San Gabriel Valley Resources Related to Coronavirus

March 17, 2020

This is an unprecedented time for our state and country. We need to work together and support each other as we take on this challenge, on the local, state and federal level.

Use these resources to assist you in employment support, food insecurity and updates from government entities.

State resources:

  • California Department of Public Health: link
  • Centers for Disease Control: link
  • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services: link
  • DMV information: link
  • Employment Development Department (EDD) link
  • Labor Workforce and Development Agency: link
  • Landlord and Tenant Protections: link

For Los Angeles County residents, regardless of status, free legal help is available on Wednesdays 4-7 pm by phone on the following issues: 

  • Unemployment insurance claims and appeals
  • Unpaid wages
  • Workplace safety concerns
  • Sick pay and leave questions
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation

To make an appointment: Call and leave a voicemail at -- 323-939-0506 Ext. 415

There is no cost to participate in the clinic hosted by the Employment Rights Project. Bet Tzedek provides free legal services to low-income residents of Los Angeles County, regardless of immigration status or religion. 

San Gabriel Valley COVID-19 Health Updates:

  • Los Angeles County updates: link 
  • COVID-19 Testing Sites (By Appointment Only):
  • El Monte: For appointment, click here:

San Gabriel Valley Airport at 4233 Santa Anita Ave.

  • Monterey Park (East Los Angeles College)

For appointment, click here:

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Parking lot on the west end of campus.

  • Pasadena (Rose Bowl)

For appointment, click here:

1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103)

  • Pomona

For appointment, click here:

Pomona Fairplex Gate 17, West McKinley/Fairplex Drive

  • West Covina

For more information, click here:

AltaMed Medical and Dental Group — West Covina 1300 S. Sunset Ave., West Covina, CA 91790

  • Baldwin Park [Limited to residents and employees working in the city]

To make appointment, click here:

Baldwin Park Adult School at 4640 N. Maine Ave.

Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Those eligible are anyone with a fever, cough, shortness of breath or subject to a 14-day quarantine, with more than seven days remaining, because of a confirmed coronavirus exposure, regardless of immigration status.

Priority will be given to people 65 and older or with chronic health conditions, low income residents and those with no insurance.

People who are eligible to be tested should bring a mask and photo identification.

Food distribution:

  • For the closest food pantry/bank to you, visit:

              Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator

  • LA County 211 - Food Distribution Search: link
  • Elderly Meal Program Map: link
  • Meal delivery for Elderly in Los Angeles County: call (800) 510-2020 or click here for more information.
  •  Foothill Unity Center - Monrovia

415 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA. 91016

Phone: 626-358-3486

Fax: 358-8224

  • Salvation Army Food Bank - Pomona

490 East LaVerne Avenue, Pomona, CA. 91767

Phone: 909- 623-1579 x201

  • Shepherd's Pantry

657 E Arrow Hwy, Glendora, CA 91740

Wednesday / Thursday / 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

1418 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706

Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Village Covenant Food Bank

5607 Barranca Ave, Azusa, CA 91702

Food Bank: Fridays 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

  • Project 29:11

418 N 2nd Ave, Covina, CA 91723

Fridays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Emergency Resources Association El Monte/South El Monte

10900 Mulhall Avenue El Monte, CA. 91731

Monday - Friday: Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Our Saviour Center Food Pantry

4368 Santa Anita Ave. El Monte, CA 91732

Tuesday and Thursdays: 10 AM - 1 PM

  • God Provides Ministry Food Bank

2453 Troy Ave South El Monte, CA 91733

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

  • The Benediction - Free Breakfast Burritos for children ages 6-12 years old.

17501 Colima Road, City of Industry

Pick up Monday-Friday 7am-8am

  • L.A. County Meal Sites for Seniors

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 these sites.

You may call your local meal provider to make arrangements.  If you are not aware of who your meal provider is, you may call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance.

  • YWCA San Gabriel Valley Distributing weekly meals to Seniors 60+

For those at high risk with limited assistance, please contact the home delivery meal intake line at (626) 960-2995 ext. 106 for more information.

Some of our meal pick-up sites will transition into home delivery routes.

Please call (626) 214-9443 for more information

Housing Help:

    • If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email  and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.

Utilities Information (Including low-cost Internet access):

  • SoCalGas updates: link
  • - EveryoneOn is a leading nonprofit that helps advocate at the local, state and federal level for affordable internet service and is connected to hundreds of local organizations across the country that can provide on-the-ground individual support (i.e. over the phone now, in person at a later date) to people that need help signing up. There are low-cost offers for low-income folks or families with K-12 students that EveryoneOn helped create and are available year-round, not only during emergency situations. Use their offer locator to find internet offers, and refurbished computers by zip code that are available now!
  • Southern California Edison Responds to COVID-19 Emergency, Suspends Service Disconnections (Source/More Information)
  • SPECTRUM Internet beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and for the following 60 days:
    • Offers secure public wifi hotspots
    • Offers to continue their Spectrum Internet Assist program: high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households
    • Offers two free months of internet and WiFi services for K-12 and college students affected by the current school closures, in households not already subscribed to Spectrum Internet

(For more information, click here!)

  • T-Mobile, for next 60 days:
    • ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming)
    • Giving all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers 20GB of add’l mobile hotspot data
    • Increasing data for schools in our EmpowerED program to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month
    • Making it free to call severely impacted countries
    • Are working with our Lifeline partners to provide customers extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months

            (For more information, click here!)

