Eleven deaths have been reported in connection to a COVID-19 outbreak at Avalon Health Care in San Andreas. The skilled nursing facility cared for approximately 100 residents prior to the outbreak, which was first announced by Calaveras County Public Health on Aug. 21. 

Dakota graduated from Bret Harte in 2013 and went to Davidson College, NC where she earned a bachelor's degree in Arab studies. After spending time studying in the Middle East and Europe, she is happy to be home, writing about the community she loves.