City of Norwalk to Work Closely with County Health Department to Monitor COVID-19 Case
The City of Norwalk continues to work closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) to monitor COVID-19. Today, March 24, DPH reported one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Norwalk. Details of the individual confirmed case (name, age, address, locations visited, etc.) will not be released by the County. Further, DPH is investigating all new cases and will notify close contacts who are household members to assess and monitor signs and symptoms of illness. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures, avoid gatherings, and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.
The City has taken proactive measures to help slow the spread of the virus and educate the public. To date, the City has taken the following actions:
- Activated the Emergency Operations Center to monitor COVID-19 developments.
- Declared State of Emergency on March 19. The declaration allows the City to define essential services and continue essential services operations.
- Launched a hotline to take information or general questions, Mon-Fri from 8am-8pm, 562-929-5760.
- Shared preventative and factual information via the City’s website and social media.
- Cancelled all City-sponsored events and programming through April 30.
- Modified City Hall schedule to remain open ONLY for essential services by appointment on Tuesdays. These departments include Building & Safety, Planning, Engineering and Transit.
- Held the March 17 Council Meeting via teleconference and encouraged public participation by submitting comments to email@example.com.
- Suspended enforcement of preferential parking and parking citations for street sweeping, unless it poses a public hazard.
- Continued providing seniors 60 and older with meals. Interested seniors may call the Senior Center at 562-929-5580.
The City’s measures are not intended to create fear but rather protect the safety and health of our community, employees and first responders.
As information on coronavirus evolves, the City will continue sharing information and expanding preparedness measures to ensure the safety of its residents, employees and businesses. For more information, please visit https://www.norwalk.org/city-hall/departments/public-safety/norwalk-emergency-management-office/preparing-for-emergencies/covid-19.