AlertSB Joint Information Center Update

April 4, 2020


Safer at Home Directive Still in Effect: With warm weather forecasted or Los Angeles, please remember the Safer At Home directives are still in effect including the closure of all beaches, parks, and trails in Los Angeles County. Please be aware that “behavioral fatigue” may set in, especially when it’s tempting to go outside. Help stem the spread of COVID-19 by remaining in your homes, unless it is absolutely necessary to leave in order to perform an essential function.

Palos Verdes Estates Bluff Area Closure: The Palos Verdes Estates Bluff Areas will be closed starting April 4, 2020 at 7:30am between the roadway and cliff along Paseo Del Mar.

Updated Infection Timeline: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has revised the time period that a patient with COVID-19 is considered infectious to begin 48 hours before symptom onset (updated from the first day of symptom onset). This is based on new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Infected Party Notification Requirement: The recent Health Officer orders have been revised to require that individuals with presumed or confirmed COVID-19 notify all persons with whom they had close contact beginning 48 hours before their symptom onset.

Face Covering Guidance: The CA Department of Public Health and the CDC recently indicated that wearing face coverings while out in public may help reduce the frequency of asymptomatic transmissions, particularly by those who do not yet know they are infected. They are therefore recommending that people use non-medical face coverings when completing essential tasks outside of the home. The LACDPH requests that residents wear homemade face coverings to protect the supply of medical facemasks for hospital workers and those in essential fields.The LACDPH emphasizes that whether you wear a face covering or not, it is extremely important to follow social distancing guidelines. Face coverings may increase risk if users reduce their use of strong defenses, such as physical distancing and frequent hand swashing, when using face coverings.