Shasta County COVID-19 Situation Update for 5/14/2020

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Total Confirmed Cases: 33
Confirmed Cases Today: 1

Total Tests to Date: 2587

In Isolation: 2
In Quarantine: 10
Total Deaths: 4

Negative Public / Private Lab Tests: 2554

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

Current Situation:

• Shasta County has 1 new positive case today. He is a man in his 30s who is isolated at home.

• The two most recent Shasta County cases have been people with no symptoms, including one identified at the state testing site at Shasta College. It is still extremely important to avoid non-essential travel and mass gatherings, practice social distancing, wear masks when out in public, practice respiratory hygiene and get tested.

• Now that more businesses are open and people are getting back to work, the need for child care is increasing. Find resources at www.co.shasta.ca.us/covid-19/resources/parenting.

• Get tested for COVID-19! Testing options (all by appointment only):
o People with no symptoms: Visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting 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.

View live maps here.

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

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  1. Avatar Ed Marek says:

    Notice that “wear(ing) masks when out in public” is a requirement in Shasta County.

    You might want to read the article below for further guidance, and observe the ‘three key points”:

    “Wondering what’s safe as states start to reopen? Here’s what some public health experts say.

    May 15, 2020 at 4:00 a.m. PDT
    As state and local governments begin to allow businesses and public spaces to reopen, you might be having difficulty deciding when and where to venture out.

    Though the rules and remaining restrictions differ by state, and even within them, The Washington Post asked three public health experts where they generally will — and won’t — go, how they’ll make those decisions and what precautions they’ll take against the novel coronavirus.

    “Nothing is without risk,” said William Petri, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. “But you can weigh the risks. .?.?. It’s going to be a series of judgment calls people will make every day.”

    How are you thinking about when and where you’ll venture out?

    All three said they’ll leave home more often only as covid-19 cases in their communities decline and continue to do so…

    In general, they’ll consider three key points:

    ?Whether they’d be indoors or outdoors (Outdoors is safer.)

    ?Their proximity to employees and customers (Can they stay at least six feet from others?)

    ?How much time the outing would entail (Less is better.)…”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/wondering-whats-safe-as-states-start-to-reopen-heres-what-some-public-health-experts-say/2020/05/14/9e684e3c-949d-11ea-91d7-cf4423d47683_story.html

  2. Avatar Ed Marek says:

    “…COVID-19 now spreading fastest in small, rural counties

    …The coronavirus pandemic is spreading out from urban centers and increasingly infecting residents in small rural counties, even as some of those areas begin to loosen lockdown requirements aimed at stopping its spread…

    As President Trump encourages states to reopen their economies, areas where his supporters are more likely to live are now experiencing their first brush with coronavirus cases. The counties that were first hit were some of the bluest in the nation. By the end of March, the counties with high prevalence transmission had given Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 62 percent of the vote in 2016.

    But in the last several weeks, the counties that have been newly hit by the virus are areas Trump is more likely to have won; in the last week, counties where the virus was newly highly prevalent gave Trump 49.7 percent of the vote, compared to 43.8 percent for Clinton…”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/497975-covid-19-now-spreading-fastest-in-small-rural-counties

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