Mariposa County has proclaimed a local health emergency to ensure public health professionals have all necessary tools at their disposal to keep the community safe in its response to the novel coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. The proclamation of a public health emergency does not signify an increased risk to the residents of Mariposa County. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mariposa County. Additionally, a mandatory order has been issued by Mariposa County Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko. The order requires the cancellation of mass gatherings in the County, and follows direction from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). We ask all event organizers to comply with the following recommendations:
- All events that have more than 250 participants shall be canceled or postponed..
- All events that may have fewer than 250 participants where it is not feasible to maintain social distances of six feet shall be canceled or postponed.
- Gatherings for those who are at high risk of severe illness, such as those older than 60, those with existing heart or lung disease, and those with diabetes, shall not exceed more than ten participants who are at high risk.
At this time Mariposa Heritage House will be postponing the upcoming CCAR Recovery Coach Academy Training scheduled for March 23rd – March 27th, 2020. You can expect to receive updates within the next 30 days on the status of the new training dates.
This is a time for preparedness, not panic. Though this event has changed, at this time Mariposa Heritage House Drop-In Recovery Support Center will remain open to support you in your Recovery. Our staff has instituted enhanced cleaning procedures at our Recovery Community Centers but we ask that if you are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms you avoid coming to the Recovery Community Centers. We also suggest that you practice the CDC’s recommended hygiene procedures.
That being said, this crisis is not an excuse to put our Recovery second – there are some great resources to connect you to the Recovery Community and get you Recovery Support even if you are trying to avoid public gatherings. We are currently offering tele-recovery options via telephone or Zoom. Please contact us at 209 966-7770. You are not alone! This, too, shall pass.