December 7, 2020 – Nevada County Public Health reports 209 new confirmed cases in Nevada County since Friday and one additional death. For context, it took from March 21 to July 19, 2020 to reach 210 cases.

Active cases are up to 582 and the death toll now stands at 17. Hospitalizations are at 18 with 4 patients in ICU. The total of confirmed cases is 1,776 today.

The most affected ZIP codes are Truckee with 507 cases, Grass Valley with 440 cases and the south county Alta Sierra area with 264 cases total.

Contact Tracing and Limiting the Spread

If you’ve tested positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, there are important steps you can take to help limit the spread further into our community. Because of the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in our community currently, those with a positive COVID test may not hear from the Public Health department. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please follow the Isolation Guidance and share the Quarantine Guidance with your close contacts.

Find more detailed information about what to do if you’ve tested positive or are a close contact to someone with COVID-19 at

211 Connecting Point is available to help answer questions and talk through the Isolation or Quarantine Guidance with Nevada County residents. Connect with a local call center agent at 1-833-DIAL211. 

Get Tested for COVID-19

Testing appointments may become more readily available at local OptumServe sites following the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are getting tested due to being symptomatic or a possible exposure to COVID-19, please remember to stay home and limit your interactions in public places until you receive your results. Schedule a cost-free COVID-19 test at or call 1-888-634-1123.

Nevada County continues to work with the State to increase access to COVID-19 testing. Residents may schedule an appointment at other nearby OptumServe sites in other counties or may contact their primary care physician about other options.