Community Education

 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Shasta County Public Health would like to request your help in protecting our community.  While the immediate risk is low, they want to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19. They do not have documented community spread of Covid-19.  There is  one positive case of Covid-19 in Shasta County that was acquired while travelling outside of Shasta County.  They have been running tests in Shasta County Public Health lab and only have one positive test result.  Also, commercial labs are testing and Covid-19 is a reportable disease and as such, all positive cases are reported to Shasta County HHSA-Public Health

Most people infected (80% or more) do not get severely ill. Please do take precautions to protect older adults (over the age of 60 years old) and those with chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and/or lung disease who are at the most risk for developing severe illness. The California Department of Public Health has released several guidelines to inform our response to Covid-19.

  1. You can contact 211 if you have any questions/concerns or need assistance with implementing these guidelines.  
  2. You can stay up to date by visiting the following links:
    1. Local updates – Shasta Health and Human Services Agency www.shastahhsa.net
    2. State updates –  California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/
    3. International and national updates – Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
  3. You can help encourage people to protect themselves and those around them by taking simple safety measures. These flyers could be posted in public spaces, and/or shared within your organization/business/community.
    1. Stop Spreading Germs-English
    2. Stop Spreading  Germs-Spanish
    3. Take Care of Your Health & Protect Others by Doing the Following
    4. CDHP website for guidance on what actions to take.
    5. Encourage those who are sick to stay home. Only seek medical assistance if you need it, not to ask about testing. This can overwhelm our healthcare system. If you are sick enough to need medical care and are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) call ahead and let the doctor know so they can prepare.

Other Resources:

Groceries for Seniors and Medically Vulnerable:

  • VOAD COVID-19 Food Response: Provides food delivery to isolated seniors (ages 60+), people with disabilities, and those who are medically vulnerable within Shasta and Tehama County. Food items are non-specific, non-perishable, dry-good food items. No substitutions are available. Pet food is offered as available. Deliveries are scheduled for Monday through Friday, 9am-12noon. To request delivery, fill out the form at one of these links:
  • Mayers Memorial Hospital District: In Burney and Fall River Mills area, provides grocery shopping (you pay for groceries) and free delivery service for seniors (65+) and people with disabilities or those who are medically vulnerable (of any age). Also offering free pick-up of prescriptions. Call 530-336-6880. See flyer: Mayers Groceries to Go.
  • Grocery stores: Many grocery stores are offering seniors (and others who are medically vulnerable) shopping hours each week. Check with your favorite grocery store for information.

Salvation Army: https://redding.salvationarmy.org/redding/food-distribution

Other articles:

What to do if you’re at higher risk (older adults)

How to Prepare for Social Distancing 

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Clean and Disinfectant for with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease

Lunch & Learn: POSTPONED

              Currently Postponed due to the CORVID 19

ShiningCare’s Lunch & Learn is a monthly lunchtime lecture series open to the community who wish to learn more about the safety and care planning for aging life. Speakers from the community offer topics of interest while enjoying a light lunch. These events are open to the public, but an RSVP is necessary to attend.

With the collaboration of local agencies we are able to offer this series of workshops for free.  Donations are always appreciated-Click to support.

   

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