Please note: Team Hahn is working entirely from home until further notice. All of our field offices are closed to in-person visitors but we are still reachable as usual via:

  1. This website - Visit our Get Help page
  2. Phone - Call 213-974-4444
  3. Email - 4thDistrict@bos.lacounty.gov

Here are some more COVID-related resources you and your family may find helpful:

 

CURRENT CLOSURES/RE-OPENINGS


    GET A TEST


   GET FOOD OR FOOD DELIVERIES

   RESOURCES FOR RENTERS

   CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES

   PARENTS AND KIDS

   SENIORS

 
NONCITIZENS


 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS


  
PEOPLE WHO ARE PREGNANT

  HOW YOU CAN HELP

  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


                              

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  • jose Pineda
    followed this page 2020-07-14 13:33:53 -0700
  • Paul Sharpe
    commented 2020-06-27 09:28:50 -0700
    John Stubbs’ comment is right on. The data shows kids are essentially immune to Covid-19 and aren’t carriers. Also, everyone’s immunity system benefits by doing activities outside.
    Open all parks and beaches now.
  • John Stubbs
    commented 2020-06-27 08:59:27 -0700
    When are we going to open up outdoor playgrounds for children? It is absurd that everything else is open but these are still closed.
  • Leslie Silverman
    commented 2020-06-16 14:30:03 -0700
    Are we considering testing of recovered conavirous patients for antibodiesand following them to determine if any get sick again.
  • Anonymous
    followed this page 2020-06-01 15:12:11 -0700
  • Dana Icaza
    commented 2020-05-31 10:40:29 -0700
    My name is Dana Icaza and I live in Redondo Beach, CA. I am writing to share my concerns with the CDC guidelines for re-opening schools.

    The current guidelines create a very emotionally unsafe environment. Students need the option to return to a normal schedule and activities without the potentially detrimental restrictions. Of course, “normal” should include increased cleaning and implementing regular hand washing practices, which scientifically prove to decrease risk for disease.

    The original estimates stated a death rate of 3.4%. We locked down to flatten the curve to help reduce the possible hospital burden. However, now it seems the goal is to have zero incidences of the virus. Shouldn’t we consider a different benchmark for success?

    In the past few months a clearer picture has evolved. We are now armed with the data needed to make decisions. The total cases per million in the US is currently 5,343, or 0.005%. California is even less at 2,623 cases per million, or 0.003%.

    The CDC estimates a 0.4% case fatality rate for those who are symptomatic. Including asymptomatic cases, which the CDC estimates is 65%, then that means the fatality rate is approximately .26%.

    Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing a mask. There are concerns about restricted breathing and toxic materials in the mask (fiberglass, chemicals, solvents, etc). If worn for hours, masks can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness. Lower blood-oxygen levels can impair a person’s immunity, potentially increasing their risk of contracting infections, including Covid-19.

    Studies have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention. There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses.

    Finally, we need to consider this suggestion on a practical level. Children will have a difficult time keeping their masks on correctly. Facemasks will need to be replaced every time they touch a contaminated hand or surface and whenever they become too damp.

    If a parent chooses to send their child to school with a mask, that is their prerogative, but I don’t believe it should be mandatory for all.

    The current social distancing guidelines suggest that it’s somehow helpful to keep a six-foot space between healthy people, even outdoors. Is there data that shows evidence that social distancing provides more benefit than risk, especially for children?

    The CDC provides no links to any peer-reviewed social distancing studies that bolster its official guidance. Is it necessary for this low risk group? Is this even realistic?

    It is clear that those with better health have better outcomes, whether encountering Covid-19 or any other illness. There is an opportunity to educate our youth on the importance of nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. What an opportunity to empower students to take charge of their health instead of promoting a culture of fear!

    In conclusion, please remember the objective – educating our children in a safe and emotionally secure environment. We will never outrun a Covid-19, or any virus. Waiting for a safe and effective vaccine is a questionable strategy, since scientists have been trying for 30 years to produce a coronavirus vaccine without success.

