May 21, 2020
Stay on top of the Mayor’s latest updates at: https://corona-virus.la/updates
Have you got your face mask handy? They are required when you head out of the house. Masks or cloth face coverings can prevent COVID-19 transmission to others, and this is their most important use for us. If we lower the likelihood of one person infecting another, the impact is exponential. Even a small reduction results in a huge decrease in deaths. Make sure you wear a face covering when you leave the house.
DMV Expands Virtual Field Office
Customers can now take care of more essential transactions without an office visit
Contact Tracing Scams
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about contact tracing. It’s the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitoring their symptoms daily.
Contact tracers are usually hired by a state’s department of public health. They work with an infected person to get the names and phone numbers for everyone that infected person came in close contact with while the possibly infectious. Those names and phone numbers are often kept in an online system. People who had contact with someone infected with COVID-19 may first get a text message from the health department, telling them they’ll get a call from a specific number. The tracer who calls will not ask for personal information, like a Social Security number. At the end of the call, some states ask if the contact would like to enroll in a text message program, which sends daily health and safety reminders until the 14-day quarantine ends. But tracers won’t ask you for money or information like your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.