The County of Orange has issued a local health emergency for COVID-19, or coronavirus, as a precautionary measure. The City of Santa Ana is actively monitoring the situation and will provide updates to the public as needed. OC Health Care Agency previously reported one confirmed case of coronavirus in the county, and that patient has fully recovered. Four other local cases have since been reported. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. However, OC Health Care considers risk of infection to the public in Orange County to be low.
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Cough or sneeze into a tissue, or into the crook of your arm.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend wearing a mask unless you are sick.
• OC Health Care Agency for local updates about the coronavirus – http://www.ochealthinfo.com/.
• OC Health Care Agency Health Referral Line for questions about coronavirus – call 800-564-8448 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• 211 Orange County is providing information about coronavirus – just dial 2-1-1. Care coordinators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Farsi and Vietnamese. For more information, go to https://www.211oc.org/.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19
• World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019