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Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID - 19 Updates

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For more information please visit the City’s official COVID-19 web page, click here.


Thursday, June 11, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation 
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

How to wear a cloth face covering

SPHERES
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Visiting Parks & Recreation Facilities

General Contract Tracing 
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Monday, June 8, 2020

State Officials Provide COVID-19 Update

Running Essential Errands
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Sunday, June 7, 2020

State Officials Provide COVID-19 Update
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Saturday, June 6, 2020

State Officials Provide COVID-19 Update

Notification of Exposure
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Friday, June 5, 2020

State Officials Provide COVID-19 Update

Communication Toolkit

Protect Yourself When Using Transportation
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Thursday, June 4, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing


Contact Tracing


Other At-Risk Populations 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Guidance for Handlers of Service and Therapy Animals


If you have Pets

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Federal Support Services

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Monday, June 1, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Sunday, May 31, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Saturday, May 30, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Friday, May 29, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Hair Salons, Barbershops and In-person Dining to Reopen Immediately with Safeguards in Place


Cases and Updates

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Thursday, May 28, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


LA County moves toward sweeping new standards for swift and safe reopening, in alignment with state regulations


How to Wash Face Mask Coverings


What you can DO
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Running Essential Errands 

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
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Monday, May 25, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores
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Sunday, May 24, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Resources for Community and Faith-Based Leaders

CDC Diagnostic Test for COVID-19
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Anti-Body Testing

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
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Friday, May 22, 2020

Governor Newsom Launches California Connected – California’s Contact Tracing Program and Public Awareness Campaign

How to Safely Wear Face Mask Coverings 

CDC Releases Recommendations for Communities of Faith
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Going Out in Public 

At Home

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Help Children Learn at Home

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Managing Workplace Fatigue 

Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia in Community Settings 

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 Monday, May 18, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 18 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 477 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


California Department of Public Health Announces New Regional Variance Opportunity


Staying Safe and Getting Vaccinated 


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


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 Sunday, May 17, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 29 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 694 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Presidents Plan to Reopen America


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 Saturday, May 16, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 40 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1,073 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Community Based Transmission (Face Mask Requirements)


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 Friday, May 15, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 47 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 962 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Keep Kids Happy While Schools is Out


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 Thursday, May 14, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 51 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 925 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


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 Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 47 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1,264 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


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 Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 45 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 961 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


CDPH Reopening Sector



Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children


A different kind of outbreak

Monday, May 11, 2020
Testing in the U.S.

COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Los Angeles County Announces 18 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 484 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Saturday, May 9, 2020

When to wear gloves


Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Testing at Laboratories


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Los Angeles County Announces 44 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1011 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Friday, May 8, 2020


Protect your home


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Los Angeles County Announces 51 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 883 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Thursday, May 7, 2020


Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Los Angeles County Announces 51 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 815 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Pets and Other Animals


State Launches CA COVID-19 Testing Sites Website


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Los Angeles County Announces 55 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Public Health Unveils Five-Stage Recovery Roadmap


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Employees: How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Antibody Testing


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Los Angeles County Announces 58 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1,638 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Monday, May 4, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Los Angeles County Announces 28 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 568 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Responder Stories


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

 

Los Angeles County Announces 21 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): 781 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Saturday, May 2, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Los Angeles County Announces 38 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): 691 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Friday, May 1, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Los Angeles County Announces 62 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1,065 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


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Thursday, April 30, 2020


Stress and Coping


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Los Angeles County Announces 55 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 733 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County 


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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Los Angeles County Announces 56 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1,541 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Home

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 59 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 597 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles Count


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Keeping Kids Healthy While School is Out

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Monday, April 27, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Symptoms for Coronavirus 


Dental Settings

Staffing Resources

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Home
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Keeping Kids Healthy While School is Out
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Monday, April 27, 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Symptoms for Coronavirus 

Dental Settings

Staffing Resources

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 18 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 440 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Cases in U.S.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 48 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 607 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 52 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 1035 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


COVIDView Weekly Summary

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 68 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); 1081 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Cases in the U.S. 


People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 66 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1,318 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County 


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Assessing & Managing Risk Based on Different Exposures to COVID-19

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 46 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1,400 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Monday, April 20, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 17 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1,491 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


Lead Scientists in USC-LA County Study to Discuss Early Results of Groundbreaking Antibody Testing of Select Cases in LA County: Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Cases Higher than Previously Estimated


USC-LA County Study: Early Results of Antibody Testing Suggest Number of COVID-19 Infections Far Exceeds Number of Confirmed Cases in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 24 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); 334 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Saturday, April 18, 2020




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Friday, April 17, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 40 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); 567 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet): Overall Percentage of Visits for ILI

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 55 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); 399 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Steps to Stay Safe

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 42 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 472 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


People Who are at Higher Risk

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 40 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 670 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


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Monday, April 13, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 25 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19; 239 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Cases in U.S.


