Reference Materials

Health Officer Directory 

The directory of Health Officers is maintained by our sister organization, California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO). Click here to view the current directory.
 

Frequently Asked Questions from Physicians

Our partners at the Calfiornia Medical Association have asked for assistance answering questions from physicians about medical practice during COVID-19. Please find your jurisdiction below.



Alameda County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?

Yes. As Alameda County continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers and facilities are encouraged to gradually resume full scope of services when possible and safe to do so, based on California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) guidance. For a list of Alameda County recommendations and resources, please see the most recent Alameda County Health Advisory for the Resumption of Non-Urgent Health Care Services.

A few considerations for the provision of preventative and non-urgent medical services include:

• Using telehealth as the default mechanism to provide patient care, whenever medically appropriate;
• Minimizing the number of caregivers, friends or family members that accompany patients to their in-person appointments;
• Having patients and families wait outside, when possible, until the provider is ready to see them;
• Maintaining social distancing whenever possible, even in the healthcare setting;
• Conducting rounds, staff meetings, and consults via conference calls or video conferencing as much as possible;
• Reconfiguring work spaces so that employees can sit or stand at least 6 feet apart at all times;
• Enforcing a requirement for universal masking in clinics and other healthcare facilities;
• Considering the temporary reassignment of high-risk healthcare workers to tasks and work settings that minimize their exposure to others (including working remotely)

Note: Evidence is mounting for the role of transmission from people who are asymptomatic, presymptomatic or minimally symptomatic. For this reason, screening visitors to a health clinic for fever or other COVID19 symptoms will not be sufficient to exclude potentially contagious individuals from the environment. Keeping people masked, practicing good hand hygiene, maintaining physical distance (though this can be difficult in an exam room), frequently cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces, and reducing time of in-person interaction are all means to reduce the risk of transmission, for example, in a well-child clinic.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?

Alameda County does not have a Health Order in place to limit elective surgical procedures, though a Health Advisory for the Resumption of Non-Urgent Health Care Services does exist. Surgeons and surgical facilities are encouraged to establish protocols to prioritize the scheduling of patient procedures, considering the clinical impacts of any treatment delays. Plastic surgeons are encouraged to schedule necessary reconstructive procedures, but to defer aesthetic and cosmetic procedures at this time.

For additional considerations and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health webpage for Resuming California’s Deferred and Preventive Health Care, which includes the Joint Statement Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic.

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?

Updates to the Health Officer Orders can be found at the Alameda County Health Officer Orders Webpage.

Additionally, the Alameda County Public Health Department sends out Health Alerts, Advisories, and Updates, which are posted on the Alameda County Health Alert Webpage. Healthcare providers who are interested in receiving notifications about these communications are encouraged to register for Health Alerts.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

Alameda County COVID-19 Dashboards are available for people to learn more about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, death rates and more. Please be advised that COVID-19 Dashboard 1 includes cases and case rates over time, by gender, age group, and city; COVID-19 Dashboard 2 includes deaths by race ethnicity, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, testing data, and cases and case rates by zip code.
Data for these dashboards are available for daily download at the Alameda County Open Data Hub, which also includes a user guide for the site.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

Yes. The Alameda County Public Health Department has formed a COVID-19 Testing Task Force to develop and implement a coordinated testing program to address disparities, ensure countywide access, and support the County’s COVID response. Please click here to see a list of known COVID-19 testing sites in Alameda County, as of June 2, 2020; click here to see a map of testing sites and other services being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic. The list of COVID-19 testing sites can also be accessed by clicking “COVID-19 Testing in Alameda County" from our Testing Guidance Webpage. For questions about the list or to initiate a testing partnership with Alameda County, please contact: covid19testing@acgov.org.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

In Alameda County, we are tracking PPE needs in our jurisdiction through various means to include resource requests and surveying of high-exposure entities such as acute care hospitals, long term care facilities and first responder agencies.

We are encouraging medical and health facilities of all types and sizes to engage with their normal vendors as well as seek out new vendors in order to meet their PPE needs. If a small practice is unable to procure PPE through other means, a reasonable and rational emergency supply of PPE can be requested utilizing the Resource Request Form for PPE and Medical Supplies Specific for COVID-19 located on the Alameda County EMS Agency's COVID-19 webpage.

