Coronavirus
Guidance
Choose Wisely - Avoid the three C's
Confined Spaces - Especially with poor ventilation. Outdoors is better than indoors.
Crowds - The more people the higher the risk, especially if the crowd is unmasked, talking, singing, shouting or breathing hard (exercising).
Close Contact - Staying further apart is safer than being close together.
The more C's, the higher the risk!

Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk

  • Wash your hands often
  • Wear a face mask around others - make sure it fits snugly. For better protection, wear a mask with two or more layers.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Increase air flow - go outside, open windows
  • Regularly clean surfaces that are touched often
  • Keep the number of different households you socialize with small
  • Get vaccinated when it is your turn
Plan Ahead
Stay informed - Check online or call and ask about safety measures before going to a public place. Be prepared to follow the health guidance when visiting.
Be flexible - Be willing to change your plans or make a quick exit to avoid the three C's
Carry an extra mask and hand sanitizer when going out in public

 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

FACE MASKS

HANDWASHING

TIPS AND TOOLS


Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

On May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.

Updates as of May 13:

  • Update that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
  • Update that fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter

L.A. County and the state will review the CDC recommendations in order to make sensible adjustments. In the interim, please note that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask when indoors around other fully vaccinated people, or outside in uncrowded areas. When at businesses and in crowded venues, both indoors and outdoors, masks are still required to be worn by everyone.

It remains important to protect workers at all worksites and all worksites must follow the requirements set forth by California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Cal/OSHA. Everyone must continue to adhere to required distancing and masking at all workplaces. Until Cal/OSHA changes these requirements, the County cannot be less restrictive. Proposed changes to Cal/OSHA’s workplace safety standards were posted for consideration at the May 20 standards board meeting.


Along with physical distancing and wearing face masks, practice these preventive tips to protect yourself and others.

When you’re sick, stay home and limit contact with others, even for mild illnesses
  • If you are mildly sick:
    • Self-isolate at home and consider being tested for COVID-19  
    • Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen 
    • Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or are pregnant should contact their provider as soon as they are sick
  • If you have questions, please call the clinic or your doctor before going in. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 2-1-1 for assistance finding support near you.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Sick people can spread viruses through close contact with others such as hugging, kissing, shaking hands or sharing utensils.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve or elbow (not your hands).

Get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and your family, and reduce the strain on the healthcare system, which may be impacted by COVID-19 concerns.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. Germs can build up on frequently touched objects such as phones, keyboards, doorknobs, light switches and children's toys. 

Have an ample supply of essentials at home including water, food, hygiene, medications and pet food.

 

Stay updated on Travel Health Notices from the CDC and avoid nonessential travel.

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