COVID-19 News Releases

March 4, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Using Statewide My Turn Platform for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Tulare County Public Health is now using the statewide My Turn platform for COVID-19 vaccination notifications and scheduling appointments. This announcement comes as the County has partnered with Curative to operate an ongoing mass vaccination clinic at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.  

February 24, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Ramps Up COVID Vaccination Efforts

As more vaccine supply is delivered to Tulare County, area healthcare providers, pharmacy partners, and state-sponsored OptumServe locations join Tulare County Public Health in getting eligible residents throughout Tulare County vaccinated for COVID-19. Healthcare workers, residents age 65 and older, frontline workers in Education and Childcare, Food and Agriculture, and Public Safety are currently eligible to receive the much sought-after vaccine.

February 3, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Health Officials Urge Residents Not to Gather for Super Bowl Sunday

The COVID-19 virus continues to spread in Tulare County, and Public Health officials urge residents to stay home for Super Bowl Sunday and not gather with others outside of your immediate household. To protect yourselves and loved ones, it is imperative that you gather with only those who live within your immediate household if you are watching the Super Bowl this Sunday.

January 28, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Updates COVID Vaccine Plan, Now Starting to Vaccinate Phase 1B, Tier 1 Officials Urge Residents to be Patient as Vaccine Supply Remains VERY Limited

Tulare County Public Health has updated its COVID Vaccine Plan and is now offering vaccinations to those eligible in Tier 1 of Phase 1B. The county continues to vaccinate those eligible in all tiers of Phase 1A and residents age 65 and older. Eligibility in Tier 1 of Phase 1B includes frontline workers in the following sectors: Education and Childcare; Emergency Services; Food and Agriculture Workers.

January 26, 2021 News Release: Tulare County COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall, Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

County officials are hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, January 28, providing updates and information regarding the COVID vaccine and vaccination efforts in Tulare County. The town hall meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held virtually, streaming live on the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TulareCountyHHSA/.

January 25, 2021 News Release: State Lifts Regional Stay-at-Home Order in San Joaquin Valley, Effective January 25 Pandemic is Far from Over, Residents Urged to Wear Masks, Avoid Social Gatherings, and Get Vaccinated When Eligible

The Regional Stay-at-Home Order has been lifted for Tulare County and the San Joaquin Valley, State officials and the California Department of Public Health announced today. The action comes as the four-week hospital ICU capacity projections for the San Joaquin Valley region climbs above 15%, the threshold that allows regions to exit the order.

January 22, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Establishes Senior Citizen Hotline for COVID Vaccine Information, Vaccine Supply is LIMITED – Residents Urged to Complete COVID Vaccine Interest Form and Do Not Call Vaccine Clinic Locations

Seniors and residents having trouble accessing the online interest form can call the Tulare County Senior Information and Assistance Hotline at 1-800-321-2462. In addition, to avoid further overwhelming the call center, county residents should visit the COVID Vaccine webpage for information rather than calling 2-1-1.

January 21, 2021 News Release: Tulare County 2-1-1 is Overwhelmed, Residents Urged to Complete COVID Vaccine Interest Form for Future Vaccine Appointments

Tulare County’s 2-1-1 Call Center is overwhelmed with calls, and officials are asking residents to refrain from calling 2-1-1 for COVID vaccine information, but rather complete the COVID Vaccine Interest Form if seeking an appointment to get vaccinated in Tulare County.

January 13, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Activates COVID Vaccine Call Center, Seeks Volunteers to Assist with COVID Vaccine Distribution, as Preparations Are Underway for Next Phase

The Tulare County Health & Human Service Agency (HHSA) has partnered with the United Way of Tulare County to activate a COVID Vaccine Call Center for residents seeking information about the vaccine for COVID-19. HHSA is seeking volunteers to assist in the rollout and distribution of the vaccine.

January 7, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Public Health Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule

The COVID-19 virus continues to spread at alarming rates throughout Tulare County. In the midst of an ongoing surge of infections following holiday social gatherings, Tulare County Public Health releases its COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule for distribution and delivery of the much-anticipated vaccine to end the pandemic.

December 21, 2020 News Release: Tulare County Health Officials Urge Residents to Not Gather for Holidays Celebrations

The COVID-19 virus is rapidly spreading at alarming rates in Tulare County, overwhelming our health care system with COVID-19 positive patients needing to be hospitalized for the respiratory illness. Public Health officials urge residents to take necessary actions and warn everyone to stay home for the holidays this year.

December 18, 2020 News Release: Holiday Hours of Operation for Community COVID-19 Testing Locations in Tulare County

The OptumServe COVID-19 Community Testing sites located in Dinuba, Porterville, and Tulare will be modifying testing operations for the holidays. Free COVID-19 testing will still be available; however, appointments will be accepted, and the sites will be open on altered days.

December 7, 2020 News Release: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Announces Temporary Closures of Offices Due to COVID-19

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) has confirmed that public employees at multiple HHSA office locations have tested positive for COVID-19.

December 5, 2020 News Release: Regional Stay Home Order Triggered in San Joaquin Valley, Effective December 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Tulare County and the San Joaquin Valley will be under the Regional Stay Home Order as Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Capacity in the region dropped below 15% availability triggering the order effective in Tulare County beginning Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. 

December 2, 2020 News Release: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Announces Closure  of Visalia TulareWORKs District Office Due to COVID-19

The Human Services Branch of the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) confirms that one public employee at the Visalia TulareWORKs District Office, located at 1845 N. Dinuba Blvd. in Visalia, has tested positive for the coronavirus and that office is temporarily closed for cleaning.

November 30, 2020 News Release: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Announces Temporary Closures of Offices Due to COVID-19

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) has confirmed that public employees at multiple HHSA office locations have tested positive for COVID-19.

November 24, 2020 News Release: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Will Continue Modified Operations and Teleworking Remotely Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, and the virus continues to spread at alarming rates throughout Tulare County. Due to these conditions of heightened community spread, the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is taking necessary precautions further modifying operations and increasing the number of staff teleworking remotely, to protect the health and safety of our employees, our clients, and the communities throughout Tulare County that we serve. 

November 23, 2020 News Release: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Announces Closures of Multiple Offices Due to COVID-19

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) has confirmed that public employees at multiple HHSA office locations have tested positive for COVID-19.

November 23, 2020 News Release: Tulare County Health Officials Urge Residents to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

Public Health officials urge residents to take necessary actions and advise everyone to stay home this Thanksgiving and celebrate the holiday with only those who live within your immediate household, to protect yourselves and loved ones.

November 13, 2020 News Release: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Announces Closure of Tulare TulareWORKs District Office Due to COVID-19

The Human Services Branch of the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) confirms that one public employee at the Tulare TulareWORKs District Office, located at 458 East O’Neal Ave. in Tulare, has tested positive for COVID-19.


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