Health

CDC UPDATES GUIDELINES FOR DISINFECTING HOUSEHOLDS

The Centers for Disease Control has issued updated guidelines for individuals seeking to routinely clean their homes and, also if someone in the household has contracted COVID-19. For information click here.

CALIFORNIA PHARMACISTS WILL SOON BE CONDUCTING COVID-19 TESTING

Governor Newsom has announced that the California Department of Consumer Affairs and State Board of Pharmacy will allow pharmacists to collect specimens for COVID-19 tests and order tests for consumers. The specimens will be delivered to and processed at public health, university or commercial labs. The expansion of testing locations is part of the statewide strategy to increase testing within the State of California, leading to increased modifications of the Stay At Home Order.

Your health matters to us. We offer you links to trusted sources of information regarding Coronavirus as well as connections to local resources to support your wellness during this time.

METRO AND LAX REQUIRING USE OF FACE COVERINGS STARTING MAY 7th.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is requiring that all patrons using Metro’s bus and rail system wear face coverings, beginning today.  Previously, use of face coverings by Metro riders was only a recommendation.  More information may be found by clicking here.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is now requiring that everyone within the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wear face coverings. LAWA issued a press release outlining both the face covering directive for individuals while in the terminals and expectations of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for passengers passing through security checkpoints.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 TESTING IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY?

In recent days, there have been a number of news reports about the availability of testing throughout Los Angeles County.  The County of Los Angeles has developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in an effort to ensure that timely and accurate information relating to testing is easily accessible.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Specific Health Information for Seniors
Emotional Wellness Support
  • COUNTY 24/7 MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE
    (800) 854-7771 – Operated by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Call for mental health emergency.
  • CRISIS TEXT LINE
    Text HOME to 741741 Every person who texts this line is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring users from a hot moment to a cool calm moment through active listening and collaborative problem solving.  All of Crisis Text Line’s Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.
  • LA County Department of Mental Health Website
    A list of vital resources available for community members to help cope with the emotional and mental stress of COVID-19.
Emotional Support Agencies
  • Community 360 – Las Virgenes Unified School District
    Community 360 was a collaboration formed between LVUSD, Lost Hills Sheriff Station, and an assortment of mental health and wellness providers. The Collaborative came together to create a one-stop place in the Ventura and North Los Angeles Area to provide resources, tools, and events to support social emotional wellness for all.  There are a number of individuals, organizations, and agencies that serve on the Community 360 Committee.  Each of them can serve as very connected, informed resources should you know someone who is in need. 
  • Engage Therapy
    Engage is a outpatient therapy company that provides mental health support for community members and families.
  • Ludington Institute for Family Enrichment
    The Ludington Institute offers comprehensive, integrated therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families.
  • Give an Hour
    Give an hour is a support organization of volunteer mental health professionals across our nation to provide those in need with help and hope.
  • Alba-Walker Life Strategies
  • Comfort Counseling
    Sessions available by local therapists in the Conejo Valley. If you are in need to talk with a therapist, please feel free to email comfortcounseling19@gmail.com They are providing free 30 minute sessions focused on emotional support as we navigate our present situation.
  • Senior Concerns
    Senior Concerns is a local, non-profit adult day care providing multiple services to seniors during this crisis.
  • The Chabad of the Conejo has offered to assist seniors or others who are not able to leave their home and are in need of supplies or services. Please call (818) 991-0991 or email them at rabbibryski@chabadconejo.com

For more information regarding Coronavirus, please refer to the agencies below.

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