Updated 03/05/2020 – Mayor’s Instructions: Keeping you safe from coronavirus
Updated 03/03/2020 – When and How to Use Masks
Updated 03/02/2020 – LA County Graphics
Updated 03/12/2020 – Link to: Home Isolation Instructions for Novel Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19)
We encourage everyone to regularly check these resources for the latest information. While this is an evolving situation and concern is reasonable, we can all take an active role in preventing the spread of infection by following the expert guidance from these organizations.
03/05/2020 – LA City Information and Resources
Below are templates for flyers from WWHA and CDC (in PDF and PowerPoint format):
Resources to Check:
- Find rolling updates on the virus, workplace readiness, basic protective measures, and press briefings.
- When and How to Use Masks – If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection. A benefit of masks is to stop you from touching your nose and mouth.
- Find information for businesses, interim guidance, and frequently asked questions about the virus.
LA County Public Health – updated 03/02/2020
From the LA County Department of Public Health:
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cooperating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to recent reports of a novel (new) coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others that circulate mostly among animals, including camels, cats, and bats. Common symptoms in an infected person include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
Despite this case in Los Angeles County, there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and people should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the County. The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.
Let’s stay alert, vigilant and healthy!
My notes from a presentation by a LA County Nurse at a NCEPA meeting on Feb. 22nd:
- Named for the spikes on the cells which resemble a crown or the sun’s corona. We’ve all had a Corona type virus before.
- Two to 14 days for signs to appear. A person is asymptomatic if they show no symptoms.
- There is no specific treatment for the illness. Symptoms can be treated.
Public Safety Chair