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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announced measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the “Safer at Home” public order as an emergency response to COVID-19. The order will be in place until May 15 and is subject to extension.
  • Under Garcetti’s order, Los Angeles residents must isolate themselves in their residences, subject to certain exceptions.Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page here..

Mayor Garcetti also has ordered a moratorium on commercial and residential evictions of tenants unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • On March 15, Mayor Garcetti issued an order preventing residential evictions, stating, “that no landlord shall evict a residential tenant in the City of Los Angeles during this local emergency period if the tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These circumstances include loss of income due to a COVID-19 related workplace closure, child care expenditures due to school closures, health care expenses related to being ill with COVID-19 or caring for a member of the tenant’s household who is ill with COVID-19, or reasonable expenditures that stem from government-ordered emergency measures.  Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to mean that the tenant will not still be obligated to pay lawfully charged rent.  Tenants will have up to six months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent. Tenants may use the protections afforded in this subsection as an affirmative defense in an unlawful detainer action. This subsection shall remain in effect during the pendency of the local emergency period.”
  • On March 17, Mayor Garcettiordered a halt on commercial evictions, which will be in place until March 31 unless extended. He said, “No landlord shall evict a commercial tenant in the City of Los Angeles during this local emergency period if the tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These circumstances include loss of business income due to a COVID-19 related workplace closure, child care expenditures due to school closures, health care expenses related to being ill with COVID-19 or caring for a member of the tenant’s household who is ill with COVID-19, or reasonable expenditures that stem from government-ordered emergency measures.”

Los Angeles Unified School District Schedule Changes 

  • Superintendent Austin Beutner announced on March 23 that LAUSD students and teachers will remain out of their classrooms until at least May 1st. LAUSD will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools.

Trial Court Closures in Los Angeles County

  • Three trial courts will be closed in LA County to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Most cases will receive a continuance, however clerks are still available virtually to assist with questions and urgent needs. There are also still online services available here.

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