Plumas County Public Health reports two new COVID-19 cases in Plumas County today, Wednesday, July 8 — both involving health care workers.
Eastern Plumas Health Care notified PCPH two of its employees have tested positive, one resides in Eastern region and the other resides in the Southern region of Plumas County. One of the positive cases is a close contact of the 12th positive case. Both employees work in the Portola Skilled Nursing facility. EPHC has taken strict precautions for its skilled nursing facilities regarding COVID-19, since the positive cases were identified extra precautions have been implemented.
An investigation is underway to determine if any other individuals may have been exposed. Exposed individuals identified during the investigation will be contacted.
In the last 14 days Plumas County has had eight positive COVID-19 cases including these current cases.
According to a statement from the PCPH Department, “It is difficult to determine with certainty how or
where a person was exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Even with the increased cases, there is not enough evidence to suggest community transmission of COVID-19 in Plumas County. However, that can change at any time; therefore, everyone is strongly encouraged to follow the executive order by staying home and avoiding travel when possible, practice physical distancing, wear a face covering while in public, and continue to use universal precautions; including washing hands and covering mouths with an elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Exposure to COVID-19 can be minimized if all precautions are practiced by all residents.”
For more information, call the Plumas County COVID-19 informational phone line at 283-6400 or send an e-mail to [email protected] or visit our website at plumascounty.us.