Update from Senator Wilk 3/22/20
Below is the link to the new updated information from the state regarding the rules on the COVID-19 quarantine. It includes a new “Frequently Asked Questions” section and expansion and clarification of essential businesses that can remain open.
Last Monday the Legislature appropriated $1.1 billion to fight the virus. A portion of that is supposed to go to economic relief for small business, but I have seen/heard of no plan at this time. Being the Governor has already blown through the first $150 million just to address the homeless issue, I’m not sure how much will be left for small business.
The federal government is in the final stages of negotiating their economic relief bill and it’s expected to be passed and signed on Monday. There will be direct support to businesses and workers in that legislation.
If your business has a way to help fight the virus, please let me know. I had three businesses reach out to me this week about how they can help. I spoke with the Governor on Thursday and he asked me to send him the contact information on those companies.
Last night I received an email with embargoed information regarding upcoming executive orders Governor Newsom will be issuing. None of them are alarming, except it leads me to believe we might be in this current situation longer than any of us would hope to be.
Although we are not in our offices, my staff and I continue to work and are available to help if you have questions. My personal cell is (661) 713-4794.
Safer at Home Order- Issued 3/21/2020
COVID-19 Update from Mayor Parris 3/20/2020
Please Consult the Following Links for More Information (From the Community Leaders Meeting, updated 3/19/20)
PALMDALE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
STILL NOT AT BED CAPAPCITY
LIMITING MEMBERS TO ONE ENTRY POINT
NO VISITORS W/ EXCEPTION OF ONE SUPPORT MEMBER FOR ASSISTANCE ALLOWED FOR DISABLED (PEDIATRIC)
TRYING TO MANAGE WHATEVER CAN BE BY PHONE TO LIMIT EXPOSURE
REPORTING – NO NEW OUTBREAK OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
HIGH VISIBILITY PATROLS
OUTREACH TO SENIORS
NO APPTS AT OFFICE
CAR SEAT PROGRAM BY APPOINTEMT ONLY
EXPLORERS AND SENIOR VOLUNTEERS SUSPENDED
LA COUNTY FIRE
STATIONS CLOSED TO PUBLIC, OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Emergency Operations Center is operating and staffed locally
APRU ADVANCED PROVIDER RESPONSE UNIT – OUT OF SERVICE. (NOW FACE TIMING)
SENATOR SCOTT WILK AND ASSEMBLYMAN TOM LACKEY-
OFFICES OPEN WITH STAFF AVIALBLE TO HELP NAVIGATE STATE AGENCIES
UNEMPLOYMENT – 7 DAY WAITING PERIOD WAIVED
COUNTY SUPERVISOR BARGER’S OFFICE
(NOTE: INFO RECEIVED PRIOR TO “SAFER AT HOME” PUBLIC RELEASE)
COUNTY FACILITIES CLOSED FOR PUBLIC ACCESS BUT AVAILABLE BY PHONE
COUNTY LIBRARY AND ALL PARKS OFFICES CLOSED
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER DECLARED ONLY TO-GO AND DELIVERY IN RESTAURANTS
NO GATHERS OF OVER 50 IN ANY CASE (HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 10), VIOLATIONS OF THIS ORDER ARE CONSIDERED MISDEMEANORS
UPDATE TO BE MADE FROM COUNTY/CITY 3/19 AT 5:30 ON GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL
CITY OF PALMDALE
OFFICE VISIT APPOINTMENT ONLY, ENCOURAGING USE OF ONLINE RESOURSES.
LAUNCHED “TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT” CAMPAIGN
FREE USE OF “LIVE HEALTH” ONLINE FOR PALMDALE EMPLOYEES AND FAMILY MEMBERS
DRIVE-UP/PICK UP FOR FOOD AVAILABE AT SAVES AND LEGACY COMMONS
EMPLOYEES OF HEALTH CARE AND PUBLIC SAFETY OFFERED FREE DAY CARE AT MARIE KERR PARK
STREAMLINING BUSINESS RESOURCES AND CORONA VIRUS INFO AT WEBSITE
CITY OF LANCASTER
WORKING WITH SHERRIF, FIRE DEPT. , SALVATION ARMY TO CONSTRUCT A FIELD HOSPITAL AT FAIRGROUNDS THAT WILL HAVE 800 BED CAPACITY
CHILDCARE BEING OFFERED FOR HOSPITAL AND CITY STAFF
WORKING WITH MEALS ON WHEELS OUT OF SANTA CLARITA TO PROVIDE HOT MEALS ONCE A DAY
PALMDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
FEEDING CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER THROUGH APRIL 3RD
FOOD TRUCK AT MCADAMS PARK AND 7 SCHOOLS SITES, LIMITING EXPOSURE BY NOT GIVING BREAKFAST STARTING MONDAY
WILL SERVE HOT LUNCH AND THE NEXT DAY’S BREAKFAST AT THE SAME TIME
CURRENTLY PROVDING 3000 MEALS A DAY
PALMADLE AEROSPACE ACCADEMY
REFER TO INFO @ PALMDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
WESTSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT
OFFICES ARE CLOSED
MAY REOPEN TO SOME OFFICE PERSONEL NEXT WEEK TO FACILITATE ONLINE COMMUNITY
SERVING BREAKFAST/LUNCH WITH GRAB AND GO BAGS
AV UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
ALL HIGHSCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH 4/3
DRIVE UP LUNCHES AND TAKE HOM BREAKFAST FOR NEXT DAY BEING PROVIDED TO ANYONE UNDER 18, ALL THIS WEEK AND THROUGH THE NEXT TWO WEEKS
CURRENTLY EXAMINING EDUCAITONAL OPTIONS
LANCASTER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE
ALL CLOSED THROUGH 4/13
ONLINE WORK ONLY THIS WEEK TO CONTINUE 2 WEEKS AFTER SPRING BREAK
STAFF SCHEDULED TO RETURN 4/6
CLOSED NEXT WEEK
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE
DESIGNATED HEATH CONDITION BRAVO
RESTRICTED ACCESS TO MANY FACIITIES ON BASE
AT LEVEL 3 STAFFING (MINIMAL)
MANDATORY WORK-FROM-HOME UNLESS MISSION ESSENTIAL
AIRCRAFT SUPPORT OUT OF LOCKHEED AND PLANT 42
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR FOR SCIENCE AIRCRAFT
INFO AVAILABLE @ NASAPEOPLE.NASA.GOV
ADDITIONAL CLEANING CREW/S BROUGHT IN SO THAT BUSSES MAY BEING WIPED DOWN COMPLETELY THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THEY COME THROUGH THE TRANSPORTATION CENTER
MAXIMUM PASSNEGER LOAD HAS BEEN REDUCED ON ALL BUSSES TO 50% CAPACITY IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
LA COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
