Source: City of Needles (Press Release):
Needles, California: In a press release from the City of Needles, a case of COVID-19 was recorded in a visitor to our community who was tested at a local client.
The information was released by the City of Needles on Saturday, May 16th, 2020, the case appeared in a visitor from Los Angeles, California.
The test was administered by Tri-State Community Healthcare Center in Needles, California on Thursday, May 14th, 2020; not March 14th that an earlier City of Needles release that had a typo date.
The results were reported to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the City of Needles today.
The City of Needles is working with the Communicable Disease Section of the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the event is considered to be a low health risk incident.
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has been in contact with the patient and is currently conducting contact tracing.
The patient is quarantined for 14 days of until a negative test occurs.
The patient who tested positive has been instructed to self-isolate for 10 days after symptoms began and those who had contact with the case patient were instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Well this case was a visitor and not a local resident, people are worried about any case of COVID-19 being recorded in their own community.
The City of Needles continues to stress that no local residents have gotten or have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic arrived to the United States.