June 18, 2020
A Sierra County resident in his 70’s has died with COVID-19. The male was hospitalized out of county with other underlying health conditions and then tested positive for the virus.
Rumors in the community are circulating that an employee of Appletree tested positive for COVID-19. Neither Sierra County or Emergency Services have confirmation of a positive case involving Appletree or their staff. However, Appletree’s leadership has activated their COVID-19 Emergency Plan as a precautionary measure until this matter is resolved.
There have been 1,155 tests performed county wide.