What steps should I take to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?

The City encourages the public to take proactive steps to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As with other respiratory illnesses, there are steps that everyone can take daily to reduce the risk of getting sick or infecting others. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends:

  • Stay home if you are sick; do not wait until you are VERY sick. Remain home until you have spoken with your doctor or health provider.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands). Wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately after.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a cleaning spray or wipes that are identified for use against Influenza A&B and coronaviruses.

  • Practice and encourage “social distancing” by maintaining six feet of separation from other people.

  • All people over the age of 65 and people with chronic conditions should self isolate.

The City of Monterey Park will continue to follow the lead of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in implementing protocols to protect the health and safety of everyone in public spaces and in providing accurate and timely updates to the community.

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1. What is Project Roomkey to house NON COVID positive/NON symptomatic clients?
2. What is status of parks, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts?
3. When will street sweeping parking enforcement resume?
4. When and why do I need to wear a face covering?
5. Who can I contact at Monterey Park City Hall?
6. Where can I get info about LA County's drive-up mobile testing sites?
7. How can I get more information about avoiding eviction?
8. How do I get my "stimulus" payment and avoid being scammed?
9. Are there in-home Covid-19 test kits?
10. Are there cures and vaccines for Coronavirus/COVID-19 yet?
11. Is the tap water safe to drink?
12. Can wipes be flushed?
13. How can I pay my water bill when city hall is closed?
14. Will the library suspend overdue book fines? How are they operating?
15. How do I comply with the "Safer at Home" order issued by the county and state?
16. What city facilities have been closed?
17. Why has the Spirit Bus service been suspended?
18. What city events have been canceled?
19. Where can I get information about the current number and locations of COVID-19 cases?
20. What steps should I take to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
21. Can pets get COVID-19?