Archived COVID-19 Updates​​

2021

November

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, December 16 ​- Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen Thursday, 12/16 from 6-7:30PM. We understand that many community members may have questions around the variants, vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum Eventbrite registration: https://bit.ly/3qpjO3G. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic and Vietnamese Interpretation. NOTE: If you had previously registered on Zoom you will need to re-register on Eventbrite.​ ​​​

​COVID-19 Holiday Safety Tips - Gatherings and travel for fall and winter celebrati​ons may put people at increased risk for COVID-19. For a safe holiday, decide how to minimize COVID-19 risk while celebrating, e.g., wash hands often or use hand sanitizer, stay home when sick, wear a face mask and clean/disinfect high contact surfaces. ​Sacramento County Public Health recommends reducing the spread of COVID-19 during holidays by following the COVID-19 Holiday Safety Tips and read the SacCountyNews Story, Holiday Food Safety and Reducing COVID-19 Risk.

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Th​ursday, November 18 - Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen Thursday, 11/18 from 6-7:30PM. We understand that many community members may have questions around the variants, vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum Eventbrite registration: https://bit.ly/3qpjO3G. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic and Vietnamese Interpretation. NOTE: If you had previously registered on Zoom you will need to re-register on Eventbrite. 

October

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Ages 5-11 - Soon, children who are 5-11 years old can receive the rigorously tested and reviewed Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Visit MyTurn.ca.gov​ to make an appointment starting Nov. 4, 2021 or contact your primary care provider for available appointments. The vaccination for this age group is a 2-dose series taken 3 weeks apart and is one-third the dose of the vaccine for those 12 years old and up. COVID-19 has become one of the top 10 causes of pediatric death, and tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized with COVID-19. This vaccine is the best way to protect children, and before being authorized for children, scientists and medical experts completed their review of safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials of thousands of children. ​Learn more about vaccines​.

Reduce Risk of COVID-19 for Fall/Winter Gatherings - Fall and winter are full of wonderful celebrations that can include large gatherings of family, friends and travel. Read the Sacramento County Public Health COVID-19 Guidance for Holiday Events and Gatherings to reduce your risk while enjoying this time of year. For additional guidance go to the County’s Environmental Management website​

CDC recently released additional information regarding booster shots - The guidance outlines who should get a third vaccine dose and who can receive a booster. If you are confused, you’re not alone. Read the COVID-19 Booster Shot FAQs.

Restaurant Industry: Don’t Miss a Free Webinar on COVID-19 and Resources - The webinar for the restaurant industry will be held on Thursday, October 14, at 10:30-11:30 AM. Hear from Sacramento County Public Health, Environmental Management, and Economic Development. Advanced registration is requiredhttps://saccounty-net.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ugyAfTqWSvuBRFHahDegDw. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the webinar.

September

Teleconferencing Recommendation for Public Meetings - The Sacramento C​ounty Health Officer currently recommends the use of teleconferencing for local legislative bodies, including commissions, committees, boards, and councils to allow for virtual participation in public meetings and is a social distancing measure that may help control the transmission of COVID-19 and its variants. Utilizing teleconferencing options for public meetings is an effective and recommended social distancing measure to facilitate participation in public affairs and is intended to satisfy the requirement of the Brown Act. Please review the SCPH Teleconferencing Recommendation Document (09/28/2021).

Guidance for Reducing COVID-19 Risk during Halloween and Fall Activities  - It’s that spooky time of year that trick or treaters love and we have COVID-19 Guidance for Safe Fall/Halloween Activities as well as tips for Halloween in your neighborhood and fall time favorites such as haunted activities, pumpkin patch hay rides, and apple picking. The guidance is intended to help you know risk levels of certain activities, reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are vulnerable. For more information go to the County’s Environmental Management website

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, October 28

Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 10/28 from 6-7:30PM. We understand that many community members may have questions around the variants, vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation. NOTE: If you had previously registered you will need to re-register to get Zoom notifications and reminders about this event. 

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, September 23Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 9/16 from 6-7:30PM. We understand that many community members may have questions around the variants, vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation. NOTE: If you had previously registered you will need to re-register to get Zoom notifications and reminders about this event. 

