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EOC Daily Update 4-07-20

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The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff continue to actively support and coordinate COVID-19 response with the Public Health Department Operations Center (DOC).

Since April 1, 2020 six COVID-19 contact investigations were launched involving Amador residents who were in close contact with lab-confirmed positive cases. Those 6 positive cases do not live in Amador County but reside in other counties. Anyone exhibiting symptoms are being isolated and monitored. Because these cases do not live in Amador County they are not included in the total case count for Amador.

Total lab-confirmed positive cases in Amador = 3 count.
Hospitalized COVID-19 cases to date = 2 count.
No COVID-19 related deaths in Amador to date.

Current information on COVID-19 may be found at: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19

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FAQs to Stay at Home Order

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Please click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Stay at Home Order.

EOC Daily Update 4-06-20

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The Amador County Health Officer issued a COVID-19 update today: https://bit.ly/2XbfmqJ

The Public Health Department Operations Center (DOC) instituted a program for clinicians to report local fever and respiratory illness symptom activity to track those who have symptoms but do not meet the criteria for hospitalization. This program is under the umbrella of the Health Officer Order Regarding Febrile Illness Surveillance in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

This order may be read in full here: https://bit.ly/2V5VR06

Last Friday, the Stay-atHome Order issued by the Amador County Health Officer was extended to April 30, 2020.

The order may be read in full here: https://bit.ly/2wfHQoc

The Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Stay-at-Home Order document was also updated last Friday.

Frequently Asked Questions: https://bit.ly/3aOJLil

Total lab-confirmed positive cases in Amador = 3 count.
Hospitalized COVID-19 cases to date = 2 count.
Two of the three confirmed cases have completely recovered and have been released from isolation.
No COVID-19 related deaths in Amador to date.



Current information on COVID-19 may be found at: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19

EOC Daily Update 4-03-20

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The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Public Health Department Operations Center (DOC) are collaborating with multiple sectors of the community to increase local COVID-19 preparedness and response. This includes community partners who are actively participating in contact investigations and illness surveillance.

The Stay-at-Home Order issued by the Amador County Health Officer was extended to April 30, 2020. The order may be read in full here: https://bit.ly/2wfHQoc Frequently Asked Questions: https://bit.ly/2V2JstA

Today, one additional case contact investigation was conducted on a positive COVID-19 case who is employed within the county but does not reside in Amador. This positive case will not be reflected in Amador’s total positive case count.

Media interview with Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer: https://bit.ly/39KiX1w

Total positive cases in Amador is 3 count.

No COVID-19 related deaths in Amador to date. Current information on COVID-19 may be found at: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19

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Extended Stay at Home Order 4-03-20

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ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF AMADOR DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO REMAIN AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES, AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES; DIRECTING ALL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO CEASE NON-ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTY; PROHIBITING ALL NON-ESSENTIAL GATHERINGS OF ANY NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS; AND ORDERING CESSATION OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

DATE OF ORDER: APRIL 3, 2020

Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code § 120295, et seq.)

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EOC Daily Update 4-02-20

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The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Public Health Department Operations Center (DOC) are working jointly to increase resources and provide a coordinated response with local health care system partners.

Yesterday, one additional positive COVID-19 case was confirmed in an elderly resident. This individual is currently isolated at home and recovering. Total positive cases in Amador is 3 count. Two of those cases are now recovered and released from isolation. No COVID-19 related deaths in Amador to date.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a smartphone app that guides citizens through a series of questions to assist in determining if they should seek care, how to closely monitor symptoms, recommendations on testing, and when to contact a medical provider. More information on the app may be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0327-statement-covid-19-apple-app.html Everyone has a role to play as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Current information on COVID-19 may be found at: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19

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EOC Update 4-01-20

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The Amador County Public Health Department confirms an additional positive case of COVID19 in an elderly Amador County resident. This new diagnosis is travel-associated and is not linked to community transmission.

The individual is currently isolated at home and recovering. All household members and close contacts of this new case have been contacted, evaluated and provided further instructions.

No further information on this case will be released to protect patient privacy.

“We want our community to continue taking precautions and remember that you are safer at home” says Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer. “We are fortunate to have the support of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and are actively increasing resources to prepare for community spread of this virus and provide a coordinated response with our local health care system partners.”

The Stay at Home Order was issued by the Amador Health Officer on March 20, 2020.