 



Alpine County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?
Yes.


2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?
No.

a. If so, when does that order expire? Not Applicable 


3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
County COVID-19 web page: http://alpinecountyca.gov/Index.aspx?NID=516. Physicians may email the health officer at rjohnson@alpinecountyca.gov to be added to his mailing list.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the healthcare system?

There are no physicians other than the Health Officer in Alpine County. 

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
County COVID-19 web page: http://alpinecountyca.gov/Index.aspx?NID=516.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?
There are no healthcare provider practices in Alpine County (including dental) other than the Health Department Clinic.
 


Amador County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?
As Amador County progresses through stage two, physician offices are slowly resuming routine practice visits. 

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?
 The local Amador County Stay at Home Order expired last Friday, May 15, 2020. Amador County remains under the State Executive and State Health Officer Orders. 

a. If so, when does that order expire? Not Applicable 

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
All Public Health Orders pertaining to COVID-19 are posted on the County website at https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19. Additionally, there is a physicians email list serve group that is comprised of local clinicians. Any physician who is interested in being on this list can email publichealth@amadorgov.org to be added. 

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the healthcare system?
Current case counts, hospitalizations and tests collected are updated regularly and posted on the Amador County website: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19. Amador County has only one hospital in its jurisdiction. Updates to healthcare capacity are provided to medical staff on a real-time basis.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
Information for testing sites is posted on the Amador County website: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/public-health/covid-19/testing-sites

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?
Local polls with partners are done routinely. The process for ordering resources through the MHAOC has been sent out broadly through multiple email groups including the local Healthcare Coalition and Physicians group. Requests for resources or additional information on this process can be sent to hsandman@amadorgov.org 

 
 

Butte County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?  Yes. Due to delayed vaccinations, well child visits are encouraged.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures? No.

a. If so, when does that order expire? N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? County’s public health main page, http://www.buttecounty.net/publichealth/.

Is there an email list that practices can join?


4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system? Public Health News web page: http://www.buttecounty.net/ph/Home/News

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
County public health main page: http://www.buttecounty.net/publichealth/

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?  We track PPE through our SNF/LTC liaisons in public health. They maintain a spreadsheet. This is not public information.

 

Contra Costa County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?
Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?
No.
a. If so, when does that order expire? N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/health-services-updates

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
Public health main page, https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
Public health testing web page, https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/get-tested

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

PPE section of public health Indicators Dashboard page, https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/indicators-dashboard
 


Del Norte County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?  Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?   No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?   N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/departments/health-human-services/public-health/provider-resources/health-alerts. Register for email updates here.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/departments/health-human-services/public-health

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/departments/health-human-services/public-health/public-health-programs/communicable-diseases/novel-coronavirus/testing

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

Go to https://www.preparedelnorte.com/ and select the COVID 19 Business Support button.  Pretty much self explanatory from there, as PPE support is a listed item.
 

 

Fresno County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?      Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?      No.
a. If so, when does that order expire?    N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
Health order updates shown on Public Heath’s main COVID-19 page.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

Public Health’s “Health Messages for Medical Providers” page.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

Public Health’s Testing Sites page.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

We have reached out to the local Medical Society and provided them with instructions on how to utilize the MHOAC process.  They have shared this information with the medical providers in Fresno County, and we have provided PPE to hundreds of providers in our operational area.


Fresno County has also recently implemented a process for providers to purchase PPE through a webpage that is published on the County of Fresno website.  The County of Fresno and the City of Fresno have partnered and purchased large amounts of PPE to make available to providers at cost.  This information is also being shared when we receive MHOAC requests, as the MHOAC process should only be utilized as a last resort when supplies can not be procured by any other means.  To date, approximately 200 requests have been submitted through this process.

