SacCounty COVID-19 Update: March 17

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday directives to address the need to slow the spread of COVID-19, and Sacramento County urges compliance with those directives.

The Governor’s directives included:

  • ​Prohibiting all gatherings of any size, effective immediately
  • Halting in-person dining at restaurants, while allowing take-out dining to continue
  • All gyms should be closed 
  • All bingo halls and card rooms should be closed
  • New self-isolation guidance for those aged 65 years or older, and those living with chronic health conditions. This guidance exempts individuals who work in essential services, such as hospital and health care workers, pharmacists, peace officers, firefighters, staff at skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly, and other essential workers:
    • Remaining at home until further guidance is issued
    • Continue with outdoor activities
    • Practice social distancing, both in and outside the home
    • Stay in touch with older residents by phone, email, or other online tools (like Skype and Facebook)
    • Identify family, friends, neighbors and caregivers who can provide support
    • Have over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) on hand
    • Have a plan for if you get sick
    • Practice hand washing
    • Use “respiratory etiquette,” such as covering a cough with a  tissue or sleeve, and having tissues and no-touch trash cans within reach
    • Clean and disinfect homes to remove germs, and practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with common cleaning supplies

For more details on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance on self-isolation for older adults and those who have elevated risk, read the guidance document.

Sacramento County confirmed COVID-19 case count as of March 17, 10:03 a.m. is: 40 Confirmed Cases, 2 Deaths

For more information, visit the Sacramento County COVID-19 webpage.

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