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COVID-19 - Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues. This page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe.

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues - this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe.

What is COVID-19?
The complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully known. Reported illnesses have ranged from very mild (including some with no reported symptoms) to severe, including illness resulting in death. While information so far suggests that most COVID-19 illness is mild, a reportexternal icon out of China suggests serious illness occurs in 16% of cases.
SOURCE: CDC

Who is at most risk?
Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example — seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.
Source: CDC

What are the symptoms?
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Source: CDC

How can you protect yourself?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • "Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • The CDC is recommending that gatherings of 50 people or more in US be canceled or postponed over the next eight weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: CDC

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. 
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

Source: CDC

COVID-19 Information Line

In an effort to keep the public as informed as possible, Butte County has established a call center to answer COVID-19 questions on Monday, March 23. The call center will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Members with questions about coronavirus in Butte County can call 530-552-3050.

Butte and Glenn County residents can dial 2-1-1 to ask questions about coronavirus. Or text your zip code to 898211 for the latest information and updates from public health. The text line is available M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents in Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen or Siskiyou county can text 2-1-1-2-1-1 and send the word "coronavirus" for the latest official information from your county.

Reopening CDC Guidelines 

READ: The full draft CDC guidelines on reopening from stay-at-home orders

The CDC has also released guidelines for religious worship. Click Here to view them.

July 13 California statewide closures

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced he is ordering the closure of bars, wineries and indoor restaurant dining statewide as cases of the coronavirus continue to spike in California. The new order also includes further indoor closures specifically for counties that have been on the state's watch list for three days or more. Click Here for a full list of what is being ordered to close.

When should you seek medical attention for COVID-19?

Health officials ask that you notify your healthcare provider by phone if you develop a fever, cough and shortness of breath and believe you could have COVID-19. Call ahead so that that you can be safely evaluated to prevent exposing others.

What cleaning products are strong enough to use against coronavirus?

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of chemicals and products that it says are strong enough to ward off "harder-to-kill" viruses than SARS-CoV-2, the virus that's responsible for the disease. For a list of disinfectants, you can use against coronavirus, Click Here

Hospital Restrictions

  • Enloe Medical Center has begun new protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Butte County and they've have opened an information hotline. They have also changed visiting hours to 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and people will be pre-screened for coronavirus symptoms. Patients can have only one visitor a day, anyone under isolation may not have visitors. Read More

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The CDC updated the coronavirus symptoms on Tuesday, March 17.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 790096

Reported Deaths: 15056
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2614466366
Riverside574191162
San Bernardino52649908
Orange522011128
San Diego44925760
Kern31509354
Fresno27769355
Sacramento21628383
Alameda20641374
Santa Clara20511297
San Joaquin19841415
Stanislaus16351337
Contra Costa15958201
Tulare15599256
Ventura12406143
Imperial11583314
San Francisco1080799
San Mateo9598143
Monterey955067
Santa Barbara8880110
Merced8750134
Kings743077
Sonoma7112114
Marin6591112
Solano617555
Madera439162
Placer348841
San Luis Obispo339327
Butte276435
Yolo275454
Santa Cruz22188
Sutter164210
Napa162613
San Benito131011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10734
Mendocino85118
Lassen7350
Shasta70914
Glenn5503
Nevada5116
Colusa5106
Tehama5094
Lake49210
Humboldt4856
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc240
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
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Air quality is looking a bit better this morning, and we'll be staying warm for your first afternoon of the fall season. We'll be a little cooler and have a chance for some showers on Thursday. Dry and hotter conditions return for your weekend.
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