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NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. June 17, 2020 – Up until the end of May, Nevada County appeared to be mostly spared from new infections. The east side of the county had 6 new cases on June 2, and a total 41 cases as of yesterday. Western Nevada County had 12 cases only until June 14, 2020. Tonight, 10 new cases have been reported, 5 on each side of Nevada County.

The new cases are all community transmitted, meaning person to person transmissions within the area. Private gatherings, where different households interacted, account for the majority of today’s new cases.

The new active cases have been placed in quarantine and contact tracing has begun for all patients.

As evidenced from the graph above, two minors are among the 10 new cases.

Get tested

Testing is available to all Nevada County residents at two locations in Truckee and Grass Valley. You must pre-register and schedule an appointment at https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123. Please have your appointment authorization number when you arrive at the testing site. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm in the Town of Truckee; Tuesday – Saturday 7am-7pm in Grass Valley. 

OptumServe Testing Site Locations

Western Nevada County:

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Grass Valley Veterans Hall: 255 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Eastern Nevada County

Town of Truckee across the street from the Tahoe Forest Health System at 

10990 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161

Payment

If an individual has medical insurance, OptumServe will bill the patient’s medical insurance company. Uninsured individuals may also use the community test site, and their tests will be paid for by the state.