The Omicron variant continues to impact Amador with 278 active cases, affecting all ages and geographic areas. The Amador County COVID-19 dashboard is being enhanced to reflect the data more visually: http://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19
Nine patients with COVID illness are currently in Sutter Amador Hospital, and two Amador residents are known to be hospitalized elsewhere. Of those in the hospital, only one is vaccinated (but has not had a booster) and one is a reinfection case. No additional COVID deaths were confirmed this week.
COVID-19 testing options within Amador and the surrounding areas are listed on the Amador County Testing Sites website. The local OptumServe testing site operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please register for this no-cost testing at the lhi.care website or by calling 1-888-634-1123. OptumServe may accommodate walk-ins on a limited basis. Masks are required at the testing site. Anyone with any symptoms, even fully vaccinated individuals, should isolate and test.
No-cost COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Health and Human Services Building (HHS) are held on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 AM to 6 PM. Walk-in opportunities may be limited. To ensure an appointment visit the myturn.ca.gov website or call 1-833-422-4255. To schedule an appointment for a homebound individual call Amador Public Health at (209) 223-6407.
All three COVID-19 vaccines are available for any dose including booster doses. People may receive a booster shot of either the vaccine they originally received or a different vaccine.
- Anyone who received Johnson & Johnson more than 2 months ago is recommended to get a booster.
- Anyone who received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least 5 months ago is recommended to get their booster.
Schedule a booster dose appointment at myturn.ca.gov. Please bring your vaccination card, a photo of your card, or a digital record that shows the date(s) of your previous dose(s).
COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over. Parents who are interested in vaccinating their children may visit myturn.ca.gov to schedule an appointment or speak with their pediatrician. Retail pharmacy availability may be checked at vaccines.gov.