Some helpful information about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19
Since those with existing respiratory illnesses and other chronic conditions are likely to be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus infection, HCBF is trying to do our part to share information with the community we serve. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have a fever or respiratory illness (cough, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath), please follow CDC’s recommendations to prevent the spread of the disease and call your primary care doctor’s office or local public health department before going to any healthcare location.
For updates on COVID-19 in Los Angeles County and other resources in multiple languages, please go to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health webpage on coronavirus: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
You can contact the Department of Public Health directly at: 213-240-7941, Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM. For Afterhours: 213-974-1234.
Contact a local healthcare facility to see if they have a telehealth or virtual appointments with a healthcare provider.
- Dignity Health – Virtual urgent care for patients experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. Enter code COVID19 for a free 24/7 virtual care visit.
- Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro – You may also schedule a Virtual Visit with Providence. Click here for more information or to access the Coronavirus Assessment Tool that will guide you to more information.
- Harbor Community Health Centers – COVID-19 helpline (310-547-0202) for those experiencing mild to moderate coronavirus symptoms.
Coronavirus Resources for Local Community
- City of Los Angeles – Information on local policies, resources, and other COVID-19 related updates for Angelenos.
- Congresswoman Barragán’s Office (CA’s 44th District)
- Councilman Buscaino’s Office (Council District 15)
- Find out what other ways you can help while physical distancing.
Know where to get reliable information (Guidance from LACDPH):
Beware of scams, false news, and hoaxes surrounding COVID-19. Accurate information, including announcements of new cases in LA County, will always be distributed by Public Health through press releases, social media, and our website. The website has more information on COVID-19 including FAQs, infographics and a guide to coping with stress, as well as tips on handwashing.
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH, County)
- Social media: @lapublichealth
- The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Center 24/7 Helpline – (800) 854-7771.
Other reliable sources of information about novel coronavirus are:
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH, State)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, National)
- World Health Organization (WHO, International)
If you have questions and would like to speak to someone, or need help finding medical care, call the Los Angeles County Information line 2-1-1 which is available 24/7.
9-1-1 is not for health information! Please keep emergency lines open.
Upcoming Events & Important Dates
Materials from Board Meetings
- Rancho LPG presentation by Janet Gunter & Peter Rosenwald
- Materials Submitted by Valerie Contreras – Wilmington Neighborhood Council
- HCBF in the News – coming soon!
- What to do if you want to:
- Report an idling or air quality violation
- Report a noise complaint
- Contact your local police station
- If you have a problem with noise in unincorporated Los Angeles County, call 213-738-3220
- Rules & Regulations related to:
- Senate Bill 1000 : California statewide law that requires the inclusion of environmental justice in local land-use planning. This is a key opportunity for communities to inform the Environmental Justice Element of their local general plan.
- General Plan Guidance: The Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is the official state entity that provides guidance on various land use planning policies. OPR provides resources on the statutory requirements for SB 1000 and how local jurisdictions with disadvantaged communities are integrating environmental justice policies in their General Plans.
- Chapter 4: Required Elements (includes Environmental Justice section)
- Senate Bill 1000 Toolkit: This guidance document prepared by the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) and PlaceWorks Inc., is intended for local governments, planners, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders who will be working to develop an Environmental Justice Element or a set of environmental justice policies for their General Plans to meet the requirements of SB 1000.
Articles & Research
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