March 9, 2020
As of this writing (3/9/2020) there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada County. If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nevada County, we will share that information with you immediately.
The Public Health Department, and our county generally, are in full swing preparing for and responding to COVID-19. You may have heard or read that Public Health declared a local health emergency. This was done as a precautionary and preparedness measure, as it gives the county office access to more resources and tools to prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Public Health is doing amazing work supporting healthcare professionals and emergency responders, following up on suspected cases, and staying abreast of the rapid and ever-changing flow of information from world, national and state agencies.
While the Public Health system at all levels is doing its best to contain the virus, it behooves us to prepare for the eventuality that COVID-19 will be in our community. Here are some guidelines and things you can do:
Personal hygiene and appropriate cleaning practices are critical to slow the spread and decrease the chances that you will get sick. In particular, please note the following steps you can take:
The following are things to consider:
The situation with COVID-19 is creating a lot of anxiety and distress for a great many people. Please know that there are resources available to you to help work through this.
o Towards the end of the flyer they provide a variety of links and help lines, including the Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (English and Spanish), 1-800-846-8517 (TTY)