Health Department reports COVID-19 outbreaks in Merced County businesses

According to the Merced County Health Department, the Foster Farms Livingston Complex is on the list of reported active outbreaks in Merced County along with, New Bethany with 4 cases, Dutch Bros with 4 cases, John O’Banion with 3 cases, Creative Alternatives with 5 cases, Dental Office: Dr. Von Goodin with 3 cases, Emerald Texiles with 3 cases, Migrant Living Environment with 12 cases and ACTenviro Merced with 6 cases.

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.

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