CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

As your Member of Congress, one of my top priorities is to keep you informed on pressing matters. My staff and I continue to receive rapidly evolving information regarding the global coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and I want to provide you with the relevant resources so you can stay up to date on the latest developments. My office has developed a comprehensive Coronavirus Resource Guide, which includes public health guidance, information on economic relief, instructions on how to apply for unemployment insurance and small business loans, and more.

Please note: For the safety of visitors and staff, our D.C. and District offices are physically closed at this time. However, our staff is working remotely and will be able to assist you. 

COVID-19 & Your Health

Frequently asked questions on the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19):

What is Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can be transmitted from animals to humans. This novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to basic flu symptoms and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. These include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting.

Reports of illness have ranged from mild to severe. Cases tend to be mild for those who are young and healthy. For this reason, it is important not to panic.

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What should I do if I’m experiencing symptoms?
If you are experiencing symptoms, separate yourself from people and animals and register for a COVID-19 test. If you would like to get tested, LA County is encouraging residents to first contact their Primary Care Provider or Healthcare Center. If you are unable to receive a test, free testing is available across LA County at various testing sites. To locate a testing site near you, click here. To sign up for a test in LA County, click here.

If you tested positive for COVID-19, please call your local health department for help getting in touch with those you’ve recently encountered.

How can I prevent the transmission on COVID-19?
As there is not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, it is important to take preventative actions to help slow the spread. Here are some preventative measures you and your family can take:

  • Wear a face covering that fits tightly around your face and covers your mouth and nose when outside of your home.

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  • Wash hands often for 20-30 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue or elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phone screens and doorknobs.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are feeling sick.

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Recovery 101

California and LA County are taking steps to reopen critical sectors of the economy while implementing public health measures to keep people safe.

Although state and local officials are reopening sectors of the economy, COVID-19 is still around us and remains highly contagious. Please remember to practice physical distancing; wear cloth face coverings; and follow public health directives.

Economic Support

As a result of this pandemic, many businesses and families have suffered financial losses. Please visit the websites below for economic support.

Fraud Alert

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the coronavirus. To avoid scams, it is important to practice good cyber hygiene by watching out for unknown links and emails and doing research on how to properly make donations.

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Additional Resources

Food Support

Rent Relief

Homelessness

Veteran Support

Support for Seniors 

Help for Immigrants

Voting

Census

Family Resources

Mental Health Support

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Report Hate Crimes

Office Hours: 

As of March 11, our office received notice that U.S. Capitol and White House tours are cancelled for the foreseeable future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you. These cancellations are a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19.

For the safety of visitors and staff, our D.C. and District offices are physically closed at this time but all of our staff is working remotely. We are able to assist you via phone or email. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our D.C. office at (202) 225-3976 or our district office at (323) 651-1040 or visit the "contact my office" page. If you need help with a federal agency, please click here.