Plumas News received notice from the Plumas County Public Health Agency this evening, Dec. 19, that there there won’t be any test numbers reported tonight. We are sharing the news because we know that many of our daily readers except to see the numbers posted. Lori Beatley, public information officer for the agency, said that numbers could be reported tomorrow.
Originally, Public Health did not report weekend numbers, but has in recent weeks due to the rapid increases of confirmed cases. Going forward Public Health may or may not release covid test results over the weekend, though the public should be assured that testing, results and contact tracing takes place over the weekend.
As of yesterday’s numbers there have been 405 confirmed COVID cases in Plumas County; with 82 active. There have been 13 hospitalizations related to COVID with three individuals in the hospital currently, and one death.
But help is on the way. Public Health Director Andrew Woodruff announced that staff members would be driving to Redding on Monday to pick up the county’s allocation of the Pfizer vaccine. It’s expected that staff will stop in Chester to distribute the Seneca Healthcare District’s portion and then on to Quincy. JoDee Read, the chief executive officer for Plumas District Hospital, said that the first doses are expected to go to Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Satterfield and Dr. Jeff Kepple. Read said that the vaccinations will be aired on Facebook. More details to follow.
Plumas News is interested in talking to anyone who has/had coronavirus and is willing to share their experience. They can remain anonymous if desired. Contact Debra Moore at [email protected]. The map below is as of Dec. 18.