Date: August 3, 2021

For: Immediate Distribution

From: Chelssa Outland, PIO
Effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 0850, Seneca Healthcare District (SHD) reactivated the Dixie Fire response Hospital Incident Command Center (HICC). The command center had closed yesterday due to the removal of the evacuation orders issued by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. Today the HICC has been reactivated in response to the activity of the Dixie Fire.

HICC will work closely with local state and federal authorities to stay updated on relevant information as we continue to navigate through the potential fire dangers. At the time of this release, there are mandatory evacuations for Lake Almanor West & East Shore, communities of Canyon Dam, Prattville, Greenville.  There are advisory evacuations for Chester, Hamilton Branch and the Peninsula. As such, Seneca has initiated our internal protocols for patient and staff safety.  There is no immediate danger to the Seneca Healthcare District facility.

Since the issuance of the Advisory Evacuation Notice from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and out of an abundance of caution, SHD has evacuated the residents of our skilled nursing facility (SNF).

Accommodations for all residents are arranged at one location where residents will remain together. Our SNF staff will accompany residents to the temporary facility, where they will continue to provide for their health care needs.

HICC will continue to work closely with local state and federal authorities to stay updated on relevant information. The HICC will accept calls 24-hours per day; SHD Hospital Emergency Room, Family Practices, and Walk-in Clinic will remain open at this time.

Please direct ALL inquiries to the Seneca Healthcare District to the HICC at:

(530) 258-3681