Latest Updates from WDACS
- 12.07.20 LA County and LAEDC launch “Safer at Work LA” campaign to boost awareness of public health measures, local small businesses and support essential workers
- 12.22.20 LA County Awards $46 Million in CARES Act Funding to more than 1,400 Small Businesses in Economically Disadvantaged Communities
- 12.29.20 Stay Home and Save Lives, Stories From the Surge, Holiday Testing Site Closures, and Food for Hope
- 12.30.20 Stay at Home Order Extended, Park and Connect: Free WiFi Service, Let’s Feed L.A. and Vaccine
- 01.01.21 Public Health Reports 207 New Deaths and 20,414 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.02.21 L.A. County Surpasses 800,000 COVID-19 Cases as Hospitalizations Continue to Increase - 138 New Deaths and 15,701 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.03.21 Public Health Reports 91 New Deaths and 12,488 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.04.21 Quarantining After Traveling, Contact Tracing and Mental Health Resources
- 01.04.21 Public Health Urges Everyone to Take Personal Responsibility and Follow the Rules as COVID-19 Spreads Rapidly Across L.A. County - 77 New Deaths and 9,142 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.05.21 L.A. County Reaches 11,000 COVID-19 Deaths as Hospitalizations Increase to Critical Levels - 224 New Deaths and 13,512 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.06.21 Quarantining and Self-Isolation 101, The Risk is Real – A Survivor’s Story and COVID-19 Vaccine Fact vs Myth
- 01.06.21 Public Health Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Update as Hospitalizations Surpass 8,000 Patients - 258 New Deaths and 11,841 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.07.21 Deaths Increase Among People Experiencing Homelessness, Drug Overdose is Leading Cause with Greatest Increase
- 01.07.21 COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase Continues; Businesses Reminded of Safety Measures to Protect Staff and Customers 218 New Deaths and 19,719 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.08.21 With Largest One Day Total of COVID-19 Deaths, Public Health Officials Advise Residents to Seek Emergency Care if Symptoms Become Severe 318 New Deaths and 18,313 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.09.21 L.A. County Surpasses 900,000 COVID-19 Cases and 12,000 Deaths; Three New MIS-C Cases in Children Confirmed - 221 New Deaths and 16,982 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.10.21 Public Health Reports 166 New Deaths and 14,482 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.10.21 Statement from LA County Department of Health Services on the Curative COVID-19 PCR Test
- 01.11.21 Three New MIS-C Cases in Children Confirmed, Rent Relief & Eviction Moratorium, and Vaccine Myth vs Fact
- 01.11.21 Public Health Officials Issue Urgent Plea as 10 People in L.A. County Test Positive for COVID-19 Every Minute - 137 New Deaths and 12,617 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.12.21 Public Health Reports 288 New Deaths and 11,994 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County - Business Compliance is Essential to Slow COVID-19 Spread
- 01.13.21 COVID Safety in the Workplace, Vaccine Rollout Continues, and The Risk is Real – Widow’s Loss
- 01.13.21 Workplace Outbreaks Surge as Public Health Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Capacity 281 New Deaths and 14,564 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.14.21 Department of Public Health Statement Addressing Report of Wasted Vaccines
- 01.14.21 Los Angeles County Sees Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 Deaths in One Week 287 New Deaths and 17,323 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.15.21 As COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Continues, Residents Reminded to Stay Home to Stop the Spread of COVID-19; 258 New Deaths and 15,051 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.16.21 Public Health Announces First Confirmed Case of U.K. Coronavirus Variant as Los Angeles County Surpasses 1 Million Total Cases
- 01.17.21 Public Health Reports 108 New Deaths and 11,366 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 In Los Angeles County
- 01.18.21 Nearly All Skilled Nursing Facilities Administered First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine - Public Health Reports 88 New Deaths and 9,927 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
- 01.19.21 COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open for LA County Residents Aged 65 and Older
- 01.19.21 Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update
- 01.19.21 Los Angeles County Large-Scale Vaccination Sites Open; Vaccine Eligibility Opens to County Residents Aged 65 Years and Older
- 01.20.21 Vaccine Distribution Updates, Stories From the Surge and Available Food Resources
- 02.09.21 LA County WDACS releases report on COVID-19 impact on local economy, recommendations to strengthen data-driven economic recovery efforts
Services & Resources
As we face this unprecedented crisis together, WDACS is here to support our most vulnerable neighbors with meals and emergency food assistance, provide job seekers, workers and businesses with federal, state, and local resources, and prevent hate during the COVID-19 crisis.
Meal Services for Older Adults and Families
To ensure older adults continue to receive critically needed meals, we are distributing packaged/frozen meals for older adults at our select congregate meal sites as we work to transition to a home delivery service. To keep you safe at home, we are transitioning to home-delivered meals at most locations.
WDACS is also providing food assistance for low-income families and older adults at select congregate meal sites through the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Click on your closest service center link below to learn more.
Great Plates Delivered
WDACS is offering a first-in-the-nation meal delivery service in LA County to assist those in need of home-delivered meals and to help get our restaurant, hospitality and transportation community back to work.
