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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/01/2020 04:13 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/01/2020 04:13 PM
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Calaveras County Covid Surge Continues with 48 New Cases

San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 48 additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The 48 additional COVID-19 cases include: two females and one male between 0-17 years of age, eleven females and four males between 18-49 years of age, ten females and three males between 50-64 years of age, and eleven females and six males over the age of 65. There are twenty cases to report in District 1, one case in District 2, eight cases in District 3, eight cases in District 4, and eleven 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.

During the holidays, 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. The OptumServe site is now open 7 days a week. 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 498 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 401 cases have since recovered while 75 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.
 Avoid crowds

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

Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, Calaveras County is currently in the purple tier (widespread risk level), the state’s most restrictive tier. The goal is to make sure patients can get the access to care they need and prevent hospitals from being overrun. This means that several non-essential businesses cannot operate indoors or 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.

The purple tier impacts many local businesses that must close indoor business operations or reduce capacity. As of now, businesses that can operate outdoors only with modifications, include:
 Gyms and fitness centers
 Movie theaters
 Museums
 Places of worship
 Restaurants
 Wineries and tasting rooms

Bars, breweries, and distilleries must be closed. To learn more about how this change in tiers impacts businesses and activities in Calaveras County please view the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy to find specific business information and the county’s latest status.

As of November 21, 2020, it is required that all non-essential work and activities stop between 10PM and 5AM in counties in the widespread (purple) tier. Read more about the limited stay at home order. The stay at home order is effective through at least

December 21. Limiting social activities and gatherings of people not within the same household will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 into Calaveras communities.

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.
To receive information and resources related to COVID-19 visit the Calaveras County COVID-19 website.


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What no Darby comic...
Posted on: 2020-12-01 16:46:20   By: Anonymous
 


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    Re: What no Darby comic...
    Posted on: 2020-12-02 07:52:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Darby, Darby, Darby...NOT

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-01 18:23:24   By: Anonymous
 
How many people who feel sick in Arnold are going to drive all the way to Sonora?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-01 18:44:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh me oh my! Wait till January, there will be rides for those that can’t go to a hospital. It’ll be the undertaker wagon. There is something (seriously) wrong with you people! Could it be, common since????

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 04:00:36   By: Anonymous
       
      You have probably never been really ill. Believe me, if you were sick enough you'd be more than happy to drive from Arnold to Sonora for help, assuming you could drive.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-12-02 06:47:49   By: Anonymous
         
        I’m saying that some cases are being missed, due to how far away the test is located.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-01 21:34:27   By: Anonymous
     
    It's a Flatlander enclave up there. They follow each other up here. Many still have doctors where they came from and they do go back and forth.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 06:48:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Do you always blame outsiders for all your communities problems?

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PLEASE BE VIGILANT!
Posted on: 2020-12-01 18:57:40   By: Anonymous
 
This is not believable! What is wrong with people!!! Please know that new cases do not mean more deaths - new cases mean more people have the virus and have been or are exposing others which "can" lead to death, so new cases continue to be dangerous.

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    Re: PLEASE BE VIGILANT!
    Posted on: 2020-12-01 19:47:08   By: Anonymous
     
    Can lead to death if you are already on your death bed!

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      Re: PLEASE BE VIGILANT!
      Posted on: 2020-12-01 20:44:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Idiot. It is not death dead. It’s also long term physical damage, not reported. It’s also weeks or months off work. And it is often tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills....which you will probably try to get for free.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-01 20:42:11   By: Anonymous
 
Normal flu statics

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-01 20:45:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Liar. Ignorant. Loser.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-01 22:43:38   By: Anonymous
     
    False. The flu never kills this many people.


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 06:49:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Only in 1918.

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      Re: flu does kill
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 12:43:35   By: Anonymous
       
      The CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million -45 million illnesses, between 140,000 - 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000-61,000 deaths annually since 2010.

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        Re: flu does kill
        Posted on: 2020-12-02 12:47:08   By: Anonymous
         
        Using current daily deaths, we go through an entire flu season every 4- 23 days.

