3/16/20 Update: COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Friends,

 

Lately, each day is bringing something new and challenging. I know that we will move through and past this crisis by weaving together our efforts. Soon we will emerge on the other side of this difficult time stronger and more connected than ever. For now, based on the Governor's recommendation for all people over age 65 to stay home, I've made the decision to work remotely. I will continue to be as responsive as possible to our community's concerns and am working to employ the technology necessary to keep us all connected. I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we adapt to this new way of doing business. 

The District 2 team--Tara Thronson and Sara Simmons--will also continue to be available to meet the needs of our community. Both will be working remotely and are accessible by phone and email. Contact information for all of us can be found here and is listed below. Please reach out with any concerns or questions you may have. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work through this together.

Don Saylor: don.saylor@yolocounty.org; 530-757-5557
Deputy Supervisor, Tara Thronson: tara.thronson@yolocounty.org; 530-757-5581
Asst. Deputy, Sara Simmons: sara.simmons@yolocounty.org; 530-757-5556

A great source of reliable information is the Yolo County COVID-19 web page. This page is updated frequently and includes the press release regarding the second confirmed COVID-19 case in Yolo County. There is also information about what to do if you're sick, how you can help, school closures, and links to articles and other credible sources. The web page can be found here.  The Yolo County Facebook page is another great resource and can be found here.

COVID-19 Yolo Community Response, a recently formed Facebook group, is a rapidly growing network of Yolo County residents who are coming together (virtually) to discover ways to help within our community. Group members are sharing information and resources, assisting vulnerable populations, discussing ways to help local businesses, and addressing any other COVID-19 issues that come up. If you haven't already, please consider joining this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoloCommunityResponse/about/

As always, please feel free to contact me at don.saylor@yolocounty.org. Remember to be kind--to yourselves and others--during this extraordinary time. The partnerships I am experiencing and the collaborations I am witnessing are great reminders that Yolo County is a very special place to live and work.  

In Shared Service,
Don

Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Others

(CDC Recommendations)

 

Take everyday preventive actions

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.

  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs; practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).

  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips.


Avoid close contact
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.


Stay home if you’re sick
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.


Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


 

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