Symptoms Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
When to Seek Medical Attention If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Older Adults / Medical Conditions Groups at higher risk
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Prepare Your Family- Checklist to Prepare Find Local Information
Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
- Follow Official Sources for Accurate Information!
- Help control the spread of rumors. Visit FEMA’s rumor control pageexternal icon. [LINK]
- Beware of fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit Office of Inspector General’s COVID-19 fraud alert pageexternal icon. [LINK]
Know the Signs & Symptoms Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
- Limit movement in the community
- Limit visitors
Protect Yourself & Family Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
Create a Household Plan Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
- Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible.
- Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
- Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
Stay Informed About Emergency Plans - Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.
California is responding to the spread of a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19). While investigations to learn more about the virus are ongoing, workers and employers should review their health and safety procedures to help prevent exposure to the virus. The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of our online options. [LINK]
For the latest Unemployment Insurance claim data available, visit the Newsroom. [LINK]
Latest News for Workers Seeking Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- For faster processing, read How to Set Up a UI Online Account (DE 2338H) (PDF) [LINK] to help you apply for benefits.
- For help completing the application, call your local America’s Job Center of California(sm) [LINK] to schedule a phone appointment with an EDD representative.
- It takes at least three weeks to process a claim for unemployment benefits and issue payment to most eligible workers. We appreciate your patience.
Sick or Quarantined
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. [LINK] DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.
Telehealth and virtual appointments are acceptable for a physical examination, but medical certifications are still required. The Governor’s Executive Order [LINK] waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website. [LINK]
Latest News for Employers
- If you had to close your business to prevent or manage the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom’s executive order temporarily suspends the 60-day notice requirement [LINK] for employers who give written notice to employees and meet other requirements.
- If your business is directly affected by COVID-19, you can request up to a 60-day extension to file your state payroll reports and deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. Include the impact of COVID-19 in your written request for the extension. Your request must be received within 60 days from the original past-due date of the payment or return.
Disaster Loan Assistance (SBA)
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters COVID-19 ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN APPLICATION [LINK]
Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply.[LINK]
- SBA Express Bridge Loans
Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. [LINK]
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Common Issues Small Businesses May Encounter:
– Capital Access
– Workforce Capacity
– Inventory and Supply Chain Shortfalls
– Facility Remediation/Clean-up Costs
– Insurance Coverage Issues
– Changing Market Demand
- SBA Products and Resources
SBA is here to assist small businesses with accessing federal resources and navigating their own preparedness plans as described by the CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers.
SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor and train small businesses. The SBA has 68 District Offices, as well as support provided by its Resource Partners, such as SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. When faced with a business need, use the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory to locate the office nearest you. Access to Capital SBA provides a number of loan resources for small businesses to utilize when operating their business. For more information on loans or how to connect with a lender [LINK]
How to get access to lending partners? SBA has developed Lender Match, a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders within 48 hours. [LINK]
- 7(a) program
- Express loan program
- Community Advantage loan pilot program
- 504 loan program
- Microloan program
- Government Contracting
SBA is focused on assisting with the continuity of operations for small business contracting programs and small businesses with federal contracts. For more information on federal contracting [LINK]
- Local Assistance
SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SBA has 68 District Offices, as well as support provided by its Resource Partners, such as SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. When faced with a business need, use the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory to locate the office nearest you. [LINK]
COVID19 Call Center - Butte County The center was set up to answer questions regarding the virus. The call center will be staffed between 8am and 5pm, seven days a week.
(530) 552-3050 | email@example.com -
Enloe Hospital. the north Entrance at Magnolia and West Sixth Avenue, will be closed. All patients and visitors will be pre-screened for respiratory symptoms before entering the building. Those with respiratory symptoms will be directed to the Emergency Center while all others will be directed to the Main Entrance.
Enloe’s visitation policy has changed temporarily to best ensure the safety of our patients, caregivers and community. These changes are based on recommendations from regulatory agencies.
CALL FOR PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Thank you for your interest in helping Enloe Medical Center as we respond to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Keeping our patients and caregivers safe is more important now than ever. While we have enough protective masks right now, we want to build a supply of reserves in case we need it.
