Public Health Updates

PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

CRIHB'S COVID-19 RESPONSE

CRIHB activated a COVID-19 Task Force on March 2, 2020, involving staff from the California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC) and the following CRIHB departments: Finance, Health Systems Development, Human Resources, Office of the Chief Executive, Operations, Research and Public Health, and Tribal Child Development.

CRIHB is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 infection, which is caused by the SARS CoV-2 virus. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath and more rarely, a severe respiratory illness requiring hospitalization. Please seek medical attention if you develop these symptoms, especially if you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with a COVID-19 infection. Please periodically check the CRIHB or the California Department of Public Health webpage to stay informed on the most current guidance. CRIHB is actively working with public health officials to keep our Tribal communities safe and informed.

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Over the past few months, CRIHB leadership has participated in a series of COVID-19 stakeholder meetings and planning sessions at the county, state, and national level. Below are some key highlights of information shared in these meetings:

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CRIHB Task Force representatives are participating on calls with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO), California Office of Emergency Preparedness (Cal-OES), Indian Health Service, Tribal Epidemiology Centers, National Indian Health Board, Clinicians Outreach, and Communication Activity (CDC).

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A rapid assessment conducted by the CRIHB COVID-19 Task Force with Tribal Communities in California identified the following needs:

CRIHB'S #StayHomeSaveLives AD CAMPAIGN

Click on the images below to view CRIHB's and CTEC's #StayHomeSaveLives ad campaign posters.

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CALIFORNIA TRIBAL EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER'S COVID-19 SITUATIONAL REPORTS

Click on the links below to read CTEC's daily COVID-19 Situational Reports.

ARCHIVED COVID-19 SITUATIONAL REPORTS

Click on the links below to read past issues of CTEC's COVID-19 Situational Reports.

TRIBAL RESOURCES

The state of California has expanded COVID-19 testing for adults. Are you considering going to a testing site and wondering what the process is like? One of CRIHB’s staff tried it out and takes you through the process!

For more information, contact:

Vanesscia Cresci
Research and Public Health Department Director

California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.

[email protected]

(916) 929-9761

Rosario Arreola Pro
Health Systems Development Department Director

California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.

[email protected]

(916) 929-9761