Coronavirus updates

As DTLA community leaders, we’re taking the COVID19 pandemic very seriously. Please check back here for updates as they become available.

Historic Core BID updates

Updates concerning the Historic Core BID’s operations.

Important Updates & Resources

What you should know and where you can go for help.

Local Business Guide

Who is open, operating at capacity, and how you can help.

Historic Core Bid Updates

Historic Core BID Still Operating March 20, 2020 10:24 pm

The HCBID will continue its operations and maintain the normal hours until we are advised or determine otherwise.

Please call LAPD and the HCBID Hotline for issues in the district, including cleanups.

Our hotline is: 213.239.8336

Historic Downtown Farmers Market March 17, 2020 5:32 pm

Follow: @dtlamarket

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, recognizing that certified farmers’ markets will operate during the current crisis, yesterday released guidance for certified farmers’ markets to reduce the incidence of transmission of the COVID-19 virus:

  1. Space booths accordingly to increase social distancing among patrons in line and walking about the market.
  2. Ensure that social distancing of six feet per person for non-family members is maintained and make clear that family members can participate in activities together, stand in line together, etc.
  3. Limit the number of customers at any given time as necessary to reduce outdoor/indoor crowding and lines to meet social distancing guidance.
  4. Eliminate events/marketing that target individuals that CDPH has identified as higher risk of serious illness for COVID-19.
  5. Encourage activities such as pre-bagging to expedite purchasing.
  6. Suspend sampling activities.
  7. Increase the frequency of cleaning of tables, payment devices, and other surfaces.
  8. Eliminate non-essential/non-related services, such as bands or other entertainment.
  9. Limit craft and food vendors while allowing for produce and products from certified farmers.

Important Updates & Resources

Mobile Shower Calendar March 30, 2020 11:19 pm City of LA Weekly Mobile Shower Calendar PRE-CARE (1)
Small Business Forum Webinar Series March 30, 2020 10:19 pm

A message from the LA Chamber of Commerce:

In addition to walking folks through the SBA Disaster Loan process as listed, we will have a brief update on the CARES Act resources for small businesses, which just passed on Friday.

Also, you can find updated information on the twice-weekly virtual forum and recordings of previous forums on our website.

Pending/Available Shelters for Those in Need March 25, 2020 11:13 pm Final.COVID-19.Shelter.List_rev (1)
Grocery Stores Aiding Seniors March 21, 2020 10:51 pm

An important resource from Assemblymember Miguel Santiago:


UPDATED SoCal grocery stores open early for our seniors and vulnerable community. Thank you to all our grocery workers…

Posted by Miguel Santiago on Saturday, March 21, 2020

An Important Update from Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom March 19, 2020 10:33 pm

From Governor Newsom:

CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order.

Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open.

We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together.

Go to to learn more.


From Mayor Garcetti:

Important Resources from Assemblymember Miguel Santiago’s Office March 19, 2020 5:53 pm

From Assemblymember Miguel Santiago’s Office:

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Important Links and Resources from Mayor Garcetti March 18, 2020 12:36 am

An important message from the Mayor’s Office:

Mayor Garcetti has held a number of press briefings providing updates on COVID-19 response effort. To watch the videos in English and Spanish please click here.

For accurate and timely updates, visit,, and And don’t forget to sign up for NotifyLA, our city’s mass notification system.

Updates on COVID-19 from the City (in English and Spanish) click here


LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today relaxed parking enforcement across the City as part of the emergency response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), putting a temporary halt to the issuance of several citations so that Angelenos can more effectively practice the safe social distancing necessary during the outbreak.

The order takes effect at midnight and includes the following:

Relaxed enforcement of street sweeping restrictions in residential areas
Relaxed enforcement around closed schools
Moratorium on ticketing and towing for abandoned vehicles and oversize vehicle overnight parking fines
Freeze on parking fine increases for the next 60 days
Extended grace period for people dropping off or picking up groceries and goods
Immediate extension on all deadlines for payment due until June 1

The relaxed enforcement will be in place until March 31 and is subject to extension. Enforcement will be maintained on operations that prioritize health, safety, and emergency access — including colored curbs, street sweeping around encampments, peak-hour restrictions, and repaving and slurry operations. It will also continue at metered spaces to encourage parking turnover for businesses and restaurants relying on takeout and deliveries.

