March 17 Coronavirus Update from Supervisor V. Manuel Perez

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Mar 17

March 17 Coronavirus Update from Supervisor V. Manuel Perez

Dear Fourth District and Riverside County residents,

Good afternoon.  I know that these times have been difficult for all of you and your families.   I am reaching out and letting you know that we will keeping strong lines of communication as we tackle coronavirus.

Yesterday and today, the first three deaths associated with coronavirus occurred in Riverside County, all among patients in the Coachella Valley.  Our condolences and our prayers are with these families who have lost loved ones.

More so now than ever before, we will be consistently working for the benefit of our communities in these tough times that are before us.  As the County of Riverside, we are acting early, decisively and comprehensively to protect our communities from the coronavirus.  We are acting now and need to use the tools available to us – education and our call to action to “Flatten the Curve” – while they are still effective.

On the education front, I want to first highlight the Riverside County Public Health Web site,  This page contains all the latest information on coronavirus in Riverside County, including guidance to individuals and organizations as well as orders from the Riverside County Public Health Officer.  This situation has been changing rapidly, and this will be a central source of information and updated guidance for Riverside County residents.

Our campaign of “Flatten the Curve” involves necessary public health measures to save lives.  By limiting all our interactions and practicing social distancing, maintaining a recommended physical distance of six feet between individuals, we can better control the spread of coronavirus and prevent it from straining our medical system’s capacity of care.  We all need to follow these recommendations and practice social distancing to Flatten the Curve.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our office, 760-863-8211 or via, for concerns and assistance, and remember to be kind to one another.

By all of us doing our part, we will overcome this.

V. Manuel Perez
Chair, Riverside County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor, Fourth District

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