COVID-19 UPDATES and LINKS:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

COVID-19 UPDATES and LINKS:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


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Please check this page regularly. It is updated on an ongoing basis.


Shelter in Place FAQs  

Business Recovery Resources

Agency Contact Information 

Local Business' Operating Status

Updates from state and local agencies including the Lake County Health Department, the Governor's Office and more.

Links to Federal, State and Local Agency Resources

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Resources for Parents




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There is currently an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus was first detected in China and has now been detected across the globe, including in the United States. COVID-19 usually causes mild disease such as fever and cough, but can cause severe symptoms such as pneumonia and difficulty breathing. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6ft) or through respiratory droplets produced when someone coughs or sneezes.

04/05/2020
Lakeport Safeway Implements 170 Customer Rule

We are in communication with Safeway management and beginning this morning, Sunday April 5th, they have implemented a rule allowing a maximum of 170 customers in the store at a time.  Should that number be reached, you must wait in the marked/distanced outside waiting area until cleared to enter.  We appreciate Safeway in the City of Lakeport providing a critical and essential service while also being diligent in taking steps to protect the public.


03/22/2020

Further Restrictions Necessary to Decrease Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
Gary Pace MD, MPH, County of Lake, Health Officer

Unfortunately, regional COVID infections continue to escalate. Despite concerns, and restrictions placed last week, significant recreational activity that increases the risk of transmission was observed this weekend in local parks, hotels, and on Clear Lake. Given these factors, I am issuing a Health Order Addendum to c20-3 (issued March 19), effective at 11am, March 23, through April 10, 2020. This adds the following mandates:

  • Immediate Closure of County of Lake waterways, including Clear Lake, Blue Lakes, Highland Springs Reservoir, Cache Creek, Lake Pillsbury, Indian Valley Reservoir and any other public, navigable waterway to any recreational boating activity.
  • Immediate cessation of lodging in motels, hotels, campgrounds, RV parks, and vacation rentals (such as AirBNB), except in the case of medical staff, COVID 19 emergency workers, construction workers of critical infrastructure, and permanent residents (who have resided on-site since prior to March 9). Any people claiming exemption (other than first responders and medical staff will need written approval from the Lake County Health Services Department.

This order imposes further restrictions on activity on the lake and on travel and lodging for people coming from outside of Lake County. We are moving into a new phase of preparation for the outbreak, which demands we take major steps towards limitation of social contact to prevent transmission



03/18/2020

ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C20-3

ORDER OF THE HEAL TH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF LAKE DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE, EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES; EXEMPTING INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS FROM THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER BUT URGING
THEM TO FIND SHELTER; DIRECTING ALL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO CEASE NON- ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTY; PROHIBITING ALL NONESSENTIAL GATHERINGS OF ANY NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS; AND ORDERING CESSATION OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL 
(SHELTER IN PLACE)
DATE OF ORDER: March 18, 2020


(See full text here)
Summary:
The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease ("COVID-1 9") is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential the spread of the virus be slowed, to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk ofrapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect all residents of the two cities and unincorporated areas within the boundaries of the County of Lake, particularly those most vulnerable to the virus and health care providers, this Order requires all individuals anywhere in the County of Lake to shelter in place-that is, stay at home-except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. This order begins at 12:01 a.m. on March 19, 2020 and will continue through 11 :59 p.m. on April 10, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and conditions more particularly set forth below.


Agency Contact Information:
City of Lakeport Emergency Operations Center:  (707) 263-5683

We will be staffing the phone during normal City business hours (closed Fridays) and are available to answer calls from local residents and businesses related to the current shelter in place order.  911 should still be utilized for emergencies.


Lake County Department of Health Services Public Information Line:  (707) 263-8174 or email MHOAC@lakecountyca.gov
For questions related directly to the COVID-19 virus  

Lake County Sheriff's Department Non-Emergency:  (707) 263-2690
Lakeport Police Department Non-Emergency: (707) 263-2690
Lakeport Fire Protection District Non-Emergency:  (707) 263-4296
Lakeport Public Works Department (Utility and infrastructure problems):  (707) 263-3578


UPDATES:                                                                                                                                Back to Top
 
