If you’re an immigrant living in California, here is what you need to know to protect yourself, your family, and your community from coronavirus. Services and public benefits are available to you, some regardless of immigration status. 

Starting next Monday (4/20) the EDD’s call center hours are expanding to 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. 


This is a new program to help unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, and individuals not usually eligible for regular state unemployment benefits. This is an important resource for CBO’s and FBO’s to share with their communities, because many folks we work with may not be eligible for unemployment insurance through the regular means. 


Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the L.A. Emergency Child Care Connection, a program to provide child care resources to essential employees of participating hospitals during the COVID19 crisis.

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StreetsLA has begun the ADAPT (Adjusted Deployment to Accelerate Paving in High Traffic Corridors) program, to take advantage of the reduced traffic resulting from the Safer at Home order. Lighter traffic allows StreetsLA to repair high-priority, high-traffic and commercial corridors more quickly and cost-effectively. It will also reduce impact on residents staying at home.

LA Sanitation (LASAN) is taking steps to ensure our neighborhoods stay clean and alleviate extra waste we are producing during the safer at home order. Starting this Monday, April 13, you can have the city pick up more trash and recycling than fits in your single bins. LASAN crews will allow you to refill your waste bins for multiple pickups on your collection day – at no extra charge.  For more information about the program, please call 3-1-1 or 800-773-2489.

Same-day and Next-day testing now available:  The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to Los Angeles County residents. At this time, testing is only for people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can now book a same or next day appointment.