How to Protect Yourself & Other
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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 31 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); 323 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 25 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 456 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Friday, April 10, 2020


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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Cases in U.S.


Los Angeles County Announces 25 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 425 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


Running Essential Errands


CDC’s role in helping cruise ship travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic


Los Angeles County reminds family and friends that compliance with Safer at Home order is mandatory

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 29 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 620 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts Including New Data on Racial Demographics and Expanded Health Care Worker Data


How to Protect Yourself


Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 22 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) -550 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Resources for Businesses and Employers


Other At-Risk Populations 


Homelessness and COVID-19 FAQs

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Monday, April 6, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces 15 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 420 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


CDC - Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 15 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) -663 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


FAQs for Administrators and Leaders at Community and Faith-Based Organizations


Testing in the United States


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Saturday, April 4, 2020 


Los Angeles County Announces 28 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 711 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers


What You Can Do


CDC launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 11 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 521 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


Water and COVID-19 FAQs


Resources for Businesses and Employers



Older Adults


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Thursday, April 2, 2020 


Los Angeles County Announces 13 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Presidential Message on National Financial Capability Month, 2020

 


Los Angeles County Announces 11 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 513 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

California Public Health Officials Release Guidance on Use of Cloth Face Coverings

 

Relief, Public Health Guidelines & the 2020 Census


The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:


Relief

If you or a loved one has lost your job, or just need assistance, the County of Los Angeles has a number of ways to help. For help with accessing food, cash, health or in-home care programs, apply online at www.dpss.lacounty.gov.

For assistance over the phone, call (866) 613-3777.


NEW Guidelines from LA County’s Department of Public Health
Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who lack symptoms and, yet, are capable of spreading the virus to others.

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that we need to think about using universal precautions all the time – assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick.

As a result, the Department of Public Health has updated its FAQ with answers to a number of questions, including:


What should I do if I think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?

What should I do if I have symptoms and think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?

Can I get tested for COVID-19?

How is COVID-19 treated?

How can I protect myself and others from COVID-19?


For more information on how to stay safe visit LA County’s covid19.lacounty.gov.


COVID-19 & the 2020 Census
During this time of crisis, getting an accurate census count helps ensure the County of Los Angeles has the resources it needs to protect and support its local communities. When you are counted, you help increase funding for hospitals, health care services, child care centers, parks and affordable housing programs in LA County.

If you haven’t already done so, take a few minutes to complete your census form online at www.my2020census.gov or by phone in any of the following languages:


English: 844-330-2020

Spanish: 844-468-2020

Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020

Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020

Vietnamese: 844-461-2020

Korean: 844-392-2020

Russian: 844-417-2020

Arabic: 844-416-2020

Tagalog: 844-478-2020

Polish: 844-479-2020

French: 844-494-2020

Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020

Portuguese: 844-474-2020

Japanese: 844-460-2020

 

Remember - your information remains confidential, and under federal law, can only be used to produce statistics.


Incident Report
The following is a high level summary of today’s L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s COVID-19 disaster efforts. Click here to view our daily report.


Social Media Toolkit
Don’t forget!

We are regularly updating our multi-lingual, ready-to-use COVID-19 content for a variety of social media platforms.

To access graphics like the one seen here, visit our Social Media Toolkit.

Help us stem the spread of COVID-19, a post or tweet at a time.

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Monday, March 30, 2020


City of La Habra Heights - Construction Permit Reminder

The City would like to remind residents that all required construction permits are needed to be approved before any construction begins. All facilities, including City Hall are closed to the public. However, City operations will continue during normal business hours Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5;30 p.m. City staff are available to provide services and answer questions by phone or email. If you need any assistance or have any questions please contact City Hall. 

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Saturday, March 28, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces Six New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 344 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County 


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed six new deaths and 344 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID- 19). All of the five deaths reported yesterday occurred in people over the age of 60 who had underlying health conditions. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 601 new cases.


To date, Public Health has identified 1804 cases across all areas of LA County, including 32 deaths. Upon further investigation, three cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 398 positive cases (22% of positive cases) have been hospitalized.


On March 27, a Health Officer Order was issued to temporarily close all beaches and hiking trails throughout the entire County due to recent dramatic increases in COVID-19 cases, and increased usage of beaches and hiking trails by many groups of people. It is imperative that everyone, collectively, take action to slow the spread of COVID-19. County and City Parks may remain open for passive recreational activities. Persons using the parks are required to practice social distancing at all times. The Order will continue through April 19.


Public Health has issued the following guidance for people with mild illness during this time of increased spread:


  • If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days and until 72 hours after being fever and symptom free. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.

Click here for Full Report


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 4,643 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public health website. 


