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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2020 10:45 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/20/2020 10:45 PM
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Calaveras Public Health Reports 6 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 6 additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The six additional cases include two females and three males between 50-64 years of age and one male over the age of 65. Four cases reside in District 1. Two cases reside in District 5. There are no new cases reported in the remaining Districts.





Of the six new cases being reported, one case is linked to an outbreak among residents of Avalon Health Care San Andreas. Avalon infection control staff continue to work closely with Calaveras Public Health to monitor and track any new cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff.

Everyone is at risk for COVID-19 and should take precautions to avoid getting exposed to the virus. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19. This means that they may be hospitalized, require a ventilator to help them breathe, or may even be fatal. COVID-19 can be very serious and Calaveras Public Health asks that you follow the safety guidelines.

Calaveras Public Health urges those who would like to get tested for COVID-19 to please do so, especially:
 People who have symptoms of COVID-19
 People who have had close contact with someone that is confirmed to have COVID-19
 People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider

No-cost testing for COVID-19 is available to anyone 3 years of age and older. The OptumServe COVID-19 testing site located at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Walk-ins are accepted. During the first week of November the COVID-19 testing site is moving to Tuolumne County. The state testing site which is shared with Tuolumne County will be located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. The hours of operation will remain the same with appointments and testing starting on November 3rd. If you would like to be tested for COVID-19 please register online or call (888) 634-1123.

Calaveras Public Health urges people to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Be sure to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering, get tested, wash your hands often, stay home if you are sick, and avoid any gatherings especially where physical distancing and masking is not being followed.
To date, Calaveras Public Health reports a total of 339 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 310 cases have since recovered while 12 cases remain active. There have been a total of 17 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Calaveras County.

Calaveras Public Health staff continues to investigate new cases to determine any possible persons who may have had close personal contact with the positive individuals. Close contacts may be contacted by the health department and monitored for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 illness.

The best ways to avoid exposure to COVID-19 are to:
 Stay home if you are sick
 Stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household
 Wash your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
 Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when around others

Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
 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

A person who has tested positive with COVID-19 may not have all or any of these symptoms. A person who has tested positive but does not have any symptoms is considered asymptomatic and can still pass on the virus to others while they are infectious.

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing signs, seek emergency care immediately:
 Trouble breathing
 New confusion or weakness
 Bluish lips or face
 Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
 Inability to wake or stay awake

Calaveras County remains in the moderate county risk level (orange) on the state’s 4-tier COVID-19 system. Calaveras Public Health urges people to help the county lower its risk by taking necessary steps to prevent being exposed to the virus. Visit Blueprint for a Safer Economy to find specific business information and the county’s latest status.

It is likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading this fall and winter. Calaveras Public Health encourages that all people 6 months and older get their yearly flu vaccine. While getting the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it is shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death. Please speak with your local medical provider or pharmacist for flu vaccine.

To receive information and resources related to COVID-19 visit the Calaveras County COVID-19 website.


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Calaveras Covid
Posted on: 2020-10-21 03:38:31   By: Anonymous
 
So what plan does our county have for finding a new public health director as we face flu and covid season? One might think that an urgent priority for our supervisors? Maybe not, they don't seem to have taken this seriously at all.

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    Re: Calaveras Covid
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 05:26:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Merita's going to step up to the plate with a bottle of wine in hand.

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      Re: Calaveras Covid
      Posted on: 2020-10-21 05:40:56   By: Anonymous
       
      OMG! All businesses need to close right now and for at least 3 months. That will help the economy, right Sloppy Joe? This idiot has no clue about the Chinese Virus. He still thinks it's H1N1 which killed millions of people during the Obama Administration.

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        Re: Calaveras Covid
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 06:50:57   By: Anonymous
         
        Where did you get that crock of bull s h I t ?

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          Re: Calaveras Covid
          Posted on: 2020-10-21 06:54:32   By: Anonymous
           
          Or you could ask why the idiot super spreader trump had information about the coronavirus . But did not warn Americans ? And simply refuse to set an example of wearing a mask .

