Calaveras County COVID-19 January 8, 2021
Calaveras County Public Health COVID-19 Update: 24 New Cases, No-Cost Testing Expanded Across Calaveras — Friday, January 8, 2021
 
On Friday, January 8, 2021, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 24 additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. To date, Calaveras Public Health reports a total of 922 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 869 cases have since recovered while 31 cases remain active. There have been a total of 22 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Calaveras County.
 
Calaveras Public Health is offering no-cost. Anyone can get tested at these free testing clinics, even if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. COVID-19 testing at different locations throughout Calaveras County. Testing location, days and times vary.
 

VALLEY SPRINGS

JANUARY 13 AND FEBRUARY 10
Jenny Lind Fire Department
6501 Jenny Lind Road
9:30AM - 1:30PM
 

COPPEROPOLIS

JANUARY 27 AND FEBRUARY 24
The Armory
695 Main Street
9:30AM - 1:30PM
 

WEST POINT

JANUARY 20 AND FEBRUARY 17
West Point Community Hall
22283 Highway 26
10:00AM - 1:00PM
 
No appointment is needed to get tested at the events listed above. Register ahead and show up anytime during testing hours. People can register using a QR code or by visiting https://bit.ly/3h1pTMT. If you are unable to register online, you will be able to register at the site. Masks covering your nose and mouth are required. Other dates and locations will be announced.
 
Calaveras Public Health continues to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to priority groups according to the CDPH Allocation Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccine. Vaccine allocation is administered in phases by prioritizing groups by risk and level of exposure. Vaccination efforts are currently focused on frontline healthcare workers at acute care hospitals, EMTs and paramedics, staff and residents of skilled nursing facilities, and others providing emergency medical services. Calaveras Public Health is currently evaluating the state guidelines which are subject to change. The best thing everyone can do right now while they wait to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic. Stay home as much as possible and only go out for work, exercise, or essential services. Plans to roll out the vaccine for other priority groups are still under development and will likely continue to evolve over time. Calaveras Public Health will work to ensure equitable access to the vaccine, reduce access-related challenges, and utilize appropriate outreach and communication to the general public about when it will become available. Providing equitable access to the vaccine will help us achieve a faster and more sustainable recovery to help our communities move forward.
 
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