COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called
SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms
(add link to CDC) but some people can become severely ill. Most people who
become ill from coronaviruses that circulate in the U.S. recover on their own.
Some people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions
may require more intensive medical care.
How to Protect Yourself:
The best ways to protect yourself and others from any virus, including seasonal flu and coronaviruses, are:
Since February 2020, El Dorado County Public Health and agency partners have actively monitored reports about COVID-19, and have taken steps to respond to cases identified in the county. Public Health and partners participate in a variety of statewide conference calls, receiving updates and guidance from CDPH; share guidance and resources with healthcare providers, other County agencies and organizations; review emergency preparedness plans and coordinate with neighboring counties by participating in regional meetings to ensure a coordinated response.
Local partners include the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Office of Emergency Services, Emergency Preparedness and Response, local hospitals and health care facilities, schools and others.
Primary care doctors are the point of contact
for COVID-19 testing. El Dorado County has two State sponsored community sites
available for residents wanting to be tested. For more information click here.
Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19 by
Managing Anxiety and Stress:
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Some people may be fearful or anxious about COVID-19. Taking care of yourself, your friends and family can help you cope. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. These things can help you support yourself:
For additional self-care tips, visit the CDC's website
COVID-19 and Pets/Animals
The virus can also affect animals. See more information from the CDC about Pets, Animals and Service & Therapy animals.