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COVID Case Rate Here Now The Highest

It’s looking more and more like pandemic restrictions in Nevada County won’t be changing between now and June 15th. In fact, the county’s coronavirus case rate is now the worst among the 58 counties, after being the second-highest a week ago. It’s increased another point, to 11-point-7 percent. County Public Health Officer, Doctor Scott Kellermann, says COVID fatigue continues to be strong here. And many people here already feel like they don’t need to be as careful, with the tier system expected to end on June 15th. Kelllermann says that may be true, as long as you’re immunized…

click to listen to Dr Kellermann

Nearby Placer, Sacramento, and Yuba counties also remain in the Red Tier, which still means only 25-percent capacity for indoor dining, among other restrictions. But Nevada County actually qualifies for the Purple Tier, although a low hospitalization rate will keep that from happening. Kellermann would also like the phrase “social distancing” to be used more selectively…

click to listen to Dr Kellermann

Meanwhile, California workers won’t have to physically distance themselves from each other, starting in August, under a proposed update to COVID safety rules. The proposal specifies that fully-vaccinated workers will not have to wear face coverings when they’re outdoors and don’t have symptoms.

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