CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PRESS RELEASE  (Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español.) - March 17, 2020:  SAN PABLO CITY COUNCIL DECLARES LOCAL EMERGENCY AND LAUNCHES MODIFIED CITY OPERATIONS PLAN, EFFECTIVE MARCH 16, 2020

MODIFIED CITY OPERATIONS PLAN UPDATE (Version #2, Issued 03/19/20)

MODIFIED CITY OPERATIONS PLAN

City of San Pablo Closures:

Due to the Local Emergency Declaration  (Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español.) by the City Council, and Shelter-in-Place Order issued March 16, 2020 by Contra Costa Health Services, ALL City of San Pablo Activities, Programs and Services have been temporarily CANCELLED until further notice.  

All City facilities are hereby CLOSED to the public, effectively immediately.

CASINO SAN PABLO TEMPORARILY SHUTDOWN UNTIL APRIL 15, 2020:  The Lytton Tribe who operates Casino San Pablo released a press release on March 16, 2020 which announced the temporary closure of Casino San Pablo due to coronavirus COVID-19 concerns until April 15, 2020.

All West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) schools are closed through April 13, 2020. Please visit the WCCUSD website for closure updates, including student meal locations.

The City of San Pablo is taking the Novel Coronavirus outbreak seriously. The virus was first detected in China and has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Please keep in mind that risk is for the virus depends on exposure, not on race, ethnicity, or culture.

SUMMARY:

On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC). On January 31, 2020 Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 11, 2020 WHO publicly characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. On March 13, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency.

The City of San Pablo is working closely with Contra Costa Public Health,  local health care providers, Bay Area health departments, the California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

CONFIRMED CASES:

There are confirmed cases in the United States.

COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, but a low mortality rate. From the international data we have, of those who have tested positive for COVID-19, approximately 80 percent do not exhibit symptoms that would require hospitalization. 

Looking for resources related to coronavirus (COVID-19) testing?

If you:

• Have no medical insurance and do not qualify for medical insurance such as MediCal; and

• Do not have a Primary Care Physician; and

• Would like to establish care with a provider – Lifelong Medical Care;

You may be eligible for COVID-19 testing through Lifelong Medical Care.  Call 510-981-4100 to register over the phone and discuss your options.

If you are curious what questions you may be asked to assess your health related to COVID-19, you can visit: https://www.coolquit.com/forms/coronavirus-screening-form





Symptoms of Coronavirus:

Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or up to 14 days after exposure.

1) Fever

2) Cough

3) Shortness of breath

4) Severe complications often include pneumonia in both lungs

Precautions You Should Take:

1) Wash hands with soap and water.

2) Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

3) Avoid small gatherings that do not allow for six feet per person for social distancing.

4) Cancel or postpone gatherings of 10 people or more. 

Sensitive Groups:

Early information shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

1. Older adults

2. People with chronic medical conditions such as:

    A) Heart disease

    B) Diabetes

    C) Lung disease

To learn more, please visit the CDC's website

Links to Additional Resources:



CDC - What You Need to Know about COVID-19

Sign up for CDC Updates

CDC -Confirmed Cases in the United States (updated regularly)

Johns Hopkins CSSE Outbreak Tracker

CDC-What To Do If You Are Sick

State of CA EDD Support Services

CA Governor Updates

State of Ca. Executive Order-031720

CDPH Updates

Governor's Office of Emergency Services

CA Health and Human Services Agency

Contra Costa Health Services