• May 4, 2020

5/4 News Roundup: Gov. Newsom Announces Stage 2 Reopening Target

5/4 News Roundup: Gov. Newsom Announces Stage 2 Reopening Target

5/4 News Roundup: Gov. Newsom Announces Stage 2 Reopening Target 150 150 Business & Worker Disaster Help Center
Updated Monday, May 4, 5 p.m.

Governor Newsom Provides Update on California’s Progress Toward Stage 2 Reopening
California Governor Gavin Newsom
Governor’s Newsom announced that California will be prepared to move into the early phase of Stage 2 of reopening this Friday, May 8. Stage 2 allows gradual reopening of lower-risk workplaces with adaptations including bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores, with modifications.
Visit the L.A. County Disaster Help Center website for more updates later this week and beyond.

Join the Center for Financial Empowerment for the next COVID Conversations webinar
L.A. County DCBA: Center for Financial Empowerment
The Los Angeles County Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE) would like to invite you to another CFE COVID Conversation webinar on Wednesday, May 6 at 2 p.m.
The financial impacts of COVID-19 will be exacerbated for survivors of gender-based violence who are already trying to recover from economic abuse and dealing with the costs of being harmed. Please join CFE Chief Dawnnesha Smith in a conversation with Eve Sheedy from LA County’s Domestic Violence Council, and Tannia Ventura and Amy Durrence from FreeFrom to learn more about how to support survivors during this difficult time.

L.A. County Allocates $3 million to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
L.A. County Emergency Operations Center
Los Angeles County announced a $3 million allocation to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, a partner in the County effort to connect communities and families with needed resources during the COVID-19 crisis. An estimated 2 million residents in the County experience food insecurity on an ongoing basis—more than any county in the nation. This need is sure to continue and possibly increase in the coming months due to job losses associated with COVID-19.

Tax Prep Resources To Help You During The Coronavirus Emergency
Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
Now more than ever, we want to make sure County residents are financially prepared to navigate through emergencies like COVID-19. As you continue to take steps to preserve your health and safety during the pandemic, please remember to file your income tax return and take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit and other refundable tax credits.

Census Deadline Extended: Complete the Census by October 2020
Los Angeles County
As L.A. County residents stay inside to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it’s easier than ever to stand up for your community without leaving your home. You now have until October of this year to complete the Census!
You can fill out the census online and ensure your community gets the resources they need.

  • The census is private
  • The census helps make our communities better places to live
  • The census helps fund services that we need now more than ever to combat coronavirus, including: Hospitals, Medical assistance programs, and Emergency services

City of Los Angeles: COVID-19 Resources & Information for Contractors & Businesses
City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
A resource page of City of Los Angeles resources that may be useful to you at this critical time.

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on CalWORKs
Gavin Newsom – Governor of California
Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that temporarily broadens the capability of counties to enroll persons into the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program using various eligibility verification methods due to social distancing requirements.

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