Helpful resources to help you get information on the Coronavirus:

Reputable Sources for Covid-19 Updates

For the latest information on Covid-19 from reputable sources, consider these links:


  • City Controller's Covid-19 Resources Hub

  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 in Los Angeles

  • CDC

  • Los Angeles County Public Health

  • California Department of Public Health

  • CA State: COVID-19

  • City of Los Angeles: COVID-19 

  • Free Testing for Eligible Residents

  • Free Mental Health Services

  • Resources for Immigrants

  • Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

  • COVID-19: Help for San Pedro Residents from Assembly Member O'Donnell




    Housing, Food, Childcare and Education

    Harbor Interfaith Services provides transitional housing, food, job placement, childcare and education services.

  • Call 310-831-0603 for housing assistance;  Call 424-276-3602 for food pantry

  • Visit their website


  • The Toberman Neighborhood Center provides meals and food delivery, housing and utilities support, tutoring and career transition services, and help applying for state benefits, such as the California Economic Development Department (EDD), CalFresh and Medi-Cal.

  • Call 310-832-1145

  • Visit their website


  • The Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club is a Grab & Go Distribution Site, providing lunch, snacks and free school supplies on certain days of the week to children.

  • Call 310-833-1322

  • Visit their website


  • The San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA is serving breakfast and lunch for those in need.

  • Call 310-832-4211

  • Visit their website


  • Health Care

    Harbor Community Health Centers provide pediatric and adult primary care, prenatal care, behavioral health, and assistance enrolling in health care plans for low income residents and those who do not have health insurance.

  • Call 310-547-0202

  • Visit their website


  • Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence

    Rainbow Services provides emergency and crisis assistance to victims of domestic violence.

  • Call 310-547-9343 (24-hour bilingual hotline)

  • Visit their website


  • Los Angeles County operates a Domestic Violence Hotline.

  • Call 1-800-978-3600

  • Visit the LA County Domestic Violence Website here.


  • Mental Health

    Los Angeles Unified School District has a Mental Health Hotline available to students, families and educators.

  • Call 213-241-3840

  • Visit their website


  • Los Angeles County is providing help to residents through the Mental Health ACCESS Center.

  • Call 800-854-7771 or text "LA" to 741-741

  • Visit their website


  • Legal Assistance

    The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles offers legal counsel, advice and direct representation for low income residents.

  • Call 800-399-4529

  • Visit their website


  • COVID-19 Testing

    The City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County are providing free COVID-19 testing to residents. To schedule an appointment and find the closest centers near you, visit their website.

    If you require additional assistance, please call my District Office at 562-429-0470.


    Archive of Other Resources 

  • CSPNC E-Newsletter - April 15, 2020

  • CSPNC E-Newsletter - April 8, 2020

  • CSPNC E-Newsletter - April 1, 2020


  • 4/7/20 Update from Congresswoman Barragan’s Office including info on Weekly Telephone Town Hall 4-9-20

  • 4/7/20 Update from County Supervisor Hahn (Includes Testing Info, Resources for Workers, Businesses and Rents and more)

  • Senator Steve Bradford Covid-19 Update for 4/7/20

  • Food Access in L.A.: we expanded our map of food pantry locations beyond the City of Los Angeles to the entire County. The Controller’s goal is to help people — especially working and low-income families — access fresh and nutritious food so that they can keep themselves healthy. Access the Food Pantries Across L.A. County Map here.

  •  2019 Tax Extensions: click here for more information about tax deadline extensions and penalty waivers

  • Small Business Microloans: the newly established Small Business Emergency Microloan Program provides financing to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need.

  • Mayor’s Message 3/30/20

  • The New England Journal of Medicine:

  • Mayor’s Message 3/15/20 Re:  Closures

  • 3-23-20 UPDATE

  • 3-16-20 News Release 25 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in LA County

  • 3-14-20 News Release:  11 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in LA County

  • County Supevisor Janice Hahn's Update

  • LA County Public Health, who is the lead agency for all Coronavirus news impacting our area, is holding daily press conferences on this topic every day this week at 12 noon. You can watch these live on their Facebook page at


  • LA County Department of Public Health has provided additional guidance for events


  • Mayor’s Message 3/12/20

  • Mayor’s Message 3/4/20

  • Link to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • Guidance for Employers

  • Informational Graphic English

  • Informational Graphic Spanish

  • Informational Graphic Traditional Chinese

  • Logo of Assembly member Patrick O'Donnell