As of Wednesday, April 8 2020 there has been 19* positive tests for COVID-19 within Agoura Hills, and 7530* cases across LA County.
Both the California Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have recommended face coverings when it is absolutely necessary to leave the home to perform essential tasks. Face coverings are different than medical masks. Medical masks, such as the N-95 masks, should be reserved for health care workers and first responders.
Face coverings are a material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton, silk, or linen. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand, or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels. The CDC has released a question and answer guide regarding face coverings which you can view via this link: CDC Face Coverings Q&A
The CDC has released a guide on how to craft your own face coverings which you can view via the following link:
Due to the rising case numbers in Los Angeles County, the County issued mandatory Public Health Emergency Orders for those who have been infected & those who may have been exposed to an infected person.
The Public Health Emergency Isolation Order for infected individuals is available here.
The Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order for those who may have been exposed to an infected individual is available here.
Los Angeles County has implemented many new digital tools to help residents access the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic. New interactive maps and dashboards are now available on the County website. Visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/dashboards/
Effective 3/20/2020 Governor Newsom & LA County Officials have mandated the "Safer At Home" Order which mandates the closure of non-essential businesses, no gatherings of larger than 10 individuals, and more. For additional information & to see the complete County & State orders view our news page here.
The following facilities and services are also being impacted by the Novel Coronavirus situation:
- City Hall, The Agoura Hills Library, and the Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center are closed to the public. All upcoming City events are being cancelled or rescheduled.
- Essential services including Police, Fire, and emergency medical assistance are fully functional at this time.
- Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has closed all facilities for the remainder of the school year and has implemented home distance education.
- County animal control facilities are closed to the public. The Department of Animal Care and Control will continue to respond to emergency calls for service. For emergency animal control services contact the Agoura Hills dispatch line at: 818 991-0071
- Grocery stores remain open and supply lines are continuously working to ensure that our residents are supplied with the food that they need. A statement by the California Grocers Association regarding the Novel Coronavirus can be found here.
We will continue to disseminate information on how to contact City staff for City services. We strongly encourage those that have not signed up to receive City emails do so here or email your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include you in future messages.
*These numbers are changing daily and reflects the most current number at the time of posting.
How COVID-19 Spreads
Person-to-person spread - The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects - It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How to prevent the spread of the virus
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often 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.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Where to get further information
Further information will be updated as it is received.