  • AT&T, For the next 60 days beginning March 14th, 2020, AT&T is pledging to
    • Not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic
    • Waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic
    • Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open

(For more information, click here!)


  • Free access to L’il Libros worksheets for kids

(For more information, click here!)

  • Students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays.

(For more information, click here!)

  • FB Group for parents to get support with home learning
  • MIND Research Institute is offering no cost access to a free math instructional program for students in grades K-8

(For more information, click here!)

  • Scholastic offers free, online learning experiences for kids of all ages

(For more information, click here!)

Grocery Store Info for At-Risk Populations (Seniors, Pregnant Women, Those With Disabilities):

  • ALL Albertsons company supermarkets (including other chains such as Pavilions, Safeway, and Vons) will be open exclusively for senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m.
    • (For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Target stores will be open exclusively for senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions every Wednesday morning during the first hour of business (based on store location).
    • For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Smart & Final locations will open from 7:30-8 a.m. for customers 65 and older and those with disabilities, and pregnant women.
    • (For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Gelsons Supermarkets will be open exclusively for Seniors 65+ from 7:00am-8:00am every morning. You may be asked for ID.
    • (For more information, click here!) 

Pharmacy Changes:

  • Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during this evolving situation. There will be free delivery on any purchase on beginning March 13, 2020 and until further notice, with no minimum purchase required. (For more information, click here!)
  • CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications. For more information, click here!)

Undocumented resources:

  • Resource guide created by California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance available here.
  • CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles) has a free hotline you can call if you think you have the Coronavirus at 888-624-4752. In California, immigrants have access to emergency care regardless of immigration status. More information here

LGBTQI Resources:

  • Trans/ queer relief assistance form: link
  • Navigating COVID-19 and Chest Binding: Tips for respiratory health for Trans and Non-Binary people who bind thier chest: li 
  • The Coronavirus: What Trans People Need to Know: Creating a Plan of action for trans folx: link
  • Queer Elder Hotline for Stress or Anxiety: SAGE, an advocacy & services group for LGBT Elders, has a national 24/7 hotline for elders if they are feeling stress or anxiety at 1-877-360-LGBT / 1-877-360-5428 more info here: link

Guidance for Employers and Workers

Tax Assistance

  • Taxpayers may get the information they need at this link.
  • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
  • Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565

Business Assistance

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration here, or contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or
  • Rapid Response/Lay-off Aversion- Is your business facing the possibility of laying off employees or even closing? Contact your local Business Service Representative at an America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) for more information by emailing or calling (213) 810-1641.

Services for Unhoused/Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

  • COVID 19: If you are unhoused and believe you have symptoms related to respiratory health including fever, please contact:
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Acute Communicable Disease Control

313 N. Figueroa Street, #212

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213-240-7941

  •  Who can I contact if I have any questions regarding COVID 19? Contact:
  •  LAC DPH at 213-240-7941 during business hours or 213-974-1234 after hours
  • Housing for Students/Foster Youth: Email
  • Eviction Help (Free legal aid for evictions)
  • Mobile Shower Program: Times and Locations - link
  • Emergency Shelters & Winter Shelters - link

Healthcare/Mental Health Services & Access

  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: Access Center 24/7 Helpline (800) 854-7771 (562) 651-2549 TDD/TTY.

More information available here

Domestic Violence

  • If you are concerned about being quarantined in an unsafe home situation or need help, all DV shelter resources are generally available on: The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY)

Other information:

  • Reporting Racism/Xenophobia:
    • 211 is now taking reports of racism/xenophobia related to coronavirus. If you have been the victim of or witness to an act of violence, bullying, harassment, threat, or other act motivated by hate, please fill out the Hate Incident Report Form or call 2-1-1 to file a report and be connected to support services.
  • Low Cost Auto Insurance: CA Low Cost Auto is a state-sponsored program, passed by the CA legislature and managed by the CA Department of Insurance.  The program provides affordable, low cost liability insurance to eligible California drivers whose income is 250% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines and benefits not just low-income drivers, many middle-class households may qualify.

(For more information, click the link above or click here!)

  • Price Gouging: Price gouging is the act of a business raising prices of needed products and services over 10% during a declared emergency. If  you suspect a business is price gouging, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222.More information available here.

Additional Resources 

California Department of Public Health Guidelines

California State Tax Relief 

California Volunteering

Covered California 

Disability Claim 

DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) 

Education Planning for Children

Employment Benefits Available - Summary 

Food, Beverage, Related Services 

Gouging Complaints, File Here With Attorney General 

IRS Tax Relief (Federal) 

Local Food Banks

Los Angeles County Food Bank Locator 

Los Angeles County Mental Health 

Los Angeles County Public Health

Los Angeles County Resources

Mental Health 

Paid Family Leave 

Protecting Victims - - Resources for Domestic Violence, Sexual Asault, Child Abuse, Trafficking, and Suicide Prevention

Protecting Workers 

Reduced Hours Claim

School Closures and Student Meal Information

Self-Employed/Independent Contractor Claim

Small Business Disaster Claim

Small Business Resources

Undocumented Immigrants 

Unemployment Claim

Utilities and Temporary Wifi Access for Students