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          Re: flu does kill
          Posted on: 2020-12-02 14:30:28   By: Anonymous
           
          However, 250,000 are going to die in December. So do the math

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          Re: flu does kill
          Posted on: 2020-12-02 19:07:54   By: Anonymous
           
          Idiot. that's a lie and you know it

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            Re: flu does kill
            Posted on: 2020-12-02 21:17:24   By: Anonymous
             
            2,733 people died from Covid-19 today. Do the math.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-02 18:56:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Shut up Todd.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-01 21:43:06   By: Anonymous
 
Might throw in: there we’re over 40 shootings in Chicago over the Thanksgiving weekend, as of yesterday, 11 had passed. Amazing how this goes on day after day, and practically no one says a thing. Pretty sad!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-02 00:25:48   By: Anonymous
     
    If stopping gun crime in Chicago was a simple as staying 6 feet apart / wearing a mask, it would be a solved problem by now.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 04:11:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Not to say 40 gun deaths in Chicago is insignificant but, yesterday Covid killed over 2,600 in the US, if Worldometer is to be believed.

      Interestingly, we could reduce the numbers of both gun and Covid deaths, but a large group of Americans are not interested in doing so.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-02 06:51:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Stop pretending that you care about gun violence in Chicago.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-01 22:44:23   By: Anonymous
 
Wear your mask. Stay home. Cover your mouth and nose with your mask please.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-02 04:42:33   By: Anonymous
     
    I just want to smoke pot and shoot my gun outa my Cummins at my gay brothers wedding! Burp!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 06:52:19   By: Anonymous
       
      That is a lot of new cases. It’s early in the fall winter time . These infections could explode if people just disregard safety guidelines.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-12-02 06:56:05   By: Anonymous
         
        This is absolutely no joke . People are loosing loved ones. It has killed young Americans also . The outgoing President has created a disaster. Now we all pay the price .

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-02 07:15:31   By: Anonymous
 
Lube Room now serving covid 19.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-02 08:19:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Let's hope the owner of Murphy's Hotel croaks from covid-19 and his funeral attendees the same. A Kreasemease wish.

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      Re: 15% that are vulnerable
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 08:43:57   By: Anonymous
       
      So the ban on smoking indoors affected a 15% or more of the population too.
      Sounds like common sense to try and prevent harmful events before they happen.
      Stop with Chicago shootings reference when talking about covid. Gun control is off the table in the US.
      Wearing a mask takes nobody's rights away.
      Covid vaccine is only going to matter to those that can get it. Those that don't want it will continue the spread of any virus.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-02 09:53:26   By: Anonymous
 
SO SO SAD. What is even worst is our County Supervisors and Sheriff won't do a damn thing. Fire them all. They are unwilling to enforce anything and I mean anything. They are totally worthless.

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    Posted on: 2020-12-02 10:15:18   By: Anonymous
     


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-02 10:16:18   By: Anonymous
     
    👍👍

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 11:06:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Love the lube room. Good burgers Ect.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-12-02 11:08:25   By: Anonymous
         
        The vaccine could start as soon as December 15 .

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-12-02 11:36:01   By: Anonymous
           
          And most of us won’t have access to it until next summer, at the earliest.

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        Re: /\/\ Love the Lube Room...
        Posted on: 2020-12-02 11:42:38   By: Anonymous
         
        Yes and I inquired about those burgers recently and an employee told me that they serve both indoors and outdoors along with drinks. What's up with that?

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    Re: So sad
    Posted on: 2020-12-02 19:18:52   By: Anonymous
     
    What sheeple. Masks do not work. it's the fning flu or a cold. Unbelievable you dumbasses have fallen for this crap. It's all politics. ask Newson, Nasty Nancy ,the mayor in Los Angles. I could go on but I'm probably wasting my time. They have no problem partying without masks or social distancing ( ridiculous saying). The democratics/libs now know how you all fall in line Baaa. Shoot even your idiot Biden was caught partying without a mask or social distancing cuz he thinks he won something.







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      Re: So sad
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 20:26:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Oh, my gawd, some goofball thinks he knows more than any scientists, doctors, virologists, nurses, epidemiologists. But believes trump. That is really a pathetic post.

      Dude, here is your sign

      🖕🖕

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      Re: So sad
      Posted on: 2020-12-02 22:27:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Really, how can you post such craziness. Hospital are overflowing, bodies are being put in freezer trucks, accident victims and emergency rooms are full, people who need operations can’t get in.

      The only things average people can do to help stop this is to wear a face covering, social distance and avoid crowds.

      Masks have proved effective in reducing the spread in other countries. We have about the highest infection and death rate of all the nations.
      Anything less is pure craziness.

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No mask?
Posted on: 2020-12-02 19:03:57   By: Anonymous
 
No mask? Proven scumbag. Nothing to be proud of. Shame is your you sign.

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    Re: No mask?
    Posted on: 2020-12-03 07:24:13   By: Anonymous
     
    osha close the hotel

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