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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.

Learn what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

  • COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests
  • People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated
  • Getting vaccinated can help prevent getting sick with COVID-19
  • Receiving an mRNA vaccine will not alter your DNA

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines

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

California Regional Stay at Home order

The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, will go into effect within 24 hours in regions with less than 15% ICU availability. It prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.

The order will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks and, after that period, will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period. Learn more about this order.

Source: CA Public Health

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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