For recent COVID-19 updates, please refer to the California Department of Public Health

COVID-19 HEALTH

How can people protect themselves?

 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). This occurs through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Every person has a role to play. So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense: 

  • Washing hands with soap and water.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

  • Following guidance from public health officials.

 

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

What should you do if you think you're sick?

 

Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19 or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your health care provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

What if I don’t have health insurance and I need screening or treatment for COVID⁠-⁠19?

Health professionals, California needs you!

 

California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, we’re opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our health care system by providing care for non-COVID-19 cases.

To ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, we’re calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today.

We need:

  • Physicians (MD, DO), including medical residents

  • Pharmacists

  • Dentists

  • Nurse practitioners

  • Physician assistants

  • Nurses (RN, LVN, CNA), including nursing students

  • Behavioral health professionals (psychiatrist, psychiatric technicians psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC)

  • Respiratory therapists

  • Paramedics

  • Medical assistants

  • Emergency medical technicians

 

You will be paid and will be given malpractice insurance coverage. Locations will vary, but we will try to match your geographical preferences.

You have the opportunity to play a critical role in responding to this public health emergency in your region. To care for Californians who need your help, please sign up at the following link.

California Health Corps

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

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