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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for the Yuba-Sutter Area

OptumServe No-Cost Testing Sites

  • Register Online:
  • Register by Phone (only for those without Internet access): (888) 634-1123
  • Testing by appointment only - register online or call (see above). No walk-ins will be tested.
  • If the person being tested has insurance, the insurance company will be billed. For uninsured individuals, the testing costs will be covered by the state.
  • Test result turnaround time may take up to 5 days or longer.
  • Those tested will be given a card they can use to check for results later. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by a nurse.
  • 2 OptumServe Testing Sites:
    • Yuba City: Sutter County Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle
      • Monday-Friday 7am-7pm
    • Marysville: Yuba County Library, 303 Second Street
      • Tuesday-Saturday 7am-7pm
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COVID-19 Testing

Dashboard - Updated at the end of each day

* Information about COVID-19 cases are Yuba and Sutter County residents only

* Cases may have symptoms or estimated source identified after initial test results are reported.

* Not all symptom onset dates are immediately known/not all cases have symptoms.

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September 18, 2020

September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

The State of California announced Friday that hair salons and barbershops can reopen in all counties effective Monday, regardless of the Monitoring List. Retail stores and malls can also reopen indoors at 25 percent capacity.

At a noontime press conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom also unveiled new tiered stages based on a county’s average case count in a 7-day period. Both Yuba and Sutter counties are included – along with 36 other counties – in the most restrictive (purple) tier with more than seven new cases per 100,000 population over a 7-day period. In this current tier, while indoor hair cutting and styling services and partial indoor retail can reopen, all other sectors remain in their current status. The state utilizes case count calculations from August 18th to calculate the case counts. The reason for this two week look-back is to ensure that all data reconciliation has occurred prior to the finalization of the counts.

Under the new guidance, elementary schools can apply for an in-person schooling waiver when the average case rate is less than 14 new cases per 100,000 population daily, which is essentially equivalent to the previous metric that used a formula based on a two-week average count of 200 new cases per 100,000. Once a county qualifiesd for the next step – the red tier – it must maintain the lower count for at least two weeks and not revert back to purple tier levels, in order for all in-person schooling to continue.

“While Yuba-Sutter is in the most restrictive tier currently, both counties are improving and we do expect to drop to a lower tier in the coming weeks,” Yuba-Sutter Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu said. “However, with five new deaths in the past week, we must remain diligent in doing our part to not get sick in the first place, and not infect those around us.”

The state indicated that the new case rates to determine which tier a county is placed on now includes an adjustment factor for counties testing above the state average, which addresses concerns that increased testing works against counties trying to get off of the state Monitoring List.

The four tiers and the activities allowed in each are outline (add a “d” to make it outlined instead of outline) on the revised state website: . Counties must remain in a single tier for at least 21 days before moving to the next tier, according to the State. A county can only go from one tier to the next.

The red tier includes counties with an average of 4 to 7 new cases in a 7-day period; the orange tier will include Counties with an average of 1 to 3.9 new cases in a 7-day period; and the yellow tier is for Counties with an average of less than one new case in a 7-day period.

Yuba and Sutter public health officials stress the importance of continuing to practice the following tenets to help break the chain of transmission: social distance of 6 feet or more from people you don’t live with; wear a facial covering when in public and around people you don’t live with; do not host or attend social gatherings; practice good hand hygiene; and stay home when sick.

If you choose to gather with others, consider making a pact to mingle only with one or two other households, in an attempt to lessen the spread of the virus to other households.

  • Blueprint for a Safer Economy
    California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

September 1, 2020

August 26, 2020

  •   Watch: The numbers are improving, but the virus is still dangerous
    Yuba-Sutter Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu outlines the encouraging indications coming form the local COVID-19 stats, but she implores everyone to remain diligent. Recent lives lost underscore that the virus is still deadly. She also talks about the "Twindemic" -- a time when we will see flu season and COVID-19 season overlap.
    In this video, Dr. Luu mentions two recent virus-related deaths. Just a few minutes after this video was filmed, we got word of another local person who died as a result of COVID-19.

August 19, 2020

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July 30, 2020

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July 24, 2020

July 23, 2020

  •   Watch: Behind the COVID-19 Dashboard
    Sutter County Epidemiologist Dr. Robert L. Herrick discusses what goes into creating the daily COVID-19 dashboard, who gets included in the numbers, and why the number 13 is important to getting off the California County Monitoring List.

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What To Do If You Are Sick


Mild Symptoms:

People with mild symptoms, who are not sick enough to be hospitalized, should self-isolate at home. These people should:

  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Stay home for at least ten days from the start of symptoms, AND
  • Stay home at least 72 hours after fever is gone, AND
  • Stay home until respiratory symptoms have improved (coughing/sneezing)

Severe Symptoms:

People with severe symptoms of respiratory illness should call their healthcare provider immediately. Call ahead so that you can be safely evaluated to prevent exposing others. Your healthcare provider will evaluate you and determine the best course of action for your illness, including whether or not you should be tested.

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