Residents that are interested in getting tested for COVID-19 can visitprojectbaseline.comto conduct a preliminary online screening. Those who meet testing eligibility will be scheduled for a drive-through appointment for free COVID-19 testing and will be sent details by email or phone on how and where to get tested. The COVID-19 testing location isunable to take walk-ins and testing is still by appointment only- those not registered will not be tested. Medical care is not provided on site.
Mental Health Resources
During these times of uncertainty, many of us may be experiencing increased levels of stress, anxiety and worry, brought about by concerns of personal or family health, as well as job security, childcare, medicine access, health care and social isolation. It is important to find ways to manage these unprecedented times of stress. If you know someone who is struggling, reach out and ask how they are feeling. If you are struggling and need to talk, simply call, 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- Coping with Stress(County)
- Behavioral Health COVID-19 Resources(County)
- Get Mental Health Services Information(County)
- Stop Stigma Sacramento - Mental Illness: It's not always what you think.(County)
- Emotional Support and Wellbeing(CA)
- Managing Stress for Health(CA)
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.
TheSacramento County Department of Health Servicesis 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:
- Rumor Control
- Get the Facts on Coronavirus Video
- California Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization
- Federal Disaster Loan Assistance - U.S. Small Business Administration
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 thesymptomsand thosepeople at higher riskfor COVID-19 complications.
There are ways to minimize your risk of respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19:
- Wash your handsoften 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 touchingyour eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay homewhen you are sick.
- Cover your coughor sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfectfrequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid crowdsas much as possible.
- Practice social distancing.Avoid shaking hands and maintain a larger personal space between yourself and others.
- Wear a face mask.Learn how to make and wear a cloth face mask
- Get tested
Help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Tips to prepare at home, work, or school.
Wearing Cloth Face Coverings
Currently, the Center for Disease control recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.