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TORRANCE, Calif., March 4, 2020 – The City of Torrance has been in coordination concerning COVID-19 (commonly referred to novel coronavirus) with local area hospitals, the school district, and Los Angeles County Public Health Department to address preparedness and prevention.
Today, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) and the Department of Public Health (Public Health), along with health departments countywide declared a health emergency, which includes the City of Torrance. The purpose of the declaration is to mobilize resources, accelerate planning, streamline staffing, coordinate across government agencies, prepare for future reimbursement by state and federal governments, and raise awareness throughout the region.
The City activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to better coordinate all related activities and urges residents and visitors to get the facts and take positive steps to reduce their risk. The City is taking precautions to limit the spread of the virus by sharing everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes. City staff has posted basic health precautions signage, regularly sanitizing public counters (including libraries), door handles, equipment, and providing antibacterial hand sanitizers at counters.
LA County Public Health recommends that the public do the following to protect themselves from all respiratory illnesses:
event of emergency call 911. For Non-Emergency Fire contact (310) 781-7042. For Non-
Emergency Police contact (310) 618-5641. Stay informed by following us on Facebook and Twitter
@TorranceCA and visiting www.CityofTorranceCA.com.
Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus):
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