Dec. 9: Plumas announces 10 new cases

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Dec. 9, that there are 10 additional coronavirus cases. Following is a breakdown of today’s announced cases:

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

Four residents from the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola)

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

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 311 total cases; 77 of those are active cases. 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].

Plumas County, as part of the Greater Sacramento Region, is now part of California’s stay-at-home order. The new restrictions go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10. The new order bans all private gatherings and encourages residents to stay at home except to obtain essential services. Here are some highlights:

  • Prohibits private gatherings of any size
  • Closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure
  • Retail remains open at 20 percent capacity with grocery stores at 35 percent capacity
  • Restaurants: take out or delivery only
  • Schools can remain open; if they are already open
  • Closes personal care services including hair salons/ barbershops
  • Non-essential travel restricted statewide
  • Requires 100 percent masking and physical distancing
  • Worship and political expression are permitted outdoors