Since mid-May, cases of monkeypox have been reported from several countries that are non-endemic for this rare disease, including the United States. The health and safety of Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ community continue to be the Center’s top priority. In collaboration with Sacramento County’s Department of Health Services, health leaders, and health organizations, we will continue our work in monitoring developments on monkeypox and advocating for the expansion of eligibility criteria for the monkeypox vaccine to all peoples and genders.
Information About Monkey Pox:
- U.S. Monkeypox 2022 – CDC is tracking an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t usually report monkeypox, including the United States.
- Monkeypox – The current monkeypox situation is rapidly evolving, and the information below will be updated as new information emerges. CDPH closely monitors monkeypox transmission in the U.S. and California to ensure rapid identification of cases.
Isolation and Close Contact Guidance (As provided by the Sacramento County of Public Health)
- Home Isolation information (for people with confirmed monkeypox)
- Close Contact information (for people who have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of monkeypox)
Monkeypox in the news
- August 1, 2022 – Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency to Support State’s Response to Monkeypox
- August 4, 2022 – White House declares monkeypox a public health emergency
Visit the Sacramento County Department of Health Services for regular updates on Monkeypox vaccine distribution.