Calaveras Public Health and Mark Twain Medical Center Encourage Vaccination as Hospital Nears Capacity

Calaveras Public Health and Mark Twain Medical Center Encourage Vaccination as Hospital Nears Capacity

San Andreas, CA…On Friday, August 27, 2021, Officials from Calaveras Public Health and Mark Twain Medical Center reported a significant increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations this week. By Thursday, August 26, 2021, Mark Twain Medical Center neared capacity. The hospital typically operates with an average daily census of 9 patients. As of Thursday, there were a […]

Air Quality Advisory issued by Calaveras County Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

Air Quality Advisory issued by Calaveras County Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Health Officer and Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a current joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions primarily due to smoke from the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County, the Dixie Fire in Plumas County, the Airola Fire […]

Ongoing COVID-19 Surge in Amador

Ongoing COVID-19 Surge in Amador

Amador County, CA…Amador County Public Health reports 139 more cases of COVID-19 and 3 additional deaths since last Tuesday’s update, bringing the total laboratory confirmed case count to 2,485. The community members who passed were 2 males, one in their 40s, another in his 60s, and 1 female in her 70s. The current cases include […]

President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program

President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program

Washington, DC…Good afternoon. Today, we have hit another milestone — a key milestone — in our nation’s fight against COVID. The Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, announced that it’s fully concluded its — its now thorough and independent scientific review. After a strict process, the FDA has reaffirmed its findings that the Pfizer COVID-19 […]

FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

Silver Springs, MD…As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and advance protections for consumers in both countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary RisksExternal Link Disclaimer (Cofepris) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety […]

Adventist Health Sonora and Tuolumne County Public Health Call on Community Members to Protect Each Other, Get Vaccinated

Adventist Health Sonora and Tuolumne County Public Health Call on Community Members to Protect Each Other, Get Vaccinated

Sonora, CA…In a joint statement, Adventist Health Sonora and Tuolumne County Public Health (TCPH) are urging Tuolumne County residents that now is the time to band together as a community and stop the current COVID-19 surge, “Sonora is a community with deep roots and caring hearts,” said Michelle Fuentes, President of Adventist Health Sonora. “When […]

Blood Analysis Screenings Only $45! Call Now!

Blood Analysis Screenings Only $45!  Call Now!

San Andreas, CA….Blood Analysis Screenings Only $45! Call Now! Although we cannot gather for our annual Fall Health Fair, we will be offering Blood Analysis Screenings for $45. Please call 209.897.0267 to schedule your appointment. Our goal is to provide this important screening to you safely and conveniently. ### About Mark Twain Medical Center Founded […]

AstraZeneca Therapeutic Trials Show 77% Reduced Risk of Symptomatic Covid

AstraZeneca Therapeutic Trials Show 77% Reduced Risk of Symptomatic Covid

Wilmington, DE…77% reduced risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19. First long-acting antibody combination to prevent COVID-19. Positive high-level results from the PROVENT Phase III pre-exposure prophylaxis trial showed AstraZeneca’s AZD7442 achieved a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19, the trial’s primary endpoint. AZD7442, a combination of two long-acting antibodies (LAAB), reduced the risk […]

Air Quality Advisory issued by Calaveras Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

Air Quality Advisory issued by Calaveras Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Health Officer and Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions primarily due to smoke from the Dixie Fire in Plumas County and the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County. This advisory shall […]

Hospital Visitor Must Show Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Starting Today

Hospital Visitor Must Show Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Starting Today

Sonora, CA…Effective today, Wednesday, August 11, 2021, visitor restrictions will tighten further at Adventist Health Sonora to protect hospital patients and staff. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ordered that all visitors either present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their visit or a vaccination series completed at least […]

COVID-19 Surge in Amador

COVID-19 Surge in Amador

Amador County, CA…Amador County Public Health reports 156 more cases of COVID-19 since last Tuesday’s update, bringing the total laboratory confirmed case count to 2,193. The current cases include 78 males and 78 females; 26 children under the age of 18 years, 79 aged 18-49, 27 aged 50-64, 24 age 65 and above; 33 residing […]

Air Quality Advisory issued by Calaveras Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

Air Quality Advisory issued by Calaveras Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Health Officer and Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions primarily due to smoke from the Dixie Fire in Plumas County and the Tiltill Fire in Yosemite. This advisory shall remain in […]

Calaveras Public Health Urges Testing and Vaccination Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Calaveras Public Health Urges Testing and Vaccination Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

San Andreas, CA…On Monday, August 2, 2021, Calaveras Public Health reported a significant increase in COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks. California State officials reported a 14-day average of 73 cases compared to 46 cases from the previous 14-day average. Calaveras Public Health is working to confirm the numbers reported to the state. The […]

Adventist Health Sonora Limits Visitors & Encourages Covid Vaccination Amid Rising Cases

Adventist Health Sonora Limits Visitors & Encourages Covid Vaccination Amid Rising Cases

Sonora, CA…Due to increasing levels of community spread of COVID-19, Adventist Health is taking additional steps to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff. As of July 28, one visitor or support person is allowed for most patients. Inpatients in the Birth Center are allowed three visitors for the duration of their stay, […]

Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over.

Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over.

Fresno, CA…At a health clinic in Fresno County yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation making California the first state in the nation to expand full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income adults 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status – a major milestone in the state’s progress toward universal health coverage. At Fresno health […]

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