Coronavirus Updates


Los Angeles County to Align with State Health Officer Order Reopening Key Sectors, Including Outdoor Dining on Friday - Public Health Reports 43 New Deaths and 6,642 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County 

JANUARY 25, 2021

Governor Newsom announced today that the State Department of Public Health is ending the Regional Stay Home Order across California as projected ICU availability rose above 15%. The State reinstated the Blueprint for a Safer Economy colored tier system with revised criteria for restrictions on certain activities. Los Angeles County is currently in the Purple Tier, indicating Widespread Risk Level for transmission of the virus. 

In response to the State action, the County announced that the Health Officer Order previously issued on November 25, 2020 was immediately in effect until a new Order is issued this Friday, January 29. Effective today, the following businesses and activities are allowed with appropriate safety protocols:

  • Private gatherings – limited to members of up to three households, with no more than 15 persons, outdoors only
  • Family entertainment centers – outdoor operations at 50% capacity
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums – Outdoor operations
  • Cardrooms – Outdoor operations at 50% capacity
  • Miniature golf, go karts, batting cages – Outdoor operations at 50% capacity 
  • Outdoor recreational activity – Open
  • Hotels, motels – Tourism and individual travel allowed
  • Fitness facilities – Outdoor operations
  • Personal care services – Indoor operations at 25% capacity; all staff and customers must wear a face covering at all times
  • Faith-based services – Outdoors only
  • Indoor malls, shopping center, lower-risk retail – Indoors at 25% capacity; food courts and common areas remain closed

Restaurants will be allowed to reopen for outdoor dining with occupancy limits and safety modifications when the new Health Officer Order is issued on Friday, which will also include rescinding restrictions on hours of operations for non-essential businesses between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM.

  • The LA County PH issued a new order that residents are advised to stay home as much as possible. The new order will take effect Nov 30th through Dec 20th. To review the new order please use the following link:
  • Only July 13th, the State of California announced the immediate closure of indoor operations. July 13 Notice.pdf | JULY 10 NOTICE ESPANOL.pdf additionally, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner announced that schools will NOT be reopening for the beginning of the school year.
  • Effective July 10, 2020, Maywood City Hall will be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, no in person services will be offered at this time. JULY 10 NOTICE
  • The State released an IMMEDIATE MANDATE to close all Restaurants, Wineries, Tasting Rooms, Zoos, Museums, Movie Theaters, and Cardroom, on July 2, the City issued guidance regarding these closures. July 2 Notice.pdf
  • On June 30th , the County and City announced the immediate closure of all Bars and Beach closures and issued a guidance for the Fourth of July weekend. June 30 City of Maywood Notice.pdf
  • Los Angeles County is now moving toward Phase 3 for safe reopening in alignment with guidelines provided by the State of California. The City of Maywood released a notice regarding the changes and updates on COVID-19 numbers. City of Maywood Notice June 12.pdf

On June 5th the City of Maywood released an update on City Covid-19 cases, included updated County/City reopenings Maywood Notice June 5.pdf

On May 7th the City of Maywood released an official statement regarding the openings of non-essential businessesMAY 8TH City Notice_.pdf | County of Los Angeles Public health-RoadmapToRecovery.pdf

On April 8th City Council passed an Urgency Ordinance (No. 20-03-U) that gives Enforcement Officials the ability to issue administrative citations in an amount off $1,000.00 per violation; if they are found to be violating County of Los Angeles Public health Officer's Stay at Home Order. URGENCY ORDINANCE APRIL 8TH.pdf  Aviso 8 de abril .pdf

Ordinance (No. 20-03-U)  SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA-1.pdf  Resolution D.A. Item No 1-Ord Reso-City of Maywood.pdf

Additionally, Mayor Eddie De La Riva extended his gratitude to the County of Los Angeles for entering in a short-term lease with the Quality Inn. & Suites at The Bicycle Casino, in Bell Gardens, as a necessary asset to combat COVID-19. COVID-19 Relief in Southeast Cities.pdf

On March 30, 2020 the City of Maywood issued a notice guiding tenants through the qualifications of eviction relief under Governor Newsom's Executive Order and the Urgency Ordinance declared by the City of Maywood. The City also issued a fillable notification for tenants to present to their landlords in the event they meet the qualifications for relief:

Eviction Notice Release | Notice to Landlord Form - Fillable

The City of Maywood followed up with a notice on the current impacts on the community set forth on March 20th: City Impacts on the Community of Maywood.pdf

Effective March 19th, the City announced the immediate closure of all parks and playgrounds in order to sustain the virus and reduce the exposure to our residents until further notice: Notificacion-Cierre de Parque | Notification- Park Closure. 

