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City of Vernon Statement on COVID-19 Cases

The City of Vernon has a significant number of essential businesses that must continue to operate to support critical infrastructures. As such the City has taken proactive measures to share relevant COVID-19 information, including CDC recommended guidelines, with business operators to ensure the safety of the general public as well as employees that serve these essential services.

Since early April, the City of Vernon has engaged with several businesses reporting employees testing positive for COVID-19. As the media has reported, the most significant quantity of cases was reported by the Smithfield food processing plant where 153 of 1847 employee tested positive for COVID-19 over the last two months. It is important to note that of the 153 employees that tested for COVID-19, more than 40 have returned back to work. It is also important to emphasize that the positive results reported have taken place throughout a 60-day period and not identified solely within recent weeks.

To monitor and address the potential spread of the virus in Vernon facilities, the City issued a notice to businesses in early April to report the number of employees that have tested positive for COVID-19. The City's mandatory reporting requirement was a key factor for identifying facilities with COVID-19 clusters that may have otherwise gone undetected. The City has worked closely with effected businesses to ensure that CDC recommended guidelines were followed and appropriate mitigation measures were implemented.

The City of Vernon's Health Department, which has the requisite staff and expertise, will continue rigorous inspections for food safety operations under its jurisdiction, and the City will continue to support the USDA and Cal OSHA with employee safety and all other matters within their respective jurisdictions. The City is entirely invested in the health of our community and committed to continuing support for all of the businesses, agencies, and organizations involved in managing the global COVID-19 crisis on the local level.

The City of Vernon will continue to monitor and respond to COVID-19 positive cases and coordinate with other agencies to mitigate the spread of the virus.

CITY SERVICES

City Hall facilities are now open to the public.

The City is committed to supporting all businesses and residents and will continue to provide services during this critical time of emergency.  Although City Hall has been reopened, safety measures have been implemented to protect the health and safety of employees and the public.

Please continue to mail payments to:

City of Vernon
4305 Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

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Resources for Essential Businesses in Vernon
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The City of Vernon strives to effectively inform members of the community on important news, events, and activities that may be of interest. Please visit this page regularly for updates on happenings in Vernon and in our neighboring cities located in the Southeast region.

EVENTS
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Eugene A. Obregon Park Gymnasium in Los Angeles. Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, blood and plasma donations are particularly high in demand. If you are able to support this effort, please join the American Red Cross next week. You may schedule an appointment at www.RedCrossBlood.org (enter Sponsor Code: HildaLSolis) and/or streamline your visit by visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass.

Teletownhall on Immigration Flyer – English 
Teletownhall on Immigration Flyer – Spanish

FOOD RESOURCES
Southeast Los Angeles Food Distributions Flyer 
Bell Gardens Meal Distribution Flyer – English 
Bell Gardens Meal Distribution Flyer – Spanish 
Vernon and Huntington Park Food Distribution Flyer

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
Southeast Los Angeles Senior Resources Flyer

HEALTHCARE
My Health LA Flyer
My Health LA Flyer - Spanish

Honorable Leticia Lopez Mayor of Vernon

 

Vernon, CA (April 24, 2020) –At the council meeting held on Tuesday, April 21, members of the Vernon City Council certified the City's 2020 General Municipal Election results and installed a new mayor and mayor pro-tempore.  Honorable Leticia Lopez was installed as mayor while Honorable Melissa Ybarra was installed as mayor pro tempore.

Mayor Lopez will serve in her new capacity until the end of her current term on the City Council ends in April 2021. Elected to the Vernon City Council in April of 2016 as a write-in candidate, Mayor Lopez remains as passionate as ever about "doing right by the City and community." An advocate for families, Mayor Lopez is currently a social worker focused on assisting families in the surrounding cities and provides case management support services to improve living conditions and quality of life for children and their families. Mayor Lopez looks forward to representing the City as mayor while she continues her work with the City Council.

In addition to her new role, Mayor Lopez will continue to serve as the City Council representative on the Vernon CommUNITY Fund Grant Committee, where she also serves as Chairperson.  Mayor Lopez also represents the City on various external boards including the Los Angeles County Sanitation District 23 and the Independent Cities Finance Authority. Mayor Lopez holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development from California State University Long Beach and a Master's Degree in Human Development with a concentration in Leadership in Education from Pacific Oaks College.

Following the installation of a new mayor, Honorable Melissa Ybarra was installed as mayor pro tempore. Pro-tem Ybarra was initially elected to the Vernon City Council in a special election in February of 2015, and re-elected to serve her first full five-year term in office in April 2017.

As a member of the City Council, Pro-tem Ybarra has represented Vernon on several external boards including the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and the Southeast Water Coalition. Pro-tem Ybarra currently serves as the City Council representative on the Vernon Housing Commission where she also serves as Vice Chairperson. A life-long Vernon resident, Pro-tem Ybarra is an active member of the local community, volunteering her time to work with community organizations including the Southeast Community Development Corporation.

Press Release

Diana Gonzales Re-Elected to Vernon City Council

 

Vernon, CA (April 24, 2020) – At the council meeting held on Tuesday, April 21, incumbent Diana Morales Gonzales was officially installed to serve her first full term on the Vernon City Council following certification of the April 14 General Municipal Election results, confirming her victory over write-in candidate Judith Merlo.

Based on the final official vote count, Morales Gonzales received 47 votes while Merlo received 19 votes.  A total of 67 ballots were received from the City's 101 registered voters, indicating a voter turnout of 66%.  All 67 ballots were publicly canvassed by the canvass board to finalize the tally.

Following the council meeting, Council Member Morales Gonzales said she felt "honored and appreciate[d] the community's continued support" in her bid for re-election and stated her primary concern is "the wellbeing of Vernon's residents, students, and businesses, especially during this pandemic." Council Member Morales Gonzales reaffirmed her commitment to work with her colleagues on the City Council as well as the City's executive team to secure a fruitful future for her beloved Vernon.

A resident of Vernon for 25 years, Council Member Morales Gonzales has been an outspoken member of the community often serving as an advocate of resident's needs.  Since being elected to the Vernon City Council last November to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of former Council Member Yvette Woodruff-Perez, Council Member Morales Gonzales has continued to support services geared towards the community. Council Member Gonzales currently represents the City of Vernon as an appointed member on the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Board of Directors for District No. 23.  This will be her first full five-year term in office.

At Tuesday's meeting, the City Council also certified the approval of both measures on the ballot for the April 14 General Municipal Election.  Measure U, a charter amendment to change the process for the selection of mayor and mayor pro tempore passed 51-14.  Measure V, a sales tax measure proposing to increase the City's sales tax by ¾ of one percent passed 47-18.  The passage of Measure V is expected to generate much needed revenues for the City's general fund to help maintain and improve City services, including safety, infrastructure, streets, and housing.

For more City of Vernon election information, go to: cityofvernon.org/elections

Press Release

Election Updates

Election Results

The City of Vernon conducted its General Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. 

Results of the official canvass are now available.  The City Council will certify the results on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Additional information on the election is available through the City Clerk Department.

COVID-19 Resources for Vernon Businesses

The City of Vernon continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to remain informed on the latest developments related to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  The City of Vernon is closely monitoring the situation as it continues to evolve.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Its symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and may appear in as few as 2 days or as many as 14 days after exposure. Please see these FAQ for more information.

Based on the latest directives issues by various public health authorities, certain businesses are allowed to resume operations, but must implement changes to comply with social distancing directives.  Social distancing will help to protect all in our community.

IMPORTANT CITY INFORMATION

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall services have resumed with modifications.  City Hall is now open to the public.

The City has taken proactive measures to help protect the public and prevent the spread of the virus.

You may mail payments* to:

City of Vernon
4305 Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

*Late fees and shutoffs will be suspended.

FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-1-1

HOTLINES

  • City of Vernon Hotline (323) 826-3648 (www.cityofvernon.org/COVID19)
    • Vernon City Hall is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.  The City continues to provide essential services to businesses and residents.  The City's hotline is available to respond to non-emergency requests and inquiries.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 (www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov)
    • The Disaster Distress Helpline, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The Disaster Distress Helpline is providing immediate counseling to anyone seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2-1-1 LA
    • 211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The 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.
  • The Veterans Crisis Hotline (800) 273-8255 Press "1" (www.veteranscrisisline.net)
    • The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that is available to anyone, even if you are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.  If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, caring, qualified VA responders are standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • DCBA Consumer and Business Line (800) 593-8222 (www.dcba.lacounty.gov/coronavirus)
    • If you believe you have been the victim of a price increase or suspect that a business is abusing consumers with price increases, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Information for Businesses in Vernon
Business Taxes
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers
What's New
Medical Evaluation/Testing
Transportation
Services/Assistance
How Can You Help?
Notices
Press Releases
Additional Resources


Vernon Health Department Notices

Effective May 13, 2020, and pursuant to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Revised Safer at Home Order issued May 13, 2020 (the "Revised County Order"), the City of Vernon Department of Health and Environmental Control will enforce requirements to allow the conditional reopening of specific retail and other lower-risk businesses, as defined by the Revised County Order, operating in the City of Vernon.

Please find below previous notices and COVID-19 related information provided be the Vernon Health & Environmental Department:

COVID-19 Update dated April 13, 2020
COVID-19 Update dated March 16, 2020

Vernon's Business Preservation/COVID-19 Disaster Relief Initiative

At its meeting on April 7th, the Vernon City Council took several actions to support Vernon businesses through the current COVID-19 pandemic.  The City council approved programs developed as part of Vernon's Business Preservation/COVID-19 Disaster Relief Initiative including a Temporary Emergency Moratorium on Commercial Evictions and an Emergency Microloan Program for restaurants.  These programs will serve to offset some of the financial burden that businesses in Vernon are experiencing due to slowed business/and or mandated non-essential business closures.

