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?

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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