COMING TOGETHER IN A

TIME OF EMERGENCY

Our team has compiled important information and resources to help you navigate these difficult and trying times. The best advice we can give is not to panic and stay informed. We are all in this together, and by working together and following these safety protocols, we will get through this together.

What You Need to Know

Important information for the City of Los Angeles during COVID-19 emergency.

Please stay at home to avoid any potential spreading of the disease.

All schools, restaurants, bars, and gyms are closed in the City of Los Angeles.

No landlord shall evict a residential tenant in the City of Los Angeles during this local emergency period if the tenant is unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

No utilities will be shut off in the City of Los Angeles during this local emergency period. City officials have stated the water is safe to drink.

Under the city’s order, following activities ARE PERMITTED:

  • Going to the grocery store
  • Going to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Going to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
  • Talking a walk, riding your bike, and being in nature for exercise – just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community
  • Walking your pets and taking them to the veterinarian if necessary
  • Helping someone to get necessary supplies

These activities are NOT PERMITTED:

  • Going to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order
  • Visiting friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintaining less than 6 feet distance from others when you go out, as possible
  • Traveling to or from a job outside the City, unless to perform essential activities
  • Traveling to or from a vacation home outside the City
  • Visiting loved one in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facilities

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH

  • Free Internet Access: Spectrum is providing free internet access to household with students K-12 and college students for 60 days.
    Call to enroll 844.488.8395
  • Free Storage: UHAUL is offering free storage for a month to help college students impacts by COVID-19. Students will need to show a student ID.
  • For those in need of help, please email: youth@asenseofhome.org

Follow @C19HelpSquad:



They are building a team to help people, families, & businesses in need. Follow & commit to helping at least one person in need.

HIRING ALERT

Click to apply.

Stay Involved

How you can help others during a time of social distancing.

Prepare welcome baskets, kits, and art for homes

Sponsor a home once the emergency passes

Want to learn other ways you can help? Email home@asenseofhome.org

Donate and help ASOH meet the epic demand once the emergency passes

How Can I Protect Myself?

A healthy body with a robust immune system is the best defense against all illness including coronavirus.

Social Distancing
Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Stay at home and when you must venture out, stay 6 feet away from other people.

If you feel you need to isolate or have someone in your home who is sick, please see the guidelines from LA County Health Department:
publichealth.lacounty.gov/COVHomeCare.pdf

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes the following recommendations:

  • Maintain social distancing and avoid directly shaking
 hands with people.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
 or use alcohol hand gels.
  • Avoid touching your eyes and face unless your hands are clean.
  • Frequently clean common surfaces including door nobs, light switches gas pumps, mailboxes, gym equipment, etc. with
 disinfectant wipes or sprays.
  • If you are not feeling well or are in a high-risk category, please
 stay home as much as possible.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you sneeze or cough,
 and immediately dispose of the tissue. The droplets carry the virus.

Other Recommendations:
The virus does not survive in hot temperatures. Drinking hot liquids, using a sauna or steam can help prevent the spread of the virus.

If you have a runny nose without a fever, you might just have a cold. Don’t panic. But if symptoms worsen, seek medical help.

The virus can survive on clothing for 6-12 hours. Wash with hot water and laundry detergent. Bleach or Oxy-clean may be added but aren’t necessary.

The virus will survive on metal surfaces for 12 hours, so keep any metal surfaces clean with an anti-viral, antibacterial solution, bleach, or alcohol.

Gargle and do a nasal rinse with salt water to clear any bacteria or viruses from your nasopharynx and throat.

Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.

Any supplements that help support
your
 immune system are good, such as:

Vitamin D 5000 IU, take daily
Vitamin C, dosage depends on your tolerance
Zinc
Colloidal Silver 30ppm

Note: Although there is no data that Colloidal Silver will help, it does have a history of antiviral activity and can be used as a spray for throat and mouth.

