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Posted on: February 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Staff are Monitoring Coronavirus and Providing Updates as Needed

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to the novel (new) coronavirus in the United States. City of Malibu staff are participating in regular conference calls with the LADPH to receive the latest updates and reviewing emergency procedures should an outbreak occur. The City is also implementing the recommended hygiene protocols in City Hall. 

The Westside Los Angeles County cities of Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Culver City released a joint statement on Wednesday, March 4 about the current Los Angeles County Declaration of a Level 3 local emergency in response to the Novel #Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Cities are under the declaration, and are following the direction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), our local agency that has jurisdiction. See the full statement. 

To see the current numbers of cases in the United States, spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information, please visit the CDC website. For information on the virus in Los Angeles County, visit the LADPH website

The public is urged: 

Avoid contact with people who are sick

Wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand cleaner

Keep hands away from eyes, nose, and mouth

Disinfect public counters, desks, common areas, phones, keyboards, etc. - Use disinfectant wipes identified for use against Influenza A&B and Coronaviruses - If you have symptoms (fever, cough, vomiting, difficulty breathing) stay home and call your doctor and remain home until you have spoken with your doctor or health provider and are cleared to return to work, and cover your coughs and sneezes.

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not on hand.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

For more information, please refer to the following resources: 

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