Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the Yuba-Sutter Community
Dashboard - Updated at the end of each weekday
Yuba and Sutter counties transitioned to a State of California system called CalCONNECT, a database to which we now input our contact investigation and tracing information. This updated version of the dashboard reflects categories used in statewide case count calculations.
For State Metrics, please scroll down and click on tab for State Metrics
* Dashboard will not be updated on weekends or holidays.
* Information about COVID-19 cases are Yuba and Sutter County residents only
* If you get a call from Public Health regarding a COVID-19 test, listen to your voicemail for the call-back number.
SCORE Team: Email the Sutter COVID Outreach Resiliency Effort (SCORE) Team for questions regarding compliance of health orders, COVID-19 related business issues and current guidance. [email protected]
December 4, 2020
- Public Health Advisory To Immediately Mitigate COVID-19 Risks In Yuba County and Sutter County
- Yuba-Sutter Health Advisory to combat COVID-19 in effect Monday
November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020
November 16, 2020
November 11, 2020
Guidance for Pregnant and Breastfeeding People During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The California Department of Public Health has issued new guidance for people who are pregnant and breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 10, 2020
October 29, 2020
Watch: Yuba-Sutter Safe Halloween
It will be different this year, but it can still be both safe and fun. Dr. Luu has some thoughts.
October 28, 2020
Watch: Reopening Yuba-Sutter Schools Safely
We finally got the nod from the California Department of Public Health to reopen all schools in the Yuba-Sutter region. But what does that mean. Dr. Luu, along with Yuba County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francisco Reveles and Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Tom Reusser, lay it all out.
October 12, 2020
Sutter County’s COVID-19 risk level is being downgraded by the State of California as the rate of transmission has been dropping. The California Department of Public Health confirmed today effective at noon on Tuesday, October 13, the state is moving Sutter County from the "purple zone" (Widespread transmission) into the “red zone” (Substantial transmission). The designation loosens some of the restrictions on business and religious gatherings, although facial coverings, social distancing, and other COVID-19 protocols remain in place.
For more about what this means visit: Blueprint for a Safer Economy
October 6, 2020
Watch: Let's Head to the Red
Yuba County can open a little further. Being in the Red Tier creates new opportunities, but we need to remain focused on being careful to reduce risks. If we continue this pace, the Orange Tier is in reach by the end of the month -- and we will still need to hold fast to the same precautions: wearing facial coverings, washing hands, social distancing, and staying home when sick.
September 29, 2020
September 28, 2020
Watch: Going in for a COVID-19 test
Russ Brown with Yuba County OES takes you along for a visit to the state-sponsored OptumServe site at the Yuba County Library in Marysville, where he is swabbed for COVID-19.
September 18, 2020
Watch: Health Officer's September 18 Update.
In this week's briefing, Dr. Luu discusses the long-term effects from COVID-19 experienced by some people, and how we can get from the purple tier to the red tier.
September 1, 2020
- Taking Care of your Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVID-19: Mental Health Issues and Coping
September 1, 2020
The State of California announced Friday that hair salons and barbershops can reopen in all counties effective Monday, regardless of the Monitoring List. Retail stores and malls can also reopen indoors at 25 percent capacity.
At a noontime press conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom also unveiled new tiered stages based on a county’s average case count in a 7-day period. Both Yuba and Sutter counties are included – along with 36 other counties – in the most restrictive (purple) tier with more than seven new cases per 100,000 population over a 7-day period. In this current tier, while indoor hair cutting and styling services and partial indoor retail can reopen, all other sectors remain in their current status. The state utilizes case count calculations from August 18th to calculate the case counts. The reason for this two week look-back is to ensure that all data reconciliation has occurred prior to the finalization of the counts.
Under the new guidance, elementary schools can apply for an in-person schooling waiver when the average case rate is less than 14 new cases per 100,000 population daily, which is essentially equivalent to the previous metric that used a formula based on a two-week average count of 200 new cases per 100,000. Once a county qualifiesd for the next step – the red tier – it must maintain the lower count for at least two weeks and not revert back to purple tier levels, in order for all in-person schooling to continue.
“While Yuba-Sutter is in the most restrictive tier currently, both counties are improving and we do expect to drop to a lower tier in the coming weeks,” Yuba-Sutter Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu said. “However, with five new deaths in the past week, we must remain diligent in doing our part to not get sick in the first place, and not infect those around us.”
The state indicated that the new case rates to determine which tier a county is placed on now includes an adjustment factor for counties testing above the state average, which addresses concerns that increased testing works against counties trying to get off of the state Monitoring List.
The four tiers and the activities allowed in each are outline (add a “d” to make it outlined instead of outline) on the revised state website: covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy . Counties must remain in a single tier for at least 21 days before moving to the next tier, according to the State. A county can only go from one tier to the next.
The red tier includes counties with an average of 4 to 7 new cases in a 7-day period; the orange tier will include Counties with an average of 1 to 3.9 new cases in a 7-day period; and the yellow tier is for Counties with an average of less than one new case in a 7-day period.
Yuba and Sutter public health officials stress the importance of continuing to practice the following tenets to help break the chain of transmission: social distance of 6 feet or more from people you don’t live with; wear a facial covering when in public and around people you don’t live with; do not host or attend social gatherings; practice good hand hygiene; and stay home when sick.
If you choose to gather with others, consider making a pact to mingle only with one or two other households, in an attempt to lessen the spread of the virus to other households.
Blueprint for a Safer Economy
California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.
September 1, 2020
Where can you go locally to get your flu shot?
The time is now to get a flu shot.
August 26, 2020
Watch: The numbers are improving, but the virus is still dangerous
Yuba-Sutter Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu outlines the encouraging indications coming form the local COVID-19 stats, but she implores everyone to remain diligent. Recent lives lost underscore that the virus is still deadly. She also talks about the "Twindemic" -- a time when we will see flu season and COVID-19 season overlap.
In this video, Dr. Luu mentions two recent virus-related deaths. Just a few minutes after this video was filmed, we got word of another local person who died as a result of COVID-19.
August 19, 2020
Watch: Dr. Luu Discusses Her Own Struggles In This Season of COVID-19
Many are doing what is necessary to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, but we must also pay attention to our mental and emotional health. Dr. Luu talks about how important it is to first acknowledge such struggles in our lives and then address them.
- Local Mental Health Resources
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What To Do If You Are Sick
People with mild symptoms, who are not sick enough to be hospitalized, should self-isolate at home. These people should:
- Avoid close contact with others
- Stay home for at least ten days from the start of symptoms, AND
- Stay home at least 72 hours after fever is gone, AND
- Stay home until respiratory symptoms have improved (coughing/sneezing)
People with severe symptoms of respiratory illness should call their healthcare provider immediately. Call ahead so that you can be safely evaluated to prevent exposing others. Your healthcare provider will evaluate you and determine the best course of action for your illness, including whether or not you should be tested.
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