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COVID-19 Data Updates

For daily COVID-19 data across LA County, please visit the County’s COVID-19 data webpage.

Continue to check the LA County COVID-19 Dashboard for the most up to date information for every City and area in the County. For additional information about LA County’s efforts to confront coronavirus, visit www.covid19.lacounty.gov.

For the most up-to-date information on health recommendations, please visit the CDC website, the California Department of Public Health website, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website.

Latest City Updates

In accordance with the LA County Health Officer Order, City Hall, Lomita Park Office, and the Railroad Museum is open to the public. Normal parking enforcement of parking violations resumed on July 1, 2021. 

If you are planning a visit to our facilities soon, keep in mind that the following COVID-19 public safety protocols are in place:

  • Adhere to our posted signage at entry points
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available upon entry
  • Plexiglass screens have been installed at public counters
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting will be taking place
  • Face coverings for all individuals are required in indoor public settings

The City remains dedicated to protecting the health and wellness of our community and will continue following State and County public health recommendations and guidance. During the closure, staff provided services by phone, email and online and residents and visitors are encouraged to continue to complete transactions this way when possible. If you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please refrain from entering any City facility. Lomita will also maintain the following practices:

  • Conduct virtual or hybrid City Council, Commission and other public meetings 
  • Issue permits for outdoor dining
  • Continue deferral of water shutoffs on delinquent accounts 
  • Disseminate public service information such as vaccine distribution, rent relief, and food distribution programs
  • Continue the development of economic relief programs with funds received through the federal American Rescue Plan

Vaccines & Testing

Vaccination sites are available across LA County, including Lomita. COVID-19 vaccinations are available for everyone age 5 and older. For information about how to make an appointment and what to do after you are vaccinated, visit LA County’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

For more information, visit VaccinateLACounty.com.

Testing is widely available across LA County. Residents can find more information about testing on the LA County COVID-19 Testing webpage.

Parks & Recreation Facilities

UPDATE as of September 2021:

Lomita Park and the Lomita Park Office are open to the public. For more information about the City’s recreation programs, classes and activities, visit the Parks and Recreation webpage or view the latest Recreation Brochure.

The City of Lomita Parks and Recreation Division reminds all park guests to follow the State and County requirements related to masking.

State and County Guidelines

For statewide updates related to COVID-19, visit Covid19.CA.Gov.

For the latest updates from LA County, visit PublicHealth.LACounty.Gov/Media/Coronavirus. The Health Officer Order and accompanying health protocols can be found here.

The City of Lomita asks that our residents comply with the above orders to the maximum extent possible.

Lomita City Council Allocated American Rescue Plan Funds to Help Small Businesses, Support Critical Infrastructure and Keep Residents and Employees Safe

On September 21, 2021, the Lomita City Council adopted a resolution allocating funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a federal initiative that provides direct and flexible aid to local municipalities. The City was allocated approximately $4.8 million under the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to properly respond to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and help the community recover.

Working with the City’s Recovery Committee, and the Lomita Chamber of Commerce, the following categories were identified for funding: 

  1. Economic Development 
  2. Critical Infrastructure 
  3. Small Business Development
  4. Workforce Development 
  5. Public Health and Community Resiliency 

Within each of these categories, Lomita is planning to cover all COVID-19 expenditures, fund the GAC Upgrades at the Cypress Water Production Facility, enhance the City’s Job Creation and Business Incentive Program, implement a Facade Improvement Program for local small businesses, partner with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board for workforce development and strengthen the City’s workplace safety and digital infrastructure. 

The City Council has the flexibility to adjust the amount of funding for each program and project as needed to ensure funds are going where they are most needed. As the programs move forward, City staff will meet with the Economic Development Committee and present the City Council with recommendations for adjustments to funding levels as necessary. 

“Councilmember Uphoff and I have been working closely with City staff to determine how these funds would best serve our community,” said Mayor Mark Waronek. “The pandemic has been a source of hardship for many, and I am confident that each of these programs will provide much needed relief for our residents and businesses.”

Lift Up Lomita

During these trying times, we are encouraged by all the great acts of neighborliness in our community and our region. The City is working to gather and share positive stories of Lomita lifting up Lomita, and we are also coordinating efforts to provide care packages of paper goods and other necessary items to those in need. Visit our Lift Up Lomita page for details and information on how to get involved.

LAUSD Information for Lomita and Harbor City Students

To assist students and parents with finding information specific to each of the schools in our area, please find below a list of contact information for each of our local schools.  Please click on the link for each school for up to date information regarding the plan for your child’s school.

School Site Website/Contact Information
Narbonne High School https://www.narbonnehsgauchos.com/
Narbonne HARTS Academy https://www.hartsacademy.org/
Fleming Middle School https://flemingms.org/
Eshelman Ave. Elementary School https://eshelmanes-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Lomita STEAM Magnet https://lomitamsm-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/
President Ave. Elementary School https://presidentavees-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Normont Ave. Elementary School https://normontes-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Harbor City Elementary School https://harborcity-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/

What to Do if You or a Family Member Becomes Ill

If you or a family member becomes ill, please call your doctor for advice about treatment and testing. The City does not provide testing services. More information is also available through LA County Department of Public Health.

Help for Workers

Workers in California may be eligible for benefits due to illness from COVID-19 or the effects of related orders. For more information on disability insurance, paid family leave, unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, and workers’ compensation, please visit the California Department of Labor’s website.

Help for Renters

Income eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply for the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which offers financial assistance with past due rent or utilities dating back to April 1, 2020 and future payments. Residents and landlords can check eligibility and apply at HousingIsKey.com or by calling 833-430-2122.

Help for Small Businesses

All levels of government are working to support our small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The Lomita Chamber of Commerce is working hard to support and engage with our local business community. Information regarding assistance for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is available on their website.

For information about loans from the federal Small Business Association (SBA), please visit SBA’s Disaster Loan Assistance webpage.

For information about assistance from the State of California, visit the Employment Development Department’s Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) webpage.

Other small business resources:

Help for Vulnerable Populations

California recommends that all seniors over the age of 65 and those with chronic conditions continue to abide by the Safer At Home guidelines and stay in their homes. If you are at risk, stay home! If you need anything, reach out to your neighbors and seek help. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lomita Station is also conducting welfare checks for vulnerable individuals. Please contact the Station directly for more information or assistance at (310) 539-1661.

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