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Corona Virus (COVID-19) Information for the City of Los Angeles

Friday, May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Resources: Your LAFD continues to be guided by CDC, the Department of Public Health, and Mayor Garcetti regarding the best practices for protecting our communities and preventing spread of the virus.

We strongly encourage your use of the following resources...

Telephone Hotline: 2-1-1 - 211 LA is the central source for information and referrals for COVID-19 issues and all types of health and human services across L.A. County. The free 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to help you. Additional information is at 211LA.org. If you're calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, please call (800) 339-6993.

City of Los Angeles Coronavirus and Testing Information - includes local services and regulations

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health - includes detailed regional health guidance

California Department of Public Health - includes detailed statewide health guidance

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - includes detailed federal health guidance

World Health Organization

City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department

Community COVID-19 Response Volunteer Sign-Up List - Volunteer Information


UPDATE: Friday May 15, 2020

The City of Los Angeles is now transitioning to allow for specified businesses to open (while adhereing to safety critieria) while the "Safer at Home" order remains in place.  

The list of links below may be helpful in providing a 'one stop shop' for the latest information for the City of Los Angeles:

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UPDATE: Monday May 4, 2020

Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas highlights the role of the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and LAFD Department Operations Center (DOC) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UPDATE: Monday April 27, 2020

Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas Discusses COVID-19 and other safety issues with actor Rob Lowe

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UPDATE: Saturday April 25, 2020

The LAFD Supply and Maintenance Division, among other duties, handles all supplies sent out to the 106 fire stations on a daily basis. However, they faced a massive logistical challenge when the need for personal protective equipment skyrocketed due to the pandemic. The below video provides insight on how they stepped up to make it happen.

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UPDATE: Monday April 20, 2020

Los Angeles Fire Department Medical Director Dr. Marc Eckstein, M.D. Discusses COVID-19 Testing in the City of Los Angeles

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UPDATE: Friday April 17, 2020

Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas hosts a live update on how the LAFD is addressing COVID-19 issues

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UPDATE: Friday April 10, 2020

Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas introduces the LAFD Telemedicine Program, and how it can assist with COVID-19 concerns

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UPDATE: Monday April 6, 2020

All City of Los Angeles  COVID-19 testing sites will resume operations on Tuesday 7 April.  They will be open from 10AM - 4PM. 

Registration is required and can be completed at COVID TEST REGISTRATION SITE

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UPDATE: Thursday April 2, 2020

Los Angeles Fire Department Public Information Offficer Captain Erik Scott joins Spectrum News1 to explain LAFD COVID-19 Procedures 

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UPDATE: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas went live on social media this morning with a COVID-19 update.

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UPDATE: Thursday, March 26, 2020

LAFD PIO Captain Erik Scott answers six important questions regarding COVID-19.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Last Friday, the LAFD began offering COVID-19 tests to our firefighters who had symptoms consistent with the Coronavirus. As of today, 79 individuals have been tested. Two firefighters have received positive test results and are both home at this time recovering from the illness.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Last Friday, the LAFD began offering COVID-19 tests to our firefighters who had symptoms consistent with the Coronavirus. As of today, 79 individuals have been tested. Two firefighters have received positive test results and are both home at this time recovering from the illness.

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UPDATE: Monday, March 23, 2020

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas urges fire stations to support local businesses by ordering take-out from local restaurants instead of struggling to shop and cook every shift.

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UPDATE: Friday, March 20, 2020  12:00PM

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas addressed re-occurring questions regarding LAFD's actions relative to COVID-19 in an Instagram Live session

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UPDATE: Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:00PM

To further combat the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order — ordering all residents of the City of Los Angeles to stay inside their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs.

The full order and the FAQ can be found on the the City of Los Angeles website

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UPDATE: Monday, March 15, 2020

Mayor Garcetti announces new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM Friday, March 13, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, six LAFD firefighters are undergoing self-quarantine after exposure to a COVID-19 patient. Captain Erik Scott provides the details:

 

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM Friday, March 13, 2020

Your Los Angeles Fire Department continues to take precautions to both protect our crews and prevent potential transmission if we respond to a possible COVID-19 patient. Captain Erik Scott explains our procedures in place not just for Los Angeles International Airport but citywide.

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UPDATE: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in large public settings, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has postponed several events to ensure the health and safety of our firefighters, civilian employees and the communities that we serve. These postponements are in line with directions from Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom.  The LAFD has postponed the Girls Camp scheduled for this weekend. Effective immediately, all youth programs are also postponed indefinitely. Additionally, public meetings and events scheduled at the community rooms at nine LAFD fire stations have been postponed and the community rooms closed until further notice. “The LAFD is taking necessary steps to protect our members and the public as we work to manage the effects of COVID-19,” said LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas. “We strongly encourage the public to heed the social distancing recommendations and the directive to restrict public events to slow the spread of this virus.” The LAFD is monitoring the ongoing public health situation and will continue to make determinations about the status of future scheduled public events and non-essential Department activities.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

LAFD instructs members to be hypervigilant with limiting the spread of germs. Firefighters will wash hands often, avoid handshakes, and disinfect fire station surfaces (especially exercise equipment).

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UPDATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

City and County of Los Angeles leaders made an important announcement regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. LAFD continues modifying policies and procedures to address the dynamic situation.

 

Out of an abundance of caution, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health declared a Local Public Health Emergency.

In support of that declaration, Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed a Local State of Emergency for the City of Los Angeles. A similar action was taken by the County Board of Supervisors.

Your Los Angeles Fire Department is taking additional actions to ensure we are best prepared to protect both our communities and your first responders.

 

If you have specific questions or concerns, please call 2-1-1, the central source of information and referrals regarding health and human services in Los Angeles County. The free 2-1-1 phone service open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors ready to assist you.

For complete information, including important health instructions regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region, please visit:

publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus

 

To stay updated on the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) issues within the City of Los Angeles, please visit:

 

corona-virus.la

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