LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

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We have received a number of inquires from our clients and supporters regarding the Coronavirus so we are attaching the County of Los Angeles Public Health website information and link.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (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. Common symptoms in an infected person include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Since its discovery in December 2019, mainland Chinese authorities have identified thousands of human infections, resulting in hundreds of deaths associated with this novel (new) coronavirus, which began in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. In addition, novel coronavirus infections have been confirmed https://youtu.be/U676mpgk53kin numerous travelers in the United States and a growing list of countries internationally. There has been one positive case in LA County in a non-resident traveler from Wuhan City, China. There have been no additional cases.

At this time, there is no immediate threat to the general public and no special precautions are required. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers, and visitors are encouraged to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene, as this is the height of flu season across the County.

Please visit County of Los Angeles website for full information:  http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/#

BE PREPARED

  • Have provisions that will last a few days (water, food, essential hygiene, etc.)
  • Get immunized against the flu. This will relieve what could be a highly impacted healthcare system
  • Stay home when you’re sick (don’t wait until you are VERY sick)
  • Make sure you are using a robust, regular cleaning schedule for frequently touched surfaces
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Check our website for the most accurate information at publichealth.lacounty.gov

Doing these things will go a long way to protect individuals.

FAQ

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/FAQ.pdf