August

COVID-19 Testing/Vaccination FAQs, Myths & Sources - As COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, increasing vaccination rates in our community remains the most powerful tool to ending the pandemic. With added FDA approval for the Pfizer vaccine and vaccine clinics throughout the community, it’s easier than ever to get vaccinated. For those still on the fence about the COVID vaccine, read the FAQs and information on myths.  

FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine - On Aug. 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine, Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 for those 16 years old and older, which had been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine under the emergency use authorization – EUAs are used during public health emergencies to prevent, diagnose, or treat a disease. The vaccine also continues to be available under the EUA for individuals 12 through 15 years old and as a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. Read the details on the FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine 

RESCHEDULED TO 9/23: Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, September 16 - Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 9/16 from 6-7:30PM. We understand that many community members may have questions around the variants, vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation. NOTE: If you had previously registered you will need to re-register to get Zoom notifications and reminders about this event. 

Indoor Mega Events Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test - CDPH announced that starting Sept. 20 through Nov. 1, mega events in California require attendees of indoor gatherings with 1,000 or more must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or show a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event beginning. Review details:  https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Beyond-Blueprint-QA.aspx

July

07/29/2021 - Sac County Public Health Issues New Health Order

New CDPH Face Coverings Guidance, July 28, 2021About 15 percent of the population do not have the option for vaccination and the more contagious Delta variant develops more severe symptoms. As a result, CDPH recommends universal masking indoors statewide. Until we reach immunity through vaccination, the COVID-19 infection risk will remain. View the July 28, 2021 CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, August 19 - Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 8/19 from 6-7:30PM. We understand that many community members may have questions around the variants, vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation. NOTE: If you had previously registered you will need to re-register to get Zoom notifications and reminders about this event. 

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, July 22

Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 7/22 from 6-7:30PM.  We understand that many community members may have questions around the vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation. NOTE: If you had previously registered you will need to re-register to get Zoom notifications and reminders about this event. 

July 15 SacCountyNews Story: SacCounty Public Health Recommends Masking Due to the recent day-over-day case rate increases of COVID-19 from the highly infectious Delta variant, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer strongly recommends masking indoors. In less than a month, Sacramento’s daily case rate has risen drastically, from 3.8 on June 20 to 10 on July 14. While cases continue to surge and until vaccination rates have increased in Sacramento County, vaccinated residents are strongly recommended to wear masks in indoor settings where vaccination verification is not required and the vaccination status of others is unknown. Read the SacCountyNews story for details.

June

State Provides a Portal to Access Your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record - You can safely access your digital vaccine record for free at MyVaccineRecord.CDPH.CA.GOV by entering your name, DOB, and phone/email associated with your vaccine record. Then create a four-digit PIN that generates a special QR code so you decide how and when to share your vaccination record. This is an optional means to obtain your COVID-19 vaccine information, and is the digital version of your paper vaccine card. It is one of the options to show proof of vaccination - the QR code will work with specific types of QR readers. However, the State is not implementing a mandatory passport system in California. Learn more and access your digital vaccine record by going to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ 

California is Open. What Does This Mean?

CDPH has created four new fact sheets to help Californians understand what the state's June 15 reopening means. 

Reopening the California Economy

With decreasing COVID-19 transmission rates and increasing vaccination rates, California has fully reopened its economy. This means no more physical distancing, no capacity limits, no county tiers, and relaxed mask guidance. Find out more on the State's website: https://covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/ 

Vaccinated and Traveling?

See CDC's latest recommendation for traveling in the U.S.: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Antigen Testing – Rapid Results in 15 Minutes

Our 13 COVID-19 Community Testing Sites are adding antigen rapid testing options (results in 15 minutes) for those who need immediate results starting Monday, June 14, in additional to the traditional PCR testing currently offered. Patients may follow-up a positive antigen result with a PCR test to ensure accuracy in the same visit (PCR results are within 3 days).  The antigen test is not as sensitive as the PCR test. Antigen testing will not suffice for air travel or when a PCR test is required to get into an events. However, it is a great option for those who are unvaccinated and must have regular testing for school sports and workplace testing, or if you’ve been around a large group of people, or have a known COVID-19 exposure, for example. Learn more about free testing.

