CITY OF LOS ANGELES
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Joint Information System Report
City of LA Departmental Public Information Developments:
Los Angeles Police Department (lapd.org)
- Continue to monitor COVID-19 related 911 calls and their impact on patrol resources
- Assisting with LA Ambassadors Program
- Staffing and contingency plans are being developed in the event COVID-19 affects the inmate/arrestee population
Los Angeles Fire Department (lafd.org)
- Continue to monitor and track 911 and mass gathering calls related to COVID-19.
- Continue to support seven existing testing sites and assisting in opening new site today.
Los Angeles World Airport
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division and LAX Leaders are actively monitoring the COVID-19 epidemic and have been working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. During this national state of emergency, they will continue their commitment to protecting the public while taking the needed precautions to keep our personal and community safe.
Department of Transportation (ladot.lacity.org/coronavirus)
- LADOT Adjust Signals to Slow Excessive Speeding
- Parking Rules Update: Preferential Parking Districts
- Apply for Temporary Food Pick-up Parking
- Changes to Transit Services
- LADOT Transitions to Automatic Walk Signal Cycles
Housing Community Investment and Development Los Angeles (hcidla.lacity.org/coronavirus-covid-19-updates)
Port of LA (https://www.portoflosangeles.org/covid-19)
Department of Aging (aging.lacity.org/blog/covid-19-updates)
Department on Disability (disability.lacity.org/coronavirus)
Personnel Department (personnel.lacity.org/covid19/)
Department of Public Works (dpw.lacity.org/)
Most critical services continue to be provided on a daily basis:
- Utility companies continue to construct and maintain their systems in city streets.
- Street sweepers keep their routes and work around parked vehicles.
- Trees are being trimmed.
- Streets are being resurfaced and sidewalks repaired for safe passage.
- Proposition HHH-PLA covered affordable housing construction projects remain on schedule, as well as the development of A Bridge Home shelters.
Bureau of Street Services (streetsla.lacity.org/)
Public counters are currently closed, please call for assistance:
- Tree Related Permits: 213-847-3077
- Street Use/Sidewalk Vending Permits: 213-847-6000
Bureau of Engineering (eng.lacity.org/)
Most services may be conducted online. Please visit https://eng.lacity.org/permits to apply online and/or for contact information for individual offices. Permits that can be applied for online include the following: A-Permits, B-Permits, E-Permits, R-Permits, S-Permits, U-Permits, Highway Dedication and Hillside Referral Forms.
LA Sanitation (lacitysan.org/san/faces/home)
- April 8, 2020 Los Angeles was reported to have the cleanest air in the world
- Temporarily offer free extra collection. Once your bin is emptied, you can refill it while our team is there, and they’ll collect it again. This new service is free of charge to residents. It starts on Monday and lasts until the Safer at Home order is lifted. If you have any questions, call our Sanitation Department’s 24-hour customer care center at 1-800-773-2489 or dial 3-1-1.
Animal Services- To foster or adopt, please visit laanimalservices.com/adopt
Recreation and Parks (laparks.org/covid-19)
Department of Cultural Affairs
Los Angeles Zoo (www.lazoo.org/covid-19/)
- L.A. Zoo immediately set protocols in place for every cat species in their care once they became aware of the Bronx Zoo’s Tiger that tested positive for COVID-19.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
- COVID-19 Response
- Focused on the work most necessary to keep the power and water flowing to homes and businesses, with the link provided, you will be able to find information regarding essential work, customer support, scams, safe drinking water, safer at home tips, help for small businesses and resources to help you stay connected
Los Angeles Public Library (lapl.org/coronavirus)
- Central Library and the 72 branch libraries are closed until further notice.
- During this time, no late fines will be assessed for overdue items, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen with no penalty.
- Ask a Librarian
- Digital Services
City Planning is supporting the economic growth of Los Angeles by providing employment opportunities for its communities through building, construction, and other services that staff provide residents and small businesses alike.
- Updated Appeal Filing Procedures; Updated Procedures on Public Hearings for Projects
- Public Order Governing the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
- Modified Operations at the Development Services Centers
LA CityView (youtube.com/user/LAThisWeek)
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Key City Updates
- Twenty of the positive COVID-19 cases reported to this date by L.A. County are individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness.
- A crew member aboard the USNS Mercy has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The crew member is currently isolated aboard the ship, and will soon transfer to an off-ship isolation facility to self-monitor for severe symptoms.
- Mayor Eric Garcetti has mandated that workers in essential businesses wear face coverings and authorized businesses to refuse service/entry to customers who aren’t wearing them.
- Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday evening, April 6, 2020, that any L.A. County resident who has symptoms and wants to be tested for the coronavirus can now apply online. Testing was previously limited to vulnerable populations, including those 65 and older, and those with compromised immune systems.
- As of April 5, 2020, a total of 31 Farmers Markets have COVID-19 compliance plan approved by the City of Los Angeles Street Services.
- Mayor Garcetti announced the City of Los Angeles is requiring construction companies to develop a COVID-19 plan.
- The Medical Surge Task Force is working to furnish the Convention Center with equipment for patient care.
Key National Updates: Updated April 9, 2020
- University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model projected the number of American deaths from coronavirus has dropped dramatically in recent days because Americans have drastically changed their behavior. As of April 8th, the model predicted 60,000 deaths in the U.S. over the next four months, which is about 33,000 less than the model estimated on April 2nd.
- While the US is still expected to face a shortage of about 16,000 hospital beds, it will need 168,000 fewer beds than previously expected, according to the new analysis.
- As of April 9th, the State of New York has reported more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than any other state or country.
Key Global Updates: Updated April 9, 2020
- CDC deployed eight community protection field teams as part of an initiative to work directly with state and local health departments to keep coronavirus cases contained where transmission rates are low.
- On April 7th, China reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 with all but three of them imported. They also reported two deaths.
- Japan declared a State of Emergency in Tokyo and six other regions as cases spike.