COVID-19 News Releases

May 7, 2021 News Release: COVID-19 Community Vaccinations in Tulare County (May 10-15)

Tulare County Public Health is organizing and sponsoring a variety of community-based vaccination clinics in rural and underserved communities of Tulare County. Anyone age 16 and older is eligible to get vaccinated at these community vaccination clinics, no appointment necessary.

April 30, 2021 News Release: COVID-19 Community Vaccinations in Tulare County; Public Health is organizing pop-up community vaccination clinics

Tulare County Public Health is organizing and sponsoring a variety of community-based vaccination clinics in rural and underserved communities of Tulare County. Anyone age 16 and older is eligible to get vaccinated at these community vaccination clinics, no appointment necessary.

April 23, 2021 News Release: COVID-19 Community Vaccinations in Tulare County; Public Health is organizing pop-up community vaccination clinics

Tulare County Public Health is organizing and sponsoring a variety of community-based vaccination clinics in rural and underserved communities of Tulare County. Anyone age 16 and older is eligible to get vaccinated at these community vaccination clinics, no appointment necessary.

April 6, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Moves into Less Restrictive Orange Tier for Reopening, Officials Urge Residents to Get Vaccinated

State officials announced today that Tulare County is now within the lower, Orange Tier of reopening under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Due to declining COVID case metrics and increased vaccination efforts, Tulare County has moved from the Substantial Risk Level – Red Tier into the less-restrictive Moderate Risk Level – Orange Tier, effective April 7. 

April 2, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Identifies Its First Three Cases of the B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 COVID-19 Variants

The Tulare County Public Health Branch is announcing the first three cases of these COVID-19 variants found in Tulare County. These individuals were identified through surveillance testing, and we are not able to disclose further information about the cases.

April 1, 2021 News Release: Practicing COVID-19 Safety Measures for Spring Break and Religious Celebrations

Attending gatherings during Spring Break and observing religious or spiritual holidays are important to our overall well-being. If you plan to celebrate with others, the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency wants to remind you to remain diligent in maintaining COVID-19 safety practices.

April 1, 2021 Public Statement: Every Rural Community Will Have Vaccinations by End of May 2021

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency is on schedule to visit each rural community to offer vaccinations for COVID-19 by the end of May 2021. There will be multiple opportunities in each community to obtain a vaccine.

March 31, 2021 News Release: Tulare County NOW Vaccinating Anyone Age 16 and Older at Tulare International Agri-Center

In its efforts to get more vaccines to its residents, Tulare County is immediately expanding its COVID vaccine eligibility requirements to anyone age 16 and over, regardless of health conditions, at its mass vaccination site, the Tulare International Agri-Center.   

March 25, 2021 News Release: Tulare County NOW Vaccinating Anyone Age 50 and Older, Also Those with Underlying, High-Risk Health Conditions and Disabilities

Tulare County is expanding its COVID vaccine eligibility requirements to anyone age 50 and over, regardless of health conditions, effective immediately.  

March 24, 2021 News Release: Tulare County COVID Call Center Offers FREE Scheduling and Assistance for Residents Seeking Appointments for the COVID Vaccine
As vaccination efforts ramp up throughout Tulare County, the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s COVID Vaccine Call Center is available to help assist residents with securing vaccination appointments over the phone. The COVID Call Center is available to assist the elderly without internet and non-English–speaking residents in obtaining a vaccination for COVID-19; simply call (559) 685-2260.
March 19, 2021 News Release: COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Mass Vaccination Clinic in Tulare, Eligible Residents Can Schedule an Appointment in My Turn

Tulare County residents and workers who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and have been unable to secure an appointment elsewhere can now get vaccinated at the County’s mass vaccination clinic located at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

March 16, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Moves into Less Restrictive Red Tier for Reopening, Officials Urge Eligible Residents to Get Vaccinated

State officials announced today that Tulare County is now within the lower Substantial Risk Level – Red Tier of reopening under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Due to steadily declining COVID case metrics and increased vaccination efforts, Tulare County has moved from the Widespread Risk Level – Purple Tier into the less restrictive Red Tier, effective March 17.

March 15, 2021 News Release: FREE Bus Rides to COVID Vaccinations in Tulare County

Public transportation agencies and transit organizations are helping to get the people of Tulare County vaccinated against COVID-19 by providing free bus rides to those in need of transportation to their vaccination appointments.

March 15, 2021 News Release: Tulare County Expands Eligibility for COVID Vaccinations, NOW Vaccinating Those with Underlying High-Risk Health Conditions and Disabilities

Tulare County Public Health has updated its COVID Vaccine Plan and is now offering vaccinations to those eligible with underlying and high-risk health conditions. People 16-64 years of age who have an underlying heath condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19 can now make an appointment to get vaccinated.

March 9, 2021 News Release: COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Multiple Locations in Tulare County

Tulare County residents and workers who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and have been unable to secure an appointment elsewhere can now get vaccinated at multiple locations throughout the county.

March 9, 2021 News Release: Tulare County COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

County officials are hosting a second virtual town hall meeting Thursday, March 11, providing updates and information regarding 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’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TulareCountyHHSA/.

March 5, 2021 News Release: COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Mass Vaccination Clinic in Tulare, Eligible Residents Can Schedule an Appointment in My Turn

Tulare County residents and workers who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and have been unable to secure an appointment elsewhere can now get vaccinated at the County’s mass vaccination clinic located at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

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.


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