As of November 25, 2020, Sierra County Public Health has received notification of two new positive COVID-19 cases in Sierra County. Due to a delay in receiving confirmation of positive cases, one case has completed isolation and is recovered. Investigation is ongoing with the second case.
Based on guidance from the CDC, close contacts will be notified by Sierra County Public Health if one of the following criteria are identified.
- You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more within a 24 hour period. This definition applies whether masks were worn or not.
- A person with COVID-19 sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
- You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
- You had direct physical contact with someone who has COVID-19 (hugged or kissed)
- You shared eating or drinking utensils with someone who has COVID-19
As you are aware, cases of COVID-19 continue to increase both locally and in neighboring counties and cities where many of our residents work and shop. Sierra County remains in the orange tier however, this is not a time to let down our guard. With the holiday season upon us, every person has a role to play in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
- If you are around others who are not from your household, wear a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Avoid gatherings. You can enjoy your holidays and activities safely, without gathering.
- Wear a face covering at all times when in businesses, at school, or unable to maintain 6 feet distance.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often, especially after you have been in a public place.
- If you feel sick, stay home, except to receive medical care.
- If you think or know that you may have been exposed, stay home.
For more information, please visit http://sierracounty.ca.gov/582/Coronavirus-COVID-19 or email COVID19@sierracounty.ca.gov
Celia Sutton-Pado, MD Public Health Officer Sierra County