LA Local Hire-
In an attempt to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, as well as to address the concerns of Application Sites, all in-person presentations of the LA Local Hire Orientation and Application Sessions will be temporarily paused.

In place of the in-person sessions, personnel staff is working on a video presentation that will be posted on the

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this recommendation, please email the staff at

Los Angeles Public Library Services
All public events, programming, meeting room bookings are canceled through March 31st. Also, all public computers will be unavailable during this time. You can read more about LAPL’s COVID-19 response here.

To help our customers get through any financial hardships that may occur as a result of Coronavirus/COVID-19, LADWP offers extended payment plans. Any impacted customer can request a payment plan online at or can make arrangements by calling customer care at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397). We have also deferred disconnections for non-payment through the remainder of March at this time. Please click here for more information.

Public Transportation
Metro, Metrolink, and LADOT Transit are all closely monitoring the current situation. Each agency is vigorously cleaning buses, trains, stations, and facilities regularly and will continually review cleaning protocols to ensure they are up-to-date as the situation evolves. Agencies strongly encourage customers to protect themselves from illness.

For more information about Metro’s response, visit Metro’s website.
For more information about Metrolink’s response, visit Metrolink’s website.
For more information about LADOT Transit’s response (DASH, Commuter Express, Cityride, and LAnow), visit LADOT’s website.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) as well as other City, County, and Federal Partners to develop and implement a coordinated COVID-19 response related to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. This site here is designed to help providers and partners stay updated on resources and information.

City Services and General Guidance
● The City will continue to deliver the services Angelenos depend on. Sanitation, street cleaning, and other basic services all remain scheduled and operational.
● Our County health experts encourage people with tele-health options to take advantage of them.
● Be sure to sign up for NotifyLA for up-to-date information and guidance.

Food and Water
● There is plenty of food. Stores are restocking their shelves daily. Supply chains have not been interrupted and there is no need to “panic buy” and put unnecessary pressure on supermarkets.
● Our neighbors also have essential needs, and a rush in demand can cause unanticipated buying frenzies and unnecessary anxiety.
● You do not have to hoard water. If you live in the City of Los Angeles, LADWP water is safe, readily available, and even cleaner than what you can buy in a bottle. DWP will defer all water and power shut-offs for at least the next two weeks.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
As we undertake these efforts together, many Angelenos are eager to know what they can do to help. To answer this call, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has created the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. You can donate to this fund to help support families, provide critical services, and strengthen our emergency response.


Price Gouging
If you suspect a business of Price Gouging, please keep your receipts and call (800) 593-8222 to report it. Have the business name and address ready when you call.

Employment Development Department
Individuals should check the EDD website to get general guidance as to what programs are available and what situations may be applicable. If you have a case, you can contact your State Elected Official who can assist with your case and state-related issues.

Grab and Go Food Centers
The 40 Family Resource Centers will become a Grab and Go Food Centers, so on Wednesday, March 18th, together with the Red Cross, they will open a total of 60 Food Centers in the communities we serve. The centers will be open weekdays from 7 am to 10 am, and each child can take home two nutritious meals. Locations of the centers can be found at

Interest-Free Loan

The City is looking into assisting small businesses. In the meantime, I would like to refer you to the Jewish Free Loan Association to apply for interest-free loans for small businesses and individuals who are affected by the virus.

CA State Guidance Documents

An Important Message from LAPD March 18, 2020 12:29 am

A message from LAPD:

Deployment of LAPD Area Detectives and Front Desk Operations due to #COVID19

In an effort to augment staffing levels, reassure the public, and create a safe environment for our employees, the Los Angeles Police Department is modifying some of our regular services. We ask for your patience during this time, as this shift of resources may impact the public.

