Safety and Readiness Tips for You
Take Steps to Protect Yourself:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue away after use. If a tissue isn't available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
  • 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 are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
  • Clean and disinfect doorknobs, switches, handles, computers, telephones, bedside tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, toys and other surfaces that are commonly touched around the home or workplace.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching commonly used surfaces in public places like elevator buttons, door handles and handrails and avoid handshaking with people. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
Stay Informed:
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(Orange County Healthcare Agency)
There is an outbreak of respiratory illness that was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019 caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (or COVID-19).  On February 26, 2020, the Orange County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency and County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick declared a local health emergency as part of broader preparedness efforts related to novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
(California Chamber of Commerce)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news, raising concerns among individuals and for our economy. This page provides links to CalChamberfederalstate and local resources.
( California Chamber of Commerce)
This morning, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an  executive order  directing residents to follow public health directives and guidance, including canceling large nonessential gatherings that do not meet state criteria. The order also waives the one-week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance for Californians who lose work as a result of COVID-19.
(U.S. Chamber)
Fill me in:  The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China and reported by the World Health Organization on December 31. It has now spread to many countries  across the globe

(U.S. Chamber)
With the U.S. now reporting a number of COVID-19 cases, it's important that businesses of all sizes and sectors continue to monitor the situation and are as prepared as possible to protect the health of their workers. 

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
(World Health Organization)
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.