Important Spring Break Traveling Information
The more people who travel, the more interactions people have. More interactions mean higher risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. All non-essential travelers arriving or returning to LA County from out of state or country must quarantine for 10 days.
With Spring Break upon us, LA County’s Department of Public Health encourages everyone to remain close to home and adhere to the State travel advisory which recommends no recreational travel outside a 120-mile radius. Recreational travelers and residents coming to LA County are required to self-quarantine for 10 days after returning from out-of-state or out-of-country travel.
It is recommended that resident travelers who are exposed to crowds and/or unmasked individuals in close proximity get tested upon their return. There is a heightened risk if traveling to places with high rates of community transmission, like Miami, which is recently reporting a 9% test positivity rate; this is 6 times higher than the test positivity rate in LA County.
Remember how easily this virus can spread and take every action you can to protect yourself and others until we all can get vaccinated. To see when it’s your turn for a vaccine, go to: VaccinateLACounty.com.
Back to School Safety
LA County Public Health protocols are being updated to align with the CDC’s recommendations on the required physical distancing in schools. Schools are working to implement critical mitigation measures, including required masking, assigned stable groups/cohorts, and maintaining six feet of distance as much as possible during activities where students are not wearing masks, such as eating and drinking. Six feet of distance is required between teachers, staff, and students.
Check out this video to see how schools in LA County have prepared to welcome back students.
End Hunger and Food Insecurity
Even as vaccines roll out, pandemic-related food insecurity will persist for months to come in Los Angeles County. The first – and best – line of defense is the CalFresh program, which provides free monthly grocery benefits to individuals in need. Please encourage your community members to enroll. #LetsFeedLACounty getcalfresh.org/
Today’s Incident Report is in the process of being finalized and will be posted on the Incident Report section of the County’s COVID-19 site when complete. Please note, that the reports are posted by date and can be accessed at https://covid19.lacounty.gov/incident-updates/.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide and Toolkit
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Need someone to talk to? LA County is here to listen. Call 800-854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741.
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This press release was produced by the La Verne Chamber of Commerce. The views expressed are the author’s own.