COUNTY APPROVES $1.22 BILLION CARES ACT SPENDING PACKAGE FOR COVID-19 SUPPORT TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES, REOPENING PROTOCOLS FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES, AND INCIDENT REPORT

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COUNTY APPROVES $1.22 BILLION CARES ACT SPENDING PACKAGE FOR COVID-19 SUPPORT TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES, REOPENING PROTOCOLS FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES, AND INCIDENT REPORT
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:County Approves $1.22 Billion CARES Act Spending Package for Funding COVID-19 Support to Residents & Businesses Cares Spending PlanLA County has approved a $1.22 billion CARES Act spending package to fund a broad range of essential services and relief measures to assist County residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis.The plan covers spending in four (4) main areas:$656 million for public health measures including testing and contact tracing$200 million for financial support for residents in the form of assistance for rent relief, food and child care$160 million in grants to support small businesses$150 million to support the County workforce’s response to the emergency, including disaster services workers and personal protective equipment for employeesThe plan also includes nearly $55 million to cover contingencies including potential health care system surges and other urgent needs that may emerge as the pandemic continues.Major allocations include $226 million for community-based COVID-19 diagnostic testing and $100 million for rent relief to assist residents countywide. Funds were also allocated to programs to assist vulnerable people during the crisis, including $148 million for Project Roomkey, which provides temporary housing to medically at-risk people experiencing homelessness. Other allocations include $10 million allocated to the L.A. Regional Food Bank for food distribution events; $60 million to support other nutritional programs; $15 million for the Great Plates delivery program for seniors and medically at-risk adults; and $15 million for child care vouchers for low-income families and essential workers.For a full list of program allocations, click here.JUST IN: County Issues Reopening Protocols for Hair Salons, Barbershops & Personal Care Establishments Allowed to Offer Certain Services OutdoorsPersonal CareToday, LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued reopening protocols for hair salons, barbershops and personal care establishments in the County. The following are highlights from today’s protocols, which have been updated to reflect new State guidance:Hair Salons & Barbershops Businesses must establish an outdoor reception area where customers can check in while still following physical distancing guidelinesServices that cannot be performed safely outdoors (or that would require a customer to have to enter the establishment) are not permitted.For additional guidance on permissible outdoor services, click here.For the latest from the Board of Barbering & Cosmetology, click here.Outdoor shaded areas can be configured to block wind, but cannot be enclosed or partially enclosed on more than one sideBusinesses must comply with the Cal/OSHA standard for heat illness prevention for outdoor workers, including an effective heat illness prevention plan with written procedures on:Access to water, shade, and cool down breaks; emergency procedures for heat illness cases; monitoring of employees who are acclimatizing during a heat wave; and training on heat illness prevention and symptomsFor resources (including Cal/OSHA FAQs, a webinar and a sample written plan), visit the Cal/OSHA heat illness prevention page.Personal Care EstablishmentsAll establishments operating outdoors should have Cal/OSHA standard heat illness prevention plans and written procedures, as moving work outdoors creates additional hazards including the possibility of heat illness. Businesses offering electrology, tattooing, microblading & permanent make-up, and piercing services may not operate outside because they are invasive procedures that require a controlled hygienic environment to be performed safely.Businesses must establish an outdoor reception area where customers can check in while still following physical distancing guidelines.Businesses which offer pedicures outdoors shall be limited to portable tubs/bowls & must be cleaned and disinfected with an EPA-registered liquid disinfectant that is labeled as a bactericide, fungicide and virucide (refer to manufacturer’s instruction on mixture). Disinfection should occur inside the nail salon & not in the temporary outdoor setting.Visit DPH online at publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus to learn more. Great Plates Delivered Program ExtendedGreat PlatesGreat news, Great Plates Delivered has been extended until August 9th. Through LA County’s Great Plates Delivered Program, you can help a local senior or business in your community.Great Plates Delivered offers eligible seniors with three (3) home-delivered meals a day. Seniors over 65, seniors 60-64 years of age who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 or those at high-risk for COVID-19 may qualify. When you help a senior connect to Great Plates Delivered you’re also helping your local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work. To learn more or apply for meal assistance, click here.Incident ReportOur daily report is a high-level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & ToolkitView our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below. Access our Social Media Toolkit here.A COVID-19 test does not protect you from the virus, and a negative result should not be seen as a reason to engage in risky social behavior.S Chinese: COVID-19測試不能保護您免受病毒感染,陰性結果不應被視為從事危險社交行為的理由。
Korean: COVID-19 검사는 바이러스로부터 당신을 보호하지 않으며 음성 결과가 위험한 사회적 행동을 하는 이유로 간주되어서는 안됩니다.Spanish: Una prueba COVID-19 no lo protege del virus, y un resultado negativo no debe verse como una razón para participar en un comportamiento social de riesgo.Additional ResourcesThe County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.govCounty of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.govCenters for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.govLos Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1
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