Dec. 31: Plumas announces 12 new cases today; including the jail

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this afternoon, Dec. 31, that there are 12 additional confirmed coronavirus cases, which includes cases at the county jail.

Public Health is working closely with the Sheriff’s Office in investigating, responding and monitoring the situation. The positive individuals were identified today by antigen tests and Public Health was contacted immediately. Public Health then tested close contacts and the positive individuals to confirm the antigen tests. Plumas District Hospital was able to run the PCR swabs in-house in order to provide timely results. All identified positive individuals are isolating. The Sheriff’s Office and Public Health are collaborating regarding the case investigation and contact tracing.

Following is the breakdown of today’s cases:

Six residents from the Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle)

Two residents from the Northern Region (Greenville/Indian Valley)

Four residents from the Southern Region (Quincy/American Valley)

Contact tracing is underway and if an exposed resident is identified during the investigation, the resident will be contacted by a member of the Public Health COVID-19 Response Team for further screening.

The current total of confirmed coronavirus cases is 486 with 42 active.

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].