Click here for Full Report


Supervisor Janice Hahn

The LA Times calls COVID-19 the "worst-case scenario" for many victims of domestic violence. 

LA County’s domestic violence hotline is available 24/7 at 800-978-3600. Additional resources at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

* If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911 * 


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Friday, March 27, 2020


Notice of Cancellation of Public Forums For Southern California Edison Company’s Request to increase Electric Rates

On March 13, 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) cancelled all public forums in Southern California Edison’s Phase I General Rate Case Application in response to recent guidance from the California Department of Public Health concerning restrictions on public gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.  At this time the CPUC intends to reschedule the public forums. Further information concerning the public forums will be posted, when available, at www.cpuc.ca.gov/pph.


For more information, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at 1-866- 849-8390 or Public.Advisor@cpuc.ca.gov. 

 

If you would like to submit a comment on this proposed rate increase application, please visit cpuc.ca.gov/SCE2021GRCPublicComments to submit a comment on the CPUC Docket Card


The Public forums scheduled for the following dates and times have been CANCELLED until further notice. 


Santa Ana - Delhi Center

505 East Central Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92707 

March 17, 2020 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.


Torrance – George Nakano Theatre at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center

3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503 

March 18, 2020 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. 

 

Lancaster – City Hall Council Chambers

44933 North Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534 

April 1, 2020 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. 

 

Oxnard – Hilton Garden Inn, Adagio Bella Gardens Room

2000 Solar Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036 

April 2, 2020 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. 

 

Visalia – Visalia Convention Center, Sierra Room

303 E. Acequia Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 

April 9, 2020 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. 

 

Palm Desert – City Hall Council Chambers

73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260 

April 20, 2020 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. 

 

San Bernardino – Bing Wong Lecture Hall at the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library

555 West 6th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 

April 21, 2020 – 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. 

 

Pomona – City Hall Council Chambers

505 S. Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766 

April 22, 2020 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. 


Los Angeles County Launches New interactive Digital Dashboards, connecting residents to latest updates on COVID-19 Impacts

Los Angeles, CA (Friday, March 27, 2020) —  Los Angeles County launched several new digital tools today to help residents access up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic. A suite of new interactive maps and dashboards are now live on the County website, providing—in one place—a digital hub for updates about virus case counts, emergency proclamations, and information regarding openings and closures for parks, recreation sites, and schools throughout Los Angeles County. 


The new dashboards track, analyze, and display multiple data sources. They are the result of collaboration between the County’s Department of Public Health, Health Services, Parks and Recreation, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the Office of Emergency Management. Though the focus is local, the new interactive sites also incorporate global data from Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracking map.


“These maps and dashboards are the latest step we have taken to keep the people of Los Angeles County informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and connected to County services,” stated Kevin McGowan, Director of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. “The amount of information about the virus online can be overwhelming, and the data and updates change minute-to-minute. Our COVID-19 website, and its features including these new interactive tools, are a centralized source of trusted information.” 


Four new dashboards are now available (covid19.lacounty.gov/dashboards): 


  1. Case Count Dashboard: This map tracks and displays local Los Angeles County COVID-19 cases and deaths. The interactive dashboard allows users to click on a city or community name, zoom to the selected area, and view the total case count for that community, as well as adjacent areas. The dashboard is updated daily with case count data from the Department of Public Health.  
  2. Emergency Proclamations Dashboard: This interactive dashboard displays local emergency proclamations throughout Los Angeles County.  Users can click a city name to see when a local emergency was proclaimed and view the official proclamation. The dashboard links to cities’ official websites and is updated as LA County’s 88 cities make proclamations. 
  3. Parks and Recreation Closures: This dashboard shows the status of recreation activities, senior programs, and other services provided by County Parks and Recreation.  Users can click to find out which services are open, partially closed, or completely closed. The dashboard is updated as services change throughout the County. 
  4. School Closures: This dashboard displays the closure status of the 80 school districts supported by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). Users can click a district to view schools and enrollment count. It is updated with information from LACOE.   

These new dashboards are built on an Esri ArcGIs platform, and are additionally accessible through a mobile version. They are located in the County COVID-19 site’s Newsroom section, which also contains videos, photos, links to Incident Reports, and daily summaries created by the Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center. 



Los Angeles County Announces Five New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 257 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed five new deaths and 257 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours there have been 678 new cases.


To date, Public Health has identified 1465 cases across all areas of LA County, including 26 deaths. Upon further investigation, two cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 317 positive cases (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized.


Today, a new Health Officer Order is being issued to temporarily close beaches and hiking trails due to recent dramatic increases in COVID-19 cases, and increased usage of beaches and hiking trails by many groups of people. It is imperative that everyone, collectively, take action to slow the spread of COVID-19. County and City Parks may remain open for passive recreational activities. Persons using the parks are required to practice social distancing at all times. The Order is effective immediately and will continue through April 19.


