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

COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)​​​

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​​​​Sacr​amento County Public Hea​lth COVID-1​9 Case ​Dashboards​:​ ​

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​​Get COVID-19 case information on the Sacramento County Public Health COVID-19 Dashboards, with tabs​ for: ​

  • ​Epidemiology – Cases and deaths by demographics (age, sex, race/ethnicity) and location (​Updates M-F)
  • Lab Testing – ​Specimens tested, positivity rates and bar graph​
  • Health Care – Hospitalized cases and ICU case subset, emergency department visits, and congregate facility cases​ 
  • Cases by Zip Code – Interactive Map​​​​

​California Tier Assignments for Counties https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/#reopenin​g-data

Sacramento County Numbers and Tier at a Glance* - Updated 11/20, ​3:​15 p​.m.​​​

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​​​Confirmed Cases
​Deaths​
32,865**
​​546​​​

*​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.  ~

Public Health Order​​

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 indoor operations of certain sectors and supports the new tier system for county monitoring and re-opening of business sectors. The Order goes into effect November 13, at 12 p.m., and will be in effect until it is rescinded or amended by the Health Officer.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, and October 13. 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​.​​​​​

​​November 13, 2020 Public Health Order

On Nov. 10, the State of California announced new COVID-19 Tier assignmen​ts for counties. Due to increasing case rates, Sacramento County will move back to the more restrictive Tier 1 Purple. Effective at noon on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, the amended Sacramento County Health Order will align with the State’s Purple Tier 1 for allowable activities, which closes certain indoor operations or reduces operational capacity. Learn more on the Sa​cCountyNews
  • ​Summary of primary updates to the Nov. 13 Sacramento County Health Order:

    OUTDOOR operations only with mitigation measures: Cardrooms, satellite wagering; Family Entertainment Centers; Gyms and fitness centers; Movie theaters (includes maximum capacity); Museums, zoos, aquariums; Places of worship (includes maximum capacity); Playgrounds and recreational facilities; Restaurants; and Wineries.  *Bars, pubs, brewpubs and breweries may operate outdoors only if offering sit-down, outdoor meals.

    INDOOR operations with mitigation measures: All retail ​(maximum 25% capacity); Critical infrastructure; Hair salons and barbershops; Libraries (maximum 25% capacity); Nail salons and electrolysis operations; Personal care services; Professional sports (no live audiences); and Shopping centers (maximum 25% capacity) but excludes food courts/common areas​.

    • Appendix A - Social Distancing Protocol with Signs

    • State’s Tier system and specific allowable activities​​​

    • Schools:  In alignment with CDPH requirements, schools (all grade levels) that have reopened for in-person instruction, either under a waiver or while Sacramento County was in Red Tier 2 (9/29 – 11/10), are permitted to continue to conduct in-person instruction. Schools that have not reopened must wait until they are eligible again, either by waiver (grades TK-6 only) or when Sacramento County returns to Red Tier 2 for at least two weeks. See Order for additional details. 

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


Latest News an​d Updates​​​

​How to More Safely Celebrate During COVID-19

Thanksgiving is around the corner, but with COVID-19 cases spiking locally and throughout the U.S., the way we celebrate will need to be different so it’s safer. Sacramento County Public Health and Environmental Management have provided Holiday Guidance to take part in the holiday while reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19, and as always, keeping food safety in mind, too. To get full details of the Holiday Guidance, read the SacCountyNews story.

​California Issues ​Travel Advisory for Non-Essential Travel

On Nov. 13, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a travel advisory for non-essential travel due to a spike in ​COVID-19 cases statewide. People arriving in California from other states or countries, including returning California residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival and limit interactions to immediate household. Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Read the CDPH Non-Essential Travel Advisory for details.

Nov. 13 Sacramento County Health Order for Tier 1​

On Nov. 10, the State of California announced new COVID-19 Tier assignments for counties. Due to increasing case rates, Sacramento County will move back to the more restrictive Tier 1 Purple. Effective at noon on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, the amended Sacramento County Health Order will align with the State’s Purple Tier 1 for allowable activities, which closes certain indoor operations or reduces operational capacity. Learn more on the Sa​cCountyNews

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.​

CDC Adds Vaccine-Specific Content to the CDC COVID-19 Website 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added vaccine-specific content to its extensive COVID-19 website. Newly posted resources include information on vaccination planning, how vaccine safety is being ensured, and frequently asked questions. These resources are intended to clarify how COVID-19 vaccine recommendations will be made and how the vaccines will be monitored for safety. CDC anticipates making  updates available ​as vaccines become authorized or approved and recommended for use in the United States.  

​Flu Vaccination Urged During COVID-19 Pandemic 
​Sacramento County Public Health urges everyone to prioritize getting the flu shot this flu season to protect you and your family from the deadly virus. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu vaccine this fall will not only reduce your risk from flu but also help conserve potentially scarce health care resources. Get your free flu vaccination from Sept - Nov. ​

​Get Tested Today!

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​.​​

​​Guidance and Resources for Businesses

​Report: Sacramento County Busines​s Support - Non-Small Business Administration (Sept. 28, 2020)

Report: Sacramento County Business Support - Small Business Administration ​​(Sept. 21, 2020)

Go to Environmental Management Department for industry specific guidance related to COVID-19 and includes:

Visit Sacramento County's Economic Development ​​​​Business Resource Guide, which includes information about:

  • Reopening in Sacramento County
  • Financial Resources
  • Business FAQs
  • How to stay informed with the latest news and information

​​​COVID-19 News & Updates Archive

Find specific Sacramento County COVID-19 news and information

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Learn about the latest news in Sacramento County​

Current COVID-19 Topics

Below are some COVID-19 topics, but be sure to see the COVID-19 Resources links for ResidentsBusiness/WorkersCBOs/Homeless Response, and Child Care/Schools​.