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.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Announces $15 Million Allocated to Childcare for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/media/mediapubhpdetail.cfm?prid=2538
FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol Warns Consumers of Contamination: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol#products
To assist Los Angeles’ tenants and landlords affected by the current COVID-19 health pandemic, and prevent displacement of renters, the citywide Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program was created by LA City Council President Nury Martinez, the City Council and HCIDLA, with the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Applications will be accepted from Monday, July 13 at 8:00 AM through Friday, July 17 at 11:59 PM.
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: https://cityoflaprod.service-now.com/city_meals.
Emergency Food and Benefits in California for Families with Children and Great Plates Delivered - Home Meals for Seniors: https://covid19.ca.gov/food-resources/.
U.S. Department of Labor publishes guidance on federal pandemic unemployment compensation. The $600 weekly unemployment compensation boost, extra from state unemployment benefits: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200404.
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: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance#how-do-i-apply
Los Angeles County Residents: Free Food Resources for LA County Residents During COVID-19 Crisis and Ways to Help.
Medication Assistance Program: https://www.abbvie.com/patients/patient-assistance/patient-assistance-and-covid19.html
City of Los Angeles Residents impacted by COVID-19, please click on the following link for resources: https://hcidla2.lacity.org/family-source-centers.
New Initiatives for California Workers: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/04/15/governor-newsom-announces-new-initiatives-to-support-california-workers-impacted-by-covid-19/
California Drivers and Businesses: Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Orders Insurance Companies to Refund Premiums to Drivers and Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0100-press-releases/2020/release038-2020.cfm.
KTLA News: Los Angeles County rent assistance program could provide tenants up to $1,000 per month: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/l-a-county-rent-assistance-program-could-provide-up-to-1000-per-month-for-struggling-angelenos/.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. Also, please post your schedule changes on the IWBA.
INFORMATION FROM INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: Corona Virus Update_03-13-20.pdf
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Corona Virus Memo (Thursday, March 5, 2020).
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