Coronavirus Information & Resources

 
 
The Calaveras County Office of Education remains closed to the public at this time.
We appreciate your patience. Please be safe and stay home when able.
 
COVID-19 Testing flyer

 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Information

The Calaveras County Office of Education (CCOE), with guidance from local, state and national government and health officials, has been monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and its impact on California and around the world.  In these unprecedented times, we are coming together to implement practices that minimize the spread of COVID-19, while staying committed to providing limited essential services to children, families and school districts in Calaveras County to the extent possible.  In an effort to do our part CCOE office will be closed to the general public and operate with limited essential staff effective Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this shift in doing business. For more information about essential public services that will remain open visit https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/

 

Visitors and Staffing

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, CCOE will be closed to the general public, but open for limited business, as needed. Entrance doors will be locked and ALL visitors will require an appointment. Staff will be available during business hours via phone and email and will maintain CCOE’s essential services (including check processing) in order to be as responsive as we can to staff, districts, students and parents. If you have any questions regarding new visitor protocols or need more information, please call (209) 736-4662.

 

CCOE Events, Trainings, Meetings and Conferences

Many events, meetings, and conferences have been canceled, and no scheduling will take place until further notice.  Individual meetings planned with CCOE staff members currently scheduled will use appropriate standards of social distancing or shift to video or phone conference or be rescheduled when circumstances improve.

 

Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - Health Officer Update June 23, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - Health Officer Update June 16, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - Health Officer Update June 9, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - Health Officer Update May 26, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - Health Officer Update May 19, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - Health Officer Update May 12, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - Health Officer Update May 8, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - COVID-19 Update May 5, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita - COVID-19 Update April 28, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Manager Chris Edgerly with Superintendent Scott Nanik April 23, 2020
 
Calaveras County Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita March 26, 2020
 
Calaveras County Superintendent of Schools Scott Nanik March 25, 2020 (School Closure Extension)
 
Economic & Community Development Director Kathy Gallino and CEO of Calaveras Chamber of Commerce Morgan Gace March 25, 2020
 
Executive Director of Area 12 Agency on Aging Kristin Millhoff
 
Calaveras County Animal Services Manager Evan Jacobs March 23, 2020
 
OES Director for Calaveras County John Osbourn and Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio March 20, 2020
 
Calaveras County Public Health Department, Dr. Kelaita March 19, 2020
 
Calaveras County Superintendent of Schools Scott Nanik March 18, 2020
Pandemic EBT
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.


Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be available beginning May 22, 2020 at ca.p-ebt.org.

 
 
 
P-EBT Info
 
 
 
 
Summer lunch program flyer
 
 
Links to Calaveras County School Districts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Updated: 4/27/2020 - Calaveras County Public Health

 

What is novel coronavirus? 

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new that has not been seen before. There is no current vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

 

How COVID-19 spreads 

The virus is mainly spread person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets made when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or inhaled into the lungs.
  • COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

 

What are the symptoms? 

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms. These symptoms range from mild to severe. They may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms can include: 

  • Fever                                                 
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain
  • New loss of taste or smell

 

When to seek medical attention

If you have any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19 seek help immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Bluish lips or face
  • New confusion
 
How severe is novel coronavirus?

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms - from mild to severe that requires hospitalization. Some people are at higher risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19 illness.

 

People who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19

Based on what we know, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19:

  • People 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, especially if not well taken care of, including:
    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • People with serious heart conditions
    • People with health conditions that lower the body's ability to fight germs and sickness, including:
      • Smoking
      • Bone marrow or organ transplants
      • HIV/AIDS
      • Prolonged use of corticosteroids
      • Cancer treatment
    • People with severe obesity - a measure of body fat or body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
    • People with diabetes
    • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
    • People with liver disease
 

How can I prevent from getting COVID-19? 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus by:

  • Avoiding close contact
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Stay home as much as possible
    • Put physical distance, of at least 6 feet, between yourself and other people
      • Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus
      • Keeping physical distance protects people who are at higher risk for getting very sick

  • Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others
    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick
    • The Cloth face covering is to protect other people in case you are infected
    • Continue to stay about 6 feet away from people. It is not a substitute for physical distancing

  • Wash your hands often
    • 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 at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

  • Cover coughs and sneezes
    • If you are in a private setting and do not have a cloth face covering, be sure to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
    • Throw used tissues in the trash
    • Wash your hands right away with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer

  • Cleaning and disinfecting
    • Clean surfaces that are touched often, like toys, light switches, doorknobs, faucets, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, and sinks
    • Use a cleaning product with the word 'disinfectant'
    • Contact Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 right away if you suspect a poisoning

 

How is the novel coronavirus treated? 

Currently, there is no vaccine available to prevent COVID-19.  There are no medications approved for coronavirus.  Most people with mild coronavirus illness will recover on their own.  However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization. People who may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider right away. 

 

For more information or if you have questions, call Calaveras Public Health at (209) 754-6460 or visit https://publichealth.calaverasgov.us/Novel-Coronavirus

People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and have symptoms should call their healthcare provider 

Education on COVID-19