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Government Resources for Relief Due to COVID-19

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FEDERAL UPDATE: Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the CARES Act - a $2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide relief to many groups affected by the coronavirus. This plan will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus by providing stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes, differe...
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Lake Balboa Senior Lead Officers Begin Actions to Help Check up on Older Patients

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The COVID-19 coronavirus appears to have serious health implications for the elderly who are at the highest risk of dying from coronavirus and a syndrome called acute respiratory distress. Experts have recommended aggressive precautions for our elderly including actions to limit face-to-face exposure. LAPD has issued a list of new guidelines and equipment to officers for dealing with the COVID-19...
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Mayor Garcetti Issues “Safer at Home” Emergency Order to Los Angeles

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Mayor Garcetti issues "Safer at Home" emergency order - ordering all residents of the City of L.A. to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all non-essential movement. Coronavirus.LACity.org El alcalde Garcetti anuncia la orden de emergencia "Más Protegidos en Casa", ordenando a todos los residentes de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles que permanezcan dentro de sus residencias y limiten de ...
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CA Senator Hertzberg: “Virus and the Valley: We’re in this Together”

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March 17, 2020 Neighbors and Friends, These are challenging days, and there will be more ahead. We're doing all we can to help the nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers on the front lines of this crisis. At the same time, I want to make sure that everyone in the San Fernando Valley gets the information and support they need. I'm especially concerned about our seniors and others who are ...
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All Board Meetings and NC Events are Canceled Through the End of March

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Effective today, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is canceling all NC board and committee meetings until the end of the month, March 31, 2020. The Department will be sending out an official communication later today regarding this matter as it relates to the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are working to address issues relative to meeting locations and funding conc...
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California & City of Los Angeles Declare Coronavirus Official Emergency

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A declaration of a state of emergency is a preparedness measure. It authorizes government agencies to mobilize resources quickly to respond to any noted threat. For this reason, while there are still only a few known active coronavirus cases in California, Governor Newsom and Mayor Garcetti have declared an official state of emergency for both the State of California and the City of Los Angeles, t...
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Be Prepared for the Coronavirus

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Flu season is bad enough as it is, but now there's a new deadly viral outbreak traveling the globe. There have now been over 2,000 confirmed cases in China and it has now spread to the United States with a growing list of states confirming infections. Although the chance of widespread contamination in the U.S. is low, it is important to understand the nature of coronavirus and how you can preve...
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Southland Choked by Unhealthful Air Levels 87 Days Straight

EPA Tightens Air Pollution Limits For First Time In A Decade
It was a summer of unprecedented bad air for the entire Southland. LOS ANGELES, CA — A thick layer of unhealthy smog blanketed the Southland for an unprecedented 87 days in a row this summer. The region endured 87 straight days of unhealthful air, violating federal smog standards almost every day this summer, it was reported Friday. It was the longest stretch of bad air in about 20 years, acco...
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