In response to the coronavirus threat, the Los Angeles Fire Department Thursday announced the postponements of some events and the closures of community rooms at nine fire stations.
“Out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in large public settings, the LAFD has postponed several events to ensure the health and safety of our firefighters, civilian employees and the communities that we serve,” LAFD spokesman Peter Sanders said in a statement.
“These postponements are in line with directions from Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom,” Sanders said.
The LAFD has postponed the Girls Camp that was scheduled for this weekend and, effective immediately, all youth programs are also postponed indefinitely, Sanders said.
Also, public meetings and events scheduled at the community rooms at nine LAFD fire stations have been postponed and the community rooms have been closed until further notice.
“The LAFD is taking necessary steps to protect our members and the public as we work to manage the effects of COVID-19,” LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said. “We strongly encourage the public to heed the social distancing recommendations and the directive to restrict public events to slow the spread of this virus.”
The LAFD is monitoring the ongoing public health situation and will continue to make determinations about the status of future scheduled public events and non-essential department activities, Sanders said.
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