SHELTERS ARE CLOSED TO PUBLIC , ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
OFFICERS AND KENNEL ATTENDANTS AVAILABLE FOR EMERGENCY CALLS AND ANIMAL CARE
PALMDALE WATER DISTRICT
IMPLEMENTING MITIGATION STRATEGY
LIMITTING ACCESS TO LOBBY
ENCOURAGING CUSTOMERS TO PAY BY PHONE OR ONLINE
NEWSLETTER GOING OUT TO COMMUNITY LEADERS LIST
TRACKING WHAT STATE IS OFFERING
UPDATING WEBSITE DAILY WITH INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES AND CITIZENS UPON RECEIPT FROM OTHER OFFICES AND AGENCIES.
PROMOTING ADHERENCE TO FEDERAL, STATE, AND COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS.
PROMOTING #TAKEOUTTUESDAYS , #ORDERINWEDNESDAYS , & THE CITY OF PALMDALE’S “TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT” SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMS.
AV HISPANIC CHAMBER
UPDATING WEBSITE WITH INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES AND CITIZENS UPON RECEIPT FROM OTHER OFFICES AND AGENCIES.
PROMOTING ADHERENCE TO FEDERAL, STATE, AND COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS.
SENDING SURVEY TO ACCESS NEEDS OF BUSINESSES
LANCASTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PALMDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
City of Lancaster Town Hall Update 3/17/2020
Today during our virtual town hall, Mayor R Rex Parris announced a local State of Emergency. What does this mean for Lancaster citizens? It allows the City to extend the deadline for non-essential City functions, limiting in-person meetings and events to 10 or fewer, City classes and sporting events larger than 10 people are cancelled, group homes are limited to staff and vendors, senior day care centers are screening visitors restricting those with a temperature over 100, voluntary grocery stores will set aside time for persons 60 and older to shop, and business licenses fees will be prorated for the duration of the required closures.
A virtual City Council meeting will be held this evening at 5:00 p.m. It will be available to stream on the City’s website and Channel 28. Citizens will be permitted to attend and speak on items, the City will enact social distancing for all attendees.
We encourage all residents to watch the town hall at: http://lancaster.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=1858
Additional information and details will be available at: www.cityoflancasterca.org/coronavirus
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Be Well, Stay Informed, Stand Strong,
Mayor R. Rex Parris
SBA Info from Kathryn Barger’s Office
Passing on this information on SBA loans so you can inform business owners affected by the coronavirus shutdowns.
Other help to employees and employers is available through the state Employment Development Department at https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
Assistant Field Deputy
Supervisor, Fifth District
Chair, Board of Supervisors
Office: (661) 726-3600
Fax: (661) 942-5069
Kaiser Permanente Update 3/13/2020
The novel coronavirus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, is a member of the same family of viruses that causes colds. This new strain, first identified in China, does not appear to be as severe as more virulent strains in this family – including SARS and MERS – but like those strains, the coronavirus can progress to pneumonia. Typical symptoms include fever and cough. Treatment is similar to that for other viral infections.
The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is very high, to the United States and globally. The World Health Organization on March 11 declared the outbreak a global pandemic. For the majority of people, however, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus is thought to be low. There is not widespread circulation in most communities in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the risk assessment will be updated as needed.
We have opened a national command center to prepare our staff and facilities for potentially large numbers of our members who may become ill or are concerned they are ill.
Kaiser Permanente has been working on confronting highly infectious diseases for years, and we are confident we can safely treat patients who have been infected with this virus, with limited risk to other patients, members and employees. Staff at all our medical centers regularly drill using various disaster scenarios, including detection of infectious diseases, and have practiced and follow the CDC protocols to be used with the coronavirus. As more has been learned about this virus, recommendations have evolved.
What to expect
Our physicians and other caregivers are asking members and patients with respiratory symptoms about recent travel to potentially affected areas as well as contact with people who may have the coronavirus. Those who have symptoms will in most cases be isolated in our medical centers. In cases where patients are otherwise healthy and their symptoms mild, they may be sent home to convalesce in isolation from others with regular monitoring by clinicians via phone or other means.
People contacting our travel nurses are cautioned about travel to potentially affected areas and advised to seek medical attention immediately if they show signs of illness. Most infected people will recover on their own. If a Kaiser Permanente member or family member has traveled recently to an area of risk and has symptoms of respiratory illness, they should call the number on their Kaiser Permanente membership card for instructions.
Again, we are closely monitoring the progress of this illness and will adjust our practices according to CDC recommendations.
The coronavirus spreads like other respiratory viruses. Here are some tips for preventing the spread of this virus as well as cold and flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch.