COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400
We all need to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19
The Sacramento County Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, issued a new Public Health Order effective at 11:59 a.m., May 22, and will be in effect until it is rescinded or amended by the Health Officer. The Public Health Order continues to reinforce the direction that all individuals stay home as much as possible and carry on with social distancing protocols while beginning to relax restrictions on lower-risk businesses and is consistent with the State’s “Stage 2” Roadmap to Modify the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order. The Sacramento County Health Order includes face coverings and recommends the CDPH guidance on the use of cloth face coverings to protect others from being infected by those without symptoms. Do you have questions about the Public Health Order? Call the County's COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400. Do you want to report a violation of the Public Health Officer Order? Call 3-1-1. View the Public Health Order that includes FAQs. Read the Public Health Order Face Covering FAQs.
Complete COVID-19 Survey and Get Tested.
Starting May 6, anyone 18 years old or older living in Sacramento County can now get tested for COVID-19 simply by completing the screening survey. Survey participants who complete the screener will be eligible for an appointment at the Mobile Testing Site. Learn more about the COVID-19 testing sites in Sacramento County. Public Health is encouraging anyone to get tested and visit, www.projectbaseline.com to be scheduled for a drive-through appointment for free COVID-19 testing. Appointment details will be sent by email or phone on how and where to get tested. The COVID-19 testing location is unable to take walk-ins and testing is by appointment only – those not registered will not be tested. Medical care is not provided on site.
Community COVID-19 Testing Sites have also opened at the following locations: St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church; La Familia’s Maple Neighborhood Center; and Robertson Community Center. 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 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.
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.
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.
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 a face covering 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:
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.