We know that you’re probably hearing information about COVID-19 every day. of Thursday, March 12, 2020, while there has been testing occurring there have been no reported cases of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, in Butte County.
As a community it is very important that we protect those of us who are most vulnerable to the virus; elderly, immunocompromised. However all ages are susceptible to contracting the virus. Fortunately, most of the things we can do to prevent the spread of the virus are very simple.
As of now, Butte CAA will continue to serve residents in need through our programs and services. We are exercising due caution with our staff and customers. Should it be necessary to change our operations then we will announce that to the public. You can contact us via phone at (530) 712-2600 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butte County Public Health Home Page Updates:
COVID-19 Information Line
Butte County residents can dial 2-1-1 (24/7) or text their zip code to 898211 for information and updates. The text line is available M-F from 7:30 am to 6 pm.
Public Health is working hard to prepare.
On Friday, March 6th, Butte County Public Health declared a Local Public Health Emergency in Butte County. These actions have been executed in an effort to be proactive; allowing the County to expedite the planning and response to potential COVID-19 cases, and make additional resources available to the County to limit and slow community spread of the disease.
We are working closely with local schools, businesses and healthcare partners, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC. We have activated our Department Operations Center (DOC) to efficiently plan, prepare and respond. This includes readiness to activate our communicable disease monitoring and investigation protocol. We have met with local hospitals to provide the latest guidance for infection prevention and control and methods to assess and reduce the risk of exposure to both healthcare personnel and other people in the hospital.
How can you protect yourself and your family?
The best way to prevent the spread of illness, including: seasonal flu, novel coronavirus and other respiratory illness is to practice everyday illness prevention steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or corner of your sleeve. Do not use your hands.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, especially your mouth, nose and eyes.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay home if you are sick, especially from work, school and public places.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Prepare for Local Cases and Community Spread.
Butte County residents should be prepared for the possibility of local cases and community spread of COVID-19. The community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy.
- Personal & Household Preparedness
- School and Childcare Preparedness
- Business and Employer Preparedness
[Read More on the Butte County Public Health website]
Since 1967, the Community Action Agency of Butte County has been serving the needs of the region in alignment with the charter of the National Community Action Agencies overarching goal: To alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty by whatever means necessary in your community. As Butte County CAA, we provide hope to people struggling with poverty to become more self-sustaining by meeting tangible needs in the areas of energy savings, affordable food, and housing. Connect with us to find out how you can get involved.