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Tuolumne/Calaveras Coronavirus 2020 Timeline

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New Local Coronavirus information page here.

Below is an Archive of how the first cases of Coronavirus were handled in the Mother Lode.


February 27 “California Monitoring 8,400 People For Any Symptoms Of Coronavirus” 33 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. Details here.

Healthful tips from the CDC about Coronavirus here

March 5 “Calaveras County Monitoring Residents On Ship Linked To Coronavirus” more here.

March 6 “Coronavirus Test Results Back In Calaveras County, New Exposure Reported” more here.

March 10 “Two Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Calaveras County” more here.

March 11Neighboring Counties Report On Coronavirus Cases” more here.

March 12California Calls For Mass Gatherings To Be Canceled Throughout March” Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person, Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines.  more here.

March 13, 5pm: Public Health Officer Declares Tuolumne County COVID-19 Emergency
Angels Camp Council To Declare Local COVID-19 Emergency
Copperopolis Elementary Now Closed Until March 18

March 15 Public Schools Canceled
“Tuolumne County Canceling School For Week” their statement here.
“Calaveras County Closing Schools Until April 6” their statement here.
Chicken Ranch Casino says it will close on Monday, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the end of the month as detailed here.

Newsom Calls For Additional Actions To Protect Against COVID-19″ details here.

March 18

COVID-19 Limits Operations At California State Parks

Black Oak Casino To Temporarily Close Due To COVID-19 Crisis

“COVID-19 Causes Yosemite, Stanislaus National Forest To Reduce Services” details here.

COVID-19 Leads Columbia College, Other YCCD Facilities To Adopt Remote Schedule

Mark Twain Medical Center Enacts Coronavirus Visitor Policy Anyone planning to see a patient should know visitors are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Sonora Closing City Hall And Public Facilities Until Further Notice

Tuolumne County Health Department Taking Actions To Prevent COVID-19 The county will continue to face the challenges of COVID-19 with same rigor that was witnessed during the great recession, Rim Fire and the drought.

March 18:
Tuolumne County’s Wednesday COVID-19 Update
The number of people being tested has increase and so have negative results, no positive cases.

Tuolumne County School Closures Extended

March 19 

Newsom Issues Stay At Home Order Due To COVID-19


March 20

Calaveras County Outlines Essential Services During COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuolumne Sheriff, Sonora Police Chief Address Governor’s Order

March 24

Calaveras Prevents Spread Of Two COVID-19 Cases But Preparing For More
Jury Trials Suspended For 60 Days Across California

March 26

Forest Service Temporarily Closes Developed Recreational Use Areas

Tuolumne County Thursday Coronavirus Update

Health, Tourism Officials Provide COVID-19 Guidance For Non Locals

Tuolumne County Jail Releases Inmates Due To COVID-19 Crisis

Update: Calaveras Now Counts Three Coronavirus Cases

Update: Coronavirus Case In Tuolumne County

Campbell Details Tuolumne County’s Response To COVID-19

March 27

Tuolumne County Friday Coronavirus Update

Officials Address ‘Social Distancing’, ‘Nonessential Business’

Relief For Renters Impacted By COVID-19

City Of Angels Closes Public Parks, Sonora Parks Still Open

Mother Lode Views Highlights Coronavirus Response

Kirk: Stay Home, Wear A Mask

Calaveras Big Trees Now Closed To Vehicle Traffic

March 30
Tuolumne County Courts Enact Coronavirus Restrictions

Resident Of Tuolumne County Confirmed Positive For Coronavirus

April 1
Third Individual Confirmed With COVID-19 In Amador County
Five Rescued And Reprimanded For Violating COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules
Calaveras County/Angels Camp Request No Visitor Trips During COVID-19 Crisis
Calaveras County Schools To Remain Closed For Rest Of School Year
Tuolumne County Schools Response to Governor’s Statements about School Closures
Newsom Anticipates School Closures To Continue Longer
Message To Visitors From Calaveras Sheriff DiBasilio
Governor Newsom: Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In

April 3

COVID-19 No Excuse For Not Replying To 2020 Census
Health Officer Closes ‘Nonessential’ Tuolumne County Lodging
Mother Lode Gets $316K For Newsom’s COVID-19 ‘Project Roomkey’
Calaveras Sheriff Offering Extra Patrol Request During COVID-19 Pandemic
Update: Calaveras County Confirms Fourth COVID-19 Case
Tuolumne County Schools Closed For Rest Of School Year

April 4

BOR Shuts Down All New Melones Public Facilities

April 5

Informative Videos from the CDC

Additional Roads Closed In Stanislaus National Forest To Reduce Gatherings
Gardening during COVID-19

April 6
Tuolumne County Health Officer Doubles Down To Curb COVID-19 Spread

Fifth Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Calaveras County

April 7

COVID-19 An Added Stress Related To Child Abuse

Calaveras Supes Hear COVID-19 Draft Order, Project Roomkey Plans
Two Confirmed COVID-19 Patients In Tuolumne County Have Recovered

Update: 14 Inmates To Be Released From Tuolumne County Jail

Sonora Approves Fine Structure To Enforce COVID-19 Directive

April 8
Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Canceled For Only Second Time In Its History

Four New COVID-19 Cases In Amador County

April 10



April 14

New COVID-19 Student Emotional Resource Campaign

COVID-19 Case Count Adjusted In Tuolumne County 

Coronavirus Tuesday Update For Tuolumne County

Health Officer Urges People To Continue COVID-19 Containment Measures

Peaceful Protest Planned Over COVID-19 Restrictions

April 15

New Details Revealed Regarding Tuolumne County COVID-19 Patients

Two More Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Calaveras County

Protesters In Sonora Upset About COVID-19 Regulations

Przybyla Highlights Takeaways Of Second Business Webinar

April 17

Second Confirmed COVID-19 Case This Week In Calaveras County

AHS, MTMC Address Testing Developments, Potential COVID-19 Surge Plans

Tuolumne County’s Budget Hit Hard By COVID-19

April 20
Tuolumne County Public Health Details Latest On COVID-19
Tuolumne County Coronavirus Monday Update

April 28

Tuolumne Public Health Not Ready To Relax COVID-19 Restrictions

Mariposa Has First Confirmed Coronavirus Case

May 13

Sonora To Consider Dine-In Distancing Measure Under Expanded Stage 2 Order

Tuolumne Health Officer Updates COVID-19 Orders Re: Phase Two Recovery

Tuolumne County Coronavirus Wednesday Update

Two Mother Lode Counties Make State Variance List

McClintock Argues For Opening National Parks And Forests

Articles from May to end of July are here.