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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

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Get the Facts on Coronavirus

Sacramento County has proclaimed a public health emergency and a local emergency in its response to COVID-19, also known as 2019 novel coronavirus.

The Sacramento County Department of Health Services is the lead response agency for public health emergencies in our area, but the response to this global health issue is being managed at local, state, national, and even global levels.

Within the Elk Grove community, city leadership is maintaining direct communication with the County Health Officer and the County is updating city leaders on developments within Elk Grove and the region.

New information is being released daily. For the latest updates, please consider these resources:

State Website for COVID-19

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Coronaviruses are a class of respiratory viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses like SARS and MERS. COVID-19 is one type of coronavirus. Learn more about the symptoms and those people at higher risk for COVID-19 complications.

There are ways to minimize your risk of respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with an alcohol content greater than 60%.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid shaking hands and maintain a larger personal space between yourself and others.

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tips to prepare at home, work, or school.

What is the City Doing?

In accordance with the directive released by Sacramento County Public Health Department, City Hall was closed to the public effective March 19. Staff are still available via phone and email. Learn more about changes to city services.

As both an employer and a local government agency, the City is implementing several measures in response to COVID-19.

  • Updates from the Mayor 
  • Participating in conference calls with the county and regional response agencies to stay up to date and prepared to implement strategies to protect and inform the community; and
  • Sharing information with residents through our communication channels; and
  • Postponing or canceling non-essential events; and
  • Increasing the frequency and intensity of public transit bus cleaning with our transit contractor, SacRT; and
  • Public spaces at City Hall are being wiped down and disinfected at higher frequencies to prevent the spread of germs; and
  • Limiting public access in some city facilities (Animal Shelter and District56)
  • Sharing information with our employees on prevention strategies that emphasize hand-washing and remaining home if they aren’t feeling well.

What are other local agencies doing in response to COVID-19?

How to Help Your Community

Elk Grove comes together in a crisis. We’re a city with big hearts and people who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get things done. Please consider helping where you can.

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