Novel Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
For daily updates of case counts, please see our home page

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others in animals. This novel coronavirus is newly discovered and has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The virus was named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes was named COVID-19, or novel coronavirus. The source of this virus is not yet known. 

COVID-19 is a new disease, so we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it can spread. 

Del Norte County Public Health has taken measures to protect the community. Isolation, quarantine, contact tracing, and travel restrictions are all public health measures that have been taken so far to slow the spread of the virus. We anticipate that many more measures will need to be taken in the future in order to  

For answers to questions, please visit our FAQ section first. 

For letters from our Health Officer, Dr. Warren Rehwaldt, to the community and our press releases around novel coronavirus, please visit the Community Updates section

For resources, like handouts and flyers and for guidance for specific populations like schools and businesses, please see our Resources & Guidance section


Public Health Branch

Del Norte County 
Department of Health & Human Services
Public Health Branch

400 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone: (707) 464-0861
Fax: (707) 465-6701

Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm