March 24, 2020 – Nevada County Public Health has confirmed its fourth case of COVID-19. The person who was diagnosed is an adult who resides in Eastern Nevada County, and self-isolated while symptomatic. The mode of transmission is undetermined at this time, and is still under investigation. Public Health staff has been in touch with the person’s household contacts, all of whom are self-isolating at home as well.
As additional people are diagnosed with COVID-19, we will report the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada County on the County’s www.mynevadacounty.com/coronavirus website.
Importance of Stay-at-Home Order
The statewide Stay-at-Home Order is a critical intervention to reduce harm from the spread of the coronavirus in our community. By staying at home except for essential activities such as food, necessary medical needs and time outdoors while practicing social distancing, we can slow the spread, flatten the curve and limit the impacts to local health care systems.
Health officers across northern California jurisdictions are responding to quickly increasing cases and serious illnesses across the region. Now is the time to do everything we can to prevent the situation from getting much worse in a matter of days or weeks.
Find local, up-to-date information and links to state and federal guidance at www.mynevadacounty.com/coronavirus. Please call 211 (also available at 1-833-DIAL211), for all non-emergency and non-medical inquiries.