There is currently an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus was first detected in China and has now been detected across the globe, including in the United States. COVID-19 usually causes mild disease such as fever and cough, but can cause severe symptoms such as pneumonia and difficulty breathing. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6ft) or through respiratory droplets produced when someone coughs or sneezes.

To help you streamline the flood of information you may be receiving, please utilize the following resources:

LA County Department of Public Health, Guidance for Early Childhood Education Providers

CA Department of Public Health, Updated Information & FAQ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources Site

Resources such as Hand Washing Posters and Informational Flyers from the LA County Department of Public Health

Creative and Catchy PSA to Turn Hand Washing Into a Viral Challenge

KQED Learn at Home Resources