July 2020
Improving Health & Quality of Life
for all People of the Pajaro Valley
Dear Friends & Colleagues,

You would be forgiven for losing a little heart these days. The damage and distress COVID-19 inflicts on our collective health and well-being is alarming. C OVID-19 cases are surging in California....

If your caller ID says "COVID CA" from a 916 area code, or from a local 454 number, answer the call. This a public health worker alerting you to possible exposure to COVID-19. The call is confidential and private. 

Find a COVID-19 Testing Site Near You

Sign up for local emergency alerts

Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Dashboard
Opportunities & Virtual Events
Summer Health & Fitness Challenge!

Don't Kill Grandma: A Young Person's Guide to Keeping Your Friends and Family Safe During COVID-19

Tips & Support
California Resilience Roadmap

The state is  issuing guidance   to help these workplaces reopen safely.

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 - HERE

Potential Employee Exposure to Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus , the family of viruses that also includes the common cold and other serious respiratory ailments like SARS and MERS. Like the common cold, COVID-19 is very contagious. It is particularly threatening to older people and those with certain health conditions like diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders.

It will take a COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Here’s what you can do; please follow the links for additional detail:

  • Listen to the experts – Follow the instructions of your trusted doctor and the national, state and county health departments.  OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE AND CAN PUT YOU AT RISK.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for 20 seconds or longer. DO THIS ONCE AN HOUR IF POSSIBLE.   
  • Disinfect surfaces using bleach or alcohol.
  • PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING: Avoid large gatherings and work from home if possible; keep 6 feet distance between you and others to avoid being reached by a cough or sneeze or from someone accidentally spitting when they speak.  
  • Do not shake hands, hug or kiss --- not even your grandma. Elderly individuals are particularly vulnerable.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with your arm.

It can take up to 14 days for COVID-19 symptoms to show up. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  •  Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other cold symptoms
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, CALL your doctor for instructions to prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust| 831.761.5639| info@pvhealthtrust.org| pvhealthtrust.org