Nevada County Public Health News, Updates and Public Service Announcements
2/14/2020: The Nevada County Public Health Department has received inquiries regarding the significant rise in cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reported out of mainland China. The worry is understandable and we encourage our community members to follow this evolving situation, to get the facts from reliable sources (references in link below), and to take everyday precautions to reduce their risk of viral respiratory infections such as the flu.
As of February 13, 2020, there have been 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all of the United States, and there is no known community transmission of the virus in the US. Infected persons in the US were either exposed while in China or have been very close contacts (such as in the same household) of ill, laboratory-confirmed cases.
The California Department of Public Health’s Let’s Talk Cannabis website offers lots of research-based information about cannabis, including what is and is not legal, the impacts of use on youth, why reducing youth access is so important, information for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and much more. This is a great resource for parents, teachers, teens, and anyone interested in learning more about marijuana.