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Nevada County officials issue stay-at-home order (video)

The Union staff

Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s rollout of indicators that would be used to ease the state’s stay-at-home order issued last month, the Nevada County Public Health Department has issued its own stay-at-home order.

The Wednesday order would allow the county more local control over the stay-at-home restrictions and clarify questions the public has over the state order, Public Health Officer Ken Cutler said in a video.

The order directs people to shelter at home, cease all non-essential operations in the county, and prohibits non-essential gatherings and travel.

The order states it was issued based on evidence of increasing occurrences of COVID-19 in Nevada County, surrounding counties and worldwide, as well as from guidance by national health agencies.

Nevada County last had a new case of COVID-19 on April 7, according to the county’s coronavirus dashboard.

Placer County has had five new cases since Monday.

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