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COMPTON OFFICIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

Compton Official Coronavirus Update

The following is an update on the Coronavirus from the City of Compton. The health and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance to the City, and we will continue to monitor the current situation closely and provide updates as they become available.

There have been no reported cases of Coronavirus in the City of Compton. There are 28 confirmed cases in Los Angeles County with one death reported. The City of Compton is in close contact with the Department of Public Health and we are taking the following steps to keep our residents safe: 

  1. Limiting Public Gatherings: The City of Compton will implement the guidelines released by the Governor’s office that limit non-essential public gatherings to no more than 250 people. The two community events scheduled for this evening, Urban Community talks and District 3 townhall have been cancelled.

  2. City Staff & Facilities: We have increased the frequency of our daily cleaning procedures in city facilities and are equipping staff with appropriate tools to ensure the safety of our employees and the residents and businesses that we serve. We are providing masks for departments that have constant public contact without a physical barrier.

  3. Recommendations for Public Meetings: While City Council meetings will continue, we are recommending that the public observe the meeting online or on channel 36 in lieu of attending in person.

  4. Extra Precautions for seniors: We are recommending that all seniors avoid non-essential gatherings. If you must attend an essential gathering, please adhere to the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation for social distancing of 6 ft. Los Angeles County has closed all Senior Congregate Meals Locations to reduce the risk of exposure for the Seniors. This will go into effect on Wednesday, March 18th. Instead of serving hot meals at Dollarhide Center, the County will issue up to 10 frozen/shelf stable meals (5 minimum) to each Senior registered in the program. All senior classes at Dollarhide are being cancelled. For questions about the senior meal program, please call (800) 510-2020.

Please note that public transportation will continue services throughout the City. In addition to our senior population, people with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women should take extra precautions by limiting visits to public spaces. Everyone should avoid all non-essential travel. If you are sick and your symptoms are not serious, please call your health care provider before visiting a care facility.

Our entire City leadership is committed to keeping you updated as we receive new information on this rapidly changing situation. Please continue to follow us for information on our website, Channel 36, email, Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov

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