Orchard Hospital is facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). During this crisis, we are pursuing different avenues to increase our supplies so that we can meet the critical need and to support our frontline staff and patients.
CALL FOR PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT We are asking the community for donations of new:
- N95 Masks
- Face Masks (with ties or elastic)
- Face Shields
- Protective Glasses/Goggles
- Body Protective wear (rain poncho’s coveralls, and bunny suits)
Items can be dropped off with our security guards at the hospital entrance during regular business hours, or please call Matt Washburn at (530 )846-9064 to schedule a drop off time.
During the Covid-19 situation, the Shasta/Tehama VOAD is coordinating a delivery system to get food to isolated seniors, those with disabilities, and the medically vulnerable within Shasta and Tehama County. If you need assistance completing this form please call 2-1-1 from any cell or landline in Shasta or Tehama County.
This temporary food service is being offered in response to those in our local community with no other food resupply options. This is the online form to submit a request for this food relief bag. This bag will contain a general non-specific collection of non-perishable, dry-good food items. No substitutions are available [LINK].
Vitalant - Bloodsource - Chico Call for hours and appointments 866-822-5663
Chico, Redding and Yuba City areas Donating Blood is an essential activity, and is not limited by any shelter in place rules. If you're home and looking for a great way to help others...this is it. We're extending hours at many centers so call us to check hours and available appointments! 866-822-5663
Call ahead! Make an appointment! Save a life!
For a list of blood donation events in your city /pages/bloodsource
American Cancer Society (ACS) ACS had to postpone or cancel thousands of fundraising events critical to protecting the people we serve. Overnight, our single greatest source of revenue vanished. Please make an EMERGENCY gift right now to support cancer patients. We’ve never needed you more. Help us raise $1,000,000 online by April 8. [DONATE LINK]
If your driver's license has expired, the DMV has allowed customers to delay renewals for expired licenses and registrations.
California is in a State of Emergency. DMV continues to provide essential services to Californians by mail, through available online services, kiosks, virtually and other means to continue processing critical transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Field offices are temporarily closed to the public statewide beginning March 27. All appointments at this time have been canceled and no appointments are currently available. Please continue to check the DMV website for updates.
California Highway Patrol - Willows The Governor has not asked law enforcement to enforce the statewide stay at home order. The CHP will continue to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the public.
Butte County Sheriff's Office Visiting programs and general access to the Butte County Jail will be modified in order to mitigate the effects of the virus to the community and to the inmate population. (530) 538-7321
Chico Police Department Chico Police say along with closing their front counter and lobby areas to the public, the department is preparing staffing contingency plans and they will be activating their internal Command System.
Please call for non-emergency calls (530) 897-4900 and to utilize the police department's online reporting system, accessible through the department's website.
Oroville Police Department Non-emergency (530) 538-2448
Effective today, March 26, 2020, our lobby will be open from 8:00am to 11:00am Monday - Friday. During these times our staff will still conduct vehicle and property releases as well as release necessary reports to victims. https://www.facebook.com/orovillepolicedepartment/
CARD opens Child Care Services for Essential Work Force The CARD office is currently closed. The Chico Area Recreation and Parks District (CARD) is opening a program to provide childcare options for children of critical workers who do not have access to typical care because of COVID-19 closures.
Child care will be offered to those who work in sectors listed in the Essential Critical Infrastructure, outlined by the State of California [LINK].
Care will be provided to children of critical workers, ages kindergarten through fifth grade. Childcare will be available from 6:30 AM through 7:30 PM Monday through Friday, held at the Pleasant Valley Recreation Center at 2320 North Avenue, Chico, CA 95926.
Parents in need of childcare can get more information and register children on CARD’s Essential Services Child Care Website at https://chicorec.com/Essential https://www.chicorec.com/essential-services-child-care
CDC Guidlines In accordance with CDC preventative guidelines, practice the following:
YOUTH CHILDCARE ACTIVITIES
- Youth will be organized in small groups and activities are carefully planned with a consideration for social distancing.
- Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizers for staff and children.
