Culver City Citywide Coronavirus Update – March 17, 2020 – Senior Meals, Parking Enforcement

The City of Culver City continues to cooperate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County. This important email update is being sent to all City email subscribers to ensure the community is notified.

Parking Enforcement Changes

The City will have relaxed parking enforcement through April 1, 2020.

Relaxed Enforcement includes:

Relaxed enforcement of street sweeping restrictions in residential areas
Relaxed enforcement around closed schools
Moratorium on ticketing and towing for abandoned vehicles and oversize vehicle overnight parking fines
Freeze on parking fine increases for the next 60 days
Extended grace period for people dropping off or picking up groceries and goods
Immediate extension on all deadlines for payment due until June 1
The relaxed enforcement will be in place until April 1, 2020 and is subject to extension. Enforcement will be maintained on operations that prioritize health, safety, and emergency access — including colored curbs, peak-hour restrictions, and residential permit parking. It will also continue at metered spaces to encourage parking turnover for businesses and restaurants relying on takeout and deliveries.

For questions, please call Lieutenant Brandon Vanscoy at 310-253-6251.

Senior Meals Update

Per the directive of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, “older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals” at Congregate Meal sites. Due to this new guideline, the Culver City Senior Center has adapted its meal service for existing registered nutrition program patrons, who are over 65 years old:

For registered Congregate Nutrition Meal patrons under the age of 65 and those who are 65+, who have a family member, friend, neighbor or caregiver under the age of 65 who can pick-up the meal, please use our drive up service located in the Senior Center parking lot Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
For registered nutrition patrons ages 65+ who do not have anyone to pick up their meals, the City will deliver frozen meals on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 AM and 2 PM.
Existing Home Delivered Meal clients will continue to be served on Mondays and Wednesdays.
All meals are frozen, with two meals provided on Mondays and three meals provided on Wednesdays.
If you have a neighbor or family member who is a Culver City resident age 65+ and you concerned about their ability to get food, please send an email to [email protected]
If you live outside of Culver City and are looking for resources regarding senior meals, please review this map with detailed plans for meal sites throughout LA County. You may also call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance.

Culver CityBus

At this time, no reductions or changes in service are planned. The most updated information about Culver CityBus Service can be found on the new app, Next CCBus or at nextccbus.com. Any future reduction or change in service will be updated real-time in the app.

Resources for Small Businesses

The City recognizes that small businesses are vital to our community and we are actively monitoring programs and resources available through the federal, state and county governments to assist small business and employers navigate this economic disruption. We will continue to update this information as more details regarding the federal economic stimulus plan are rolled out.

In the meantime, please find some helpful resources for your consideration:

Centers for Disease Control

Resources for Businesses and Employers

State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)

Resources for workers and businesses affected by COVID19

Small Business Administration Diaster Loan Assistance

1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail [email protected]

Be Aware of Scammers and Profiteers

Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs want you to be aware that scammers are are taking advantage of fears surrounding coronavirus. They’re setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information. They are forging emails mentioning the outbreak that appear to be from business partners or public institutions to try to get users to open the messages, unleashing malware. Visit the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs website for more information about scams and what you can do to avoid them.

Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs also wants you to be aware of profiteers. During an emergency, there are sometimes people who exploit others by increasing prices on much-needed goods. Price gouging is the act of a business or individual raising prices of needed products and services over 10% during a declared emergency and it is illegal. If you believe that you have been a victim of price gouging or you suspect a business is price gouging, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222.

Red Cross Severe Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood, platelets or AB Elite plasma.

What should I do if I have symptoms and think I may have been exposed to novel coronavirus?

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:

Most people with respiratory infections like colds, the flu, and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will have mild illness and can get better with appropriate home care and without the need to see a provider. People who are elderly, pregnant, or have a weak immune system, or other medical problems, are at higher risk of more serious illness or complications. The County recommends that you monitor your symptoms closely and seek medical care early if your symptoms worsen.

If you are having difficulty breathing or keeping fluids down, go to an emergency room or call 911. Otherwise, it is better to call your doctor before going in to seek care.

You should also call a doctor if you have had close contact with a person who has COVID-19.

Where can I get more information?

Get the latest updates about the City of Culver City’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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