Key Points

  • Coronaviruses can spread through close personal contact or by touching an object or surface with the virus on it.

  • Steps to prevent other respiratory infections will help to prevent Novel Coronavirus.

  • Everyone particularly those who are 65 and over, those with underlying health conditions, and pregnant women should avoid any non-essential travel, public gathering, or places where large groups of people congregate.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

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

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Public Health is working hard to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in LA County.

  • Call 211 if you have additional questions

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