Statement Regarding New COVID-19 Cases
Post Date:05/22/2020 3:13 PM
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Today Mendocino County went from 15 to 21 cases, increasing our numbers by almost 50%. At the same time we are entering a holiday weekend, with new Sheltering-In-Place Orders coming into effect that will allow further opening of many businesses. Businesses must implement new social distancing and business safety protocols to safely reopen. This is a critical moment in the pandemic for our County, and compliance with the safety and social distancing measures in our Health Orders are essential to keeping us safe. Even one non-compliant event can cause an outbreak of COVID-19, which could force the County to revert to stricter orders to save lives. As a reminder lodging (hotel, motels, campgrounds etc.) are closed for tourism and leisure for all people (for County residents and visitors). Posters and infographics have been released today on our County website (www.mendocinocounty.org) to help businesses and residents stay safe during this pandemic. Businesses are encouraged to visit www.mendocinocountybusiness.org for information on creating a business reopening plan.
The 6 new cases are from the 337 tests from the Redwood Valley surveillance testing on May 19, 2020. All positive cases have been notified and are in isolation at home with close contacts in quarantine. Case investigation and contact tracing is underway. Of the 6 cases, all 6 cases have been confirmed as connected to the outbreak at Redwood Valley Assembly of God. Anyone who has been in recent contact with this church who hasn’t been tested should seek testing. If you are sick please contact your medical provider. Free testing for those without symptoms can be accessed at the County’s OptumServe testing site in Ukiah at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. Appointments can be made online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by phone at (888) 634-1123. Testing is available Tuesday - Saturday from 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
**Testing information and Dashboard on COVID-19 Main Page will be updated soon**