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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/24/2020 09:19 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/24/2020 10:20 PM
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Calaveras Moved to Red Tier as Calaveras Public Health Confirms 1 Death and 28 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 1 death and 28 additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The death includes a male between 18-49 years of age who resided in District 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 and was unable to recover. HIPAA privacy rules regulate the sharing of protected health information. No additional information will be reported about these individuals.




The 28 additional COVID-19 cases include: one female and four males between 0-17 years of age, six females, five males, and one unspecified between 18-49 years of age, three females and six males between 50-64 years of age, and one female and one male over the age of 65. There are eight cases to report in District 1, one case in District 2, five cases in District 3, nine cases in District 4, and five cases in District 5.

Everyone is at risk for COVID-19 and should take precautions to avoid getting exposed to the virus. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19. This means that they may be hospitalized, require a ventilator to help them breathe, or may even be fatal. COVID-19 can be very serious and Calaveras Public Health asks that you follow the safety guidelines.

With the holidays fast approaching, Calaveras Public Health urges the public to remain cautious. The safest way to gather during the holidays is to spend time with people in the same household and gather virtually with family and friends who aren’t from your household. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, follow the Guidelines for Gatherings and tips for a healthier holiday season. Traveling to see friends and family during the holidays could increase your risk of infection and further the spread of COVID-19 in your community. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strongly recommends:

 Californians stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel
 Anyone arriving into California should voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days. For complete details and requirements, read CDPH’s Travel Advisory.

No-cost testing for COVID-19 is available at the OptumServe COVID-19 testing site in Sonora. The site is located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Blake Elliot Building (Creekside), 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora, CA 95370. Days and hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. If you would like to be tested for COVID-19 please register at www.lhi.care/covidtesting or call (888) 634-1123.

Testing for COVID-19 is advised, especially:
 People who have symptoms of COVID-19
 People who have had close contact with someone that is confirmed to have COVID-19
 People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider

To date, Calaveras Public Health reports a total of 450 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 378 cases have since recovered while 50 cases remain active. There have been a total of 22 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Calaveras County.

Public Health staff continue to investigate new cases to determine any possible persons who may have had close personal contact with the positive individuals. Close contacts may be contacted by the health department and monitored for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 illness.

Take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The best ways to avoid exposure to COVID-19 are to:
 Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth in public places and anywhere you will be around people who do not live with you, including close friends and family.
 Wash your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
 Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
 Stay home if you are sick.

Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
 Fever or chills
 Cough
 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
 Fatigue
 Muscle or body aches
 Headache
 New loss of taste or smell
 Sore throat
 Congestion or runny nose
 Nausea or vomiting
 Diarrhea

A person who has tested positive with COVID-19 may not have all or any of these
symptoms. A person who has tested positive but does not have any symptoms is considered asymptomatic and can still pass on the virus to others while they are infectious.

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing signs, seek emergency care immediately:
 Trouble breathing
 New confusion or weakness
 Bluish lips or face
 Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
 Inability to wake or stay awake

On November 16, 2020, the California Department of Public Health announced immediate changes to the state’s 4-tier system. The changes come as cases rapidly rise and COVID-19 becomes more widespread. Changes to the tier system can occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week when immediate action is needed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Counties are required to put into place any sector changes the day following the tier announcement. The goal is to make sure patients can get the access to care they need and prevent hospitals from being overrun. The change, however, does not alter state guidelines governing school reopenings.

As of today, Calaveras County rolled back from orange (moderate risk level) to red (substantial risk level), a more restrictive tier on the state’s 4-tier COVID-19 system. This means that some non-essential indoor businesses must close. Calaveras Public Health urges caution and encourages people to take the necessary steps to prevent being exposed to the virus and help the county continue to lower its risk level. Visit Blueprint for a Safer Economy to find specific business information and the county’s latest status.

Calaveras Public Health asks the public to be aware of scams. A contact tracer will never ask for your social security number, bank account number, or credit card information. Our contact tracers work for Calaveras Public Health. Contact tracers help contact people who have COVID-19 to track symptoms and make sure to keep our community safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Calaveras Public Health encourages that all people 6 months and older get their yearly flu vaccine. While getting the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it is shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death. Please speak with your local medical provider or pharmacist for flu vaccine.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Calaveras Public Health will not be releasing a press release on Friday, November 27. To receive information and resources related to COVID-19 visit the Calaveras County COVID-19 website.


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Re: no subject
Posted on: 2020-11-24 22:23:13   By: Anonymous
 
WE ARE backsliding folks! We can do better than that. If everyone would just put on their masks and heed to the guidelines, then maybe things will do back to normal soon!

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-11-24 22:46:27   By: Anonymous
     
    Nothing will ever be what you call normal again. The new normal is too many people causing the Natural Selection purge.

    Elected and hired officials closing down most of the counties in the State because of sickness. Inturn doing nothing to stop those sick locked down people from fleeing to the few areas still open. It was obvious that we would shortly have to shut down too. Our county should be seeking legal counsel because of what they forced upon us.

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-11-25 00:55:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Pack everyone around the Thanksgiving table and let'er rip!!!

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-11-25 07:07:13   By: Anonymous
     
    You can tell them until you are blue in the face but they won't wear one unless they get sick and infect someone they care about.
    Then you have our governor, makes rules and "Laws" for us to follow, but he and family and friends are above those rules.
    Now his family is sick and instantly it's from the chp protecting them...
    Does it make you wonder if a family member at the party came in contact with someone was infected?

