2019 Novel Coronavirus Updates

2019 Novel Coronavirus Updates
Tulare County Health Report: The Tulare County Public Health Communicable Disease staff continue to assist nine individuals who are self isolating due to having a travel risk factor. There are no cases of COVID-19 in Tulare County (as of February 27, 2020).  

 

An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified starting in Wuhan China in December 2019. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 range from mild illness to severe illness and death.

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency's Public Health Branch is participating in information briefings with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although coronaviruses are a group of viruses that aren’t new, this is a new type of coronavirus and we are still learning about it. The health risk to the general public in California remains low. 

Take the precautions listed below in our frequently asked questions document.  

One cannot determine if there is a risk of COVID-19 by judging a person’s nationality and appearance. The desire to do so is called discrimination and this type of stigma creates unwarranted fear and anger towards a group of people instead of directing those feelings at the disease that is causing the problem. Fight stigma and discrimination.

If you have traveled to an area of risk or you have close contact with someone who has traveled to an area of risk, and you live in or visiting Tulare County, please immediately call the Public Health Communicable Disease telephone line by calling 2-1-1, which will place you in contact with an individual who will assess your situation and immediately restrict activities outside your home. Public Health Branch staff can assist you with next steps, which would include calling ahead to the nearest emergency medical facility to receive assistance.

Below is a live online dashboard developed by John Hopkins University to visualize and track the reported cases on a daily timescale. You can learn more about their efforts and dashboard by CLICKING HERE to visit their website.

 

Coronavirus
Coronavirus

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s Public Health Branch is providing helpful reminders with steps on how to prevent illness.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQ
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQ

The Tulare County Public Health Department continues to closely monitor the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, referred to as COVID-19, and understands that questions may arise. This is intended to provide some key points in addressing some common inquiries.

California Department of Public Health - Immunization Branch - Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
California Department of Public Health - Immunization Branch - Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

This is a link to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization Branch's page for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019). This is a state website. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

This is a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) page on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China. This is a Federal website.


Agency News

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

With all the ongoing coverage of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (n-CoV), Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s Public Health Branch feels it is a good time to provide helpful reminders on steps to prevent illness and advise that the immediate health risk to the general public in the United States remains low.

2020 Walk with a Doc Program

2020 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered.  

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.