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Posted on: February 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus COVID-19

This page was updated on March 24, 2020.

This is the City of La Palma’s central location for local updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The City continues to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and is in regular communications with the County of Orange Healthcare Agency and other community partners. 

Latest Updates

  • March 20, 2020: Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The County of Orange released a helpful FAQ sheet to help residents understand the Governor’s order.
  • March 18, 2020: The County issued Amended Health Order and Guidance and FAQ Sheet in light of new and changing State guidelines and to provide clarity for Orange County residents and businesses. It is important for all residents and businesses to read the Amended Order and Guidance in its entirety.
  • March 17, 2020:The La Palma City Council declared a local state of emergency to enhance capabilities to respond to COVID-19. This resolution allows the City to promptly take the actions necessary to protect public health, safety, and welfare within the City, coordinate with other government agencies, and seek federal, state, and county assistance as needed.  

Status of COVID-19 in Orange County

  • There is now evidence of community transmission in Orange County, indicating that COVID-19 is spreading in the county. 
  • People aged 65 and older should stay home and away from other people.
  • People with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk, for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system, should stay home and away from people.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home. If you need to seek medical care, call your health care provider first so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

Impacts to City Services & Events

Click here to learn about closure and postponements of City services and events.

Basic Precautions

Basic precautions are similar to avoiding the flu or the common cold.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects
  • Wash your hands frequently


We’ve compiled a list of resources for seniors, children, and businesses impacted by COVID-19. 

Additional Information

County of Orange Healthcare Agency

Medical Questions: Health Referral Line, 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm: (800) 564-8448
Non-Medical Questions: Emergency Operations Center Public Information Hotline: (714) 628-7085
Healthcare Agency Website
Healthcare Agency Facebook
Healthcare Agency Twitter 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

General Information
Latest News
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Coronavirus Rumor Control webpage


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