Press Releases

  • March 13, 2020
    • Public Health Services

    COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus that has been spreading worldwide. Community-acquired cases have now been confirmed in California and as of March 12, 2020 there are three (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Joaquin County. Mass gatherings and large community events bring people from multiple communities into close contact with each other and have the potential to increase COVID-19 transmission. One method to slow the spread of respiratory virus infections, including COVID-19, is by increasing social distancing (reducing close contact).

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  • March 12, 2020
    • Public Health Services
    San Joaquin County Public Health Officials Announce Two New Confirmed Positive Cases Of COVID-19 And Declare A Public Health Emergency

    San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) confirmed today that two (2) additional county residents have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total to three (3). Contact tracing investigations have begun to identify possible exposures, monitor for symptoms and limit the spread of the illness. Public health officials are implementing crucial measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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  • March 10, 2020
    • Public Health Services

    San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) has received confirmation of the first positive test result for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a San Joaquin County resident. This individual was a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise ship; however, they were not on the cruise that is currently disembarking in Oakland. The individual became symptomatic and was hospitalized several days ago. No further details about this case will be shared due to patient privacy.

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  • August 29, 2019
    • Environmental Health
    • Public Health Services

    This is a reminder that typical Labor Day weekend activities on or near the waterways can bring humans and animals into contact with blue-green algae. Warm temperatures can create the right conditions for blue-green algae to rapidly build-up or bloom on the surface of reservoirs, rivers, creeks, lagoons, lakes and ponds.

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