City Launches Free Temporary Grocery Delivery Program for Vulnerable Residents During County Safer At Home Orders
The City of West Hollywood understands that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for everyone. During the LA County Safer At Home Order, the City of West Hollywood has launched a free Temporary Grocery Delivery Program for adults age 62 or older and people with disabilities who reside in the City of West Hollywood.
To participate in the Temporary Grocery Delivery Program, individuals must be enrolled in the City’s On-Call Transportation Program. Individuals not currently enrolled in the program can sign up through the City’s website by visiting www.weho.org/services/public-transportation-transit-options/on-call-transportation-program. For telephone assistance, community members who qualify for the program may call (323) 848-6510.
“The City of West Hollywood is continuing to respond to the needs of our community during this unprecedented crisis,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “Getting needed groceries and supplies to our most at-risk community members is vital and I encourage everyone who qualifies to take advantage of this program so we can all support one another in staying Safer At Home.”
Individuals in the program should:
- Ensure enrollment in the City’s On-Call Transportation Program;
- Order and pay for groceries from Gelson’s, Pavilions, or Sprouts in West Hollywood, which all offer online grocery orders for pickup;
- Then, mindful of operating hours of Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., call (310) 981-9303 to request delivery service using the City’s Temporary Grocery Delivery Program;
- A delivery driver will contact you by phone before picking up your items to confirm your availability to accept the delivery; and
- Once confirmation is received, a delivery driver will pickup and deliver your order. (Customers should contact the grocery store directly for any issues related to delivered items.)
The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is advising community members to adhere to Los Angeles County Safer at Home and California State Stay at Home orders, which remain in effect until May 15, 2020. The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. Leave home only for essential needs; always use social distancing of at least six feet; and follow guidelines to use cloth face coverings such as bandanas or scarves so that medical masks, which are in short supply, are prioritized for health professionals.
West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. All public City buildings, playgrounds, parks, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.
The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.
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For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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