Dear Community Partners,

We know that there has been a lot of information distributed about COVID-19 vaccine through the news, friends and family and social media. Currently, TMMC does not have any for community members. We are still vaccinating our staff. Los Angeles County will not begin vaccinating people age 65 and older until we complete vaccinations for healthcare workers and receive more vaccine from the state for this new priority group. Please sign up for our newsletter below to receive updates from our COVID-19 Vaccine newsletter. For answers to some of your questions regarding the vaccine, please visit www.vaccinatelacounty.com. This newsletter is the BEST way to find out how the vaccine will be distributed. I encourage you to sign up.

Vaccination Townhall

Minority Health Institute and UCLA BRITE Center for Science, Research and Policy invite you to attend a virtual townhall with some of the nations’ premier COVID-19 experts and historically Black institution and organization leaders to address facts, fears and myths pertaining to COVID-19 vaccination as we fight to protect and save Black lives.

To register and participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination: It Matters in Saving Black Lives free virtual townhall, click hereor visit www.mhinst.org

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be hosting another COVID-19 Vaccine virtual townhall on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, starting at 6PM (PT). Get the latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine. You can watch the townhall on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube at @LAPUBLICHEALTH. Have a question you’d like to ask? Click here.

Updated Travel Advisory

On January 6th, a new state travel advisory was issued. See the recommendations listed below:

  • Except in connection with essential travel, Californians should avoid non-essential travel to any part of California more than 120 miles from one’s place of residence, or to other states or countries.
  • All persons arriving in or returning to California from other states or countries should self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival, except as necessary to meet urgent crtiical healthcare staffing needs or to otherwise engage in emergency response. Additionally, this recommendation does not apply to individuals who routinely cross state or country borders for essential travel.

Definitions:

  • “Non-essential travel” includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
  • “Essential travel” is travel associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure or otherwise required or expressly authorized by law, including work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health care, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

Information on the State’s Order and State guidance is available at: https://covid19.ca.gov/travel/

LA County Dept. of Mental Health is looking for health promoters/promotors

LACDMH is rapidly expanding its Promotores de Salud Mental program to serve other culturally and linguistically underserved cultural communities (UsCCs) through its United Mental Health Promoters Program. The priority populations for expansion includes Black and African Heritage, Native American/Alaska Native and Asian Pacific Islander communities. Candidates from all UsCCs groups including LGBTQIA2-S, Eastern European/Middle Eastern and Access for All are also strongly encouraged to apply. See attached flyer for more details.

Domestic Violence Shelters & 24 Hour Hotlines

See attached for a resource to keep handy.