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COVID-19 Up-dates

Posted on: November 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Case Twelve and Thirteen of COVID-19 in Sierra County

On November 11, 2020, Sierra County Public Health received notification of a twelfth and thirteenth positive COVID-19 test result for residents of Sierra County. All close contacts identified will be contacted by a member of Public Health. A close contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. 

If you believe you have been a close contact of somebody testing positive, stay home and monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days since last contact. Consider being tested if symptoms develop. Options for testing are listed on the Sierra County Website, or call your health care provider.

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