Fighting COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck LA County, Hilda was at the forefront to provide the much needed resources and assistance to those who were in most need. Here are just a few examples.

Paid Leave for Workers Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine

Hilda Solis stood up for workers to provide employee paid leave for workers seeking to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This ordinance provided up to an additional four hours of excused paid leave per injection to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Providing COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines to Residents
in All Languages

To meet County residents where they are, Hilda Solis advocated to have County-operated points of dispensing have trained staff present who are fluent in the threshold languages of the communities in which they are providing vaccines.

Expanding Testing and Vaccine Infrastructure to those most in Need

Hilda Solis and the board partnered with the State and Blue Shield to provide additional funding to expand upon collective efforts to ensure that the communities most at need continued to expand the vaccine infrastructure. With almost 80% of eligible LA County residents having at least one dose, the County continues to have hundreds of vaccine providers in place to expand access and protect our communities. 

Expanded Mental Health Care to Underserved Latino Communities Impacted by COVID-19

Communities of color have been in the frontlines of the pandemic, which was seen by having the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the highest death rates. All these factors have added stress and anxiety to communities of color. Hilda Solis directed the County Department of Mental Health to expand mental health services for Latino immigrant and nonimmigrant populations impacted by COVID-19.

COVID Resources

Food Banks

LAUSD Grab and Go Centers


Covered California




Unemployment Assistance


Social Security Benefits Information