COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Keep calm and wash your hands

La Honda Fire is cooperating with the San Mateo County Health Department, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19. Our primary source of information is our county health department:

If you have non-emergency, non-medical questions about the novel coronavirus you can call 2-1-1 at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What Is Novel Coronavirus?

Novel coronavirus is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. It has now spread to many other countries, including the USA. Technically, the virus is named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes is called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). See information about 2019 Novel Coronavirus on the CDC website

How Does The Virus Spread?

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Droplets that land on surfaces may be transferred to the nose and mouth by hand; Frequent hand washing and avoiding touching your face can prevent the transfer of illness. Covering your cough or sneeze and staying home if you are sick can prevent passing illness on to others.

Should I Be Wearing A Mask To Prevent Getting Novel Coronavirus?

Good hand washing techniques are the most effective way to prevent yourself from getting sick. This means washing your hands often with soap and water and rub for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol may be used. If you have a fever or cough, a face mask may help prevent spreading germs to others around you. Currently, there is no recommendation to wear masks if you are not showing signs of illness. However, if you choose to wear a face mask, it is important to understand that face masks are not a substitute for hand washing which is the priority.

Community News

Cioppino Dinner Canceled Mar 13, 2020 - These are difficult times; The safety of our community members is always our first priority. In light of the increasing risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus and given the recent recommendation to avoid public gatherings we have decided to cancel our annual Crab Cioppino feed and fundraiser. If you have purchased tickets you will… Continue Reading
Dancing Crabs Bill and Nancy Glass Memorial Crab Cioppino 2020 Canceled Mar 13, 2020 - The cioppino fundraiser has been canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted by email. Please see our latest post. Continue Reading
2019 Holiday Fair December 8th Oct 1, 2019 - Join us for our annual Holiday Fair in the firehouse Sunday, December 8th 10:00-4:00! local vendors will be there offering their fine crafts, gifts, clothing, sweet treats and more. There is no cost for admission and no tickets needed (To request registration as a seller, use CONTACT form) so come on down and grab some… Continue Reading