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What You Need to Know About the "Safer At Home" Order

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A "Safer at Home" Public Health Order is now in effect. It requires all "non-essential" businesses to close, such as non-essential retail and indoor shopping malls, as well as playgrounds. This is in addition to the closures of bars, clubs, and dine-in restaurants already in effect.Gatherings of 10 or more people will be strictly prohibited.

This does not mean that you cannot leave your home.
You can take a walk, go to the pharmacy, and pick up groceries.

Examples of essential businesses that will NOT be closed under theSafer At Home order:

  • grocery stores, markets
  • restaurants that are doing take-out, delivery, or drive-thru service
  • convenience stores
  • pet supply stores
  • hardware stores
  • gas stations
  • laundromats
  • plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics
  • airlines, taxis, transportation providers

For a comprehensive list of essential businesses, read the full order here.

Healthcare workers, government employees, transit workers, first responders, and other essential workers will remain on the job.

Watch "Safer at Home" Announcement

The "Safer at Home" public health order enforces a simple fact during this crisis: you are safer at home. By staying at home as much as possible you are not only protecting your own health, you are making it safer for the people we are depending on (first responders, healthcare workers, grocery and restaurant workers) to continue working.

Stay Informed

For the latest information about COVID-19 in LA County, you can watch the daily briefing from our public health experts every weekday at 12:30pm. You can watch live on the LA County Facebook page or tune into local news channels covering it live like ABC7 and KTLA.

LA County will also continue to update their COVID-19 website with information.

Thank you for your cooperation and your attention to this critical matter. I will continue to send updates from my office and from LA County.

From my home to yours,

Supervisor Janice Hahn


Good Afternoon,

I know there are a lot of questions about resources for businesses and employees. We received this email from LA County WDACS that includes information from the AJCC with resources for both businesses and workers. Please share this information with your network. We are trying to reach as many people as possible. Also, please watch the County’s Department of Public Health daily press conference at 12:30 pm on social media or local news stations for the most up to date information about Covid-19. Our office is closed while we self-isolate at home but please know we are still working, so please feel free to contact us should you need assistance.


We’re seeing a lot of individuals come to our America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) for Unemployment Insurance and other assistance.We’re also receiving inquiries from businesses looking for help with loans, asking for information about the new Eviction Moratorium, how to keep workers safe and more.

We’re making critical services and information available to impacted workers and businesses through the AJCCs.There are 47 AJCCs countywide, of which 37 are currently open.Click Here for a map with the latest information on AJCC closures.

We will be closing all AJCCs to the public in the coming days and moving to virtual services.We’re finalizing details and will update you. We’ve stopped Youth@Work jobs for youth under the age of 18. Youth over the age of 18 can still work if their work site is open and can accommodate them.

Below is key information we’re sharing for impacted workers and businesses via our communications channels.


Resources for Workers

·If you’ve been laid off or had your hours reduced, you can apply forUnemployment Insurancethrough the State Employment Development Department (EDD). The State has waived the normal one-week waiting period.CLICK HEREto apply.

·If you’re unable to work due because you have or were exposed to COVID-19, you can file aDisability Insurance Claimthrough the State EDD. The State has waived the normal one-week waiting period.CLICK HEREto apply.

·Employees who need leave to take care of children or family members can apply forPaid Family Leave (PFL)through the State EDD.CLICK HEREto apply.


Resources for Businesses

·The State launched a new website that highlights resources available to Californians impacted by

·Disaster Loans are available for small businesses, home owners and renters impacted by COVID-19.CLICK HEREto apply for federal Small Business Administration loans andCLICK HEREto apply for a State loans.

·LAEDC can work with businesses one-on-one to see if they qualify for othernon-traditional loans. Pleaseemail LAEDC for details.

·California’s Work Sharing Programprovides an alternative to layoffs for businesses with reduced work or production.CLICK HEREto apply.

·The County providesindividualizedbusiness assistance, from access to capital and tax incentives, to cost containment strategies so businesses can maintain operations and avoid layoffs. Pleaseemail LAEDC for details.

·The County providesRapid Responseservices to businesses and workers impacted by layoffs.We’ll work with your business to avoid layoffs and closures. We’ll help workers get connected to benefits, unemployment insurance and other services.EmailBizdev@wdacs.lacounty.govto request services.


Halting Evictions

·The County has enacted an emergency moratorium on residential and commercial evictions through May 31.Tenants will have until November 2020 to pay the property owner for any rent owed.


Herlinda E. Chico | Field Deputy

L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Fourth Supervisorial District
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


Signal Hill Office
1401 East Willow Street
Signal Hill, CA 90755