March 11 Coronavirus Update
Placer County Public Health recommends COVID-19 mitigation
On March 10, Placer County Public Health (PCPH) and Yolo County announced they are changing strategy for COVID-19 response from containment to mitigation.
PCPH is seeing evidence of community spread – meaning cases of unknown origin – and the shift in efforts is to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The City of Rocklin will follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and PCPH on mass gatherings and community events. The recommendations may lead to City events being modified, cancelled or postponed and updates will be released as the situation develops.
City of Rocklin services are operating at full capacity and leadership will continue to monitor public health recommendations, evaluate procedures and make changes accordingly.
In coordination with state and federal health agencies, PCPH is the lead agency managing coronavirus locally and they urge the community to take basic steps to prevent illness
- Regularly wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Clean surfaces touched by many people more often.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you are well, wearing a facemask is not necessary. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of special masks called N95 respirators is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Vulnerable groups should take extra precautions and stay home when possible, turning away sick visitors.
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