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Nevada County Public Health Encourages HIV Testing for National HIV Testing Day on June 27

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. The Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) encourages Nevada County residents to get tested for HIV. Testing can be free, easy, fast, and confidential. Residents can learn about free and low-cost local HIV testing sites at the CDC’s Get Tested website. As part of its effort to encourage […]

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Nevada County WIC Shares More Resources and Guidance to Help Local Families Navigate the National Infant Formula Shortage

As the national infant formula shortage continues, Nevada County Public Health Department efforts are underway to help families identify and navigate local resources. Families can continue to check the California Department of Public Health updates here. Locally, the Nevada County Public Health Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program  has expanded many infant formula options related […]

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Reminder of the Public Health Advisory for Recreational Use of Lake Wildwood

In the summer of 2017, Lake Wildwood experienced an outbreak when 18 people fell ill with Shiga toxin- producing E. coli O157 (STEC O157), most after unintentionally ingesting lake water. At the time of the outbreak, the STEC O157 collected from human specimens matched STEC O157 identified in lake water, submerged sediment, and one goose […]

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Nevada County Public Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements for Vaccinated Individuals to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking order is rescinded, it is still highly recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask […]

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Local Public Health Officials Warn of Vaccine Phone Scam

The Nevada County Public Health department is warning the community of a phone scam offering COVID-19 boosters to residents. Callers representing themselves as Nevada County Public Health department employees are offering to schedule residents for an emergency vaccination clinic. The caller then asks for personal information such as name, address, phone number, date of birth, […]

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Nevada County Welcomes Dr. Sherilynn Cooke as Public Health Officer

At today’s Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisors unanimously approved an 18-month contract with Dr. Sherilynn Cooke to serve as Nevada County’s Health Officer beginning January 1, 2022. “We feel extremely fortunate to have attracted such a qualified physician to support our county,” said Public Health Director Jill Blake. “Dr. Cooke has a true interest […]

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Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County, CA November 9, 2021 – Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an amendment to his August 25, 2021 order to remove limits on events while leaving masking requirements in place. The amended order will go into effect at 12:01 am on November 10, 2021. The amended order: • Removes […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Nevada County, Calif. November 3, 2021 – The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to be available to California residents in the coming days. […]

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California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

With the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup review and approval of the CDC’s recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccine boosters, California is now cleared to follow the federal recommendations that certain individuals can receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The booster dose is intended to provide enhanced protection to people who may be at […]

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Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board

September 7, 2021 – Jill Blake, Nevada County Public Health Director, announced today that the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). “It is truly an honor to be recognized nationally for meeting these very high standards of excellence,” Blake said. The national accreditation program, […]

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Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has amended his August 18th order on face coverings to include further mandates for crowded outdoor settings and large events. The order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 27, 2021. In addition to last week’s requirements for face coverings indoors, the amended order: Requires that everyone, regardless […]

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Order of the Nevada County Public Health Officer for the wearing of face coverings in workplace and public settings inside and strongly recommended for outside in crowded conditions

Editor’s note at August 18, 2021 at 9:52 AM Press release language added before the full order text. Today, Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann issued an order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings and businesses. The order also strongly recommends that everyone, […]

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COVID-19 Cases Surge in Nevada County as Delta Variant Takes Hold

Nevada County, CA- With 443 cases last week, Nevada County is experiencing the largest surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic. Cases have increased by 1200% since the week of July 1st. Similar dramatic increases are being seen across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently reported […]

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Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly recommends masking indoors. Nevada County’s daily case rate and case positivity rate have drastically increased in less than a month. The steep increase is […]

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Nevada County’s COVID Cases Lower and the Economy is Poised to Reopen

Nevada County Public Health and the State of California are working to make access to your COVID vaccine as easy as possible. As of this week, nearly 85,000 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents. The Nevada County Public Health department has administered over 22,000 of these vaccinations at various locations. This is more […]