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

COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)​​

  1. Find out the groups Sacramento County Public Health is vaccinating on the SCPH Vaccination Schedule​.  
  2. Register your interest in getting vaccinated on the COVID-19 Vaccine webpage
  3. For ages 65 and up living in Sacramento County, learn about appointments: http://bit.ly/COVIDvax65plus ​​
  4.  Starting March 1, SacRT Offers Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments​ 

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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, excl. holidays)
  • Lab Testing – Specimens tested, positivity rates and bar graph (Updated Tuesdays, excl. holidays)
  • Health Care – Hospitalized cases w/ICU subset, emergency dept visits,​ congregate facility cases/deaths (Updated Mon-Fri, excl. holidays)
  • Vaccinations - Total allocated, Total administered, Administered to SacCounty residents, 1st/2nd doses (Updated Fridays, 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 https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-ess​ential-needs/​ 
California Vaccination Progress Dashboard: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/#California-vaccines-dashboard​ 

Sacramento County Numbers and Tier at a Glance* - Updated 2/26, 2:00 p.m.​​​

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On Jan. 12, 2021, the State's Regional Stay-at-Home Order was lifted for the Greater Sacramento Region
​​​Confirmed Cases
​Deaths​
93,160**
​​1,472

*​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 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.

February 8, 2021 Public Health Order

On Feb. 6, the State of California updated its Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier structure purple tier criteria to allow indoor operations for places of worship – at a 25 percent capacity maximum with modifications that prohibit singing/chanting. In order to coincide with the State’s tier structure, Sacramento County has updated its public health order. Effective immediately, Sacramento County’s Feb. 8 Health Order aligns with Purple/Tier 1 Widespread to continue some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity, and supersedes the Jan. 25, 2020, Order.

For schools, counties must reach a COVID-19 adjusted case rate threshold established by the State of California (currently an adjusted case rate of less than 25 cases per 100,000 for grades K-6) before additional schools may reopen for in-person instruction. Inter-team competitions are permitted for outdoor low-contact sports. Tournaments or competitions involving more than two teams are prohibited.​

January 25, 2021 Public He​alth Order​​ ​​

On Jan. 25, the State of California announced that all regions are permitted to exit the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order based on four-week ICU availability projection of greater than 15 percent and ended the State's Nov. 21, 2020 curfew order. Counties 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 25 Health Order aligns with Purple/Tier 1 Widespread to reopen some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity, removed the State's Nov. 21 curfew and supersedes the Jan. 13, 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. ​​

Review the 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​  

February 8 - Updated Sacramento County Public Health Order

On Feb. 6, the State of California updated its Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier structure purple tier criteria to allow indoor operations for places of worship – at a 25 percent capacity maximum with modifications that prohibit singing/chanting. In order to coincide with the State’s tier structure, Sacramento County has updated its public health order. Effective immediately, Sacramento County’s Feb. 8 Health Order​ aligns with Purple/Tier 1 Widespread to continue some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity, and supersedes the Jan. 25, 2020, Order. Additionally, for schools, counties must reach a COVID-19 adjusted case rate threshold established by the State of California (currently an adjusted case rate of less than 25 cases per 100,000 for grades K-6) before additional schools may reopen for in-person instruction. Inter-team competitions are permitted for outdoor low-contact sports. Tournaments or competitions involving more than two teams are prohibited. 

02/01/2021 - When Can I Get Vaccinated?  

Starting February, Sacramento County has begun coordinating vaccinations at various sites for those who are living in Sacramento County and are 75 years old and older, and at other sites for those 65 years old and older. For ages 65 and up living in Sacramento County, learn about appointments: http://bit.ly/COVIDvax65plus​, or register your interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccination on the Vaccine webpage​. If you have vaccination questions or need assistance to register your interest in getting the COVID-19 Vaccination, email, Covid19vaccine@saccounty.net​​​ or call the SCPH COVID-19 Hotline, 916-875-2400.

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​.​