Glendale’s Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Post Date:03/10/2020 4:00 PM

Media Contact
Eliza Papazian, Public Information Officer
epapazian@glendaleca.gov
(818) 548-4844

Glendale’s Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Glendale, CA—The health and safety of the Glendale community will always be our top priority, and the City of Glendale and the Glendale Fire Department continue to work with local, state, and federal public health agencies to monitor and share all new developments and CDC recommendations with our residents and community partners in an effort to take additional actions as appropriate.

Over the past month, the City’s leadership has established open lines of communications amongst health agencies including Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Center for Disease Control, Adventist Health Glendale, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial, and USC Verdugo Hills Hospitals, the Glendale Unified School District, and Glendale Community College.

Additionally, our Fire Department Personnel have been in constant contact with our Local Area C Disaster Management Area Coordinators in an effort to keep abreast of new developments, disaster declarations, and the implementation of any potential response, should it become necessary.  The Verdugo Fire Communications Center, or 9-1-1 dispatch center, has also implemented a screening tool to assess callers’ condition so that responding units are properly prepared when arriving to the scene.

The City continues to educate the public through all social media platforms, encouraging proper hygiene etiquette, reminding those with flu-like symptoms to stay home, and planning for the possibility of disruption to schools and businesses. A new webpage dedicated to COVID-19 updates and information can be accessed at glendaleca.gov/coronavirus.

Although the current risk of contracting COVID-19 in our area remains low, the CDC recently shared that the coronavirus almost certainly will continue spreading in communities in the United States. With that regard, the City of Glendale will continue to monitor developments of the COVID-19 virus closely, update residents on new developments, and be prepared to react as necessary.

 

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