OROVILLE, Calif. – In Butte County, there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus but some say that's not likely to hold.
Action News Now Anchor Alan Marsden attended a Butte County Public Health press briefing Friday. Where Butte County Public Health Officer, Dr. Andy Miller, said "there is no doubt that we will have confirmed cases at some point".
So health officials say the way to minimize exposure is to be prepared and to act. They're offering a new website as a tool for the public.
It's a remarkable useful collection of information with answers to questions that we all have.
Whether just for your household, or if you work at a school, or you are a child care provider, follow the links and you'll find all the dos and don'ts associated with protecting you and the entire community.
"So those healthcare providers are busy and likely, potentially, to get busier. And so that's another rate-limiting step about getting testing, and why we don't want everyone who has no symptoms but it is concerned to get testing is because that pathway could take away the capacity for those who truly need it."
But perhaps the most important message health officials want you to hear is, if you have symptoms, stay home.
As for testing, Dr. Miller said only those who are symptomatic should be tested and you should contact your health care provider.