Effective immediately, we will be deploying 50 percent of our area detective workforce to uniformed patrol assignments. These dedicated resources will perform high visibility patrols to critical locations throughout our 21 geographic areas, ensuring the safety of the residents and any store operators that may be dealing with very large crowds.

Also, starting Wednesday, all of our geographic areas will be closing their front desks and walk-up service. This move is an effort to ensure social distancing and do our part to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Instead of going to your local area station, we are asking the public to use unique email addresses assigned to each of our 21 area front desks. Those emails will be monitored 24/7 and routed to the proper channels. Rest assured, we will still respond to crimes in progress or a crime in need of immediate follow-up, as Watch Commanders will dispatch patrol officers to those incidents.

There will be some exceptions to the closures for a specific business that requires an in-person meeting including, but not limited to:

-Vehicle/Property Release

-Child Custody Exchanges

-Attorney Visitation (with an individual in custody)

-Bail/Bond Releases

Here are the unique email addresses for the Geographic Areas:

An Important Message From Council District 14 March 18, 2020 12:27 am

A message from Council District 14:

Mayor Eric Garcetti recent update includes additional information on how the City will provide the necessary resources to Angelenos during the coronavirus pandemic. Working together, we will not only protect our most vulnerable communities but also help stop the spread of this virus!

ELDERLY MEALS: One of the most vulnerable communities is our elderly citizens. Senior Centers are now closed but will continue to provide packed and frozen meals. They ask that older adults send a family member, friend, or caregiver under the age of 65 to pick up the meals. Call your local meal provider or (213) 482-7252 for assistance.

LAUSD MEALS FOR CHILDREN: “Grab and Go Food Centers” will provide each child two nutritious meals a day. Starting tomorrow (3/18/2020), LAUSD and the Red Cross will open 60 Food Centers throughout Los Angeles and be open from 7am to 10am. Locations of the centers can be found at

PARKING ENFORCEMENT: My office worked with @LADOTOfficial over the last few days to implement relaxed parking enforcement for street sweeping in CD14 and it is now expanded city wide. If you are unable to move your car during street sweeping you will not receive a ticket. In addition, there will be a moratorium on ticketing/towing for abandoned vehicles and overnight parking, freeze on parking fine increases for 60 days, extended grace period for people dropping off or picking up, and an immediate extension on all deadlines for payment until June 1.

#CD14 #LosAngeles #LAUSD #Parking

An Important Update from Assemblymember Miguel Santiago March 18, 2020 12:24 am

A message from Assemblymember Santiago Miguel and his office:

Dear Neighbors,

As your representative, I want to assure you that I am working diligently with state and public health leaders to make sure this health crisis is tackled swiftly. We’re confronting the Coronavirus head-on by passing two important measures – SB 89 and SB 117 – that will provide over a billion dollars to help local jurisdictions deliver resources to our homeless populations, ensure our students are safe, and help small businesses stay afloat. As this crisis continues to evolve, we will be present and ready to deliver resources in real time to our communities.

While we take steps to limit our own exposure and practice social distancing, many small businesses throughout my district are already being impacted by the loss of business. I want to provide several resources for those business owners to assist during these difficult times.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

My office will continue to remain open, if you need assistance with any issue, contact a member of my staff at (213) 620-4646

General Update March 16, 2020 10:57 pm

City of Los Angeles

  1. All bars and nightclubs in the City of Los Angeles that do not serve food shall be closed to the public.
  2. Any bars or nightclubs in the City of Los Angeles that serve food may remain open only for purposes of continuing to prepare and offer food to customers via delivery service or to be picked up.  Dine-in food service is prohibited.
  3. All restaurants and retail food facilities in facilities in the City of Los Angeles shall be prohibited from serving food to customers on premises.  Restaurants and retail food facilities may continue to operate for purposes of preparing and offering food to customers via delivery service or to be picked up.  For those establishments offering food pick-up options, proprietors are directed to establish social distancing options for those patrons in the queue for pick-up.
  4. Cafeterias and restaurants located within hospitals, nursing homes, or similar facilities are exempt from this order.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, and food banks are also exempt from this order.

