After a thorough investigation, Shasta County Public Health is documenting its first case of
community transmission of COVID-19. The patient, a man in his 80s, did not have travel
history or contact with a known COVID-19 case. He remains hospitalized in isolation.
“Please stay at home for anything but essential services and maintain social distancing when you
do go out,” said Shasta County Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom. “Practicing other good
infection prevention measures is always recommended, including frequent handwashing and
diligently avoiding contact with others when you are sick.”
As of 10 a.m. March 31, Shasta County had six cases of COVID-19, including four travel-related
case, one person-to-person case and one case of community transmission. More information is
available at www.ShastaReady.org.