Guidance for the Community

FAQs on Rescinding Nevada County’s Stay-at-Home Order


California Department of Public Health Guidance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Importance Guidance for Everyone

  • Stay home as much as possible, self-isolate and only go out for essential needs. Eliminate non-essential trips. 
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth especially with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu vaccine to prevent influenza if you haven’t already done so this flu season.
  • Keep your distance from people who are sick, especially if they have a respiratory virus.

Self-Isolation for Older Adults and Those Who Have Elevated Risk

What To Do if You Are Sick

Stay home except to get medical care

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation

  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
    • Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.
    • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with COVID-19. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.
      Read the full guidance here.                   


       Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state, Nevada County has launched a test site in Grass Valley and another in the Town of Truckee. 

If a person develops symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough or shortness of breath, and has reason to believe they may have been exposed, they should call their health care provider before seeking care.