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The COVID-19 has been spreading and according to statistics on google.com there have been 42,076 confirmed cases, 178 recovered and 570 deaths.
To help prevent the virus from spreading even further, Cypress college and the Areas around Cypress are working hard with the CDC.
CYPRESS COLLEGE- Several emails have been sent out to students in response to the COVID-19. Cypress college has officially stopped all in person classes.
All classes from March 13, 2020 to March 17, 2020 are cancelled and were expected to resume back on March 18, 2020.
An email sent out by Marc Posner stated, “Because the situation with COVID-19 is evolving at a rapid pace, in addition to classes being suspended until Wednesday March 18, we have also decided to close the Cypress College campus to employees, students, and the general public on Monday and Tuesday. This will be the case for all North Orange County Community College District offices and locations. All student services will be closed.”
LOS ANGELES COUNTY- Los Angeles county has placed a temporary prohibition on all events from March 21, 2020 to April 12, 2020.
To limit the spread of the virus, a closure of all business of non essentials. Essential business include hospital, pharmacy, grocery store, restaurants offering delivery or take out only as long as the person is practicing social distancing which is standing at least six feet away from others.
Even though this is in effect, covid19.lacounty.gov states that this doesn’t prohibit outdoor activities i.e. hiking, walking the dog and going to grocery stores.
LONG BEACH EMERGENCY- Long Beach has put out an order for non-essential retail business to Temporary Prohibition of Events and Gatherings of 10 Persons or More.
According to longbeach.gov, for all gatherings that are not prohibited, the Health Officer orders those persons attending an event or gathering and the venues holding the event or gathering implement the following infection control precautions:
1. Practice social distancing within the confined space by requiring attendees to be separated by six feet.
2. Provide access to hand washing facilities with soap and water or hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
3. Post a sign in a conspicuous place at the public entry to the venue instructing members of the public to not attend if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever or cough.
4. Adhere to communicable disease control recommendations provided by the Long Beach Department of Public Health and Human Services.
News is coming in almost hourly about COVID-19, now is a time to be informed about the situation at hand and keep up with the prevention that is being sent out through your cities website and local news.