The Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council would like to update you on our response to COVID-19.
First of all, we encourage you to sign up for NotifyLA, our City’s emergency alerts system, which is being used to push out updates about COVID-19 prevention. Please encourage your family and friends to do the same.
Mayor Garcetti declared a state of local emergency March 4 for the City of Los Angeles to access state and federal funding to strengthen and support efforts to prepare our region and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On Wednesday night, the Governor announced a new California Department of Public Health policy to cancel or postpone all gatherings of 250 or more in addition to smaller gatherings held in venues that do now allow social distancing of six feet per person.
Yesterday, in implementing statewide guidance to City policies, the Mayor announced his directive to postpone or cancel all non-essential public community events or group activities of 50 or more participants in order to limit the risk of exposing staff and the public to the virus.
In accordance with these guidelines, and in the interest of public health and safety,
ALL GENERAL BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS & EVENTS ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH 3/31/2020, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
The WCKNC encourages our neighbors and community members to follow the best practices put forth by theCenters for Disease Control to limit illness:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, or being in a public place.
- 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 face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth, with unwashed hands.
- Put distance between yourself and others. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfacesdaily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
For more information, go to CDC.gov/coronavirus. SOURCES FOR UP-TO-DATE INFO ON CORONAVIRUS IN LOS ANGELES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is the lead local agency on the status of COVID-19 in the Los Angeles area. They have a dedicated coronavirus dashboard includes everything from a live case count to downloadable guidelines for businesses, event venues, public transit riders, and more: http://PublicHealth.LAcounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
LA Public Health’s coronavirus press conferences, takes place every weekday at 12 noon PST. These are livestreamed to their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/CountyOfLA.
We encourage all stakeholders to sign up for NotifyLA, to get the City’s latest updates on COVID-19. Register at http://NotifyLA.org.
The WCKNC is monitoring updates from the Mayor’s office, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The WCKNC continues to take pride in our community’s efforts to make Wilshire Center Koreatown a place to thrive, so thank you for doing your part during these unprecedented times.
Though we won’t be hosting meetings, you can still contact us via e-mail.CONTACT US: firstname.lastname@example.org