Beyond the Blueprint June 15

With more people getting protection from getting the COVID-19 vaccine, California plans to fully reopen the economy on June 15. Life will begin to feel a lot like before COVID-19. Restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, and most everyday places will be open as normal with no capacity limits, facial coverings or social distancing required. This does not apply to those who are unvaccinated, schools, health care settings and some other public settings and large events. Learn more from CDPH

CDPH Updated Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings

CDPH has provided updated face covering guidance as California is slated to lift many of its COVID-19 related restrictions on June 15. Per the guidance, unless exempt, unvaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing a mask in indoor and outdoor public spaces. Those who have been vaccinated are not required to wear a mask in most indoor and outdoor settings. However, masks will still be required by all who are not exempt in public transportation settings, health care settings, and correctional facilities, for example. Read the June 9, 2021 CDPH Masking Guidance for details: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx.

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, June 24

Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye, Rachel Allen and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 6/24 from 6-7:30PM.  We understand that many community members may have questions around the vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation.

Sacramento County Enters Orange Tier with New Health Order

Sacramento County’s June 1 Health Order is effective immediately until it expires at 12:01 a.m., on June 15, 2021, unless rescinded or amended by the Health Officer. The Sacramento County Health Order reflects the State’s Orange Tier 3 (moderate) in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Our Health Order includes the CDPH face-covering mandate and documents the requirement for schools to abide by the CDPH Guidance for K-12 Schools and COVID-19 K-12 In-Person Instruction. Additionally, ordered is that sports programs abide by the CDPH Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports Guidance. Some of the major advancements of moving from the Red Tier 2 (substantial) to the less restrictive Orange Tier 3 (moderate) are that many businesses, sectors, and events will have greater indoor/outdoor capacity or can reopen or operate indoors. Dr. Kasirye recognizes that it is still important for the County to reach this lower tier before June 15. This advancement signifies there is lower risk of spreading COVID-19 in the community and will increase capacity that much earlier for businesses. The State of California is slated to expire the tier structure on June 15 and go Beyond the Blueprint


Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, June 10

Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye, Rachel Allen and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 6/10 from 6-7:30PM.  We understand that many community members may have questions around the vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation.

May

What families need to know about COVID-19 vaccines 

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, May 27

Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye, Rachel Allen and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 5/27 from 6-7:30PM.  We understand that many community members may have questions around the vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation.

Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, May 13

Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye, Rachel Allen and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 5/13 from 6-7:30PM.  We understand that many community members may have questions around the vaccine and testing.  This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation. 

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

April

Sacramento County Public Health Hosts a COVID-19 Online Community Forum, April 29

Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 4/29 from 6-7:30PM.  We understand that many community members may have questions around the vaccine and testing. This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation.  Register for this April 29 Online Community Forum.

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.  

Join Us for the SCPH COVID-19 Community Forum on Apr. 15

Sacramento County Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Forum with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen, Thursday, 4/15 from 6-7:30PM, to ask Public Health leadership about the vaccine and testing. Please register to join this online forum:. https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese interpretation.

In-Person Public Meeting Guidance 

The Sacramento County Health Officer established criteria for safely conducting public meetings. At this time, 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. 

Updated Travel Advisory 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 COVID-19.

March

March 16, 2021 Public Health Order

The State announced Sacramento County is allowed to move from the most restrictive Purple/Widespread Tier 1 to the less restrictive tier of Red/Substantial Tier 2 per the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.  Sacramento County Public Health has issued the March 16, 2021 Health Order to reflect the move to the Red Tier. Read SacCountyNews story with the summary of the updates

March 16, 2021 Tuesdays at 2 with Sacramento Metro Chamber with Dr. Kasirye Facebook Live 

Dr. Kasirye recaps the year and discusses the County's move to the Red Tier. Watch the discussion on Facebook Live.  

March 12 Public Health Order

The State of California has made adjustments to a business sector in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. To align with the changes, Sacramento County Public Health is issuing an updated Public Health Order, effective Saturday, March 13. Under Sacramento County’s current tier designation of Purple/Widespread Tier 1, the Order allows wineries, breweries and distilleries in Sacramento County to operate outdoors with specific mitigation measures (with reservations, 90-minute time limit, table seating, onsite consumption, closed by 8pm).  

