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 19th; however, may be accessed by appointment only for critical essential business. A list of departments can be found at the following link -https://www.cityofinglewood.org/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=14194
- During the period covered by this proclamation, including any extension thereof, customers of the City’s water utility shall not have their water services discontinued for non-payment of bills (Section 5, Emergency Proclamation).
- During the period covered by the Proclamation, including any extension thereof, the City shall continue to bill for water services and issue parking citations; however any fees for late payment shall not be imposed of collected until after the City Council terminates the local emergency or it otherwise terminates as provided herein (Section 6, Emergency Proclamation).
- There shall be a 45-day moratorium on the eviction of any residential tenant for non-payment of rent due to any financial impact related to COVID-19 (Section 1, Emergency Ordinance). For additional information for the City of Inglewood Emergency Proclamation and Emergency Ordinance, please find by following the links:
- Following the “Safer at Home” guidelines from the county of Los Angeles and the State of California.
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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