    These policies will impact a whole generation. Please take action to protect our children’s future.
  • Janae Biers
    commented 2020-05-26 13:37:35 -0700
    Will you please work on opening pools
    for multi family residences (i.e., condos)? I would like to see pools open for physical and mental well-being. It is a great form of exercise and it has already been stated by the CDC that it is safe to be in the pools and outside in sunlight. If social distancing can happen and people can gather in markets and Costco then the same can be done at private pools. Private pools do not nearly have as much traffic. I for example live in a private condo complex with less than 50 units. Not everyone uses the pool and it is a large enough area that people can social distance. We want our pools open!
  • Paige Davis
    followed this page 2020-05-25 18:30:24 -0700
  • Guillermo Quintero
    commented 2020-05-24 16:33:21 -0700
    Sally I totally agree with you and is not a blame game against landlords… if you read my comment is exactly to avoid that renters and landlords get in conflict… I was a landlord for many years and was considerate with my tenants and today I have a good landlord now… BUT the matter is that other districts are getting help to renters and in this 4th district there is none for Renters… at the end that makes a domino effect against landlords because of delay o lack of badly needed rents to pay mortgages or other obligations… And the payments even if delayed must be paid at one time or another…

    We are asking Janice Hahn to find ways to get help Renters since other districts were able to get some help form their Supervisors… why not in our district?
  • Sally Clark
    commented 2020-05-24 12:18:02 -0700
    In response and support of Renters Help…..Please don’t make the landlords take the hit for rents not being paid. Many of them are small business owners, and have worked hard fixing up and maintaining their property/properties to allow housing for the “less fortunate”. Many landlords are seniors using rent to supplement their SSI, which is not barely enough for anyone to live on. All should be treated equal.
  • Guillermo Quintero
    commented 2020-05-23 21:14:49 -0700
    If we try to get any information in your webpage of “Resources for Renters”… it is empty… your site has nothing to provide a guide or any useful information for Renters… take note of this and ask your team to work on that to provide information on this matters… thank you
  • Guillermo Quintero
    commented 2020-05-23 21:10:33 -0700
    Supervisor Janice hahn, I am unemployed because of covid-19 like many many many other citizens in your district and when is time to be in good terms with landlords rent must be paid at one time or another. Other districts like unincorporated areas of Los Angeles and also Distric One and Distric two have already opportunity to apply for a program to help with the rent but not in our district, your district…
    Please we know that there are many challenges now for all of us but without a roof over our heads life can be enven much more difficult…
    The issue is not that a Landlord can not at this time start an eviction process… the issue is AVOID conflicts between all the members of the community, landlords and tenants should not be fighting each other… there is already a lot of stress with the covid-19 to have another reason to be stressed for…