“The crowds we saw at our beaches last weekend were unacceptable,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn. “In order to save lives, beaches in LA County will be temporarily closed. I understand that this is a huge sacrifice for everyone who enjoys going to our beaches. But we cannot risk another sunny weekend with crowds at the beach spreading this virus. This closure is temporary and we can always reopen these beaches when it is safe to do so.” “The new Health Officer Order is in line with our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. It is crucial that we limit access to non-essential places where crowds have been gathering,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “Please practice social distancing when you do go outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. That means staying at least 6 feet away from other people."


Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:


If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.


Public Health reminds LA County residents to do their part and adhere to the Order by always practicing social distancing.

Click here for Full Report


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 3,801 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

Click here for Full Report


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces Nine new Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 421 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed nine new deaths and 421 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours there have been 559 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 1216 cases across all areas of LA County, including 21 deaths. Upon further investigation, one death and four cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 253 positive cases (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized.


Yesterday, Health Officer Orders were issued to ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days and 3 days of being symptom free. Additionally, those who have been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive must quarantine themselves for 14 days from their last exposure to that person. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.


“We are sad to report these nine additional deaths today - it is the highest daily number we’ve released to date,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “Unfortunately, we have been expecting this. To the families and loved ones, we are deeply sorry for your loss. This dramatic increase in cases is due in part to increased testing capacity in LA County which is allowing us to identify more positive cases. In order to slow the spread and save lives, all of us must do our part by staying home, adhering to all social distancing measures and caring for each other."


Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:


If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.


Public Health reminds LA County residents to do their part and adhere to the Order by always practicing social distancing.


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State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 3,006 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

Click here for Full Report


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Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces Three New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 138 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


Los Angeles County Announces Three New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 138 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed three new deaths and 138 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). All three individuals that died were over the age of 65 and had underlying health conditions. One resided in Gardena, one in Wilmington and the other case is still under investigation. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours there have been 266 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 799 cases across all areas of LA County, including 13 deaths. Upon completion of investigations, two cases reported earlier were not LA County residents and one death has been reclassified as a suspect case and is pending evaluation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of today, 160 positive cases (20% of positive cases) have been hospitalized.


Public Health is investigating all new cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. All confirmed cases are isolated and close contacts are quarantined. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.


“Our hearts go out to each and every family affected by the unfortunate deaths and serious illness associated with COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “Please help us reduce the number of people with serious illness by doing your part. Social distancing is hard – so take advantage of some of the activities offered by our County departments like virtual workouts, e-books and virtual story hours for kids through the Library, virtual museum tours by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and services from the Department of Mental Health for those who may being feeling stressed, depressed or anxious during this difficult time.”


Today, new Health Officer Orders are being issued to ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days and 3 days of being symptom free. Additionally, those who have been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive must quarantine themselves for 14 days from their last exposure to that person.


Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:


If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.


Public Health reminds LA County residents to do their part and adhere to the Order by always practicing social distancing.

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State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 2,535 confirmed cases. The increase in testing numbers reported today largely come from commercial, provider and academic labs that have increased testing capacity and are now reporting that data to the state. The biggest labs included in this count include Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces Three New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)- 128 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed three new deaths and 128 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). One individual was a youth under the age of 18, and two other individuals were between 50-70 years old. One of the individuals between 50-70 years old had underlying health conditions and resided in West Adams, the other is from a location that is still under investigation. The individual under the age of 18 resided in Lancaster. Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public should not think one location is safer than the other. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours there have been 256 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 662 cases across all areas of LA County, including 11 deaths. This includes one new death reported by Long Beach yesterday. Upon completion of investigations, two cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 119 positive cases have been hospitalized.


Public Health is investigating all new cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. All confirmed cases are being isolated and close contacts are quarantined. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.


“Each loss we experience in LA County is tragic, and we are sending our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones who’ve had to endure this tragedy,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “COVID-19 does not discriminate by age, race or income level, and what we are seeing in places like New York is indicative of what we should prepare to experience here. While Public Health is doing everything possible to mitigate the impact of this disease in our community, we can only flatten the curve if EVERYONE takes social distancing seriously and adheres to all isolation and quarantine orders issued by our Health Officer.”


On March, 21 Public Health issued an enhanced Health Officer Order to reconcile elements in the March 19 Health Officer Order necessary to be consistent with the Governor’s Order. The enhanced Order prohibits all gatherings and events, and clarifies that golf courses and personal grooming services (including hair and nail salons) are non-essential services that should remain closed. The Order can be found online: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/


Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:


If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.

Public Health reminds LA County residents to do their part by adhering to the Order by always practicing social distancing.


Additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website.