The best way for all community members to reduce their risk of getting sick:

  • Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds, or using alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you are sick and call ahead before seeking medical care.
  • Regularly clean high-touch surfaces.
  • When you have to go out for essential items practice social distancing, maintain 6 foot distance, minimize your time out and wash your hands as soon as possible afterward.

The most current information on COVID-19 may be found on the Amador County website www.amadorgov.org

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EOC Daily Update 3-31-20

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COVID-19 AMADOR INCIDENT – EOC DAILY UPDATE

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff continue to actively support and coordinate COVID-19 response with the Public Health Department Operations Center.

Two contact investigations were initiated today related to two positive COVID-19 cases who do not reside in Amador, but are employed in the county. Within each contact investigation all persons who were in close contact with each case are contacted, evaluated, and given further instructions.

As of today, 130 negative and 2 positive test results have been reported.

Total positive cases for Amador County (residents) remains at 2 count.

Current information on COVID-19 may be found at: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19

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ACPH COVID-19 Press Release 3-31-20

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Amador County Public Health Reports Contact Investigations

Amador County, CA – The Amador County Public Health Department confirms that contact investigations are underway related to two positive cases of COVID-19. These individuals are employed in Amador but do not reside within the county. During contact investigations all persons who were in close contact with a confirmed case are contacted, evaluated, and given further instructions.

“These newly confirmed cases are an indication of the increasing circulation of the novel coronavirus in California, as expected, given the patterns in our state and region” says Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer. “Our community should remain calm while remembering to take all appropriate steps for heightened precautions. Today’s new information reinforces the need for everyone to follow the Stay at Home Order and practice social distancing measures. They are intended to reduce the spread of the virus and protect community health.”

The new confirmed cases, who reside outside of the county, will not be included in the Amador case count.

The best ways to stay healthy and reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses including COVID-19:

  • Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds, or using alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you are sick and call ahead before seeking medical care.
  • Regularly clean high-touch surfaces.
  • When you have to go out for essential items practice social distancing, maintain 6 foot distance, minimize your time out and wash your hands as soon as possible afterward.

The most current information on COVID-19 may be found on the Amador County website www.amadorgov.org.

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Health Office Order - No Short Term Rentals

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Order of the Health Officer of The County Of Amador clarifying the Governor's March 19th, 2020 and the Health Officer's March 20th, 2020 'Stay At Home' Orders as they pertain to the use of Lodging Facilities in Amador County in response to COVID-19 Outbreak.

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EOC Daily Message - COVID-19

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The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is collaborating with Amador County Public Health Department Operations Center (DOC) on COVID-19 response by centralizing communication and funneling resource requests and allocation. EOC staff are actively answering questions from local businesses and community agencies. Public Health Medical Health Operational Area Coordination staff are imbedded into EOC operations to manage resource requests.

At this time, currently 55 of the 58 counties in California have activated their Emergency Operations Center to address the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 testing is being done in Amador County for those with compatible symptoms including contact investigation of people exposed to positive cases. Currently there is no COVID-19 surveillance testing in Amador County. Public Health continues to monitor test results as they arrive. We are not notified about all pending tests, particularly those tests that were collected by providers outside of Amador County.

Total positive cases in Amador County remain at 2. The one non-travel associated case who tested positive is now fully recovered and is no longer in isolation.

Current information on COVID-19 may be found at: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19

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EOC Daily Message

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The Emergency Operations Center in collaboration with Amador County Public Health Department Operations Center continues to monitor COVID-19. Amador case count remains at 2. Over 100 tests have been collected in Amador County.

Current information on COVID-19 may be found at:

Amador County OES EOC Press Release

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On March 24, 2020, the Amador County Office of Emergency Services activated its Emergency Operations Center to support the Amador County Public Health Department Operations Center for the local response to COVID-19. It is imperative that Amador County stay ahead of the curve in regards to the health impacts to the community. The Emergency Operations Center will be coordinating efforts with state and local partners as we manage this incident.
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Public Health Press Release

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Please click here to read the Public Health Press Release

COVID-19 Stay at Home Order

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Please click here to read the COVD-19 Stay at Home Order

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

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Please click here to read the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration document.

Public Health COVID-19 Order

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Please click here to read the Public Health COVID-19 Order document.

