The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced that it received notification of a positive COVID test result today, Nov. 2, for a resident of the Southern Region (American Valley). The positive resident is a household member of a previous case and has been self-isolating. 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.
Today’s count does not include the Seneca Healthcare District employee announced by that facility today because he/she lives out of county.
Last week the county posted 17 cases, and 14 the week prior.
Of the 86 cases to date, 17 are active. The cases are spread relatively evenly throughout out the county, with the exception of the Northern Region (Indian Valley). The Eastern Region is the only area with no active cases.
Public Health Director Andrew Woodruff said that based on internal calculations, Plumas County is likely to move into the orange tier, which is a more restrictive tier than the current yellow tier. While the state typically makes formal announcements on Tuesday, due to the election that won’t happen until Wednesday.