COVID-19 News Releases

April 1, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Redwood Springs Healthcare Center

Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught has announced that six patients and two health care professionals at the Redwood Springs Healthcare Center tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

April 1, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces Second Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the second death from COVID-19 in the county.

March 28, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch Announces First Death Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the first death from COVID-19 in the county.

March 23, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Four New Cases of COVID-19 in Tulare County

The Tulare County Public Health Branch has announced four new cases of positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County, bringing the total to 16.

March 20, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Four New Cases of COVID-19 in Tulare County

The Tulare County Public Health Branch has announced four new cases of positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County bringing the total to 11. The Public Health branch is currently conducting an investigation on each case.

March 20, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Operations and Services During Stay-Home Order

In compliance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order, the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency announces changes to Agency operations and service hours.

March 19, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Two New Cases of COVID-19 in Tulare County

The Tulare County Public Health Branch has announced both a sixth and seventh case of positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County.

March 18, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Positive COVID-19 Cases Rise to Five

Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught has announced both a fourth and fifth case of positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County.

UPDATE 3/18/2020, 10:30 A.M.

COVID-19- Update for March 18, 2020. Tulare County remains at 4 Positive cases and 88 individuals under self-quarantine.

March 17, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Offers Virtual Public Health Town Hall to Discuss COVID-19

The County of Tulare Board of Supervisors and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency are hosting a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020, to share information about the new coronavirus.

The meeting is scheduled to take place from 7:00– 8:00 p.m. and slated to be live streamed online and Facebook at https://tchhsa.org/ncov and https://www.facebook.com/TulareCountyHHSA/.

UPDATE 3/17/2020, 10:00 a.m.

COVID-19- Update for March 17, 2020. Tulare County remains at 3 Positive cases and 78 individuals under self-quarantine.

UPDATE 3/16/2020, 8:00 p.m.

UPDATE 3/16/2020, 8:00 p.m.: Tulare County has received notice of a new positive case of COVID-19, putting three total cases in the County of Tulare, with 73 individuals under self-quarantine. The patient in this new case is acutely ill and in the Kaweah Delta District Hospital. More details will be released as they become available.   

UPDATE 3/16/2020, 12:00 PM

UPDATE 3/16/2020, 12:00 p.m. : Tulare County still has two confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 73 individuals under self-quarantine.

UPDATE 3/15/2020, 12:00 P.M.

UPDATE 3/15/2020, 12:00 p..m.. : Tulare County still has two confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 73 individuals under self-quarantine.

UPDATE 3/14/2020, 10:25 A.M.

Tulare County still has two confirmed cases of COVID-19 and now has 64 individuals under self-quarantine.

March 14, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Branch and Kaweah Delta Report Second Confirmed Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tulare County has two confirmed cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are 65 individuals in self-quarantine.

UPDATE 3/13/2020, 1:36 p.m.

Tulare County Public Health has followed CDC recommendations to encourage the focus on more common etiologies first (flu or other tests to rule those illnesses out) where testing is already readily available.

UPDATE 3/13/2020, 1:10 p.m.

Tulare County Public Health has followed the CDC's recommendations to keep the focus on the most common etiologies first (flu or other tests to rule out those diseases) where tests are already available.

UPDATE 3/13/2020, 8:50 a.m

There is a total of 1 confirmed case of COVID-19 in Tulare County.

UPDATE: 3/12/2020

The Tulare County Public Health Branch has been informed that a Tulare County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. It is believed that the virus was contracted out of the area, and the individual did enter public areas while showing symptoms. 


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