Coroner’s Investigation Update – Philip Haney

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Date:  February 24, 2020
Type of Incident: Coroner’s Investigation Update – Philip Haney

On February 22, 2020 the Amador County Sheriff’s Office released initial details regarding Philip Haney being found deceased in our jurisdiction. Mr. Haney was located in a park and ride open area immediately adjacent to State Highway 16 near State Highway 124. Highway 16 is a busy state highway and used as a main travel route to and from Sacramento. The location is less than 3 miles from where he was living.

Currently we have scheduled a forensic autopsy to be performed by forensic pathologists from the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. Additionally we have reached out to our law enforcement partners in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist in analyzing documents, phone records and a lap top that were recovered from the scene and Mr. Haney’s RV. We are currently in possession of his vehicle, the firearm located at the scene, and his RV and we will be requesting evidence processing assistance from the FBI on those items as well.

Our investigators conducted a neighborhood canvas and interviewed his RV park neighbors on the day of the incident along with checking key areas for any video surveillance that may exist from that time. The investigators are continuing to follow-up with the overwhelming number of persons who are calling our office from throughout the United States asking for detailed information on our investigation.

Unfortunately, there was misinformation immediately being put out that we have determined Mr. Haney’s death to be a suicide. This is not the case. We are currently in the beginning phase of our investigation and any final determination as to the cause and manner of Mr. Haney’s death would be extremely premature and inappropriate. No determination will be made until all evidence is examined and analyzed.

This investigation is still active and will be ongoing. No further details will be provided at this time.

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Public Review for G19 OHV Grant

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Media Release

Date:  February 20, 2020
Type of Incident:  OHV Grant Submission
Details:  Request for Public Comment

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public comments on their proposal for the 2020/2021 State of California Off-Highway Vehicle (OGV) grant program. According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 3 through April 4, 2020.

A two-step application process is required to allow public comment and feedback before final submittal. The preliminary application is due March 2nd. This will open a 30-day public review and comment period and will follow with final applications due on Monday May 4th. The State is using an internet-based “On-Line Grant Application” process as the means to apply for the State funding.

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office grant application is for law enforcement related activities. The preliminary application will be available online by visiting the California State OHV Grants and Cooperative Agreements program at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Hard copies may be requested by contacting Sgt. Mark Ham at 209-223-6785.

If awarded, the grant will allow the Amador County Sheriff’s Office to maintain a successful partnership with the United States Forest Service and continue to provide the public with outstanding OHV recreation opportunities.

Current State regulations require annual public participation in this fund allocation process. The agreements support OHV management activities in the national forest, including operations and maintenance, restoration, law enforcement, education and safety.

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Hiring Dispatchers

We are seeking highly motivated and hardworking individuals for the position of dispatcher. Under general supervision, this individual must be able to receive and dispatch radio and telephone communications; dispatch law enforcement, emergency medical, and other public safety personnel; to maintain field communications during incidents; to process warrants; to perform office support assignments; and to do related work as required. For full details and application visit www.amadorsheriff.org.

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Project Lifesaver Program

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Project Lifesaver International was established in 1999 to assist law enforcement in locating those who wander with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, such as Down syndrome and autism. The Sheriff’s Office uses specially trained Search & Rescue members using Project Lifesaver tracking equipment to locate missing Project Lifesaver clients. Join the program here.

Code Red

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Amador County Sheriff’s Office has implemented CodeRED, a high-speed emergency/community notification solution provided by Emergency Communications Network to help keep residents and businesses informed with important information that may immediately impact their safety. Learn more about this program here.

INTERNET AND WEBSITE SAFETY TIPS

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.

Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target:

Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords.
Do not use usernames or passwords that include your name, birthdate, important numbers, or where you live.
Keep your location safe. Never share where you live or where you are with anyone. It is important to keep the locations of others safe as well.
Do not share photos of you or your family members.
Do not use numbers that are personally identifiable such as your driver’s license number, wedding date, VIN numbers, locker combination, social security number, or any other type of number that can help predators identify you.

These preventions can be applied to all aspects of web use for communicating online, socializing, sharing images, gaming, purchasing products, identity theft, fraud, and others.

For Kids:
Never give out personal information such as where you live, your name, and your phone number when in a chat room.
Never send a picture of yourself without a parent’s permission.
Do not continue speaking with a person that has made you feel scared or uncomfortable. Tell a parent if this happens.
Without your parent's permission, don’t meet someone or have them visit you.
Do not trust anyone, they could be lying to you.
To be safe, keep the computer in a room used often by family members.
Speak out when you are being bullied. Telling an adult is not a sign of weakness. Tell a trusted adult if you are being bullied.