Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Lafayette Residents
Post Date: 02/27/2020 10:45 AM
The City of Lafayette is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will keep residents informed of the steps being taken by Contra Costa County Health Services, California Department of Public Health, and the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in responding to the limited number of cases of COVID-19 in the United States. As of February 27, there are three confirmed cases from outside Contra Costa County that are being treated at hospitals in the county.
According to Contra Costa Health Services, the best way to reduce your risk of becoming infected with a respiratory virus, such as COVID-19, is to practice good hygiene:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
- People who are sick should always cover their coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the crook of their elbow; wash your hands after using a tissue to wipe your nose or mouth
- People who are sick should stay home from work or school until they are well
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your unwashed hands
Contra Costa residents should contact their healthcare providers if they have symptoms
and had close contact with someone with symptoms who traveled in the last 14 days from China, where the outbreak began. All travelers to the U.S. from China since Feb. 2 have been asked to self-quarantine under the guidance of their local public health department for 14 days.
(Updated 10:45 PST 02-27-20)