COVID-19 - April 28, 2020

Senior Meal Emergency Response Program

Mayor Garcetti is expanding the Emergency Senior Meals Response program. Per the program, the State and FEMA will pay local restaurants to provide older and high-risk Californians with prepared meals as they stay safer at home.

The Senior Meal Emergency Response Program supports both seniors and hard-hit hospitality and restaurant industries in the City of Los Angeles. The program provides home-delivered and healthy meals to seniors by partnering with Everytable, an L.A.-based social enterprise and restaurant chain, and the Hospitality Training Academy, an L.A.-based workforce development program founded in partnership with the labor union UNITE HERE Local 11. HTA trains low-income and marginalized communities in L.A. for careers in the hospitality industry.  

Seniors and restaurants are encouraged to sign up, for more information, please visit:

Due to the expected level of response and interest in this program, please allow for at least 72 hours to receive confirmation that you are eligible to participate.


UCLA Student Gov’t to Partner with Westwood Village Restaurants

The UCLA's Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) Food Fund committee is currently contacting food establishments that offer promotions to UCLA students still living on campus and throughout Los Angeles.

The program helps drive sales to small businesses while assisting students who may be facing financial difficulties from the economic effects of the virus.

If your business is currently offering discounts to UCLA students or would like to take part in this program to receive a custom digital flyer and free promotion from USAC, please contact Megan Furey

COVID-19 Small Business Forum Series

COVID-19 Small Business Forum Webinar Series continues. Designed for small businesses, this weekly virtual forum features the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo, and Dr. Lucy Jones translating the science of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other experts to provide resources and insights specifically for small businesses.

These facilitated virtual forums will allow for Q&A as appropriate, with questions being collected and posted after each week's forum.

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee
Sign up:

Light It Blue

Every Thursday, UCLA campus partners will come together to light UCLA blue in support of our health care workers and all who are fighting on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis. Iconic locations across campus, including Royce Hall, Powell Library, and the Oppenheimer Fountain on Wilshire and Westwood Blvd will all participate.

We invite you to join the cause by lighting local businesses, homes or offices blue or lighting it blue in your own way and sharing a photo on social media with the hashtags: #TeamLA #LightItBlue. 

In this small way, we can unite the nation as we express our gratitude and encourage each other during this challenging time. 

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing now includes workers in transportation, including delivery drivers, rideshare drivers, and taxi drivers can get tested even if they are asymptomatic.

To find out if you're eligible for a test and to schedule an appointment at a drive-up mobile testing site in Los Angeles County, please visit:

The closet drive-up testing location near Westwood Village is located at the VA Parking Lot 15 (at corner of Constitution and Davis), 100 Constitution Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095.
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