Residents To Teach Their Neighbors About COVID-19

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Sacramento County has been working with nonprofit groups in the most affected neighborhoods to find community-driven approaches to slowing the spread. Earlier this month they announced a new approach in conjunction with the Sierra Health Foundation, a private philanthropy focused on addressing health inequities.

The collaboration involves the following strategies:

  • 10 testing sites at trusted community locations 
  • 55 community members cross-trained to be case investigators, contact tracers and resource coordinators who work with community members who’ve tested positive for COVID-19
  • $7.3 million in Sacramento County CARES Act funding to support individuals and families for rent assistance, utilities and other essential supplies and hot meal delivery.
  • 23 business navigators who provide education and support business owners’ understanding of health and safety precautions.

5 Things You Can Do Now.

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