COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)
Current Status Updated June 2, 2020:
Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 10
Pine Grove: 1
Sutter Creek: 1
|Hospitalized Cases: 0|
|Recovered Cases: 9|
| Test Results Received: 1,032
*Statistics may not be updated on weekends
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Press Releases and Amador Health Alerts (A-HAN)
- Press Release Issued June 2, 2020: Amador County to Open COVID-19 Testing Site
- Letter from California State Public Health Officer: June 2, 2020
- EOC Update: May 21, 2020
- Health Officer COVID-19 Update May 20, 2020: Health Officer Update 05.20.2020
- Press Release Issued May 15, 2020: Amador County Public Health Officer Lets Stay-at-Home Order Expire: Residents Guided Exclusively by the Governor’s Order
- Press Release from Environmental Health Issued May 13, 2020: ACEH Press Release - Information for Restaurants
- Press Release Issued May 10, 2020: ACPH Press Release 5-10-2020
- Press Release Issued May 4, 2020: ACPH COVID-19 Press ReleasePM_5-4-2020
- Daily EOC Update April 29, 2020: EOC Daily Update 4-29-2020
- Health Officer COVID-19 Update April 28, 2020: Health Officer Update 4-28-2020
- Daily EOC Update Issued April 27, 2020: EOC Daily Update 4-27-2020
- Health Officer COVID-19 Update April 24, 2020: Health Officer Update 4-24-2020
- Daily EOC Update Issued April 23, 2020: EOC Daily Update_4-23-2020
- Evening Press Release Issued April 9, 2020: ACPH COVID-19 Press ReleasePM_4-9-2020
- Press Release Issued April 9, 2020: ACPH COVID-19 Press Release_4-9-2020
- Amador Health Officer Update April 6, 2020: Amador Health Officer Update 04.06.2020
- ACUSD Distance Learning Press Release issued April 2, 2020: Letter to Families.Press Release.04.02.2020
- Press Release Issued April 1, 2020: ACPH COVID-19 Press Release_4-1-2020
- Press Release Issued March 31, 2020: ACPH COVID-19 Press Release_3-31-2020
- Press Release Issued March 27, 2020: AC OES EOC Press Release 3-27-2020
- Press Release Issued March 25, 2020: AC OES EOC Press Release 3-25-2020
- Press Release Issued March 20, 2020: COVID-19 Press Release_3-20-2020 final
- Press Release Issued March 20, 2020: Press Release_Amador Stay-at-Home_Order 3-20-2020
- A-HAN Issued March 18, 2020: COVID-19 ACPH Update_3-18-2020
- Press Release Issued March 13, 2020: COVID-19 Press Release_3-13-2020
Currently Amador County Public Health is using a combination of containment strategies (quarantine and isolation) and mitigation strategies (stay-at-home and social distancing) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
More information on Understanding Quarantine, Isolation and Social Distancing in a Pandemic
Amador Health Officer Statement March 22, 2020: Contact Investigation for Confirmed COVID-19 Case
Amador County Public Health is working in coordination with Federal, State and Regional Public Health officials to respond to this emerging infectious disease. For more information please visit the CDC or CDPH websites.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a virus that can cause respiratory symptoms similar to seasonal flu, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. Disease severity can range from mild to critical depending on individual risk. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), while COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate. There are several types of coronavirus; COVID-19 is only one (recently identified) type. Most people who become ill from coronaviruses that circulate in the U.S. recover on their own. Some people, particularly those with underlying health problems, the elderly or those with severe symptoms require more intensive medical care for COVID-19.
How Are We Protecting Our Community?
Using the Framework for Mitigation published by the CDC, and implementing guidance from the California Department of Public Health, we must all work together to slow the spread of respiratory virus infections in our community. Community mitigation is especially important at this time because no vaccine or prescription treatment is available yet.
How Can I Help Protect Myself and Our Community From Getting Sick With Novel Coronavirus?
Public Health officials strongly recommend avoiding non-essential travel and practicing social distancing. Use everyday preventive actions to keep from catching an infection, including novel coronavirus:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick. Stay away from work, school and other people if you become sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Get a flu shot to help prevent influenza, which has symptoms similar to novel coronavirus.