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Posted on: July 1, 2021

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

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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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Posted on: June 28, 2021

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

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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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Posted on: May 25, 2021

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

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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: May 17, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

As of May 13th, all Californians age 12 and over are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

All Pfizer clinics in MyTurn will show available appointments for patients as young as 12 years old. Any minor arriving for a vaccine appointment must be accompanied by a...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Public Health to Open New Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus Next Week

Public Health to Open New Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus Next Week

Access to COVID-19 vaccines continues to expand in Nevada County. Next week, Nevada County Public Health will launch a new vaccine clinic at the Sierra College campus in Grass Valley. With 210 appointments per day, five days a week, the clinic provides a ...

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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

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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 7, 2021

B.1.429 Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in Nevada County

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The Nevada County Public Health department announced today that it has confirmed the first identified instance of the B.1.429 Variant of COVID-19 in Nevada County. Public Health officials requested genetic sequencing of a positive test in February, after ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Nevada County Risks Moving Backwards into the Purple Tier Next Week

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

An extremely limited number of appointments will be available as we test the system before expanding access in the coming days and weeks. These first few appointments are a small pilot of MyTurn in Nevada County. Nevada County residents who have signed up...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 3, 2021

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

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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
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

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Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

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The State has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region, which includes Nevada County. Due to Nevada County's current daily average of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Nevada County will be exiting the Stay Home Order into t...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Nevada County Increases COVID-19 Testing at Grass Valley Testing Site

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Nevada County’s Grass Valley COVID-19 testing site has increased testing to six days a week to add 165 more tests to its weekly testing capacity, an increase of more that 15% of the testing site’s previous capacity. Placer County&r...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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Nevada County continues to be under the State's Stay Home Order along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region. According to the State's latest COVID-19 facts, the Greater Sacramento region’s daily current ICU capacity numbers have been ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

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Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

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On Thursday morning Nevada County received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine which included 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These first doses are being distributed to our two hospitals, Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Sierra Nevada...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Nevada County moves into regional Stay-at-Home Order beginning Friday, December 11th

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Today, the State announced that Nevada County, along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region, will be moving into the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order beginning Friday, December 11th. The order will remain in effect for a m...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Nevada County remains in the State’s Purple Tier as COVID cases rise

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A regional Stay-at-Home Order is possible if current trends continue and the Greater Sacramento regions ICU capacity falls below 15%

Nevada County Public Health’s mission is to support community health and protect the community against disasters....

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Five COVID Deaths Reported Today, Largely Due to Outbreaks in Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Today, Nevada County reported five additional deaths from COVID-19. Four of these  deaths are related to COVID-19 outbreaks in local skilled nursing facilities and elderly residents who lived there, and the other was an older adult not affiliated...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Nevada County Community Update on COVID-19 and Regional Stay-at-Home Order

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To blunt the curve and save lives, California has introduced a Regional Stay-at-Home Order today for counties whose regional hospital systems fall under 15% ICU capacity. Although Nevada County is not immediately placed into a Stay-at-Home Order due to re...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

California Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated that additional measures, such as a statewide Stay-at-Home Order, are possible if current trends continue

Nevada County...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

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Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria fo...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

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The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the country and in California as colder weather drives more people indoors. Here are some extra tips on how to celebrate the holidays more safely.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

Given the exponential rise ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County COVID data meets the Red “Substantial” Tier for first week

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The State announced Nevada County in the Red “Substantial” Tier for the first time since September

If Nevada County’s daily, new COVID-19 cases meet the more restrictive Red or Purple Tier next week, Nevada County will move in...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitize...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Tips for a safe Halloween during COVID-19

COVID Halloween NewsFlash

Find Halloween COVID-19 guidance developed by Public Health, as well as a flyer that highlights some key parts of the guidance:

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County Moves into the Orange “Moderate” Tier

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The State announced Nevada County in the Orange “Moderate” Tier which allows businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to continue to be COVID safe as we move into the Orange &a...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

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Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintain physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maintain...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

Nevada County, CA – Today, the Governor an...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants

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County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants to Small Businesses and “Safety-net” Nonprofits

Round 3 Grant Applications due August 21st; Apply online at https://www.ne...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 29, 2020

County Supervisors Approve $1.5 Million for “Economic & Community Resiliency” Grants

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The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 Million to support a new “Economic & Community Resiliency” grants program designed to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonpro...

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