Published: June 1, 2020
Dear County Employees,
After nearly three months since the Public Health
Officer declared a local health emergency, the COVID-19 emergency continues to
be a very fluid situation. The County’s emergency response planning and
guidance is continually evolving based on key health indicators and new
information. I want to take a moment to thank you for your dedication and
commitment for keeping the County functioning while caring for family, friends,
and neighbors through these challenging times.
County Response Updates
As of today, 26,536 coronavirus tests have been
completed in the County. Of these, 564 cases have confirmed positive, of which
256 are active, 304 recovered, and four resulted in deaths. For detailed up to
date information, please visit the County’s
COVID-19 Case Data webpage.
Due to the high volume of COVID-19 cases, the
Department of Health Services is expanding the enhanced COVID-19 Contact
Tracing project by increasing its pool of contact
tracers. Contact tracing is a systematic process of interviewing
people who have been exposed to an individual who tests positive for
coronavirus and determining the need for quarantine to limit the spread of the
virus in our community. The County is seeking contact
tracers to assist with this critical endeavor, which is necessary to safely
reopen our community.
As with all local emergencies or disasters, you
may be asked to perform work outside the normal scope of your duties to help
support fulfill a number of disaster service worker (DSW) assignments. DSW
assignments are critical to carry out the emergency response mission.
Please stay in close contact with your supervisor and/or manager for more
information as assignments open.
County and Employee Resources
As we continue to contend with this relentless
virus, I encourage us all to do our best to try to reduce the risk of infection
and spread. Please continue to follow public
health safety and preventive measures to protect
yourselves, your family and our community from COVID-19.