What You Need to know about Novel Coronavirus

Dear College Community:

There is a new strain of coronavirus reported in the United States that originated in Wuhan City, China. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cooperating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any novel (new) coronavirus reports. This virus is part of a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people (See Coronavirus Info sheet).  Despite reported cases in Los Angeles and Orange County, there is not an immediate threat to the general public. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public hygiene (See Handwashing/Hand Sanitizer fact sheet).
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty Breathing

Steps to reduce the risk of illness:

  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

The following are in pdf format:

For more information on the Novel Coronavirus:

If you or someone you know has traveled to Wuhan City, China and feel sick, please:

  • Stay home and avoid contact with others, except for seeking medical care.
  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Student Health Center at (818) 551-5189. The Health Center is located in the San Rafael Building.

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