  1. Trucks and other vehicles engaged in the delivery of grocery items to grocery stores to be made available for sale to the public are hereby exempt from having to comply with any City rules and regulations that limit the hours for such deliveries, including, without limitation, Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.22 A.23(b)(3) and Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 114.03.
  2. All movie theaters, live performances venues, bowling alleys, and arcades shall be closed to the public.
  3. All gyms and fitness centers shall be closed to the public.
  4. Any violation of these prohibitions may be referred to the Office of the City Attorney for prosecution under Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 8.77, which provides for fines not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to exceed six months.

If you would like to support the City’s response to COVID-19, donations can be made to the Mayor’s Emergency Response Fund which can be found here:


-The Historic Core BID

Local Business Guide

Last updated 3/28/20

464 Burger Call, GrubHub 2138840181 464 S Main St
Baco Mercat Closed 2136878002 CLOSED | 408 S Main
BadMaash Call 2132217466
Bar Ama Closed 2136878002 CLOSED | 118 W 4th St
Beelmans Closed CLOSED | 600 S Spring St
Bernadettes Giftcard, Website 2136283354 CLOSED | 361 S Broadway | @weekendatbernadettes
Big Man Bakes PostMates, Take Out 2136179100 413 S Main St @therealbigmanbakes
Blacksmiths TBA
Bohemian House of Chai Closed 2136283086 CLOSED | 548 S Spring @bohemianchai
Bolt Barbers Closed 2132324715 CLOSED | 460 S Spring
Braazo Pizza Delivery, DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates, Take Out 2136223390
Buddys Website 2132657022 M- S 10 AM - 11 PM | 363 S Broadway | @buddysdtla
Calavera Burrito Closed 2136283094 CLOSED | 541 S Spring St @calaveraburrito
Cento Pasta Bar Direct Message, Take Out 2134890131 W - Sat 11 AM - 3 PM | 128 E 6th St @centopastabar
Coronados TBA
Desuar Spa Giftcard, Website (213) 265-7908
Digitech Solutions Call (213) 537-0317 Remote Services
Dolly Llama Curbside Pick Up, Delivery, DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates, Take Out, UberEats 2132838615 12 PM - 12 AM | 611 S Spring St @thedollyllama
Donut Friend Delivery, GrubHub, PostMates 2139956191
Dopolavorola Operating As Usual 2132668530 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM | 808 S Spring St @dopolavorola
Downtown Donuts Closed CLOSED | 541 S Spring St @dntwndonutsla
DTLA Vets Operating As Usual 2136131537 333 S Spring Drop off services
DTown Burger DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates, UberEats 2132280022 9 AM - 12 AM | 216 W 6 th
e Stretto Call, Caviar, PostMates, Take Out 2132657017 351 S Broadway @estrettosandwichshop
Floyds Closed 2134577858 CLOSED | 201 W 7th St | @floyds99barbershop
Fry Madness ChowNow, Delivery, GrubHub, PostMates, Take Out 2137972847 11 AM - 9 PM | 555 S Spring St @frymadness
Gamez DTLA Closed 2132435831 CLOSED | 500 S Spring St.
Garçons de Cafe Delivery Text: 2133446254 11 AM. - 9 PM | | @garconsdecafe
Gelateria Uli Call, Caviar, DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates 2135370931 @gelateriauli
Hock and Hoof Closed 2132799983 CLOSED | 517 S Spring St
il Caffe DoorDash, ToGo 2136120331 7 AM - 8 PM | 855 S Broadway @ilcaffedtla
