Information on COVID-19
US Health Fairs is cooperating with The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LA Public Health) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to the growing pandemic of a novel (new) coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others that circulate mostly among animals. Common symptoms in an infected person include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
The CDC and the WHO agree that currently there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
The best way to avoid being exposed to the virus is to avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This SOCIAL DISTANCING is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick, due to their age or compromised immune system. Stay home as much as possible, to avoid contact with potentially sick people in your community.
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.
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. If you are sick, you should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask, then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow. People who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.