COVID-19 RESOURCES

ACHSA will continue to share any relevant updates regarding the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) via this webpage.  Please feel free to reach out to the ACHSA staff with any questions. 

Last Updated: June 4th, 2020

Health Information

The State of California has launched a centralized COVID-19 Response Website with information on public health orders and services available to residents.

All Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates can be founhere, including instructions on how to sign up for email updates.

All California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updates can be found here, and CDPH guidance documents are now being housed here.

LA County DPH webpage on the Coronavirus and resources (available in multiple languages including Spanish).

L.A. is offering free COVID-19 testing to all residents. While priority will still be given to those with symptoms, individuals without symptoms can also be tested. 

L.A. DPH Roadmap to Recovery – A Phased Approach to Reopening Los Angeles Safely

LAC+USC VIP HUB’s Dedicated Line for Questions regarding COVID-19: (323) 409‐3090.

Guidance for Child Welfare Providers

CCL Guidance

CCL has established a dedicated email address for COVID-19 related inquiries: CCLCOVID-19INFO@dss.ca.gov.  To stay informed on the latest information regarding COVID-19, please view this page on the CCL Division homepage.

DCFS Guidance

Guidance for Mental Health Providers

DMH Guidance

State and Federal Guidance

Guidance for Probation Providers

  • (3/30/20) Probation PHN Case Tracking System – If Probation provider staff discover a youth who is newly diagnosed (tested positive), has had possible exposure to COVID 19, or is exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please immediately e-mail the agency’s assigned PHN (see attached roster) and copy the rest of PHN team (Cynthia, Angela, Chalee, Esther, Shelly, and Tracy). Please report this information and any updates to information you have previously provided daily by 11a.m. 
  • (3/17/20) Telephone Interviews for Youth In Juvenile Hall – At this time, providers should only be going to Juvenile Hall if they are picking up a youth. When picking up a youth, Placement staff are advised to check in and then wait at their cars for the youth to be ready.
    • Telephone interviews should be conducted instead of in-person visits.  Arrangements need to be made to conduct interviews and assessments of youth, by telephone. Please call Movement & Control first as follows for Barry J Nidorf (BJNJH) at 818-364-2011 and Central (CJH) at 323-226-8611.  
    • Provide youth’s name, PDJ, and DOB, and they will direct you to the youth’s living unit so the call can be conducted.  Please ask for the youth to be able to talk in private, if possible.  If a youth must be interviewed in person, please contact Probation Department to assist in facilitating this visit. 
  • (3/13/20) Suspending Visitation at Probation Residential Treatment Facilities  
  • (3/12/20) Los Angeles County Probation Child Welfare sent the attached email asking Providers to implement Prevention and Community Measures. 

State and Local Orders Related to COVID-19

Public Health Guidance on Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
Guidance from the Los Angeles County DPH:

Courts

  • (4/6/20) The Judicial Council of California passed Emergency Rule 6(c)(7) regarding court-ordered visitation. It states that, during the state of emergency, previously authorized visitation must continue and the CSW is to determine the manner of visitation on a case-by-case basis, balancing the public health directives, best interest of the child, and whether in-person visitation may continue to be held safely. If DCFS changes the manner of visitation, it must notify the child and parent attorneys within 5 court days of the change.
  • (3/17/20) The Superior Court of California Los Angeles released an emergency order suspending all civil and criminal trials through April 16th, and closing courtrooms for judicial business, except for a number of time-sensitive, essential services.
  • (3/17/20) Dependency Court is closed to the public for the next three days (March 17, 18, 19). All cases including Arraignment/Detention hearings are postponed. Every LA Superior Court Courthouse will be closed to the public. LA Superior Court will resume limited operations on Friday, March 20, 2020, handling Arraignment/Detentions and emergency matters only.

Resources for Transition Age Youth (TAY)

School and Education

  • LAUSD Resources:
    • (3/13/20) LAUSD announced that it will close all Los Angeles Unified public schools for two weeks starting Monday, March 16th.  Starting on Wednesday March 18th, LAUSD plans to provide Grab & Go Food Centers for meals.
    • For additional information on LAUSD resources, click here.
    • (4/2/20) LAUSD has created two hotlines to assist LAUSD students, teachers, and families: 
      • A mental health hotline, 213-241-3840, will be staffed by counselors and mental health professionals to provide support to students and families.  The line will be available weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in English and Spanish.
      • A general COVID-19 hotline is available at 213-443-1300 to help answer questions families may have about school operations, technology and other student-related matters.
  • To see a full list of California K-12 schools that have closed for in-person instruction, please click here.
  • (3/13/20) Los Angeles County Office of Education releases guidance recommending that all schools in L.A. County close effective March 16th – 27th.
  • California Youth Connection (CYC)  compilation of resources for foster youth impacted by campus closures:
    • Comcast and Spectrum are offering free Wi-Fi to households with students.
    • iFoster is distributing laptops to campus programs and organizations working with foster youth impacted by classes going online. Campus programs and organizations interested in accessing this resource should complete this FORM.
  • Free Educational Resources from PBS SoCal – Los Angeles Unified, PBS SoCal | KCET, and KLCS-TV have partnered to provide free supplemental educational resources to help your family support learning during the school closures.
  • Free At-Home Learning for Pre-K through 12
  • Getting Internet Access: Available Plans
  • (3/19/20) Together We Rise is helping displaced college foster youth with supplement support to ensure they have groceries, utilities, housing, and access to medical assistance.  Please click here to donate or apply for assistance. As well, Together We Rise has verified that all University of California (UCs), California State Universities (CSUs), and Community Colleges dorms will remain open for foster youth and that those youth have not been asked to leave; it is currently working on contacting the out of state colleges and universities. 
  • Webinars for Early Childhood Educators on Managing Infectious Disease
  • 4 Ways to Keep Foster Youth on Track for Fall College Enrollment 

Resources for Undocumented Individuals

HIPAA-Compliant Video and Web Conferencing Options and Enforcement Updates

General Resources for Mental Health 

Resources for Businesses/Employers

PPE Resources