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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 U.S. be canceled or postponed over the next eight weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: CDC

Where can I get tested for coronavirus?

Free, confidential COVID-19 testing is available to every Californian that needs it. Appointments are required. There are currently two types of coronavirus testing available: Diagnostic tests and antibody tests. Click Here to find your nearest testing site.

  • A diagnostic test can show if you have an active coronavirus infection
  • Antibody tests detect past infection

Source: CA.gov

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. Learn more on Quarantine and Isolation Instructions, click here.

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.

Guidance for out-of-state travel

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he and the governors of Oregon and Washington have issued travel advisories urging people entering their states or returning from travel outside those states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Read More

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.

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 are California's mask requirements?

It is now required that people in California must wear a mask or face covering when they are outside of the home. Coronavirus spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes within 6 feet of others. You may have the virus and spread it even if you feel well. To prevent infection, the state of California now says you must cover your nose and mouth when outside your home. Click Here to read the guidelines.

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

View coronavirus cases, testing results, and deaths county by county on the California Public Health Covid-19: Cases page.

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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1230264

Reported Deaths: 19173
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles4009197655
San Bernardino936711129
Riverside873831437
San Diego82043997
Orange785531577
Kern41827448
Fresno38568481
Sacramento37415576
Santa Clara35085476
Alameda29918512
San Joaquin25740502
Contra Costa24275261
Stanislaus22162426
Tulare20793308
Ventura19952175
Imperial16272356
Monterey15621122
San Francisco15571160
San Mateo14458170
Sonoma12319157
Merced11773179
Santa Barbara11520135
Kings1127087
Solano1064881
Marin7777129
Placer662270
Madera629085
San Luis Obispo614536
Shasta496347
Yolo489377
Santa Cruz449028
Butte400859
Sutter333216
Napa309017
El Dorado24474
Yuba203610
San Benito189316
Lassen17933
Tehama171025
Mendocino158023
Nevada13119
Tuolumne10358
Glenn9518
Lake92719
Humboldt8989
Colusa7236
Siskiyou6242
Amador59016
Mono5483
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3391
Inyo29016
Plumas2150
Trinity1590
Modoc1430
Mariposa1392
Alpine500
Sierra190
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