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

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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, variants 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 - Alllocated & doses administered, partially/fully vaccinated rates & by-date graph, doses by age, sex, race/ethnicity, interactive map by ZIP code. (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: Blueprint ​Safer Economy Tier Assignments https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-ess​ential-needs/​ and Blueprint Activities and Tiers PDF​
California Vaccination Progress Dashboard - https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/#California-vaccines-dashboard​​ 
On Jan. 12, 2021, the State's Regional Stay-at-Home Order was lifted for the Greater Sacramento Region.

Sacramento County Numbers and Tier at a Glance* - Updated 5/10, 4:30 p.m.​​​

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​​​Confirmed Cases
​Deaths​
104,491**
​​1,676

*​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 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 mandate in California​

​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.​ 

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

FDA Expands Pfizer Vaccine EUA for Ages 12-15 - Next Steps

On May 10, the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age​. By mid-week, the next step is for the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to make its review, as well as the Western States Scientific Safety Review to independently review the FDA's expanded EUA related to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Upon their approval, the use of the Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds may begin in California counties. ​

Stay Home After Travel – Especially after International Travel – Get Tested 

It is recommend that you delay travel until you are fully vaccinated to reduce spreading COVID-19, particularly the variants. It is important if you aren’t fully vaccinated, that when you do travel:

  • Stay home (self-quarantine) for 7 days after travel AND about 3-5 days after travel, get tested for COVID-19
    • Even if you test negative, stay home for 7 days.
    • If you don’t get tested, stay home for 10 days.
  • Avoid being around people who are at risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not. 

Find a number of free COVID-19 testing sites in Sacramento County​​​.

Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator Awarded CESA Gold Award

Lynn Pesely, Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps (SMRC) coordinator has been awarded the Gold Award from the California Emergency Services Association (CESA). Pesely activated the SMRC in alignment with the March 2020 County Emergency Operations Center activation and has been a relentless champion of the countywide response efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her knowledge, skills, and leadership have become a bedrock against which all involved county departments, leaders and those in the community have come to lean upon. Pesely reflects the highest standards and traditions of the public safety community and proven herself a distinguished leader in the field. She will be honored during the May 2021 virtual CESA Annual Emergency Management Training and Conference. ​

​CDPH Masking Update

CDPH issued the following statement by State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón, Director of CDPH, in response to today’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to update masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans: We have reviewed and support the CDC’s new masking recommendations and are working quickly to align California’s guidance with these common sense updates. While more than 50% of Californians 16+ are partially or fully vaccinated, many others are still not vaccinated, and the threat of variants remains. We continue to urge all eligible Californians to get vaccinated to help us move past this pandemic.​

Sacramento County Public Health Agrees J&J Vaccine Use Should Resume 

On April 23, 2021 the FDA and CDC lifted the recommended pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine following a thorough safety review. The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup also supported this recommendation. Sacramento County Public Health agrees that the vaccine is safe and providers should resume use of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine to prevent the continued spread of the disease, severe disease, and deaths from COVID-19.

April 15, 2021 Public Health Order

​Effective immediately, the April 15 Sacramento County Health Order has been released which reflects the changes and the alignment with the State of California restrictions and guidance for the Red Tier 2/Substantial in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Included in the County’s Health Order: 

  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) face covering mandate that requires all people to wear face coverings in public spaces in California unless exempt. 
  • Requirement for schools to abide by the CDPH Guidance for K-12 Schools and COVID-19 K-12 In-Person Instruction. 
  • Sports programs in Sacramento County must abide by the CDPH Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports Guidance.  ​

Read the SacCountyNews story for addtional information: New Sacramento County Health Order to Align with State 

In-Person Public Meeting Guidance 

The Sacramento County Health Officer established criteria for safely conducting public meetings. Boards, Councils, Commissions, and other bodies that conduct public meetings in Sacramento County may do so in-person with public attendance with COVID-19 mitigation measures. Read the SCPH Guidance for Public Meetings​

Travel Advisory Updated April 2, 2021

CDPH and the CDC recommend delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated, as air, bus or rail travel increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19 particularly with more transmissable variants of the virus. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions — like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces in public places until more is known. Read the updated travel advisory and learn more about domestic travel during COVI​D-19​.

COVID-19 Vaccination Survey Scams

Fake COVID-19 survey scams are being circulated to get your personal information. Currently, no post-vaccine surveys are being conducted by Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson via email or text message. Do not open the messages or provide any personal information, including credit card and/or bank information.​ Read the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Press Release:  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-partners-warn-consumers-covid-19-post-vaccine-survey-scam​

Seasonal COVID-19 Guidance

Sacramento County has created COVID-19 guidance for spring. These, and much more can be found on EMD’s COVID-19 webpage​.  Please see the latest guidance below. 

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. ​ ​

Sacramento County COVID-19 Community Pop-Up Vaccination Site Interest Form:  Is your organization interested in hosting a community COVID-19 vaccine pop-up site in Sacramento County? Please fill out the COVID-19 Community Pop-Up Vaccination Site Interest Form​



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.  

  • 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 300+ tests per day

View the full schedule of all Community-Based Testing Site locations​.​

​​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​.