City Update on Coronavirus Week of April 13, 2020
From the Offices of John Nachbar, City Manager and Emergency Services Manager
April 16, 2020
"Safer at Home" Extended Through May 15, 2020
On April 11, 2020 the City Manager of the City of Culver City issued the Seventh Supplement to the "Safer at Home' order that extends the emergency order through May 15, 2020, in accordance with Los Angeles County Public Health guidance. All residents are required to stay inside their homes unless they are engaged in certain "essential activities" (such as grocery shopping or medical appointments). Adults over the age of 65 and people with serious chronic medical conditions have a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 and should consider ways of getting food and other essential items brought to their doorstep through family, neighbors or delivery services (See 'Do You Need a Volunteer?' for a potential solution).
Face Coverings for Workers and Customers are Required
As of April 11, 2020, workers and customers must wear face coverings (such as a bandana, scarf, or other cloth face covering) over their noses and mouths when working at or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, and all other types of essential businesses in Culver City and throughout Los Angeles County. The City of Culver City asks residents to please wear a clean cloth face covering at all times. Face coverings are not a substitute for our most powerful tools to slow the spread of COVID-19: staying home and practicing physical distancing – staying six feet away from all people – at all times. However, face coverings can:
• Help prevent you from infecting others and
• Help save medical masks for healthcare workers or other essential workers who take care of people who are sick - or may be in contact with people who may be sick
New Free Critical Delivery Service for Older Adults
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), with the support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced a free delivery program for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Qualifying Culver City residents can take advantage of this Countywide program that will deliver groceries, household items, and other vital necessities to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost to you. No application process is required; however, items must be prepaid and ready for pickup. Deliveries may be scheduled by calling (888) 863-7411 between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday. You may utilize this service up to four times or 40 miles worth of deliveries per month, whichever comes first.
Do You Need a Volunteer?
If you or someone you know has a non-emergency, non-medical need related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and you would like assistance from a volunteer, please email the City at Coronavirus@CulverCity.org or call the City's coronavirus Hotline at (310) 253-6890 (7:30 AM to 5:30 PM). If you email or leave a message at the Hotline after hours, please include your name, address, phone number, email address and your need. In an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
"Senior Center at Home"
Parks, Recreation and Community Services has created a "Senior Center at Home," which is currently available online at CulverCity.org/SeniorCenterAtHome. The resource includes creative writing projects, health & wellness tips, at-home exercises, coronavirus scam information, online exercise classes and more.
Culver City Senior Center closed, but Senior Nutrition Program Operating
For registered Congregate Nutrition Meal patrons who can have a family member, friend, neighbor or caregiver under the age of 60 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 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. For more information about the programs offered to older adults, please call (310) 253-6700.