Amador County Public Health

Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health reports two additional cases of COVID-19 in Amador County. The new cases are in an adult male in his 40s and a female under 18 years of age, who are residents of Plymouth and are linked to out-of-state travel exposure. These new cases are currently isolated at home. All close-contacts have been identified by Health Department staff and are being monitored.

Total positive COVID-19 cases in Amador to date = 24.

Total currently in isolation at home = 11.

Total currently hospitalized in isolation = 1.

Total recovered = 12.

California Governor Newsom during his noon press conference today announced partial closure of some sectors in an effort to reduce the spread of disease in 19 counties on the State Watch List. While Amador County is not currently on the State Watch List, Public Health cautions that our population needs to continue to reduce risky behaviors to stay off the Watch List. With the 4th of July weekend coming up it is important to remember that interacting with more people increases your risk.

• Indoor interaction is more risky than outdoor.

• Avoid group gatherings.

• Limit the number of others you interact with outside your household.

• Stay home if you are sick.

• When you go out, practice social distancing, wear a face covering, and wash your hands as soon as possible afterward.

• Regularly clean high-touch surfaces.

• Persons over age 65 and those with chronic health conditions that put them at higher risk for severe COVID-19 should continue to stay home as much as possible.