March 12 - California has 2 million People Vaccinated in HPI quartile 1

The State has updated its Tier criteria for case rate, test positivity, and health equity metric thresholds to move to less restrictive Tiers with reaching 2 million vaccinations in the lowest Healthy Places Index quartile 1. 


Update to Allowable Activities to State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy - March 11

March 10, 2021 Public Health Order

On March 10, 2021, Sacramento County Public Health issued an updated health order to account for a recent change by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that now allows indoor sports with specific measures in place, including COVID-19 testing as a provision in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy Purple/Widespread Tier 1.  The specific changes in are in section #8 of the March 10 Sacramento County Health Order:  Removal of the word “outdoor”; and link added to updated Sacramento County local sports guidance, which aligns with the newest CDPH guidance. Read the full March 10, 2021 Health Order

COVID-19 Online Public Health Forum - Thurs., March 18

COVID-19 Public Health Online Forum with Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye is March 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. and will feature a Q&A format. Advanced registration is required. Register for the forum: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__MItRI1lQwaaXlUlemJfRA

COVID-19 Online Public Health Forum - Thurs., March 4

COVID-19 Public Health Online Forum with Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye is tonight from 6 - 7:30 p.m. and will feature a Q&A format. Advanced registration is required. Register for the forum: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__MItRI1lQwaaXlUlemJfRA

Spring Holiday and Easter Celebration Guidance

For the health and safety of community members during the COVID-19 pandemic, gatherings and activities should be outdoors and must be limited to three households or less for no more than 2 hours and take other precautionary measures per CDPH's Guidance for Private Gatherings. Learn more about safer alternatives to traditional festivities

March 3, 2021 Public Health Order

Sacramento County is in Purple/Widespread Tier 1, but this week has met criteria of fewer than 14 per 100,000 new COVID-19 cases. This new benchmark allows elementary schools (grades K-6) that hadn’t already, to now reopen with County and State approval based on specified safety plans and mitigation measures for in-person instruction. This criteria also qualifies youth and adult sports activities for outdoor low-contact, moderate-contact, and high-contact sports with specific mitigation measures and requirements in the sports guidance. Inter-team competitions are permitted for allowable sports. However, tournaments or competitions involving more than two teams are prohibited. Read the full March 3 Public Health Order.

February

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. 

January

COVID-19 Public Health Forum Online, Jan. 21

Sacramento County will hold an online Zoom Public Health Forum on COVID-19 for the community on Thursday, January 21, featuring a question and answer format with Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye from 6-7:30 pm. This “community conversation” forum format allows the community to get updated on COVID-19 and have the opportunity to ask questions. Advanced registration is required and pre-registered individuals will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting. Register for the COVID-19 Public Health Forums.

01/14/2021 - When Can I Get Vaccinated?  

Sacramento County is currently using the limited allocation of vaccines to inoculate Phase 1a Tier 1 – 3 priority list of workers – healthcare, first responders and congregate care setting staff. The state has also released availability for 65+ residents to request vaccines. At this time, residents who are 65+ should wait to receive more information from their healthcare provider and/or public health regarding vaccination information. Monitor our vaccination webpage for timely updates on new phases, vaccine availability and prioritization of groups.  

Jan. 13 Sacramento County Health Order to Align with Purple/Tier 1

On Jan. 12, the State of California announced that the Greater Sacramento region is permitted to exit the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order with a four week ICU availability projection of 19 percent. Counties in the Greater Sacramento region 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 Tier 1/Purple. Sacramento County Public Health will be issuing an updated Health Order to align with Tier 1/Purple that will be effective Wed. Jan. 13, 2021, that reopens some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity. Sacramento County will continue to provide details regarding the updated Health Order. Review the differences between the Regional Order and Purple Tier 1

COVID-19 Public Health Forum Online, Jan. 7

Sacramento County will hold an online Zoom Public Health Forum on COVID-19 for the community on Thursday, January 7, featuring a question and answer format with Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye and Rachel Allen, Sacramento County Public Health Immunization Program Manager from 6-7:30 pm. This “community conversation” forum format allows the community to get updated on COVID-19 and have the opportunity to ask questions. Advanced registration is required and pre-registered individuals will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting. Register for the COVID-19 Public Health Forums.

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