The City of Albany is coordinating with Alameda County Public Health to monitor an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first detected in China in December 2019. There are confirmed cases in several countries, including the United States. According to Alameda County Public Health, the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 is low for the general public at this time.
Public health departments are working diligently to identify anyone who might be infected to prevent further spread of the outbreak, and eleven designated airports, including SFO and LAX, are actively screening travelers from China. People who have traveled from anywhere in mainland China within the past two weeks should avoid public places and contact Alameda County Public Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-268-2101.
Since this is the height of cold and flu season, we encourage everyone to take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including:
- Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze