San Joaquin County Covid Safety Tips
Public Health Services (PHS) operates in San Joaquin County to safeguard, encourage and improve health and well-being for all those who live, work, and play. San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) and its agencies are planning and preparing for and will keep you updated on the possible spread of COVID-19. PHS actively tracks this rapidly evolving situation and has strategies and procedures in place in the event that we need to enforce them, they are prepared to do so.
San Joaquin PHS’ Goals
- Implement imaginative, evidence-based, data-driven methods to create equal opportunities for all county residents.
- Maintain successful collaborations with a wide variety of community leaders and organizations to foster health equity, maximize the scope and effectiveness of PHS, and address goals for improving community health.
- Facilitate the active involvement of community members in influencing environmental and policy changes impacting person and community health.
- Build continuous, flexible sources of funding to expand and maintain quality PHS programs and services that address community health needs effectively.
- Cultivate appreciation for PHS as the pioneer of the County for disease and injury prevention and promotion and preservation of optimal health for all.
- Conduct ongoing changes in quality to ensure that PHS programs and staff are successful and effective in promoting and maintaining health.
What you should do:
Practice preventive care every day. Every individual has a role to play. Avoiding being exposed to this virus is the only way to prevent infection. As a reminder, however, the CDC also recommends regular preventive steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses that are the same precautions you might take to prevent flu, including:
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with water and soap.
- After having gone to the toilet.
- Before dining.
- Coughing, or sneezing, when blowing your nose.
- Using an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60 percent -95% alcohol if water and soap are not readily available.
- Stop rubbing your mouth, nose, and eyes.
- Practice good habits: sleep a lot, be physically active, control stress, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritious food.
- Please arrange one with your physician to better protect yourself against the flu if you have not had your annual flu shot.
- To delay the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from spreading it to others, use a clear cloth face covering.
- Use tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then chuck the tissue into the garbage. Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow if tissues are not available.
- Stop direct interaction with sick people.
- If you become ill with respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough, stay home.
- At home, work and education, clean and disinfect regularly touched items and surfaces.
Stay calm, be prepared, and keep yourself updated! They will regularly update the community via their website, their Facebook page and their Twitter account, as well as press releases, as this situation progresses. This is a condition which is changing rapidly. They invite you to regularly browse their websites and their social media pages.