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Information on the Coronavirus

**For the most current Covid-19 Information & Updates, including Press Releases, for Santa Cruz County, CLICK HERE to go to the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency COVID-19 webpage.

**For the latest news on COVID-19, text "covid19" to 211211. This service has been set up by the Santa Cruz County Public Health Service and the United Way.

**With the additional opening of businesses, the County of Santa Cruz wishes to emphasize the importants of following local Social Distancing Protocols, which include:

  • Keep wearing face coverings and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from others who are not members of your household.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or fabric, or use your elbow.
  • Stay home if you are sick with a fever of cough.

**A FAQ sheet regarding the outbreak COVID-19 is available below. The City is sending this information out to answer common questions and keep you informed. There are English and Spanish FAQ sheets provided below as PDFs. Links to the County Health Services Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are also provided below. 

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SCR9-1-1 is a team of dedicated individuals
who serve our communities and first responders 24/7.
Learn about us and what we do...
**Read our 2019 ANNUAL REPORT.**

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Call 9-1-1

What happens when you call 9-1-1?  When you dial 9-1-1 in an emergency situation, our trained emergency call-takers ask you specific questions for important reasons. We have some valuable tips to pass on to you---so you can be a good reporting party with helpful eyes and ears for our 9-1-1 dispatch team and first responders. CLICK HERE to learn some key information.

Register your Cellular or VOIP Phone for Reverse 9-1-1  Emergency Notifications

Click on either link above to register your cellular or VOIP phone in the Emergency Notification system used by Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 personnel. The CodeRED notification system sends important messages to residents and businesses within Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. The system has the capability of sending thousands of messages in a very short time based on geographic location of an incident. Examples of notifications include: evacuations, bio-terrorism alerts, missing person reports, and severe weather alerts. (NOTE: If you are having issues enrolling your contact information into CodeRED, try using a different web browser.)

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With PulsePoint, your local emergency dispatch system immediately alerts CPR-trained citizens about a nearby sudden cardiac arrest event through the free PulsePoint Respond mobile app, and directs them to the exact location of the closest public access AED (automated external defibrillator). The free PulsePoint AED mobile app lets citizens register and update AED locations so that emergency responders---nearby citizens trained in CPR or local firefighters, police or medics---can find an AED close to them when a cardiac emergency occurs. Visit to download the apps and for more info.

More Information About Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1

Last update 7/10/20

Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1
495 Upper Park Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(831) 471-1000
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