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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Updates on COVID 19

COVID 19 Update

City Huntington Park’s Response to the COVID-19 


Our top priority is to ensure the well-being of our residents and to provide support and resources to all the neighborhoods and businesses within the City of Huntington Park. COVID-19 tested communities across Los Angeles County and the staff in the City of Huntington Park has stood up to that challenge. The health and well-being are a priority, not only for the City Council but also to all the city employees.

In response to the increase of reports of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases throughout Los Angeles County, the Huntington Park City Council declared a State of Emergency Tuesday evening. Full text to the Emergency resolution can be found at: Click Here.

City of Huntington Park Resolution 2020-45 delaying implementation of stage 2: Resolution 2020-45

City of Huntington Park Notice of Extension:  City of HP Notice of Extension

City of Huntington Park Road to Recovery Five-Stage Reopening Process:  HP Road to Recovery Stages

The declaration will allow us to coordinate more swiftly to protect our staff and residents. To date, there is no report of any cases of the Coronavirus in the City of Huntington Park., 

The declaration of a health state emergency triggers an array of actions which will expend funds to deploy equipment and supplies. As well as streamlining of administrative procedures. 

City Hall and all Departments will continue to provide essential services that are a part of social order for the safety and well-being of the residents of the City of Huntington Park.  The City intends to remain operational and perform all essential functions throughout the duration of this emergency without interruption. 

WHAT HUNTINGTON PARK POLICE IS DOING:

Huntington  Police Department Compliance Team:  HPPD COVID-19 Compliance Team

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR COVID-19 CASES UPDATE AND OTHER INFORMATION:

LA County Department of Public Health

COVID-19 Cases in LA County

COVID-19 TESTING SITES INFORMATION: COVID-19 TESTING SITES

Below you can find the most up-to-date coronavirus information as it relates to the City and its local agencies.

  • City Services
    Huntington Park City Hall will remain open during regular business hours. City staff increased the frequency and intensity of hygienic measures at city hall, as well as other city facilities. 

  • Bill Pay
    Residents may visit the City’s website to access online services to pay a bill (https://www.hpca.gov) or contact reception at (323) 582-6161 to inquire about drop box options at city hall. We strongly encourage everyone to use online pay options during this time. 

COMMUNITY SERVICES 

  • Senior Meals

If you are a meals participant at the Huntington Park Community Center please be advised that starting March 16, 2020 our facility is closed and you can call (323) 771-3377 to make a reservation to pick up frozen meals. Older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals at the site.

The Human Services Association (HSA) is not taking any new sign-ups for home delivered meals. If you were already receiving home delivered meals by HSA prior to March 16th that will continue as is.

The LA Regional Food Bank will continue to provide The Senior Food Pantry for Seniors 60+ at Huntington Park Community Park Community Center every 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 pm to 3 pm. A senior can authorize someone to pick up their food every month!

Please make sure to bring that person with you at the time of your first visit. Pick up food box will be in drive-thru format for extra precaution.

  • Parks and Recreation

Programs and use of facility showers and gym will be closed until further notice. All classes and events will start again once the City deems it safe.

  • Upcoming Community Events
    The City has decided to postpone all scheduled programs for the month of March. For information regarding the status of specific city events and activities, please contact Parks and Recreation at (323) 584-6218.

HUNTINGTON PARK’S UTILITY SERVICES

  • Water
    Please know that you do NOT need to worry about your tap water. You may pay your bill online or at the city hall drop box. Additionally, the City will not shut off your water utility for non-payment for a 30-day period effective March 17-April 17.  information on safety of water supply

  • Trash
    Pick-up services will continue at the regular scheduled time uninterrupted. As of March 19, 2020, payments will no longer be accepted at Huntington Park City Hall. Customers can make in-person payments to the following locations through the City:  CR&R payment locations

