Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC) is here, on the frontlines, responding to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic in Skid Row and other underserved areas where the barriers of poverty, homelessness and illness complicate access and care. Our vulnerable homeless neighbors are particularly at risk and so we are here fighting for resources and continuing to deliver vital care and love in the midst of the pandemic!
The novel coronavirus is a newly discovered virus. It causes an illness called COVID-19. Many of the symptoms are similar to the flu: dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing.
There is a place in Skid Row where quality medical, dental and mental health care is available to patients who are sick, poor, and all too often homeless.
El nuevo coronavirus es un virus recién descubierto. Causa una enfermedad llamada COVID-19. Muchos de los síntomas son similares a los de la gripe: tos seca, fiebre, y dificultad para respirar.
In the past weeks, we have been inundated with news, webinars, talks and rumors about COVID-19. Public events have been postponed. Schools, libraries, conference halls, and public centers are closed. As we hear more about the spread of the virus in the media, we are also surprised to find long lines in grocery stores and empty store shelves. This weekend, the stores around my home were out of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, milk, meat, and more!