First Case of COVID-19 in Culver City
City Hall Makes Coronavirus Anouncemnet
March 26, 2020
Preliminary test results indicate that one Culver City resident has tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus disease 2019. Cases are considered presumptive until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the results. The City does not know the source of exposure and whether it was through the community or exposure to an individual known to have COVID-19. A second individual was in close contact with the positive resident and has also exhibited symptoms. This person has been tested, but the City has not been made aware of the results.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) is aware of the case and is following-up with the positive resident. LACDPH will also follow-up with any persons who may have had close personal contact with the individual. To maintain patient confidentiality, the City cannot share any other details on this case.
This case is not cause for alarm, but a reminder that members of the public should continue to use general health practices that prevent the spread of viruses in general.
Key points to keep in mind:
• Stay home when you are sick.
• People with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly should practice social distancing by avoid non-essential travel, public events, community gatherings, and indoor venues.
• Wash your hands frequently 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.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• 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).
• Face masks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and those directly caring for people who are sick and by people who are sick.
• Get a flu immunization if you have not done so this season.
For more information please visit the City's coronavirus webpage and stay connected on social media.