Is It Safe to Visit Los Angeles During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Is L.A. safe from the coronavirus?  No place on earth is currently safe from Covid-19, but as we write this, there’s approximately 15 cases in the entire state of California.  A recent case involves an individual in Northern California, approximately 7 hours north of Los Angeles and Hollywood.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, with cooperation with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the following:

The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.

We also grabbed some great general advice and perspectives from Colleen S. Kraft, MD, MSc regarding the virus:

We touch our face with our hands, including our nose, eyes, and mouth — areas with mucous membranes, an average of 15 to 23 times an hour. Much of the time, we don’t even realize we are doing it. We also touch door handles, subway poles, handrails, saltshakers, other people’s hands and grocery carts.

We inhale tiny droplets that come from someone sneezing or coughing nearby.Use soap and water for the amount of time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. In a study we conducted on hand hygiene, the most common areas missed by hand washers were thumbs, wrists, and in between fingers.

The good news? The steps you can take to protect yourself against the extremely low chance that you might get exposed to coronavirus in the US will also guard against the widespread outbreak we are actually experiencing here — seasonal influenza.
While at least 60 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the US, no one has died of it here, while this year’s influenza has infected at least 29 million in the US and killed about 16,000 so far.
Is L.A. Safe from the Coronavirus?

Is L.A. Safe from the Coronavirus?

Many of our future visitors have expressed concern about being on a large coach during their private tour.  While we do offer group tours of Los Angeles, 99% of what we do is smaller private Hollywood and Beverly Hills tours for just you and your immediate party.  These tours are conducted in luxury SUV’s, and each vehicle is completely detailed and wiped down with disinfectant…seatbelts, door handles, charging stations, leather seats, etc., between each and every excursion.
This horrible virus is affecting everything from technology to tourism.  At this time, we’re encouraging special attention to, and patronizing those businesses hit the hardest…the amazing communities of Chinatown, not only in Downtown Los Angeles, but San Francisco, New York, etc.
This Too Shall Pass.   Safe travels to all!
UPDATE:  Friday, March 13th, 2020.  We’re Screwed!