During this time of adjustments in social events, work schedules, and travel, we encourage you to remember our many small businesses in Westwood Village, and to continue supporting them even if you cannot visit them physically.
Let’s all do our part to help our wonderful local businesses during this time of uncertainty. There are several ways you can continue to support our local Westwood Village businesses during this time, here are some ideas:
- Purchase gift cards to use at a later date
- E-shop locally — many little businesses in Westwood Village have some merchandise available online
- Reschedule non-essential appointments for a later date instead of cancelling
- Order delivery or curbside takeout and be generous when tipping
- Help spread the word by going online to leave a good review
- Remember, when you shop and dine local, even remotely, you invest locally.
- For a full list of Westwood Village businesses that offer delivery & takeout, visit: www.thewestwoodvillage.com/directory.
Mental Health: Need to talk? If you’re feeling stressed, depressed or anxious and need to talk with someone, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has resources available to help you during these trying times. Call LACDMH’s 24/7 Access Line (800) 854-7771 or Text “LA” to 741741 for mental health support, resources, and referrals.
Face Covering: Cloth face coverings are REQUIRED for employees when they are around other employees or the public, and for the public when visiting essential businesses. But they are NOT a substitute for Physical Distancing and frequent hand washing. Cotton and other breathable fabrics are a good choice. Wash daily and replace face coverings with holes, tears, or if they do not stay on your face.
Physical Distancing: Now more than ever, it’s on all of us to practice Physical Distancing. Please only leave your home for essential services. Follow the Safer At Home Order and Stay Home. Get more info here: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/
COVID-19 Testing: For more information about COVID-19 testing in LA County, please visit: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
We remind all LA County residents – continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19:
California is providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This includes:
Westwood Ambassador services have been deemed essential in our community. The WVIA Ambassadors teams will continue to provide clean and safe services while taking every precaution. Our Ambassadors Clean Team is working to disinfect surfaces throughout the Village that regularly comes into contact with people. The safety of Westwood’s residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance to us. For assistance, please call the Ambassadors at (213) 294-0899.
The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
Read the Executive Order (pdf)
See the list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers (pdf).
Members of the public must also wear cloth face coverings when visiting essential businesses. Click here to read the Revised Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19. Stay at Home Orders covers the whole state of California, and it exempts activity as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.
Starting May 8, the City and County of Los Angeles will enter Stage II and begin the process of slow and gradual adjustments to the Safer at Home order. Physical distancing, face coverings and other safety measures will remain in place and will be even more important.
The second stage aims to transition Angelenos back to a “new reality,” with a slow and gradual change to some restrictions, while always ensuring that there are adequate safety measures in place.
Effective Friday, May 8, some retail establishments will be allowed to offer online/phone orders and curbside pick-up ONLY, including:
Businesses not allowed to reopen:
The safety of Westwood’s residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance to us here at the Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA). We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and we will inform our stakeholders of relevant changes.
The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.
During this time of adjustments in social events, work schedules, and travel, the WVIA is fully committed to ensuring our community thinks of our merchants in Westwood Village and continues supporting them.
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