Community Health Councils (CHC) understands the concerns of community members around potential exposure and spread of the Coronavirus; therefore, we are following guidance from our local and state public health organizations and suspending all in-person meetings and activities in Best Start Region 2 until further notice.  
CHC will continue to discuss this matter to address concerns and strategize on how Best Start Region 2 can support community residents at this time. Our top priority is to ensure that we all protect ourselves, our families, and our communities.

As of today, the following individuals are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in LA County:


  • Healthcare Workers

  • Staff & Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Staff & Residents at Long-Term Care Facilities

  • LA County Residents 65 and Older

  • Education and Childcare

  • Emergency Services

  • Food and Agriculture


To learn more about each category, when the categories change, information about the vaccines, and how to register for a vaccination appointment speak with your primary doctor or go to


Residents with disabilities or without computer access can call 833-540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm 7 days a week for assistance with appointments.


Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Home

Vaccines are still not available for everyone and it will take time to get everyone vaccinated.  In the meantime:

  • If you can please stay home

  • If you must go out, then please wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance.


The best way to reduce the risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, applies to prevent COVID-19: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.

  • Avoid touching your face. 

  • Reduce the time you are around others outside the home, even when at least six feet away. 



CALL your doctor, clinic, or health plan if you are sick and/or if you have these symptoms:

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Your provider will provide you instructions on what to do next. If you do not have a doctor or clinic, contact a local county or community clinic: or you can call the Health Consumer Alliance hotline at (888) 804-3536.


REMEMBER everyone is encouraged to seek care if they are sick, regardless of income or immigration status. Testing is free and you do not need health coverage.


The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to ALL Los Angeles County residents, whether or not you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Priority for the same or next day testing is still given to people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, or a new loss of sense of smell.

  • Testing is also prioritized for certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public while working

  • Testing is by appointment only


Go here to find information on testing and to register for your free test


Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus: 

*These sites all have a button at either the top or bottom to translate the page into Spanish or other languages.

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