SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — Two San Joaquin County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to three for the county, public health officials confirmed.
On Monday, the county announced its first COVID-19 case. The resident was a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise ship that went returned to San Francisco on Feb. 21. County health officials are now working to trace possible exposures and monitor for symptoms.READ MORE: 'It Meant The World To Me': Oakdale Officer Thanks Citizens Who Helped Him After Hit-And-Run Could Mask Mandates Drive Business To Surrounding Counties Who Don't Have One?
In addition to announcing the new cases, San Joaquin County Public Health Services declared a Local Public Health Emergency to allow additional resources to come into the county. Health officers also announced a shift from containment to mitigation measures.
The community mitigation measures will mean “moving from more individually focused, labor-intensive “contact-tracing” and quarantine, to minimizing the impact of COVID-19 in the greater community,” the county said.MORE NEWS: Kaiser Permanente Sued By Federal Government Over Alleged Medicare Fraud
The city of Stockton also established a local emergency, allowing the city to appropriately address the spread of COVID-19.