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Shasta County COVID-19 Situation Update and Media Briefing for 5/27/2020: 1 New Case

Total Confirmed Cases: 37
Confirmed Cases Today: 1

Total Tests to Date: 4706

In Isolation: 3
In Quarantine: 15
Total Deaths: 4

Negative Public / Private Lab Tests: 4669

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

Current Situation:

• Shasta County has one new case. It is a man in his 70s who has no symptoms.

• As more businesses open, it is more important than ever to be tested for COVID-19. If you have symptoms, contact your healthcare provider or call Shasta County Public Health at (530) 225-5591. If you don’t have symptoms, go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Appointments are required.

• There’s been some confusion about what Shasta County must do to take another step forward in reopening businesses. Several weeks ago, we submitted our variance that allowed us to move through Stage 2 more quickly than some other counties, based on the health officer’s attestation that we met the state’s readiness criteria. This same variance allowed us to open hair salons and barber shops, which counties without a variation can’t do yet. Gyms, movie theaters, nail salons and various other businesses are also in Stage 3, but they have not been approved anywhere in California yet. The governor has been releasing Stage 3 activities in pieces rather than all at one time. We don’t have to submit more documentation to move forward; we simply need to wait for the governor to allow more types of businesses to open. Our variance will continue to carry us forward as long as the county can continue to protect the community and essential workers.

• Be a smart consumer! Go to www.ShastaReady.org, click on “Roadmap to Recovery” and select “For Consumers” to find a checklist that helps us all know what to look for when deciding which businesses to visit.

Website: www.ShastaReady.org

Live maps: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map

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