 

Humboldt County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care? Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?  No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?  n/a
3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
Provider Communication from Public Health. Register for email updates here.
4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
Humboldt Health Alert page, https://humboldtgov.org/2018/Humboldt-Health-Alert
5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
Test registration page, https://humboldtgov.org/2787/COVID-Test-Registration
6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

We have been able to in limited circumstances provide supplies to independent medical practices. To request PPE, they’ll need to complete a digital request by using the form found in the following link: Resource Request Form (please note: a request submitted does not guarantee fulfillment based on our prioritization of need and limited supplies)

DJ Wieman, the lead of our Distribution Unit in Logistics, can be reached at dwieman@co.humboldt.ca.us
 


Imperial County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?           Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures? No.
a. If so, when does that order expire?   N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
County Public Health COVID-19 News page.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
County Public Health Healthcare Professionals Guidance and Resources page.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
County Public Health COVID-19 Testing page.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process? – The Imperial County Public Health Department’s MHOAC program manages PPE needs for healthcare providers and healthcare facilities in Imperial County. Providers and facilities should reach out via email to ems@co.imperial.ca.us for additional information and to request resources.

 



Inyo County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?   Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?   No.
a. If so, when does that order expire?   N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
County Public Health Orders & Directives page.
Register for COVID-19 press releases and information updates by email: https://www.inyocounty.us/covid-19/press-releases

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?   
               Join Mono-Inyo Health Care Coalition email list

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
County Public Health Drive-in Testing page.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?               
Health care providers can make resource requests to the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) by sending an email to EOClogistics@inyocounty.us, by faxing an ICS 213 resource request to Inyo Public Health at 760-937-2627, or by contacting the MHOAC at 760-873-7868 or 760-920-0433.




Kern County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?   Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?     No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?    N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
Information for Healthcare Providers. Register for email updates here.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

County COVID-19 main page,
https://kernpublichealth.com/2019-novel-coronavirus/


5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

County COVID-19 Testing Site main page,
https://www.kerncounty.com/government/covid-19-testing-sites


6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

Practices can get information on PPE on the Resource Request: Medical and Health Page.




Lake County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?    Yes.


2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?     No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?   N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
County Public Health coronavirus Press Release & Public Info page. Practices may email MHOAC@lakecountyca.gov for updates.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
County Public Health coronavirus Press Release & Public Info page.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
County Public Health coronavirus Testing page.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?
 



City of Long Beach


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?  Yes.  They need to ensure sufficient PPE, and put patient and employee safeguards in place. Encourage telehealth, masking, physical distancing, limit # of people in waiting room, etc.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures? No

a. If so, when does that order expire? NA
3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/ then View Health Orders OR
http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-orders/
Is there an email list that practices can join?
https://mailchi.mp/72383e348f96/providernotifications

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system? https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiMDNmNWM3ZjgtNjA2OS00YTEyLThhMjUtNTQyMTU1ZWM3Yjk5IiwidCI6IjMxM2YxMWMzLTQyNjgtNGY2YS04ZDNiLWM3ZTY1MDE4M2U3OCJ9
OR http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/  And then press View Digital Dashboard.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction? http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/  then press covid 19 testing.
Or http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?  PPE needs are being tracked by the EPI team when they conduct their surveillance on outbreak facilities. A small practice can request/apply for PPE  through our VEOCI link: https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/5wbq3edsg3z2
 

Los Angeles County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?

Yes, we have encouraged these.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?

No

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
       https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

       This is managed by our County EMS Agency. Some PPE may be available in the marketplace like face shields or gloves.  The EMS Agency has compiled a list of vendors that may have PPE available for sale.  Please click on this link to access the list: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhs/1071533_PPESupplyVendorList042120.pdf
 

Madera County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?   Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?    No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?    N/A
3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
COVID-19 for Healthcare Provides page on County Public Health website.
4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
County Public Health COVID-19 main page.

  1. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
COVID-19 Testing page on County Public Health website.
  1. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?