Temporary Emergency Moratorium on Evictions
The Vernon City Council adopted an Emergency Ordinance No. 1267, enacting a temporary emergency moratorium on evictions for renters and owners of commercial properties in the City, along with late fee assessments and service shut-offs for rent and utility payments.  The Emergency Ordinance prevents evictions of commercial and nonprofit tenants impacted by COVID-19 during the emergency period. The "safe harbor" would apply to evictions of commercial tenants in the following situations:

  • For commercial or nonprofit properties, no landlord shall endeavor to evict a commercial or nonprofit tenant for non-payment of rent if a commercial or nonprofit tenant is unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19;
  • During this moratorium, a commercial or nonprofit tenant shall also be waived any obligation for payment on late fee assessments related to electric, water, fiber, and gas utility charges and service shall not be shut off due to non-payment;
  • The moratorium would remain in effect for the period of time set forth in State Executive Order No. 28-20, and may be extended from time to time, unless sooner terminated or repealed by the City Council.  For more information about the moratorium, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

COVID-19 Emergency Microloan Program
The Vernon City Council approved the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Microloan Program designed to assist Vernon restaurants who have been especially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Vernon's Emergency Loan Program is designed to meet the following objectives for restaurants in Vernon: prevent staff reductions; offset losses related to COVID-19; and sustain operations through the COVID-19 crisis.  This program is intended to apply to restaurants with a brick-and-mortar presence within City of Vernon limits.  A summary of the key elements of the program are as follows:

  • Zero-interest loans for 6-12-month term; and 3-5% interest loans for 3-5-year term
  • Loan limits of $5,000-$50,000
  • Must be used for reasonable working capital and operational expenses such as: preventing staff reductions, offsetting losses related to COVID-19, and helping businesses sponsor sick pay for workers

Funding for the microloan program would be available through September 30, 2020 or until the program is terminated by the City. For more information about the program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses in Vernon

While recent COVID-19 related orders from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and the State of California call for the immediate closure of many retail and commercial establishments and direct the public to remain at home, they also allow for the ongoing operation of essential businesses and functions. If your business is an "Essential Business" the City of Vernon can provide a letter to help your business and its employees maintain access to essential facilities.  To request an "Access Letter" please click here.

Following a revised Order from the County of Los Angeles Health Officer issued on April 10, 2020 , Vernon's Health and Environmental Control Department has announced new requirements for those essential businesses that continue to operate in the City.  To view the new requirements in effect as of April 16, 2020 for all Essential Businesses that continue to operate in Vernon click here.

For customers that have been closed for a prolonged period of time due to COVID-19 response, Vernon Public Utilities would like to announce a Guidance Document and a Checklist released by the EPA. Each is designed to assist building owners and managers in addressing water stagnation following extended closures due to the COVID-19 response.

On May 28, 2020, there will be a one-hour webinar to help prepare the restaurant community on the return to business once the stay at home order is lifted. The Director of Education at the Food Service Technology Center and the SoCal Gas Food Service Equipment Center team will be presenting. Please use the following link to access the webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1792657358617693964 
Attendees will learn the following:

  • Re-opening recommendations and menu review
  • Kitchen and dining room size reduction
  • Food Safety and expanded sanitation
  • Contacting vendors, marketing reps and distributors to re-establish relationships
  • Utility programs and services, cost savings and rebates for qualified energy-efficient equipment

For Small Businesses:
Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, or other bills that can't be paid because of the coronavirus outbreak. If your small business has been impacted by COVID-19 you may qualify for a loan.  Apply at http://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. The Los Angeles Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has resources to help small businesses navigate the process. Visit their website at https://smallbizla.org or call 562-938-5020.

Business Taxes

State and federal tax filing deadlines have been extended. As shared by the State Franchise Tax Board, tax filing and payment deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020.

Visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration website at www.cdtfa.ca.gov to apply for special assistance, including filing and payment extensions, and/or relief from interest and penalties.

Employers experiencing a hardship may request up to a 60-day extension from the Employment Development Department to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest.  Employers experiencing a hardship to file state payroll reports may file for a 60-day extension. Click here to contact the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers

In an effort to help keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) has made available a variety of COVID-19 resource materials for employers and workers.  Information is available on their website www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019.

What's New

Californians have been staying home and saving lives since the start of our statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 19, 2020. These efforts have allowed the state to move forward on our roadmap for modifying the statewide order. More information can be found at www.covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/.

In a Los Angeles Health Officer Order issued on May 13, 2020, the County takes a limited and measured step to partially move into Stage 2 of its Roadmap to Recovery: A Phased Approach to Reopening Safely in Los Angeles County, while keeping a low incidence of person-to-person contact

We are now in early Stage 2, where retail (curbside and delivery only), related logistics and manufacturing, office workplaces, limited personal services, outdoor museums, child care, and essential businesses can open with modifications. The state is issuing guidance to help these workplaces reopen safely.

The Los Angeles County launched new interactive digital dashboards, connecting residents to the latest updates on COVID-19 impacts. The digital dashboards include information on the number of COVID-19 cases, emergency proclamations, and information on the openings and closings of parks, recreation sites, and schools throughout Los Angeles County. The dashboards are available online at www.lacounty.covid19.gov/dashboards.

On April 3, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-43-20 to extend protections to medical providers, as the use of video chats and similar applications to provide routine medical appointments is amplified in an effort to reduce the patient's exposure to COVID-19. The order relaxes certain state privacy and security laws for medical service providers so that they can offer telehealth services without the risk of being penalized. In addition, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-44-20, which expands consumer protection against price increases as California continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order generally prohibits sellers of any kind from raising the prices of food, consumer goods, emergency or medical supplies, and certain other items by more than 10 percent. The purpose of the order is to ensure that consumers can buy what they need, at a fair price. If you believe that you have been the victim of a price increase or suspect that a business is abusing consumers with price increases, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222.

On April 2, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-42-20 which restricts the shutdown of water service to homes and small businesses as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the executive order will restore water for occupied residences that may have had their water service turned off as of March 4, 2020, which is when the governor declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19. This executive order will serve to help people who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 1, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a guide on facial coverings. Read that guide here. While there is no need to wear a face mask/covering when you are in public, it is an additional way to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Please note, however, that it does not replace the requirement for social distancing.

In March Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Stay at Home order and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its Safer at Home order. These orders require that residents must stay at home unless food, a prescription, or a quick jaunt for fresh air is needed.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued two additional Public Health Emergency Orders dictating new Quarantine and Isolation measures. These new Orders ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for a specified period of time.  Also, on March 27, LA County Public Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis issued an addendum to the Safer at Home order announcing closures to beaches, trailheads, piers, beach bike paths and beach access points in LA County. These sets of closures are in addition to the previously announced closures of public trails, and will remain in effect until April 19, 2020.

On March 25, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a major financial relief package for millions of Californians suffering financially as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Secretary of the Treasury announced that the income tax filing and payment deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers and businesses will have until that date to file and make any necessary payments without penalty or interest.

On March 27, 2020, U.S. lawmakers approved a $2 trillion emergency relief package designed to alleviate some of the worst effects of the swift economic downturn currently underway as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan marks the largest rescue package in American history. The legislation covers an array of programs, including direct payments to Americans, an aggressive expansion of unemployment insurance, billions of dollars in aid to large and small businesses, and a new wave of significant funding for the health care industry. The agreement is an expansion the CARES Act — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — to provide relief to virtually every rung of the U.S. economic ladder. This Q & A  offers information on how this stimulus package will impact you.

The Department of Finance moved $1.3 billion emergency reserve fund dollars, part of the State's overall reserves, to immediately combat COVID-19. These funds will go to personal protective equipment and critical medical supplies, enhance the surge capacity of hospitals and medical facilities and procure other items necessary to support the State's efforts to protect public health and safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

With the ever-evolving COVID-19 health crisis, access to information and education is critical. Please continue to check here for the latest updates.

Medical Evaluation/Testing

AltaMed has expanded their care with "outdoor assessment" areas to triage patients. With these Evaluation Centers, members of the community do not need to seek medical support at large hospitals, but rather, they may use clinics to access the care they need. To initiate a visit to an AltaMed Outdoor Evaluation Area, please call their Patient Service Center at (888)-499-9303 toll free or (562)205-4390.  This initial call will determine if patients should stay home or if their condition warrants a visit for evaluation.

Please note that COVID-19 testing is also available to those at risk in the City of Los Angeles. More information is available at corona-virus.la.

Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County announced free same-day tests are now available for all LA County residents who have symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. If you or a loved is experiencing symptoms, please know the following factors do not affect eligibility for a COVID-19 test:

  • Immigration status
  • Insurance status
  • Age
  • Underlying health issues

To ensure sites can prioritize people who need it most, ONLY people who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms AND have made an appointment, are eligible for testing at this time. More information is available at: lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs. LA County residents with no access to the Internet can dial 2-1-1 for help making an appointment.

COVID-19 Screening Tool
Created in partnership with the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA, Apple has released a COVID-19 website, and COVID-19 app.  If you think you or a family member have been exposed to COVID-19, you can evaluate symptoms via the in-home screening tool and obtain information about your next steps.  More information is available at: www.apple.com/covid19.

Medical Sheltering
The Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center is partnering with hotels, motels, and other providers to offer medical sheltering for individuals who need to either self-isolate or follow quarantine orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to do so on their own. Nearest location for medical sheltering is at the Bell Gardens Quality Inn and Suites.  More information is available here .