    PLS CACHERS CC098

    3217 EAST FLORENCE AVENUE

    HUNTINGTON PARK

    Phone #: (323) 319-1312

    THE CHECK CASHING PLACE #63

    2602 E FLORENCE AVE

    HUNTINGTON PARK

    MONDAY TO FRIDAY

    8:00 AM TO 9:00 PM

    SATURDAY: 8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM

    SUNDAY 9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM

    Phone#:  (323) 582-777

    CONTINENTAL CURRENCY #0290

    2451 EAST FLORENCE AVENUE

    HUNTINGTON PARK

    Phone #: (323) 588-8664

    Monday to Sunday

    9:00 am to 8:00 pm

    WHAT OTHER AGENCIES ARE DOING 

  • School Districts
    Los Angeles Unified School District will close all schools for two weeks (Effective Monday, March 16) while they evaluate the appropriate path forward. While school facilities are closed, plans are in place for students to continue to learn during this time. LAUSD will open 60 Grab & Go Food Centers where families can pick up food for their children. For more information, please visit LAUSD’s website (https://achieve.lausd.net/resources)

  • Electricity
    Southern California Edison Company is taking steps to ensure it’s ready to continue providing safe and reliable electric service to the customers if the situation escalates. For help with billing Southern California Edison announced that it is suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees, effective immediately, for residential and business customers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. For more information, please visit SoCal Edison’s Website (https://www.sce.com/billhelp)

  • Gas
    SoCalGas’ internal teams are taking several precautionary measures to mitigate exposure to the virus, and we are regularly communicating with our employees. SoCalGas is committed to provide safe and reliable natural gas service to Huntington Park. The agency is committed to helping customers experiencing hardships, including from the coronavirus. If in need of assistance, we encourage customers to call us at 1-800-427-2200 or visit SoCalGas’ website (https://www.socalgas.com/coronavirus)

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 

  • City transportation Services
    HP Express Shuttle, Shuttles, Trolley will be temporarily free and continue to be uninterrupted

  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    system remains fully operational. While METRO is continuously reviewing cleaning protocols to ensure that they are appropriate as the situation evolves. The agency continues to clean buses and trains at least once daily with EPA-approved disinfectants. For more information, please visit Metro’s blog (https://thesource.metro.net/).

COMMUNITY & HOUSING

  • Housing
    To the extent legally possible, the City shall take a case-by-case basis State and County moratorium recommendations imposed for residential and commercial tenant evictions caused by the inability for tenants to meet their contractual obligations as a result of the COVID-19 circumstances.  If you have received an eviction notice, please contact Community Development at (323) 582-6161 for assistance.

  • Eviction during COVID-19 Temporary Huntington Park Moratorium  HP Temporary Moratorium during COVID-19

  • CURFEW
    City wide loitering curfew between hours of 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. To be clear, those that need to make after-hour trips to the market, hospital, work, or in the event of an emergency, will not fall under the loitering curfew restrictions. Loitering or “hanging-out” will not be allowed at city parks or other public spaces.

  • PARKING
    Parking Enforcement will be limited

    • Relaxed parking enforcement for street sweeping only after the street sweeper has already swept.

    • Parking at red curbs, violating handicap parking and other extreme parking issues will still be illegal.


WHAT LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE DOING 

Restaurants in the City are open during regular business hours and have implemented many ongoing precautionary measures as provided by the State and County Public Health: 

• Urging residents to do delivery or pick up orders 

• Increased cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces 

Additional Business resources 

If you are an employer or worker in need of support, please visit the California Department of Labor and Workforce guidelines (https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/)

 WHAT YOU CAN DO

While there is no case reported of covid-19, we are continually monitoring how the virus is impacting other communities around Los Angeles County. We are working closely with county, state, and federal government partners to share relevant and timely information. It is with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) we have gathered the following tips to help you, your family, and your neighbors to get prepared.

1. STAY INFORMED: To make sure you have the most up-to-date information, check the CDC site regularly.

2. BE PREPARED: Make sure to have enough food, household supplies, water, vitamins, and medications for each person (and pet) in your home. Should you become ill, it is essential to have health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, cough, and cold medicines, and fluids with electrolytes. However, please think of others and do not hoard supplies by taking more than what you need.

3. GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS: Talk with your neighbors (particularly the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions) about emergency planning and let them know you’re there to help. According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Localized community response can be critical during times when federal, state, and local authorities are overwhelmed.

We are committed to making sure the City of Huntington Park remains a place you and your family can feel safe. Thank you for continuing to make Huntington Park the City of Perfect Balance by being a good neighbor!






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