The MHOAC receives a daily SNFs Survey conducted by CDPH and a daily Poll from the California Hospital Association.  The survey and poll include the following information: the number of staff available to work, percentage of staff members not reporting to work, residence census, # of vacant beds, COVID+ patients in the facility, # of suspected COVID+ patients in the facility, identification of PPE shortages (Gloves, masks, gowns), urgent needs.  The MHOAC receives the surveys and poll daily and utilizes these tools to assess immediate staff and PPE shortages.  If the SNFs/hospitals don’t reach out to the MHOAC by submitting a resource request via WebEOC or email, then the MHOAC reaches out to the SNFs and/or Hospital to inquire about their PPE status. We also utilize the CDC  PPE burn rate estimator found in the CDC’s website to fulfill resource requests. In addition, the MHOAC provides situation awareness and received situation updates from the SNFs and the hospitals via email and/or WebEOC.

Moreover, the MHOAC tracks all Medical Health resources for the Operational Area including the SNFs, hospitals, and other partners in an Excel Spread Sheet and WebEOC. All resource are tracked via WebEOC if the request was submitted via this same source. The Excel Spread Sheet tracks non-WebEOC request and WebEOC requests and is updated daily or when a resource request is fulfilled by any department/agency/facility in Madera County.  It is broken down by tabs labeled by the facility/agency/department; within each tab assigned to the medical provider or HPP partner,  the following is included: description of resource, quantity, date received, point of contact and phone number.  The MHOAC Inventory also tracks all the resource request submitted to the state, whether it was denied or fulfilled and the quantity received.  

The MHOAC receives the resource request from non-health care coalition and/or non-hospital preparedness partners via email.  Upon receipt of resource request, the MHOAC reaches out to the requestor to confirm and validate information and schedule delivery, if the resource is available.   The resource requests for Non- health care coalition and/or HPP partners are also tracked on an Excel Spread Sheet. 
All non-health care coalition and/or non-Hospital Preparedness partners may request PPE at the following link: https://www.maderacounty.com/government/public-health/covid-19/covid-mhoac
All MHOAC resource request are assessed, monitored and tracked by the MHOAC and entered in the MHOAC Inventory. 
 




Mariposa County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?  Yes

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?  No

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?  

County Public Health webpage and Facebook

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

County Public Health webpage and Facebook

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
County Public Health webpage and Facebook


6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?  

Yes, a practice can contact the Public Health Branch at (209) 966-3689 if there is a PPE need not being met through the commercial supply chain.

 


Mendocino County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?     Yes.
 
2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?     No.
 
a. If so, when does that order expire?    N/A
3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
Mendocino County releases all Health Orders and Health Order revisions through the COVID19 Department Operations Center, Public Information Officer. The PIO provides all healthcare facility related orders directly to the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). Upon receipt, the orders are distributed to all healthcare coalition partners (Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Clinics, Dialysis Centers and Public Safety partners).  Mendocino County also hosts a Press Release prior to Health Orders being released and individuals can sign up for Covid19 e-notifications at www.mendocinocounty.org/covid19
https://www.mendocinocounty.org/community/novel-coronavirus/notifications
Additionally, the orders are also posted to the County website for easy reference.

County Public Health Health Orders page.
4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
County Public Health Case Data page.
5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
County Public Health COVID-19 Testing page.
6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

The MHOAC branch tracks all Personal Protective Equipment received from the state and distributed to our local partners on an Excel spreadsheet.  Mendocino County has a dedicated Hospital Preparedness Program in which Resource Request training is completed every year during routine healthcare coalition meetings. During the COVID19 pandemic, the MHOAC branch has supported resource requests from small practices (dental facilities and medical offices) through local referrals and under the state’s direction. At that time, we do a telephone or email training with the facility to review the required documentation required for resource request support. 
 


Merced County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?

Yes.


2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?

No.


a. If so, when does that order expire?      N/A
3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?

County
COVID-19 main site.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

County
COVID-19 main site.


5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

County
COVID Testing Sites page.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

Our MHOAC and EMS services accessible at the public health department are the sites that should be contacted by offices.

 



Modoc County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?

Yes.

 
2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?

No.

 
a. If so, when does that order expire?    N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
County COVID main page.  Modoc County Public Health also has every other week meetings with all healthcare providers where this information is distributed.  We also conduct fax blasts to all the offices. 

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

County COVID main page.


5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

County COVID Testing page.


