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Posted on: January 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Updated Information Regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes receives regular updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding novel coronavirus. Here is the latest information:

As of March 12, 2020, there are 32 known cases of coronavirus in Los Angeles County, including four in Long Beach and one in Pasadena, which were confirmed by those cities’ health departments. One person has died. The individual (a non-resident visiting friends) was an older adult who traveled extensively over the past month, including a long layover in South Korea.

On March 11, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a recommendation from the California Department of Public Health that non-essential professional, social, and community gatherings of 250 people or more, such as concerts, conferences, and professional, college and school sporting events, should be postponed or canceled across the state of California for at least the remainder of the month of March.

For more guidance and to read the full policy, visit: bit.ly/2xtJPoZ

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health declared a local and public health emergency in response to coronavirus on March 4, 2020.

Public Health continues to recommend that the public do the following to protect themselves and others from 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 unclean 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). 
  • Face masks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and those directly caring for people who are sick and by people who are sick (source control). 
  • Get a flu immunization to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.

Guidance for Employers: Please allow for flexibility with regards to individuals who may be sick and may require sick time off. For further information, instructions, and guidelines, please refer to the following link from the Department of Public Health: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/GuidanceForEmployers.pdf 

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus: 

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

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

California Department of Public Health 

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

World Health Organization

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

LA County residents can also call 2-1-1

To view a real-time map of coronavirus cases around the world produced by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering, visit  https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 

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