Property Tax
Starting April 11, the day after property taxes expire, individuals who are unable to pay on time for COVID-19 related reasons can submit a penalty cancellation request online at the website www. ttc.lacounty.gov. See the Frequently Asked Questions About the Impact of COVID-19 on Property Taxes.

Transportation

METRO will be offering frequent updates about service throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Visit www.metro.net/covid19 for the latest information, and follow Metro on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates.  LA Metro to hold a virtual meeting its Board of Directors meeting in April.  The Board meeting will be on Thursday, April 23.  For information on how to access the meetings click here.

Metrolink continues to operate with a temporary service reduction.  To view the schedule, click here.  Metrolink developed this temporary schedule to ensure essential service during peak times, and maintain as many connections as possible, while also ensuring riders and conductors have the space necessary to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Pentagon Rides is available for your next ride, whether it be non-emergency medical transportation, black car service, courier service, and more. Visit www.PentagonRides.com for more information. They are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation throughout California.

Services/Assistance

Federal Response
U.S. Lawmakers passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA establishes paid sick leave for affected workers, additional unemployment provisions, free testing, and other health and welfare components.

State Response
The State of California's Employment and Development Department created a site with information regarding the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). If you became unemployed or have had your hours reduced because you may have contracted the coronavirus, or may be quarantined, or may be unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member, you may be eligible to file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim. You will need to file your claim in the first week that you lose your job or have your hours reduced. Your claim begins on the Sunday of the week you submitted your application. For more information on benefit programs available to help California workers who are losing wages due to the impacts of the Coronavirus and how to file your claim online, by phone, or by fax or mail, please visit www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm.

Governor Newsom has waived the one-week waiting period for people who are unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19. In a separate executive order on March 17, Newsom allowed Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKS, Cash Assistance for Immigrants and In-Home Supportive Services recipients to continue receiving program benefits for three months without interruption or a reassessment of their eligibility.

Mental Health
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) supports the wellbeing of our County family, friends and colleagues. When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation. For information on Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks and additional mental health resources, visit dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information/.

For Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to monitor the outbreak of the virus.  Veterans are able to contact their medical provider through the VA Video Connect mobile app.  For information on available telehealth options and what the VA is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit www.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.

How Can You Help?

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, blood donations are dangerously low across the U.S. The demand for blood is strong. Eligible donors are strongly urged to donate: www.redcrossblood.org.

Many have asked how they can help our nurses, doctors & healthcare workers. If you want to donate/know of businesses that may be able to help with personal protective equipment like surgical masks, N95 face masks, face shields & other supplies, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Donate funds to help respond to the COVID-19 emergency. Support nonprofits that are supporting our communities at www.calfund.org and www.unitedwayla.org.

Help a neighbor in need. Build hygiene kits and drop them off at local shelter for people experiencing homelessness. We're in this together.

Notices
Safer at Home Order Updated 4.10.2020
Executive Order N-44-20
Executive Order N-43-20
Executive Order N-42-20
Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order
Public Health Emergency Isolation Order

Press Releases
Free Same Day COVID-19 Testing Available in Los Angeles County
LA County Emphasizes Protections for Tenants Affected
Los Angeles County Opens New Drive-Up Testing Sites, Increasing COVID-19 Testing Capacity for Residents Throughout LA County

Additional Resources
Los Angeles County, the State of California, and the U.S. Federal Government have declared emergencies to allow greater authority to take measures necessary to protect and preserve public health and safety, including seeking aid from state and federal authorities as necessary. The Federal Communications Commission is ensuring that Americans stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.fcc.gov/coronavirus for information. Here are the best sources of official information on the coronavirus:

Guidance for Social Distancing
Use of Cloth Face Coverings
City of Vernon Requirements for Essential Businesses
https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/
https://covid19.ca.gov/business-and-employers/
www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019
DCBA-Coronavirus-FAQs-3.10.20
www.lacounty.covid19.gov/dashboards

Report a COVID-19 Violation

Call 323-826-1448 (7:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday)
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RECURSOS PARA LA COMUNIDAD RESIDENCIAL DE VERNON SOBRE COVID-19

La ciudad de Vernon continúa trabajando con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y el Departamento de Salud Pública de California para mantenerse informada sobre los últimos desarrollos relacionados con la pandemia del nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19), a medida que la situación continúa evolucionando. La ciudad de Vernon se mantiene al tanto de la situación.

COVID-19 es una enfermedad respiratoria altamente contagiosa que puede transmitirse de persona a persona. Sus síntomas incluyen fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar, y pueden aparecer en tan solo 2 días o hasta 14 días después de la exposición. Para obtener más información, consulte el Guía para Individuos y Familias proporcionado por el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles.

Se recomienda a los residentes de Vernon a quedarse en casa tanto más sea posible mientras solo participen en actividades esenciales, como funciones de trabajo críticas y compras para necesidades. El distanciamiento social ayudará a proteger a todos en nuestra comunidad.

INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE DE LA CIUDAD

Debido al nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19), los servicios no esenciales del ayuntamiento han sido suspendidos hasta nuevo aviso. Las instalaciones del Ayuntamiento ahora están cerradas al público.

Aunque la Ciudad se compromete a apoyar a la comunidad y todos los residentes y continuará brindando servicios esenciales, el cierre del Ayuntamiento es un paso necesario para ayudar a proteger al público y prevenir la propagación del virus.

Para su comodidad, se ha instalado un buzón de pago en la pared exterior de la entrada del primer piso al Ayuntamiento (a la izquierda de la entrada del vestíbulo de doble puerta). Como alternativa, pagos* pueden ser enviados a:

City of Vernon
4305 Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

* Se suspenderán los cargos por retraso y los cierres.

PARA EMERGENCIAS MARQUE 9-1-1

LÍNEAS DE ASISTENCIA

  • La Ciudad de Vernon (323) 826-3648 (www.cityofvernon.org/COVID19)
    • Actualmente, el ayuntamiento de Vernon está cerrado al público debido a COVID-19. La ciudad continúa brindando servicios esenciales a empresas y residentes. La línea directa de la Ciudad está disponible para responder a (solicitudes y consultas que no sean de emergencia.)
  • Línea de Ayuda de Desastre 1-800-985-5990 oprime "2" (http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/)
    • La Línea de Ayuda de Desastres, es una línea directa nacional las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, los 365 días del año, dedicada a brindar asesoramiento inmediato en caso de crisis a las personas que sufren angustia emocional relacionada con cualquier desastre natural o causado por el hombre. La Línea de Ayuda de Socorro en Desastres está brindando asesoramiento inmediato a cualquier persona que busque ayuda para hacer frente a los efectos mentales o emocionales causados por los acontecimientos relacionados con la pandemia de COVID-19.
  • Línea del Departamento de Salud Mental (LACDMH) del condado de Los Ángeles (800) 854-7771 (https://dmh.lacounty.gov/) LACDMH está disponible para proporcionar apoyo a la salud mental, recursos y referencias.
  • GoldenTALK (888) 603-6533 (www.ididsomethinggoodtoday.org)
    • GoldenTALK es una línea de chat y crisis para personas mayores de 60 años o más. La línea de chat ayuda a las personas mayores que enfrentan aislamiento social a través de conversaciones cálidas y también proporciona referencias y trabaja en estrecha colaboración con varias agencias dentro del condado de Los Ángeles en caso de una crisis. Los miembros del equipo GoldenTALK también hacen llamadas salientes para controles de bienestar y citas y seguimiento de referencias.

  • 2-1-1 LA
    • 211 LA es la fuente central para proporcionar información y referencias para todos los servicios de salud y humanos en el condado de Los Angeles. La línea telefónica 2-1-1 está abierta las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, con asesores de recursos comunitarios capacitados preparados para ofrecer ayuda con cualquier situación, en cualquier momento.  211 LA está disponible para proporcionar información actualizada sobre el brote y el virus COVID-19. 211 está disponible para conectar a las personas con servicios y recursos locales, incluidas para las personas que necesitan asistencia como resultado de la pérdida de salarios por cancelaciones de eventos, cierres de negocios y cuarentenas.
  • Línea de Crisis para Veteranos (800) 273-8255 oprime "1" (www.veteranscrisisline.net/)
    • Si usted es un veterano en crisis o le preocupa uno, representantes atentos y calificados de la Línea de Crisis para Veteranos están disponibles para proveer ayuda gratuita y confidencial. Representantes están disponibles las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana.

  • Linea de DCBA Consumidor y Negocios (800) 593-8222 (www.dcba.lacounty.gov/coronavirus)
    • Si cree que ha sido víctima de aumento de precios o sospecha que un negocio está abusando de los consumidores con aumentos de precios, comuníquese con el Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor y Negocios del Condado de Los Ángeles.

RECURSOS COVID-19

Qué Hay de Nuevo
Normas Para Seguir
Acceso a Cuidado Médico y Pruebas de COVID-19
Acceso a Alimentos / Suministros Comestibles
Viviendas
Transporte
Servicios / Asistencia
Como Ayudar
Avisos
Comunicados de Prensa
Recursos Adicionales

Qué Hay de Nuevo

El gobierno federal recientemente reveló "Directivas para la reapertura de América," un enfoque en tres fases basado en el asesoramiento de expertos en salud pública. Estas pautas ayudarán a los funcionarios estatales y locales a reabrir economías y se pueden implementar a nivel estatal o de condado por condado a discreción de los gobernadores. Por su parte, el gobernador Gavin Newsom reveló seis indicadores clave que guiarán el pensamiento de California sobre cuándo y cómo modificar las órdenes de quedarse en casa y otras durante la pandemia de COVID-19. La orden estatal de permanencia en el hogar sigue vigente hasta nuevo aviso. La Orden del Oficial de Salud "Más seguro en el hogar" del condado de Los Ángeles se actualizó el 10 de abril de 2020 y ahora está vigente hasta el 15 de mayo de 2020. La Orden tiene nuevos requisitos de distanciamiento social (físico) para individuos y empresas. Para obtener una descripción general y resumen del pedido más seguro en el hogar, haga clic aquí.

