The Northeast San Fernando Valley was one of the hardest hit areas from the pandemic due to the large number of essential workers and many people living in crowded, multigenerational homes. From the beginning, Councilwoman Rodriguez provided hard to find personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitizers to help community members protect themselves from the virus. The COVID Care Kits also contained instructions on how to isolate and disinfect the home to prevent it spreading throughout the family.
After partnering with the LAFD to distribute to homes with a positive COVID patient in Council District 7, Mayor Garcetti announced the program would be implemented city-wide to protect Angelenos.
- Pandemic Support
- 273,969 Meals to Seniors
- 15,500 Hot Meals to CD7 Families
- 1,800 Boxes of Groceries
- 2,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Seniors
- 2,500 Bags of Toiletries
- 5,000 + Masks
- 2,500 COVID Care Kits
- 1,000 Backpacks with School Supplies
- Supported increased funding and distribution of USDA Farmers to Families food box programs
- Created $150,000 emergency fund operated by El Nido Family Source Center to provide financial assistance for CD7 families.
- Introduced resolution supporting COVID Community Care Act HR 8192 (Lee) and COVID Community Care Act Senate Bill (Warren) in support of emergency federal funding to help underserved communities contain COVID-19.