COVID-19 in Placer & Nevada Counties
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
California’s four-tier COVID risk monitoring system is broken up into four risk levels and measured by the case and testing positivity rates. Both Placer and Nevada counties have moved out of the Widespread Tier 1, but COVID-19 has not gone away. Even without local health emergency declarations, it is important to be proactive and keep yourself and your families safe from COVID-19.
Many businesses, restaurants, and schools are beginning to reopen. It is still very important to promote health and safety by following the recommended COVID-19 safety measures, such as:
- Wearing a face covering
- Practicing physical distancing
- Washing hands
Until we understand more about COVID-19 and what makes people immune to it, we need to continue staying at least 6 feet apart from those we do not live with and wear masks out in public. Every member of the community plays a role in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
You may have heard the term “herd immunity” and how some people think it will make the virus go away. Herd immunity requires many people to get the disease, and it could take a long time to be effective. This is a risky approach because it will make high-risk people more susceptible to getting very sick from COVID or even possibly dying from it. Learn more about herd immunity HERE.
COVID-19 and the Flu
Flu season is quickly approaching, and it’s very important to get a flu vaccine this year. Incidents of COVID-19 have generally been low in our communities, but earlier this year we saw hospital overcrowding and low ICU bed availability, and we want to avoid that from happening again. We do not know how COVID-19 interacts with the flu, but we do know that you can have both at the same time, which might increase the severity of your symptoms. Protect yourself and your family from getting COVID-19 and the flu by continuing to follow COVID safety measures and get a flu vaccine.
We encourage everyone to get a flu shot this year. Here at Chapa-De, we are doing what we can to make it easier than ever to get a flu shot. You can learn more about options for getting a flu shot at Chapa-De HERE.
Chapa-De is here for you! If you have any concerns or questions about COVID-19, please contact us. You can reach our Auburn clinic at 530-887-2800 and our Grass Valley clinic at 530-477-8545, or visit us online at https://chapa-de.org/.
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Chapa-De Indian Healthcare Auburn Grass Valley