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-11-25 07:14:59   By: Anonymous
     
    The District 1 Supervisor is not doing his job Who Ever that is? Fire him - We need to get back to business in D1. . .

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-11-25 07:17:33   By: Anonymous
       
      Such a Pretty Map - I'm hoping Covid doesn't go away, I'll really miss the Pretty Death Map.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-11-24 22:35:25   By: Anonymous
 
What is the different in District 2 with less cases?
People are spaced out more.

Less:
Strip Malls
Restaurants
Supermarkets
Wineries/Bars
Apartments
Housing Subdivisions
Golf Courses/Developed Parks
Etc..

More proof we need to decrease the population and stop building on every inch of the County to stop the spread of disease, virus, and death.




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    Re: /\/\ What is the difference...
    Posted on: 2020-11-24 22:46:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah, we need not build anymore I guess. However, who really knows the answer or solution to all this?

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      Re: /\/\ What is the difference...
      Posted on: 2020-11-24 22:52:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Stop testing people. We don't need to know these statistics because nothing is going to change. People are going to do what they want regardless of the dangers.

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        Re: /\/\ What is the difference...
        Posted on: 2020-11-24 23:16:50   By: Anonymous
         
        Well that would all be fine wouldn't it? But only if we did not have the gigantic population of people we have increased into in the world of today.

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          Re: /\/\ What is the difference...
          Posted on: 2020-11-25 08:18:24   By: Anonymous
           
          I would agree "people are spaced out more" in D-2

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            Re: /\/\ What is the difference...
            Posted on: 2020-11-25 08:51:54   By: Anonymous
             
            Ha ha. Agreed but it seems to be working for them.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-11-24 23:08:07   By: Anonymous
     
    This is the exact problem. The bad decisions of the large overpopulated urban areas (cities and coasts) are being forced upon the rural areas. Time to stop the unfair political decisions because of under representation of rural areas. Rural and City life are as different as night and day.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-11-26 16:34:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Wrong. The urban problems weren’t forced on the rural areas in America. What happened in the red states like the Dakotas, Montana, Iowa, etc., was mayors in the larger towns begged to impose safe standards. But Repub Governors refused and fought it. Now it is catching up to them. Some of those states are or have run out of ICU beds. People with normal issues can’t get treatment. Cases and deaths are spiking. The red( trump) states played the same BS game that trump played, deny the danger, do nothing. Well, people travel for business , pleasure, and it spread to the non-believers, those who ignored the experts like trump preached.

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Kill them all
Posted on: 2020-11-25 02:06:48   By: Anonymous
 
Kill them all!!!!
Is that the goal kill off all the old and sick !!!
Or are people of Calavers just stupid!!!!!
Stupid is what Stupid dose!!!
MASKS SAVE LIVES

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    Re: Kill them all
    Posted on: 2020-11-25 06:00:50   By: Anonymous
     
    No names of the non-elected

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      Re: Kill them all
      Posted on: 2020-11-25 07:19:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Just trying to unload cheap, penny-pinching customers like you! So long crybaby. . . Brian

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        Re: Kill them all
        Posted on: 2020-11-25 07:37:49   By: Anonymous
         
        Not unload but kill is the proper wording.

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        Re: Kill them all......so long crybaby
        Posted on: 2020-11-25 11:34:32   By: Anonymous
         
        What fantastic customer service skills.

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          Re: Kill them all......so long crybaby
          Posted on: 2020-11-27 19:59:55   By: Anonymous
           
          No names of the non elected

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      Re: Kill them all
      Posted on: 2020-11-25 07:51:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Suck it. If any cases were remotely traceable to the hotel, we'd have already heard all about it.

      Stay home if you feel vulnerable.

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        Re: Kill them all
        Posted on: 2020-11-25 09:39:22   By: Anonymous
         
        No names of the non-elected

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      Re: Kill them all
      Posted on: 2020-11-25 13:00:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Sarafina’s up the hill same thing. None of the employees are wearing masks. Unbelievable

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        Re: Cry me a river!!!
        Posted on: 2020-11-25 17:02:51   By: Anonymous
         
        F U and your mask!!! I would rather die than live like a rat in a cage! How come the world isn't shutting down with the upcoming threat of the flu season? People get sick and some die, it's been that way since the beginning.

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          Re: Cry me a river!!!
          Posted on: 2020-11-26 08:34:40   By: Anonymous
           
          No names of the non-elected

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          Re: Cry me a river!!!
          Posted on: 2020-11-26 10:38:23   By: Anonymous
           
          Oooh, mr drama. Wearing a mask and social distancing ain’t gonna kill you any more than wearing shirt shoes pants. Isn’t anything like being a rat in a cage.

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          Re: Cry me a river!!!
          Posted on: 2020-11-26 18:50:16   By: Anonymous
           
          Uh, much of the world is shutting down. But know what, we have the worst case of the virus than most others, we are worse than some third world nations.

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    Re: Kill them all
    Posted on: 2020-11-25 07:29:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Sniveler I love it when your daughter comes over with her wearing her mask with a hole cut in it...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-11-25 08:53:51   By: Anonymous
 
A death of someone 18-49 should make everyone sit up and take notice, underlying conditions or not. Condolences to loved ones for one taken much too soon.

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