There's obviously a lot of anxiety in our communities about the novel coronavirus outbreak. Everyone's feeling on edge, and at times like this, misinformation seems to spread like wildfire. I will be providing you with regular updates to ensure you have the information you need to be prepared and to keep safe, and to help limit and slow the spread of the virus. PLEASE do not rely on social media, much of which is baseless nonsense -- instead, here are some of the reliable sources for up-to-the-minute, accurate information that you should check regularly:
For complete information about the virus, the current state of its spread in Los Angeles, prevention measures, etc, the best local source of information is from our partners at LA County Public Health, visit:http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
For updates on the City's response, including closures of City facilities, visit: https://corona-virus.la/
For information about LAUSD school closures, available resource centers, and learning during the closure, call (213) 443-1300 or visit: https://achieve.lausd.net/latestnews
I also encourage you to sign up for NotifyLA, our City's emergency alerts system, which we are using to push out updates about COVID-19 prevention. Please encourage your family and friends to do the same. You can sign up at: https://emergency.lacity.org/notifyla
Please share this information with your family, friends, and colleagues, so we can all do our part to protect our community and our city. This is a moment for preparation and action, not panic. We will all get through this together if each of us stays vigilant and informed, and if we support and uplift each other.
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