The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) continues to engage and monitor the rapidly changing worldwide response to COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus. Should additional COVID-19 cases occur in Orange County, HCA would share that information with community members, medical providers, and colleagues at the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Officials urged residents to take simple steps to help protect themselves, including the following:
• 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
Orange County residents are encouraged to visit www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus to ensure they have the most accurate and up to date information.