 Date  Update
08/07/2020

 August 7 Lake County COVID-19 Update
Lake County Health Department

07/31/2020

 July 31 Lake County COVID-19 Update
Lake County Health Department

07/13/2020

 Governor Newsom Adds Statewide Restrictions in Response to Rising COVID-19 Activity
 Lake County Health Department

07/09/2020

 COVID-19 Update: Cases Reach 100; 26 Counties on the State’s “Watch List,” Lake County Not Yet Among Them – Follow Our Performance Against State Metrics on the Coronavirus Response Hub Response to Farmworker Outbreak Showing Success; 4th of July Gatherings May Have Led to Exposure – Testing Encouraged ; Scam Alert - “Mr. Smith” Posing as the Health Department; 3 COVID-19-Positive CDCR Inmates Released to Lake County; Testing Demand Causing Delays Statewide; New Tool Released to Support Local Businesses’ “Return to Work” Decision-Making; Update on Our Tragic COVID-19-Related Death
Lake County Health Department

07/09/2020

 Return to Work Protocols for Local Businesses with COVID Exposure
 Lake County Health Department

06-28-2020

 

COVID-19 Update: Cases Jump to 54, Community Transmission Probable; Those that Mask Expose Fewer People; Large Gatherings Pose Risk; Demographics Coming Monday; Personal Choices Slow the Spread
Lake County Health Department

06/12/2020

 

COVID-19 Update: 32 Cases, 4 Active; Volunteers Needed to Maintain Testing Capacity; 13 Sectors Reopened or Expanded, More Sector Guidance Coming, Possibly Today
Lake County Health Department

06/11/2020

 Day Camps & Activities for Lake County Children and Youth Permitted June 12, with Modifications
Lake County Health Department

06/09/2020

 13 Business Sectors to Reopen or Expand this Friday, June 12
Lake County Health Department

06/05/2020

 COVID-19 Testing is Free with Verily – Registration Help is Available
 Lake County Health Department

06/02/2020

 Next Phases of Reopening a 2-Step Process
 Lake County Health Department

06/02/2020

 Face Coverings Required in All Lake County Businesses, Including Government Offices
Carol Huchingson, County Administrative Officer

06/01/2020

 COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases Identified in Lake County
Lake County Health Deprtment

05/29/2020

 COVID-19: Protecting the Public and Employees as County Facilities Reopen
Lake County Health Department

05/28/2020

 Working Together to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Lake County Health Department

05/28/2020

 

ADDENDUM TO LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER C20-06, ISSUEDMAY 21, 2020: GUIDANCE ON FACE COVERINGS REQUIREMENTMay 28, 2020 ORDER No. C20-06, A1
Lake County Health Department

05/27/2020

 COVID-19 Update: 9 New Cases Identified in Lake County, Free Testing Available
Lake County Health Department

05/26/2020

 Hair Salons and Barbershops Can Reopen in Lake County with Modifications
Lake County Health Department

2020-05-25

COVID-19 Update: Two New Cases, None Hospitalized; Reopening Continues
Lake County Health Department

2020-05-21

 

ORDER OF THE LAKE COUNTY HEALTH OFFICERREQUIRING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO WEAR FACE COVERINGSWHEN ENTERING LOCAL BUSINESSES AND FACILITIES
May 21, 2020, ORDER No. C20-06
Lake County Health Department

2020-05-20

 Lake County Moving Forward with Opening of Businesses
Lake County Health Department

2020-05-20

 Accelerating our Reopening; Statewide Stay at Home Order Still in Effect
 Lake County Health Department

2020-05-08

 New Orders Signal Reopening, Require Continued Caution
Lake County Health Department

2020-05-08

ORDER OF THE LAKE COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER ALIGNING LOCAL ORDER WITH GOVERNOR’S STAY AT HOMEORDER ISSUED ON MARCH 19, 2020
May 8, 2020; ORDER No. C20-05
Lake County Health Department

05/01/2020  

ORDER OF THE LAKE COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER EXTENDING AND MODIFYING THE SHELTER AT HOME ORDER ISSUED ON MARCH 18, 2020DATE OF ORDER: May 1, 2020 ORDER No. C20-04
Lake County Health Department

 05/01/2020  Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Through May 17
Lake County Health Department
04/30/2020  Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Coming to Lake County Tuesday, May 5
Lake County Health Department
04/30/2020  Seventh Case of COVID-19 Identified in Lake County
Lake County Health Department
04/24/2020  Clarifications of “Shelter-in-Place” Order Addenda
Lake County Health Department
04/23/2020  COVID-19 Update: Beginning to Loosen Restrictions
 Lake County Health Department
04/23/2020  

ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C20-3; A4Addendum A4 Dated April 23, 2020SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER UPDATE
Lake County Health Department

04/22/2020  

Leading for the Future in Uncertain TimesCounty Insights from Moke Simon, Chair of the Board of Supervisors
Lake County Board of Supervisors

04/20/2020  

Recent Testing for SARS Cov2 (COVID-19) in Lake County’s Sewer Treatment Plants
Lake County Special Districts

04/16/2020  2nd Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall for Business Owners Monday, April 20, 2020 at 3pm: Send Questions Now
Lake County Board of Supervisors
04/15/2020  

Facing and Seeing Beyond the COVID-19 CrisisCounty Insights from Moke Simon, Chair of the Board of Supervisors
Lake County Board of Supervisors

04/15/2020  

Supporting Lake County People and Businesses, As We Shelter-In-Place:A Message for Permanent Residents, Vacation Home Owners, and Visitors
Lake County Health Department

04/13/2020  

Coronavirus Update: Masking Strongly Encouraged When in Public, Industries Stepping Up for Safety
Lake County Department of Health

04/06/2020  

ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C20-3; A3Addendum A3 Dated April 6, 2020IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES AND GATHERINGS TO STOP OR BE CANCELLED
Lake County Department of Health

04/06/2020  Shelter-in-Place Modified and Extended to 5/3; Lake County Schools to Deliver Distance-Based Instruction through End of School Year
Lake County Health Department
04/06/2020  

Second Case of COVID-19 Identified in Lake County
Lake County Department of Health

04/06/2020  Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall for Business Owners 4/9 at 6pm: Send Questions Now
 Lake County Board of Supervisors
04/05/2020  First Case of COVID-19 Identified in Lake County
 Lake County Department of Health
04/02/2020  Coronavirus Update for Lake County: April 2, 2020
 Lake County Department of Health
04/01/2020  County Insights from Moke Simon: Stay Informed, Stay Strong, Stay Home
 Lake County Board of Supervisors
03/30/2020  Public Notice:  Executive Order 2020-01
 City of Lakeport
03/30/2020  City of Lakeport Director of Emergency Services Executive Order No. 2020-01
City of Lakeport
03/30/2020  Order of the Health Officer c20-1 (Amendment 1):  School Operations Modification Order to May 1, 2020
Lake County Department of Health
03/30/2020  Lake County Schools Expected to Remain Closed Through 5/1
Lake County Department of Health
03/27/2020  Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall 3/31 at 6pm: Send Questions Now
Lake County Public Health Department
03/26/2020  A Lake County-Focused Coronavirus Update
Lake County Health Department
03/26/2020  Board of Supervisors to Hold Virtual Emergency Meeting at 3pm Friday, 3/27
County of Lake
03/25/2020  County Insights:  Health and Well-Being at the Fore, Consumer Protections in Place, and a Special Board of Supervisors Meeting 03/31/2020
Lake County Board of Supervisors
03/24/2020  Complying with Public Health Orders at County Parks
Lake County Public Services Department
03/23/2020
ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C20-3 (A2), ADDENDUM 2; ALL IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES AND GATHERINGS TO STOP OR BE CANCELLED
Lake County Health Department
03/23/2020  Addendum 2 to Order of the Health Officer No. C20-3 (A2) Offers Further Clarifications
Lake County Health Department
 03/22/2020  COVID-19 MITIGATION SUPPORT FLOW CHART FOR LODGING BUSINESSES
Lake County Health Department
03/22/2020  

ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C20-3, ADDENDUM (1); ALL IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES AND GATHERINGS TO STOP OR BE CANCELLED
Lake County Health Department

