Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
What you should know about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There is currently an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus was first detected in China and has now been detected across the globe, including in the United States. COVID-19 usually causes mild disease such as fever and cough, but can cause severe symptoms such as pneumonia and difficulty breathing. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6ft) or through respiratory droplets produced when someone coughs or sneezes.
What the City of Inglewood is doing?
City Hall and other City Facilities are generally closed to the public until April, 30, 2020; however, may be accessed by appointment only for critical essential business.
City of Inglewood: On March 17, 2020 the Mayor and City Council declared a local emergency and approved Executive Orders of the Mayor to protect businesses from financial hardships due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Executive Orders remain in effect as long as the local emergency or state emergency remains in effect, whichever is longer.
The Executive Orders include the following:
- Provide eviction protection for commercial tenants during the period of emergency and allows tenants 6 months after the order is lifted to pay any back rent.
- Prevent local water utility shut-offs for non-payment due to COVID hardships during this emergency period, waives late fees, and allows customers 6 months after the crisis period to pay their arrearages.
- Waive City fees for trash collection from February 18, 2020 to March 17, 2020.
- Void street sweeping tickets issued between March 16 and March 30, 2020 and refunds payments already made for tickets issued between March 16 and March 30, 2020.
- Allow free City lot parking for residents on street sweeping days--Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm--at
- the City Hall parking lot,
- the Library parking lot and 3) the City lot on Arbor Vitae St. and La Brea Ave.,
- Waive the City’s service charge for responding to false alarms during this period of local emergency and rebates payments to any business owner that has already paid fees for false alarms since the emergency period was declared.
- Following the “Safer at Home” guidelines from the county of Los Angeles and the State of California. https://covid19.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/HOO_Safer-at-Home-Order-for-Control-of-COVID_04102020.pdf
What can you do?
- Practice Social Distancing: Practice social distancing by keeping six feet between yourself and others, avoid crowded areas, and avoid shaking hands. If you have a chronic illness or a compromised immune system, are over the age of 60, or pregnant, it is vital to take actions that may reduce your risk of getting sick and ensure social distancing.
- Use Proper Hygiene Practices: If you are sick, stay at home. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Cover your cough and sneeze. Disinfect and clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Monitor your health: If you have recently traveled in an area with coronavirus infections, OR been in contact with someone who has tested positive, OR are showing symptoms, monitor your health and, if needed, call your healthcare provider.
- Stay informed: Stay informed by following credible sources such as @READYINGLEWOOD and LA County Public Health
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