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The Alhambra Source is working with the community to reach those who need information. We are dedicated to giving critical public health and safety alerts, dispelling rumors and overcoming language barriers.


Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19)

We are updating this page as frequently as we can. Los Angeles County is holding press briefings Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Gov. Gavin Newsom holds his daily pressers at noon. We will update as major announcements and safety information becomes available.

What we know:

The county is constantly updating their Health Officer Order. This is the latest, issued/amended on July 1.

Los Angeles officials are stressing not to panic, but to practice hand washing, aggressive social distancing and avoid non-essential travel. Prepare necessities like medicines and health records – do not panic and buy a year’s supply of anything.

Elderly, those with compromised immune systems or underlying health issues, and pregnant women are most vulnerable to having more serious symptoms should they contract the virus.

If you are over 65, do not go into the community if you have family, friends, neighbors or caregivers who can support you. If you know someone who is elderly and needs meal assistance, go to the county’s Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services page or call 800-510-2020.

The Health Officer Orders are constantly tightening. Check the L.A. Department of Public Health’s page for the most updated order, in the “What you need to know” box on the Novel Coronavirus page.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus page is being updated as information becomes available.

Symptoms take 2-14 days to develop. Officials are now saying it is possible for you to be positive and not have symptoms at all.

COVID-19 symptoms include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Call a doctor if you’re experiencing these. Do not go to an emergency room.

Emergency warning signs are difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to wake, and bluish lips or face. If you or someone you know has these, seek medical attention immediately.

Health officials believe the virus is spread in similar ways to the flu, from droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The county is requiring everyone who conducts or accesses essential services to wear a cloth face covering, in an effort to protect others from your germs, not you from theirs.

Cover your cough, wash your hands and stay home and call your doctor if you are ill.

The Alhambra Source will continue to follow the coronavirus.

Evolution of our coronavirus coverage:

County Updates COVID-19 Guidelines: Hair Salons, Specialized K-12 Services Sept. 2, 2020

County Slowly Recovers from July Peak in COVID-19 Cases Aug. 17, 2020

County Stays the Course, Keeps COVID-19 Closures on the Table July 27, 2020

AUSD Plans Online Instruction in the Fall July 22, 2020

City Begins Testing on Monday, More Funds for Rent Relief Program July 16, 2020

L.A. County Cases Spike, Residents Warned of Restrictions July 6, 2020

A COVID-19 4th of July July 2, 2020

AUSD Evaluates Online Learning, Posts Fall Plans, Awarded Grants July 1, 2020

AUSD Faces Fall Reopening, Possible Financial Reduction Plan June 24, 2020

Mahan in Alhambra: Dining Through a Pandemic June 21, 2020

County Moves into Phase Three: High-Risk Business June 19, 2020

New COVID-19 Health Order Tomorrow; Gyms, Other Businesses May Open Friday June 10, 2020

Housing Assistance Program is Starting to Pay Out June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic Didn’t Go Away And County Now Adds Health Inequity to the Fight June 5, 2020

Ferrer Calls Police Violence Against Blacks a Public Health Issue; Health Care Inequities June 1, 2020

L.A. County Health Officer Order Gives OK to Dining in Restaurants, Haircuts May 29, 2020

‘Safer at Work and in the Community’ Order Allows Churches, More Businesses to Open May 27, 2020

New Health Order Loosens Curbs on Beaches, Malls and Vehicular Graduation Celebrations May 22, 2020

County Announces July 4 Opening Goal; Alhambra Opens Testing To All Residents May 19, 2020

SGV Volunteers Go Full DIY to Combat COVID-19 May 18, 2020

L.A. County Defines Recovery Benchmarks; Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover Salutes Frontline Workers May 15, 2020

L.A. County Allows More Businesses to Reopen; Loosens Restrictions on Recreation May 13, 2020

Alhambra Draws Names for Housing Relief; County Public Health Finds 162 Business Violations May 11, 2020

Alhambra Steps Into “New Normal” With Death Toll Now Six; County Eyes Inequality May 8, 2020

County Relaxes Public Health Guidelines; Some Businesses Will Reopen Friday May 6, 2020

Alhambra Begins Testing Residents for COVID-19; City’s Death Toll Now Five May 4, 2020

Harvey Chin Has His 5th Grade Garfield School Class Zooming Through Their Work May 3, 2020

Pasadena’s Death Toll Surpasses OC; CDC Expands List of Symptoms, Isolation Guidance for COVID-19 Recovery May 1, 2020

L.A. County COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard Shows Four Alhambra Deaths April 29, 2020

Alhambra Announces Details of COVID-19 Testing Program April 29, 2020

Alhambra Announces COVID-19 Housing Assistance Funding April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Top 20,000; County Concerned on Wide Disparity in Wealthy/Poorer Areas April 27, 2020

L.A. County Focuses on Nursing Homes With Addition to Health Order; National Guard Medical Units Deploy to L.A. County April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Now Leading Cause of Death in L.A. County; 6 Fatalities at El Sereno Facility April 23, 2020

