Thursday Coronavirus Update for Tuolumne County
Sonora, CA — Tuolumne County Health officials released the Thursday Coronavirus testing update. There were no new positive cases reported today. Total tested* 2247, total negative 2238, total Tuolumne residents positive 9, hospitalized 0, in isolation 2, total recovered 7.
Tuolumne County Public Health updated local health order issued by Dr. Ortiz, Interim Tuolumne County Health Officer allowing for expanded personal care services to open according to state guidelines detailed here.
Active** Coronavirus cases by county (as of 6/18/20 5:00 PM)
Alpine – 0, Amador – 2, Calaveras – 11 as detailed here, Mariposa – 2, Madera – 124, Merced – 211, Mono – 1, San Joaquin – 646, Stanislaus – 368, Tuolumne – 2
**Active cases as reported by the county or recovered and deceased known positive cases minus total known cases. For Mono County new cases with in the last 14 days and for San Joaquin a rolling 14-day total of new cases which is less than their total minus recovered and deceased.
* Tuolumne County testing numbers include those routed through Public Health to a Public Health Laboratory and those reported through the State infectious disease reporting system. All positive cases of Tuolumne County residents must be reported to Public Health. State data is here.
An updated overview of myMotherLode Coronavirus news stories is here.
- An updated local health order has been issued by Dr. Ortiz, Interim Tuolumne County Health Officer. The new order allows for expanded personal care services to open according to state guidelines as detailed here. All health orders can be viewed on the website here.
- Today, the California Department of Public Health issued statewide guidance requiring face coverings in public spaces. The state document can be viewed here. Tuolumne County Public Health is currently reviewing the information and we will be providing updates and information for the public on how to make, appropriately wear, and care for, face coverings.
- Details about delayed test results are detailed in the news story here.
- The state testing site at the Calaveras County fairgrounds Mark Twain Building has new operating hours beginning this week: Tuesday-Saturday 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. Individuals are encouraged to schedule appointments at: https://lhi.care/covidtesting Walk-ins are also accepted. Some screening questions may be asked, but they will not exclude you from getting a test. There is no cost to the individual. Individuals in the following groups should get tested:
- Those who have traveled outside of the county (test 3-5 days after travel)
- Those who interact with the public as part of their job and/or work in essential critical infrastructure jobs (every 14-28 days)
- Those who have interacted with people outside of their household, including constitutionally protected gatherings (3-5 days after exposure)
- The updated local health order is detailed here.
- It is important that people continue to follow prevention guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:
- Practice physical distancing at all times. Keep 6 feet space between yourself and others who are not part of your household. Stay in your household bubble!
- Wear a face mask if you aren’t sure you can maintain physical distancing while in public.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid unnecessary travel, and limit your outings to essential tasks.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Community Resources Portal: https://bit.ly/TCcovidPortal
Tuolumne County Public Health Website: www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/publichealth
Public Health COVID-19 Call Center: (209) 533-7440
California COVID-19 website: www.covid19.ca.gov
State Testing Site info and Appointments: https://lhi.care/covidtesting
Tuolumne County Business: www.tcdisasterassistance.com
CDC COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Thank you for your support and efforts to protect the safety and health of our community