6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?
Yes, we are tracking PPE needs within Modoc County.  All healthcare entities can request PPE through our MHOAC program.   This process was sent out to all providers through our provider meetings, instructing them on how to request the PPE.  


Napa County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?  Yes

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?  No

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?  

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system? Napa County website:  https://legacy.livestories.com/s/v2/coronavirus-report-for-napa-county-ca/9065d62d-f5a6-445f-b2a9-b7cf30b846dd/

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction? Yes

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?  We are tracking needs based on requests and burn rate. We need to prioritize hospitals and SNF and first responders over private practices. 
 

 


Placer County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care? Yes
 
2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures? No
 
a. If so, when does that order expire? NA

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join? www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus  Send e-mail to placerPHEP@placer.ca.gov to be added to Placer County’s healthcare email distribution list.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system? www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus  Send e-mail to placerPHEP@placer.ca.gov to be added to Placer County’s healthcare email distribution list.  We send daily email updates.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction? www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?  Send email request to placerPHEP@placer.ca.gov for healthcare PPE resource requests.
 

Riverside County



1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?

There are no County restrictions on physicians seeing patients, including for routine and preventive care. Providers may see any visit they deem appropriate.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?

There are no County restrictions on elective procedures. Providers and facilities may schedule any procedure they deem appropriate

a. If so, when does that order expire?
N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
If further public health orders become required, they will be posted to the Department of Public Health website at http://rivcoph.org/coronavirus

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

This information is posted to our website above, and is usually updated each day except for weekends.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

We list available testing sites (both county and state-contracted) on our website above, along with how appointments may be scheduled. Same-day testing is usually available, but an appointment is still required.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

Practices are reminded that the Medical Health Operational Area Coordination program is “mutual aid.” This means that while practices of any size may make requests of MHOAC, including for PPE and staffing, they may also be required to contribute back to the system to assist other participants in the program. Outpatient facilities are also lower tier than EMS/first responders and acute care hospitals, and while the Emergency Management Department attempts to do so where possible, not all requests can be fulfilled in their entirety. A physician office or medical facility wishing to ask for aid from the MHOAC system and understanding these requirements can send a detailed request to mhresource@rivco.org .

 

San Diego County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?   Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?   No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?   N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
Updated health orders are listed on the County Public Health Safer at Home Page.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

County Public Health Health Professionals Page.
5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

County Public Health Testing Page.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

PPE information is given on
County Public Health Health Professionals Page.



Santa Barbara County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?  YES

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?  NO

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join? www.Publichealthsbc.org, they also get regular provider alerts via CAHAN.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system? www.Publichealthsbc.org, CAHAN notifications

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction? no

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?
Call our Emergency Preparedness Division: 805-681 4913


Siskiyou County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?   Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?    No.
a. If so, when does that order expire?    N/A

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
County Public Health main page.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
Clicking “Incident Update” on County Public Health main page.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

Clicking “Testing Site Locator” on daily Incident Update.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

PPE needs are assessed based on the estimated burn-rate provided by the requesting entity. PH encourages organizations to continue to purchase necessary supplies through their normal procurement procedures. When items are unavailable, they can submit a resource request to the PH Logistics Chief by calling 530-841-2134.

 



Solano County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?
Yes

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?
No

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates?
On the county’s public health website

Is there an email list that practices can join?
Yes

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
On the Count Public Health website daily dashboard


5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
Yes, on the County Public Health website


6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction?
Through the County MHOAC

Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

Contacting the county EMS Agency
 

Sonoma County

1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?    Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?    No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?    N/A
3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
County Public Health main COVID-19 page has all updates.
Practices can sign up for alerts here.
4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
County COVID-19 Dashboard.
5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
County Public Health’s Testing page.
6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

Via CDPH data surveys and provider agency reporting. 
                   Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?  coastalvalleysemsagency@sonoma-county.org  
Logistics team members with respond with the appropriate forms for the party to complete.
 




Stanislaus County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?
There is no restriction in Stanislaus County

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?
No

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
All health officer orders, and extensive data dashboard, information on testing sites and much more can be found on our website http://schsa.org/publichealth/pages/corona-virus/.
4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?
              We are tracking through bed polls. Information and the process for PPE requests can be found on our website under the heading “Information For Healthcare Professionals & Facilities”
 

Sutter County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?
Yes.  

