LA County Declares Coronavirus State of Emergency

By George Miller

With 6 new cases identified in LA County, officials today declared  a state of emergency to help slow the spread of the potentially deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19 strain) which is sweeping the world. We saw portions of the live announcement on KTLA.  

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LA County Coronavirus FAQ


Officials stressed that it is not at this time a dire emergency (they designated it “Level 3”, the lowest level), but people need to be alert and take precautions which include:

Sanitation, disinfecting, frequent washing of hands

“Social Distance”- don’t get too close to people. People can be seen about the region wearing various types of masks. Cover your mouth when coughing.

People should stay home if they are sick. Employers should not at this time insist on doctor’s notes.

People should stock up on disaster supplies.

Organizations such as schools and businesses should develop plans to deal with it, be alert for symptoms/cases, think about sending people home, telecommuting or even closing if cases or identified suspicious symptoms are present.

It was not clear what special powers might be invoked to take more drastic actions in the event of more serious spreading of COVID-19, the Coronavirus strain in question. These could include things such as closure of schools. government organizations, even businesses and more., as well as quarantining

The cases identified are all traceable to people who have been out of the country.

Even though there are very few deaths in the US (9 at last count and none in LA County), according to the World Health Organization, the virus’ death rate is 3.4%, a much higher death rate than flu viruses.


George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard.

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William Hicks

I suspect every sanctuary city to eventually be a hotbed for COVIC-19.