Seasonal allergies are nothing new to the North State. With the many blossoming orchards, pollens, and grasses in Butte County, it’s nearly impossibly to live here and not experience an itchy throat, congestion, watery eyes, and sneezing at some point! These days, with COVID-19 still a prevalent part of our lives, if you’re out and about and someone is showing these kinds of symptoms, it can cause us to be a little on-edge, because some of these symptoms caused by allergies can also show up if someone has COVID-19. Find out some key indicators to know the difference.
Butte County has qualified to move from Tier 2 (red) to a less-restrictive Tier 3 (orange) of the State’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a shift that allows more businesses to reopen and some that are already open to increase capacity. This change in tiers is effective at 12:00 am on Wednesday, March 31.
Ever since it was announced that we were officially in a pandemic, the world has been eagerly anticipating the COVID-19 vaccine. While Orchard Hospital’s first dose COVID-19 community vaccination clinic appointments have now been filled and will be paused until further notice, the second dose Covid-19 community vaccination clinic administration began February 17th at the Orchard Hospital Medical Specialty Center in Gridley.
Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out and being distributed, there are a lot of questions being asked and just as much inaccurate information being provided as answers. If you’re nervous about getting the COVID-19 vaccine or just feel bombarded by information about the vaccine, we’re providing helpful, trustworthy answers to frequently asked questions to help you organize the information and make informed decisions for you and your family.
The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are just around the corner. While normally a time to gather with family and reconnect with friends, it’s looking very different this year for most people. Wherever you live, your holiday plans are probably affected by Covid-19.
In the past nine months or so since Covid-19 made its appearance in the United States, you’ve probably heard the term “herd immunity” come up in various conversations and news articles. Phrases like, “we just need to get herd immunity” or “that country has better numbers because they’ve achieved herd immunity” may have you wondering, what exactly is herd immunity and why is it important to the Covid-19 pandemic? Here’s a quick look at herd immunity and how a vaccine will help achieve it.
During this time of uncertainty, we are all required to pay close attention to precautions and guidelines set forth by the California Department of Public Health. It can be difficult to pivot our plans and continually have to adjust, especially when it comes to visiting a loved one in a skilled nursing facility.
On November 23, 2020, Orchard Hospital plans to begin “in facility visitation” at Hovlid Community Care Center. There are strict guidelines in place to ensure the safety of the residents, visitors, and staff.
Nothing is more essential than your health. Being prepared is the best way to protect yourself and others from being exposed and potentially spreading Covid-19. A few simple steps can make all the difference for yourself, your family, and your community.
During this new season of COVID-19, social distancing, and working from home, many people are feeling a lot more stress, which can lead to negative affect on our bodies. The obvious are weigh gain, lack of sleep, and lethargy, but our bones and muscles can also suffer. Many people are used to going to the chiropractor to help them deal with stress and other issues, but is this even an option?
The Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization advise the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and help people who may have it, but do not know it, from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings can be used as an additional public health measure.
Masks don't make you invincible, and they absolutely can't replace good hygiene, but along with washing your hands and practicing social distancing, they can help.
Whether or not to wear a face mask in the wake of Covid-19 is a hot debate. Do they really work? Are they just for public perception? A mask acts as a barrier to prevent the spread of the virus, but it only works when worn correctly.