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City Manager's Update | COVID-19 Update | April 7, 2020

Post Date:04/07/2020 12:33 PM

April 7, 2020

Hello Monrovians, 

Tonight, the Monrovia City Council Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. 

Ways to watch the Council Meeting: 

  1. Cable T.V. Broadcast on KGEM (Spectrum Channel 99 or Giggle Fiber Channel 87-2)
  2. Livestream online at 

As a precaution to protect staff, our constituents, and elected officials, in accordance with Executive Order N-29-20 and guidance from the California Department of Public Health on gatherings, there will NOT be a physical meeting location and all public participation will be electronic. 

Public comment will be accepted by email to before or during the meeting, prior to the close of public comment on an item, to be read by the City Clerk during public comment.  Lengthy public comment may be summarized in the interest of time.  If comments are specifically in support or opposition of an item, please clearly state so in the introduction.


Monrovia Company Donates Sneeze Guards to Local Businesses 

A Monrovia company is manufacturing acrylic shields to be used as sneeze guards, protecting staff at businesses and customers. The company began by donating the sneeze guards to businesses in Monrovia, such as restaurants, local grocery stores and corporations, and they are hoping to be able to expand. 

The company is currently using their entire stock of material to produce as many of these guards as possible. At this time, they do need resources to be able to keep up with the high demands. 

This is where you can help! Be sure to spread the word by reaching out to your friends, family, and entire network to spread awareness of the COVID-19 Guard.


 LA County Resources for Employees, Employers, and Seniors 

The County of Los Angeles is committed to providing residents and their families with important resources throughout the COVID-19 crisis that address financial stressors. 

Resources for Employees and Employers  

  • Unemployment Insurance: File at or 1-800-300-5616  
  • EDD WorkShare Program for Employers:
  • Employer Assistance Grant Fund: Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Los Angeles County will receive state funding to assist local workers and businesses during this crisis. The funding will be used to provide employment, training, and other supportive services to displaced workers, as well as rapid response and layoff aversion services to small and mid-sized businesses.

The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) will launch this program, the Employer Assistance Grant Fund, on April 8, 2020 at 8 a.m. 

There is a webinar today, April 7, to provide guidance to businesses on the application processApplications will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis, and they will close once 150 applications are received after applications open on Wednesday, April 8 at 8 a.m.

  • Webinar link for Employer Assistance Grant Fund (Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.): (over Microsoft Teams) 
  • Application link for the Employer Assistance Grant Fund (Wednesday, April 8 at 8 a.m., will close after 150 applications have been received): 

LA County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center: This help center provides relief for businesses and workers. It is staffed with dedicated, helpful support in multiple languages, including Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and Armenian. It guides businesses through the process to receive small business loans from the federal government, and provides connections to Layoff Aversion services, tax credits, and comprehensive support for workers.

America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) provides workers and job seekers many of the resources normally available in-person at AJCCs, including job openings, online education, and information for recently laid-off workers.

Senior Meals: WDACS and the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging provide free, home-delivered meals to older adults age 60 and older who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.   

  • Sign up if you need this service at 1-800-510-2020.  

Frauds: All LA County residents, especially seniors, should be on the lookout for frauds and schemes that include coronavirus treatments and vaccines, as well as attempts to obtain your Medicare number or other personal information.

Elder Abuse: If you are concerned that someone you care about may be the victim of elder or dependent adult abuse, don’t be silent.

  • Report it to Adult Protective Services: 1-877-477-3646  

CalFresh Emergency Benefit Allotment Coming Soon: The State has authorized an emergency issuance of additional CalFresh (food stamps) benefits for all eligible households. Additional CalFresh benefits for the month of March will be issued on Sunday, April 12.  Additional benefits for the month of April will be issued on Sunday, May 10. 

COVID-19 Stats 4.7

COVID-19 At a Glance  

Nationwide COVID-19 Numbers*

  • As of April 2, there have been 8,910 deaths. 
    • 330,891 cases reported in 55 jurisdictions (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas and US Virgin Islands). 

*CDC numbers are updated Monday-Friday. 


As of April 5, approximately 143,800 tests have been conducted in California - received from commercial, private and academic labs and the 22 state and county health labs currently testing.

  • 129,693 have been received.
  • 14,100 are still pending.

Actions Taken by the State and Federal Government 

  • On April 6, after recognizing that states like New York are experiencing immediate supply shortages as a result of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California would help meet this moment by loaning 500 state-owned ventilators to the Strategic National Stockpile inventory. 
  • Governor Gavin Newsom also announced that California is making progress in securing additional beds to treat COVID-19 patients and relieve pressure on the health care delivery system. The Governor announced California has already secured up to 4,613 additional beds at alternate care sites and shuttered hospitals to care for an anticipated surge in COVID-19 patients, with even more capacity being finalized.

Stay Informed

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