One New COVID-19 Case In Tuolumne County
Sonora, CA – There is one new positive COVID-19 test in Tuolumne County Public Health’s Wednesday report today. The individual is in isolation. The previously hospitalized case has recovered.
As detailed here, the state testing site which Tuolummne County shares with Calaveras County will be moving to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora beginning in November. Tuolumne County health officials anticipate the move will happen November 1-2 with a start date for appointments and testing on November 3rd. Days and hours of operation are not planned to change: Tuesday-Saturday 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
The total number of cases in the county are 228 made up of 214 residents and 14 Sierra Conservation Center inmates. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s COVID-19 Tracking report has no active cases in custody at the Sierra Conservation Center. A total of 11,575 tests have been done and 209 (non-inmates) are listed as recovered. There have been four deaths related to COVID-19 in the county.
Tuolumne is a moderate-risk county for COVID-19 in Tier 3, Orange along with Calaveras and Amador who moved down from Red yesterday. Orange Tier level counties including Calaveras and Amador may open their schools to students. San Joaquin was in the most restrictive Purple Tier but is now Red and Stanislaus remains Purple.
Tuolumne County’s COVID-19 Data reported to the state from the week ending September 19th had a Case Rate at 1.9 positive tests per 100,000 population and a Test Positivity Rate at 1.1%. To qualify for the Yellow Tier the Case Rate must be under 1.0 and the positivity rate must be under 2%. Tuolumne qualifies for an adjustment allowance related to its lower population. More details are here.
|Daily COVID-19 Cases|
|Totals (Cumulative) COVID-19 Cases|
||Recovered (increase)||Total Positives||Deaths|
|San Joaquin||19,159 (+53)||20,411||456|
For county population and other county-level statistics view our page here.
Tuolumne 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.
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
Interim Tuolumne County Health Officer, Dr. Eric Sergienko, has issued two updated local Health Officer Orders. The lodging order imposes new requirements on lodging facilities for cleaning employees to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when cleaning rooms within Tuolumne County. Read the order here. The Health Officer Order related to areas not including lodging related to the COVID-19 Pandemic can be read here.