The Merced County Health Department is reporting more outbreaks.
The Foster Farms Livingston Complex is on the list of reported active outbreaks with now at 57 active cases, New Bethany with 10 cases, Dutch Bros with 4 cases, Creative Alternatives with 8 cases, Emerald Texiles with 9 cases, Migrant Living Environment with 12 cases and ACTenviro Merced with 9 cases, Merced County – Behavioral Health and Recovery Services with 6 cases, Merced County – Human Services Agency with 11 cases, Castle Family Health – Winton with 6 cases, Livingston Family Health Medical with 5 cases, Psychiatric Care Transitions with 3 cases, Hy-Lond Health Care Merced with 4 cases, and the Los Banos Unified School District 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.
As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020, there are 2,313 confirmed cases (+53 from Wednesday) of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County. Approximately 1,132 of those cases are active, and 15 have died.