Sonora testing site

People in line at the state-funded OptumServe COVID-19 testing site at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora before noon on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

Tuolumne County added two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, both of which were identified as people who had yet to be vaccinated for the coronavirus.

The county Public Health Department said the new cases were a woman in her 40s and a woman in her 70s. 

Since the county began identifying whether new cases have been vaccinated, all have involved unvaccinated individuals. 

No vaccinated individuals in the county have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the county Public Health Department.

The department also announced Wednesday that the OptumServ state testing site at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora will host its final day of testing Thursday, after which it will be moved to a new location expected to be on Standard Road. 

Specific details of the new testing site location will be shared as soon as it has been secured, the department said, though it’s expected to begin operating next Thursday, June 3. 

Testing hours at the new location are scheduled to be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

“During this transition, if you are experiencing symptoms or feel sick, you may seek medical attention and get tested through a healthcare provider,” Tuolumne County Public Health staff said Wednesday. “If you are not having symptoms, but need to get a COVID test, Rite Aid offers testing at their drive-through pharmacy.”

Appointments for testing at Rite Aid at 855 Mono Way can be scheduled at www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing online.

Calaveras County also added five new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, but no information on demographics or vaccination status was provided.

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