COVID-19 Info ​Hotline: 916-875-2400
For Health Order Violations, Dial 3-1-1​​

COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)​​

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​Get COVID-19 case information on the Sacramento County Public Health COVID-19 Dashboards, with tabs​ for: ​
  • Cases and Deaths – Cases and deaths (Updated Mon-Fri, excl. holidays)
  • Demographics – Cases/deaths by age, sex, race ethnicity (Updated Mon-Fri, excl. holidays)
  • Location – Cases/deaths by City and cases by ZIP code interactive map (Updated Mondays)
  • Lab Testing – Specimens tested, positivity rates and bar graph (Updated Tuesdays)
  • Health Care – Hospitalized cases w/ICU subset, emergency dept visits,​ congregate facility cases/deaths (Updated Mon-Fri, excl. holidays)
  • Social Vulnerabi​lity Index - U.S. Census data used to determine​ social vulnerability that is ranked on 15 social factors

​California Health Or​ders: Blue Print ​Safer Economy Tier Assignments; Limited Order;​ and ​​Regional Stay at Home Order with ICU Availability - https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-ess​ential-needs/​ 

Sacramento County Numbers and Tier at a Glance* - Updated 1/21, 1:20 p.m.​​​

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On Jan. 12, 2021, the Regional Stay-at-Home Order was lifted for the Greater Sacramento Region
Last Update: 1/21/21 Greater Sacramento ICU Availability: 9.0%​​
​​​Confirmed Cases
​Deaths​
81,637**
​​1,145

*​The At-A-Glance ​case counts are updated Monday-Friday (see date/time stamp above). No announcements of individual confirmed cases/deaths​ will be made. ​​The datasets are dynamic and information may be revised or updated.​​ 
**The daily cases are collected by Sacramento County Public Health from the previous posting​ (Note: case numbers may be delayed or include a delayed batch of cases due to a lag in reporting from outside labs, systems and providers)​. On Mondays, a three-day total ​(Fri-Sun) is posted.

​​~   You can protect everyone from COVID-19 by NOT having or going to gatherings.
Stick to home as much as possible and practice social distancing with face coverings when you must​ be in public spaces.  ~

​Upon Statewide Order by the California Department of Public Health and announced by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer has amended the Public Health Order to limit ​operations of certain sectors and supports the new tier system for county monitoring and re-opening of business sectors. The Order goes into effect December 10​, at 11:59​ p.m., and will be in effect until it is rescinded or amended by the Health Officer. The Health Order aligns with previous health orders, but supersedes those of March 19, April 7, May 1, May 26, June 12, June 19, June 29, July 2,  July 14, August 28 (School Closure), August 31, September 23, September 29, October 13, November 13, and November 21. The Public Health Order continues to reinforce the direction that all individuals stay home as much as possible and carry on with social distancing and face covering protocols

​For questions about the Public Health Order, call the Public Health hotline at (916) 875-2400.​ For complaints about unsafe practices at businesses (e.g. face coverings, social distancing), or violations of the Health Order, dial 3-1-1 or go to the Sacramento County 311 Connect website: https://311.saccounty.net/​, or email, SacCo311@custhelp.com.

January 13, 2021 Public He​alth Order​​ 

On Jan. 12, the State of California announced that the Greater Sacramento region is permitted to exit the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order with a four-week ICU availability projection of greater than 15 percent. Counties in the Greater Sacramento region can resume operating under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier structure. Based on the State’s tier criteria, Sacramento County will be in Purple/Tier 1 Widespread. The Sacramento County January 13 Health Order aligns with Purple/Tier 1 Widespread to reopen some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity but retains the State's curfew order and supersedes the December 9, 2020 Order.​ For a summary, go to the Public Health Orders and FAQ page.  Review the differences between the Regional Order and Purple Tier 1. ​​

November 21, 2020 Public Health Order

Sacramento County’s Public Health Order has been amended, effective 10 p.m., Saturday, November 21 to align with the State of California’s new limited “Stay at Home Order” that sets a curfew from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m., as well as updated guidance on the wearing of face coverings and the reopening of the County's​ *waiver application for Elementary​​​​​​​ schools to apply for in-person learning while Sacramento County remains in the Tier 1 Purple.​​ (12/23/2020 - *Waivers are on hold due to the high case rate in Sacramento County)​

​​​View previous Public Health Orders, documents and FAQs​  

​​​​​01/14/2021 - When Can I Get Vaccinated?  

