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Lancaster COVID-19 Resources

Head-of-Household Pandemic Assistance

Emergency Financial Relief

Go» Unemployment Insurance
The California Unemployment Insurance Program offers compensation to those whose work hours have been reduced or interrupted by COVID-19 quarantine.

Go» Paid Sick Leave
Employers who offer California paid sick leave must provide it and compensate employees who test positive for COVID-19.

Go» Disaster Loans
The US Small Business Administration offers federal disaster loans to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.

Go» Residential Eviction Moratorium
During pandemic quarantine, no landlord shall evict a residential tenant in the City of Los Angeles if the tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the pandemic. Another moratorium provides protection against residential water and power service shutoffs during the pandemic.

Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Access

Go» AT&T
Go» Spectrum
Go» Xfinity

Free Residential Internet Wi-Fi

Go» Spectrum
(855) 243–8892
The Spectrum remote education credit program offers 60 days of free Wi-Fi internet connection, with no installation fee or pre-payment, to new customers who are teachers or families with children who have at-home learning needs.

Mental Health Support

Crisis Counseling
Text the message “NAMI” to the number 741741.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) offers callers the emotional support of a trained counselor.

LA County Department of Mental Health Access Hotline
(800) 854–7771
This entry point for mental health services operates 24/ 7.

Physical Health Support

Common Sense Tips

  • Everyone age 65+ and everyone of any age with diabetes, heart, lung, may be at higher risk of virus infection and severity of symptoms. Stay at home.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Use household disinfectant products on frequently touched surfaces throughout the house.

Go» City of Lancaster Updates

Go» 211 LA County
Call 2-1-1 to speak to trained community resource advisors, prepared to offer help with any situation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Go» California Department of Public Health

Go» Healthcare Access
The GREEN Foundation offers healthcare rights and benefits guidance.
(323) 229–3411 Los Angeles
(714) 756–0027 Orange County

Spiritual Health Support


  • Take occasional five-minute mental breaks.
  • Practice being intentionally quiet for short periods of time.
  • Pray with affirmation.
  • Make use of online resources and streaming services provided by places of worship.

Go» Live-Stream Worship Services
Call Antelope Valley Christian Center at (661) 949–7200.

Elder Pandemic Assistance

Free Meal Pick-Up
The following community center welcomes friends, family members, or caregivers to pick up free meals on behalf of people age 65+.

Antelope Valley Senior Center Lancaster
Until 1:00pm daily
777 W. Jackman St.
(661) 948–2320

Child and Student Pandemic Assistance

Stay Clean

Go» How to Wash Your Hands

Stay Busy

Go» Learning Packets
The Compton Unified School District offers downloadable grade-level learning packets for at-home learning.

Go» Creative Writing Prompts
Write a letter to a friend!

Go» Science Experiments
These exercises require only common household items.

Go» How-to-Draw Tutorials

Go» 90-Day Digital-Resource Library Card
LA County Library digital cards enable access to all digital resources including audiobooks, e-books, magazines, movies, TV, homework help, and online classes.

The Lancaster branch is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Enter the library from Cedar Avenue. Pick up online holds in the library meeting room.

Stay Active

Go» Yoga Poses for Kids
Go» Superhero Agility Training
Go» Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Stay Nourished

Go» Free Meal Pick-Up
All students and youth ages 18 and younger may pick up free breakfasts and lunches at the following elementary schools: Discovery, Linda Verde, Miller, and West Wind. Amargosa Creek Middle School also is participating.

Go» Free Meal Pick-Up
All students and youth ages 18 and younger may pick up free meals at the following high schools: Antelope Valley, Eastside, Highland, Lancaster, Pete Knight, Littlerock, Quartz Hill, and Palmdale.

Go» Antelope Valley Union High School District Updates

Governmental Pandemic Action

Go» State of California Executive Order

Go» City of Los Angeles Personal-Contact Restrictions
Restrictions include bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, entertainment venues, fitness centers, restaurants, and places of worship.

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