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Public Health COVID-19 Information Line
☎️209-533-7440
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

▪️COVID-19 Community Resources Portal
https://bit.ly/TCcovidPortal

▪️Public Health Facebook Page Updates
https://www.facebook.com/tuolumnecountypublichealth

5.29.20

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▪️We are pleased to remind the public that the state testing site at the Calaveras County fairgrounds Mark Twain Building opened Friday, May 29. Individuals can schedule appointments at: https://bit.ly/2ypCrMv Locate the site in Angels Camp and register for an appointment. Some screening questions will be asked, but they will not exclude you from getting a test.

▪️COVID-19 case investigations are ongoing.

▪️​It is important that people continue the following actions to 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 mask if you aren't sure you can maintain physical distancing while in public.
~Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
~Stay homes if you are sick.
~Avoid unnecessary travel, and limit your outings to essential tasks.


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The investigation of a positive case of COVID-19 at Sierra Conservation Center is ongoing. The inmate has been at SCC for several months and is currently in isolation. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Correctional Health Care Services, and Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) officials and health care providers are working closely with the Tuolumne County Public Health Department on its contact investigation to determine what, if any, exposure may have occurred to employees or the incarcerated population. SCC health care staff are regularly making rounds and conducting health screenings of all inmates to quickly identify anyone with new symptoms. SCC has implemented physical-distancing measures, provided masks for inmates and staff, conducting verbal and temperature screenings whenever anyone enters the institution, and is providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer in dispenser stations in housing units, dining halls, work change areas, and other areas where sinks and soap are not immediately available. More information can be found here: https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/covid19/
The investigation of a positive case of a 56 year-old female Tuolumne County resident reported on 5/22 is ongoing. The individual had multiple contacts, some of whom had traveled outside of the county, but the exact source of infection is unknown. At this time, there does not appear to be any additional risk to the general public.

➡️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 opened Friday, May 29. Individuals can schedule appointments at: https://bit.ly/2ypCrMv Locate the site in Angels Camp and register for an appointment. Some screening questions will be asked, but they will not exclude you from getting a test.

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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 PHPIO@co.tuolumne.ca.us 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: https://bit.ly/TCcovidPortal
 


➡️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.. See sections above for links to view health orders.
➡️Schools • 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: https://www.tcsos.us/wp-content/uploads/Final-Closure-of-School-04_03.pdf ▪️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: https://www.gocolumbia.edu/about/goals.php ➡️Businesses
▪️COVID-19 Business Resources Tuolumne County information can be found at:
https://www.tcdisasterassistance.com/ ▪️ 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: www.tcdisasterassistance.com/business-reopening-summary  The public can also reach out to us with questions at the Public Health Call Center, 533-7440 or by email:Health@tuolumnecounty.ca.gov 
➡️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 ✔️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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
🔸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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