What is Public Health recommending to help contain the spread of COVID-19?

Personal precautions go a long way to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • Remember: the safest gathering is a virtual gathering. The next safest gathering is a small, outdoor, distanced gathering with everybody wearing masks; washing/sanitizing their hands; and not sharing food, utensils, or other items.
  • Anyone who is feeling ill should stay home.
  • Vulnerable (high risk) individuals are encouraged to stay at home. This includes those over age 65 or with serious medical conditions.
  • Wear a face covering in public. Read some Face Covering FAQs here .
  • When in public, maximize physical distance from others (at least six feet).
  • Maintain good hygiene practices by washing hands, using hand sanitizer, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Find Guidance for Confirmed Cases (English) (Spanish) and Guidance for Contacts (English) (Spanish).

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1. What is COVID-19?
2. How does COVID-19 spread?
3. How severe is COVID-19?
4. What are the symptoms?
5. When do I seek medical evaluation and advice?
6. How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
7. How is COVID-19 treated?
8. I may have been exposed to coronavirus. What do I do?
9. Should I wear a face mask in public?
10. Who should get tested?
11. What has changed about testing availability?
12. Where can I get tested?
13. Can individuals visit Placer County Public Health and test for coronavirus?
14. I do not have health insurance and do not have a doctor. If I think I have contracted COVID-19, what do I do?
15. What is a quarantine and why is it used?
16. Is quarantine different from isolation?
17. How does self-quarantine work?
18. What is the current situation in California and Placer County?
19. What can I do to prepare for COVID-19?
20. What is Public Health recommending to help contain the spread of COVID-19?
21. Can you tell me more about what areas to avoid?
22. What should I do if someone known to be exposed with coronavirus visits our facility?
23. Where can I get an antibody test?
24. How can I contribute to help those impacted by COVID-19?
25. How can I access food, mental health, unemployment or other resources?
26. What are antigen tests? Is it required to retest negative results with a PCR test?