COVID-19 Outbreaks reported at Merced Razzari Ford, Hilmar Cheese

More COVID-19 workplace outbreaks have been added to the list according to the Merced County Health Department.

The County reported Merced Razzari Ford and the Hilmar Cheese in Hilmar CA to the most current workplace outbreaks in Merced County.

Merced County is using the California Department of Public Health’s definition of an outbreak, which includes:

  • 3 or more individuals with no linkage outside of the workplace, working in the same facility and shift; or
  • 1 resident of a skilled nursing facility.

When a facility is determined to be in an outbreak protocol, the Merced County Department of Public Health works closely with the facility to mitigate the spread of disease. Affected close contacts are contacted by the facility/employer.

If you think you may have been exposed, monitor yourself closely for the symptoms of COVID-19.

Two more COVID-19 deaths were added to the list over the weekend, the Merced County Health Department reported on Monday.

Officials say, both were male adults, one was between the age of 50-64 and the other was over 65, it was currently unknown on Monday whether either had underlying health conditions prior to their deaths.

  • As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020, there were 3,510 confirmed cases (+265 from Friday) of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County. Approximately 1,428 of those cases are active, and 29 have died.

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