Los Angeles County Health Officer Order Update – Effective on October 7, 2021
Beginning October 7, 2021, all attendees, ages 12 and over at Outdoor Mega Events involving 10,000 or more persons must, prior to entry, show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a pre-entry negative COVID-19 (diagnostic) test result. Self-attestation is not a permitted method for verification of vaccination or test result.
Additionally, effective October 7, 2021, bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, nightclubs and lounges for indoor service and operations are required to verify the COVID-19 vaccination status of their patrons and employees.
The County Health Officer strongly recommends that beginning October 7, 2021, that the operators of all restaurants and food facilities reserve and prioritize indoor seating/service for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Read the full Health Order update for Los Angeles County here.
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program: Now Covering 100% of Rent and Utilities for Income-Eligible Renters and Landlords
The State of California has increased funding for income-eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19 to cover 100% of unpaid and future rent or utilities. This increase in rental assistance payments to 100% of unpaid rent will help make landlords whole and keep tenants housed. You can verify your eligibility for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program and apply immediately by visiting HousingIsKey.com, or by calling (833) 430-2122. Additionally, if you are an applicant who has already received funding through the program, you will be compensated the difference to receive 100% coverage – there is no need to re-apply.
California’s critical eviction protections have also been extended for renters impacted by COVID-19, through September 30, 2021, to help keep vulnerable families housed.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Renters: If you are an income-eligible renter, you can apply on your own and receive financial assistance for unpaid rent, dating back to April 1, 2020, or help with future payments, even if your landlord doesn’t participate.
If you are an income-eligible renter whose landlord does participate in the program, you will need to complete the joint application. Once your landlord applies, you will be notified to submit information to complete the application process.
Landlords: If you are a landlord and participate in the COVID-19 Rent Relief program, you can get reimbursed directly for 100% of your eligible renters’ unpaid rent, dating back to April 1, 2020.
WHAT HELP CAN YOU GET?
Assistance is available for 100% of unpaid rent and utilities, dating back to April 1, 2020, as well as future rent and utility payments. Utility payments will be paid directly to utility providers at 100% of cost, but are limited to a total of 12 months.
Learn more by visiting HousingIsKey.com or by calling (833) 430-2122.
LA County Department of Public Health Updates Health Officer Order – Effective 8/19/2021
Per LA County Public Health: Masks will now be required at all outdoor mega events, regardless of vaccination status. As the highly infectious Delta variant continues to spread, mask wearing will reduce the risk of being infected with and transmitting COVID-19.
Read the updated Health Officer Order here.
COVID-19 Third Dose Qualification in Los Angeles County
Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approval of an additional dose for immunocompromised people, the County is now administering third doses to those who qualify. Learn more about third doses.
Visit VaccinateLACounty.com for more information.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) Updates COVID-19 Health Order – Effective Saturday, June 17, 2021
DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel.
For more information on REAL ID, visit www.dhs.gov/real-id.