Orange County has opened up free Covid-19 testing to essential workers and persons who are asymptomatic but have had exposure and cannot receive a test from their doctor.
Last weekend County Health Officer Nichole Quick issued new guidelines for Orange County. 16 reasons were listed for understanding the need for increased safety measures citing a strong likelihood of a large and increasing number of cases of community transmission, a lack of a vaccine and CDC guidelines for Covid-19.
The World Health Organization halted drug trials using hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 patients on Monday May 25, due to safety concerns. Currently vaccine trials for Covid-19 in the United States are using hydroxychloroquine.
Free Covid-19 testing has become available to essential workers at state sites throughout Orange County. Essential workers without access to healthcare through their employer or medical insurance are eligible for free Covid-19 testing in Orange County.
The following press release was sent by California Governor Gavin Newsom, an outside organization. Experience FV does not edit press releases and we publish them to bring you direct information. Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge
California has pushed efforts in the last week to procure medical supplies, address at risk populations and set-up alternative care sites to take pressure off healthcare facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have touched on California's current reported numbers, ethnicity breakdowns, testing in the state, medical facilities, at risk populations, jobs, businesses and a list of current suspensions and moratoriums.
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital has added a Covid-19 assessment tool to its website. This tool will allow users to report symptoms or known contact via the web instead of having to call and bog down phone lines.
Thursday night Governor Newsom ordered the state of California to stay at home in an attempt to slow the spread of covid-19. The 'stay at home' order requires over 35 million residents to not leave their homes unless it is for an essential job, food shopping or to receive medical treatment and prescriptions.
Fountain Valley City Manager, Rob Houston tells Experience FV city services will continue to operate and serve residents during quarantine. On Tuesday, March 18 the City of Fountain Valley published a press release stating they have activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This action will establish communication with the city and the local EOC.