In an effort to make sure our community stays informed, first I will provide an update on COVID-19. As of close of business today, there are seven (7) confirmed cases in the Antelope Valley. We are continuing to maintain contact with our team of doctors so that we always have the most up-to-date information readily available for you.
The City, in partnership with AV Partners for Health, has launched a new program effective today. Feed the Need will supply dietician-approved meals to seniors (62+) and homeless families at designated sites experiencing isolation and food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis. The goal is to serve no fewer than 100 seniors and up to 50 homeless families with one hot meal per person each weekday and two frozen meals and one grocery bag on the weekends. For more information, please contact AVPH at 661-942-4719.
We understand that many folks in our community will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19. Many of us rely on the internet in nearly every aspect of our lives. Spectrum (owned by Charter Communications) will be offering the following within the City of Lancaster:
Free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.
For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps
Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use
Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.
We encourage everyone to take advantage of the interactive map with FREE Hotspots, allowing residents to zoom down to the City and street level where you can search and find the closest hotspot. For more information please read Charter's press release here.
Be Well, Stay Informed, Stand Strong,
Mayor R. Rex Parris