March 13, 2020 - COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE
The full press release is available at the Mariposa County Public Health Branch webpage. As are links to the Declaration of Local Health Emergency and Health Officer Order on Mass Gatherings.
Today, Mariposa County is proclaiming a local health emergency to ensure public health professionals have all necessary tools at their disposal to keep the community safe in its response to the novel coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. The proclamation of a public health emergency does not signify an increased risk to the residents of Mariposa County. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mariposa County.
Additionally, a mandatory order has been issued by Mariposa County Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko. The order requires the cancellation of mass gatherings in the County, and follows direction from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
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Email for general questions only: Mariposacovid19@gmail.com. Recorded phone updates: 209-966-3689.
Mariposa County Public Health Branch/HHSA continues to monitor the continues to COVID-19 situation. Currently there are no cases of COVID-19 in Mariposa County.
Learn about the latest in this Mariposa County COVID-19 VIDEO update #2 from Dr. Eric Sergienko, County Health Officer. Topics include:
- Containment strategies vs. Mitigation strategies
- Regional planning efforts; Countywide planning and response.
- Protecting people most at risk for severe illness: People over 60 and those with underlying health conditions. https://bit.ly/38O70aR
- Practices everyone can follow to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases can be found at the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 webpage: https://bit.ly/2vLRBdG
PLAN AND PREPARE: Plan now for how you would handle school closures or at-home quarantine, should this become necessary. Make sure you have 2 weeks of food, medications and other necessities. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/prepare.html
Mariposa County Public Health Branch webpage: https://www.mariposacounty.org/89/Public-Health
Email for General Questions (only): Mariposacovid19@gmail.com / Recorded updates: 209-966-1133
Note: If you have symptoms of the flu or COVID-19, please CALL your health care provider or local clinic before going in.
While no cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 have been identified in Mariposa County to date, prevention and preparation are key!
Wondering what you can do to protect yourself and your family and friends from novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19? Your personal actions can make a difference! And for businesses and employers, now is the time for businesses to prepare for the possibility of widespread person-to-person transmission of novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19).
See highlights from the Centers for Disease guidances for individuals, communities and businesses in these fact sheets from the Mariposa County Public Health Branch.
To Post at Workplaces, Churches, Meeting Spaces
For Businesses and Employers
Visit the CDC’s website on COVID-19 from more information. https://bit.ly/3cw5YDk
The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) situation in the Unites States continues to evolve. The goal of the Mariposa County Public Health Branch is to provide timely information and links to reliable resources. These can be found in our Facebook posts, our webpage, and fact sheets. But - you still may have additional questions. Please email those to Mariposacovid19@gmail.com. We will do our best to respond within 24-48 hours.
NOTE: If you are not feeling well with flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing), please call your medical provider for advice!
As with wildfires, It is important to prepare for possible COVID-19 in our Communty. Learn what you can do at home here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
In this video, Dr. Eric Sergienko, County Health Officer, gives an update on the comprehensive community efforts underway to prepare for novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in this rapidly evolving situation. Topics addressed include:
• Preparing Healthcare Facilities and First Responders
• Community Mitigation Strategies
• Business Preparedness, employee impacts and continuity planning.
• Individual everyday prevention activities to help keep you health
VIEW THE VIDEO
California Department of Public Health: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Further information is available from the Centers for Disease Control:
Updated informational flyer: https://tinyurl.com/uw4orj6
To help protect yourself please continue to:
1.) Wash your hands regularly: https://buff.ly/2U4Xdcv
2.) Stay home if you are not feeling well (especially if you have a fever!)
3.) Contact your doctor immediately if you are showing any symptoms of the virus (runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath)
4.) Share this information with your community
And don’t forget to check out the California Department of Public Health website for up to date information on the Coronavirus: https://buff.ly/2U0UqBe
More information and updates can also be found on the HHSA Facebook Page / Community (Public Health) Facebook Page.