MAY 16, 2020: NEW COVID-19 RESOURCES – TESTING MAPS & FREE WI-FI LOCATER
Combating the Digital Divide:
In LA County nearly 110,000 children under 18 don’t have access to a computer at home. Approximately 210,000 children who do have a computer at home lack an Internet connection. To combat this digital divide, LA County launched a digital tool today to help residents access free WiFi spots throughout the County. Visit the new Internet Locator website WiFi-nder to see how it works here.
Find Maps for COVID-19 Testing Sites & Food Locations here.
MAY 14, 2020: ALL ANGELENOS REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS WHEN LEAVING HOME
Mayor Garcetti has issued an order requiring Angelenos to wear face coverings outside of their homes:
The order will aid the fight against COVID-19, as restrictions are gradually eased to allow more people to return to work and outdoor recreation. The order exempts young children who are at risk of suffocation and people with certain disabilities from being required to wear a face covering.
Face coverings help stop the spread of the virus, and wearing them in public creates a layer of protection. However, a face covering is not a substitute for other critical measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 — most importantly, staying home as much as possible, washing hands frequently, and practicing safe physical distancing of at least 6 feet in all settings.
Visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/FaceCovering for more details, including exceptions for small children or those with disabilities.
MAY 7, 2020: COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE
Important Message from CA Department of Social Services:
California State Officials have launched COVID Testing Search Website — an interactive website to help Californians find COVID-19 community testing sites near them. Please Click here for the Press Release.
The new site allows Californians to quickly search for testing sites by current location, address, city or zip code and schedule an appointment. It also features an interactive map of testing sites across the state.
To find out more, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/
Caregiving For You’s Health & Safety Protocol with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Caregiving For You is continuously monitoring the progression of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure that we have the most current and accurate information surrounding the impact of the virus. In light of the rapid development of the situation and as new cases are identified in our communities, we will adjust our protocols accordingly as needed.
While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly as well as people with underlying medical conditions. This includes the vast majority of the population that Caregiving For You serves, and we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.
We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America, and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.
Safety Protocol for Caregiving For You
In addition to our continued adherence to county health and safety protocols, we are taking additional proactive and preventative measures to keep our community as healthy as possible, including but not limited to the following:
- Washing hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Refraining from coming to work if one becomes sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough
- All Caregiving For You Employees, including caregivers, who have traveled internationally since January or plan to are required to disclose that to their Supervisor and/or Human Resources with details such as when, where, etc.
- Upon returning from any international travel, employees who do not show symptoms noted above are still required to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to work
- Employees who do show any of the symptoms listed above after traveling will be required to self-quarantine and provide a doctor’s note or negative test results before returning to work
- Additional sanitizing of high-volume points of contact (door handles, keyboards, faucets, etc.)
- Providing hand sanitizers and sanitation wipes for all offices
- Reiterating with our employees all recommendations for health and safety to ensure that they are well-versed and compliant with best practices
Looking to Provide Care?
As we serve an essential service to the most vulnerable population during these times, we need you now more than ever! Apply here today to become a caregiver with Caregiving For You!
Where can I find more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
We recommend you stay up to date on the current situation. Here are some resources to find additional information on the Coronavirus:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC): www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
- Testing: Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing
- Meals for Seniors: Call (213) 482-7252
- Info for LAUSD students & families: Achieve.LAUSD.net
- L.A. Public Library resources online: LAPL.org
- Unemployment & other State resources: COVID19.CA.gov
- L.A. Jobs Portal: LAJobsPortal.org
- Eviction protections: HCIDLA.LACity.org
- FAQ: Coronavirus.LACity.org/FAQ
- Call 311 for questions and assistance in other languages
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and evaluate additional measures to support our clients, employees, and communities. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. Our phone lines and inboxes are always open to you.
If you are concerned that a senior is being victimized, please contact your local law enforcement agency and/or the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Hotline 1-877-4-R-SENIORS (1-877-477-3646). You also may report elder abuse online at this Los Angeles County Adult Protective Services website: https://fw4.harmonyis.net/LACSSLiveintake/