Effective March 17, 2020 the council passed an Emergency Ordinance (20-01-U) declaring the City of Maywood under a State of Emergency: 20-01-U -An Urgency Ordinance Adopting Emergency Regulations Related to Tenant Evictions

Additionally, on this day the council passed an Urgency Ordinance to establish restrictions on excessive and unjustified increases in Consumer Prices during a declared State of Emergency: 20-02-U An Urgency Ordinance Establishing Restrictions on unjustified increases in Consumer Prices 

On March 13, 2020, Jennifer Vasquez, our City Manager issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency: City of Maywood Proclamation of Local Emergency

A press release was issued by the City of Maywood on the same day detailing the impacts of the city services and the city meetings for the month of March: Press Release


SELA Mayors called upon the Governor of California to show support of COVID-19 vaccinations sites in Southeast Los Angeles SELA Vaccination Sites 2.10.21.pdf

FEMA Begins Offering Funeral Expenses for COVID-19 Related Deaths

On Monday, April 12, 2021, FEMA will officially begin accepting applications for funeral assistance for deaths that occurred as a result of COVID-19. The assistance will be offered similarly with normal funeral assistance claims following a natural disaster. 

For a death to be considered for funeral assistance, it must have occurred after January 2020.

Eligible applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585 toll free, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT. Applicants must provide FEMA with a copy of the death certificate, proof of funeral expenses incurred and proof of funeral assistance received from any other source.

Assistance is available to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals and qualified aliens such as green card holders, asylees, refugees, and others – who provide the required information and COVID related documents. Eligible applicants, living in the United States, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, will be reimbursed for up to $9,000 for each funeral.

Due to the large number of applicants expected and additional case work questions that may arise, the funeral assistance task force established a process to handle all inquiries. 

Eligible COVID-19-related funeral expenses are covered under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

For more information visit the agency’s funeral assistance web page.


Senior Food Distribution Program

The Senior Food Distribution that typically takes place on the third Thursday of every month at the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA at 4801 E. 58 th St. has transferred over to home deliveries only by the Los Angeles Food Bank. Seniors 60 years of age and older  will be able to participate.  You do not need to be a Maywood Resident in order to participate in this program. Contact the LA FOOD BANK if you have any issues with delivery or would like to participate in this program 323-234-3030 ext. 170

If you or someone you know is a Maywood senior resident in need of assistance due to COVID-19, please contact the City Hall at (323) 562-5700

Mobile Food Pantry

The City of Maywood and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank have partnered up to distribute food products to the Maywood Community.  Distributions are on the fourth Thursday of every month and held at Maywood City Hall, 4319 E. Slauson Ave., Maywood 90270. There are no requirements for this program and you do not need to be a Maywood Resident.  Distribution will begin at 1pm-3pm (or until all food products have been distributed).  If you need more information, please call 323.562.5705.








5800 King Ave 90270 Maywood CA

7am-11am M-F

Meal program for students, students are not obligated to show up to receive the meals.

Ellen Ochoa Learning Center

5027 Live Oak St. 90201 Cudahy CA

7AM-11AM M-F

Meal program for students, students are not obligated to show up to receive the meals.

City Hall Food Distribution 

4319 E. Slauson Ave

Maywood, CA 90270 


Distribution begins at 1 pm 

First come, first serve. 

Heart of Compassion 

4715 E. Slauson Ave Maywood, CA 


Thursday 1-6 pm 

Registration opens at 9am-12:30pm 

First come, first serve 


On April, CalFresh recipients will receive an Emergency Allotment (EA) on their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card. This benefit was authorized by House Resolution 6201 – The Families First Act signed into law on March 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. There will be two EA’s issued; one on April 11 and one on May 10. The first EA will be for any household that received CalFresh in March and the second EA for any household that received CalFresh in April.

Contact Los Angeles County to begin your application: 



Jewish Free Loan Association is offering no-fee and interest-free loans to cover small business losses. Additionally, the loans cover: 

  • Lost wages because you can't go into work 
  • Child care costs when schools are closed. 
  • Funds lost due to cancelled travel plans and more.  

Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

In the face of the COVID-19, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. We are trying to make it easier and spread awareness through this centralized source of info. Use the guidance below to determine what is best for you, your family, and your workplace.

