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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Commerce COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

April 16, 2020
Contact: Daniel Larios, Media Specialist (323) 722-4805 ext. 2210

For Immediate Release

Commerce, CA – Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported five cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the City of Commerce. The City also reports that one of its own, a Commerce employee, has being diagnosed with, and is fortunate to be recovering from, COVID-19.

City facilities are currently closed to the public and any employee who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, or interacts with an employee who does, is immediately sent home to self-isolate and seek medical care if needed. Affected employees have not had known interactions with non-employee Commerce residents. Public health officials have identified individuals who have been in close contact with those who test positive for COVID-19 in order to undertake appropriate measures. No other information regarding these cases are released to the public due to laws regulating patient privacy.

“With over 10,800 confirmed in Los Angeles County and over 23,000 cases statewide, this dreadful disease has now reached us here in Commerce,” said City Manager Edgar Cisneros.
“We will continue to adhere to all advice and guidelines issues by the CDC, California Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Governor Gavin Newsom. I urge our residents to continue practicing social distancing and following all Safer-at-Home directives. We are hopeful that all of us affected here in Commerce will emerge healthy as we are Commerce strong.”

Reduce the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene and social distancing:

 • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;
• Avoid touching your face;
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or crook of your elbow (not your hands). If you use a tissue, throw it away and wash your hands afterward;
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available;
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

The City urges everyone to do what they can to slow the spread of COVID-19 to avoid straining the healthcare system. We are grateful for the healthcare community and our first responders who are on the frontlines keeping our community safe. The City of Commerce has created a webpage that is updated regularly with recommendations, resources and general information about COVID-19.

For up-to-date information about the City of Commerce’s response to COVID-19, please visit


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