PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT

Community Health Councils (CHC) understands the concerns of community members around potential exposure and spread of the Coronavirus; therefore, we are following guidance from our local and state public health organizations and suspending all in-person meetings and activities in Best Start Region 2 until further notice.  
 
CHC will continue to discuss this matter to address concerns and strategize on how Best Start Region 2 can support community residents at this time. Our top priority is to ensure that we all protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

­­­­California, LA County and Los Angeles City are all under a “Safer at Home” order.

  • Stay home (stay unexposed). 

  • Only go out for essential services -- and when you do, stay six feet or more away from others. 

  • Don’t gather in groups. 

 

To learn more about the order and what is considered essential activities go to:

https://corona-virus.la/faq 

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ 

https://covid19.ca.gov/

 

The best way to reduce the risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, applies to prevent COVID-19: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.

  • Avoid touching your face. 

  • Reduce the time you are around others outside the home, even when at least six feet away. 

 

TESTING

While there is currently no treatment, CALL your doctor, clinic, or health plan if you are sick and/or if you have these symptoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your provider will provide you instructions on what to do next. If you do not have a doctor or clinic, contact a local county or community clinic: http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/locations/ or you can call the Health Consumer Alliance hotline at (888) 804-3536.

 

REMEMBER everyone is encouraged to seek care if they are sick, regardless of income or immigration status. Testing is free.

 

The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to ALL Los Angeles County residents, whether or not you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Priority for the same or next day testing is still given to people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, or a new loss of sense of smell.

  • Testing is also prioritized for certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public while working

  • Testing is by appointment only

 

Go here to find information on testing and to register for your free test https://corona-virus.la/

  

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus: 

       https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx 

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention *

       http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/novel-coronavirus-2019.html 

*These sites all have a button at either the top or bottom to translate the page into Spanish or other languages.

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