What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. Resource: COVID-19 FAQs https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm
How can I protect myself against the coronavirus?
Do the same things you would do to prevent getting or spreading the common flu. These include:
What can I do to help?
At this time, the best thing that adults can do is model calm behavior. Each child has her/his own response to these types of news reports, and adults can support by staying informed with the most updated and accurate information and sharing this calmly with youth.
STAY HOME EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL NEEDS
Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.
The order went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The order is in place until further notice. It covers the whole state of California, and it exempts activity as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.
What can I do? What’s open?
Essential services will remain open, such as:
QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19?