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CDC confirms additional case of COVID-19 in Solano County due to travel-associated exposure

February 28, 2020

SOLANO COUNTY – Solano Public Health officials received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Solano County resident has tested positive due to travel-associated exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as part of their COVID-19 Cases among Persons Repatriated to the United States statistics.  The individual was a Travis Air Force Base evacuee and passenger of the Diamond Princess cruise ship.  Another County resident and Travis Air Force Base evacuee also tested positive by Japanese testing; this case is pending confirmation from CDC.

Both individuals were transferred from federal to local authority and will remain in mandatory home-isolation until cleared by Solano Public Health officials.  Solano Public Health is monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates as the situation evolves.

While the immediate risk of COVID-19 is low, these are simple daily precautions that everyone should always take, such as:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds
  • Coughing or sneezing into a tissue, sleeve or arm (not your hands)
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Avoiding touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Performing routine surface cleaning, particularly for items which are frequently touched such as doorknobs, handles, remotes, keyboards and other commonly shared surfaces
  • Getting a flu shot to protect against the flu, which has similar symptoms to COVID-19
If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and call your health care provider first before going to the medical facility if you develop fever and other sign/symptoms of a lower respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath.

For more information about this rapidly evolving situation, visit For local updates, visit or the Solano Public Health Facebook page, @SolanoCountyPH.

For information about influenza activity and surveillance in California, visit the CDPH website at