On December 10, 2020, Sierra County Public Health received notification of two new positive cases in Sierra County. These cases do not affect the implementation of the Regional Stay Home Order by 11:59PM tonight for the Greater Sacramento Region. The Regional Stay Home Order is implemented based on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity of less than15% for our Region (Greater Sacramento Region).
Please be aware that the State’s assessment of Sierra County’s status is now two-fold. The State now assesses both tier level and criteria for the Regional Stay Home Order simultaneously. 1) Tier level assessment is based on the State’s analysis of the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sierra County and the number of Sierra County residents tested, regardless of the result. 2) The Regional Stay Home Order is assessed for implementation based on our region’s ICU capacity being less than the threshold of 15%.
The tier level assessment has been a weekly measurement that will continue even when Sierra County is in a Regional Stay Home Order. However, the Regional Stay Home Order restrictions supersede the tier industry guidance for the duration of the Order. If a county is no longer in a Regional Stay Home Order, the Blueprint Tier Assessment will be back in effect setting industry guidance.
Bearing this information in mind and considering the upcoming Holidays, Sierra County Public Health kindly reminds you to take precautions. During this heightened state of emergency, it is more important than ever to:
- Wear a Mask
- Keep Your Distance
- Wash Your Hands
- Avoid Gatherings
- If You Feel Sick – Stay Home
- Get Tested
Celia Sutton-Pado, MD Public Health Officer Sierra County
For more information, please go to: http://sierracounty.ca.gov/COVID-19 Email: COVID19@sierracounty.ca.gov