Click here for Full Report



State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 2,102 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

Click here for Full Report


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Monday, March 23, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces Two New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 128 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed two new deaths and 128 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). One individual was older than 65 with underlying health conditions from Glendale, and the other individual between 30-50, from a location that is still under investigation. Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public should not think one location is safer than the other. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours there have been 199 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 536 cases across all areas of LA County, including seven deaths. Upon completion of investigations, one case reported earlier was not a LA County resident. As of today, 90 positive cases have been hospitalized.


Public Health is investigating all new cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. All confirmed cases are being isolated and close contacts are quarantined. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.


“Our hearts go out to the loved ones of each and every person lost to COVID-19, and we send our sincere condolences to their families and friends,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “We’ve seen a dramatic increase over the last 48 hours and sadly, we expect positive case counts to rise dramatically over the next three weeks. Social distancing is our best tool against this pandemic and it is critical that all residents obey the Safer at Home Health Officer Order. Assume that anyone can have COVID-19, and anyone could unintentionally infect others. Staying six feet away from others and limiting all non-essential activities outside our homes is the best way for us to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. If you are ill with even mild illness, please stay isolated from others for at least 7 days until you are fever and symptom free for 3 days.”


On March, 21 Public Health issued an enhanced Health Officer Order to reconcile elements in the March 19 Health Officer Order necessary to be consistent with the Governor’s Order. The enhanced Order prohibits all gatherings and events, and clarifies that golf courses and personal grooming services (including hair and nail salons) are non-essential services that should remain closed. The Order can be found online: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/


Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:


If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.

Public Health reminds LA County residents to do their part by adhering to the Order by always practicing social distancing.


Additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website.

Click here for Full Report


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 1,733 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

Click here for Full Report


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Sunday, March 22, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces One New Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-71 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed one new death and 71 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual who died was older than 65 with underlying health conditions and resided in Culver City. Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public should not think one location is safer than the other. Additional information regarding some of the new cases are pending completion of investigations. Over the last 48 hours there have been 132 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 409 cases across all areas in LA County including five deaths. Upon completion of investigations, 12 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 84 positive cases have been hospitalized.


Public Health is investigating all new cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. All confirmed cases are being isolated and close contacts are quarantined. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.


“We are deeply sorry for the passing of loved ones and send our prayers to the families and friends of those who have died from COVID-19," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “It is critical that everyone practices social distancing, obey the Safer at Home Health Officer Order and assume that anyone can have COVID-19, and anyone could unintentionally infect others. Please know that the actions you take today to stay 6 feet away from others and limit all non-essential activities outside your home are the best way for us to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.”


On March, 21 Public Health issued an enhanced Health Officer Order to reconcile elements in the March 19 Health Officer Order necessary to be consistent with the Governor’s Order. The enhanced Order prohibits all gatherings and events, and clarifies that golf courses and personal grooming services (including hair and nail salons) are non-essential services that are closed. The Order can be found online: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/


Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:


If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.


Public Health reminds LA County residents to do their part by adhering to the Order by always practicing social distancing.

Click here for Full Report 


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). California now has 1,468 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

Click here for Full Report


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Saturday, March 21, 2020


Los Angeles County Announces Two New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 59 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed two additional deaths and 59 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals who died were both older than 65 with underlying health conditions; one person lived in Miracle Mile and the other individual resided in Del Rey. Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public should not think one location is safer than another. Additional information regarding some of the new cases are pending completion of investigations.

To date, Public Health has identified 351 cases across all areas in LA County including four deaths. As of today, 69 positive cases have been hospitalized. Public Health is investigating all new cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. All confirmed cases are being isolated and close contacts are quarantined. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.


“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have died from COVID-19 and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. "While the State and County have taken aggressive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we still need everyone to make sure they are practicing social distancing so as not to spread the disease to others or be exposed to the disease by others. And though we may be physically further apart, we are all in this together,” she added. “Public Health is actively coordinating with all the County Departments through the Office of Emergency Management to ensure that everything possible is being done to meet the needs of the people we serve, especially the most vulnerable among us.”


Today, Public Health issued an enhanced Health Officer Order to reconcile elements in the March 19 Health Officer Order necessary to be consistent with the Governor’s Order. The enhanced Order prohibits all gatherings and events, and clarifies that golf courses and personal grooming services (including hair and nail salons) are non-essential services that are closed. The Order can be found online:http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/


Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:


If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.


Public Health reminds LA County residents to do their part by adhering to the Order by always practicing social distancing.

Click here for Full Report 



State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 1,224 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visits the California Department of Public Health website. 

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Friday, March 20, 2020


State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most statistics on COVID -19. California now has 1,006 confirmed cases. For More information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory 61 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County 


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 61 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the last 48 hours there have been 101 new cases. Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public should not think one location is safer than the other. Additional information regarding some of the new cases are pending completion of an investigation.


To date, Public Health has identified 292 cases across all areas in LA County including two deaths, so everyone needs to practice social distancing and good public health hygiene.


