Make sure you receive the latest information from those leading the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- City of Santa Monica COVID-19 Website
- Los Angeles Department of Public Health COVID-19 Website
- Los Angeles Department of Public Health Guidance for Employers
Stay up-to-date with the latest alerts and announcements from the City of Santa Monica and LA County Department of Public Health.
- City of Santa Monica Alerts: santamonica.gov/alerts
- City of Santa Monica Newsletter: smgov.net/newsletter
- City of Santa Monica Twitter: @santamonicacity
- City of Santa Monica Facebook: @cityofsantamonica
- Santa Monica Alerts: Text "COVID-19" to 888-777
- LA County Public Health alerts
- LA County Public Health Twitter: @lapublichealth
- LA County Public Health Facebook: @lapublichealth
- LA Department of Mental Health: https://dmh.lacounty.gov/
The LA County Department of Public Health has issued the following recommendations to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Stay at home when sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
- Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick.
- Get a flu shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Disinfection guidance >
IF YOU ARE SICK
Most people with respiratory infections like colds, the flu, and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) will have mild illness and can get better with appropriate home care and without the need to see a health provider. People who are elderly, pregnant, or have a weak immune system, or other medical problem are at higher risk of more serious illness or complications. It is recommended that they carefully monitor their symptoms closely and seek medical care early if their symptoms get worse. Public Health home care instructions for people with mild respiratory infection >