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The following information is from the the California Department of Public Health website:

Excerpts from CDPH regarding California’s status with COVID – 19 as of March 1, 2020. The entire article can be found here:  

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

What You Need to Know 

An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified starting in Wuhan, China. Some patients have had mild illness, while others have been more severe and some have died.

The California Department of Public Health (the Public Health Department) understands there are concerns about novel coronavirus, and understandably so. Although coronaviruses are a group of viruses that aren’t new, this is a new type of coronavirus and we are still learning about it. However, the health risk to the general public in California remains low. While COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate. From the international data we have, of those who have tested positive for COVID-19, approximately 80 percent do not exhibit symptoms that would require hospitalization. California is carefully assessing the situation as it evolves.

We are actively working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with local governments, and health care providers across the state to protect your health.

As of March 1, 2020, there are a total of 40 positive cases in California: 24 are from repatriation flights. The other 16 confirmed cases include nine that are travel related, two due to person-to-person exposure from family contact, two due to person-to-person exposure in a health care facility and three from unknown sources. Approximately 300 persons have been tested to date.

What can the public do to limit the spread of COVID-19?

The California Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

What can the public do to limit the spread of COVID-19?

The California Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

What is the difference between COVID-19 and other coronaviruses?

  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. There are some coronaviruses that commonly circulate in humans. These viruses cause mild to moderate respiratory illness, although rarely they can cause severe disease. These normal human coronaviruses can be identified with widely available laboratory tests.  Those laboratory tests do not identify the novel coronavirus associated with COVID-19. It is closely related to two other animal coronaviruses that have caused outbreaks in people—the SARS coronavirus and the MERS (middle east respiratory syndrome) coronavirus.

What is the state doing to protect our health? 

The Public Health Department is working closely with the CDC to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19. Screening of incoming passengers at two California airports — Los Angeles International (LAX) and San Francisco International (SFO) — is ongoing. This is to identify people who have symptoms that could be due to COVID-19 so that they can receive appropriate assessment and care. The California Department of Public Health has been prepared and is continuing with the following actions as the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves:

  • Activating the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate response efforts across the state.
  • Continuing to prepare and respond in coordination with federal and local partners, hospitals and physicians.
  • Providing information, guidance documents, and technical support to local health departments, health care facilities, providers, schools, universities, colleges, and childcare facilities across California.
  • Coordinating with federal authorities and local health departments that have implemented screening, monitoring and, in some cases quarantine.
  • Engaging with local health departments in managing suspect and confirmed cases of COVID-19 patients over the past several weeks.

Hello Valued Patients,

We just want to remind you our phone numbers have updated. Be sure to update your records. Thank you!

BIG VALLEY HEALTH CENTER 530-999-9010

BIG VALLEY DENTAL 530-999-9011

FALL RIVER VALLEY HEALTH CENTER 530-999-9020

BURNEY HEALTH CENTER 530-999-9030

BURNEY DENTAL CENTER 530-999-9031

Mt. SHASTA HEALTH CENTER 530-999-9040

WEED HEALTH CENTER 530-999-9050

TULELAKE HEALTH CENTER 530-999-9060

BUTTE VALLEY HEALTH CENTER 530-999-9070

BUTTE VALLEY DENTAL 530-999-9071