Public Health is investigating these cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. All confirmed cases are being isolated and close contacts are quarantined.An enhanced Health Officer Order was issued on March 19 closing all nonessential business and restricting all gatherings and events; the Order continues the previous closure and the new closures through April 19, 2020. The Order can be found online:http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/


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Thursday, March 19, 2020


Supervisor Barger announces "Safer at Home" Public Health Order

To prevent further spread of COVID-19, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, held a press conference to announce the “Safer at Home” public health order, signed by L.A. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis to take effect today.


Barger was joined by L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, who both have health departments in their cities.


Under the “Safer at Home” guidelines, L.A. County has directed residents to refrain from gathering in an enclosed space with more than 10 people. First responders and those in healthcare, government, food services, and other essential industries will still be on the job. The order directs businesses deemed nonessential, such as retail stores and malls, to close temporarily.


“This is the next step in protecting our communities from the coronavirus and will have invaluable long-term effects,” Supervisor Barger said. “This order will increase social distancing while still enabling residents to shop for essential items at the market, pharmacy, and hardware store, and still be able to visit the bank or gas station.”


Barger encouraged L.A. County residents to find ways to give back, including supporting local businesses, checking in on their elderly neighbors, donating funds to local nonprofits, assembling hygiene kits for those in need, or giving blood.


“We know this will have an impact on the social fabric of L.A. County,” Supervisor Barger said. “We still encourage people to stay connected to their community and their loved ones in creative ways and to spend much-needed time outdoors. Being Safer at Home doesn’t mean being alone—you are still an important part of your community.”

Click here to access Health Order


Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update

The following report is a high level summary of the L.A. County Emergency Operation Center’s COVID-19 disaster response. Please share this information with your family, fellow residents, municipal, state & community partners.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020


COVID-19 Briefing with LA County officials

LA County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis join the LA County Departments of Public Health, Health Services, Office of Emergency Management and Office of Education to provide an update on new developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response and answer questions from the press.

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Financial resources for residents impacted by COVID-19

The Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed.  The department has provided the below resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic:


IF YOU HAVE HAD YOUR HOURS CUT, BEEN FURLOUGHED, OR LAID OFF:
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file for unemployment insurance. If you are expecting to return to your job after the dust settles, you do not have to be actively seeking new work during the outbreak. But you must be "able and available to work" to get these benefits, which generally range from $40-$450 per week for up to six months.


IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SICK WITH THE CORONAVIRUS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED:
Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.


Disability Insurance provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50 - $1,300 a week.


IF YOU ARE CARING FOR SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS SICK:

Californians who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim.


Paid Family Leave provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.


State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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LA County Library offers temporary digital Library Card

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all of LA County Library’s 86 locations are currently closed to the public through March 31, 2020. Due dates for borrowed materials have been automatically extended, no late fines will be assessed, and customers can return materials when the Library reopens.


In an effort to make access to all of the Library’s digital resources more easily available to Los Angeles County residents, including those who do not currently have a library card, LA County Library is offering a temporary digital card, valid for 90 days. To sign up for a temporary digital card, LA County residents can visit LACountyLibrary.org/library-cards.


The digital card provides users access to all of the Library’s digital offerings, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, TV, homework help, online classes, and more, including but not limited to:


OverDrive and Libby- Place holds on and borrow up to 15 eBooks and audiobooks. No need to worry about returns – eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

Kanopy - Stream independent, international, classic, and documentary films, with 10 play credits per month. Enjoy temporary unlimited access (through mid-April) to Kanopy for Kids with educational content like Sesame Street and Arthur.

Hoopla - Borrow up to 8 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, or TV shows per month.

RB Digital - Download popular magazines including US Weekly, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and more.

com - View instructional videos in a wide range of topics, including business, technology, design, and more.

Mango Languages - Learn over 20 languages with free, self-paced classes, plus ESL courses in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and more.

Brainfuse - Get online tutors daily from 12 – 10 pm for K to college students and adult learners. From math to science, resume to essay review, and GED to citizenship prep, there’s a tutor for you!

After signing up, customers will receive an email with a library card and PIN number within one business day. These credentials can be used to access all the eResources noted above. The card enables checkouts of and access to digital materials only; customers will not be able to borrow physical materials or place them on hold.


For more information about Coronavirus and Library resources, including Express Holds Pickup offerings at select libraries, visit LACountyLibrary.org/coronavirus.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020


State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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Disaster Assistance Loans now available to LA County small businesses economically impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


“Offering support and disaster relief is a critical government function,” stated Kevin McGowan, Director of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. “The devastating economic impact of COVID-19 is palpable. There is a great need for economic support during the coronavirus disaster, and SBA federal disaster loans are an excellent resource for small business owners.”   


Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020.


For information about Coronavirus, visit: publichealth.covid19.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.

