With both Delta and the highly transmissible Omicron variant circulating, COVID-19 case rates are on the rise in Nevada County. The increasing case rates mirror what’s happening throughout the state and nation as the predicted winter surge takes shape following the holidays.
Currently, Nevada County’s average case rate is at 43.9 cases per day over the last 7 days. The graph below shows the spike in cases over the last week alone.
Luckily, there are some simple and familiar steps you can take to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19 during the surge.
Wearing a mask will help prevent you and others from getting COVID-19. This is more important than ever with new, more easily transmitted variants like Omicron on the rise.
Here are some things to consider when choosing your mask:
See CDPH’s Get the Most out of Masking website to learn more about how a mask can best protect you.
Early COVID-19 symptoms can look very similar to the common cold. If you have a sore throat or the sniffles, don’t risk spreading COVID-19 to your loved ones.
74% of eligible Nevada County residents have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe, effective, and free for all California residents. Keep the following statistics from mid-December in mind when considering whether or not to get vaccinated:
Vaccinations continue to be our best line of defense against COVID-19. To learn more about your vaccination options, go to our Get Vaccinated page.
Together, the steps above will help you and your community weather the winter surge. To learn more about COVID-19 in Nevada County, go to MyNevadaCounty.com/Coronavirus.