Solano Public Health is working closely with local health care providers, Bay Area health departments, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to closely monitor the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19),
which originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China
as well as several cases in other countries, including the United States.
On February 1, 2020, Travis Air Force Base was selected as one of four bases to assist the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the CDC in housing individuals who traveled overseas and may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. DHHS and CDC at the lead agencies and will be in primary contact with the individuals. Travis Air Force Base will provide housing support and assistance to HHS. HHS, as lead agency, will be responsible for care, transportation and security. Solano Public Health is coordinating with the CDC and DHHS command center and is ready to assist, as needed. The CDC and DHHS will take all necessary steps to ensure that the individuals in quarantine will not pose any risk to any of the Travis Air Force Base staff, their families, or to residents living in Solano County. Solano Public Health would like to reassure the community that the risk to Solano County residents remains low at this time.
There are several confirmed cases in the United States,
including four in the Bay Area. At this time, there are no confirmed cases
of the novel coronavirus reported in Solano County. While this is considered a serious public health threat, the risk to Solano County residents and the general public is low at this time.
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and Solano Public Health will provide updated information as it becomes available.Health Alert for Travelers Coming from China
If you have recently been to China (including any layovers) within the last 14 days after arrival, or had close contact with a person known to have the novel coronavirus illness, and
you develop a fever or lower respiratory symptoms (coughing or shortness of breath), first call your health care provider
. Let the provider know about your travel history or that you were in close contact with someone who was ill with the 2019-nCoV illness before visiting the doctor's office or emergency room.Information for the Public
Fact Sheet: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)Press Release: County Public Health closely monitors novel coronavirusFAQs: What You Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus (CDC)
Information for Providers
Provider Health AlertsAdditional Resources
For the latest updates, visit the CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus website
Johns Hopkins University has created a GIS map of confirmed cases
occurring globally (note there may be a slight lag time).