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Two people now in coronavirus quarantine at Point Mugu

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VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The Ventura County Public Health says another person is in quarantine at the Ventura County Naval Base at Point Mugu.

They say new patient shows no symptoms.

There are now two patients under observation at the naval base. Both are travelers who were brought to the base due to recent trips in areas where the naval coronavirus is prevalent.

The County of Ventura says they are working closely with the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and local cities to help keep the community safe.

There are 19 travelers with no symptoms who are self-isolated at their homes in Ventura County.

Public Health performed risk assessments on the reported travelers on phone interview after receiving notification from the California Department of Public Health.

After the risk assessment, they determined these travelers to be medium risk and they were directed to stay home for the 14-day quarantine period in self-isolation.

These travelers have been given a list of symptoms to report including cough, fever and shortness of breath. They also take twice daily temperature checks. If any of these isolated individuals begin exhibiting symptoms, they have been told to contact the Ventura County Public Health Department before seeking hospital care.

Public Health officials say they want the public to focus on "facts, not fear."

They say the Coronavirus is not currently spreading in the Ventura County community and immediate risk to the general public in Ventura County is low.

Public Health continues to recommend that the public do the following to protect themselves from all respiratory illnesses:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick.
  •  Get a flu immunization to prevent influenza this season.

Ventura County Public Health encourages people who have recently traveled to China and are experiencing flu-like symptoms to call Ventura County Public Health Communicable Diseases immediately at 805-981-5101.

To get up-to-date information on the Coronavirus, click here.

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