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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Three Steps to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

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

With both Delta and the highly transmissible Omicron variant circulating, COVID-19 case rates are on the rise in Nevada County. The increasing case rates mirror what’s happening throughout the state and nation as the predicted winter surge takes...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2021

First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in Nevada County

First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in Nevada County

Nevada County has its first lab-confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

“Omicron cases have been confirmed in nearby counties, so it is very likely that this variant has been in our community for weeks,” said Jill Blake, Dire...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Spread Cheer, Not COVID-19, this Holiday Season

Closeup of hands holding a COVID-19 home antigen test

‘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. To promote safe gatherings this holiday season, Public Health plans to distribute nearly 6...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 8, 2021

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

Today Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann released a Health Officer Order directed at school administrators outlining safe practices for indoor youth sports. The Order requires a minimum of twice a week testing, at least two days apar...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Public Health Officials Tracking the New Omicron Variant

Public Health Officials Tracking New Omicron Variant

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization classified a new COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and named it Omi...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 9, 2021

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, 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...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 3, 2021

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. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 28, 2021

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

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...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 7, 2021

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

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

To support school administrators, Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an order clarifying that State guidelines require all public, private, or charter schools in Nevada County intending to implement shortened or modified q...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 25, 2021

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.

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 9, 2021

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

COVID-19 News, August 9, 2021; 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.

Similar dramatic increases are...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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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 reco...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 1, 2021

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash (2)

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. The specimens were collected between June 3rd and June 15, indicating that the Delta variant...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 28, 2021

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

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (5)

As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 25, 2021

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash (1)

Vaccine Appointments are Easily Accessible

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....

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 14, 2021

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash

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. One specimen was taken from a COVID-19 patient on the East side of Nevada County and the other was from a patient o...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Nevada County Risks Moving Backwards into the Purple Tier Next Week

4.6.21 Tier Data _ NewsFlash

After only two weeks in the Red Tier, 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 P...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 1, 2021

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

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

We want to make sure that our rate of community vaccinations stays as fast as possible and that people who are ready to get vaccinated can get an appointment. Public Health has seen the availability in our appointment scheduling system increase in the las...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands + clinic tomorrow!

PH COVID Vaccine News Flash - eligibility expands April 1

How to get an appointment when you are eligible

  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is hosting a vaccine clinic this Friday, March 26th 
    • Call 530-737-6233 now to make your appointment
    • This vaccination clinic is available for Nevada County residents or t...
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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2021

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

NewsFlash_Red Tier

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. With this Tuesday’s update, Nevada County has a daily case rate of 8 qualifying Nevada County for the Red Tie...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 17, 2021

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.

Nevada County, CA - Nevada County’s COVID case rate has kept our communities countywide in the State’s Purple Tier. We are one county and can only o...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 17, 2021

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

Gail Gaffney, Sierra Pines_NewsFlash

The Nevada County Public Health department has been at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Nevada County since the beginning of the pandemic. From leading prevention efforts to conducting case investigations and contact tracing, Public Health has led th...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands March 15

Nevada County Vaccine Update March 12: Eligibility expands March 15

Appointments for all eligible people are available via MyTurn.ca.gov (or 1-833-422-4255). Public Health posts available appointments to MyTurn.ca.gov every Friday around noon. 

What high-risk conditions or disabilities make a person under 65 eligi...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (3)

COVID-19 vaccinations are picking up in Nevada County. Nearly 30,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Nevada County residents so far, and the pace is increasing. In recent weeks, local health officials have begun to vaccinate those ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

Blueprint Purple Tier_ NewsFlash

Nevada County remains in Purple Tier

Today, the State announced changes to their Blueprint for a Safer Economy after reaching 2 million California residents vaccinated in some of the hardest-hit communities triggering an update to the Blueprint for a Safer...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 14, 2021

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

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (1)

According to State data released Monday, February 15th, over 15,000 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, and more vulnerable residents have access to make appointments as Nevada County. 

Vaccines come into the county through se...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 12, 2021

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

Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

Space for the clinic is being provided by Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with support from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Internet service for the site was donated by Smarter Broadband and local artist Kathy Wronski has ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State revises vaccine eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

We continue to received a very limited supply of vaccine, with an average of 1,850 doses a week. This total includes both first and second doses. Although the state has increased vaccine eligibility, access locally remains dependent of vaccine supply. And...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 3, 2021

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

TTUSD Staff Vaccine_NewsFlash

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. Nevada County is c...

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Public Health - Coronavirus