Update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
City of West Covina Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
WEST COVINA, CA, March 12, 2020 – Novel (new) Coronaviruses disease (COVID-19) is a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people. COVID-19 has now been detected in 28 cases in Los Angeles County including 1 death. There have been no reported cases in the City of West Covina.
The Mayor, City Council and the entire leadership team is keeping up-to-date through our local, state and federal partners to be sure the public is aware of the COVID-19 situation.
The City of West Covina is suspending all City-sponsored events effect immediately due to heightened concerns over COVID-19. This will remain in effect through Monday, April 13, 2020 or until further notice.
Public Health officials continue to recommend that the public do the following:
- Avoid non-essential travel, public gatherings, or places where large groups of people congregate, such as theaters, concert halls, and sporting events.
- If you are mildly sick with a fever, stay home until you have been fever-free for 72 hours.
- Those with high risk factors and who have fever or cough, should consider contacting their health care providers.
- Wash hands with soap and water frequently. When you cough or sneeze use a tissue or into your elbow.
Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about COVID-19:
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- California Department of Public Health