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Protecting Yourself and Your Family

Effective 4/15/20, anyone entering an essential business,
must wear a face covering.


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Read CDC recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings here and instructions on how to sew a face covering.




Social Distancing

Public Health is asking everyone to do their part to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus in our community by practicing social distancing. This means making changes in our daily lives to protect ourselves and others, including those who are most at risk.

What is social distancing?

Social distancing means staying home, avoiding crowds, and staying at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible.

Why is everyone being asked to practice social distancing?

When someone with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes the small droplets from their nose or mouth can travel 3-6 feet. People can get infected if they breathe in these droplets, or the droplets land on their eyes, nose, or mouth. Although people who are sick with COVID-19 are the most infectious, people may spread the virus a few days before they start to feel unwell. It may be possible that a person can also get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.

The less time that we spend within 6 feet of each other, and the fewer people we interact with, the more likely we are to slow the spread of COVID-19.

How do I practice social distancing? 

• Stay home as much as possible

• Avoid any places where a lot of people are together.

• Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others.

• Work or study from home, if possible.

• Do not have visitors over or let your children have playdates.

• Avoid health care settings – unless you need essential services.

• Avoid non-essential travel.
• Avoid public transport, if you can.
Avoid contact with people – instead of shaking hands, come up with other ways to greet people that don’t involve any touching or getting closer than 6 feet.

If you do have to use public transport, shop, go to work, or participate in other activities, take precautions to reduce the risks, such as: 

• Limit the amount of time you spend in close contact with others.

• Limit the number of different people you spend time with.

• Keep as far away from others as possible, especially if they are coughing or sneezing.

• Wear a cloth face covering. Make sure to use it properly

• Try to go to places at times when they are less busy.

• Avoid touching surfaces in public places, when possible.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly.
• Clean your hands often, especially after touching surfaces in public places and before eating, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. 

A Message from WRD on COVID-19 and the Water Supply
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Message in English
Message in Spanish


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LACoFD has also recently released a new family-friendly fire safety tool, named the Family Instructions for Rapid Escape (FIRE) guide, and an accompanying coloring book. Both are available at no cost and can be downloaded from LACoFD’s website, fire.lacounty.gov.

The FIRE guide walks families through simple steps to ensure a fire-safe home, and teaches new strategies to safely escape if a fire strikes at home. LACoFD asks that residents make sure they have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on each level of their home.