Sacramento County is currently u​sing the limited allocation of vaccines to inoculate Phase 1a Tier 1 – 3 priority list of workers – healthcare, first responders and congregate care setting staff. The state has also released availability for 65+ residents to request vaccines. At this time, residents ​who are 65+ should wait to receive more information from their healthcare provider and/or public health regarding vaccination information.​ Monitor our vaccination webpage for timely updates on new phases, vaccine availability and prioritization of groups. ​ Read today's SacCountyNews Story: SCPH Vaccine Status​

Jan. 13 Sacramento County Health Order to Align with Purple/Tier 1

On Jan. 12, the State of California announced that the Greater Sacramento region is permitted to exit the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order with a four week ICU availability projection of 19 percent. Counties in the Greater Sacramento region can resume operating under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier structure. Based on the State’s tier criteria, Sacramento County will be in Tier 1/Purple. Sacramento County Public Health will be issuing an updated Health Order to align with Tier 1/Purple that will be effective Wed. Jan. 13, 2021, that reopens some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity. Sacramento County will continue to provide details regarding the updated Health Order. Review the differences between the Regional Order and Purple Tier 1. ​

​​COVID-19 Public Health Forum Online, Jan. 21

Sacramento County will hold an online Zoom Public Health Forum on COVID-19 for th​e community on Thursday, January 21, featuring a question and answer format with Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye from 6-7:30 pm. This “community conversation” ​forum format allows the community to get updated on COVID-19 and have the opportunity to ask questions. Advanced registration is required and pre-registered individuals will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting. Regis​ter for the COVID-19 Public Health Forums.​

January 6 - CDPH Revises Travel Advisory for Surge and New Strain

Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The January 6 CDPH Travel Advisory Supercedeing the Travel Advisory issued on November 13, the new advisory states that Californians should avoid non-essential travel to any part of California more than 120 miles from one's place of residence, or to other states or countries. Also, non-essential travelers from other states or countries are strongly discouraged from entering California, and should adhere to quarantine procedures (self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival - certain exceptions may apply). Read the 1/6/21 CDPH Travel Advisory

Coronavirus Variant Strain

It’s been reported by the CDC that a variant strain has been found in the U.S. – including in California. For details about the variant strain, visit the CDC website. In the meantime, everyone should use the tools we’ve been using to slow the spread of the virus: stay home as much as possible, socially distance, always wear a mask in public, and do not gather with non-household members.​​

​​​SacCounty Streamlines COVID-19 Contact Tracing Via Email and Text​

Sacramento County Public Health is making the COVID-19 case investigation process more efficient by launching a new solution to streamline its COVD-19 contact tracing. The new program powered by Qualtrics allows the department to contact individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 via email or text. The communication will link those positive for COVID-19 with an assessment that gathers contact information for those they have exposed. Public Health then notifies these contacts that they may have been about exposed to the virus and the actions they should take. To learn more read the SacCountyNews story.

Housing for the Harvest is a Sacramento County partnership with La Familia to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Housing for the Harvest provides farm workers or food processing workers who have COVID-19 or been exposed to the virus with a free hotel room to effectively quarantine/isolate to protect their family, co-workers and the community from contact with the COVID-19 virus. Please see the Housing for the Harvest flyer for details in English and Spanish.​

COVID-19 News & Updates Archive

Find specific Sacramento County COVID-19 news and information or go to Sa​cCountyNe​ws​ to learn about the latest news in Sacramento County.

​Sacramento County Adds New COVID-19 Vaccine Webpage

​The new COVID-19 Vaccine webpage will be regularly updated and will provide information about the vaccine, including safety and what phase and tier Sacramento County Public Health is in for the vaccine distribution. ​ ​

View all Community Based COVID-19 Testing Site Locations ​

​Sacramento County Community Based Testing Appointments Available with 72-hour Results

Critical COVID-19 testing with 72-hour results is available for Sacramento County residents at our community-based testing sites for​ free.  

Sacramento County, through its partnership with StemExpress, has 10 community based testing sites (two per ​weekday) every week that:

  • Have available appointments
  • Free to residents regardless of insurance or citizenship status
  • Can test children 2 years or older
  • Test results within 72 hours (even on weekends)
  • Each site has 200-300 tests per day

*Results will be delivered either by email or phone call, depending on patient preference. However, please note that StemExpress​ will not leave a message with results, so please answer your phone or opt for email results! View the full schedule of all Community-Based Testing Site locations​.​