CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019
San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) and its partners are planning and preparing for the potential spread of COVID-19 and will keep you updated.PHS is monitoring this rapidly changing situation closely and has plans and protocols in place in the event that we need to implement them, we are prepared to do so.
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San Joaquin County COVID-19 Numbers at a Glance as of :(Numbers are updated M-F by 10:00am and 5:00pm)
|Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
WHAT YOU CAN DO:Practice daily preventive care
Every person has a role to play. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses that are the same precautions you would take to avoid the flu including:
Remain calm, Be prepared, and Stay informed!
- Wash your hands frequently with water and soap for at least 20 seconds; especially:
- after going to the bathroom.
- before eating.
- after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If water and soap are not readily available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces at home, work and school.
- Practice healthy habits: get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
- If you have not received your annual flu shot, please schedule one with your provider to help protect yourself against the flu.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
As this situation evolves, we will continually update the community through our Website, our Facebook page and our Twitter account, as well as news releases. This is a rapidly evolving situation. We encourage you to check the following websites and their social media accounts routinely:
What San Joaquin County Public Health Services Is Doing:
Since the start of this outbreak, we have taken a proactive approach to prepare for and carefully monitor potential cases of COVID-19 in San Joaquin County. Actions we have taken include:
- Maintaining regular contact and following the guidance from the CDC and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH);
- Conducting PHS planning meetings with our programs such as Emergency Preparedness, Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology, and Public Information and Communication to allow for enhanced response coordination;
- Working to insure that our health care systems, first responders and schools have the guidance they need through presentations, phone consultations, and meetings;
- Maintaining communication and outreach with federal, state and local partners, including the County EMS and other Regional entities;
- Distributing information and updates to health care professionals and educational settings; and,
- Reviewing and adapting current pandemic plans for COVID-19.