Updated May 14, 6 p.m.
New “Safer at Home Order”: Some Lower-Risk Retail Businesses Can Open
On May 6, 2020, the L.A. County Health Officer and Board of Supervisors announced a five-stage plan for gradually relaxing the “Safer At Home” Health Order. (The order was revised on May 13.). As part of Stage 2, some non-essential businesses and lower-risk retail businesses in Los Angeles County can reopen if they follow the proper protocols.
Two categories of Lower-Risk Businesses may reopen under this Order:
- Retailers that are not located within an Indoor Mall or Shopping Center, and
- Manufacturing and logistics sector businesses that supply Lower-Risk Retail Businesses.
For more information see the Department of Public Health website.
For free one-on-one help, contact a L.A. County Disaster Help Center counselor by calling (833) 238-4450.
L.A. County launches two rent relief programs
L.A. County has launched two new rent relief programs: the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (for residential tenants) and the Rent Relief program (for landlords of the 2nd district). These programs provide a lifeline to income-eligible renters and mom-and-pop landlords in some unincorporated areas of L.A. County.
Those eligible for this program must be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic – whether it’s through job loss, furloughs or reduction in hours or pay.
If found eligible, the Rental Assistance Program provides rent payments to property owners on behalf of a household, up to $1,000 per month, for three months.
Rent relief for landlords is available for residents of the Second Supervisorial District.
Applications for both programs must be received by May 31, 2020.
For full details on the programs, visit the L.A. County Development Authority’s website.
All L.A. County residents must wear face coverings outside of their home