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Public Health COVID-19 Information Line
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

▪️COVID-19 Community Resources Portal

▪️Public Health Facebook Page Updates


🔸LATEST UPDATES🔸 ———————————————————————
▪️Four new cases have been identified today. A female in their 30s, a female in their 40s, and a female in their 50s, all isolating at home. A female in their 40s is hospitalized due to COVID-related issues. 3 of the cases are associated witht he Avalon Care Center cluster. The vast majority of test results from Avalon are still pending. We also received notification of a positive case in a non-resident whose case is being investigated and will be assigned to their county of residence.  

▪️Dr. Ortiz, Interim Tuolumne County Health Officer, has issued a COVID-19 status update. Please see the document HERE.

▪️The no-cost state testing site at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds is open Tuesday-Saturday 7am to 4pm. Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time at The testing site hours are expected to expand to Tues-Sat 7am to 7pm beginning July 7th. 

▪️​It is important that people continue to follow prevention guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
~Practice physical distancing at all times. Keep 6 feet space between yourself and others who are not part of your household.
~Stay in your household bubble!

~Wear a face covering in public. Face coverings are required statewide in public, indoors and outdoors.
~Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
~Stay homes if you are sick.
~Avoid unnecessary travel, and limit your outings to essential tasks.


➡️Local Activations, Declarations, Orders can be viewed HERE

➡️COVID-19 Testing

▪️We are pleased to remind the public that the state testing site at the Calaveras County fairgrounds Mark Twain Building is now open Tues-Sat 7am to 4pm. Individuals can schedule appointments at: Some screening questions will be asked, but they will not exclude you from getting a test.
In regard to antibody testing, Public Health cannot speak to the accuracy of the tests being offered by commercial laboratories and we are not currently making a recommendation for the testing. Individuals should contact their healthcare provider to determine if testing is recommended.
It is important to note that the relationship between antibody presence and immunity is not currently known. This means that if a person tests positive for antibodies, it does not necessarily mean that the person is immune to COVID-19. It is unknown if people who test positive for COVID-19 antibodies are at risk of infection. Also, antibody tests have not been shown to definitively diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  ➡️Community Agency Updates We would like to continue including updates from agencies that serve the community. Please submit updates to by noon each day for your update to be included in this daily email update. Following its inclusion in the latest update, the information will be forwarded for posting to the Community Resources Website.

▪️ A COVID-19 Community Resources Website
has been developed to connect the public with resources such as local food assistance, community agency services, business info, and more. The website is now live and can be found HERE:

➡️Mass Gatherings
▪️State and local health orders prohibit gatherings of any size outside of individual households, except for those which are constitutionally protected, such as places of worship, within state guidelines. See sections above for links to view health orders.
➡️Schools A Town Hall is scheduled for July 9th to discuss plans for the upcoming school year. View the flier HERE. • On 4/3/20, Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools issued an updated press release on the closure of school facilities through the remainder of the school year. View information here: ▪️Columbia College campus is closed. All instruction and student support services continue and have been moved to online format. Check their website for more information: ➡️Businesses
▪️COVID-19 Business Resources Tuolumne County information can be found at: ▪️ The Tuolumne County Innovation & Business Assistance website has developed a page summarizing the process for businesses to operate as part of Stage 2 of the statewide order modification. All business owners, including essential businesses from Stage 2 must review the statewide guidance and complete the checklist for their specific business sector. The county business website can be located here:  The public can also reach out to us with questions at the Public Health Call Center, 533-7440 or by 
➡️What You Can Do: Practice everyday prevention actions to stay healthy: ✔️Practice physical distancing. Put 6 feet between yourself and others who are not part of your household ✔️Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, or with hand sanitizer if soap is not available ✔️Wear a face mask in public. Wearing a face covering is required statewide when in public, indoors or outdoors. ✔️Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth ✔️🤒 If you are ill, stay home. If other family members are ill, including children, keep them home. Contact your healthcare provider or facility before showing up for treatment. ✔️Avoid contact with people who are sick ✔️Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects often with soap and water or household cleaners. Don’t forget your cell phone ✔️To learn about COVID-19 symptoms, visit the CDC Symptoms website at:
🔸Thank you all for your support and efforts to protect the safety and health of our community🔸
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Printed Resources can be downloaded at the links below:

General Public Health COVID-19 Safety Flyer/Poster 
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Steps to Help Prevent COVID-19 if You Are Sick Flyer
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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus Disease Flyer
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Wash Your Hands Poster
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