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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): City Response and Resources

UPDATE: March 26, 2020 – The City Council met at a Special Meeting on March 25, 2020 and took action to approve a resolution proclaiming the existence of a local emergency to aid the City in responding to the effects of COVID-19 on our community. Additionally, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance which became effective today to place a moratorium on evictions and foreclosure’s related to non-payment of rent or mortgages by those effected by COVID-19. Both documents are available for viewing on the City’s website as attachments to the special meeting agenda found here.

The State of California and the County of Los Angeles each issued “Safer at Home Orders for the Control of COVID-19” by their respective Health Officers on March 19, 2020. The Orders took effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 19, 2020 and will continue in effect until at least April 19, 2020. On March 21, 2020 the County of Los Angeles Order was updated to clarify non-essential services and to ban all gathers of any size in an effort to stem or slow the spread of COVID-19. Click here for the full text of the County Order and here for the full text of the State Order. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CITY'S OPERATIONAL CHANGES

A Message from the Artesia City Council
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Additional Information from the Artesia City Council

With the many changes happening in the community as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City Council is continuing to look for ways to assist residents through this challenging time. The City will continue to update the information below, as more resources and information becomes available.

  • L.A. County opens new drive-up testing sites for residents in L.A. County
    on April 3, 2020 3 testing sites, by appointment only. Walk-up appointments are not available.
    For the moment, these tests are strictly limited to residents of Los Angeles County who are in the most high-risk categories and most vulnerable.
    New sites:
    - Pomona Fairplex, Gate 17 - W. McKinley/Fairplex Drive
    - South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    - Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 91768

    Individuals eligible for testing at this time include:
    • Those with symptoms who are 65 and older
    • Those with symptoms who have underlying chronic health conditions
    • Those who are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period due to a confirmed COVID-19 exposure (with more than 7 days of quarantine remaining)

    For more information and FAQs:

    To register and see if you are eligible for a test: click here

  • The City has confirmed that, beginning next week, residents currently enrolled in the senior congregate meal program will be able to request their meal be delivered through the City’s Dial-a-Ride program when ordering. The phone number to order meals is, 562-806-5400, extension 218.
  • The City has been made aware that Stater Bros., located on Artesia Blvd., has implemented special shopping hours for members of the 65 and older community. These individuals will be allowed to shop every day from 7:45 am to 8:00 am. While these shopping times are available, those 65 and older should stay home and avoid going out, if possible.
  • The City has been made aware that 99 Ranch Market, located on Pioneer Blvd., will reserve the first hour of business on the weekdays for the 60 and older community, expectant mothers, as well as persons with disabilities and/or compromised immune systems. While these shopping times are available, those 65 and older should stay home and avoid going out, if possible.
  • The State of California has issued guidance to grocery stores to limit the amount of people in the stores at any given time to ensure social distancing in lines.
  • The City is closely monitoring actions of the local utility companies with regard to service disconnections for those that have a financial hardship as the result of COVID-19.
    • SoCalGas is temporarily suspending service disconnects for customers who are having a hard time paying their bills. Additionally, SoCalGas is continuing to make essential and emergency service appointments, including reports of suspected natural gas leaks, carbon monoxide checks, gas meter turn-ons, natural gas outages, and pilot re-lights but is suspending some appliance check-ups and non-essential service calls. For more information, click here.
    • Southern California Edison is temporarily suspending disconnections for customers unable to pay their bill. For more information, click here.
    • Golden State Water is implementing a temporary moratorium on residential service disconnections for non-payment due to financial hardships until the COVID-19 situation is stabilized. For more information, click here.
    • For businesses and individuals, the City is exploring ways to facilitate public access to federal grants that are and may become available.
      • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19. As Los Angeles County has been declared a disaster area for COVID-19, businesses in Artesia are eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. For more information, click here.
      • Los Angeles County has compiled a list of resources available for affected businesses, available here.
      • The City is aware that, beginning March 17, 2020, ABC Unified School District Nutrition Services Department will provide packaged meal bags with a breakfast and lunch for anyone 18 years of age and under, and all adult transition students. Meal pick-up time will be from 11:00 am - noon. To find locations, click here.
      • The City continues to compassionately and proactively address the issue of homelessness, and will connect any homeless individuals in need with resources, including housing.
      • The City encourages residents to the visit the website of the State of California’s Department of Social Services, as well of the County of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Health for additional resources.
        • Click here for the State of California Department of Social Services
        • Click here for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
        • The City encourages residents to seek medical attention if they may have been exposed to COVID-19, and/or are experiencing any symptoms. For information on local healthcare providers, click here. (be sure to check for medical providers in your insurance network
        • For residents that are immigrants or have family members who are immigrants, the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions with responses and links to resources, available here.
        • For those seeking services, additional information, and/or assistance with benefits as a result of COVID-19, the State has created a new resource page. For more information, click here
  • The City has been made resources available for students during the Safer at Home mandate, call the AJ Padelford Park Teen Center to get help with schoolwork. Call (562) 860-3361 and leave a message and a staff member will call you back.
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein's office has produced responses to frequently asked questions about the federal Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the federal relief bill signed on March 27. Please see links to these below:
FAQs for individuals: CLICK HERE
FAQs for businesses: CLICK HERE
FAQs for veterans: CLICK HERE
For FAQs on other topics, click here.

The City would also like to share information which is being produced by reliable sources to provide the public with accurate information about COVID-19. Please use the links below to find information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your family. 

•  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH, County) 

•  Los Angeles County New Interactive Digital Dashboards

•  California Department of Public Health (CDPH, State) 

•  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, National) 

•  World Health Organization (WHO, International)