Employment Development Department:
Learn how to apply for Unemployment Insurance: 



Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, in collaboration with Total Testing Solutions, announces the opening of a new COVID-19 testing site in Huntington Park. This free testing site, which opened Monday, will keep communities in Southeast Los Angeles County healthy and will help slow the spread of the virus by identifying individuals who need to isolate and receive medical care.

All on-site testing will be conducted by appointment only. The site will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday. For more information, please visit or dial 2-1-1 or call 323-238-3324.

Free, same-day tests now available for all LA County residents with symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing).

The following do not affect eligibility:
•Immigration status
•Insurance status
•Underlying health issues

Make appt:

Testing Site Locator:


In-Home COVID-19 testing available for seniors (Helping Hands LA) 

To schedule an appointment, contact Sean Markie at 818 279 6580 or 

Free Delivery Service for Seniors 

Critical Delivery Service will deliver groceries, household items, and other vital necessities to LA County residents who are unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Deliveries can be made: 

-24 hours a day 

-7 days a week

Call 1-888-863-7411 to request your service 


Governor Newsom has announced a great new resource to help essential workers find child care:

  • Californians working in essential sectors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response need safe, reliable, and accessible childcare options. provides an interactive map of qualified licensed childcare providers near you. The tool is available in English and Spanish.

  • To find childcare go to and search by location, health and safety details, ages of children, capacity, and hours of care.

  • If you have questions about the provider, your local childcare resource and referral agency can help. They can also help you understand childcare options and how to access childcare subsidies.



The Los Angeles County Temporary Eviction Moratorium, effective March 4, 2020, through October 31, 2020*, unless repealed or extended by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, places a Countywide ban on evictions for residential and commercial tenants, including mobile home space renters. Under the County’s Moratorium, tenants may not be evicted for COVID-19 related nonpayment of rent, as well as no-fault reasons, nuisance, or unauthorized occupants or pets – if related to COVID-19.

*Note: As of October 1, 2020, the County’s Moratorium will no longer apply to residential tenants facing eviction for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial hardship.



Through September 30, 2020, Residential Tenants (including mobile home renters) covered under the County’s Moratorium must notify their landlord, through a self-certification within 7 days after rent is due, unless extenuating circumstances exist. Between October 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, Residential Tenants must comply with the certification requirements established in AB 3088 in order to be protected from eviction. If a residential tenant’s inability to pay rent is not directly related to COVID-19, they may be protected under the CDC Order and should comply with the certification requirements under that order.

For more information on AB 3088, visit

For more info on the CDC Order, click here.


Commercial tenants are responsible for providing notice to their landlord if they are unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic within seven (7) days after rent is due, unless extenuating circumstances exist. Tenants with nine (9) employees or fewer may self-certify their inability to pay rent to their landlord, either orally or in writing. Tenants with 10 or more, but fewer than 100, employees will need to provide written documentation that demonstrates inability to pay rent due to financial hardship related to COVID-19 to their landlord. If they are able to do so, Tenants are encouraged to pay partial rent during the Moratorium.

Call a Rent Stabilization counselor at (833) 223-RENT (7368)
Or Email:

For more information visit:



California Public Health Officials Release Guidance Requiring Californians to Wear Face Coverings in Most Settings Outside the Home


COVID-19 Related Questions

Stay safe and informed by getting alerts directly from the City of Maywood regarding COVID-19. Text MAYWOODCOVID to 888777 or register online


2-1-1 is a non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information, and critical health and human services. The information service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multi-lingual capabilities. Community members may text "coronavirus" or "COVID19" to 211211 for information on how COVID-19 spreads, prevention & treatment, symptoms and more. In the case that an individual does not have access to a computer, by calling this number this service will help with registering for a COVID-19 testing site in the LA County. 




Phone number

Who is eligible to call

Hours of service

Non-English languages?

Department of Health Services and Department of Mental Health


Service providers funded by DHS and DMH (including HFH and ODR) For questions related to COVID-19, but can also respond general questions

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm


Dignity Health “Virtual Care Anywhere” (physicians trained in telehealth and COVID-19)


Anyone, regardless of insurance coverage or status.

**Must be COVID-19 related

**Use coupon code “COVID19”


Some providers speak additional languages

For insurance-based advice from licensed nurses in your network view the guide bellow: 

List of Insurance-Based 24-7 Nurse Advice Hotlines.pdf