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Health Care Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

The Alameda County Public Health Department and Solano Public Health are reporting that two health care workers are presumptive positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Both cases are pending confirmatory testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This is the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in Alameda County. Both cases are NorthBay VacaValley Hospital health care workers, one of whom resides in Alameda County. Both individuals had exposure to the community-acquired case currently hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. More COVID-19 cases are expected in the Bay Area and nationwide - now is the time to prepare for increased community spread.

For more information, please see the full press release here .

Hospitals, government entities, school districts and employers should plan now for how best to decrease the spread of illness and lower the impact of COVID-19. To assist you with your planning, please see the  Full Community Preparedness Update  for a summary of the CDC’s guidance for consideration with your decision-making process.

 

Alameda County Public Health Department:

Neetu Balram, Public Information Manager

510-267-8001

Email: Neetu.Balram2@acgov.org