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Madera County Extends COVID-19 Health Order Until May 31

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health Officer Dr. Simon Paul has extended until May 31 the County’s Health Order to “monitor, test and treat” febrile respiratory illness — coronavirus — for health care providers, county employers and county residents.

Dr. Simon Paul is Madera County’s public health officer

Dr. Paul issued the initial Order on March 19 and extended that Order on Thursday.

The directive includes guidelines for employers at essential businesses to monitor their employees on a daily basis for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

The Order also instructs county residents to “isolate themselves” if they have symptoms and should they “not require further medical attention for seven days after onset of symptoms.”

“The initial Order and this Extension are issued as a result of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the worldwide pandemic of Coronavirus Disease,” the Order also states.

Here is a link to Dr. Paul’s full order.

Madera County has had 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and as of Saturday, 14 of the cases remain active.

Two county residents have died from coronavirus complications and 30 are now fully recovered.

To track the latest local COVID-19 information, click here.


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