Monday, March 16, 2020

New Developments Regarding COVID-19


New Developments Regarding COVID-19 and Solano Public Health Recommendations

Due to evidence of ongoing community transmission of COVID-19, Solano Public Health is taking further steps to protect the health of our community members by providing guidance and recommendations that will slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, reduce the number of people infected and, most especially, protect those who are most vulnerable to severe COVID-19 illnesses. These are important steps for vulnerable populations and their family members, event organizers, workplaces, schools, and the general public to keep our community safe. The attached recommendations are effective as of March 11, 2020. These measures are in place initially through March 31, 2020, and Public Health will continue to assess their impacts to determine if adjustments need to be made.

Solano County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bela Matyas, gave an update on COVID-19 to the county Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. You can watch the video by clicking here.

In addition, Dr. Matyas has a great video to the community on COVID-19 posted on the Public Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SolanoCountyPH/videos/1021411058259793/?t=36.

Dr. Matyas’s number one recommendation is to avoid hand to hand contact with individuals, and if you do have hand to hand contact, to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to avoid spread.

For more information from Solano County Public Health:

  • Visit the Solano County Public Health website for regular COVID-19 updates
  • Visit the Solano County Public Health Facebook page (@SolanoCountyPH) for regular COVID-19 updates
  • Register for Alert Solano to receive emergency alerts on your favorite mobile device, including COVID-19

WDB Actions
The WDB will continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and we anticipate additional information from public health authorities and to staff and partners over the next month. However, the WDB will continue to augment sanitation and disinfectant measures for staff and participants and continue to encourage all staff to be vigilant about hygiene measures.

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