Safety Reminder On
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The ongoing spread of the Coronavirus in California has caused plenty of concern around the state. We at PORAC would like to take the time to remind everyone these safety tips on how you can reduce the risk of exposure.
How Is It Spread?
The virus can spread from person-to-person
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

When are you susceptible to spreading the virus?
  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How easily the virus spreads
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainable in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas.
Travel Restrictions and Information
CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the following destinations. Most foreign nationals who have been in one of these countries during the previous 14 days will not be allowed to enter the United States.

Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid situations that put them at increased risk from more severe disease. This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non- essential travel such as long plane trips, and especially avoiding embarking on cruise ships.

Level 3 Widespread sustained (ongoing) transmission and restrictions on entry to the United States:
Some More Safety Tips
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
For more information and safety tips on Coronavirus, visit these websites: