Travel Costa Mesa Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Updated: April 3, 2020
**California is under a "Stay at Home" order. Please review the official statement.**
Please stay indoors and only go out for essential services at this time.
Please maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others.
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is of concern to all of us as a global community. The health and safety of visitors to Costa Mesa is of paramount importance to Travel Costa Mesa. With that in mind, please see the following information. Travel Costa Mesa is following the situation closely, and this page will be updated as we continue to receive guidance. We encourage everyone to strictly follow the guidance from state and national leaders.
We have created a Business Updates page to share with you the information we have on city attractions and restaurants.
The City of Costa Mesa government has called for the closure of movie theaters and fitness clubs, and limiting restaurants to take out and delivery services only. All City offices are CLOSED at this time. We are updating our calendar of events as we continue to receive information on local events.
Our Costa Mesa hotels have a commitment to doing whatever they can to keep guests safe through additional cleaning measures and installation of hand sanitizing stations throughout their buildings.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Coronavirus is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Currently, there is no vaccine.
There are currently no domestic travel advisories or restrictions in California, but we are monitoring the situation closely.
The government has advised limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people to slow the spread of the virus.
SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTION:
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough. shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. WHETHER OR NOT you are suffering from symptoms, at this time please practice social distancing, and contact medical professionals if you become symptomatic.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include:
- Regular/frequent hand washing. General guidance is to scrub hands to the length of the "Happy Birthday" song twice.
- Covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
- Thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
- Avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing and sneezing.
- While this novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, it does not target people of Asian descent or any other race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
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This webpage is intended to inform only our website visitors and should not be considered the only site for official information about the situation affecting Costa Mesa.