Shasta County COVID-19 Situation Update for 5/08/2020

Total Confirmed Cases: 31
Confirmed Cases Today: 0

Total Tests to Date: 1,954

In Isolation: 1
In Quarantine: 6
Total Deaths: 4

Negative Public / Private Lab Tests: 1,923

Total Hospitalized (Current & Released): 8
Current Hospitalized: 0

Current Situation:

• Shasta County has no new positive cases today.

• Get tested for COVID-19! Testing options (all by appointment only):
o People with no symptoms: Visit to make an appointment for this new walk-up testing option. Appointments are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at Shasta College.
o Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms: Contact your healthcare provider for testing, or call Shasta County Public Health at (530) 225-5591 to be screened and scheduled for a mobile testing appointment.

• This afternoon, Shasta County Health Officer Karen Ramstrom certified that Shasta County meets the requirements for full implementation of Stage 2 of re-opening. The Board of Supervisors approved a letter of support.

• The Shasta County Roadmap to Recovery, a path toward re-opening the county, has been posted on The plan was created by Shasta County Health Officer Karen Ramstrom with the guidance of a multifaceted advisory committee. This plan ensures a coordinated approach to safely and gradually re-open the county while addressing both the public health and economic emergencies created by COVID-19. It’s important to know that people must still avoid non-essential travel and mass gatherings. Our local businesses are able to safely open (with adaptations) because we have these other protections in place. The staged plan is necessary to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 and relies fully on the engagement and cooperation of individuals and businesses. We must create a safe “new normal” for how businesses function and how social interactions can occur.

• Business owners: As California enters Stage 2 of its re-opening, we encourage you to review the state’s guidance for your specific industry, then create a re-opening plan using the template at (click on Roadmap to Recovery). This helps ensure you’re making the shopping experience as safe as possible for your customers and staff. You can make your plan available to customers by posting it on your website and in your business. If you’d like our business engagement team to help provide technical assistance on your plan, email Preventing a resurgence of COVID-19 will help us continue moving forward in the re-opening process.

• Community members: You can find tips on being a safe and smart consumer as businesses re-open by reviewing the consumer checklist at (click on Roadmap to Recovery).

• Please remember that non-essential travel and mass gatherings are still prohibited. If you go out, please wear a mask to help protect our county from a resurgence, and maintain social distancing when possible.

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Unified Command Agencies: Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, CalFire, Shasta County Sheriff

Cooperating Agencies:
City of Redding
City of Anderson
City of Shasta Lake
Mercy Medical Center Redding
Shasta Regional Medical Center
Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center
Shasta Community Health Center
Mountain Valleys Health Centers
Mayers Memorial Hospital District

Press Release

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