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AHS Is Dropping Its COVID-19 Visitor Requirements

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Sonora, CA – With a State Public Health Officer Order issued on Thursday relaxing the COVID-19 rules to visit loved ones in health facilities, Adventist Health Sonora (AHS) is following that direction.

Starting Saturday, Sept. 17th, visitors to hospital facilities will no longer have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test.

“We are relieved that the requirements for visitors in our facilities are easing,” said Michelle Fuentes, President of Adventist Health Sonora. “The presence of loved ones is so important for healing, and we are happy to be able to safely relax these visitation requirements to provide the best possible experience for our patients.”

AHS advised that visitors in healthcare settings, including hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, are still required to wear masks per California Department of Public Health guidance.

To view the hospital’s visitation policy and guidelines, click here.

Tuolumne County Public Health has not reported any new Covid deaths since September 2nd. There are 59 new confirmed cases from Saturday, September 10th to today, Friday, September 16th. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports 4 active cases at the Sierra Conservation Center. Tuolumne county remains in the Medium Community Covid Level as determined by the CDC.

Known Active (Hospital)
Est. Total 2022 All Cases (All Deaths)
9/7 to 9/12
20 27 (4) 2,786 6,951
Calaveras 9/7 to 9/13 53 17 (0) 3,862 8,497
Mariposa 9/9 to 9/15 34 N/A (2) 2,367 4,162
9/8 to 9/15
7 N/A 1,242 3,188
Tuolumne 9/10 to 9/16 59 137 (2) 8,267 16,676 (197)
Colors indicate CDC Community Level: Green-low, Yellow-medium, Orange-high