La Oficina de Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) ahora recomienda usar mascarillas o cubiertas de tela en la cara en entornos públicos donde otras medidas de distanciamiento social son difíciles de mantener (p. ej., supermercados y farmacias), especialmente en áreas con transmisión comunitaria significativa. Las mascarillas/cubiertas de tela para la cara recomendadas no son las mascarillas quirúrgicas ni los respiradores N-95, que son suministros esenciales y se deben reservar para los trabajadores de atención médica y otros miembros del personal médico de respuesta. El 1 de abril, el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH) emitió una guía sobre los recubrimientos faciales. Lea ese guía aquí. Aunque el uso de mascarillas/cubiertas de tela no reemplaza el requisito de distanciamiento social, es una manera adicional que se debe usar para ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19.

El 2 de abril, el gobernador Gavin Newsom firmó la orden ejecutiva N-42-20 que restringirá el cierre del servicio de agua a los hogares y las pequeñas empresas mientras que el estado responde a la pandemia COVID-19. Además, la orden ejecutiva restaurará agua para residencias ocupadas cuales quizás tuvieron su servicio de agua apagado a partir del 4 de marzo de 2020, que es cuando el gobernador declaró un estado de emergencia debido a COVID-19. Esta orden ejecutiva ayudará a las personas que han sido afectadas económicamente por la pandemia COVID-19.

El 3 de abril, el gobernador Newsom firmó la orden ejecutiva N-43-20 para ampliar las protecciones a los proveedores médicos, ya que se amplifica el uso de chats de vídeo y aplicaciones similares para proporcionar citas médicas de rutina en un esfuerzo para reducir la exposición del paciente a COVID-19. La orden relaja ciertas leyes estatales de privacidad y seguridad para proveedores de servicios médicos, para que puedan ofrecer servicios de tele salud sin el riesgo de ser penalizados. Además el gobernador Newsom firmo la orden ejecutiva N-44-20, que amplía la protección del consumidor contra el aumento de precios mientras California continúa respondiendo a la pandemia de COVID-19. La orden generalmente prohíbe a los vendedores de cualquier tipo aumentar los precios de los alimentos, bienes de consumo, suministros médicos o de emergencia, y ciertos otros artículos en más del 10 por ciento. El propósito de la orden es asegurar que los consumidores puedan comprar lo que necesitan, a un precio justo. Si cree que ha sido víctima de aumento de precios o sospecha que un negocio está abusando de los consumidores con aumentos de precios, comuníquese con el Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor y Negocios del Condado de Los Ángeles al (800) 593-8222.

El condado de Los Ángeles recién lanzo tableros digitales interactivos, conectando a los residentes con las últimas actualizaciones sobre los impactos de COVID-19. Los tableros digitales incluyen información sobre el número de casos de COVID-19, proclamaciones de emergencia e información sobre aperturas y cierres de parques, sitios de recreación y escuelas en todo el condado de Los Ángeles. Para más información por favor visite el sitio web www.lacounty.covid19.gov/dashboards.

La Oficina de la Supervisora del Condado de Los Ángeles, Hilda L. Solis, el CDPH y el Departamento de Asuntos de los Consumidores y Negocios invita a los residentes a participar en una reunión comunitaria por teléfono para recibir una actualización sobre el COVID-19 y aprender como protegerse a si mismos y limitar la transmisión de esta enfermedad respiratoria. La teleconferencia en español será el miércoles, 15 de abril de 2020 de 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Para participar por favor llame al: (888) 278-0296 y use el código de acceso: 9353075.

Estancia de casa excepto para las necesidades esenciales

La semana pasada, el gobernador Gavin Newsom emitió una orden de Estancia En Casa y el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles anunció su orden Más Seguros En Casa. Estas órdenes requieren que los residentes deben quedarse en casa a menos que se necesite comida, una receta o un paseo rápido por aire fresco. Esta semana, el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles también anunció nuevas órdenes de Aislamiento y Cuarentena necesarias para combatir la propagación del virus COVID-19. Ademas, el 27 de marzo, el Dr. Muntu Davis, Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles, emitió un anexo a la orden Safer at Home anunciando el cierre de playas, senderos, muelles, senderos para bicicletas de playa y puntos de acceso a la playa en el Condado de Los Ángeles. Estos cierres se suman a los cierres de senderos públicos anunciados previamente y permanecerán vigentes hasta el 19 de abril de 2020.

El 25 de marzo, el gobernador Gavin Newsom anunció un paquete de ayuda financiera para millones de californianos que sufren financieramente como resultado del brote de COVID-19.

El Secretario de la Tesorería ha anunciado que la fecha límite para la presentación de impuestos y pagos se ha extendido hasta el 15 de julio de 2020. Los contribuyentes y las empresas tendrán hasta esa fecha para presentar y realizar los pagos necesarios sin multas ni intereses.

El 27 de marzo de 2020, los legisladores estadounidenses aprobaron un paquete de ayuda de emergencia de $ 2 billones diseñado para aliviar algunos de los peores efectos de la rápida recesión económica actualmente en curso como resultado de la pandemia de COVID-19. El plan marca el paquete de rescate más grande en la historia de Estados Unidos. La legislación cubre una variedad de programas, que incluyen pagos directos a los estadounidenses, una expansión agresiva del seguro de desempleo, miles de millones de dólares en ayuda para empresas grandes y pequeñas, y una nueva ola de fondos significativos para la industria de la atención médica. El acuerdo es una expansión de la Ley CARES, la Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica de Coronavirus, para proporcionar alivio a prácticamente todos los peldaños de la escala económica de los EE. UU.

El Departamento de Finanzas movió $ 1.3 mil millones de dólares del fondo de reserva de emergencia, parte de las reservas generales del Estado, para combatir inmediatamente COVID-19. Estos fondos se destinarán a equipos de protección personal y suministros médicos críticos, mejorarán la capacidad de emergencia de hospitales e instalaciones médicas y procurarán otros elementos necesarios para apoyar los esfuerzos del Estado para proteger la salud y la seguridad públicas y reducir la propagación de COVID-19.

Con la crisis de salud de COVID-19 en constante evolución de COVID-19, el acceso a la información y la educación es fundamental. Continúe revisando nuestro sitio web para obtener las últimas actualizaciones.

Todos estamos obligados a quedarse en casa, excepto para recibir alimentos, cuidado de un pariente o amigo, consiga atención médica necesaria, o ir a un trabajo esencial. Si sales, tenga por lo menos 6 pies de distancia.

Normas Para Seguir

SI

  • Quédese en casa
  • Evite las personas fuera de su hogar
  • Lávese las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos
  • Cúbrase al toser o estornudar con un pañuelo de papel y descargué a la basura
  • Limpie y desinfecte objetos y superficies que se tocan con frecuencia
  • Mantenga una distancia de seguridad social, por lo menos de 6 pies cuando salga fuera del hogar
  • Manténgase aislado si sospecha o tiene síntomas de COVID-19
  • Llame a su médico si sospecha o tiene síntomas de COVID-19

NO

  • Salga de casa excepto para las actividades esenciales
  • Salude de mano
  • Toque su cara
  • Valla al médico si no está enfermo
  • Reserve/ almacene máscaras o guantes sin necesidad

Acceso a Cuidado Médico y Examen de COVID-19

Si usted está experimentando síntomas graves, como dificultad respiratoria severa, contacte a su médico. Si se trata de una emergencia, llame al 911.

Áreas de Evaluación de AltaMed en el Sureste de Los Ángeles Incluyendo Vernon

Actualmente el proveedor de cuidado médico Alta Med solo está proporcionando examen de detección de COVID-19 a pacientes con síntomas graves de COVID-19 o que se consideran de alto riesgo de acuerdo con las pautas de salud pública.  Pacientes con alto riesgo de COVID-19 incluyen a las personas mayores de 65 años, embarazadas, con múltiples afecciones crónicas como diabetes o presión arterial alta, y aquellas que tienen un sistema inmunitario debilitado. Si experimenta síntomas de COVID-19 y está en alto riesgo, llame al Centro de Servicio al Paciente al (888) 499-9303.  No tendrá que pagar los costos relacionados con las pruebas.  Su capacidad de pago no le impedirá hacerse la prueba de COVID-19. Esto incluye a pacientes indocumentados. Una nueva directriz del USCIS indica que dicho tratamiento o servicios preventivos no afectarán negativamente a ninguna persona indocumentada como parte de una futura revisión de Cargo Público.

A las personas que buscan servicios se les solicita una evaluación previa antes de presentarse llamando al Centro de Servicio al Paciente al (888) 499-9303 sin cargo o al (562) 205-4390. Esta llamada inicial determinará si los pacientes deben quedarse en casa o justifica una visita para evaluación.