03/22/2020  Further Restrictions Necessary to Decrease Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
 Lake County Health Department
03/18/2020  Taking Further Steps to Protect the Community from Coronavirus
 Lake County Health Department
03/18/2020  ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C20-3:  Shelter in Place
Lake County Health Department
03/17/2020  County Insights from the Chair of the Board of Supervisors
Lake County Board of Supervisors
03/17/2020  Governor’s Executive Order N-28-20 regarding protections from residential foreclosures and residential and commercial tenant evictions. 
 Governor Newsome
03/17/2020  Resolution of the City Council of the City of Lakeport, Proclaiming a Local Emergency Due to the Outbreak of COVID-19
City of Lakeport
03/16/2020 CITY OF LAKEPORT OPERATIONAL CHANGES RELATED TO COVID-19 
 City of Lakeport
03/16/2020  Order of the Health Officer c20-2:  Imposing a Countywide Moratorium on Gatherings of More Than 100 Persons and Conditional Countywide Moratorium on Gatherings of Between 25 and 100 Persons, to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
Lake County Health Department
03/16/2020  Order of the Health Officer c20-1:  School Operations Modification Order
 Lake County Health Department
03/16/2020  Taking Steps to Minimize the Spread of COVID-19
 Lake County Health Department
 03/12/2020  Health Dept.:  Can you Get Tested for Coronavirus?
 Lake County Health Department
 03/12/2020  Health Dept.:  What is the Proper Level of Concern
 Lake County Health Department
 03/10/2020  2020-03-10 Declaration of  Local Health Emergency COVID-19
 Lake County Health Department


LINKS:                                                                                                                                      Back to Top

 CDC logoThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Resources include infection maps, tips for protecting your family, symptoms, guidence for travelers, and more.

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California Department of Public Health   https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx


LCPH Dept LogoLake County Department of Health  http://health.co.lake.ca.us/Coronavirus.htm
The Lake County Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to work closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Public Information Line:  (707) 263-8174

 




SBA logo_small_63Small Business Administration (SBA):  Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters   https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

About Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.

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WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT BECOMING INFECTED?
Everyone can do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Stay home if you or household members are sick. If you feel ill but must go out in public, use a face mask to reduce the likelihood of viral transmission.

ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES:

  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, bannisters, and countertops. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.

COMMUNITY MEASURES:

  • Increase "social distancing," or remaining out of crowded, congregate settings where close contact with others may occur, such as shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums; avoiding mass gatherings; and maintaining distance (approximately six feet) from others, when possible.
  • It’s important that people who are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness (older adults and those with compromised immune systems or serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease) take special precautions to reduce their risk of getting sick.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIGH RISK POPULATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and staying away from large gatherings and crowds.
  • Staying home as much as possible. Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks.

SHOULD PEOPLE STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES?
Prepare, don’t panic. 

  • The City understands that everyone is concerned - the situation we’re in is unprecedented.

  • In preparing households, people should take what they need. Overbuying creates a shortage for others.

Threat of local transmission of COVID-19 does not necessitate additional preparation beyond standard emergency preparedness. Households should always be prepared in the case of a natural disaster. Ready.gov has a list of recommended preparation steps, including:

  • Store a two week supply of food, and other important items you rely on, including food for any pets you may have.
  • Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
  • Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
  • Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.
See more at www.ready.gov/pandemic

WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS?

The current CDC guidance on whether it is safe to fly domestically is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

WHAT DO I DO IF I THINK I’VE BEEN EXPOSED?/I WANT TO BE TESTED.

If you’ve recently been to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days:

  • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever over 100.4F, coughing, or shortness of breath. If you develop any or some of these symptoms, call (don’t visit), your healthcare provider.

  • Your provider will determine whether or not you need to be tested for COVID-19. The provider may consult with the Health Department on whether to test. You should not call the Health Department directly to report symptoms or request testing.

  • You may be asked to self-quarantine. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. It lasts long enough to ensure the person has not contracted the disease. For COVID-19, quarantine usually lasts 14 days. You do not have to quarantine, unless directed to do so by your healthcare provider or another official.

Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation are different things.

  • Social distancing is a practice individuals can proactively do to prevent becoming infected from others in public who may be infected. Everyone should begin practicing social distancing.

  • Quarantine is used by public health professionals to separate potentially exposed individuals from the public, in the case that they become symptomatic and thus contagious to others. Quarantined people are asked to limit their contact with others for 14 days, and may be excluded from work or school. Quarantined people should notify their provider immediately if they begin experiencing symptoms. Should they begin exhibiting symptoms, they may be required to isolate.

  • Isolation means separating a person that is sick in order to prevent them spreading the virus to others. People may be asked to self-isolate at home while they are being tested, while they recover, or they may be isolated in a healthcare setting if they need medical support to recover.


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