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            Re: Calaveras Covid
            Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:07:21   By: Anonymous
             
            Why did Trump mislead the nation on the coronavirus threat?

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        Re: Calaveras Covid
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 06:51:57   By: Anonymous
         
        This is ridiculous. Biden is taking the virus seriously and has a plan. Donald is failing. It’s the current president’s fault, not the next president’s fault.

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          Re: Calaveras Covid
          Posted on: 2020-10-21 06:57:11   By: Anonymous
           
          Another good question would be why in hell would you re elect the biggest disaster of a president in history

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          Re: Calaveras Covid
          Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:05:56   By: Anonymous
           
          Sloppy Joe's plan is to shutdown the United States because he is an Idiot and doesn't know what the fu*k he is doing. President Trump has improved the economy substantially since the virus and businesses have opened up. I voted for the businessman not the old fu*k that is full of sh*t.

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            Re: Calaveras Covid
            Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:12:26   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump is a failed business man. He squandered his inheritance, went bankrupt operating casinos, owes nearly a billion dollars ( to who?) and has failed every business. Remember trump steaks? Trump foundation (which he is legally barred from doing since he used the money for himself, not charity)? Trump University?

            He’s a tax-cheat, and a fraud.

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              Re: Calaveras Covid
              Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:26:54   By: Anonymous
               
              I don't remember Trump steaks, but I'd like to lay a slab on melania's chest!

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                Re: Calaveras Covid
                Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:45:46   By: Anonymous
                 
                He sold them at Sharper Image. Seriously.

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            Re: Calaveras Covid
            Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:14:52   By: Anonymous
             
            Biden’s coronavirus plan is laid out on his website. And isn’t what you say it is.

            What’s Trump’s plan? To ignore the virus and let another 200,000 Americans die by the end of the year.


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              Re: Calaveras Covid
              Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:27:40   By: Anonymous
               
              Do you mean 200,000 more???

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                Re: Calaveras Covid
                Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:46:15   By: Anonymous
                 
                Yes.

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              Re: Calaveras Covid
              Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:28:58   By: Anonymous
               
              Sloppy Joe doesn't have any plans but to take your guns away, increase your taxes, defund law enforcement, ban fracking and stack the Supreme Court. Not to mention the Russian scandal with his son which makes the most corrupt, lying piece of sh*t politician in history. So you can take your fake statistics and shove them up your ass!

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                Re: Calaveras Covid
                Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:39:50   By: Anonymous
                 
                I think the having drive in movies in every county has been a good idea and very practical just like in the old days and folks are spread out. A lot of electricity etc. is also saved. As far as I'm concerned the bars (that don't serve food) should stay closed because of the crowding factor and sloppiness-when folks have a few drinks they don't really care much for social distancing or anything else. Now I don't wanna sound like another Carrie nation but it's so true. I'm sure bar employees could find jobs elsewhere. Change is good as they say and I think we are all evolving to a whole new world-a better world to live in. So some folks just have to get on board that train! Things are gonna change for the better and I don't think anyone can stop that! Well let's see what happens after the election too!

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                  Re: Calaveras Covid
                  Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:48:44   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Pay bars and indoor dining to stay closed through the school season, and open school.

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                Re: Calaveras Covid
                Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:47:34   By: Anonymous
                 
                Not one of the things is an actual Biden plan. This is all propaganda, because the Trump campaign knows you would like Biden’s policies if you actually heard them.

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                  Re: Calaveras Covid
                  Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:55:44   By: Anonymous
                   

                  No names of the non-elected

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                  Re: Calaveras Covid
                  Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:20:07   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Spoken by someone who clearly hasn't taken the time to read the published plan.

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                    Re: Calaveras Covid
                    Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:28:01   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Lol ok

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                Re: Calaveras Covid
                Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:56:21   By: Anonymous
                 
                Did you ever ask yourself why they don’t want you to watch CNN?