Para más información por favor visite el sitio de web www.altamed.org/coronavirus#2919 

Condado de Los Ángeles
El condado de Los Ángeles anunció ya están disponibles pruebas gratuitas del mismo día para todos los residentes del condado de Los Ángeles que tienen síntomas de COVID-19. Los síntomas incluyen fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar. Si usted o un ser querido está experimentando síntomas, sepa que los siguientes factores no afectan la elegibilidad para una prueba COVID-19:

  • Estado de inmigración
  • Estado de seguro medico
  • Edad
  • Problemas de salud subyacentes

    Para garantizar que los sitios puedan priorizar a las personas que más lo necesitan, SOLO las personas que experimentan síntomas de COVID-19 y han hecho una cita, son elegibles para la prueba en este momento. Hay más información disponible en: lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs. Los residentes del condado de Los Ángeles que no tienen acceso a Internet pueden llamar al 2-1-1 para obtener ayuda para programar una cita.

Ciudad de Los Ángeles
En este momento, la Ciudad de Los Ángeles está proporcionando puebras de COVID-19 limitadas.  Por el momento, los exámenes se limitan estrictamente a los residentes de Los Ángeles que se encuentran en categorías de alto riesgo y vulnerables.  Las personas elegibles para la prueba en este momento son:

  • Las personas con síntomas que son mayores de 65 años
  • Las personas con síntomas que suelen de problemas subyacentes de salud crónicos
  • Los que están sujetos a un período de cuarentena obligatoria 14 días debido a una exposición confirmada COVID-19 (con más de 7 días de cuarentena restante)

Para más información sobre el examen COVID-19 disponible a través de la ciudad de Los Ángeles haga click aquí  o visite el sitio de web www.coronavirus.lacity.org.

Herramienta Digital de Detección de COVID-19
Creado en asociación con el CDC, la Fuerza de Tarea de Coronavirus de la Casa Blanca y FEMA, Apple ha lanzado un sitio web COVID-19 y una aplicación móvil COVID-19. Si cree que usted o un miembro de su familia ha estado expuesto a COVID-19, puede evaluar los síntomas a través de la herramienta digital de detección y obtener información sobre sus próximos pasos. Más información está disponible en: www.apple.com/covid19.

Refugio Médico
El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Condado de Los Ángeles se está asociando con hoteles, moteles y otros proveedores para ofrecer refugio médico a las personas que necesitan aislarse o seguir órdenes de cuarentena debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 y no pueden hacerlo por su cuenta. La ubicación más cercana para refugio médico es en el Bell Gardens Quality Inn and Suites. Más información está disponible aquí.

Servicio de Entrega Crítica
El Departamento de Desarrollo Laboral, Envejecimiento y Servicios Comunitarios (WDACS) del Condado de Los Ángeles, anunció un programa de entrega gratuita para adultos mayores y personas con discapacidades. Este programa, llamado Servicio de Entrega Crítica, entregará comestibles, artículos para el hogar y otras necesidades vitales a las personas que no pueden abandonar sus hogares debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Los artículos pueden ser entregados las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, sin costo alguno para el cliente. No se requiere proceso de solicitud; sin embargo, los artículos deben estar pagados por adelantado y listos para ser retirados. Las entregas se pueden programar llamando al 1-888-863-7411 entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m., de lunes a viernes. Los clientes pueden utilizar este servicio hasta cuatro veces o 40 millas por mes, lo que ocurra primero.

Acceso a Alimentos / Suministros Comestibles

Entrega de Comidas y Comestibles

A través de un esfuerzo coordinado entre el personal de la Ciudad y el YMCA, la entrega de comidas preempaquetadas ahora está disponible para los residentes de Vernon sin costo alguno para los residentes. Los miembros del personal de YMCA realizarán entregas a hogares individuales en Vernon los martes y jueves cada semana hasta que se agoten los recursos.

Además de la entrega de comidas preempaquetadas, los residentes de la tercera edad/discapacitados de Vernon también tienen acceso a la entrega de alimentos frescos. Comuníquese con This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  si tiene preguntas, o para inscribirse en cualquiera de las opciones de entrega.

Suministros Comestibles

Para conectar a los residentes de Vernon con negocios localizados dentro de la Ciudad, que están abiertos y que venden alimentos esenciales al público, la Ciudad se contactó con los negocios a continuación y organizó lo siguiente:

Natures Produce
3305 Bandini Blvd
(323) 235-4343
www.naturesproduce.com 
Horario: lunes, miércoles y viernes de 8:00 a.m. a las 9:30 a.m.
Los residentes de Vernon deben llamar para solicitar precios y artículos en existencia o desplazarse por la lista de productos en el sitio web de la compañía. Para pre-ordenar artículos, los residentes de Vernon deben solicitar un inicio de sesión en línea a través del sitio web de la compañía.

Neptune Foods
4510 Alameda Ave
(323) 232-8300
www.neptunefoods.com 
Horario: en cualquier momento los martes y miércoles
Los residentes de Vernon deben llamar con anticipación para hacer su pedido y se les informará sobre un plazo para recoger su orden.

Glen Rose Meats Services
(323) 589-3393
www.rosemeatservices.com 
Los residentes de Vernon deben llamar con anticipación para hacer su pedido y se les informará sobre un plazo para recoger su orden. La compañía pronto lanzará un proceso de pedido en línea sobre su sitio web. Una lista de productos y paquetes familiares y precios están disponibles en la página de Instagram de la compañía (@Glenrosemeatco).

Almost Anything Inc.
(866) 692-6624
www.almostanythinginc.com 
Horario: 6:00am a 10:00pm
Si prefiere que sus alimentos se entreguen a su puerta, Almost Anything Inc. ofrece un servicio de entrega de alimentos y comestibles. La compañía recoge su orden de centros comerciantes o supermercados locales y entregan su orden a su domicilio.  La compañía pronto lanzará un proceso de pedido en línea por medio de una aplicación móvil.

Viviendas

El 27 de marzo de 2020, el gobernador Gavin Newsom emitió la Orden Ejecutiva N-37-20 que prohíbe la ejecución de las órdenes de desalojo para inquilinos afectados por COVID-19 hasta el 31 de mayo de 2020. La orden prohíbe a los propietarios desalojar a los inquilinos por falta de pago del alquiler y prohíbe la aplicación de desalojos por la policía o los tribunales. También requiere que los inquilinos declaren por escrito, no más de siete días después del vencimiento del alquiler, que el inquilino no puede pagar todo o parte de su alquiler debido a COVID-19.

Viviendas Proprietarias de la Ciudad
Los arrendatarios residenciales de la Ciudad de Vernon que tienen dificultades financieras a resultado de COVID-19 deben comunicarse al (323) 826-3648. 

Viviendas en Vernon Village Park
Los arrendatarios que han sido afectados financieramente debido a COVID-19, deben comunicarse con la oficina de la propiedad. La gerencia trabajará con los residentes para organizar acuerdos de promesa de pago. No se cobrarán cargos por demora en el mes de abril.

Impuestos Sobre La Propiedad
A partir del 11 de abril, el día posterior al vencimiento de los impuestos a la propiedad, las personas que no puedan pagar a tiempo por razones relacionadas con COVID-19 pueden enviar una solicitud de cancelación de penalización en línea en el sitio web www.ttc.lacounty.gov. Consulte las Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre el Impacto del COVID-19 en los Impuestos sobre la Propiedad.

Transporte

LA METRO ofrecerá actualizaciones frecuentes sobre el servicio durante la crisis de COVID-19. Visite www.metro.net/covid19 para obtener la información más reciente y siga a Metro en Twitter, Facebook e Instagram para obtener actualizaciones.  LA Metro realizará una reunion virtual de su Mesa Directiva en abril. La reunión de la Mesa Directiva será el jueves 23 de abril. Para obtener información sobre cómo acceder a la reunion, haga clic aquí.

Metrolink continúa operando con una reducción de servicio temporal. Para ver el horario, haga clic aquí. Metrolink desarrolló este cronograma temporal para garantizar un servicio esencial durante las horas pico y mantener tantas conexiones como sea posible, al tiempo que garantiza que los pasajeros y conductores tengan el espacio necesario para mantener un distanciamiento social adecuado.

Pentagon Rides está disponible para su próximo viaje, ya sea transporte médico que no sea de emergencia, servicio de automóvil negro, servicio de mensajería y más. Visite www.PentagonRides.com para más información. Son una pequeña empresa certificada de servicio de veteranos discapacitados (SDVOSB) que proporciona transporte médico que no es de emergencia en todo California.

Servicios / Asistencia

Alivio y Protecciones Federales
Los legisladores de los EE. UU. aprobaron la Ley Familias Primero de Respuesta al Coronavirus (FFCRA).  La FFCRA establece la licencia por enfermedad remunerada para los trabajadores afectados, disposiciones adicionales de desempleo, pruebas gratuitas y otros componentes de salud y bienestar.

Medidas Estatales
El Departamento de Empleo y Desarrollo del Estado de California creó un sitio con información sobre el Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), consulte aquí. Si quedó desempleado o se le redujeron sus horas debido al brote de COVID-19, o debe estar en cuarentena o no puede trabajar porque está cuidando a un familiar enfermo o en cuarentena, puede ser elegible para presentar un seguro de desempleo (UI) Reclamación. El gobernador Newsom ha renunciado al período de espera de una semana para las personas que están desempleadas y / o discapacitadas como resultado de COVID-19. Para obtener más información sobre cómo presentar su reclamo en línea, por teléfono o por fax o correo, visite www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm .

En una orden ejecutiva separada el 17 de marzo, Newsom permitió a los beneficiarios de Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKS, Asistencia en Efectivo para Inmigrantes y Servicios de Apoyo en el Hogar continuar a recibir los beneficios del programa durante tres meses sin interrupción o una reevaluación de su elegibilidad.

