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Health Office Order - No Short Term Rentals

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Order of the Health Officer of The County Of Amador clarifying the Governor's March 19th, 2020 and the Health Officer's March 20th, 2020 'Stay At Home' Orders as they pertain to the use of Lodging Facilities in Amador County in response to COVID-19 Outbreak.

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EOC Daily Message - COVID-19

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The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is collaborating with Amador County Public Health Department Operations Center (DOC) on COVID-19 response by centralizing communication and funneling resource requests and allocation. EOC staff are actively answering questions from local businesses and community agencies. Public Health Medical Health Operational Area Coordination staff are imbedded into EOC operations to manage resource requests.

At this time, currently 55 of the 58 counties in California have activated their Emergency Operations Center to address the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 testing is being done in Amador County for those with compatible symptoms including contact investigation of people exposed to positive cases. Currently there is no COVID-19 surveillance testing in Amador County. Public Health continues to monitor test results as they arrive. We are not notified about all pending tests, particularly those tests that were collected by providers outside of Amador County.

Total positive cases in Amador County remain at 2. The one non-travel associated case who tested positive is now fully recovered and is no longer in isolation.

Current information on COVID-19 may be found at: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19

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EOC Daily Message

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The Emergency Operations Center in collaboration with Amador County Public Health Department Operations Center continues to monitor COVID-19. Amador case count remains at 2. Over 100 tests have been collected in Amador County.

Current information on COVID-19 may be found at:

Amador County OES EOC Press Release

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On March 24, 2020, the Amador County Office of Emergency Services activated its Emergency Operations Center to support the Amador County Public Health Department Operations Center for the local response to COVID-19. It is imperative that Amador County stay ahead of the curve in regards to the health impacts to the community. The Emergency Operations Center will be coordinating efforts with state and local partners as we manage this incident.
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Public Health Press Release

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FAQs to Stay at Home Order

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COVID-19 Stay at Home Order

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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

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Public Health COVID-19 Order

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Coroner’s Investigation Update – Philip Haney

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Date:  February 24, 2020
Type of Incident: Coroner’s Investigation Update – Philip Haney

On February 22, 2020 the Amador County Sheriff’s Office released initial details regarding Philip Haney being found deceased in our jurisdiction. Mr. Haney was located in a park and ride open area immediately adjacent to State Highway 16 near State Highway 124. Highway 16 is a busy state highway and used as a main travel route to and from Sacramento. The location is less than 3 miles from where he was living.

Currently we have scheduled a forensic autopsy to be performed by forensic pathologists from the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. Additionally we have reached out to our law enforcement partners in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist in analyzing documents, phone records and a lap top that were recovered from the scene and Mr. Haney’s RV. We are currently in possession of his vehicle, the firearm located at the scene, and his RV and we will be requesting evidence processing assistance from the FBI on those items as well.

Our investigators conducted a neighborhood canvas and interviewed his RV park neighbors on the day of the incident along with checking key areas for any video surveillance that may exist from that time. The investigators are continuing to follow-up with the overwhelming number of persons who are calling our office from throughout the United States asking for detailed information on our investigation.

Unfortunately, there was misinformation immediately being put out that we have determined Mr. Haney’s death to be a suicide. This is not the case. We are currently in the beginning phase of our investigation and any final determination as to the cause and manner of Mr. Haney’s death would be extremely premature and inappropriate. No determination will be made until all evidence is examined and analyzed.

This investigation is still active and will be ongoing. No further details will be provided at this time.

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Public Review for G19 OHV Grant

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Date:  February 20, 2020
Type of Incident:  OHV Grant Submission
Details:  Request for Public Comment

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public comments on their proposal for the 2020/2021 State of California Off-Highway Vehicle (OGV) grant program. According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 3 through April 4, 2020.

A two-step application process is required to allow public comment and feedback before final submittal. The preliminary application is due March 2nd. This will open a 30-day public review and comment period and will follow with final applications due on Monday May 4th. The State is using an internet-based “On-Line Grant Application” process as the means to apply for the State funding.

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office grant application is for law enforcement related activities. The preliminary application will be available online by visiting the California State OHV Grants and Cooperative Agreements program at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Hard copies may be requested by contacting Sgt. Mark Ham at 209-223-6785.

If awarded, the grant will allow the Amador County Sheriff’s Office to maintain a successful partnership with the United States Forest Service and continue to provide the public with outstanding OHV recreation opportunities.

Current State regulations require annual public participation in this fund allocation process. The agreements support OHV management activities in the national forest, including operations and maintenance, restoration, law enforcement, education and safety.

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Hiring Dispatchers

We are seeking highly motivated and hardworking individuals for the position of dispatcher. Under general supervision, this individual must be able to receive and dispatch radio and telephone communications; dispatch law enforcement, emergency medical, and other public safety personnel; to maintain field communications during incidents; to process warrants; to perform office support assignments; and to do related work as required. For full details and application visit www.amadorsheriff.org.

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Project Lifesaver Program

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Project Lifesaver International was established in 1999 to assist law enforcement in locating those who wander with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, such as Down syndrome and autism. The Sheriff’s Office uses specially trained Search & Rescue members using Project Lifesaver tracking equipment to locate missing Project Lifesaver clients. Join the program here.

Code Red

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Amador County Sheriff’s Office has implemented CodeRED, a high-speed emergency/community notification solution provided by Emergency Communications Network to help keep residents and businesses informed with important information that may immediately impact their safety. Learn more about this program here.

INTERNET AND WEBSITE SAFETY TIPS

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.

Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target:

Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords.
Do not use usernames or passwords that include your name, birthdate, important numbers, or where you live.
Keep your location safe. Never share where you live or where you are with anyone. It is important to keep the locations of others safe as well.
Do not share photos of you or your family members.
Do not use numbers that are personally identifiable such as your driver’s license number, wedding date, VIN numbers, locker combination, social security number, or any other type of number that can help predators identify you.

These preventions can be applied to all aspects of web use for communicating online, socializing, sharing images, gaming, purchasing products, identity theft, fraud, and others.

For Kids:
Never give out personal information such as where you live, your name, and your phone number when in a chat room.
Never send a picture of yourself without a parent’s permission.
Do not continue speaking with a person that has made you feel scared or uncomfortable. Tell a parent if this happens.
Without your parent's permission, don’t meet someone or have them visit you.
Do not trust anyone, they could be lying to you.
To be safe, keep the computer in a room used often by family members.
Speak out when you are being bullied. Telling an adult is not a sign of weakness. Tell a trusted adult if you are being bullied.