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All official communications and information from IDMR International Headquarters regarding the operation of IDMR Branch Schools as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic will be posted on this Internet website and on the Intranet website or distributed otherwise on behalf of International Headquarters.

IMPORTANT -  IDMR SELF-CHECK COVID-19 SCREENING AND INFECTION GUIDELINES (Released March 1, 2022) Please review the following IDMR Screening and Infection Guidelines from International Headquarters and make them available to the members of your local branch school:  IDMR MASTER GUIDELINES SCREENING 2-28-22.  This document supersedes the previous policies.

The following guidelines were announced recently in the IDMR Los Angeles Branch and contain recommendations regarding COVID-19 protocols for IDMR Branch Schools from International Headquarters: IDMR_MASTER_10-21-21 Facilities Screen.pdf  and IDMR_Branch_Facilities_Guidelines 10-21-2021.

IMPORTANT - IDMR COVID INFECTION GUIDELINES (Released January 5, 2022). Please review the following IDMR COVID Infection Guidelines from International Headquarters and make them available to the members of your local branch school: IDMR COVID INFECTION GUIDELINES.

Get free at-home COVID-19 tests

Beginning Wednesday, January 19, 2022, every home in the U.S. can order free rapid COVID-19 test kits through the government at the following website: A total of four test kits can be ordered per household. 

COVID Testing in Los Angeles County

If you have symptoms, have been exposed to someone who is infected with COVID, or just need a test, visit or call 2-1-1 to schedule a COVID test. COVID-19 testing is free of charge to anyone who lives in LA County, regardless of immigration status. You do not need insurance.

IDMR BRANCH SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE to COVID-19 and Visitation Restrictions
Prior to making plans to visit ANY IDMR Branch School, please check the Branch Schedule Updates at the bottom of the News Page to ensure that class is being held and to ensure there are no visitation restrictions.  Also, please contact the branch directly in advance to make them aware of your plans to visit, to verify the current class schedule and to obtain any COVID-19 related protocols.  Some branches are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and many branches are unable to accommodate visitors at this time due to social distancing requirements.

California Roars Back: Govenor Newsom Highlights Nation's Largest Rent Relief Program, Announces Over $1 Billion in Rental Assistance Requested to Date. Published: July 14, 2021. Qualifying renters and landlords are now eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed. How to apply:

California to extend eviction ban, pay back rent for tenants: Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Announce Eviction Moratorium Extension, Increased Compensation for Rent Relief. Published: Jun 25, 2021.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through their dedicated call center. More information will be available on their page:

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check eligibility and how to apply:

Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up. Let’s end this pandemic: Find a COVID-19 Vaccine:

Search, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you in the U.S.

Check for available appointments and book your vaccination as soon as you can. California State My Turn website: City of Los Angeles scheduling website:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website lists comprehensive resources, including retail pharmacy chains with appointments

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Announces $15 Million Allocated to Childcare for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families:

FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol Warns Consumers of Contamination:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DEAN AND VICE PRESIDENT ON THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020: The International Dean and Vice President made an important announcement during the Los Angeles Branch class videotaped on Thursday, May 28, 2020 that should be shared with all members of the Institute. The International Superintendent is requesting that the Deans and Presidents encourage their members to view Dr. Bryant's announcement. It's available via MP3/MP4. Thank you.

International Headquarters has compiled a directory that lists Coronavirus resources for every state that has IDMR Branch Schools.  Please click on the following link to view or download the directory: IDMR COVID-19 DIRECTORY.pdf.

UPDATE ON CLASS SUSPENSIONS IN CALIFORNIA: IDMR classes in the State of California have been suspended until further notice.  Updates will be posted if necessary.

City of Los Angeles Senior Meals Program:

Emergency Food and Benefits in California for Families with Children and Great Plates Delivered - Home Meals for Seniors:

U.S. Department of Labor publishes guidance on federal pandemic unemployment compensation. The $600 weekly unemployment compensation boost, extra from state unemployment benefits:

The CARES Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, gives states the option of extending unemployment compensation to independent contractors and other workers who are ordinarily ineligible for unemployment benefits. Here’s how to apply:

Los Angeles County Residents: Free Food Resources for LA County Residents During COVID-19 Crisis and Ways to Help.

Medication Assistance Program: 

City of Los Angeles Residents impacted by COVID-19, please click on the following link for resources:

New Initiatives for California Workers:

California Drivers and Businesses: Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Orders Insurance Companies to Refund Premiums to Drivers and Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency:

KTLA News: Los Angeles County rent assistance program could provide tenants up to $1,000 per month:

If you are aware of assistance and resources being provided in your State to individuals affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, please send an email to:

BRANCH SCHOOL REPORTS: An important announcement regarding Branch School Reports has been posted on the International News page of the IWBA.

CORONA VIRUS REPORTING POLICY FOR IDMR: Corona Virus Reporting Policy.pdf.

NEW MP3/MP4 PROCESS: The implementation of the new MP3/MP4 Process will be delayed due to the class schedule suspensions as a result of COVID-19. We will continue with the current distribution of lectures via Hightail from International Headquarters until further notice.

CLASS SCHEDULE SUSPENSIONS:  If your branch school has suspended classes due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, please send an email to the International Superintendent:  Also, please post your schedule changes on the IWBA. 


INFORMATION FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA:  IDMR State of California Corona Virus Guidance_03-13-20.pdf

Please continue to check this site and the IWBA on a regular basis.  All official communications for IDMR Branch Schools regarding the Coronavirus pandemic will be posted on this site and the IWBA. Please refrain from making phone calls at this time.  For questions or concerns, please send an email to  Thank you.  

Corona Virus Memo (Thursday, March 5, 2020).

Health and Safety

Announcement from International Headquarters

IDMR Travel

International Headquarters is asking all members to follow local and state government guidelines regarding travel, and to be considerate of branch schools that are impacted by the recent restrictions due to COVID-19, and/or other disasters.  

See updates and frequently asked questions by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Coronavirus and Travel in the United States:

IDMR International Headquarters
Class Schedule Updates
We will post information by state (for branches that have state organizations) here.  For those that don’t have state organizations, we will list those class schedule updates individually.  

1 (800) 232-4636 (800-CDC-INFO)

CDC FAQ for COVID-19 here

Government Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Official Website
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Official Website
The United States Government Official Website
U.S. Government Disaster Help Official Website
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Official Website
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Official Website
Coronavirus-resources on
Non-Government Services
American Red Cross Official Website
Locate Family and Friends through International Committee of the Red Cross
The Salvation Army National Headquarters Official Website
United Way Official Website
Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 from AFL-CIO. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of working people and our families. Select your state to find the resources, programs and benefits available in your area to assist you during this crisis.

A One-Stop Resource to Help State Governors Serve Workers Displaced by the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Find a Foodbank in your area:



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