- Parents/Guardians will be dropping off and picking up at the entrance and not allowed to access the program space.
- Ongoing cleaning scheduled during the day.
California Department of Education
Every School District will make their own decision to open. Late August or early September. Wait for health officers give a signal that it is okay to return to campuses."
Tony Thurmon, California Superintendent of Public Instruction 051220
IMPORTANT UPDATE California Schools will be closed to in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The balance of the year will be distance learing, or remote-instruction. Reopening will be at the local school district level.
Chico Unified School District All staff will return to work on May 1 with students returning on Monday, May 4. With the Coronavirus pandemic and precautions being urged by local and federal health officials, in-person classes for Chico Unified were cancelled for an additional week. Distance Learning begins March 30th. Teachers will be holding virtual office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-12:30pm
Schools will remain closed until April 20. Paradise Unified School District Schools will be providing alternative learning until May 1, 2020.PUSD will continue to have distance learning and your students' teachers will continue to communicate with you. We will also continue to provide food services and you can find additional information on the web site.
CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. Reopening will be at the local school level. Oroville High School, Las Plumas High School, CDS, Prospect, and Oroville Adult School (including the Chico Center) will be CLOSED from March 16th-May 1st. 530-538-2300
All schools closed for March 17 through April 17. School sites are staffed from 9am-1pm daily. Distance Learning fully operational April 13th. Staff have been checking in with each family about needs and a limited number of Chromebooks are be available for checkout. by April 13th. (530) 846-4721
Summer and Fall 2020 priority registration begins March 30 and continuing student registration begins March 31. Check your registration date and time in your MyBC account. If you have questions or need assistance please visit the Admissions and Records website or call (530) 895-2511 during normal business hours.
Student Resources WellCat Health Center,
Open Mon–Fri, 9:30am–11:30am for walk-ins and afternoons by appointment only
As usual, for after-hours care, use Enloe Medical Center(opens in new window) or Enloe Prompt Care Clinics (opens in new window).
If you are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms, call ahead before visiting any medical center so they can be prepared to receive you. You can also contact the Butte County Public Health Department at 530-552-4000 for guidance.
Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry
Open Mon–Fri, 11am–2pm (or by appointment)
The pantry will prepare to-go bags with food or with hygiene products for the students to pick up at the entrance of the pantry. Students will be allowed to take more than one bag as long as food inventory can accommodate and can email regarding more specific dietary needs. https://www.csuchico.edu/coronavirus/students.shtml
Chico Animal Shelter Most services now will be provided on an appointment-only basis. you can make appointments for adoptions, lost pets, dog licensing, and other services by visiting their website or you can call the Animal Shelter at (530) 894-5630.
NVADG volunteers have frequently done Shelter in Place for animals during disasters. It’s odd to do Shelter in Place now for ourselves! Although our current training classes are suspended, we have hundreds of trained volunteers who are prepared to help with emergency animal care if activated. [DONATE HERE]
Chico Restaurants Status List The Chico Chamber of Commerce has a list on its website of the status of their Member Restaurants & Bars. The list shows which restaurants are open for delivery & takeout and which ones have temporarily closed. The list is said to be updated daily. https://www.chicochamber.com/business-resources.html
The Butte Strong Fund - North Valley Community Foundation The aim of these grants is to help with the distribution of food, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and other vital items.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Response Fund for Local Nonprofits and Agencies To help local nonprofit organizations and government agencies on the front lines prepare, rapidly respond to and deploy resources for coronavirus response in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties.
Logan Todd | firstname.lastname@example.org | (530) 891-1150 ext. 270
For more information on the Coronavirus Rapid Response Fund you can visit [LINK]
City of Chico Offices the city of Chico will close ALL its facilities to the public for the forseeable future. Entrance will be allowed by APPOINTMENT ONLY to City Hall, the Police Department and the Public Works office. According to a city of Chico press release this is due of Corona Virus concerns. City officials stresses commerce will continue, but closure will hopefully keep the public safe and mitigate the spread of the virus.
For a list of city department phone numbers to make an appoint you can visit: https://www.chico.ca.gov