What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 symptoms include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. You can find more information about symptoms on the CDC’s website here.
What should I do if I have symptoms?
Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms and are able to recover at home. If sick at home, please practice social distancing and monitor your symptoms. You can find more steps to avoid spreading COVID-19 here.
If you have severe symptoms, please get medical attention right away. Emergency warning signs include trouble breathing, persistent pressure or pain in the chest, confusion, and bluish lips or face.
What steps can I take to prevent getting sick?
1. Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
2. Avoid close contact
3. Stay home if you’re sick
- Unless seeking medical care, stay home if you’re sick.
- Wear a face mask if sick.
4. Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
5. Clean and disinfect
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
What services and businesses are open during the stay at home order?
- Gas stations
- Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
- Laundromats/laundry services
- Law enforcement, fire departments and other state and local offices providing essential government services
- Dine-in restaurants
- Bars and nightclubs
- Entertainment venues
- Gyms and fitness studios
- Public events and gatherings
- Convention Centers
- Hair and nail salons
Where can I find the latest Stay-at-Home and emergency response updates?
For updates on state efforts to address COVID-19, you can visit the Office of the Governor’s website here. You can also subscribe to receive updates from LA County.
Where can I find local food banks?
You can enter your address to locate food banks in your area here.
In addition, the Los Angeles Unified School District is continuing to provide meals to students at their Grab & Go Centers. You can find a center near you here.
How can I help others in our community?
One way you can help your neighbors through this crisis is by donating blood. Blood banks are taking precautions to protect the health of donors, including checking the temperature of staff and donors before entry and spacing out donation chairs. Your donation can save a life. If you’re able to donate, you can find blood banks in the area here.