City Manager's Update | COVID-19 Update | April 6, 2020
April 6, 2020
I am so grateful for every person who remained at home over the weekend. As you may have seen, the number of confirmed cases continue to rise each day, and we now have arrived at a very critical point. Earlier today, the Los Angeles County Department of Health (DPH) urged all residents to stay home this week to curb the spread of COVID-19. Public Health Officials are urging all of us to not leave our homes but rather arrange for grocery and/or medication to be delivered. Remember, we are all Safer at Home!
As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, I encourage the community to stay informed on the most up-to-date, accurate information from the Los Angeles County Department of Health. The following information has been provided by DPH for your reference.
- Social Distancing - Social distancing means staying home, avoiding crowds and staying at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible. There is no substitute for social distancing. Please do not spread COVID-19 by going out in public and stay home as much as possible.
- Cloth Face Coverings - This document provides public health information on how members of the general public can safely use cloth face coverings when they need to leave their home for a short period of time to obtain essential goods or services. Please keep in mind that most face coverings do not adequately protect against transmission of COVID-19. By wearing a mask and going in public, you may still help spread COVID-19.
- Report a Violation - You can use this system to file a complaint or report a problem to the Environmental Health Division of the Department of Public Health.
- Donate Medical Supplies - The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has identified three drop-off locations for businesses, organizations, and individuals looking to donate new and unused medical supplies.
- Los Angeles County Resources
Our goal is to return to normalcy, but it is only possible if we each do our part.
A Message from Mayor Tom Adams
View the latest local updates on COVID-19 with Ralph Walker, Mayor Tom Adams and MUSD Board President Rob Hammond.
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COVID-19 At a Glance
Nationwide COVID-19 Numbers*
- As of April 2, there have been 7,616 deaths.
- 304,826 cases reported in 55 jurisdictions (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas and US Virgin Islands).
*CDC numbers are updated Monday-Friday.
As of April 4, approximately 131, 500 tests have been conducted in California - received from commercial, private and academic labs and the 22 state and county health labs currently testing.
- 116,563 have been received.
- 15,000 are still pending.
Actions Taken by the State and Federal Government
- On April 4, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a new website, covid19supplies.ca.gov to get critical medical supplies to the front lines of California’s fight against COVID-19. The website will allow individuals and companies to donate, sell or offer to manufacture 13 of the most essential medical supplies, including ventilators, N95 respirators and testing materials.