care needs can do: What can we do for families and ourselves?; What are the best sources of information?; What about travel?; and more.
Green Mountain Self-AdvocatesPlain language booklets on COVID-19 (created by self-advocates) in English and Spanish.
Los Angeles County Workforce Development – America’s Job CenterAccess virtual LA County AJCC services including new job openings on CalJOBS, skills enhancement tools, and other useful resources and more!
Los Angeles Department of Parks & RecreationAs the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) is providing an update on changes to programming, events, recreation centers, and facility usage. Outdoor park space and amenities will remain open during regular park hours. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact rap.publicinfo@lacity.org or call 213-202-2700.
L.A. Parent – Special NeedsHere you will find events and resources for families in Los Angeles who have children with special needs.
Mountain Light, Inc.A PowerPoint that teaches about Coronavirus in an easy to understand and visual way that may be useful for families and caregivers. It was created for use with people with developmental disabilities.
One DegreeAn online (and printer-friendly) guide that helps individuals and families access resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent services, family and household, food, health, housing, education, legal, employment, and money. Updates are made everyday at 2:00pm.
Parents Helping Parents2 educational videos on:”Optimizing Your Home Environment for Online Learning” & “Parenting in a Pandemic”
Social Security Administration
The Social Security website provides information to the community about changes in how they deliver their in-person services, information about office closures, news releases, and more in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)Provides information to self-advocates and family members of individuals with developmental disabilities on COVID-19 in a simplified language: top 10 questions from self-advocates and family members; how to stay healthy and fit; and more!

For Students (K-12 & College)

Agency:Description:
California Department of EducationResources that support distance learning
CA Meals for Kids The CA Meals for Kids mobile application helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices.The Emergency Meal Sites section may be used during unanticipated school closures due to emergency situations.
Los Angeles County Public Library
Sign up for a temporary digital card (valid for 90 days). Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks on OverDrive or Libby. Stream movies and TV shows on Kanopy and Hoopla. Check out digital magazines via RBdigital. Stream music on Freegal. If you’re a parent or caregiver, sign up for ReadyRosie to get texts or emails with ideas for family engagement tips and early learning opportunities, or check out our TumbleBook Library, an online collection of animated and talking picture books. Kids and learners of all ages can get one-on-one homework help and tutoring from 1 – 10 pm every day on Brainfuse, plus lots of other resources for school and career that are available at all hours.
TASK CATASK CA created an online learning/ technology resource list for parents and professionals that are FREE.
UCLA CARTProvides a list of websites for in-home learning that covers: art, dance and movement, education, music, outdoors and animals, reading, sports games and documentaries to watch, technology and theatre.
U-HaulCollege Students: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Wellness Programs – Yoga for the Body and MindFor yoga lessons, online, for 10 weeks.
Google Arts & CultureVirtual tour to famous sites and landmarks
The Hidden Worlds of the National ParksVirtual tour with rangers to famous sites.
Lourve MuseumVisit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre in France.
Vatican MuseumTake a virtual tour to the Vatican Museum
Street Art with Google Art ProjectJump on a guided tour, hit the streets, and hear the stories behind the art.
National Marine SanctuariesImmerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary.

By Local School Districts

Provides up-to-date information on school schedules, resources for learning at home, access to free breakfast and lunch on the go, and more.

By Cities* We Serve

Resources for Vendor, Service Providers & Professionals

For suspected cases of 2019-nCoV, immediately call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Acute Communicable Disease Control (ACDC) to assist with diagnosis and infection control: Weekdays (8am-5pm Mon-Fri) at (213) 240-7941;  or the After Hours Emergency Operator at (213) 974-1234  and ask for the physician on call. For more information, click on the ACDC Brochure below or text LAHAN to 66866 to receive updates.

NameDescription
211 LA CountyTips for Service Providers: Has your agency altered their services due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus? Email resource@211la.org to provide up-to-date information on how inquirers can connect with your agency!
California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS)As the situation evolves, CAADS will continue to gather and add trusted resources to their webpage. They offer a COVID-19 Operational Guidance for CAADS members; a webinar series that will be offered for the next 4 Mondays: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20; healthcare website links; and more.
California Department of AgingProvides COVID-19 information and resources for older adults and people with disabilities, their caregivers and family members. The webpage also shared guidance documents for providers.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)Provides a list of various guidance documents for: adult and senior care facilities; community care facilities (assisted living facilities and child care); employers, essential critical infrastructure workers; health care workers and workers in general industry; health care facilities, including long-term care facilities; health care facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities; and more.
California Emergency Medical Services AuthorityThe EMS Authority provides statewide coordination and leadership for the planning, development, and implementation of local EMS systems.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (for Health Facilities)This webpage contains resources for clinics and healthcare facilities: interim guidance for healthcare facilities; steps healthcare facilities can take; preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes; prepare to care for COVID-19: get your practice ready; return-to-work criteria for healthcare workers;
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (for Healthcare Professionals)This webpage contains resources for healthcare professionals: Interim Guidance for Public Health Personnel Evaluating Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) and Asymptomatic Close Contacts of Confirmed Cases at Their Home or Non-Home Residential Settings; resources for healthcare professionals caring for COVID-19 patients; Guidance and Resources on Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment; Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE; Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization; Preventing COVID-19 from Spreading in Homes and Communities; and more.
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has created a webpage to provide regional centers and services providers directives on changes to requirements, services, etc. as well as resources concerning the COVID-19.
Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing DivisionSends Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, Adult Residential, Child Care, Children’s Residential, Continuing Care Contracts, and other facilities/ providers information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), guidance documents and updates to changes in requirements. To receive email notifications when a PIN has been released please email ccldpolicynotification@dss.ca.gov .
Direct Support ProfessionalsDirect Support Professionals are on the front lines of supporting people with confirmed or possible infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and therefore have an increased risk of exposure to this virus. Read the handout to learn about preventative measures that can be taken.
HHS Office for Civil RightsDuring the COVID-19 national emergency, which also constitutes a nationwide public health emergency, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has provided guidance that helps explain how the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows patient information to be shared in the outbreak of infectious disease and to assist patients in receiving the care they need.
Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthProvides guidance for: healthcare professionals; workplace managers; employers; businesses; adult day health centers; caregivers; congregate living; field staff; People with Mild Respiratory Infection; Residential Substance Use Settings; cleaning in group settings; and more.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (for Health Professionals) Provides updates on the COVID-19 situation; a LAC DPH Provider Checklist for Evaluating Patients Who May Have COVID-19; information and guidelines for patients who meet the current LAC DPH COVID-19 testing criteria; Information for Patients Managed at Home and Contacts; reporting guidelines; Infection Prevention, Including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Guidance for Managing COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities; and more!
Small Business Assistance (SBA)The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by COVID-19. Assistance includes: Paycheck Protection Program; Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance; SBA Debt Relief; and SBA Express Bridge Loans;
Westside Regional CenterRead an update from Danny Franco, Director of Finance, concerning billing for March 2020.

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