COVID-19 INFORMATION

 

The WNC is working to help all stakeholders in the WNC boundaries and beyond. Residents, Businesses, Non Profits and our Police and Fire all need help during this COVID 19 crisis. While we are doing our best during this unprecedented time, we know there are many who are suffering and need help. If you are able, please look to your left and right and check to see if your neighbors need help. …Shopping or computer guidance or even just to talk for a moment…safely 6 feet apart with a mask of course!

There is much information below. We hope some of it will help you navigate during this crisis.

Many Thanks to Cynthia Saffir and Communioty Groups including WOW, WSSM , OAC and Cheviot Hills for their contributions.

The WNC will meet as soon as guidance from DONE is given and protocols are in place. Please Take Care!

What is the WNC Doing?

Businesses
To support our businesses we have created Click Pico
A place where our community can shop locally and enjoy specials and discounts. During this crisis it is imperative we support small mom and pop shops in our area. Please visit Click Pico often and mention Click Pico when you order.
First Responders and Restaurants
To support our first responders and our restaurant community the WNC has supported the efforts of Friends of West LA, a 501c3, that created the Responders First Program
This program delivers meals to the Ronald Reagan UCLA ED 3X a week and has partnered with over 15 local restaurants to provide free meals to all on duty Police, Fire and EMS workers in the field.
These meals are offered at zero cost. This program will continue until the crisis has eased. This program also provides much needed revenue for local restaurants who are struggling to keep the lights on and make payroll.
This program has been featured on a FOX 11 live news segment, by Steve Lopez of the LA Times and mentioned by Mayor Eric Garcetti in his daily evening Covid 19 address to the City of Los Angeles.
Please consider donating to this program. visit the webste for details.
Senior Residents
The WNC is lucky to have many board and non board members working hard to outreach to our senior community.
Posters have been placed in the neighborhood for senior help information and soon a phone tree will be created to call those in the boundaries who may not have internet access or be tech savvy.
A list of programs for seniors and other information is posted below.
Homeless Population
To support our Homeless Population, the WNC helped with a Towel Drive for the newly created temporary shelters at Westwood Rec Center and Cheviot Hills Rec Center.
The community came together with all local HOAs and Community groups in the WNC boundaries to donate over 900 towels to Rec and Parks to distribute not only to our local centers, but all over LA.
This effort was showcased on KCAL 9 and CBS 2 news.
The WNC is considering other ways to support our homeless population and will discuss options at our next meeting.
IMPORTANT Links and Other Information
Latest Information on COVID 19
  • NotifyLA alerts: The City of Los Angeles will be sharing official coronavirus alerts with Angelenos via the NotifyLA system. Sign up at http://NotifyLA.org.
  • Mayor Garcetti’s webpage on COVID-19 is the official source for news on coronavirus in the City of Los Angeles:
COVID 19 Site USA
This is a great site that gets updated frequently. It will show you US other countries and even by state.
FOOD DELIVERY AND OTHER FREE SERVICES
Just announced by the Mayor 4/16/2020
Free Meals for Seniors
Senior meal delivery for any L.A. resident 60 or over who is not already enrolled in a meal delivery program.  (Not tied to income level)
Collaboration between Everytable and Access; will provide hot meals to 12,500 seniors
(213) 263-5226To ensure all Angelenos get the federal tax stimulus payment, the city is offering free tax preparation service for 1040EZ
https://LAMayor.org/freetaxprep  

Dial “2-1-1”.  This is a county hotline that provides information and will connect you with a variety of resources concerning the Coronavirus and addressing your needs during this time.

 

Westside Friends:  This is an organization that was formed to match volunteers with those who need assistance. The volunteers can help with grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions and other necessities, or will call you on a regular basis to check in with you if you desire.

(213) 785-2052 or https://westsidefriends.com

This group is looking for volunteers if you are willing to help.

 

L.A. Helping Hands

(424) 279-8544

Rx DELIVERY

RANCHO PARK COMPOUNDING PHARMACY, CVS AND WALGREENS

offer free delivery service for most prescription medications.

 

Grocery deliveries online and contact free delivery:  Amazon Fresh and Amazon Prime/Whole Foods,

Ralphs, Pavilions (Vons), Sprouts, Gelsons, and Instacart offer online grocery shopping and delivery.

 

Because of demand, it may take awhile to find an open delivery time when ordering on line.  May need to refresh the computer screen from time to time until it shows avaialbe times.

 

Many of the grocery stores also allow you to order online and the pickup your order at the store.  Store clerks will bring the order out to your car and put them in your trunk so you don’t have to go in the store.

 

PetSmart will do this also for pet food and supplies.

Other food shopping help

Shop4Seniors

https://www.shop4seniors.org/

FOOD BANKS AND FOOD PANTRIES

LA Food Bank https://LAFoodBank.org, 

Project Angel Food 

https://www.angelfood.org/our-services/become-a-client/

To find other food pantries: www.lafightshunger.org

OTHER INFORMATION

Stressed?

For people who are anxious or stressed or would just like someone to talk to, they can call the Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line  800-971-0016, or they can call the LA County Department of Mental Health hotline: 800-854-7771
TESTING: 
Same day or next-day testing for Covid 19 is available to people who report having symptom. You can sign up for tests at https://coronavirus.lacity.org/testing
While Sheltering In Place..some food for the mind.
Where to find suggestions of things to do while stuck at home;
Culver City Parks and Rec offers a Virtual Recreation Center with online learning and exercise classes for kids, adults and older adults
Free online cooking classes and exercise classes are offered on YouTube and on Instagram
Take virtual tours of museums or national parks, take virtual rides on roller coasters, and take free online classes from Ivy League schools like Harvard
Free online activities for kids
Things to watch online that will be free only during the coronavirus lockdown