    I am asking you to take action for all tenants in your district to have access to the funds to help with rent payments during this crisis and avoid problems between tenants and landlords… we deserve a quiet enjoyment of the place where we live in with our families…. please we urge you to take also action on this matter best regards
  • Sally Clark
    commented 2020-05-23 11:14:13 -0700
    Yes….open up. Its time.
  • Cathleen Rowland Senogles
    commented 2020-05-22 10:59:29 -0700
    Hi Suprvsr. Hahn – I worked at Housing Authority City of L.A. for many years and for a time worked for one of your relatives, Dweiva Hahn. She was level-headed and was a fair supervisor. You are right. We should open up. Why should Wal Mart and take out food be the only thing going for Memorial Day? Open up your office and wear the masks six feet apart! Open up your district to dine in restaurants six feet apart! Look at Atlanta and Miami, they are open and thriving. I want to go to Mass on Sunday. What’s wrong with the socialist democratic party taking over our rights to dine in restaurants and going to a boutique and getting our nails done. Get with the program and reopen!
  • Sally Clark
    commented 2020-05-21 16:18:00 -0700
    Yes, it’s time to open everything….with the condition of “extra” daily cleanings & sanitizing. Release restrictions for more outside dining. It’s ridiculous to still have beaches closes, including beach parking lots. Let people out of lockdown…..at their own risk. People should be fine wearing a mask to shop inside. Start making people responsible for contracting the virus. We need more rapid tests! easily accessible to everyone. They should be done at every pharmacy in the country. Enforce paid sick leave…..sick people will stay home, or else a fine. Employers should be responsible for monitoring. It’s time to get back to living and shopping and eating out. Restaurants should use single use disinfecting wipes….not dirty towels. How about spraying Lysol throughout establishments? How about spraying Lysol or a “Microban” 24 hr protectant, while street sweeping. Has anyone passed out wipes to the homeless? Round them up, lock them up. It’s time.
  • Paul Sharpe
    commented 2020-05-21 12:49:13 -0700
    At this time, as opposed to March and April, there is a huge non-discussion about the data showing kids are either asymptomatic or not having serious symptoms. Here in Long Beach, population 470,00, we have 65 deaths but zero deaths of anyone less than 40, and all deaths had comorbidities. Also not being discussed is the unusual increase in deaths due to suicides. The increased alcoholism and domestic violence, and child abuse(which scars a child for life) doesn’t get considered as an urgent factor when considering balancing continuous lock down versus risking opening back up immediately.
    At this time, there are hundreds of doctors suggesting the lock down is costing more lives than the virus. End the lock downs now.
  • Lisa McDaniel
    commented 2020-05-21 12:00:39 -0700
    One aspect of this reopening that has not been addressed by the state or local entities is the youth sports. How will the sports be expected to get back business? Indoor sports like volleyball and basketball, what will be expected of them going forward since most of the youth sports rent the courts from local cities and recreation centers. What will be the protocal that will need to be in place for the facility and the sports teams?
  • Paul Sharpe
    commented 2020-05-18 12:19:50 -0700
    I agree/like the reactions from Eric Castano, AA, and George Gulalo. in addition, evidence is showing children are not being affected, so let’s get the schools open.
  • Eric Castano
    commented 2020-05-15 19:55:11 -0700
    One rule to consider when planning is “never fall in love with your plan.” While taking action based upon the worst case scenario predictions of Covid-19 might have been understandable three months ago, making a shutdown sound necessary, we are clearly seeing this has not become a worst case scenario. It is time to see it for what it is, a flu that affects a very specific risk group. The BOS should adjust fire and get us back to work. Firing Dr. Ferrer is a good start, as she seems locked into her doomsday plan.
  • A A
    commented 2020-05-13 11:52:33 -0700
    Please consider landlords, you can’t pass on the burden of lost of incone to landlords. This is not fair. Landlords depend on that income to live also. If you really want to help tenants, pay for their rent. Landlords will probably never see that money again and we cant do anything just sit and watch how tenants are taking advantage of the situation, because they dont even have to provide proof. I can’t even believe how you guys came up with this. Its just so wrong!!
  • George Gulalo
    commented 2020-05-13 11:13:00 -0700
    Topic: The Continued Limits on our Physical and Economic Freedoms is Devastating
    • My family is living the horrors of the lock-down.
    • My wife and I have had to subsidize from our retirement savings my two grown sons, each with children.
    • Our in-laws will lose their restaurant business, Tower Pizza, our local ‘Cheers’, if the lock-down continues even for just 2 more weeks. They are steps from your office. During this time they have provided free pizzas to local first responders.
    • It is the small guy who will be hurt most, many irreparably, if you continue these draconian policies.
  • David Orthner
    commented 2020-04-28 16:15:41 -0700
    While the Stay at Home Executive Order may have saved lives, it now is devastating our economy and will potentially harm (including deaths) to an even deeper level than CV-19 has or ever will. We need you and the other Supervisors to lift these restrictions, allow businesses to re-open and treat all of your constituents as real human beings! Most of us will follow all reasonable guidelines, including wearing a mask. I read every day how our tax dollars are being spent on building surge capacity and purchase PPE, there is no surge, never was and real scientific data says there won’t be a surge. The current 4/6 step plan is not really a plan at all, it does not have a timeline (every plan in order to succeed requires a timeline), it does not have reasonable objectives, nor does it hold the county accountable.
  • Vivian Echon
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