Los Angeles County is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to respond to the coronavirus and is collaborating with federal, state, and local partners to provide accurate information to the public, businesses, and healthcare professionals.

Businesses throughout Los Angeles County have been experiencing impacts associated with coronavirus since it emerged and are suddenly facing declining sales, operational challenges, or financial uncertainty. The County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Office of Small Business can help connect you to local, state and federal resources, including layoff aversion and emergency loans.

Flex Your Defense

Back to school with much needed supplies

Thank you, Nurses!


Walking the Walks for Mental Health

Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Jonathan Sherin, Director of the Dept. of Mental Health discuss anxiety, isolation and kindness during this coronavirus pandemic.

Conversation with Araksya Karapetyan

Supervisor Kathryn Barger in conversation with FOX 11 anchor Araksya Karapetyan.

Tiana Murillo to lead Homeless Housing Response

Los Angeles County has named Tiana Murillo, head of the Chief Executive Office’s Strategic Integration Branch, to oversee and coordinate urgent, multifaceted efforts underway to temporarily house people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis.

Conversation with Erik Wexler

Supervisor Kathryn Barger spoke with Erik Wexler, CEO of Providence Southern California, to share why philanthropy is important to the well-being of our communities in light of COVID-19. Recently, Providence made a generous $1 million donation, which has had a huge impact on hospital capacity in L.A. County.

Recently, we gave away new sneakers and Chromebooks to kindergarteners at Buena Vista Elementary School in Palmdale. It was a joy for us to brighten their day and provide them with the tools they need to learn, play, and thrive.
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Shoes That Fit

Out of an abundance of caution, L.A. County is following the FDA and CDC’s recommendations to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Tune in for a town hall with @lapublichealth tomorrow at 6 p.m. for the latest.
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Starting 4/19, @canyons & @PalmdaleCity Oasis Park will serve as vaccination sites to replace @SFMagicMountain as the theme park resumes normal operations. Ensuring equitable vaccine access for North County is a priority & I appreciate the collaboration of our community partners.

When neighbors have the services they deserve, our neighborhoods are stronger. Ensuring stable housing is the key. Read more about available resources for residents in this week's edition of Keeping up with Kathryn: