COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Tulare County COVID-19 News Releases

California Daily Updates on COVID-19

Local Health Emergency Order for the Prevention of COVID-19

 

For additional information and updates, visit our HHSA Facebook Page.

NOTE: The video below is the County of Tulare Board of Supervisors and Tulare County HHSA Town Hall held on Wednesday, March 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

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An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was 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 closely working with our partners and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

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. 

If you have traveled outside the county to an area of risk, you have close contact with someone who has traveled to an area of risk, or you have had contact with someone who has had a positive test for COVID-19, or you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough and labored breathing, and lower respiratory symptoms and you live in or are 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 assist you with next steps, including self-quarantine and 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.

 

Virtual Public Town Hall Meeting
Virtual Public Town Hall Meeting
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 Branch continues to closely monitor COVID-19, and understands that questions may arise. This document is intended to provide some key points in addressing some common inquiries and will be updated periodically. 

Community Guidance, What to Know: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Community Guidance, What to Know: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

You may be worried about the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what may happen to you and your loved ones. The Public Health Branch assures you that you should feel confident in making and keeping your regular health appointments and appointments at any of our facilities for services such as benefits, adoptions/foster care, animal services, therapy, immunizations, or any other service as usual.

Older Adults COVID-19 Information (Printable Flyer)
Older Adults COVID-19 Information (Printable Flyer)

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 due to age or health condition, please take action to reduce your risk.

Stop the Spread of Germs (Printable Flyer)
Stop the Spread of Germs (Printable Flyer)

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 with these tips.

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.

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.