Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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and guidance regarding County of Riverside employees.

General Information

The guidance provided below is based on the information we have about COVID-19 and its presence in Riverside County at this time. The situation is fluid and the general advice provided below as to how to handle issues that arise may as a result of the virus may change. Please ensure that you are reviewing the most recent version of this document. If you encounter an unusual circumstance or your specific circumstance is not addressed below, please contact your supervisor or manager for direction.

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Individuals affected with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Preventing Transmission

It is advised that everyone clean their hands often by washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or in the absence of soap and water apply an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol. If hands are visibly dirty washing them with soap and water is preferred.


Latest News

Learn more about the recent updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pertaining to County of Riverside employees.

HR COVID-19 Update: Updated Public Health Protocols

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated their guidance on the proper protocol for quarantine once a vaccination has been received.

Therefore, the Public Health Department has updated the protocols in place to be followed if an employee, that has received the vaccination, has been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case. Separate protocols apply for various groups including First Responders, Healthcare Workers in Acute Care Hospitals, Healthcare Workers in Outpatient Settings, Health and Human Services Providers, Critical Infrastructure Workers, and Healthcare Workers working in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). You may review the Public Health protocols by clicking on the following link:

Public Health Protocols Specific details of how the Public Health protocols will be administered will be included in the updated COVID-19 Guidance for Managers/Supervisor and Employees that will be out soon. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your supervisor/manager for assistance. Thank you for your service and your assistance in keeping both yourself and others safe.

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