Preparing for the Novel Coronavirus

NEVADA, PLACER, AND WASHOE COUNTIES

As of press deadline, Placer County has reported California’s first death of a patient with COVID-19 (coronavirus) plus four other cases and declared a local health emergency so as to receive state resources. The person, an elderly adult with underlying health conditions, was the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county. Washoe County has reported two presumptive positive case of the virus. Nevada County currently has no confirmed cases of the virus, though it also has declared a local health emergency. Further transmission is expected to occur in the United States and local communities in the future.

Nevada County has activated the 211 call center with Connecting Point. Residents with questions can dial 2-1-1 or 833-DIAL211 (833-342-5211) to talk with a call center representative. There is also an updated website, mynevadacounty.com/coronavirus.

Placer County residents can learn more and find updates at placer.ca.gov/coronavirus.

The Washoe County Health District has adapted two existing plans — Quarantine and Isolation Plan and Pandemic Flu Plan — which are being adjusted to COVID-19. The Health District has a webpage dedicated to COVID19, washoecounty.us/covid19.

The Tahoe Forest Health System also put out information on the coronavirus spreading, cautioning anyone with a fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, or gastrointestinal symptoms to avoid visiting friends or  family at the hospital to prevent the spread of the virus.

~ Nevada, Placer, and Washoe county and TFHS press releases

Preparing for the Novel Coronavirus

NEVADA, PLACER, AND WASHOE COUNTIES

As of press deadline, Placer County has reported California’s first death of a patient with COVID-19 (coronavirus) plus four other cases and declared a local health emergency so as to receive state resources. The person, an elderly adult with underlying health conditions, was the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county. Washoe County has reported two presumptive positive case of the virus. Nevada County currently has no confirmed cases of the virus, though it also has declared a local health emergency. Further transmission is expected to occur in the United States and local communities in the future.

Nevada County has activated the 211 call center with Connecting Point. Residents with questions can dial 2-1-1 or 833-DIAL211 (833-342-5211) to talk with a call center representative. There is also an updated website, mynevadacounty.com/coronavirus.

Placer County residents can learn more and find updates at placer.ca.gov/coronavirus.

The Washoe County Health District has adapted two existing plans — Quarantine and Isolation Plan and Pandemic Flu Plan — which are being adjusted to COVID-19. The Health District has a webpage dedicated to COVID19, washoecounty.us/covid19.

The Tahoe Forest Health System also put out information on the coronavirus spreading, cautioning anyone with a fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, or gastrointestinal symptoms to avoid visiting friends or  family at the hospital to prevent the spread of the virus.

~ Nevada, Placer, and Washoe county and TFHS press releases

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