Joe’s Pizza Call, Curbside Pick Up, DoorDash, PostMates, UberEats, Website 2139888848 11 AM - 2 Am | 613 S Spring St @joespizzala
Juice Crafters DoorDash, PostMates, UberEats 2136894555 7 AM - 7 PM | 702 S Spring St @juicecrafters
KazuNori Call, PostMates 2134936956 421 S Main St @kazunorisushi
L’Appart by Air Food Curbside Pick Up, DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates, UberEats 2136283158 @air_food_lappart
LA Cafe Call, PostMates 2136123000 6 AM - 4 AM | 639 S Spring @thelacafe
LA Gourmet Bakery Take Out
Le Macaron Take Out 2136233606 @lemacaronla
Little Fluffy Head Call, Delivery, Direct Message, DoorDash, PostMates, Take Out, UberEats 2132668495 12 pm - 8 pm
MadLab Coffee Delivery, Website 2132226430 | @madlabcoffee
Meatzilla GrubHub, PostMates, Take Out 2136233450 11 AM - 9 PM | 646 S Main @meatzilla_la
Mezcalero DTLA DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates 2136283337 11 AM- 10 PM | 510 S Broadway @mezcalerodtla
Montecarlo Cafe TBA 3108186628 M - Sat 8 AM - 2 PM | 109 E 5th St
Mrs. Fish Caviar, DoorDash, PostMates, Take Out 2138734444 448 S Hill @mrsfishla
PBJLA DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates 2136283410 11 AM - 6PM | 317 S Broadway
Perch Caviar, PostMates, Take Out
Pet Project Delivery, Operating As Usual 2136283125 528 S Spring @petprojectla
Pizza Napolitana DoorDash, PostMates 2132668801 11:30 AM - 10 PM | 541 S Spring St @pizzanapolita
Preux and Proper Giftcard, PostMates 2138960090 840 S Spring St @preuxandproper
Prufrock Pizza TBA 3232845661 CLOSED | 446 S Main St
Pupper Club Operating As Usual 2133108440 9 AM - 6 PM | 603 S Los Angeles St @thepupperclub
Raw Materials Art Supplies Website 8007297060 | @rawmaterialsartsupplies
Red Chickz ChowNow, Delivery, GrubHub, PostMates, Take Out 2137972847 11 AM - 9 PM | 557 S Spring St @theredchickz
Redbird Curbside Pick Up, Website 2137881191 W - Sat 4 PM -7 PM | 114 E 2nd St | @redbirdla
RiceBox Caviar, Curbside Pick Up, DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates 2139887395 11 AM - 8:30 PM | 541 S Spring St @riceboxla
Sonoratown Call, Curbside Pick Up 2136283710 11 AM -10 PM | 208 E 8th @sonoratownla
Spread Mediterranean Kitchen Delivery, Take Out 2135370284 @spreadkitchen
Spring for Coffee Curbside Pick Up 2132280041 548 S Spring St
Spring St Cafe Call 2135370900
Tacos 1986 Caviar, Curbside Pick Up, GrubHub, PostMates 2139887202 609 S Spring St @tacos1986la
Terroni Call, Curbside Pick Up, DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates 2132217234 T - Sun 4 - 8:30 PM | 802 S Spring St @terronila
The Last Bookstore Appointment Only, Call, Email 2134880599 11 AM - 7 PM | 453 S Spring St |
Tierra Mia Closed 2138956000 653 S Spring St
Tilt Coffee Bar Take Out M-S 7 AM - 7 PM | Sun 9 AM - 6 PM | 334 S Main Street @tiltcoffeebar
Umami Caviar, DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates 2134138626 852 S Broadway @umamiburger
Verve Closed
Vitos TBA
Wake and Late Delivery, PostMates 2135370820 T - F : 7 AM- 1:30 PM SAT - SUN : 8 AM - 1:30 PM | 105 E 6th @wakeandlate
Wild Living Foods GrubHub, PostMates, UberEats 2132668254 9 AM - 9 PM | 760 S Main St @wildlivingfoods
Wood Spoon Call, Caviar, Take Out 2136291765
Yuko Kitchen DoorDash, PostMates, ToGo 2132660046 @yukokitchen
Yuko Soup DoorDash, PostMates, ToGo 2133101182 @yukosoupbar