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  1. Drawing showing virus particles escaping the loose mask of the person wearing it.

    Three Steps to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

    With both Delta and the highly transmissible Omicron variant circulating, COVID-19 case rates are on the rise in Nevada County. Learn More
  2. First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in Nevada County

    First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in Nevada County

    The highly transmissible variant was first detected in California on December 1st and has been the dominant variant in the United States since December 20th. Learn More
  3. Closeup of hands holding a COVID-19 home antigen test

    Spread Cheer, Not COVID-19, this Holiday Season

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and the Nevada County Public Health department is filling stockings with one of the most coveted gifts of the year: COVID-19 test kits. Learn More
  4. Health Officer Order Requires Testing for Indoor Youth Sports if Masks Are Not Used

    Health Officer Order Requires Testing for Indoor Youth Sports if Masks Are Not Used

    The Order requires a minimum of twice a week testing, at least two days apart, if participants will not be wearing masks while playing. Learn More
  5. Public Health Officials Tracking New Omicron Variant

    Public Health Officials Tracking the New Omicron Variant

    The California Department of Public Health confirmed the first case of the Omicron variant in the United States on December 1st, 2021. Learn More
  6. Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

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

    Nevada County’s Public Health Officer has issued an amendment to his August 25, 2021 order to remove limits on events while leaving masking requirements in place. Learn More
  7. Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

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

    The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. Learn More
  8. California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

    California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

    California is now cleared to follow the federal recommendations that certain individuals can receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Read on...
  9. New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

    New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

    The Public Health Officer has issued an order clarifying that all public, private, or charter schools in Nevada County intending to implement shortened or modified quarantine have a functioning testing and contact tracing program. Read on...
  10. Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

    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. Read on...
  11. COVID-19 NewsFlash, Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings, Aug 18, 2021

    Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings Indoors

    The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, August 20th, requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings and businesses. Read on...
  12. COVID-19 News, August 9, 2021; COVID-19 Cases Surge  in Nevada County as  Delta Variant Takes Hold

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

    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. Read on...
  13. COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

    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) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly recommends masking indoors. Read on...
  14. COVID-19 NewsFlash (2)

    Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant Identified in Nevada County

    The significantly more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been found in Nevada County. Six cases were reported to Nevada County Public Health on June 30, 2021. Read on...
  15. _PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (5)

    Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

    Nearly 62% of residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Whispering Pines clinic throughout July. Read on...
  16. COVID-19 NewsFlash (1)

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

    Nevada County's COVID case rates have met the requirements for the Blueprint for a Safer Economy's Orange Tier, based on case rates Nevada County hasn't seen since September. Nevada County could move into the Orange Tier as early as June 2nd. Read on...
  17. COVID-19 NewsFlash

    B.1.1.7 Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in Eastern and Western Nevada County

    Nevada County Public Health received notice that two specimens for SARS-CoV-2 taken in mid-March were determined to be the B.1.1.7 variant. Read on...
  18. 4.6.21 Tier Data _ NewsFlash

    Nevada County Risks Moving Backwards into the Purple Tier Next Week

    Nevada County once again met the metrics for the Purple Tier, meaning COVID-19 is widespread and case rates are increasing. Nevada County will remain in the Red Tier this week but will likely return to the Purple Tier on Wednesday, April 13th. Read on...
  19. 16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

    Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands to 16 and older at Public Health clinics

    4/1: Starting today, Nevada County Public Health has opened up vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older at our Public Health clinics. Statewide, everyone 50+ is eligible at all vaccine providers as of today. Read on...
  20. PH COVID Vaccine News Flash - eligibility expands April 1

    Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands + clinic tomorrow!

    3/25: Starting April 1, everyone 50 years old and older will be eligible to make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccine in California. Starting April 15, everyone 16 years old and older will be eligible for an appointment. Read on...
  21. NewsFlash_Red Tier

    Nevada County Will Move into the Red Tier, Wednesday, March 24th

    Today, Nevada County met the State’s metrics for the Red Tier for two consecutive weeks and will move into the Red Tier on Wednesday, March 24th. Read on...
  22. Collective Focus and Commitment Will Get Nevada County out of Purple Tier Restrictions

    Nevada County remains in the Purple Tier but meets the Red Tier criteria for the first time since November. Read on...
  23. Gail Gaffney, Sierra Pines_NewsFlash

    REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

    The REACH (Resources for Equity & Access in Community Health) Team is the Public Health Department’s crew of nurses dedicated to vaccinating those with the most risk and the least access to COVID-19 vaccinations. Read on...
  24. Nevada County Vaccine Update March 12: Eligibility expands March 15

    Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands March 15

    3/12: Starting March 15, people with certain significant, high-risk medical conditions or disabilities will become eligible for vaccines statewide. Read on...
  25. _PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (3)
  26. Blueprint Purple Tier_ NewsFlash

    State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

    Nevada County remains in the Purple Tier with the update and reassessment of the new statewide Blueprint for a Safer Economy thresholds. Our pathway to the Red Tier is to continue social distancing, masking, and refraining from social gatherings. Read on...
  27. _PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (1)

    Nevada County Vaccine Update: 100% of Vaccines Available in Nevada County Are Planned For

    Feb 15. Nevada County continues to vaccinate our community as soon as we receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Read on...
  28. Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

    Nevada County Vaccine Update: County opens new vaccine clinic in Grass Valley

    Feb 12. This week, the County of Nevada will launch a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the Whispering Pines business park in Grass Valley. Vaccinations at the Whispering Pines clinic are by appointment only. Read on...
  29. Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

    Nevada County Vaccine Update: State revises vaccine eligibility

    Feb 5. Today the State of California released a revised system for vaccine eligibility. Nevada County Public Health continues to follow the guidelines for vaccine eligibility as defined by the State of California. Read on...
  30. TTUSD Staff Vaccine_NewsFlash

    Nevada County Partners with Tahoe Forest Hospital to Vaccinate Tahoe Truckee Teachers

    On Wednesday February 3, 2021, teachers from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, administered by Tahoe Forest Hospital staff and school nurses from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Read on...