COVID-19 Updates April 7, 2021

COVID-19 (April 7, 2021)
Posted on 03/23/2021

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 in the San Joaquin County, please visit www.sjcphs.org.  The City of Ripon has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation. 

On Friday, August 28, 2020, Governor Newsom announced a new plan for reopening. Counties are given a designation related to the risk of activity or business: Purple, Red, Orange, or Yellow. The color determines how businesses can operate in each county. Information, including the types of businesses and activities allowed in each county, is available on the State's website.


Current Tier for San Joaquin County - RED

Effective November 17, 2020 San Joaquin County is in the RED Tier, which indicates "substantial". Some non-essential indoor business operations are closed. Counties can move backward by failing to meet the criteria for two consecutive weeks, or if state officials see a rapid rise in hospitalizations. 


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The State of California is in the process of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to everyone who wants to be vaccinated through local public health departments.  For information on the phases that are currently being vaccinated in San Joaquin County and how to schedule an appointment (please note that scheduling information is currently not available, but planned to be added), please use the links below:

San Joaquin County Department of Public Health:
http://www.sjcphs.org/covid19/COVID19_Vaccine.aspx

San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services:
http://www.sjready.org/events/covid19/

For additional information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the following websites:

State of California: 
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/COVID-19Vaccine.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html


Reopening Guidelines

Businesses and Activities 

For specific guidance for businesses and activities, please refer to the State of California website and enter "San Joaquin" in the County search field.

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops may provide indoor services (August 31, 2020)
  • Retail Shopping Centers may open with restrictions (August 31, 2020)

Before Reopening Requirements
  

Requirements for cleaning and physical distancing are applicable to all operations. Before reopening, each business and all facilities should:

  1. Review the guidance for your workplace;
  2. Prepare a plan based on the guidance;
  3. Put the plan into action; and
  4. Post an industry-specific checklist to show customers and employees the actions taken to reduce the risk, including, but not limited to:
  • Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan.
  • Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have symptoms.
  • Implement individual control measures and screenings.
  • Implement disinfecting protocols.
  • Implement physical distancing guidance.

Outdoor Activities
 

San Joaquin County has also authorized reopening certain outdoor recreational activities: boat ramps; disc golf (no using nets); fishing; gun ranges; hunting clubs/archery; marinas; and parks.


Controlling the Spread of COVID-19 
 

To slow the spread of the virus, everyone must:

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Physically distance - at least 6 feet from others who are not members of your household; and
  • Wash your hands

San Joaquin County COVID-19 Data

The number of cases of COVID-19 is reported by San Joaquin County Public Health Services. County-wide information is updated daily. Data is available using the Dashboard available on the San Joaquin County Public Health website:


COVID-19 Testing

Click Here for a link to COVID-19 Testing Sites in San Joaquin County


Ext
ernal Links

San Joaquin County Public Health Services - facebook.com/sjcphs

San Joaquin County Public Health Services - twitter.com/sjcphs

City of Ripon Police Department Facebook –facebook.com/riponpd

San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services – sjgov.org/department/oes/

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