Salud Mental
El Departamento de Salud Mental del Condado de Los Ángeles (LACDMH) apoya el bienestar de nuestra familia, amigos y colegas del Condado. Cuando escucha, lee o mira noticias sobre un brote de enfermedad infecciosa, puede sentirse ansioso y mostrar signos de estrés, incluso cuando el brote afecta a personas lejos de donde vive y tiene un riesgo bajo o nulo de enfermarse. Estos signos de estrés son normales y pueden ser más probables en personas con seres queridos en partes del mundo afectadas por el brote. Durante un brote de una enfermedad infecciosa, cuide su propia salud física y mental y comunique amablemente a los afectados por la situación. Para más información sobre cómo Afrontar el Estrés Durante Brotes de Enfermedades Contagiosas visite dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information.

Para Veteranos
El Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos (VA) está trabajando en estrecha colaboración con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y otros socios federales para controlar el brote del virus.  Veteranos pueden conectarse con su equipo de atención médica desde cualquier lugar, utilizando la aplicación móvil VA Video Connect . Para obtener información sobre lo que está haciendo el VA con respecto a COVID-19 y opciones de telesalud, visite www.va.gov/ o llame al 1-800-827-1000.

Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados (DMV)
El DMV de California continúa proporcionando servicios esenciales por correo, a través de los servicios disponibles en línea, quioscos, prácticamente y otros medios para continuar procesando transacciones críticas durante la pandemia COVID-19. Las oficinas exteriores están cerrados temporalmente al público en todo el estado a partir de marzo 27. Todas las citas en este momento se han cancelado y no hay citas disponibles actualmente. El DMV de California también solicitó a las fuerzas del orden público de California que usen su discreción para aplicar requisitos de la licencia de conducir y el registro del vehículo durante 60 días, a partir del 16 de marzo de 2020. Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web del DMV de California en www.ca.dmv.org.

¿Como Ayudar?

A medida que el brote de COVID-19 continúa evolucionando, las donaciones de sangre son peligrosamente bajas en los Estados Unidos. La demanda de sangre es fuerte. Se recomienda a los donantes elegibles que donen: www.redcrossblood.org.

Muchos han preguntado cómo pueden ayudar a enfermeros, médicos y trabajadores de la salud. Si desea donar o conoce empresas que puedan ayudar con equipos de protección personal como mascarillas quirúrgicas, mascarillas N95, protectores faciales y otros suministros, envíe un correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Done fondos para ayudar a responder a la emergencia COVID-19. Apoye a las organizaciones sin fines de lucro que apoyan a nuestras comunidades en www.calfund.org y www.unitedwayla.org .

Ayuda a un vecino necesitado. Construya equipos de higiene y déjelos en un refugio local para personas sin hogar. Estamos en esto juntos. Realice un control de bienestar de familiares, amigos y vecinos mayores. Llame, envíeles mensajes de texto o hable con ellos a través de su puerta.  Obtenga más información sobre las formas en que puede ayudar durante la emergencia de COVID-19 en: www.covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/how-you-can-help/  o https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/ .

Avisos

Comunicados de Prensa

Recursos Adicionales

El condado de Los Ángeles, el estado de California y el gobierno federal de los EE. UU. Han declarado emergencias para permitir que una mayor autoridad tome las medidas necesarias para proteger y preservar la salud y la seguridad pública, incluyendo la solicitud de ayuda de las autoridades estatales y federales, según sea necesario. Aquí están las mejores fuentes de información oficial sobre el coronavirus:

COVID-19 Resources for Vernon Residents

En Español

The City of Vernon continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health to remain informed on the latest developments related to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, as the situation continues to evolve. The City of Vernon is closely monitoring the situation.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Its symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and may appear in as few as 2 days or as many as 14 days after exposure. Please see these FAQ for more information.

Residents of Vernon are encouraged to stay home as much as possible while only participating in essential activities, such as critical work functions and shopping for necessities. Social distancing will help to protect all in our community.

IMPORTANT CITY INFORMATION

Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), City Hall Non-essential services have been suspended until further notice. City Hall facilities are now closed to the public.

While the City is committed to supporting all residents and will continue to provide essential services, the closure of City Hall is a necessary step to help protect the public and prevent the spread of the virus.

For your convenience, a payment drop box has been installed on the exterior wall of the 1st floor entrance to City Hall (to the left of the double-door lobby entry). As an alternative, you may mail payments* to:

City of Vernon
4305 Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

*Late fees and shutoffs will be suspended.

FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-1-1

HOTLINES

    • City of Vernon Hotline (323) 826-3648 (www.cityofvernon.org/COVID19)
      • Vernon City Hall is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.  The City continues to provide essential services to businesses and residents.  The City's hotline is available to respond to (non-emergency requests and inquiries.)
    • Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 (http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/)
      • The Disaster Distress Helpline, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The Disaster Distress Helpline is providing immediate counseling to anyone seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • GoldenTALK (888) 603-6533 (www.ididsomethinggoodtoday.org)
      • GoldenTALK is a chat and crisis line for seniors who are 60 years of age and older. The chat line assists seniors facing social isolation through warm conversations and also provides referrals and works closely with multiple agencies within Los Angeles County in the event of a crisis. GoldenTALK team members also make outbound calls for wellness checks and appointment and referral follow-ups.
    • 2-1-1 LA
      • 211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The 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.
    • The Veterans Crisis Hotline (800) 273-8255 Press "1" (www.veteranscrisisline.net)
      • The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that is available to anyone, even if you are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.  If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, caring, qualified VA responders are standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • DCBA Consumer and Business Line (800) 593-8222 (www.dcba.lacounty.gov/coronavirus)
      • If you believe you have been the victim of a price increase or suspect that a business is abusing consumers with price increases, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

What's New
Do's and Don'ts
Medical Evaluation/Testing
Critical Delivery Service
Food Access/Grocery Supplies
Housing
Transportation
Services/Assistance
How Can You Help?
Notices
Press Releases
Additional Resources

What's New

Last week, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released its Roadmap to Recovery plan for COVID-19, a phased approach to reopening safely in Los Angeles County. The plan is a five-stage re-opening process based on risk. As of May 8th, the County will commence Stage 2 of the plan allowing for the reopening of a select few types of businesses and recreational activities including: some retailers, car dealerships, florists, golf courses, and trails. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued specific reopening protocols for these businesses and activities to ensure appropriate measures are in place that will protect employee health and that of the public, and to ensure physical distancing. The County will continue to allow for the reopening of other businesses and activities as they continue to asses efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and following directives from the State government.

On May 4, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-60-20 directing residents to continue to obey state public health directives as the state moves toward allowing the re-opening of lower risk businesses.  On May 7, the State Public Health Officer & Director of the California Department of Public Health issued a new health order to allow all local health jurisdictions in the state to begin gradual movement into Stage 2.  As of May 8, the State made made available  industry guidance – including for retail, manufacturing and logistics – to begin reopening with modifications that reduce risk and establish a safer environment for workers and customers.  The Resilience Roadmap stages that California is using to guide its gradual reopening process are:

Stage 1: Safety and Preparedness
Stage 2: Lower-Risk Workplaces
Stage 3: Higher-Risk Workplaces
Stage 4: End of Stay at Home Order

California has been in Stage 1 of the Resilience Roadmap since the statewide Stay at Home Order took effect on March 16. On May 4, Governor Newsom issued a state "Report Card" for how the state is doing in meeting key measures for moving into Stage 2. State officials will continue to evaluate key metrics as they consider further modifications to the Stay at Home order.

Recognizing the threat that COVID-19 continues to have on public health, on May 8, Governor Newsom issued executive orders in order to continue to protect the health and safety of Californian's and extending deadlines impacted by COVID-19.  Executive Order N-63-20 extends for 60 days the expiration dates for notaries public whose commissions are set to expire. The order also makes it clear that notaries public can use an expired Department of Motor Vehicle driver's license or identification card to confirm identification, consistent with prior action that extended expiration dates for driver's licenses and identification cards.  The order also extends by 60 days certain procedural deadlines of the Department of Industrial Relations, including the deadline for workers to file wage claims with the Labor Commissioner; the deadline for employers to appeal Cal/OSHA citations; and the deadline for Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judges to issue decisions. N-64-20 ensures that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe and accessible manner during the General Election this November. The order requires that each county's elections officials send vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election to all registered voters. Californians who may need access to in-person voting opportunities – including individuals with disabilities, individuals who speak languages other than English, individuals experiencing homelessness, and others – will still be able to access in-person voting opportunities.

In April
The Federal government unveiled the "Guidelines for Opening Up America Again", a three-phased approach based on advice of public health experts. These guidelines will assist state and local officials when reopening economies and are implementable on a statewide or county-by-county basis at the Governors' discretion.  For his part, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled six key indicators that will guide California's thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The State's stay-at-home remains in effect until further notice.  The Los Angeles County "Safer at Home" Health Officer Order was updated on April 10, 2020, and is now in effect until May 15, 2020. The Order has new social (physical) distancing requirements for individuals and businesses.  For an overview of the Safer at Home Order click here.

The Los Angeles County launched new interactive digital dashboards, connecting residents to the latest updates on COVID-19 impacts. The digital dashboards include information on the number of COVID-19 cases, emergency proclamations, and information on the openings and closings of parks, recreation sites, and schools throughout Los Angeles County. The dashboards are available online at www.lacounty.covid19.gov/dashboards.

