Seneca Healthcare announces positive case for an employee; mass testing offered tomorrow

The Seneca Healthcare District announced today, Nov. 2, that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is symptomatic and is quarantining at home.

The Plumas County Public Health Agency is in the process of contact tracing for the individual. If you are not contacted by Public Health, then you were not identified as having been in close contact with this person.

Seneca said it sharing this information to keep the community informed, but also to share that at this time it will be implementing a no visitor policy into the hospital. This is being done out of an abundance of caution to continue to keep patients, residents and employees safe.

The hospital and clinic remain open to provide services. Individuals can call their primary care provider to schedule an appointment or utilize the Walk-in Clinic. For after hours and emergent needs, the emergency department is open. All doors remain locked to ensure that staff can screen every individual prior to entering the facility.

If you think that you or anyone in your household has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case within the last 7-14 days, Seneca will be holding an Exposure Mass Testing Clinic tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. – noon.