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                Re: Calaveras Covid
                Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:58:13   By: Anonymous
                 
                Geez you are so brain washed, you must be one of Rush 's ditto heads. Get out of your loop, read something besides propaganda. Did Obama take your guns, turn this county to a socialist state or impose Sharia law? No he did not and these things will not happen under a Biden administration Trump has violated the emolument clause, paid little to no taxes, is in debt for as much as a billion dollars to unknown entities, paid off a porn star, denigrated the military (losers and suckers) and has given billions to the wealthiest 1%. You really think that the guy who craps in a gold toilet and finds his followers disgusting, cares about you? You are being used. - I am a Lincoln Republican

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                  Re: Calaveras Covid
                  Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:29:09   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Thank you for putting country over party.

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            Re: Calaveras Covid
            Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:08:54   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump is no businessman. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has tried NOT to lose it all. Please consider why someone with such "talent" and "wealth" would have loans coming due in excess of $400M? He is desperately afraid to lose the election because the office of president protects him from the many, many lawsuits that are coming from tax evasion to those brought by all the small businesses he bankrupted by not honoring signed contracts. He doesn't care a fig about the American public; it's all about the money.

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            Re: Calaveras Covid
            Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:18:47   By: Anonymous
             
            You obviously haven't read nominee Biden's plan at all but got your info from a Trump commercial. There's a reason our state is doing relatively well in terms of infections and death - an organized, thoughtful public health plan. Trump doesn't have one at all.

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            Re: Calaveras Covid
            Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:21:56   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump is no businessman. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has tried NOT to lose it all. Please consider why someone with such "talent" and "wealth" would have loans coming due in excess of $400M? He doesn't care a fig about the American public; it's all about the money. He is desperately afraid to lose the election because the office of president protects him from the many, many lawsuits that are coming from tax evasion to those brought by all the small businesses he bankrupted by not honoring signed contracts. You can be the lawyers have spent this relatively quiet work time during COVID getting their ducks in order.

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    Re: Calaveras Covid
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:55:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Good like with that finding an individual with enough training and experience never mind someone who would move here mid-pandemic. And we can blame the ignorant protesters who could care less about public health. Even Tuolomne is without a director now; their last was an interim position and she's departed.

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      Re: Calaveras Covid
      Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:22:47   By: Anonymous
       
      (Good LUCK with that...)

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:25:30   By: Anonymous
 
More anti maskers from Districts 1 and 5. The same people screaming at teachers to take care of their kids and calling them cowards for choosing to retire, even though most choosing to do so are older or have underlying health conditions.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:41:12   By: Anonymous
 
Watch what the market does on election night. It's likely Wall Street will "call" a winner before the country does because that's what investors do.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 09:15:29   By: Anonymous
     
    When Trump dies its going to be nothing but lawyers at his funeral!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-21 09:10:16   By: Anonymous
 
I hope Trump has a military presence around this country once his landslide takes place! Mandatory sentences for rioter’s, burners, rock throwers, goes for both sides. I had to throw that in ( both sides, but know the commies will do it for sure)

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 09:38:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Look how quickly you've gone to being *for* a fascist police state!!

    Bet you would not feel that way during the Obama administration.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-21 11:10:18   By: Anonymous
 
How many people rioted, burned, destroyed, killed cops after BARRY was elected or re-elected 0

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-21 12:46:25   By: Anonymous
 
According to CDC's dashboard update today, U.S. had 311,882 excess deaths above the average expected number from Feb 1 - Oct 10.

Since Mar 1, total deaths are up 17%, their statisticians report. Horrific numbers.

Repeat after me: This is not the flu

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 13:07:28   By: Anonymous
     
    I was thinking about a going away party for the trump administration . Everyone is invited ...

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-10-21 13:09:56   By: Anonymous
       
      His last moments as president will make television history . Im taking the day off for sure .

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 16:48:36   By: Anonymous
         
        It’s going to be a breath of fresh air .🌞

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-10-21 16:59:07   By: Anonymous
           
          All of his administration. A disgrace .. Criminal

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            No names of the non-elected
            Posted on: 2020-10-22 08:16:57   By: Anonymous
             
            No names of the non-elected

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        Re: /\/\ His last moments...
        Posted on: 2020-10-22 18:54:10   By: Anonymous
         
        Au contraire-he will be around for another 4 years!

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