COVID-19 ADVISORY & UPDATE (6.15.20)

RRH would like to thank the community for their continued efforts during the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic. Your actions have helped keep you, your loved ones and the rest of our community relatively safe.

We must however remind you that the COVID-19 crisis is not yet over. We have seen a recent increase in hospitalizations across Kern County, including our first cases here at RRH, and we are likely to continue moving in and out of compliance with the state’s criteria and metrics as we move further into reopening. As of today, the county is back in compliance and has been taken off of the watch list it had been placed on towards the end of last week, but this can change at any time if we begin to see a significant increase in numbers. Our Department of Public Health continues to monitor the situation closely, as do we, for any trending and problem areas

We continue to encourage everyone to remain diligent in following state, county and local safety guidelines. There is still a large effort needed on everyone’s part to help “flatten the curve” and protect our county’s hospital and ICU capacity, so that we can maintain our ability to serve those in our communities who require hospital care.

Kern County Public Health Services Department continues to recommend the following protective measures:

  • If you go out for essential activities or to shop for necessities, remember to maintain at least 6 feet distance from individuals who do not live in your household.
  • Wash hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow label instructions for proper disinfection.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue or your elbow.
  • Stay away from large gatherings and crowds both in public and in private.
  • If you are sick, stay home from work and away from other people. If you choose to use cloth face covering when going out for essential activities, remember that you must still practice social distancing and frequent hand washing.

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