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COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center LOS ANGELES COUNTY UPDATE

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed.

COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center


May 27, 2020


Los Angeles County Joint Information Center – COVID-19



The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Calling All Restaurants!

Great Plates Delivered



LA County’s application for Great Plates Delivered is now available online.

If you’re a restaurant owner, you may be thinking of ways to reengage with the community, as you look to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. If so, Great Plates Delivered might be a good opportunity for you.

The program, which aims to assist those in need of home delivered meals and to help get local restaurant, hospitality and transportation communities back to work, provides three meals a day to qualifying older adults.

Onboarding Packet

If you’re interested in participating in the Great Plates Delivered program, we’ve prepared an “Onboarding Packet” for you. It includes:

Eligibility Requirements for LA County Restaurants

Nutritional Requirements for Meals

Step by Step Process for Contracting with LA County, with:

Sample Master Agreement

Request for Statement of Qualifications

Data and Reporting Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

LA County Department of Public Health Guidelines

Guidance for Food Facilities

Guidance for Delivery and Pickup of Food


The restaurant enrollment process includes five steps. If you’re ready to enroll, you’ll want to:

Fill out the LA County online application.

Confirm and sign the Master Agreement. See a sample.

Register as an LA County Vendor here.

Receive Work Order (based on demand).

Set up Method of Payment.

Note: Restaurants who’ve already submitted the Food Provider Interest Form (with the State of California) must also fill out the online application for LA County to be considered.


Individuals can e-mail greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 211. Restaurants can e-mail greatplatesrestaurant@wdacs.lacounty.gov. For contract-related questions, e-mail GPDPcontracts@wdacs.lacounty.gov.

Wondering What’s Open in LA County?

If you missed yesterday’s Health Order, and have questions about what’s re-opened in the county, you’re in luck! LA County’s Department of Public Health has prepared a helpful list of what’s open (or not) in LA County. Check it out!

And remember, regardless of where you go:

COVID-19 remains a serious risk.

Continue to practice physical distancing.

Wear a face covering whenever you are around others.

Wash your hands frequently.

Stay home if you are sick or if you’ve been in contact with someone who is sick.

Click here to see yesterday’s Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community health order.

To learn more about the protocols to follow, select any of the following: 1) Retail Businesses Opening for In Person Shopping, 2) Office-Based Work Sites, 3) Shopping Center Operators, 4) Places of Worship, and 5) Vehicle Based Parades or Drive Thru Events. You can also visit the Department of Public Health’s website here.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.

Access our Social Media Toolkit here.

To help residents beat the heat this week, LA County will open emergency cooling centers Tuesday, 5/26- Thursday, 5/28 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Visitors and staff must respect physical distancing & wear face coverings at all times.

For locations, visit ready.lacounty.gov/heat or call 211

Additional Resources

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:

County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov

County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov

California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov

Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1

County of Los Angeles, Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management

For questions, please contact the L.A. County Joint Information Center – COVID-19 at pio@ceooem.lacounty.gov.