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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is cooperating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to recent reports of a novel (new) coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others that circulate mostly among animals. Common symptoms in an infected person include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
Free Educational Documentaries
Netflix is providing free educational documentaries. Each title has accompanying educational resources available, which can be used by both students and teachers. These documentaries are currently available in English. Subtitles are available in additional languages. Please visit Netflix’s YouTube channel for more information.
The California Department of Education is working closely with local educational agencies to assist them in communicating with families and develop learning resources for schools that are closed. Please visit their website for more information.
Veteran Crisis Line
The Veteran Crisis Line provides confidential 24/7 support to veterans, service members, National Guard and National Reserve personnel, and the friends and family of military personnel. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text 838255, or visit their website for more information.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. To reach the Lifeline, please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website.
County Department of Mental Health
The outbreak of COVID-19 impacts each person’s mental health in different ways. No matter how you’re feeling, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has supportive services available. Please visit their website for more information. For 24/7 help, please call their access line at (800) 854-7771.
Food Resources in L.A. County
Official list of additional food resources near you in Los Angeles County