Santa Cruz County Public Health urges residents to take preventive measures against circulating viruses this holiday season. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and the flu are causing illness in our local communities, and there is still the continued risk of COVID-19.
“As we navigate through respiratory illness season, it’s important to continue basic prevention methods like vaccination, frequent hand washing, and wearing a mask.”
– Dr. Cal Gordon, Deputy Health Officer for the County of Santa Cruz
What steps can you take to protect yourself and others from severe illness and hospitalization? Read the guidance from the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, available in English and Spanish.
Traveling during the holidays? Check out tips from the CDC on how to travel safely.
Alliance members can call our 24/7 Nurse Advice Line if they are feeling sick and have questions.