Protecting Yourself and Your Family
Effective 4/15/20, anyone entering an essential business, must wear a face covering.
Public Health is asking everyone to do their part to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus in our community by practicing social distancing. This means making changes in our daily lives to protect ourselves and others, including those who are most at risk.
What is social distancing?
Social distancing means staying home, avoiding crowds, and staying at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible.
Why is everyone being asked to practice social distancing?
When someone with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes the small droplets from their nose or mouth can travel 3-6 feet. People can get infected if they breathe in these droplets, or the droplets land on their eyes, nose, or mouth. Although people who are sick with COVID-19 are the most infectious, people may spread the virus a few days before they start to feel unwell. It may be possible that a person can also get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
The less time that we spend within 6 feet of each other, and the fewer people we interact with, the more likely we are to slow the spread of COVID-19.
A Message from WRD on COVID-19 and the Water Supply
LACoFD has also recently released a new family-friendly fire safety tool, named the Family Instructions for Rapid Escape (FIRE) guide, and an accompanying coloring book. Both are available at no cost and can be downloaded from LACoFD’s website, fire.lacounty.gov.
The FIRE guide walks families through simple steps to ensure a fire-safe home and teaches new strategies to safely escape if a fire strikes at home. LACoFD asks that residents make sure they have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on each level of their home.