  • Social Distancing
    Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Stay at home and when you must venture out, stay 6 feet away from other people.If you feel you need to isolate or have someone in your home who is sick, please see the guidelines from LA County Health Department:
    publichealth.lacounty.gov/COVHomeCare.pdf
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes the following recommendations:
  • Maintain social distancing and avoid directly shaking
 hands with people.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
 or use alcohol hand gels.
  • Avoid touching your eyes and face unless your hands are clean.
  • Frequently clean common surfaces including door nobs, light switches gas pumps, mailboxes, gym equipment, etc. with
 disinfectant wipes or sprays.
  • If you are not feeling well or are in a high-risk category, please
 stay home as much as possible.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you sneeze or cough,
 and immediately dispose of the tissue. The droplets carry the virus.
  • Other Recommendations:
    The virus does not survive in hot temperatures. Drinking hot liquids, using a sauna or steam can help prevent the spread of the virus.
    If you have a runny nose without a fever, you might just have a cold. Don’t panic. But if symptoms worsen, seek medical help.
    The virus can survive on clothing for 6-12 hours. Wash with hot water and laundry detergent. Bleach or Oxy-clean may be added but aren’t necessary.The virus will survive on metal surfaces for 12 hours, so keep any metal surfaces clean with an anti-viral, antibacterial solution, bleach, or alcohol.Gargle and do a nasal rinse with salt water to clear any bacteria or viruses from your nasopharynx and throat.Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.Any supplements that help support
    your
 immune system are good, such as:

    Vitamin D 5000 IU, take daily
    Vitamin C, dosage depends on your tolerance
    Zinc
    Immune Mushrooms
    Andrographis
    Elderberry
    Bee Propolis
    Colloidal Silver 30ppm
    Note: Although there is no data that Colloidal Silver will help, it does have a history of antiviral activity and can be used as a spray for throat and mouth.

The Facts

What is COVID-19?
The COVID-19 viral pandemic is caused by a type of RNA virus called a coronavirus. The name comes from the appearance of a halo or corona surrounding virus particles when viewed through an electron microscope. An RNA virus, as the name implies, has RNA rather than DNA as its genetic material. RNA viruses commonly cause respiratory infections like colds and the flu. The COVID-19 coronavirus is similar in many ways to the influenza virus, causing fever, cough and muscle weakness, but it has a much higher complication rate including pneumonia and respiratory distress, which if not treated, can be fatal. Currently, there is no specific treatment nor is there a vaccine, but the research is promising. Some existing antiviral treatments may be effective and are being looked into, but nothing is proven as of yet.

How Does The Virus Infect People?
The virus is spread person to person directly through virus particles expelled into the air from say a cough, or indirectly through contact with viral particles that have previously landed on surfaces, clothing or objects like a doorknob handled by someone infected with the virus. A person is considered contagious 24 hours before symptoms appear, and until 48 hours after they cease. Once infected, the incubation period is anywhere from 2-14 days. Although one may not be contagious until just before they experience symptoms, if you’ve had contact with someone who has tested positive, it is recommended to closely monitor symptoms, self-quarantine and/or get tested if symptoms appear.

The initial symptoms for the coronavirus resemble the flu: high fever (>101) and a dry cough, often accompanied by sore throat and headache. Stuffy nose and sneezing, which commonly accompany colds and seasonal allergies, are generally not present and can be used to differentiate the conditions. If shortness of breath or worsening breathing problems develop, this could be a sign that the virus is getting worse and would be a reason to seek immediate medical care.

How Serious is This? Who Should Worry?
The emergence of the virus into our society has sparked a great deal of fear since so much is unknown. We do know that the virus spreads about twice as fast as the flu but not nearly as fast as the measles or other childhood illnesses. According to the WHO, approximately 85% of cases will be relatively mild and will not require hospital care. However, as many as 10-15% of people who catch this illness will progress to pneumonia and need to be hospitalized. Those most at risk are older individuals (>60 y/o), especially those with a history of lung problems like COPD or asthma, smokers, and those with concurrent medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. Individuals who are taking medications that affect the immune system like biologics, prednisone or many anti-cancer treatments are also at risk. Individuals less than 50 years of age who are non-smokers and generally in good health have a very low risk of developing life-threatening complications. The virus does not specifically target young children or infants, but they are not immune and should be closely monitored for symptoms.

Covid 19 Resources - A Sense of Home