Benicia launches webpage to keep residents up-to-date
BENICIA >> In response to a Solano County woman being infected with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the city has launched an online information site to keep the community apprised of rapidly changing conditions regarding the virus
On Thursday, the Solano County Incident Commander and Public Health Officer declared that an extreme threat to public health now exists in Solano County after a county resident was found to have been infected by the virus.
“The City of Benicia will comply with all steps requested by the Public Health Officer to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent or alleviate illness or death due to the virus,” according to a news release from the city. “The Benicia Emergency Operations Center remains in monitoring status in support of Solano
County Public Health.”
Novel Coronavirus (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.
Benicia is working closely with Solano County Public Health, local health care providers, Bay Area health departments, Solano County Office of Emergency Services, the California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, officials added.
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and the city of Benicia will share updated information as it becomes available, officials said.
To receive updates, visit www.ci.benicia. ca.us/coronavirus and follow the City of Benicia on Facebook and Twitter.