On April 3, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-43-20 to extend protections to medical providers, as the use of video chats and similar applications to provide routine medical appointments is amplified in an effort to reduce the patient's exposure to COVID-19. The order relaxes certain state privacy and security laws for medical service providers so that they can offer telehealth services without the risk of being penalized. In addition, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-44-20, which expands consumer protection against price increases as California continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order generally prohibits sellers of any kind from raising the prices of food, consumer goods, emergency or medical supplies, and certain other items by more than 10 percent. The purpose of the order is to ensure that consumers can buy what they need, at a fair price. If you believe that you have been the victim of a price increase or suspect that a business is abusing consumers with price increases, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222.

On April 2, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-42-20 which restricts the shutdown of water service to homes and small businesses as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the executive order will restore water for occupied residences that may have had their water service turned off as of March 4, 2020, which is when the governor declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19. This executive order will serve to help people who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 1, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a guide on facial coverings. Read that guide here. While there is no need to wear a face mask/covering when you are in public, it is an additional way to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Please note, however, that it does not replace the requirement for social distancing.

In March
On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Stay at Home order and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its Safer at Home order. These orders require that residents must stay at home unless food, a prescription, or a quick jaunt for fresh air is needed.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued two additional Public Health Emergency Orders dictating new Quarantine and Isolation measures. These new Orders ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for a specified period of time.  Also, on March 27, LA County Public Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis issued an addendum to the Safer at Home order announcing closures to beaches, trailheads, piers, beach bike paths and beach access points in LA County. These sets of closures are in addition to the previously announced closures of public trails, and will remain in effect until April 19, 2020.

On March 25, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a major financial relief package for millions of Californians suffering financially as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Secretary of the Treasury has announced that the income tax filing and payment deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers and businesses will have until that date to file and make any necessary payments without penalty or interest.

On March 27, 2020, U.S. lawmakers approved a $2 trillion emergency relief package designed to alleviate some of the worst effects of the swift economic downturn currently underway as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan marks the largest rescue package in American history. The legislation covers an array of programs, including direct payments to Americans, an aggressive expansion of unemployment insurance, billions of dollars in aid to large and small businesses, and a new wave of significant funding for the health care industry. The agreement is an expansion the CARES Act — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — to provide relief to virtually every rung of the U.S. economic ladder.  This Q & A  offers information on how this stimulus package will impact you.

The Department of Finance moved $1.3 billion emergency reserve fund dollars, part of the State's overall reserves, to immediately combat COVID-19. These funds will go to personal protective equipment and critical medical supplies, enhance the surge capacity of hospitals and medical facilities and procure other items necessary to support the State's efforts to protect public health and safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

With the ever-evolving COVID-19 health crisis, access to information and education is critical. Please continue to check here for the latest updates.

Medical Evaluation/Testing

Free testing is available across the County of Los Angeles. Priority is given for those who meet criteria below in accordance with new State guidelines:

  • Symptomatic persons with the following symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell
  • Asymptomatic persons:
    • Persons over age 65
    • Those with a chronic medical condition
    • Essential workers, which includes: Social service employees; Critical government personnel; Health care professionals; Grocery and food service workers; Utility and other public employees

For LA County Residents, there are now three types of testing sites. Testing is by appointment only.  Eligibility for a COVID-19 test is not affected by:

  • Immigration status,
  • Health Insurance status,
  • Age, or
  • Underlying health issues.


There are five testing sites within 5 miles of Vernon:

  • Kedren Community Health Center (2.38 mi)
  • Altamed Evaluation and Testing Site – Pennsylvania (3.69 mi) 
  • PIH City of Bell (3.84 mi)
  • Exposition Park (3.91 mi)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital (4.68 mi)

For information on all available county testing sites and to schedule an appointment, please visit: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ and https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs. LA County residents with no access to the Internet can dial 2-1-1 for help making an appointment.

AltaMed has expanded their care with "outdoor assessment" areas to triage patients. With these Evaluation Centers, members of the community do not need to seek medical support at large hospitals, but rather, they may use clinics to access the care they need. To initiate a visit to an AltaMed Outdoor Evaluation Area, please call their Patient Service Center at (888)-499-9303 toll free or (562)205-4390. This initial call will determine if patients should stay home or if their condition warrants a visit for evaluation.

Please note that COVID-19 testing is also available to those at risk in the City of Los Angeles. More information is available at corona-virus.la.

COVID-19 Screening Tool
Created in partnership with the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA, Apple has released a COVID-19 website, and COVID-19 app.  If you think you or a family member have been exposed to COVID-19, you can evaluate symptoms via the in-home screening tool and obtain information about your next steps.  More information is available at: www.apple.com/covid19.

Medical Sheltering
The Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center is partnering with hotels, motels, and other providers to offer medical sheltering for individuals who need to either self-isolate or follow quarantine orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to do so on their own. Nearest location for medical sheltering is at the Bell Gardens Quality Inn and Suites.  More information is available here.

Critical Delivery Service

The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), announced a free delivery program for older adults and individuals with disabilities. This Countywide program, called Critical Delivery Service, will deliver groceries, household items, and other vital necessities to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost to the client. No application process is required; however, items must be pre-paid and ready for pickup. Deliveries may be scheduled by calling 1-888- 863-7411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Clients may utilize this service up to four times or 40 miles per month, whichever comes first.

Do's and Don'ts

DO:

      • Stay home
      • Avoid people outside your household
      • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
      • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
      • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
      • Maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet whenever outside of the house
      • Self-isolate if you suspect you have COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
      • Call your medical provider if you suspect you have COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

DON'T:

      • Leave the house except for essential activities
      • Shake hands
      • Touch your face
      • Go to the doctor if you aren't sick
      • Stockpile masks or gloves

Food Access/Grocery Supplies

Meal and Grocery Delivery
Through a coordinated effort among City staff and the YMCA, pre-packaged meal delivery is now available to Vernon residents at no cost to residents. YMCA staff members will deliver to individual households in Vernon on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week until resources are depleted.

In addition to pre-packaged meal delivery, seniors/disabled residents in Vernon have access to fresh grocery delivery as well. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with questions, or to sign up for either delivery option.

Great Plates Delivered Program
Beginning May 11, LA County will provide three home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults and adults over 60 who are high-risk as determined by the CDC, while also stimulating the economy by bringing employees back to work from the restaurant, hospitality, and transportation industries. Individual participants may apply for 'Great Plates Delivered' by calling 2-1-1.

Individuals may qualify to receive meals if you:

  • Meet age requirements:
    • Are 65 or older; OR
    • Are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 or are at high risk as defined by the CDC
  • Live alone or with one other program-eligible adult
  • Are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs, like CalFresh/SNAP or Meals on Wheels
  • Earn less than $74,940 (single) or $101,460 (two-person household)
  • Have difficulty accessing food resources or preparing your own meals
  • Live in unincorporated LA County or a city that does not have its own 'Great Plates Delivered' program


Additional information about the program is available at: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates/.
 
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The LA Regional Food Bank mobilizes resources to help those in need of food assistance throughout Los Angeles County. If you are in need of food assistance, visit their pantry locator or dial 211.

Free Meals at LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers
Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Grab & Go Food Centers are staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each student can take home two nutritious meals. Grab & Go Food Centers within 5 miles from Vernon are located at:

  • Linda Marquez Senior High School
    • 6361 Cottage St., Huntington Park 90255
  • Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (MaCES) Magnet
    • 5800 King Ave., Maywood 90270

Additional food resource information is available at https://www.211la.org/food.

Grocery
To connect residents with Vernon businesses that are open and selling essential food items to the public, the City has contacted the businesses below and arranged the following:

Natures Produce
3305 Bandini Blvd
(323) 235-4343
www.naturesproduce.com
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00a.m. to 9:30a.m.
Vernon residents should call to request pricing and items in stock or scroll through the product list on the company's website. To pre-order items, Vernon residents should request an online login through the company's website.

Neptune Foods
4510 Alameda Ave
(323) 232-8300
www.neptunefoods.com
Hours: Anytime on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Vernon residents should call ahead to place their order and will be advised of a time frame for pick up.

Glen Rose Meats Services
4561 Loma Vista Ave
(323) 589-3393
www.rosemeatservices.com
Vernon residents can call in their order and will be advised of a time frame for pick up.   The company will launch an online ordering process soon.  A product list and Family Bundles and prices are available on the company's Instagram Page (@Glenrosemeatco).

Almost Anything Inc.
(866) 692-6624
www.almostanythinginc.com
Hours: Daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

If you prefer that your groceries be delivered to your doorstep, Almost Anything Inc. offers a food and grocery delivery service. The company picks up your order from local shopping centers or supermarkets and delivers your order to your address. The company will soon launch an online ordering process using a mobile app. Visit www.almostanythinginc.com/aai-app for more information.

Housing

On March 27, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-37-20 banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.

City-Owned Housing
At a Special Meeting of the Vernon Housing Commission on April 29, 2020, the Commission adopted Temporary Rent Repayment Procedures for Existing Tenants Experiencing Hardship due to the COVID-19 Emergency.  Current City of Vernon lessees who experience a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 should contact the City at (323) 826-3648. 

Housing at Vernon Village Park
Tenants who have been financially affected by COVID-19, should contact the property management office. Management will work with residents to arrange Promise to Pay Agreements. No late fees will be charged in April.

Property Tax
Starting April 11, the day after property taxes expire, individuals who are unable to pay on time for COVID-19 related reasons can submit a penalty cancellation request online at the website www. ttc.lacounty.gov. See the Frequently Asked Questions About the Impact of COVID-19 on Property Taxes.

Transportation

LA METRO will be offering frequent updates about service throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Visit www.metro.net/covid19 for the latest information, and follow Metro on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates.  LA Metro to hold a virtual meeting its Board of Directors meeting in April.  The Board meeting will be on Thursday, April 23.  For information on how to access the meetings click here.

