The Korean Air flight attendant who worked flights out of Los Angeles International Airport before being diagnosed with coronavirus “was not symptomatic” and “did not pose any risk to others while in L.A. County,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Friday.
“The CDC confirmed the flight attendant did not develop symptoms until after departing L.A. County,” according to L.A. Public Health.
The flight attendant, who was diagnosed with the virus in South Korea, worked flights between LAX and Seoul on Feb. 19 and 20, according to South Korean media outlets.
The woman had also serviced a flight from Tel Aviv to Seoul on Feb. 15, South Korea’s Center for Disease Control reported. A church group was on the flight and at least 30 members of the group were diagnosed with coronavirus, known as COVID-19, South Korean authorities said.
So far, only one case of COVID-19 has been detected in Los Angeles County, and that patient has since been treated and released, according to L.A. Public Health.
City Councilman Herb Wesson introduced a motion Friday calling for the city to create public education campaigns online, on television and through telephone hotlines or other media to provide information about the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus. It called for the city’s Emergency Management Department and Fire Department to develop the campaigns.
The council’s Public Safety Committee met on Wednesday to discuss the local effects of COVID-19, and city officials said although there’s no reason to panic in Los Angeles, they are prepared in the event the virus does start spreading faster.