Solano Public Health urges public to remain vigilant

The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health division, urges the public to practice COVID-19 safety measures to protect oneself, family, friends and others who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 while participating in religious observances and spring break holidays. 

“The rising number of COVID-19 cases is concerning especially as we approach the holidays where the risk of spread can increase,” said Bela T. Matyas, M.D., M.P.H., Solano County Health Officer. “Being in the Red Tier does not mean we can let our guard down. Until a majority of our residents are vaccinated, we continue to urge everyone to take these precautions seriously - wear a mask in public, maintain physical distance as much as possible, avoid crowds and wash hands often - to protect our community members, prevent a surge of cases, and keep our County from reverting back to the Purple Tier.” 

As religious observances such as Holy Week, Easter, Passover, Orthodox Easter, Ramadan and other spring holidays near, faith-based leaders, local organizations and the public are urged to plan and adhere to safety protocols, including keeping wearing a mask and maintaining 6-foot physical distancing between households. There are also many ways that religious practices can still be observed, including watching events online through social media platforms and celebrating safely at home.

UPCOMING VACCINE CLINICS

To date, about 35 percent of Solano County residents 18 and over have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Solano Public Health reminds residents who have not yet been vaccinated to sign up on the Solano County vaccine interest form by visiting solanocounty.com/covidvaccine, as well as the State’s MyTurn notification system at myturn.ca.gov, to receive notices about upcoming vaccine clinics. Notices are sent out to those who are eligible for the vaccine in Solano County.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

For the most recent local COVID-19 health information, visit the Solano County website at SolanoCounty.com/COVID19 and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SolanoCountyPH (@SolanoCountyPH).