COVID-19 News Releases

April 29, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Increases COVID-19 Testing with Two New Community Testing Sites

As part of a statewide effort to expand testing capabilities for COVID-19 in rural areas, Tulare County has been selected by the California Coronavirus Testing Task Force to receive two new COVID-19 community testing collection sites. The new sites are being located in Dinuba and Porterville ...

April 27, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 Outbreaks Now Include Linwood Meadows

The Tulare County Public Health Branch has announced that the Linwood Meadows facility in Visalia has had 10 residents test positive for COVID-19. Tulare County Public Health is working alongside the facility and the State to ensure the facility is following proper PPE and care guidelines and ...

April 22, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Rapid Testing Begins at Sierra View District Hospital in Porterville

Sierra View District Hospital (SVMC) has been selected by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), along with other hospitals throughout the state, to receive an Abbott point-of-care instrument, also called an ID NOW machine, in order to strengthen testing capabilities located in our region.

April 15, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms two deaths from COVID-19 in the county, one on April 10 and the second on April 14. The individuals were both over 65 and the transmission types were by contact related to Redwood Springs. These are the 14th and 15th deaths due to COVID-10 in the county.

April 15, 2020 NEWS ALERT: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Today that Lindsay Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility has had 11 Residents Test Positive for COVID-19.

Tulare County Public Health Branch announces today that Lindsay Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility has had 11 residents test positive for COVID-19.

April 13, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms two deaths from COVID-19 in the county, one on April 10 and the second on April 12. The individuals were both over 65 and the transmission types were contact. These are the 12th and 13th deaths due to COVID-10 in the county.

April 10, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the 11th death from COVID-19 in the county. The individual passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020. The individual was over 65 and the transmission type was unknown.

April 9, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Looking for Volunteers of All Professions and Service Backgrounds

The Tulare County Public Health Branch is looking for volunteers of all professions and service backgrounds to support our response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.  

April 9, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the tenth death from COVID-19 in the county. The individual is related to Redwood Springs and passed away this morning on Thursday, April 9, 2020. The individual was over 65 and the transmission type was person to person.

April 9, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Offers Virtual Public Health Town Hall in Spanish Only to Discuss COVID-19 on April 15 at 6:00 p.m.

The County of Tulare Board of Supervisors and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency are hosting a virtual town hall meeting in Spanish only on Wednesday evening, April 15, 2020, to share information about the new coronavirus. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 6:00–7:00 p.m. and slated to be live streamed online through HHSA's website and Facebook.

April 8, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Parks will be closed for Easter Weekend to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

City and County agencies are working together to ensure the health and safety of all Tulare County residents.

April 8, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Two Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the eighth and ninth death from COVID-19 in the county. Both individuals were related to Redwood Springs, and both individuals passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Both were over 65 and person-to-person transmissions.

April 8, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the seventh death from COVID-19 in the county. The individual passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, was over 65 and the transmission type was unknown. 

April 7, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: COVID19: Include Your Pets in Planning

Tulare County Animal Services is encouraging people to make a care plan for pets and livestock so that if they themselves became ill, such as with COVID-19, and needed to leave their home for treatment, there would be a plan of care in place for pets and livestock. 

April 6, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the sixth death from COVID-19 in the county. The individual passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, was over 65 and the transmission type was unknown. 

April 4, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Reveals Community Spread of COVID-19 Present in Tulare County

Tulare County Public Health Branch has confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Tulare County as there are multiple clusters of COVID-19 and several cases with unknown source. Community spread, or transmission, means the spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown or cannot be directly traced back to a known exposure.

April 4, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms two additional deaths from COVID-19 in the county. Both individuals were over 65 and both passed away on April 3, 2020.

April 3, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Closure of Lindsay District Office due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Human Services Branch confirms two public employees at the Tulare County Health and Human Services Lindsay District Office, located at 900 Sequoia Avenue, Lindsay, CA 93247, have tested positive for the coronavirus. 

April 3, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Third Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the third death from COVID-19 in the county. The patient passed away on April 1, 2020 and was our 25th confirmed positive. 

April 2, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: County Releases New Mapping Tool

Tulare County Public Health Branch and Tulare County TCiCT are releasing a new mapping tool so that community members can gain a more accurate view into the Tulare County areas that are affected by COVID-19.


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Addressing Homelessness in Tulare County

Addressing Homelessness in Tulare County

Homelessness. That word carries a lot of weight, a lot of value judgements, concerns, fears, and worry. It also can convey hope, determination, and empathy. HHSA is partnering with numerous governmental agencies, community organizations, and individuals who are dedicated to changing the future for unhoused individuals.