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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Coronavirus

California has moved to a four tiered system to determine which  businesses can open, and what restrictions will be placed on those businesses.  Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted COVID-19 case rate.

►Find the Tier Status of Your County

►Understand Which Activities and Businesses Can Open in the Four Tiers


Health Officer Order - August 28, 2020

Governor's Order - July 13, 2020

►Industry Guidance - Reopen Your Business or Facility Safely

►Bar Closure Guidance from CDPH (California Department of Public Health) 

►For Body Art Updates click here

What To Do If You Have A Positive COVID-19 Case At Your Food Facility

Coronavirus

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). This occurs through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes with the potential of fomite transfer. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, on surfaces, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Every person has a role to play.

  • If you feel sick, stay home.  Do not go to work.  Contact your medical provider.
  • If your children are sick, keep them at home.  Contact your medical provider.
  • If you are an older person or have a serious underlying health condition (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people. 
  • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible. 
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.

Riverside County Environmental Health is committed to providing guidance to the public and businesses we serve.  Continue to visit this page for additional information that will be posted here as it becomes available.  

FAQ COVID 19 Information

Current Emergency Public Health Orders supersede all prior Environmental Health guidance

News and Events

State Announces Riverside County Moved Back To Purple Tier, Businesses To Adjust Within 72 Hours 20 October 2020

State Announces Riverside County Moved Back To Purple Tier, Businesses To Adjust Within 72 Hours

Local officials remind residents to get tested and wear masks to slow the spread

California Has Moved To A 4-Tiered System To Determine Which Businesses Can Open, And What Restrictions Will Be Placed On Those Businesses 3 September 2020

California Has Moved To A 4-Tiered System To Determine Which Businesses Can Open, And What Restrictions Will Be Placed On Those Businesses

Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted COVID-19 case rate.

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is easily transmissible by droplet contamination. It is likely to be transmissible in foods, drinks, and from most surfaces. These preventive guidelines can be applied to all levels of food facilities, from temporary to mobile to fixed. Fortunately, the virus is easy to destroy. The California Retail Food Code (CRFC) regarding cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and utensils, as well as employee health and hygiene, are effective measures against the spread of COVID-19. Unlike bacteria and fungi, viruses are not alive and can persist on surfaces or in food products for up to a few hours. Once in a human host they quickly multiply and cause illness or disease.

The outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19, has led to strict requirements for businesses in California. Many businesses have been restricted or decided to close; however, facilities vital to food distribution are critical to communities and can make changes to stay open*. These changes are being enacted to decrease the spread of COVID-19 while also providing the necessary food for our communities. Read these guidelines for detailed information.

 

 

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