For information about available SBA resources and services, visit: SBA.gov/coronavirus.

For more information about County closures, cancellations and service modifications, click here.



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Monday, March 16, 2020


Public Health Issues Order to Prohibit Group Events and Gatherings

LOS ANGELES – Today the Los Angeles County Health Officer (Health Officer) issued an order to prohibit all indoor and outdoor, public and private events and gatherings within a confined space, where 50 or more members of the public are expected to attend at the same time, to require social distancing measures and temporary closure of certain businesses.  The decision for the Order is based on evidence of increasing community transmission requiring the immediate implementation of additional community mitigation efforts for organizations to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the county. This Order will remain in effect at least through March 31, 2020.


To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Health Officer’s Order also requires persons in charge of events and gatherings attended by 10-49 persons to ensure that attendees follow specific social distancing measures, as well as, follow infection control guidelines for the duration of the event and prohibits dining in at restaurants.  Restaurants may continue to serve food to customer via delivery, take-out or drive-thru.  Furthermore, the Order requires the closing of businesses where it is common for patrons to be in close contact with each other for extended periods of time, such as, movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers, arcades, bowling alleys and bars and nightclubs that do not serve food.


“Chairwoman Kathryn Barger continues to take swift action to protect the more than 10 million individuals in Los Angeles County. I would like to thank all the local leaders who are working tirelessly to address what is a quickly changing situation here in Los Angeles County.  Our goal is to slow the transmission of COVID-19, but we can’t do it alone,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Each and every one of us, both businesses and residents, must do our part by practicing social distancing and taking common sense infection control precautions. We urgently need to flatten the curve of COVID-19 in order to keep our hospitals and emergency rooms from becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.  Flattening the curve requires conscientious social distancing efforts by all our LA County residents during this time of crisis.  Our collective efforts during this pandemic can literally save the lives of our loved ones and most vulnerable residents."


"This Order is designed to implement both the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Interim Guidance for Large Events and Mass Gatherings and the California Department of Public Health’s Gathering Guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH. “I know that it will significantly impact the lives of our residents and businesses. But, without a specific vaccine or treatment, these community mitigation strategies are the only and most readily available tools we have to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of our communities in LA County."


Community mitigation efforts include social distancing and temporary closures. Social distancing strategies increase distance between people in specific settings where people commonly come into close contact with one another.  Closures refer to the temporary closures of specific settings where people gather, and act to enhance efforts to implement social distancing.


The Health Officer’s Order specifically requires that:

  • Events and gatherings of 50 members or more are prohibited at least until April 1, 2020. This order applies to conferences, arenas, stadiums, convention centers, and meeting spaces.  These are places where persons, often strangers, sit and remain in close proximity of one another for extended periods of time.
  • For all public and private events and gatherings of 10-49 persons, the Health Officer requires that event organizers and venue operators to do the following: Enforce social distancing measures by requiring attendees or groups of attendees, such as a group of family members or household contacts, who remain at the event to be separated by a distance of at least six feet during the entirety of the event or gathering. Provide access to hand washing facilities with soap and water or hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Post a conspicuous sign at the entry of the event or gathering that instructs persons that have symptoms of respiratory illness to not attend. Adhere to cleaning and infection control guidance provided by Public Health.
  • The Order specifically requires the closure of bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, gyms, fitness centers, movie and performance theaters, bowling alleys and arcades.
  • This Order does not supersede any stricter limitation imposed by a local public entity within the Los Angeles County.

Certain activities are essential to the functioning of the County and the well-being of our residents and must continue. This Order does not apply to sites and situations where people obtain essential services and essential goods to meet their basic needs, such as:

  • Regular school classes, work, or essential services locations.
  • Grocery stores or retail stores.
  • Pharmacies.
  • Places of transit, like airports, metro stations, or bus stations.
  • Hospitals or health care facilities.
  • Schools and universities/colleges.
  • Congregate living situations, including dormitories.

Both the State and County Public Health have provided infection control guidance to facilities and businesses not covered by this order.


Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:

  • Avoid non-essential travel, public gatherings, and places where large groups of people congregate.
  • Event organizers postpone or cancel non-essential gatherings of 50 or more until at least the end of March.
  • Limit gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (people older than 65, pregnant women, and those with chronic illness) to no more than 10 people.
  • This guidance does not apply to activities such as attendance at regular school classes, work, or essential services, including public transportation, airport travel or shopping.
  • If you are mildly sick with a fever, stay home and call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.
  • Exclude employees and visitors with any fever and/or respiratory infection symptoms and visitors with recent travel to any country or region with significant community transmission (including communities in the US) from all schools, businesses, and gatherings of any size.
  • Follow all social distancing recommendations issued by Public Health.

State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Food and Beverage Venues

Today California officials issued guidance regarding retail food, beverage and other service venues. These venues bring people from multiple communities into close contact with each other and have the potential to increase the transmission of COVID-19.


