COVID-19 Calaveras Visitors Bureau Information
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- Current California Health Updates: www.cdph.ca.gov/
- Calaveras County COVID-19 Information: https://covid19.calaverasgov.us/
- Calaveras COVID-19 Community Hotline: 1-209-754-2896
STATEMENT FROM SHERIFF RICK DIBASILIO
April 1, 2020
To all non essential visitors to Calaveras County. The purpose of this message is to notify you to stay home.
We implore all persons in and around Calaveras County who do not either reside here or provide essential services, to recognize the impact that the population increase due to visitation has on our community and health care system. Now is not the time to come to our community. If you are visiting for the day or short term, please respect our request to return to your primary place of residence. If we all do not practice STRICT social distancing and self-quarantine, we will suffer grave consequences. We cannot support recreation, visitation, close proximity, or non-essential public interaction right now. There is no other alternative and this must be accomplished now. If you want Calaveras County to remain the vacation getaway it has been in the past, we all must act to ensure a speedy recovery.
There is nowhere to recreate as all recreational areas have been shut down and closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Please stay at your primary residence, recreate in your backyard. If you do not, it will be a long time until we flatten the curve and slow or stop the spread of this virus. Once that happens, we will be able to go back to our normal lives.
Calaveras County’s demographics includes many senior citizens. Their risk is increased if they are exposed to COVID-19.
My staff is isolating themselves on their time off so that we may be here to serve those who need us. Recently we have had to respond to calls that were unnecessary due to visitors not following the advice given by CDC and our County Health Officer. You will be putting my staff, your public safety and their families in danger from unnecessary exposure.
Please, wash your hands, sanitize surfaces, avoid touching your face and please s tay home unless it is necessary.
Rick DiBasilio, Sheriff
STATEMENT FROM THE CVB
The Calaveras Visitors Bureau is asking visitors to respect our community and not visit us at this time. Our healthcare facilities lack the capacity to handle a widespread outbreak of COVID-19. Most public spaces are temporarily closed and services to the local community remain limited.
The CDC, WHO and the state of California government officials are recommending social distancing, and Calaveras County might seem like the perfect place for that, but the reality is that doing so right now risks lives. We ask all current Calaveras residents, be it in your home or cabin, to abide by the Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order as well as following the necessary health requirements set out by these organizations.
If we all work together during this public health crisis, we’ll all be able to enjoy all that Calaveras has to offer in a responsible and respectful way sooner rather than later.
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