Monkeypox usually begins with flu-like symptoms, then progresses into a rash and sores on the body. Risk to the general public is still low, but cases are increasing in the U.S. and California. The virus primarily spreads from close skin-to-skin contact (hugging, kissing, sexual/intimate contact) and sharing items (bedding, towels, clothing) with someone who has symptoms. It’s important to understand which activities increase your exposure risk to help keep you and your community safe.
If you’ve been exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms, call a health care provider or your local health department. Learn more about monkeypox at go.cdph.ca.gov/monkeypox
With elevated moisture levels expected throughout the week, favorable conditions for thunderstorms and associated impacts are forecast.
- Elevated storm chances (greater than 40%) and associated impacts will persist through most of the week
- Moderate HeatRisk to continue for southeast California throughout the week
Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine is another important tool in the pandemic. It is a protein subunit vaccine, a type used safely in the U.S. for over 30 years. If you’re not vaccinated against COVID-19, now is the time.
Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.
Find a vaccine near you: www.vaccines.gov
Free Covid-19 test kits are available at Yuma County libraries (YCLD) locations. Request a kit at the circulation desk or call (928) 782-1971 to request a kit for curbside pick up.
Limit one kit per person, while supplies last. Only patrons 18 years or older can request a kit.
At home Covid-19 test kits are also available by request through the Office of Emergency Management. Please call 928-587-5524 to arrange pick up or delivery.
Updated WRO West: Elevated rain chances tonight into tomorrow morning. Better chances for thunderstorms Thursday afternoon/evening over SE CA. Stronger storms Thursday afternoon/evening will be capable of producing locally heavy rain/flash flooding, very strong winds, and blowing dust. Isolated storms possible on Friday. This weekend's increase in widespread rainfall will contain storms with gusty winds, blowing dust, heavy rainfall, and localized flooding possible.
Whether you're thinking about vaccinations for young people in your family, or you want to help talk about the topic with people you know, we've pulled together some of the biggest reasons COVID-19 vaccines are safe and important for kids.
Call (760)572-4711 to schedule an appointment with Ft. Yuma IHS
Oregon State University is pleased to announce that beginning with fall term 2022, any enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribal nation will be considered an in-state OSU student for purposes of tuition.
What is monkeypox and how does it spread? Dr. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital in Sacramento, explains what you should know about the rare virus, including how it is treated, what the symptoms can be and why transmission is different than with COVID-19.
The Quechan Tribal Council's "Honoring Our Elders" event scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2022 has been postponed due to increased numbers of COVID-19 and the surging Omicron BA.5 variant.
The health and safety of our tribal elders and community is very important to all.
The event will be rescheduled to a later date, when it is deemed safe for our elders and everyone in attendance.
The Quechan Indian Tribe wants you and your loved ones to be safe and informed during emergencies in our area.
Information is key and we strongly encourage you to sign up to receive important and time sensitive text message alerts directly from the Quechan Indian Tribe. These messages may include public safety threats, weather advisories, traffic reports, and community events.
Registering for alerts is easy. Simply text Quechan to the number 444222 and you will automatically receive new updates when available.
Thunderstorms are sometimes underestimated as a serious weather threat, but they can be deadly. Strong winds can turn tree branches and ordinary loose objects into dangerous projectiles — help our community stay safe by trimming trees and picking up loose items.
Lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from a storm. Make sure to get everyone inside at the first sign of thunder or lightning, and keep them inside until at least 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning.
Many parts of the southwest are receiving needed rains. Now is the time to prepare and be ready if impacted by flooding.
Pack an emergency go kit. Include clothes, medicine, important documents, etc. for your household's people and pets to last a minimum of 72 hours
Make a plan. Make sure you include alerting family members & moving livestock to safety, if applicable
Monitor news sources & obey all laws
The Quechan Higher Education department is trying to distribute all of the remaining graduation certificates and gift cards to the students that have not claimed their gifts.
The students need to contact the Higher Education Department to make arrangements to pickup or have them mailed out.
The deadline date will be August 15, 2022.
There is currently an outbreak of Monkeypox in some countries that do not normally have cases:
Most people recover fully without treatment, but in some cases, people can get seriously ill. It is called 'monkeypox' because it was first found in monkeys. While the risk to the general public is low, WHO is responding to this outbreak as a high priority. What we know about the outbreak is changing fast - we are learning more every day.
You can catch monkeypox through close contact with someone who has symptoms including:
Skin to skin contact. Face to face contact. Mouth to skin contact. Touching infected bedding, towels, clothing or objects.
If you think you have monkeypox:
Get advice from a health worker. Isolate at home if possible. Protect others by avoiding close contact with them. Wear a mask and avoid touching if you need to have close contact.
Symptoms of monkeypox include:
Rash with blisters on face, hands, feet, body, eyes, mouth or genitals. Fever. Swollen lymph nodes. Headaches. Muscle and back aches. Low energy.
Protect yourself from monkeypox by avoiding close contact with someone who has symptoms:
Avoid skin to skin, face to face, and mouth to skin contact, including sexual contact. Clean hands, objects, surfaces, bedding, towels and clothes regularly. Wear a mask if you can't avoid close contact ane when handling bedding, towels and clothes. Ask people if they have symptoms before you have close contact. Using condoms may not prevent monkeypox spreading during sexual contact, but can prevent other sexually transmitted infections.
Stigmatising people because of a disease is never okay. Anyone can get or pass on monkeypox.
You can identify recalled products by their lot code. If the first four numbers are 1274 through 2140 and the next three numbers are 425, the product was recalled. For example, the lot code 1352425 was recalled.