Metrolink continues to operate with a temporary service reduction.  To view the schedule, click here.  Metrolink developed this temporary schedule to ensure essential service during peak times, and maintain as many connections as possible, while also ensuring riders and conductors have the space necessary to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Pentagon Rides is available for your next ride, whether it be non-emergency medical transportation, black car service, courier service, and more. Visit www.PentagonRides.com for more information. They are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation throughout California.

Services/Assistance

Federal Response
U.S. Lawmakers passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA establishes paid sick leave for affected workers, additional unemployment provisions, free testing, and other health and welfare components.

State Response
The State of California's Employment and Development Department created a site with information regarding the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). If you became unemployed or have had your hours reduced because you may have contracted the coronavirus, or may be quarantined, or may be unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member, you may be eligible to file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim. You will need to file your claim in the first week that you lose your job or have your hours reduced. Your claim begins on the Sunday of the week you submitted your application. For more information on benefit programs available to help California workers who are losing wages due to the impacts of the Coronavirus and how to file your claim online, by phone, or by fax or mail, please visit www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm .

Governor Newsom has waived the one-week waiting period for people who are unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19. In a separate executive order on March 17, Newsom allowed Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKS, Cash Assistance for Immigrants and In-Home Supportive Services recipients to continue receiving program benefits for three months without interruption or a reassessment of their eligibility.

Mental Health
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) supports the wellbeing of our County family, friends and colleagues. When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation. For information on Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks and additional mental health resources, visit dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information/.

For Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to monitor the outbreak of the virus.  Veterans are able to contact their medical provider through the VA Video Connect mobile app.  For information on available telehealth options and what the VA is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit www.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.

DMV
All Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) public offices are temporarily closed. Please use other service options to complete your DMV transactions. The California DMV has also asked CA law enforcement to use discretion on enforcement of driver license and vehicle registration for 60 days, beginning March 16th, 2020. For more information, please visit the CA DMV website at www.ca.dmv.org .

How Can You Help?

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, blood donations are dangerously low across the U.S. The demand for blood is strong. Eligible donors are strongly urged to donate: www.redcrossblood.org .

Many have asked how they can help our nurses, doctors & healthcare workers. If you want to donate/know of businesses that may be able to help with personal protective equipment like surgical masks, N95 face masks, face shields & other supplies, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Donate funds to help respond to the COVID-19 emergency. Support nonprofits that are supporting our communities at www.calfund.org and www.unitedwayla.org .

Help a neighbor in need. Build hygiene kits and drop them off at local shelter for people experiencing homelessness. We're in this together. Conduct a wellness check on older family, friends, and neighbors. Call, text, or speak to them through their door. Learn more about ways you can help during the COVID-19 emergency at: www.covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/how-you-can-help/ or https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/ .

Notices


Press Releases


Additional Resources

Los Angeles County, the State of California, and the U.S. Federal Government have declared emergencies to allow greater authority to take measures necessary to protect and preserve public health and safety, including seeking aid from state and federal authorities as necessary. The Federal Communications Commission is ensuring that Americans stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.fcc.gov/coronavirus for information. Here are the best sources of official information on the coronavirus:

COVID-19 Resources for Essential Businesses in Vernon

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate, the County of Los Angeles and the State of California have announced new restrictions on public movement in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of the public.

While the recent orders call for the immediate closure of many retail and commercial establishments and direct the public to remain at home, they also allow for the ongoing operation of essential businesses and functions.

Following a revised Order from the County of Los Angeles Health Officer issued on April 10, 2020, Vernon's Health and Environmental Control Department has announced new requirements for those essential businesses that continue to operate in the City.

New Requirements for Essential Businesses in Vernon

Effective April 16, 2020, the Department of Health and Environmental Control is putting in place the following requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the community and businesses in the City of Vernon.

  • Essential businesses must implement a social distancing protocol, which includes a requirement to provide all of their employees whose duties require contact with other employees and/or the public with a cloth face covering to wear while performing duties that involve contact with others.
  • Essential businesses are directed to continue to maximize the number of employees who work from home.
  • Essential businesses must follow industry-specific guidance issued by the Health Officer on the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health website related to COVID-19: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/.
  • Essential businesses must send an email notification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  upon confirmation of an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

In addition to the requirements listed above, essential businesses must comply with the directives in the revised County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order issued on April 10, 2020 available for review here.

Failure to comply with and adhere to the City's requirements or the Orders of the County of Los Angeles may result in being cited or prosecuted for State, County or City code violations.

For any questions, please contact the Department of Health and Environmental Control at (323) 826-1448.

Essential Business Access Letter

The City of Vernon is committed to supporting businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak and will remain available to assist Vernon business needs.  If your business is an "Essential Business" as defined by the Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19, issued by the County of Los Angeles on March 19, 2020 (the "Los Angeles County Order") and/or Executive Order N-33-20 issued by the Governor of California on March 19, 2020 (the "State Order"), the City of Vernon can provide a letter to help your business and its employees maintain access to essential facilities.

To request an "Access Letter" please call (323) 826-1448 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the following:

  • Company Name & Contact Information
  • Information about the company and role that deems your business as an essential employer

The City continues to monitor COVID-19 developments closely and will communicate any changes.

Food Facilities

In order to appropriately respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, the County of Los Angeles Health Officer issued the Safer at Home Order which placed certain requirements on retail food facilities, including grocery stores and restaurants. Los Angeles Public Health has made available resources, including Guidance for Food Facilities and Guidance for Delivery and Pickup of Food, in order to assist retail food facilities in remaining in compliance with the Order and lowering the risk of exposure to both customers and employees.

Additional Resources

 

Citywide Fee Schedule

2020-2021 General Fee Schedule

Elections 101 Workshop

Please join us for an informational workshop designed to answer common election questions.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
City Hall Council Chamber (1st Floor)
6:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served.

Topics will include:

  • Voting Process – Who, What, When, Where, and How?
  • Civic Engagement
  • Vernon's April Election Ballot

General Municipal Election Update

The City will conduct its General Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 for the election of one Council Member and consideration of two ballot measures.  Additional information on the election is available through the City Clerk Department.

Check your mail for your vote by mail ballot beginning March 16.  The last day to register to vote is March 30, 2020.

1st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 2019

The City of Vernon welcomes your attendance at its 1st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! This free event will take place on Vernon's City Hall Lawn Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Come out and enjoy the following:

· REAL SNOW!

· Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Sweet Treats!

· A Visit from Santa!

Transportation is available. Please contact Lilia Hernandez at (323) 775-8105 to coordinate a ride from your Vernon residence to City Hall.

We hope to see you there!

DIANA MORALES GONZALES SWORN IN AS VERNON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

Vernon, CA (November 7, 2019) – At the council meeting held on Tuesday, November 5, Diana Morales Gonzales took her oath of office as an elected member of the Vernon City Council following the certification of the October 15 Special Municipal Election results confirming her victory.

Based on the final official vote count, Morales Gonzales received 36 votes while candidate Dennis E. Gulla received 28 votes. A total of 64 ballots were received from the City's 103 registered voters, indicating a voter turnout of 62%. All 64 ballots were publicly canvassed by the canvass board to finalize the tally.

Following her oath of office, Council Member Morales Gonzales addressed members of the public attending the Council meeting, saying she felt "honored and humbled to have earned the majority of the community's support" and reaffirmed her commitment to serve all residents of Vernon and plans for "working hand-in-hand with all current Council Members for the future of our City."

A resident of Vernon for 24 years, Council Member Morales Gonzales has been an outspoken member of the community, often serving as an advocate of residents' needs. Over the years, Morales Gonzales dedicated much of her time to the local elementary school serving as a volunteer on the Vernon City Elementary School Site Council. Council Member Morales Gonzales was elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of former Council Member Yvette Woodruff-Perez who resigned earlier this year. This will be the Council Member's first term in elected office, and her seat will be up for re-election in April 2020.

For more City of Vernon election information, go to: cityofvernon.org/elections

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Notice of City Council Reorganization

Notice is hereby given that at a City Council meeting on November 5, 2019, the City Council of
the City of Vemon reorganized as follows:

Melissa Ybarra, Mayor
Leticia Lopez, Mayor Pro Tempore
William "Bill" Davis, Council Member
Carol Menke, Council Member
Diana Morales Gonzales, Council Member

Dated this 5th Day of November 2019

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Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Changes In Water Rates

The Vernon City Council will hold a public hearing to consider proposed modification and increases to water charges for service furnished by the City, and to hear and consider objections and protests to the proposed modifications and the rate study report described below.

VERNON CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
4305 S. SANTA FE AVE, VERNON, CA 90058
NOVEMBER 19, 2019 9:00 AM

For more information, please see the links below:

3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Press Release

The City of Vernon welcomes your attendance at its 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular! This free event will take place on Vernon's City Hall Lawn Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Come out and enjoy the following:

· Pumpkin giveaways

· Raffle prizes

· Fun family activities that include a bounce house, Halloween maze, trick-or-treating, and face painting

· Free Burgers, fries, and dessert from the Habit Burger Grill

Transportation is available. Please contact Lilia Hernandez at (323) 775-8105 to coordinate a ride from your Vernon residence to City Hall.

We hope to see you there!

2019 Water Rate Study Informational Meeting

Press Release

Vernon Public Utilities staff will be on hand to discuss the results of the 2019 Water Rate Study with the community.

VERNON CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
4305 S. SANTA FE AVE, VERNON, CA 90058
OCTOBER 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

For more information, please see the links below: