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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2020 05:00 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/23/2020 05:00 PM
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West Point Man is Latest New Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA...Biweekly Report: New Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Calaveras County.  On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Calaveras Public Health reported one additional case of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The case is an adult male over the age of 65 years old. The case resides in the West Point area. The source of exposure is being investigated. “People should stay home as much as possible and take the necessary preventive actions to keep Calaveras County safe and healthy if you do go out,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer.





The best protection against COVID-19 continues to be to:
 Stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household
 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
 Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissues, or your elbow (not your hands)
 Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth to protect others

Calaveras Public Health staff is investigating the new case to determine any possible persons who may have had close personal contact with the positive individual. Close contacts will be contacted by the health department, assessed and monitored for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 illness. Those with close contact may be recommended to be tested for COVID-19 infection.

No-cost testing for COVID-19 is available to anyone who would like to get one. The OptumServe COVID-19 testing site located at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Testing is available to those age 12 and older. Walk-ins are welcome but people are highly encouraged to register online by going to www.lhi.care/covidtesting. People without internet access should call (888) 634-1123.

Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
 Fever or chills
 Cough
 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
 Fatigue
 Muscle or body aches
 Headache
 New loss of taste or smell
 Sore throat
 Congestion or runny nose
 Nausea or vomiting
 Diarrhea

All people in California must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible. “In addition to social distancing, wearing a face covering is one of the most effective things people can do to reduce the chances of transmitting COVID-19”, said Dr. Kelaita. “The use of face coverings can limit the release of droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes,” he added. Learn about the guidance and limited exceptions here.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Calaveras County is now twenty-nine. Of those confirmed cases, sixteen cases have since recovered. To date, there have been no reported deaths to COVID-19.
Confirmed COVID-19 numbers in Calaveras County by Age and Gender:

Age Gender 0-17 2 Female 16
18-49
14
Male
13 50-64 2 Unreported 0
65+
11
Unreported 0
Test Results Received 2322
Recovered
16 Deaths 0
TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES
29

To receive the most up-to-date numbers, information, and resources related to COVID-19 visit the Calaveras County COVID-19 website at https://covid19.calaverasgov.us. Follow Calaveras Public Health on Facebook www.facebook.com/calaveraspublichealth/


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-06-23 17:31:08   By: Anonymous
 
He is probably some old fu*k from a nursing home!

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    Posted on: 2020-06-23 17:56:38   By: Anonymous
     
    There are no nursing homes in West Point.

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      Posted on: 2020-06-23 18:02:20   By: Anonymous
       
      FAKE NEWS, ..........Bubba Wallace and the noose! So watch not one LIB will denounce the fact everyone jumped to a false narrative.

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        Posted on: 2020-06-23 18:13:44   By: Anonymous
         
        What?

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          Posted on: 2020-06-23 18:34:39   By: Anonymous
           
          According to the FBI, the noose hanging in Bubba's garage was there since last year, so it was already there when they gave him the spot. So no hate crime was committed. An understandable mistake though. And an excellent opportunity for the drivers to show support to their fellow driver and against racist bs.

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            Posted on: 2020-06-23 22:44:20   By: Anonymous
             
            Not a noose at all. It was the garage pull rope with a hand loop in it. Every garage at Talladega has one. #bubbasmollett

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              Posted on: 2020-06-24 09:29:41   By: Anonymous
               
              The FBI said Tuesday the noose had been in the garage since last year and Wallace was therefore not a victim of a hate crime. NASCAR, mentioning the FBI report, described the item as a "garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose."

              Wallace said the image he saw of "what was hanging in my garage is not a garage pull."

              "It was a noose," Wallace said. "Whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. So, it wasn't directed at me but somebody tied a noose. That's what I'm saying."

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      Posted on: 2020-06-23 23:26:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Many private people rent rooms and care for elderly all over the place, including West Point.

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        Posted on: 2020-06-23 23:36:02   By: Anonymous
         
        Remember Dorothea Puente?
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Puente

        This place is very suspicious.
        https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1475-Railroad-Flat-Rd-Mokelumne-Hill-CA-95245/2104440912_zpid/

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    Posted on: 2020-06-23 18:22:44   By: Anonymous
     
    No nursing homes in West Point or that end of the county in general. He may have a friend in Valley Springs, though. The most growing demographic of cases are in the 20-49 age group because, of course, they are invincible. Kind of like the ones around here who have a couple behind the wheel.

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    Posted on: 2020-06-24 18:56:19   By: Anonymous
     
    You are probably some dumb fu** with low self esteem,over weight,no job loser,who hates life. Not far off I'm guessing.

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County government
Posted on: 2020-06-23 18:30:02   By: Anonymous
 
BOS, Health Dept., Sheriff, all need to step up and get serious about his. Over 120,000 people have died in the US, compared to about 100, 000 who died due to DUI in the last 10 years. Covid is greater public threat than DUI. This county has a high proportion of people above 51 yo with thousands of those above 70. With a county population of about 50,000, and a potential infection rate running between 2 and 4 percent, it is likely that there are somewhere between
500 and 1000 unidentified asymptotic cases of Covid in this County. Yet the County does not seem to be at all interested in encouraging social distancing or face masks to protect the public health and safety. Many local businesses do not require masks for entry, groups gather in closed environments. It is not an overreach to expect people to distance and mask to stop the spread of this obviously dangerous virus.

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    Re: County government
    Posted on: 2020-06-23 18:35:53   By: Anonymous
     
    Who actually gives a sh*t? We all are going to die someday, some sooner than others.

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      Re: County government
      Posted on: 2020-06-23 19:20:31   By: Anonymous
       
      You gonna give up? Not in a hurry I’d bet. Bet you couldn’t pay your med bills if you crashed your junker and had to go to the hospital.

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      Re: County government
      Posted on: 2020-06-23 19:22:21   By: Anonymous
       
      You the kinda guy would leave his momma die to get her social security?

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        Re: County government
        Posted on: 2020-06-23 20:05:48   By: Anonymous
         
        My momma is dead and I get my own Social Security checks. Do you have any more smart ass statements?

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          Re: County government
          Posted on: 2020-06-23 20:16:03   By: Anonymous
           
          Give it up, you ain’t providing, you just taking. Don’t ask for any Medicare or paramedics, cuz , like you say , everybosh including you, gotta go sometime.

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          Re: County government
          Posted on: 2020-06-24 18:57:51   By: Anonymous
           
          Yeah get help you loser!

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    Re: County government
    Posted on: 2020-06-23 22:45:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Freak out much?

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      Re: County government
      Posted on: 2020-06-24 09:15:07   By: Anonymous
       
      Ignore facts much?

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    Re: County government
    Posted on: 2020-06-23 23:24:38   By: Anonymous
     
    If you would just move back to San Fran. you could have all those nannies back to take care of you, and control your life again. Hurry run back, don't walk! We here are not happy with those who seek to control and run our lives for us, that is why we live here.

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      Re: County government
      Posted on: 2020-06-24 06:34:39   By: Anonymous
       
      ^Says Angels Camp

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        Re: County government
        Posted on: 2020-06-24 15:55:03   By: Anonymous
         
        All the foothill community businesses, mainly hardware, plants, food are swamped with people who just moved here since the start of the virus. They are bragging out loud to anyone who will listen that they just moved here from the Bay Area.

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          Re: County government
          Posted on: 2020-06-24 19:22:02   By: Anonymous
           
          Well then, that should thrill all the libs who routinely promote how great it is to have a tourist industry, how all the Bay transplants moving here are how we have any businesses and work, how all the inbred rednecks who live here are horrible and how they need to get used to the fact that all the Bay people will move up and push out the locals.
          Now the transplants are complaining that all the city people are moving up. Talk about a 180.

