One New COVID-19 Case, 8 Active Cases In Tuolumne County
Sonora, CA – There is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Tuolumne County’s Wednesday report. No known cases are hospitalized at this time. There are a total of eight active cases in the county. Tuolumne County remains in the state’s Orange Tier 3, COVID-19 risk level. More about the risk categories in the state’s 4 Tier color-coded system for reopening businesses is detailed here.
Plans to address a move of the no-cost state testing site from its current location at the Calaveras County fairgrounds to a site in Tuolumne County have been pushed back to November 1st according to Calaveras Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita as detailed here.
The total number of cases in the county are 227 made up of 212 residents and 14 Sierra Conservation Center inmates. A total of 11,258 tests have been done and 201 are listed as recovered. There have been four deaths related to COVID-19 in the county.
Health officials announced free flu shots will be available at the Tuolumne County Health Department at 20111 Cedar Road in Sonora on Tuesdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for those who are two years old and older. Face coverings are required and all visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. Please call 209-533-7401 with any questions.
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For county population and other county level statistics view our page here.
If you are having COVID-like symptoms, self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider or the Adventist Health Triage Line at 209-536-5166 Mon-Fri, or 209-536-5000 after hours. If you need immediate medical attention, please call ahead and go to Rapid Care or the Emergency Department. You can also visit www.valleycovidhelp.com for more information.
The no-cost state testing site is open at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds Tuesday – Saturday 7am to 7pm. Appointments can be scheduled ahead of time at: https://lhi.care/covidtesting Appointments are recommended. The site offers to test children ages 3 and older (accompanied by a parent or guardian). Tuolumne County Public Health encourages anyone concerned about possible exposure to go get tested and essential workers are encouraged to get tested every two weeks.
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 covering in public.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
- Avoid gatherings of any size with people who are not part of your household.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid unnecessary travel, and limit your outings to essential tasks.
Thank you for your support and efforts to protect the safety and health of our community