Coronavirus Information

The City of South Gate is here to help you get through this unprecedented public health emergency. It is important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible. 
  1. COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Los Angeles County residents. The closest drive-through testing site is at South Gate Park. To make an appointment, click here or call 2-1-1. 

LAUSD COVID-19 Testing

Household members of Los Angeles Unified students and employees can continue to be COVID-19 tested at any of the 42 Los Angeles Unified testing sites.  To schedule your test go to For assistance call your school or  the hotline at (213) 443-1300.
  1. COVID-19 Vaccine

The State launched the MyTurn to help resident learn when they are eligible to receive the vaccine and schedule appointments. 

For vaccination information click here

Here is how you can get a vaccine:

  • Make an appointment at
  • Call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., 7 days a week. (Residents without internet access). Please note: there can be long wait times on the phone, if you are able to access an appointment on-line, residents are asked to do so. 
  • Contact your healthcare provider and/or local pharmacy.

Vaccinations are free and available to all, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. For those who have insurance, coverage information may be requested as part of the appointment scheduling process.

SELA Community Vaccination Center

The City of Bell is home to the SELA Community Vaccination Center serving the community of South East Los Angeles. Call 323-538-7802 to verify eligibility and to make an appointment. You can also email to schedule an appointment.

SELA Community Vaccination Center Flyer_English

Senior Transportation to Vaccination Site

The City of South Gate offers free transportation to the LA County COVID-19 Vaccination site in Downey. Located at the parking lot of L.A. County Office of Education headquarters, 12830 Columbia Way, off Imperial Highway.

Book your appointment at

Transportation is only available to residents that have received an appointment. Currently only LA County residents 65 years and older are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination.

To book a ride call (866) 612-1275 and provide client # 12584

  1. Programs and Services

FREE COVID-19 Programs and Services

A look at South Gate programs and services available to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. To view, click here.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The City is funding an Emergency Rental Assistance Program with Compatior, Inc. to provide rental assistance to residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available beginning February 1, 2021. For more information, please call (323) 378-2009 or email

Recovery Resource Guide

The City prepared a Recovery Resource Guide that provides a list of valuable resources available to the community in response to COVID-19, such as financial recovery assistance, small business grants, health and well-being services and more. Click here to view.

Updated Health Officer Order

The Los Angeles County is moving toward new standards for safe reopening in alignment with the State of California guidelines. For more information please click here.

City Hall Reopening Guidelines

City Hall re-opened its doors to the public on Monday, June 15th, with temporary operating hours of Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., by appointment only, however residents will be able to pay their water bill during these hours without an appointment. The public will now be able to conduct business in person, but will be required to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing while inside the building. Additionally, Community Safety Ambassadors will be conducting wellness checks for all guests entering City Hall. This will include non-invasive, infrared temperature checks and screening questions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Although City Hall will re-open, residents are encouraged to continue accessing City services by email and phone.

A City Hall Reopening Guide has been prepared as a resource guide for the community and visitors that includes the safety protocols implemented for the reopening of City Hall. To view click here: English / Spanish.

As a reminder, the following City facilities will continue to be closed until further notice:
-Senior Center
-South Gate Park Facilities

South Gate parks will continue to be open for passive use, such as walking, jogging, and leisure time outdoors for individuals or families. The following park amenities will continue to be closed: playgrounds, basketball courts, swimming pool, fitness equipment, athletic fields and skate park.

LA County Eviction Moratorium

The Board of Supervisors approved an extension of the temporary eviction moratorium. The moratorium was extended until February 28, 2021 and may be extended by the Board on a month to month basis. For more information please visit or click here

Free Mental Health Counseling Services

The City is funding a Mental Health Counseling Program with Compatior, Inc. to provide free individual and group counseling services, crisis intervention and more. For more information, please call (323) 378-2009 or email 

Mental Health Resources

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) supports the wellbeing of our County family, friends and colleagues. When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation. For additional information, click here. LACDMH’s 24/7 Access Line at (800) 854-7771 is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals.

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: English and Spanish

Food Pantries

  • For the closest food pantry/bank to you, visit: Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator
  • Free Senior Lunch Program at the South Gate Senior Center (562) 806-5400
  • Everytable is offering meals to everyone. Food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their homes. Food available for students, (323) 458 - 6487.
  • Seniors who need food delivery, call Greater Emmanuel Temple at (424) 296-0400
  • Food Pantry, Southeast Churches Service Center, 2780 East Gage Avenue, Huntington Park, CA. 90255, (323) 585-8254.

Great Plates Delivered Program

Free meal delivery service is available to South Gate seniors.Great Plates Delivered has two purposes:

  1. Help seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and 
  2. Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information or to apply visit or call 2-1-1.

Homeless Prevention and Counseling Program

The City’s Homeless Prevention and Counseling program is operated by Helpline Youth Counseling and assists low-income South Gate residents at risk of experiencing homelessness with rental payments, security and utility deposits. For more information, call (213) 226-0969 or visit

Suspension of Utility Service Disconnections

To help families with financial hardship due to COVID-19, the City’s Water Division, SoCalGas and Southern California Edison are not suspending service or disconnecting customers who are unable to pay their bill until further notice. For more information, contact the service provider below:

City Water Division: (323) 563-9586 

Southern California Edison: 1-800-655-4555

SoCalGas: 1-800-427-2200

Workforce Development Program

The City’s Workforce Development Program will be operated by HUB Cities and will assist job seekers in obtaining employment and strengthening their skill set. Job seekers will receive assistance with résumé and job application preparation as well as job search support. This program will also offer various workshops and training classes that teach interview techniques and provide career guidance. For more information, visit or call (323) 586-4707.

Report a non-essential business operating

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
(888) 700-9995
File a complaint online
You may also call the City’s Community Development Department to report the violation at (323) 563-9549.

Report price gouging

(800) 593-8222 or file an online complaint

Price Gouging Flyer - English and Spanish

COVID-19 Business Resources, click here

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