Dec. 5: Plumas reports six new cases

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Dec. 5, that there are 6 additional coronavirus cases. That’s down from yesterday’s 14 cases. Following is a breakdown of today’s announced cases:

Three residents from the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola)

One resident from the Southern Region (Quincy/American Valley)

Two residents from the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor)

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.

There are now 274 total cases. The recovered and active cases will be reported by Public Health on Monday.

Plumas County remains in the purple, most restrictive tier. It is also part of the Greater Sacramento Region — one of five regions in the state — when it comes to determining new stay-at-home orders. The decision will be made on ICU capacity. If a region has less than 15 percent of ICU beds available, the notice will go into effect.

This means that bars, wineries, hair salons, barbershops and personal service providers will close. Additionally, a travel ban will go into effect with all nonessential travel prohibited and individuals told not to gather with those who are not in their immediate household.