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President’s Message 3-15-20

Highland Park Neighbors,
 
I know that there are a lot of people feeling on edge but we must remain informed, prepared, and take the proper steps to help limit the risk of spreading the virus.
 
At this time all HHPNC Meetings and Events are cancelled until further notice.
 
If you haven’t done so already please sign-up for Notify LA to receive emails and text messages on the latest.  Make sure to use trusted and official sources for accurate and timely updates, including CDC.govPublicHealth.LACounty.gov, and LAMayor.org/Coronavirus. For more questions, you can call 211, the County’s hotline, which is available 24/7.
 
There is a lot of concern for our un-housed neighbors and both the Mayor and Unified Homelessness Response Center are taking special measures to keep our most vulnerable neighbors safe including adding new hygiene stations throughout the city, as well as providing hand sanitizer to homeless Angelenos. Click here to read a statement from LAHSA Interim Executive Director. Additionally, if you know anyone in need of shelter, please refer to the attachment with Winter Shelter Program information or click here for Winter Shelter Programs with 24-hour activation.
 
At this time the Mayor’s 2020 Census initiative has rescheduled canvassing events and other census events previously scheduled to take place this month. However, if you have received the Census please take the time to fill it out and submit it if possible.
 
As a reminder, here are a few easy things you can do to help protect yourself and prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19:
-Clean your hands often.
-Avoid close contact.
-Stay home if you are sick.
-Cover coughs and sneezes.
-Wear a facemask if you are sick.
-Clean and disinfect.
 
With the cancellation of school (LAUSD) and almost all activities/events throughout the city we must remain strong and resilient. We must plan ahead and ensure we have extra food, medical supplies, and emergency kits. If possible talk to your family, friends, and neighbors to develop emergency plans particularly for those of our most vulnerable Angelenos. However, let’s be prepared and not panic.
 
Let’s all do our part Highland Park.
 
Stephanie Maynetto-Jackson
HHPNC President
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