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Covid-19 numbers continue to grow in Mariposa CountyFree Access



Last week, Mariposa County returned to the High tier of Covid-19 community levels. The county was previously in the Medium tier.

Back in December, Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko said Covid-19 was level with a possible increase after the holidays due to increased mobility.

“We just don’t know how much,” he said.

This could be the bump he referenced a month ago.

On Facebook, Yosemite National Park issued a statement saying because of the high level, mask wearing is now required for all people when entering federal buildings and public transportation in the park, regardless of vaccination status.

Cases reported to the county from Jan. 6 to Jan. 13 are as follows:

New cases: nine

Total cases: 4,488

Hospitalized cases: one

Total deaths: 41

January daily case average: .68

Mariposa County Community Level: High

Case information is updated every Friday afternoon with the exception of federal holidays.

To view hospitalized case information, visit www.mariposacounty.org/2422/COVID-19-Case-Information

To view more Covid-19 statistics for Mariposa County, visit bit.ly/3grisNp or visit bit.ly/31pQQnv for the mobile dashboard.

For any questions about the case report, call (209) 966-3689 or email mariposacovid19@gmail.com.

According to the county website, the following tools can be used to protect oneself and others from Covid-19:

• Vaccination

• Proper hand hygiene

• Social distancing

• Proper mask-wearing

• Staying home when sick

• Testing

All Mariposa County residents ages six months and older are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany a minor to their vaccine appointment.

Visit www.MyTurn.ca.gov or call 1(833) 422-4255 to schedule an appointment for a vaccine clinic. Currently, all clinics have first, second, additional and booster doses available, including vaccinations for children ages six months and older.

A clinic will be held on Jan. 26 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Health Center located at 5300 Highway 49 North in Mariposa.

Vaccine clinics at Yosemite Medical Clinic will only be offered once per month. Call the clinic at (209) 372-4637 with any questions.

There are a variety of Covid-19 testing options available, including options at pharmacies, doctor’s offices and online stores.

Mariposa County Public Health has a limited supply of at-home antigen (rapid) test kits available. Stop by the Community Health Center Monday-Friday from 8 to 5 p.m. to get test kits.

Test kits are also available at the North Mariposa County office. Be sure to call them at (209) 878-0822 before stopping by to ensure there are some available.

Mariposa County has free Covid-19 testing sponsored and funded by the California Office of Emergency Services and run by OptumServe.

The testing site, located at the Park and Ride parking lot behind Rite Aid at 4994 Joe Howard Street, offers both antigen (rapid) and PCR testing.

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. No antigen (rapid) testing is available at this site from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and after 5 p.m. due to turnaround time.

To schedule an appointment, call 1 (888) 634-1123 or visit www.lhi.care/covidtesting

The Mariposa site is a Test to Treat site and offers a consultation following a positive antigen (rapid) test to determine if a person is eligible for treatment and will provide a prescription if appropriate.

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