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A Message from the CEO: Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update (12/23/20)

As many of you know, the COVID-19 vaccine is now being administered throughout the country. Initially, vaccine supplies will be very limited. NVIH will soon start receiving the vaccines. As per the guidelines, at first, the vaccine will be given to healthcare workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities. The next phase will be for essential workers and high-risk individuals. We plan on administering vaccines to our patients in order of priority as soon as we can.

The COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic and there are many reasons to get vaccinated. It is important to remember that COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19. The vaccines are meant to prevent you from getting COVID-19 and from spreading it to others. It is still recommended to follow the social distancing norms and other recommendations such as wearing masks even after getting the vaccine.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to coordinate our vaccination distribution plans. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to stay safe by wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds and washing your hands often. We will continue to update our patients as we learn more.

On behalf of our team at NVIH, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Inder Wadhwa
CEO, Northern Valley Indian Health

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Please review this video to learn how to download eClinicalWorks’ Healow app so you can participate in remote appointments with your provider.

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New measures to address COVID-19

Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) has enacted several new measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while continuing to provide patients with quality compassionate care. The measures are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Governor of California, and the California Dental Association. The COVID-19 situation is being continuously monitored by NVIH leadership and measures are subject to change.

All medical service clinics are open. However, non-vital medical appointments are being rescheduled or conducted via telephone or telemedicine when possible. All patients are evaluated and screened for COVID-19 symptoms and/or exposure prior to entering the buildings. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms and/or exposure will be escorted through alternate building entrances to limit exposure to staff and other patients.

Additional measures enacted include:

Staff not involved with direct patient care have been asked to voluntarily stay home at this time to maintain social distancing. While NVIH serves patients in Butte, Yolo, Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa counties, there have only been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Butte and Yolo counties. There have been no confirmed cases of NVIH patients or staff.

"The new measures enacted are both preventative and proactive," said Inder Wadhwa, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Valley Indian Health. "We are committed to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide quality compassionate care."

CTTP: Non-recurrent short term benefits announcment

Per the California Tribal TANF Partnership (CTTP) Tribal Liason:

Effective immediately, CTTP will be providing Non-Recurrent Short Term Benefits for Crisis Services due to COVID-19 outbreak. This assistance is available to current CTTP Participants and Community Members who have at least one eligible Native American/Alaska child residing in the home in the CTTP services areas.

Please see the CTTP Crisis Announcement and 300% Federal Poverty Guidelines for more information.

Coronavirus update from our Medical Director

Each day new information and updates are happening in regards to our communities and the Coronavirus illness, also referred to as COVID-19. In an effort to give you timely information, NVIH is providing you with the below links to help you stay up-to-date on the latest information and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath you might need to be evaluated for possible coronavirus infection. Please call ahead to receive direction before going to a medical provider.

Remember, every person has a role to play to lessen the spread of this virus and to help prevent exposure to others. Much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to simple measures:

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself--remember to call ahead first.

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