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?  
No

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
Each medical provider can enroll in our local CAHAN. The Sutter County contact for enrollment is ktruong@co.sutter.ca.us. The Yuba County contact for enrollment is slucio@co.yuba.ca.us.

Ongoing information can also be found on bepreparedyuba.org and bepreparedsutter.org.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
Each county has a dashboard of the number of cases overall and hospitalized cases in particular. Information via bepreparedyuba.org and bepreparedsutter.org.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
Information can be found via bepreparedyuba.org and bepreparedsutter.org. I encourage all medical providers who cannot test their own patients in clinic to refer them to register and get tested through OptumServe. 

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?
If a medical practice has exhausted avenues via their usual vendors, then they can request PPEs through the joint Yuba-Sutter DOC logistics chief at logisticschiefyubasutterdoc@gmail.com. The DOC logistics chief works closely with both Yuba County and Sutter County MHOACs.
 

Tehama County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care? Yes

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures? No

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join? Updates are on our website, in addition we notify all the providers in the community via fax or email of changes regarding COVID-19. I have not done any independent HO orders, just guidance documents.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system? We do this multiple ways, thru our “HPP”, hospital partners, weekly summaries to all practices and frequent “provider alerts” sent via email, fax, etc.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction? Our health department website.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process? All PPE is tracked thru the MHOAC program.
 

Tuolumne County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care? Yes.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures? No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
Tuolumne County Public Health maintains a provider contact list for health alerts, advisories, and other relevant information sharing. The local medical society is also part of this database for further dissemination of information. Providers can email health@tuolumnecounty.ca.gov to get added to the list.
The California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) is also used for information sharing and providers are encouraged to sign up for the alert system.
Health Orders are also shared and maintained on the Tuolumne County website.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?

Call TCPH at 209-533-7401, or contact Adventist Health Sonora.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?

The state site: https://covid19.ca.gov/testing-and-treatment/

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?

The Tuolumne County MHOAC program is serving all medical/health partners, including small physician practices. Medical/health agencies can email MHOAC@co.tuolumne.ca.us or call 209-533-7401 for more information about resource requesting.

 

Ventura County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care? No.

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures? No.

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join? Vcemergency.com

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system? As above.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?As above.

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process? Tuesday 5/26 10-11am   Contact our EMS.
 

Yuba County


1. Are patients in this jurisdiction allowed to see the doctor for routine physicals, well child visits, and other preventative care?
Yes.  

2. Is there a local public health order in this jurisdiction that limits the ability of physicians to perform elective surgical procedures?  
No

a. If so, when does that order expire?

3. When public health orders in this jurisdiction change, where can physicians find updates? Is there an email list that practices can join?
Each medical provider can enroll in our local CAHAN. The Sutter County contact for enrollment is ktruong@co.sutter.ca.us. The Yuba County contact for enrollment is slucio@co.yuba.ca.us.
Ongoing information can also be found on bepreparedyuba.org and bepreparedsutter.org.

4. How can physicians in this jurisdiction find out more information about COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, ventilators and ICU beds, and other factors affecting the capacity of the health care system?
Each county has a dashboard of the number of cases overall and hospitalized cases in particular. Information via bepreparedyuba.org and bepreparedsutter.org.

5. Is there a central resource for information about available COVID-19 testing sites in this jurisdiction?
Information can be found via bepreparedyuba.org and bepreparedsutter.org. I encourage all medical providers who cannot test their own patients in clinic to refer them to register and get tested through OptumServe. 

6. How are you tracking PPE needs within your jurisdiction? Where can a small practice get information on applying to receive PPE from the local distribution process?
If a medical practice has exhausted avenues via their usual vendors, then they can request PPEs through the joint Yuba-Sutter DOC logistics chief at logisticschiefyubasutterdoc@gmail.com. The DOC logistics chief works closely with both Yuba County and Sutter County MHOACs.


 

CONTACT

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Please send questions or comments to Kat Deburgh (deburgh@calhealthofficers.org).