HEALTH UPDATE: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

REVISED November 16, 2020

   Need Help: During this time of heightened health concern, BCHD is available to offer help and support. If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs assistance with errands, health-related information or referrals, please call our Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or submit an online request here.
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Safe in the South Bay Workshop Series
BCHD's Safe in the South Bay Series is bringing health experts, cities, chambers, schools and community members together around this fast-moving pandemic. The live-streamed series will cover a variety of COVID-19 topics, including testing, navigating the new normal, mental health and personal resilience. Panelists include:
  • Zach Zawacki: Mira Costa High School 12th Grade Student
  • Maya Williams: Redondo Union High School 11th Grade Student
  • Dr. James McKinnell, MD: Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Dr. Moe Gelbart, PhD: Executive Director, Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Wednesday, December 9, 5 - 6 p.m.
Latest COVID-19 Updates:
COVID-19 Updates:
California Issues Travel Advisory: The state issued a travel advisory on Friday, November 13, in advance of the holiday season. As COVID-19 transmission is increasing in many states and countries, those arriving, or returning to California, from other states or countries should self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. During this time, people should limit their interactions to their immediate household. All Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. Read the travel advisory here.
Health Guidance: 
Wearing is Caring: Wearing your cloth face covering protects those around you, as well as yourself. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new scientific brief states that face coverings provide source control and protection for the person who wears the face covering. Read more here.

For more information on COVID-19, visit:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
California COVID-19 Response -
California Department of Public Health
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Response -
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
World Health Organization