Supervisors Hahn, Kuehl Propose Sending Vote-by-Mail Ballots to Every LA County Voter

Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl have proposed sending a Vote-by-Mail ballot to all eligible LA County voters for the general election this November amid the ongoing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn who authored the motion. “We don’t know what challenges we will be facing in this pandemic this November, but by sending every voter a mail-in-ballot we can ensure that everyone can cast their ballot safely, no matter what the future holds.”

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LA County Opening New Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site in Whittier

San Pedro, CA — Today, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that the County will operate a new drive-up COVID-19 testing site starting Monday, April 20 at PIH Health Whittier Hospital .  Any resident of Los Angeles County who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is eligible for testing and can make an appointment through the website.  

“LA County is partnering with PIH Health to open a new drive-up COVID-19 testing site at their hospital in Whittier,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Expanding our testing capacity and ensuring residents have easy access to testing is helping us understand the spread of this virus and will be critical to easing restrictions when that time comes. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you can make an appointment online for this new site in Whittier or at any of the dozens of testing sites established across LA County.”

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Supervisor Hahn Appoints Ray Pizarro to Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities

San Pedro, CA  – Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has appointed Ray Pizarro to serve on the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities. Mr. Pizarro is a Peer Educator at the Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, where he has served as a member of the Patient Advisory Council for the past 6 years. He is also the Founder of the PUSHRIM Foundation, an organization that assists individuals with spinal cord injury and mobility impairments in improving their quality of life.

“Ray Pizarro has been a lifelong advocate for individuals with disabilities and has dedicated his career to making sure they know their rights,” said Supervisor Hahn. “His work helping these individuals navigate legal issues, advocate for themselves, and improve their quality of life is informed by his own experiences as an individual with a spinal cord injury. I am proud to appoint him to serve this Commission and know he will do good work.”

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LA County Opening New Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site in Bellflower



San Pedro, CA — 
Today, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that the County will operate a new drive-up COVID-19 testing site starting Wednesday April 15 in the City of Bellflower.  Any resident of Los Angeles County who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is eligible for testing and can make an appointment through the website.  

“This new drive-up site in Bellflower will improve access to testing for residents in southeast LA County and give us a better understanding of the spread of this virus in these communities,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I want to thank Mayor Juan Garza for his leadership as well as the southeast city leaders who have been advocating for a local testing site and helped us get it done.  If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you can make an appointment online for this new site in Bellflower or at any of the 27 testing sites established across LA County.”

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LA County to Create Emergency Rent Assistance Program Amid COVID-19 Crisis



San Pedro, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis to create an Emergency Rent Assistance Program during the COVID-19 crisis.  When it is created, the program could provide up to $1000 per month for three months to renters who have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As we fight the spread of this virus and do everything we can to save lives, this crisis has devastated families who were already living on the brink of poverty,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “The eviction moratorium we have in place has provided some relief, but many families are going to struggle to pay back the rent they owe after this crisis is over. Rent assistance will help keep people in their homes and lessen some of the long-term economic damage this pandemic will have on families.”

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Supervisors Hahn, Solis, Propose Countywide Emergency Rent Assistance Program

San Pedro, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis have proposed creating an Emergency Rent Assistance Program during the COVID-19 crisis. The program would provide up to $1000 per month for three months to renters who have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As we fight the spread of this virus and do everything we can to save lives, this crisis has devastated families who were already living on the brink of poverty,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “The eviction moratorium we have in place has provided some relief, but many families are going to struggle to pay back the rent they owe after this crisis is over. A Countywide rent assistance program would help keep people in their homes and lessen some of the long-term economic damage this pandemic will have on families.”

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New Public Health Guidelines Allow Restaurants to Sell Groceries via Delivery, Takeout, Curbside Pick-up


Supervisor Hahn directed these guidelines be issued after restaurants-turned-markets were shut down by the Public Health Department


San Pedro, CA 
— Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released new guidelines allowing restaurants in LA County to sell groceries as part of their delivery, take-out, and curbside delivery services. Supervisor Janice Hahn and the Board of Supervisors directed the Department of Public Health to issue these guidelines after several restaurants that had reinvented themselves as markets during the COVID-19 crisis had been shut down for operating without a grocery license.

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Hahn Wants New Public Health Guidelines to Help Restaurants Sell Produce, Unprepared Food

San Pedro, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn directed the LA County Department of Public Health to issue new guidelines that will allow restaurants to sell unprepared food and operate safely during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Under the “Safer at Home” Public Health Order, restaurants in LA County have been ordered to stop all dine-in operations to slow the spread of COVID-19.  While restaurants can deliver food or do take out, many restaurants have opened their doors as pop-up markets as a way to keep their businesses operating and meet the needs of local residents. However, this week the LA County Department of Public Health has ordered many of these pop-up markets operating in restaurants to close, because they do not have permits under state law to operate as grocery stores.

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Supervisor Hahn Says LA County Beaches Will Close Temporarily



San Pedro, CA — In an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Los Angeles County will immediately close all beaches to the public, says Supervisor Janice Hahn.  An official announcement will be made this afternoon.

“The crowds we saw at our beaches last weekend were unacceptable,” said Supervisor Hahn. “In order to save lives, beaches in LA County will be temporarily closed. I understand that this is a huge sacrifice for everyone who enjoys going to our beaches. But we cannot risk another sunny weekend with crowds at the beach spreading this virus. This closure is temporary and we can always reopen these beaches when it is safe to do so.”

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Supervisor Hahn Urges Everyone to Comply With “Safer At Home” Public Health Order


San Pedro, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is urging all residents to follow the new “Safer at Home” Public Health Order going into effect tonight at 11:59pm.   New “Safer at Home” requirements include prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people, closing all nonessential retail stores, closing indoor shopping malls, closing all playgrounds, among other measures aimed at enhancing social distancing and slowing the spread of COVID-19.

“I want to thank all of the LA County residents who have been cooperating with the public health orders that have been in effect this week,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This latest order enforces a simple fact: with this disease spreading, you are safer at home.  Everyone can still get the food and supplies they need – but by staying at home right now, you are not only keeping yourself as safe as possible, you are helping make it safer for the grocery store workers, healthcare workers, first responders, and transit workers we are depending on to be in public.”

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