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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 […]

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Nevada County Health Officials Urge Caution as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Nevada County Public Health officials expressed concern today about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. With a 7-day average of 10.9 cases per day, Nevada County has a higher COVID-19 rate than most counties in the state. There are currently four active COVID-19 outbreaks in Nevada County. An “outbreak” is defined as […]

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Public Health to open new Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus next week

April 29, 2021 – Access to COVID-19 vaccines continues to expand in Nevada County. Next week, Nevada County Public Health will launch a new vaccine clinic at the Sierra College campus in Grass Valley. With 210 appointments per day, five days a week, the clinic provides a significant expansion in appointment availability. The clinic at […]

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B.1.429 Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in Nevada County

The Nevada County Public Health department announced today that it has confirmed the first identified instance of the B.1.429 Variant of COVID-19 in Nevada County. Public Health officials requested genetic sequencing of a positive test in February, after a person who already had COVID-19 was re-infected. Results from the State lab came back yesterday.  B.1.429 […]