"These are aggressive, but necessary actions to protect our communities," said Governor Gavin Newsom. "We all have a role to play when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. These establishments that are remaining open should think creatively about how they can continue to provide services to the community. Shifting operations to focus on pick up and delivery options should be prioritized."


The guidance will protect individuals attending and working at these venues and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community


COVID-19 Briefing with LA County officials

LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger joins the LA County Departments of Public Health, Health Services and Office of Emergency Management to provide an update on new developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response and answer questions from the press.

To access the video, please click here.


Supervisor Barger Announces Further Closures, Updates and Precautions

To prevent further spread of COVID-19, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced additional precautions on Monday for all cities and unincorporated communities throughout Los Angeles County.


All bars, clubs, theaters, entertainment centers, and fitness centers are ordered to be closed until further notice. Restaurants will be permitted to serve take out or delivery food only and grocery stores may remain open.

Gatherings of more than 50 people are strongly discouraged, in accordance with directions from the Centers for Disease Control.

“This is a constantly-evolving issue and we appreciate everyone doing their part to help stem the further spread of the virus,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger said. “We’re moving into the next phase of preventative measures and do not make these decisions lightly.”


Closures will have an impact on thousands of employees, employers, and businesses. Supervisor Barger plans to work on eviction relief for any individuals who may be impacted by closures and restrictions of public gatherings. This may include a moratorium on evictions for residential tenants and small businesses in unincorporated areas of the County until further direction from the state and federal governments on available funding.

The County plans to assist small businesses in applying for loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Los Angeles County would like to work with utility and service providers to waive late fees and forgo service disconnections for tenants and small businesses who have been impacted. Additionally, the County will consider collaborating with banks and mortgage lenders to waive late fees, forgo notices of default and delay other actions to foreclose on property.

“This is a dynamic issue that has an impact on each one of us – personally, professionally, and economically,” Supervisor Barger said. “By working together and heeding the advice of our public health professionals, we will get through this.”

To serve those in need, L.A. County is examining options for additional assistance, such as food through the Cal-Fresh program and other support measures.

For those who need medical attention, Los Angeles County is working in collaboration with health care partners to provide essential medical services through telemedicine.Essential County employees, including first responders and health care workers, will continue to serve the community. All Los Angeles County buildings are closed to the public and all non-essential meetings and events have been canceled.

Visit covid19.lacounty.gov for more information and updates, including closures, food services, and utility relief.


For more information about County closures, cancellations and service modifications, click here.


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Friday, March 13, 2020


Los Angeles County buildings to close Monday as officials ramp up efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19

Los Angeles County will close all of its buildings to the public effective Monday, March 16, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger announced Sunday.


The announcement comes as Gov. Gavin Newsom directed closure of California’s bars, brewpubs and wineries, and called on people over 65 and others at higher risk of serious complications from exposure to the virus to stay at home.


“We need to do all we can to protect the public and our employees in the midst of this expanding public health crisis,” Supervisor Barger said. “Our departments will continue to provide essential services to our residents, but it is prudent to limit public access to our facilities at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and urge the public to follow the guidance of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.” (For the latest recommendations and answers to frequently-asked questions, go to https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/frequently-asked-questions/)


“Our goal is to slow the transmission of COVID-19, but we can’t do it alone,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Each and every one of us, both businesses and residents, must do our part by practicing social distancing and taking common sense infection control precautions.


"We urgently need to flatten the curve of COVID-19 in order to keep our hospitals and emergency rooms from becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients," she added. "Flattening the curve requires conscientious social distancing efforts by all our L.A. County residents during this time of crisis.  Our collective efforts during this pandemic can literally save the lives of our loved ones and most vulnerable residents."


County hospitals and clinics will remain open. Essential services from first-responders will continue, and many departments will continue to operate with modified services to minimize in-person contacts.


Los Angeles County libraries and museums are also closed, along with every school district in the county. On Sunday, the Department of Public Health confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, bringing the total to 69 cases, with 10 of the new cases believed to be due to community transmission.

Residents should go to https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/ for up-to-date information on closures, and can also find information on each County department’s website.


CONTACT: County Emergency Operations Center/Joint Information Center

(424) 241-3775

For more information about County closures, cancellations and service modifications, click here.



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The Department of Public Health recommends that the public do the following to protect themselves from all respiratory illnesses: 


  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. if you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands). 
  • Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick. 
  • Get a flu immunization to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season. 


Attach you will find a FAQ sheet regarding the recent outbreak of COVID-19.

English FAQ Sheet

Chinese FAQ Sheet


Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about COVID-19.


Los Angeles County Department of Public Health 

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

California Department of Public Health 

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/novel-coronavirus-2019.html

World Health Organization  

http://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus


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