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      Re: County government
      Posted on: 2020-06-24 09:20:12   By: Anonymous
       
      How stupid you are to presume anyone is from SF, or presume that have not lived here longer than you. You don’t speak for all locals.

      If you allow presumption, I’d net you don’t have have medical insurance coverage for yourself or family. So if one of you got the bug, you could not pay for the medical costs,. You would figure the everyone else should cover the costs.

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        Re: County government
        Posted on: 2020-06-24 15:51:39   By: Anonymous
         
        We are generations of people from pioneer families who came to the county and built it. We work, many have worked their whole lives and continue to work in later senior years. We have health insurance, pay our bills, and help our local neighbors that we maintain close ties with. You are the one making assumptions.

        You on the other hand are a simpleton, and have no clue what this county is about or the generations of people who live here.

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          Re: County government
          Posted on: 2020-06-24 17:50:29   By: Anonymous
           
          Yes I do, and you are not the crown of creation, nothing you said justifies the insults you made right in your first post.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-06-24 08:00:21   By: Anonymous
 
Why is Arnold being allowed to host the Peddler's Market July 4th weekend when the parade itself was canceled because of COVID. An event which will bring hundreds if not thousands of visitors from outside the county and encourage shoulder to shoulder mingling. We already know law enforcement will not be making sure people wear masks or properly distance. I hope Public Health is paying attention because the organizers must be oblivious given every other large event in our county and most of CA has been canceled.

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    Posted on: 2020-06-24 10:37:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Not to mention the number of visitors who will be in stores without masks, in bars and restaurants without masks or distancing.

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    Posted on: 2020-06-24 13:21:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Well, didn't you know that it's about the almighty dollar regardless if it is safe or not? I thought it was inappropriate to have an open air market which would gather numerous people but the merchants in Cedar Center have to pay for their rent and will go to extremes to do so.

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      Posted on: 2020-06-24 15:21:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Yet it's totally appropriate to gather in large groups to protest, right? Wait, let me guess, it's ok because racism is a bigger threat than covid?
      How do you feel about Lincoln county in Oregon making an exception for mandatory masks for "people of color", even though CDC data supposedly shows minorities are being disproportionately infected with COVID-19?

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        Posted on: 2020-06-24 15:46:39   By: Anonymous
         
        So some people somewhere else don’t wear a face covering, you figure you shouldn’t?

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        Posted on: 2020-06-24 19:26:59   By: Anonymous
         
        The exception for nonwhites is because the masks promote more negative reactions and conduct from the dumfk racist right wing nuts. They have experienced it.

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    Posted on: 2020-06-24 17:04:00   By: Anonymous
     
    So how are business in Arnold getting away with large social gatherings. Toco Tues, Cameio plaza concerts, Peddlers Fair. The county has issued NO permits No parade, car shows, Ironstone concerts?

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      Posted on: 2020-06-24 18:57:45   By: Anonymous
       
      It's because these people think they're special and the rules don't apply to them.

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        Virus mixer July 4th
        Posted on: 2020-06-25 14:22:15   By: Anonymous
         
        No cover charge or face covering required in Murphys. Guess where.

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          Re: Virus mixer July 4th
          Posted on: 2020-06-25 14:23:19   By: Anonymous
           
          The Red Store?

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      Posted on: 2020-06-25 16:23:10   By: Anonymous
       
      Failure of SO and businesses to enforce face coverings will probably cost this county and it citizens a lot more than if they required masks.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-06-25 17:57:23   By: Anonymous
 
If it gets really bad in Calaveras, of you or a loved one suffer from the virus, you will know who to blame, starting with trump, and then our local county government and law enforcement, your self or those around you who could or refused to wear a mask .

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    Posted on: 2020-06-25 18:08:38   By: Anonymous
     
    Replace ‘or’ with ‘but’

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