Information on the Coronavirus
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that although the Coronavirus is a very serious public health threat, “the immediate health risk from this virus to the general American public is considered low at this time.” They also mentioned “While person-to-person spread among close contacts has been detected with this virus, at this time this virus is NOT currently spreading in the community in the United States.”
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) stated, “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.”
It is encouraged that you continue to practice good hygiene such as washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer will suffice if you cannot access soap or water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you need to cough, cover your mouth using a tissue/napkin or sleeve. Avoid coughing into your hands.
For complete details, please visit the Los Angeles County of Public Health website.