COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400
Let's all get vaccinated so we can get back to safely spending time with our family and friends.
Get your free COVID-19 vaccination today! Go to: https://myturn.ca.gov/, VaccinateALL58.com or call, (833) 422-4255.
We all need to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19
For reference, review the Sacramento County Public Health Orders issued by Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye. The Public Health Orders reinforced the direction that all individuals to carry on with masking and social distancing protocols. While beginning to relax restrictions on June 15, 2021, Californians are subject to the State of California guidance for reopening. Get industry specific guidance from SacCounty EMD.
Do you have questions about the COVID-19? Call the County's COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400.
Do you want to report unsafe business practices? Call 3-1-1, or email, SacCo311@custhelp.com.
Get Tested for COVID-19
It's free. Testing is available regardless of U.S. citizenship or legal residency status for anyone 2 years and older (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) living in Sacramento County. For PCR and Antigen testing, bring any form of identification with your date of birth to check-in. Face masks/coverings must be worn at all testing sites, some masks will be available. Maintain physical distancing while in testing sites. You will receive your test results within 15 minutes for Antigen testing and within 3 days for PCR testing using the contact information you provided for your appointment. Learn more on the COVID-19 Testing Sites webpage
Strategies for Maintaining Mental Health
During these times of uncertainty, many of us may be experiencing increased levels of stress, anxiety and worry, brought about by concerns of personal or family health, as well as job security, childcare, medicine access, health care and social isolation. It is important to find ways to manage these unprecedented times of stress. If you know someone who is struggling, reach out and ask how they are feeling. If you are struggling and need to talk, simply call, 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Here are some mental health resources:
Residents Financially Impacted by COVID-19 or Need Resources
Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA2) Program - Rent and Utility Assistance available to support income-qualified Sacramento County families. Go to SHRA to learn about the SERA2 program.
Sacramento County Emergency Renter Protection Act of 2020 - The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors introduced an ordinance related to temporary prohibition of evicting residential tenants due to the impacts of COVID-19, also known as the “Sacramento County Emergency Renter Protection Act of 2020. The Board adopted the ordinance on April 1. The effective date is May 1, 2020. Read the ordinance: Renter Protection Act (Accessible PDF); Chinese; Russian; Spanish
Tax Penalty Relief - Residents may qualify for administrative relief from penalties for failing to file a tax return. View Information on Applying for Tax Penalty Relief
Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance (DHA) - DHA provides a spectrum of programs and services, including: Employment; Food (Cal-Fresh); housing; health care; transportation; education; and child care. Learn more about DHA services
Need to Access Food for Your Family? Get WIC Fast. - Call 916-876-5000 for more information about the
Women, Infants & Children program.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services - Sacramento County non-profit provider of basic human needs: www.sacramentofoodbank.org/find-food
Sacramento Office of Emergency Services (OES) Community Resources - Sacramento OES launched a
Community Resources page that includes a broad scope of COVID-19 information, from maps with school lunch distribution to signing up for emergency alerts.
Medi-Nurse Advise Line for COVID-19 - Uninsured? Have Medi-Cal, but no regular doctor? Medi-Nurse can help. California has launched an advice line that can connect you with a nurse, day or night, to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources in your area. Call the Medi-Nurse Line: (877) 409-9052
Need Free or Low Cost Health Coverage?
If you lost your job and need health coverage, Medi-Cal can help to keep your family healthy and enrollment is easier than you might think. Enroll in Medi-Cal through Covered California by calling 800-300-1506 or visit bit.ly/ApplyMediCal.
Coronaviruses are a class of respiratory viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses like SARS and MERS. COVID-19 is one type of coronavirus. Approximately 80% of confirmed cases have had mild to moderate symptoms. However, there is evidence that some people infected with COVID-19 show no symptoms but can still spread the virus to others. Using face coverings over your nose and mouth along with social distancing and hand washing can help stop the spread of the virus in your community.
Learn about COVID-19 symptoms, how to protect yourself, and, what to do if you are sick:
Isolation and Quarantine
COVID-19 Resources for Those in Isolation or Quarantine
If you are sick
By now, everyone should know that if you are sick, stay home. However, new evidence suggests that those infected may be contagious longer than the seven days from when symptoms begin. The
CDC recommends ending home isolation under the following conditions:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications;
- Improvement of respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath);
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Those with cold or flu symptoms who can manage their symptoms at home with over-the-counter drugs should do so, regardless of whether they have a cold, the flu or COVID-19. If difficulty breathing and lethargy develops, or symptoms were better then got worse, call your healthcare provider or urgent care center ahead so they can prepare care for them. Health care providers will determine if testing is needed.
To clean surfaces exposed to the virus EPA has a list of disinfectants for COVID-19.