Amador County Public Health

Since Tuesdays (July 21,2020) COVID-19 update, Amador County Public Health confirms nine additional COVID-19 cases in Amador County. Five of these cases are linked to congregate settings and include employees in one skilled nursing facility and one state correctional facility. Enhanced protocols at the facilities were implemented. Of these new cases, some have been linked to exposure to previously known positive cases. Contact tracing on all close contacts of the new cases is ongoing.

Two of the cases reside in Ione, 1 lives in Jackson, 2 live in Pine Grove, 1 lives in Plymouth and 3 reside in Sutter Creek. The new cases include 4 females and 5 males, 4 age 18-49, 4 age 50-65, and 1 over the age of 65.

All hospitalized cases have been discharged.

Total cases in Amador to date = 71 cases.

Total hospitalized in Amador County = 0 cases.

Total hospitalized out-of-county = 0 cases.

Total active cases = 29 cases.

Total cases released from isolation to date = 42 cases.

Cases are released from isolation when they are no longer infectious.

Across the state of California, all bars, indoor dining and indoor wine tasting remain closed. Personal precautions make an impact in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and individual actions help slow the spread. Vulnerable, high risk individuals are encouraged to stay home as much as possible. This includes persons over age 65 and those with chronic health conditions that put them at higher risk for severe COVID-19. All should avoid mixing with others outside your household. Avoid unnecessary travel. When you go out, wear a face covering and maximize physical distance from others. Stay home if you are sick. Stay home if you have symptoms and are awaiting test results.