Source: City of Needles (Press Release):
Needles, California: ZachNews has learned that two cases of COVID-19 were recorded by two visitors after being tested at a local client.
Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson told the community via Facebook moments ago, “Visitor Cases of COVID-19 Recorded Update 5-17-2020 / These, now (two) cases are directly related to one another as co-workers. Both individuals have chosen to relocate and isolate elsewhere outside the City of Needles. Yesterday two cases of COVID-19 were recorded in a visitor. The case appeared in two visitors from Los Angeles. The tests were administered by Tri-State Community Healthcare Center on Thursday, May 14. The results were reported to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) and the City today. The City is working with the Communicable Disease Section of the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the event is considered a low health risk incident. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has been in contact with the patients and are currently conducting contact tracing. The patients were quarantined for 14 days of until a negative test occurs. The patients who tested positive has been instructed to self-isolate for 10 days after symptoms began, and those who had contact with the case patients were instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. The first patient has been admitted to a regional hospital. The second patient has returned to his home.”
This comes a day after a press release from the City of Needles, a case of COVID-19 was recorded in a visitor to our community who were tested at a local client.
The initial 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 on Saturday, May 16th, 2020.