If you or someone you know have questions or need non-emergency assistance, call the City at (310) 253-6000 Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (closed every other Friday), or email us at Coronavirus@CulverCity.org. Effective February 7, 2022, the City's Coronavirus Hotline has been deactivated, and all COVID-19 related questions should be directed to (310) 253-6000.
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Protect Yourself and Others
Understand How the COVID-19 Virus Spreads
Understanding how the COVID-19 virus is spread is important. It will help you to assess your risk and take steps to protect yourself in different situations.
The virus spreads from person to person mainly through respiratory droplets that are released into the air by a person who has COVID-19. For example, when they speak, sing, cough, shout, sneeze, or breathe heavily. These droplets are then breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, nose, or mouth. A person’s risk of getting infected goes up the closer they are to someone with COVID-19. Enclosed places with poor air flow can also increase the risk of getting infected. This is because the droplets that have the virus can concentrate and spread in the air past 6 feet. They can even stay floating in the air after an infected person has left the room.
This is why masks are important. They lower the number of respiratory droplets people release into the air AND also the number that they breathe in.
It is also possible, but less common, for the virus to spread by touching a surface with droplets on it and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19
- Avoid the three C's
- Avoid Closed Spaces with poor air flow.
- Avoid Crowded Places with many people nearby.
- Avoid Close Contact situations where people are talking (or breathing heavily) close together.
- Get vaccinated. It is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. It will slow the spread of COVID-19 including variants of the virus. And, it will also help lower the chances of new and more dangerous variants emerging.
- Wear a mask. Make sure it fits snugly and covers your nose and mouth. For better protection, wear a mask with two or more layers.
- Keep your distance. Use two arm lengths as your guide (about 6 feet) for social distancing with people outside your household when you are not sure that they are fully vaccinated.
- Keep the number of different households you socialize with small. Socialize with the same set of friends and relatives rather than mixing with many different people who are not vaccinated.
- Be flexible. Be willing to change your plans or leave if you find yourself in a place where COVID-19 can spread more easily. For example, indoors in a loud crowded restaurant with a lot of people who are not wearing masks.
- Wash (or sanitize) your hands often.
- Stay home when sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, talk to a doctor and get a test. You should stay home and away from others until you get the result of your COVID-19 test or until your provider tells you that you don’t have COVID-19.
- Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you do travel and are not fully vaccinated, follow the CDC domestic and international travel guidance including staying home and quarantining upon return.
Learn more about how to protect yourself and others
What to do if you have COVID-19
In Los Angeles County, if you have COVID-19, you are required to isolate yourself, tell your close contacts and follow Health Officer orders.
For help finding free delivery services, social services, essential items like food and medicines, visit the Department of Public Health resources page or call 2-1-1 (which is available 24/7).
Culver City continues to cooperate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County.
On March 11, 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). A Proclamation of Local Emergency in Culver City was signed on March 14, 2020 and ratified by City Council on March 18, 2020. Since, the City has issued a public order and 38 supplements.