Coronavirus Cell

Six staff members at Avalon Care Center have tested positive for the coronavirus. 

They are all isolating at home. The release did not say if the people were displaying symptoms.

Residents of the nursing home have been tested as have all staff members, Public Health reported Sunday. Test results are pending.

Most of the deaths from the virus around the country are people living in nursing homes. No deaths have been reported in Tuolumne County 

“Tuolumne County has now tripled the number of identified cases in less than 10 days,” Michelle Jachetta said in a news release. 

Since March, 28 people in Tuolumne County have tested positive. 

Avalon has 210 beds and is a for-profit skilled nursing center with 10 facilities in California as well as others in four western states and Hawaii. 

On Saturday, Public Health announced a woman from out of the county had tested positive after attending a several-day-long gathering at River Ranch Campground in Tuolumne County. She is now in isolation at home. 

“We were able to identify many of the participants, all of whom are residents of other counties, but we have not been able to confirm we have identified all event participants,” Jachetta said. 

She said anyone attending the campout between June 22and June 28 should self-quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure and get tested no sooner than 3-5 days after exposure.

“We have had recent multiple incidences of positive cases participating in various private gatherings, impacting our first responders and healthcare workers,” she said. “Those essential critical infrastructure workers are necessary to maintain our ability to respond and care for our most vulnerable residents.” 

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