Central Area Updates — January 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Updates

General Vaccine Information
The vaccine will be given in 2 doses and it is safe, effective, and free. This means that no one will have to pay for the vaccine. 

To book an appointment you must be in an eligible group, in accordance with County eligibility requirements. Upon arrival to any City vaccination sites, you will be required to verify your eligibility to receive a vaccine. Currently only healthcare workers and persons age 65 and over are eligible for appointments at City Sites. If you have further questions regarding the vaccine, visit our vaccine FAQ.

Who will get the Vaccine and When? The Vaccine Distribution page describes the phases and tiers of vaccination, with more information about how these phases may roll out. Green circles show groups of people who have been, or are being, offered vaccines. Red circles show groups who are waiting to be offered vaccines. These phases and tiers were determined by phases of prioritization developed by the CDC, and guidance developed by the California Department of Public Health. We are currently only  administering vaccines in Phase 1A and for people aged 65 and older.

Making an Appointment Once you become eligible for the vaccine, you can make an appointment at city-run sites at Coronavirus.lacity.org/vaccine. To access appointments at sites across Los Angeles County, please visit VaccinateLACounty.com where you can find an online hub for all of the vaccination sites countywide. If you or someone you know does not have internet access, call the County Call Center at 1-833-540-0473 between 8 AM – 8:30 PM for assistance making an appointment.

VaxFacts Newsletter To get updates from the Mayor about the City’s vaccination efforts, visit Corona-virus.la/VaxFacts and sign up for the “VaxFacts” newsletter. VaxFacts will only focus on vaccine distribution in Los Angeles.

Working/Volunteering for CORE CORE is an organization that has been integral to the vaccination efforts. CORE is looking to fill both clinical and non-clinical positions to staff Dodger Stadium, their mobile teams, and support walk-up sites across Los Angeles. If you are able to volunteer or looking for meaningful work, apply for a paid or volunteer position by going to CoreResponse.org/get-involved

“Reaching Los Angeles City Immigrants: Response and Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Webinar

The Los Angeles Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. The webinar will feature LA City leaders to highlight resources, programs, and educational tools that practitioners, advocates, and community leaders can access to help mitigate the impact of the pandemic on our immigrant populations. 

Event Details: 

Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:30 p.m. 
Register Here

To watch The “Reaching Los Angeles City Immigrants: Response and Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic” webinar – tune into: Channel 35 https://civilandhumanrights.lacity.org
facebook.com/LAThisWeek
facebook.com/LACivilRights
https://youtu.be/DmiMGiOVLLI

The Department would  like to hear from service providers on how we can better reach immigrant communities, so that we can help to advance racial, health, and economic equity in our City. Please submit your questions and feedback in advance of the event HERE

Data Literacy Program

DONE is hosting an online Data Literacy Program that aims to share data related resources for Neighborhood Councils and provide training to community members on mapping and data-related tools. Knowing how to use data to understand what’s happening and figuring out solutions are actions that are impactful to address real issues. 

Two different types of learning paths are available and designed according to participants’ computer skills and knowledge of data related concepts. Data 101 will be for any Neighborhood Council member and Data 201 will be for Data Liaisons. More information regarding the Data Literacy Program can be found in the flyer attached. 

You are invited to attend the training on January 28th, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm. 

Registration is available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neighborhood-council-data-liaison-program-intro-session-on-zoom-registration-134455649467 

Mayor Eric Garcetti Supports AB 15

Recently, Mayor Garcetti wrote a letter of support in favor of AB 15. 

AB 15, the Tenant Stabilization Act of 2021, would extend the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 until December 31, 2021. This bill aims to protect rent-burdened tenants from eviction and other financial struggles and prevent millions of Californians from becoming homeless. To read the letter of support for AB 15, please see the letter attached. 

Project Innovation – Grant Opportunity for Non-Profits

Annual Project Innovation / Proyecto Innovation is a competitive grant challenge made possible by Telemundo 52 and NBC4, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation to help sustain nonprofits through these difficult times. 

Charitable groups that help move commuties forward by encouraging a culture of equity and inclusion, creating opportunities for volunteering in community engagement, and providing youth with tools they need to succeed are encouraged to apply and compete for $315,000 in funding from now through February 12. This grant funding will be awarded to a maximum of 12 community organizations.

For eligibility requirements go to either website: Telemundo52.com/proyectoinnovacion in Spanish or in English at NBCLA.com/projectinnovation

Grant winners will be announced in May. Interested nonprofits are also invited to join an informational webinar on January 27 at 10 – 11 a.m. PST to learn more about the application process. Click here to register and for more information, please see the attached flyer.