L.A. County Reveals Four Institutional Outbreak Sites Near West SGV April 21, 2020

L.A. County/USC Study Preliminary Results Point to Possible 300,000 With COVID-19 April 20, 2020

Armando Arorizo’s View of An Empty Alhambra April 18, 2020

Los Angeles County is “Extraordinarily Worried” About Congregate Care Settings April 17, 2020

Alhambra Gets CDBG Funds for COVID-19 Related Projects April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Death Toll in L.A. County Soars to New Daily High of 55 April 16, 2020

Nine More Local Institutional Settings with COVID-19 Named as El Monte Airport Opens Testing April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Newsom Outlines Criteria for Lifting Restrictions; L.A. County Reports New High in Daily Deaths April 14, 2020

New COVID-19 Cases Reach Two-Week Low But Death Count Remains Steady April 13, 2020

‘Safer at Home’ Order Extended to May 15; “Curve Flattens” but 1-in-4 Deaths Are in Institutional Settings April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update: New High in Deaths as Office of Education Calls for Release of Juvenile Detainees; Other County Services Announced April 8, 2020

L.A. County Opens More Mobile Testing Sites, Expands Access to All Symptomatic Residents April 7, 2020

“This Is the Week to Skip Shopping, Stay Home,” Health Director Says in Reporting 15 New Deaths April 6, 2020

L.A. County Begins Mobile COVID-19 Testing, Recommends Schools Stay Closed and Allows Restaurants to Sell Unprepared Food April 3, 2020

L.A. County Health: SGV is Under-Tested, New “Close Contact” Guidelines from CDC and New High in Deaths April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update: LA County Death Toll Now 44; Six Deaths Reported at Skilled Nursing Facilities March 30, 2020

COVID-19: County Orders Beaches, Hiking Trails Closed; 5 New Deaths Reported March 27, 2020

Food Options for Alhambra Families and AUSD During Spring Break March 27, 2020

COVID-19: Highest Daily Death Count Yet; 1 Million Could Be Infected Without Social Distancing March 26, 2020

First Child Dies of COVID-19; Numbers Climb and Business Loopholes Tighten March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Roundup: More Deaths Reported as Testing Ability Increases March 23, 2020

L.A. County Announces Plans to Use Hotel for COVID-19 Isolations March 20, 2020

Alhambra Orders Closure of City Hall in Response to COVID-19 March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Death Reported In Pasadena Area; Here Are Updates In The SGV March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Resources and Support; New Cases in The Last 48 Hours March 18, 2020

AUSD Approves Emergency Measures in Response to COVID-19 Crisis March 17, 2020

Alhambra Council Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 March 16, 2020

Alhambra Has Two COVID-19 Cases, Health Department Says. L.A. County Is Ordered To Social Distance March 16, 2020

“Help Our Fellow Citizens,” Says Pilot Who Flew First Wuhan Evacuation March 15, 2020

AUSD To Dismiss All Campuses Beginning Monday March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: “It’s not just about you.” March 12, 2020

AUSD Announces New Measures to Protect Students, Staff from COVID-19 March 11, 2020

AUSD Board Hears Details on Preparations for Coronavirus Response March 11, 2020

Six New Cases of Coronavirus Identified in L.A. County; All Are Linked to Travel March 4, 2020

First U.S. Death From Coronavirus Occurs; Still No New Cases in L.A. County March 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Public Health Officials Warn of Inevitable Spread, Then Walk Back on Message Feb. 25, 2020

Coronavirus: How Many Have It, Where and Who Has Recovered from COVID-19 Feb. 22, 2020

Coronavirus Update: County Officials, AUSD and Garvey Superintendents Host Public Health Presentation Feb. 14, 2020

Still No Coronavirus in SGV: AUSD Sticking With Health Facts as Petition Emerges Urging Suspension of Classes Feb. 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s What Happened in the Last Few Days Feb. 3, 2020

AUSD Officials Address Coronavirus Concerns in English and Mandarin video; Jan. 31, 2020

Coronavirus is Not in the San Gabriel Valley. The Flu is a Bigger Threat to Families This Lunar New Year. Jan. 30, 2020

El coronavirus no está en el valle de San Gabriel. La gripe es una amenaza mayor para las familias este año nuevo lunar. Jan. 30 2020

冠状病毒不在圣盖博谷地。流感是农历新年对家庭的更大威胁。 Jan. 30, 2020


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Coronavirus situation summary

Facts about the flu

Hand washing instructions and video:

When and how to wash your hands, via the CDC

Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands! YouTube video via the CDC

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:

Coronavirus information page

Coronavirus FAQs

Coronavirus FAQs Chinese

Coronavirus FAQs Spanish

Alhambra Unified School District resources:

Coronavirus information page


The Alhambra Source is dedicated to providing information about Public Health issues that concern our community. Through partnerships and smart, fact-based reporting we fulfill this promise by covering these topics:

 

  • Safety alerts from public agencies
  • Fact-checking health-related rumors spread online
  • Provide translated notices in non-English languages
If you are interested in learning more or would like to be notified about public health happenings in your area please email us at [email protected].

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