CORONAVIRUS AND VACCINE 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.
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.
The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. All Californians age 16 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. If you haven't done so already, I strongly encourage you to get the vaccine to keep yourself and others around you safe. Please view the below resources for additional information.
- Make an appointment for a vaccine in Los Angeles County
- CDC information on the COVID-19 vaccines
- Myths and Facts about the COVID-19 vaccines
- Sign up for my weekly e-newsletter for updates on vaccine distribution
When receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, please bring the following required documents: photo ID (it does not have to be government issued), proof that you live or work in Los Angeles County, and proof that you are in an eligible group. One document can serve multiple purposes (i.e. a drivers license).
In March 2021, Congress passed and President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive stimulus and relief bill to get shots in arms, money in pockets, children safely back in schools and people in jobs. In addition, if hospitalization rates remain low and Californians continue to get vaccinated, California is set to fully reopen by June 15th.
- Fact sheet on the American Rescue Plan
- How the American Rescue Plan is helping California
- How the American Rescue Plan can help you and your family
- Update on COVID-19 cases in California
- Update on COVID-19 cases in LA County
- For the most recent information on LA County’s reopening status, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery.
Although state and local officials are reopening sectors of the economy, COVID-19 is still around us. Please remember to practice physical distancing; wear cloth face coverings; and follow public health directives.
As a result of this pandemic, many businesses and families have suffered financial losses. Please visit the websites below for economic support.
- Check on the status of your stimulus check
- Learn about small business relief through the LA Cares Corps
- Watch our Small Business Virtual Town Hall
- Apply for small business, micro-entrepreneur or non-profit support through the LA Regional COVID Fund
- Get the latest updates from the Small Business Administration
- File an Unemployment Insurance Claim
- Get the latest updates from the CA Employment Development Department (EDD)
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.
- How to avoid scams
- Report incidences of price gouging
- Report fraudulent activity such as theft, cybercrime or forgery
- California Office of the Attorney General consumer information and resources
- Report fraud, waste or abuse of COVID-19 pandemic relief funds to the Coronavirus Tipline (202) 225-4400
- Give or receive food support in LA County
- Find food resources near you with Food Finder 211 LA
- Apply to be a part of the Great Plates meal delivery initiative (for older adults and restaurants)
- Get help paying your rent
- LA County Temporary Eviction Moratorium
- Template for notice to landlord of inability to pay rent due to COVID-19
- LA County Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-hop.org)
- Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
- Project Roomkey
- Latest updates from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- VA COVID-19 Response Plan
- VA Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans Need to Know
- COVID-19 Updates from the West LA VA
- House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs COVID-19 Resource Page
- Local mental health resources from Veterans Crisis Line
Help for Immigrants
- Check your voter status
- How to vote by mail in LA County
- Election information from California Secretary of State
- Latest updates from the U.S. Department of Education
- Latest updates from the LA County Office of Education
- Temporary LA County Digital Library Card
- Wi-Fi locator tool
- Guidance for your K-12 child
- Find qualified, licensed childcare providers near you
- Resource guide for pregnant women and mothers
- Additional family resources
Mental Health Support
Report Hate Crimes
- If you witness a racially motivated hate crime or incident against Asian Americans, please report it to Stop AAPI Hate or Stand Against Hatred.
- If it's safe to do so, bystanders should speak out against hate. To learn about ways to safely intervene, register for a virtual training or view these intervention resources.
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.