**THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY WITH CURRENT INFORMATION**
ALPINE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH BRIEFS - 11/20/2020
****COVID TESTING IN WOODFORDS CANCELED TODAY ****
We've made the decision to close the Woodfords/Markleeville site today due to air quality concerns (Woodfords' AQI is 203). Our team will be contacting and rescheduling the 15 participants who have appointments.
As most of us are aware, California is experiencing record-high heat temperatures and a number of wildfires throughout the state. The safety of our participants and staff is our highest priority, and we're monitoring air quality closely using the Air Quality Index. Verily's protocol for site AQ thresholds is as follows:
- 0-100: Safe for sites to operate
- 101-150: Participants and staff with asthma, CV issues, etc. encouraged to stay home
- 150-200: All staff (including non-HCPs) must wear N95 masks while onsite. HCPs must make sure that they don't wear N95 masks used in the hot zone outside of the hot zone. (Switch masks at donning/doffing station.) N95 masks used outside of the hot zone can safely be reused by an individual. Hot zone N95 masks should not be reused.
- 200+: Site closure goes into effect as conditions are deemed unsafe?
*** ALPINE COUNTY CASE COUNT REMAINS AT 2 TOTAL CASES WITH 2 RECOVERIES AND NO ACTIVE CASES***
Alpine County Road Map
COVID-19 TESTING for ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE TESTED
CAMPING CLOSURES IN ALPINE COUNTY
Disinfectants and UV Light
***FISHING SEASON OPENING POSTPONED***
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Keeping a Lid on COVID-19
Food Safety, Grocery Shopping and COVID-19
The positive COVID-19 case in an Alpine County resident that was announced on 3/30 has recovered and all contacts are following Public Health requirements for quarantine. Public Health has maintained contact with them during the isolation & quarantine periods to ensure they had supplies that allowed them to remain in their home and out of contact with people during that time period.
***INFORMATION for EMPLOYERS and DISPLACED WORKERS DUE TO COVID-19***
Automated texting for COVID-19 information is active in Alpine County. Text "covid19" "covid" "coronavirus" or "corona" to 211-211.
Today, the Alpine County Board of Supervisors approved proclamations of Local Emergency and Local Health Emergency. These proclamations give the county increased powers and authorities related to the COVID-19 response including access to any State or Federal funding that becomes available in order to combat the disease outbreak.