Local Public Health Emergency Declared
HEIDI LI Staff Writer
On Wednesday, March 4, Los Angeles County officials declared a local public health emergency regarding the coronavirus as new cases appeared within the county in the last few days.
The L.A. County Department of Public Health will begin airing radio debriefings and posting guidelines for childcare facilities, schools, universities and citizens on how they can prepare for the virus.
10 California health labs have also received CDC test kits to help monitor and support individuals confirmed with the virus.
“It is definitely scary to know the virus that was all over the news is now in L.A.,” senior Wendy Yang said, “But with the safety measures placed, it gives people some reassurance.”
Currently, there is no vaccine for the virus. There have been nine deaths from the virus in the United States, all in Washington state.