Plumas experiencing rising COVID-19 case numbers

The Plumas County Public Health Agency released the following information regarding COVID-19 this morning, June 1:

Between seasonal allergies and fatigue from the already busy summer schedules, it can be difficult to realize when it might be time to test for COVID-19. Recently, Plumas County Public Health Agency has seen a sustained increase in reported COVID-19 cases.

During the month of May, 138 positive COVID-19 cases were reported in comparison to 26 and 27 cases in April and March 2022, respectively. The actual number of COVID-19 cases is estimated to be higher than these reported numbers due to the availability and convenience of home testing, which often are not reported. This increase in cases is driven by new variants of the coronavirus.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) still strongly recommends wearing a well-fitting mask anytime indoors or in a crowded area such as public transport and indoor events. Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters still remains the strongest way to prevent infection, serious disease, hospitalization or death. For current COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, click here.

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If someone has been exposed to or has symptoms of COVID-19, they should test at home or at the hospital. If someone tests positive, follow CDPH’s current guidance for isolation. Guidance for both exposed individuals and those that test positive for COVID-19 can be found here. If they are over 60 years old or have other medical conditions, they should discuss with their medical provider about available treatments. Treatments require a prescription and are available at pharmacies and hospitals within Plumas County.

PCPHA encourages you to choose safer activities this summer, especially with the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in the county.

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Vaccines and boosters are available at the below locations:

Plumas County Public Health Clinic Thursdays 9-11 am
Myturn.ca.gov or call 530-283-6330

RiteAid Pharmacy: 530-283-1809 https://www.riteaid.com/

Quincy Pharmacy: 530-283-4545 https://quincypharmacy.com/

Portola Village Pharmacy: 530-832-4218 https://www.portolavillagepharmacy.com/

Lassen Drug: 530-258-2261http://www.lassendrug.com/home.html

Eastern Plumas Health Care: 530-832-6600

Plumas District Hospital: 530-283-5640

Seneca Healthcare District: 530-258-2151, ext. 1047