Tulare County COVID-19 News Releases

July 2, 2020 MEDIA ADVISORY: Tulare County COVID-19 Facebook Live Press Conference

County officials will be holding a Facebook Live press conference providing updates regarding COVID-19 in Tulare County. The press conference will cover the latest case numbers, hospital trends, recent closure orders and will urge residents to follow public health recommendations. 

July 1, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: County Health Officer Signs Public Health Order to Close Bars for the Prevention of COVID-19

The Tulare County Public Health Officer has signed and released a Public Health Order for the prevention of COVID-19 pursuant to Tulare County Ordinance and the California Health and Safety Code. The newly released Order calls for the immediate closure of bars, pubs, brewpubs, and breweries in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Tulare County.

June 30, 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. The employee began to show symptoms and notified a supervisor.

June 19, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Californians Must Wear Face Coverings in Public, State Releases New Guidance

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released updated guidance that requires all Californians to wear a face covering while in public and in high-risk settings. The updated guidance mandates the use of face coverings by the general public statewide when outside the home, with limited exceptions.  

June 18, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Announces Closure of Dinuba TulareWORKs and Child Welfare Services 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 Dinuba TulareWORKs and Child Welfare Services District Office, located at 1066 North Alta Avenue in Dinuba, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee began to show symptoms and notified a supervisor.

June 17, 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. The employee began to show symptoms and notified a supervisor.

June 12, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: State Releases New Guidance for Personal Care Services, Nail Salons, and Others to Reopen Effective June 19

The California Department of Public Health has released new industry guidance documents providing information for businesses to safely reopen following the statewide Stay-at-Home Order. The newly released guidance documents apply to expanded personal care services including: nail salons, tattoo parlors, and body waxing to create a safer environment for workers and patrons. The guidance documents are effective June 19, 2020.

June 12, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Working Together to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks in Homeless Encampments

The Coronavirus continues to threaten our public health and poses a great risk to those experiencing homelessness. This is why area agencies and health care providers have banded together to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 from occurring within our local homeless populations in Tulare County.  

June 5, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: State Releases New Guidance for Businesses and Industry to Reopen, Effective June 12

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released new industry guidance documents providing information for businesses to safely reopen following the statewide Stay-at-Home Order. The newly released guidance documents apply to schools, day camps, casinos, bars, gyms, professional sports, and more. In addition, CDPH released updated guidance documents for campgrounds, hotels, fitness facilities, family entertainment centers, and others.

May 27, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Receives Local Variance Approval from State Department of Public Health

Tulare County has received approval from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to move forward in accelerated reopening under the statewide Stay-at-Home Order. Tulare County can now move fully into Stage Two of California’s Resilience Roadmap. On May 18, the Governor revised the process where counties who met specified criteria could move more quickly than other parts of the state through Stage Two of modifying the order.

May 27, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: California Public Health Releases Guidance to Reopen Place of Worship andRetail Stores

The California Department of Public Health has announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping, including those establishments located within Tulare County. The newly released guidance includes required modifications to keep patrons safe and limit the spread of COVID-19.

May 21, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: County Public Health Encourages Safe Celebrations on Memorial Day

Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught strongly encourages community members to be mindful of the risk COVID-19 continues to pose to the health of our communities and to our most vulnerable populations. In an effort to reduce COVID-19 cases and deaths in Tulare County, we urge residents to use alternative means when celebrating Memorial Day this year.

May 21, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Public Health Issues Advisory to Reduce the Risk of Contracting COVID-19

As Tulare County begins to reopen following action taken by the County Board of Supervisors to advance the county into Stage Three: Higher-risk Workplaces, health officials advise residents to remain vigilant in protecting themselves from contracting COVID-19. To ensure the safety of our community and to help navigate this new normal, it is important to remember that every person plays a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

May 14, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Announces Closure of Dinuba District Office Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s Human Services Branch confirms that one employee at its Dinuba District Office, located at 1066 N. Alta Ave. in Dinuba, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee began to show symptoms and notified a supervisor.

May 14, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: County Officials Urge Tulare County Residents to Get Tested for COVID-19

Testing capacity for COVID-19 has increased in Tulare County and local officials urge residents who work in essential services, individuals who are returning to work in retail businesses, and anyone who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should make an appointment to get tested.

May 8, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: County Health Officer Releases Amended Emergency Order for the Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission

The Tulare County Public Health Officer has signed and released an amended Emergency Order for the prevention of COVID-19 pursuant to Tulare County Ordinance and the California Health and Safety Code.

May 8, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Health Officer Recommends Face Coverings for the Public and Essential Workers

The Tulare County Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, has released a new guidance regarding the wearing of face coverings, or masks, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have recommended that members of the public should cover the mouth and nose to prevent inadvertently spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

May 8, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: County Encourages Alternative Celebrations on Mother's Day

As part of the effort to keep COVID-19 cases down, Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught strongly encourages community members to use alternative means when celebrating Mother’s Day this year.

May 4, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Dinuba and Porterville Testing Sites to Take Appointments

The state's new testing sites at Dinuba and Porterville Memorial buildings are opening for scheduling appointments this week.

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 ...


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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

With the ongoing coverage of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (n-CoV), Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency's Public Health Branch is providing helpful reminders on steps to prevent illness.

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.

COVID-19 Printable Resources

COVID-19 Printable Resources

Printable resources are available as educational pieces can assist those who are at home, on the job, or for the general public to answer questions. These pieces are available in English and Spanish.