Orange County has one confirmed case of novel coronavirus. There is no evidence that person-to-person transmission has occurred in Orange County, and per the Orange County Health Care Agency, risk of infection to the public in Orange County is believed to be low.
Please see below for resources and information that may be helpful:
- The Orange County Health Care Agency has created a FAQ sheet on the novel coronavirus - Click here to view FAQ
- For the latest information, please visit the OC Health Care Agency’s website
- OCDE’s Newsroom also has been updated and will continue to post information on the novel coronavirus as the situation evolves - OCDE Newsroom for updated
- While experts say there is no harm in wearing surgical masks, it is not considered an effective way to prevent the spread of influenza and other airborne respiratory viruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend that Americans wear masks in public. Instead, CDC officials continue to promote preventative measures including frequent and thorough hand-washing, avoiding contact with people who are sick, and staying home if you experience symptoms associated with the flu.
The OC Health Care Agency will issue new guidance should circumstances change, and OCDE will share this information as it is released. In the meantime, the CDC continues to advise regular preventative measures to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including hand-washing and covering up coughs and sneezes.