Mayor Garcetti Creates L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund to Assist Angelenos in Need of Assistance

COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of Angelenos from every walk of life. As we undertake efforts to slow the spread of the virus, many are eager to do what people across this city always do in moments of crisis: step up to the plate, give back to their neighbors in need, lend a hand, and ask what they can do to help.To answer this call — and to strengthen our communities, health, and emergency response — the Mayor of Los Angeles has identified priority areas for COVID-19 Response and Relief Funds:

Support for Families and Small Businesses
Supplying childcare, meals, and other community resources for families, workers, and small businesses whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Relief for Healthcare Workers
Providing childcare services, counseling support, and other resources for the heroic healthcare workers on the frontlines of this health crisis.

Equipment for Health Response
Supporting critical resources for hospitals and first responders, such as increased access to testing kits, personal protective equipment, and other supplies vital to ensuring the health and safety of Angelenos and those protecting them.

Services for Our Unhoused Neighbors
Providing services to unhoused Angelenos, such as emergency shelters, hygiene stations, and other solutions to meet the needs of the city’s homeless population.

Powering Real-Time Research
Investing in research to better understand issues concerning infection, transmission, containment, and mitigation of COVID-19

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