LA COUNTY Supervisor Janice Hahn: COVID-19 Update: New Guidelines to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
It is up to all of us to take steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Below are new recommendations announced today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
New recommendations for residents to help slow the spread of COVID-19:
- Cancel or postpone large events or gatherings. The Governor is requiring that all events of 250+ attendees be canceled, but LA County is recommending all non-essential events over 50+ attendees be canceled. If you are a person who has underlying health conditions, is elderly, or is otherwise at risk of serious complications, avoid events altogether.
- Practice social distancing. That means limiting the time you spend in public and keeping a 6-foot distance between yourself and strangers when you are in public.
- Avoid non-essential travel, and do not travel to areas where there are outbreaks of COVID-19.
- Abstain from all cruise ship travel, as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Continue to wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are even mildly sick.
- If you are self-quarantined, make sure you connect with the Department of Public Health so that you have all the necessary follow up and supplies.
- Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or are pregnant should contact their providers when they are sick.
- Call your health care provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
Additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on Public Health’s website.
Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about COVID-19:
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (County)
- California Department of Public Health (State)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, National)
- World Health Organization (International)
- LA County residents can also call 2-1-1
As the situation evolves, I will be in touch with more updates.
– Supervisor Janice Hahn