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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.

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

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 

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 .

Acceso a Alimentos / 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 pueden solicitar un ajuste temporal a su alquiler mensual. Los arrendatarios deberán completar y presentar un Formulario de Solicitud de Dificultades Financieras.

Transporte

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.

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.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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

What's New

Last week, 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.

This week 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

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 .

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

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
Current City of Vernon lessees who experience a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 may apply for a temporary adjustment to their monthly rent. Lessees shall complete and submit a Financial Hardship Application Form.

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.

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.

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.

Additional Resources:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response and Information

SUSPENSION OF NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES

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 businesses and 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.

Please mail payments to:

City of Vernon
4305 Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

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FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-1-1.

*Late fees and shutoffs will be suspended.

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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:

City of Vernon Brings in L.A. County Fire Veteran Jim Enriquez as New Chief

Press Release

VERNON – (September 25, 2019) – The City of Vernon announced today that Jim Enriquez was appointed as the city’s new Fire Chief effective this month. Following his lengthy tenure in and around Los Angeles County, including nine cities and unincorporated Los Angeles County, Enriquez has overseen over 250 Fire Department personnel as Battalion Chief for various Southern California cities and Assistant Fire Chief for Los Angeles County.

As part of his duties, Enriquez will transition the Fire Department to Los Angeles County, a conversion approved by the City Council earlier this year. The city has already operated under mutual aid agreements with neighboring communities to facilitate fire services, so transitioning Vernon’s four fire stations will have no visible impact to city businesses or residents, but will make better use of city resources. Enriquez will be responsible for reducing excessive overtime and operational costs, and train staff to prepare themselves for the L.A. County Fire transition.

“It is a significant milestone for the City of Vernon to appoint a leader with such embedded public safety experience in Southern California, and with the strong ethical values and reputation to match,” said City Administrator Carlos Fandino. “We are confident that Chief Enriquez will coordinate the Fire Department’s transition to L.A. County efficiently and with no perceptible change in the high standards of public safety our citizens and businesses have come to expect.”

Enriquez was chosen in part due to his experience with budget administration and fiscal sustainability, as well as his solid reputation for ethics and forward-thinking leadership. Some of Enriquez’ initial actions following his appointment involved resolving the excessive use of city funds and establishing procedures to prevent it from happening in the future.

Arbor Day Cool Parks Grant Project

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Arbor Day - Cool Parks Grant Project
Saturday, September 21, 2019

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the City of Vernon celebrated Arbor Day with its first ever community tree planting event. Over thirty volunteers of all ages worked tirelessly to plant seventy five trees throughout Vernon, kicking off the City’s efforts to Green the City!

The event was funded by the Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Grant and organized in partnership with several state agencies and community organizations including: the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the California Urban Forests Council, West Coast Arborists, Inc., the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, and the Holy Angels Church of the Deaf located in Vernon.

As part of the Arbor Day event, the City acknowledged the memory and legacy of John Van de Kamp, former Attorney General of California and faithful champion for Vernon, by planting and dedicating a tree in his honor.

Trees reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, clean water and air, provide aesthetic and habitat value, and improve public health. As part of its commitment to promote the wellbeing of present and future generations, the City of Vernon will continue to plant trees in the City with the ultimate goal of attaining a Tree City USA designation as provided by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Family Game Night 2019

The City of Vernon welcomes your attendance at its 2nd Annual Family Game Night!  This free event will take place on Vernon's City Hall Lawn Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Come out and enjoy the following:

·         Giant Lawn Games

·         Bicycle Raffle Prizes

·         Backpack Giveaways

·         Free Burgers and Fries 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!

Flex Alert – a call for energy conservation – in effect today

 

Due to high temperatures and high energy demand, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert calling for voluntary electricity conservation from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 4 p.m. and after 10 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

Because of widespread heat, the ISO anticipates energy demand reaching a peak of 42,800 megawatts (MW) this evening. Also, two units with a total generation of 1,260 MW are offline due to mechanical failures. The Flex Alert is being called in response to the high electricity demand and the reduced generation.

The ISO earlier in the day issued a Restricted Maintenance Operations (RMO), which requires generators and transmission owners to postpone scheduled maintenance, to keep grid assets available for use.

Flex Alert conservation could reduce the risk of further emergency measures, including rotating power outages.

The ISO's service territory serves about 80 percent of California's electricity consumers and a small portion of Nevada.

For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO's Flex Alert website at http://www.flexalert.org/save-energy

Conservation Tips

• Set thermostat at 78° or higher and turn off, if away

• Cool with fans and draw drapes

• Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances

• Use major appliances in morning or late evening

Learn more: http://www.flexalert.org (Available in Spanish and Vietnamese)

Flex Alerts

A Flex Alert is issued by the ISO when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.

Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including local rotating outages.

Click here to learn more about Flex Alerts and Stage Electrical Emergencies.