COVID-19 Weho Response Update 4/18/20

The most important thing you can do right now is "shelter in place," and keep yourself and your family healthy. If you need assistance, please call Council offices at 323-848-6460, or email me at lmeister@weho.org. For information and resources related to Coronavirus, please click here.

LA County "Safer At Home" Order

The Los Angeles County Department of Health has issued a revised  “Safer at Home” emergency order, which is effective through May 15, 2020. Click here for more information.

What do I need to know?

  • The Order is issued to comply with Executive Order N-33-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, wherein the State Public Health Officer ordered all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
  • The Order continues to prohibit all indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings and events. The Order specifically requires all businesses to cease in-person operations and remain closed to the public, unless the business is defined as an Essential Business.
  • The Health Officer now requires Essential Businesses to implement a Social Distancing Protocol, which includes a requirement to provide all of their employees whose duties require contact with other employees and/or the public with a cloth face covering to wear while performing duties that involve contact with others.
  • The Order does not prohibit any individual or members of a single household or living unit from engaging in outdoor activities, as an individual or household, such as jogging, walking, or biking. This Order continues to allow individuals to leave their homes to shop at Essential Businesses, including grocery stores and restaurants offering delivery, drive thru or carry out service, so long as all persons practice Social Distancing and wear a cloth face covering while visiting Essential Businesses.
  • The Order continues the closure of all indoor malls and shopping centers, all swap meets and flea markets, all indoor and outdoor playgrounds, beaches, trails and trailheads, and in-person operations of all non-essential businesses. The Order does not supersede any stricter limitation imposed by a local public entity.
  • The County Health Officer will continue to monitor the rate of COVID-19 disease spread, the severity of the resulting illnesses and deaths caused, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, and the effect of this Order. If needed, this Order may be extended, expanded, or otherwise modified to protect the public’s health.

LA County has opened new drive-up testing sites throughout Los Angeles County, including in West HollywoodTo find out if you're eligible for testing, click here. For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the L.A. County Department of Public Health

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Weho Cares

The City of West Hollywood continues to provide assistance to our residents and businesses. If you are a resident, a small business owner, or you work for a business in our city, please click here for information and resources that may apply to you. If you are a renter in our city, click here for information on the eviction moratorium urgency ordinance and rental assistance programs. If you are an older adult living in our city, click here for information and resources regarding social services, grocery store hours and accommodations, transit service updates, limited rental assistance, and more. If you need emotional support or information on mental health resources, click here.

What's new?

  • The City has implemented a virtual recreation program #WeRecAtHome, which can be accessed here.
  • Staff is working to develop a grocery delivery program for older adults and hopes to launch the program late next week. Stay tuned.
  • Building & Safety and Code Compliance continue their outreach to active construction sites regarding the City’s social distancing guidelines. If you see an unsafe situation at a construction site, please call Code Compliance at (323) 848-6516 or you can also report online through the City's official app: https://www.weho.org/services/services/service-requests.

If you're on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, please follow @wehocity for updates. 

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On Monday, April 20, at 6:30 pm, we will be holding another "virtual" (via videoconference) City Council meeting.  You can click here to get to the full agenda and attachments. While we will be conducting regular city business (see Consent Calendar, Unfinished Business and New Business), there will be no public hearings.

You may live-stream the meeting by visiting the City’s website at www.weho.org/wehotv. The City Council meeting will also available on the City’s YouTube channel, and on streaming services such as AndroidTV, AppleTV, FireTV, and Roku. It is broadcast on Spectrum channel 10 in West Hollywood and AT&T U-verse channel 99 throughout Southern California. Digital streaming platform viewers can easily find programming by searching for “WeHoTV” within the search functions of these services. For more information contact WeHoTV staff at (323) 848-6388 or WeHoTV@weho.org.

Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City Council may do so in several ways:

  1. TO PARTICIPATE BY PROVIDING AN E-COMMENT: Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City Council are strongly encouraged to visit www.weho.org/councilagendas and submit an E-Comment by no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the Council meeting.  *Note: E-Comments received by 4:00 pm will be forwarded to the City Council and posted on the City’s website as part of the official meeting record.
  2. TO PARTICIPATE BY PHONE: You are encouraged to Email yquarker@weho.org in advance of the City Council meeting, to be added to the Public Speaker List for the meeting. Please include your name, the phone number from which you will be calling, and which item you would like to speak on. Dial-in 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting (the meeting begins at 6:30 pm) Dial-in: (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 98922523652 then #. PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU ARE CALLED TO SPEAK. Comments from the public are limited to 2 minutes per speaker.

If you'd like to share your opinions with me on any items on the agenda prior to the meeting, or if you have questions, you can find me at lauren@meister4weho.com

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Remember, stay home, and be diligent about practicing social distancing. If you leave the house, take your facial covering. If you go into a grocery store or other business, or are waiting in line to get into a store, etc., please wear your facial covering!

Also, if you can, please support our local West Hollywood restaurants. Many remain open and committed to helping our community by staying open for take-out and/or delivery.  Click here for an updated list of WeHo businesses serving the West Hollywood community. 


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