LA County is no longer accepting new clients for Great Plates Delivered. For request meal support services, please call 211
Critical Delivery Service
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the California Safer at Home Initiative, older adults have an increased need for timely delivery services. WDACS has launched a temporary delivery program called Critical delivery Services (CDS) to deliver food and other vital items to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19.
Delivery services are reserved for those who are:
- Aged 60 years and older
- Individuals with a permanent or temporary disability
Call (888) 863-7411
To Request Delivery Services
Adult Protective Services
If you are concerned that some you care about may be the victim of abuse, don’t be silent. Our LA County Adult Protective Services team will provide a system of in person response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call (877) 477-3646
To Report Older Adult Abuse
Support For Individuals With Cognitive Impairment
Los Angeles County and L.A. Found are here to help caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other cognitive impairments. We are still distributing Project Lifesaver bracelets via mail. Call for caregiving support or applying for project lifesaver bracelet.
Call (833) 569-7651
or apply online: lafound.lacounty.gov
Safer at Work Los Angeles
WDACS, along with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) announced the Safer at Work LA campaign to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at worksites and businesses earlier today.
Through Safer at Work LA, the County is giving small businesses, micro-enterprises and essential businesses information to slow the spread of COVID while building a shared responsibility approach between businesses, employees, customers, and their communities to keep one another as safe as possible.
Safer at Work LA utilizes a three-prong approach to support employers, employees, and customers:
- For employers, Safer at Work LA provides information and resources they need in order to create a safer work environment.
- For employees, Safer at Work LA provides information and resources they need to protect themselves, their co-workers and customers.
- For customers, Safer at Work LA provides clear and friendly directions on how to be safer patrons at our diverse businesses.
For more information about Safer at Work LA and access multilingual flyers, posters and social media graphics for your business, please visit saferatwork.la.
LA County Disaster Help Center
WDACS and DCBA, along with other County partners, have launched a new Disaster Help Center to support business owners and workers adversely affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.
Whether you are a business owner, a worker, a non-profit, a tenant or landlord, the LA County Disaster Help Center is available for immediate assistance. You can also access its free, one-on-one counseling from 8:30am to 5:30pm (Monday through Friday) and 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Business Grant Resource List
LA County businesses affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic can qualify for assistance and economic relief grants. See below for a list of business grants resources available.
Employer Assistance Grant Fund
In effort to provide economic relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS) has expanded the Employer Assistance Grant Fund (EAGF) with federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
First Supervisorial District COVID-19 Business Relief Grant
The First Supervisorial District COVID-19 Business Relief Grant was established to support businesses in the unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County’s First Supervisorial District. This program was created by Supervisor Hilda Solis and is administered by Inclusive Action for the City.
The application will be open on July 8, 2020. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/SD1BizGrant
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America’s Job Centers of California are now VIRTUAL
In alignment with the County’s “Safer at Home” order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, LA County America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) will no longer accommodate walk-in clients and will launch expanded virtual services.
Free PPE for LA County Small Businesses
LA vs Hate
The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and the Commission on Human Relations jointly announced the launch of the “L.A. vs Hate” initiative to report and end incidents of hate and hate crimes in LA County.
This announcement comes as 211-LA continues to receive reports of hate – from January through July 2020, 256 total calls reporting hate, including 27 calls as a result of COVID-19 – and is part of a multi-year mission by the Board of Supervisors to end acts of hate in the County.
LA vs Hate is a community-centered creative campaign to encourage and support all residents of Los Angeles County to unite against, report, and resist hate.
On this page you will find resources for everyone and anyone to help build community and remind your friends and family of the importance of standing up to hate in our county. If you are the victim, or witness of, a hate incident or hate crime you can report the incident/crime with 211 LA. Your report is confidential and 211 is not affiliated with law enforcement.
We encourage you to use the free artwork across social media, text, and email to unite your friends and family in the effort to recognize, report, and resist hate. No matter the neighborhood you live in or the job you have, the diversity of Los Angeles makes us stronger. The core message of the campaign is that the unity of all Angelenos, is what will allow us to overcome hate.
Dispute Resolution Services
WDACS and the County’s Human Relation Commission partner with 9 agencies to provide dispute resolution services to residents across the County. We provide 3 types of mediation services. Below is an update on service closures or modifications for each type:
- Mediation Services at the Courts: Temporarily Suspended
- Victim/Offender Mediation Services: the California Conference for Equality and Justice and Centinela Youth Services are providing Victim Offender Services via phone or video conference.
- Community Mediations: Click here for a list of agencies that provide community mediation services.
Call (213) 738-2621
To request mediation services
Services for Native Americans
In response to the COVID-19 crisis the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission (LANAIC) formed the LA Native COVID-19 Response Working Group (Working Group). The Working Group consists of leadership from Los Angeles County’s American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) community-based organizations that provide culturally sensitive services.
The Working Group has developed this resource guide to ensure that the AIAN community is aware of and connected to response and relief efforts related to COVID-19. The Working Group will also be providing up to date information on resources and services on Instagram at @lanativecovidresponse and Facebook at www.facebook.com/lanativecovid19.
For more information on COVID-19 resources from the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, visit here.