There have been several developments related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) health emergency. Here is a timeline of events:
- March 4, 2020: Governor Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency.
- March 11, 2020: the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic.
- March 13, 2020: President Trump declared a National Emergency.
- March 17, 2020: the City Council ratified a local emergency declaration.
- March 19, 2020: Governor Newsom issued a statewide Stay at Home Order.
Staff continues to work with the County to monitor cases and developments with the COVID-19 situation throughout the County, State and nationally.
Public health officials recommend individuals take a number of steps to protect both their health and the health of those around them, which include:
- People experiencing symptoms of contagious illness should seek medical guidance, not attend work, or school, and avoid unnecessary contact with other people.
- Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- N95 masks are NOT recommended outside of a healthcare setting. Surgical masks can be worn by sick individuals to reduce their likelihood of spreading germs.
For more information and to stay informed of the most recent developments, here are a list of resources:
Staff will continue to inform the community if any specific precautions or guidance are provided by either the Department of Public Health or the Office of Emergency Services.