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COVID-19 Information and Resources

COVID-19 Update:

Shepherd’s Door business operations are affected due to ongoing precautionary measures recommended by the CDC. We are not in the office everyday however, you can leave a message as we are checking them daily. 

Articles on COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE: A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide

Shepherd’s Door Interview with NBC 4 NEWS  Speaking out regarding the needs for more domestic violence resources

Los Angeles Court Resources and United Way

County of Los Angeles

United Way:

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health:

Los Angeles Courts:

You are not alone and supports remain available to you

:1-800-799-7233 and through chat.

Resource for Families

Self-Care Information

During day-to-day activities, people can take the following measures to prevent infection, in accordance with World Health Organization guidelines:

  1. Clean the hands regularly with an alcohol-based sanitizer, or wash them with soap and water. The CDC also make this recommendation, advising that sanitizer should contain “at least 60% alcohol” and that people should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Clean surfaces — such as kitchen seats and work desks — regularly with disinfectant.
  3. Avoid crowded areas when going out, for people over 60 years old and people with any underlying health problems.
  4. Try to avoid close contact with people who display flu-like symptoms, including coughing and sneezing.
  5. Get accurate information about COVID-19. Some good sources include the Pan American Health Organization and WHO websites.

The American Red Cross also advise against touching the mouth, nose, or eyes when out and about, before having a chance to wash the hands.

Also, the CDC recommends getting the flu shot to prevent other seasonal respiratory infections.

The Center for Disease Control CDC recommends that all people wear cloth face masks in public places where it is difficult to maintain a 6-foot (2-meter) distance from others. This will help slow the spread of the virus from asymptomatic people and people who do not know that they have contracted it. People should wear cloth face masks while continuing to practice physical distancing. Instructions for making masks at home are available hereNote: It is critical that surgical masks and N95 respirators are reserved for healthcare workers.