South San Francisco, CA March 18, 2020 Submitted by Cristal
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
We’re all in this together. We are working rapidly to keep our state healthy.
- Stay home
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- If soap and water aren’t available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Shake hands
- Touch your face
- Go to the doctor if you aren’t sick
- Stockpile masks or gloves
As of March 17 at 6 pm Pacific Time, there are 598 positive cases and 13 deaths in California. Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency on March 4th, 2020. See the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the latest data.
Find services and information
Many schools are closing campuses temporarily. Check your district for the latest.
Employment and taxes
Find benefits for people affected by COVID-19. State tax deadlines have been extended.
California is working to ensure everyone has healthcare coverage and access to testing.
Stay updated on recommendations to reduce further spread of coronavirus.
Get local information
Find and follow local public health authorities for the most updated guidance.
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