Sacramento County Sheriff deputies and Rocklin Police, some wearing protective gloves, converged on a residential street Thursday as a sheriff’s helicopter circled overhead, ordering people to get inside.
The Placer County Health Department issued a brief statement shortly after the police presence, stating: “Law enforcement partners are currently responding to enforce a health officer’s order. We cannot share any additional information to protect patient confidentiality.”
A Rocklin street was quiet and undisturbed Friday, March 6, 2020, after a house on the block was placed under a county quarantine order Thursday. Neighbor Lisa Herlocker talks about living near the home and the law enforcement presence on the street.
Placer County Public Health earlier confirmed three new cases of coronavirus were victims who had traveled on the Grand Princess cruise ship from San Francisco to Mexico Feb. 11-21. Two had mild symptoms that have already resolved; the third currently has mild symptoms. All three are isolated at home and none required hospitalization.
the first Californian to die of COVID-19 lived in my town. Three Rocklin Fire Department employees are in quarantine (since Feb 27) after exposure to the same patient who then died. pic.twitter.com/O1EBKNsadO— Zoe Rochelle (@ZoeRochelle) March 4, 2020
“As the two Placer County cases illustrate, health care workers and first responders are often on the front lines when we battle infectious diseases like COVID-19,” said Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson. “But each one of us also plays a role in keeping our community healthy and safe. We understand folks may feel some anxiety about this evolving situation, but there are simple ways to turn that anxiety into action.”