12 New COVID-19 Cases; Shasta County Urges Businesses to Comply With State Guidelines

COVID-19 statistics for July 30, 2019, from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

Total Confirmed Cases: 350

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 8

In Isolation: 38

Active Cases 46

Confirmed Cases Today: 12

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 3

In Quarantine: 274

Released from Isolation to Date: 305

Negative Tests Today: 157

Negative Tests to Date:21,738

Total Tests: 22,098

Deaths: 9

• We have 12 new cases today. 9 had symptoms and one is hospitalized. They are:
A man in his 20s
Three women in their 20s
Two men in their 30s
Three men in their 40s
A man in his 60s
A woman in her 60s
A man in his 70s

Please see the attached Press Release for a message on how critical it is to follow state guidance to keep Shasta County open.

• More than 80 local businesses have signed up for the “Star Program”, committing to follow state guidance and operating as safely as they can. If your business or organization is doing the same, go to ShastaReady.org, click on the “Roadmap to Recovery” link, follow the steps to self-attest to your efforts, and join.
• Anyone can be tested for COVID-19, with or without symptoms. Go to www.ShastaReady.org and click on “Get tested” to determine the best option for you.
Resources: Website: www.ShastaReady.org Live maps: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map
Cooperating Agencies:
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE/Shasta County Fire Department, 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, Hill Country Community Clinic, Shingletown Medical Center

 

Help Keep Shasta County Open.
Business Owners/Public Urged to Follow State Guidance.

Prevention of transmission of the COVID-19 virus in Shasta County requires everyone to do their part. By staying home when sick and wearing a face covering in indoor public places and crowded outdoor venues, residents can do their part to limit transmission. Businesses can do their part by following state guidance for their sectors, especially by complying with state mandates to close or operate outside.

To prevent further state restrictions on businesses and schools, it is critical that all sectors of
our economy comply with the applicable state guidance. While most of our local businesses,
organizations, and groups have voluntarily complied with the state guidance, in other cases
compliance has not yet been achieved. The lack of uniform compliance by our local business
community has resulted in an unfair playing field, whereby compliant businesses are at a
substantial disadvantage relative to their noncompliant competitors. An example of this
unfair playing field is restaurants who provide dine-in service in violation of the state
guidance when their compliant competitors are limited to offering take-out, delivery, and
outdoor dining services.

Therefore, to achieve more uniform compliance with state mandates and to promote the
public health of the community, Shasta County officials are fully prepared to pursue any and
all legal remedies that may be available to achieve compliance, including, but not limited to,
revocation of County-issued permits and court action.

Cooperation and voluntary compliance is greatly preferred over enforcement; therefore, we
are ready, willing, and able to work with all businesses and citizens to provide whatever
assistance we can. Businesses who are carefully operating within the state guidance are
encouraged to go to ShastaReady.org, click on the “Roadmap to Recovery” link and follow
the steps to self-attest to their efforts and join the “Star Program”. The program is an easy
way for the public to know what businesses are committed to keeping their employees and
the public safe.

If you have any questions or are in need of any assistance relative to COVID-19 business
sector compliance please email covid19@co.shasta.ca.us. In the interim, the county is taking
steps to advocate to the state for in-door dining to resume. That being said, doing so safely
in accordance with state guidance will be essential.

Background

On May 8th, Governor Newsom outlined a process to allow counties who met specific
criteria to move more quickly than other parts of the state through Stage 2 of modifying the
COVID-19 Stay-at-Home order. Shasta County filed an attestation with the state which
permitted certain sectors of our economy to reopen in accordance with the applicable state
guidance. The following sectors have not been allowed to reopen:

• Public events and gatherings (including live audience sports)
• Convention centers
• Theme parks and festivals (including water parks)
• Higher education (in person), except where supporting essential workforce activities
• Indoor playgrounds (including bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag)
• Saunas and steam rooms
• Recreational team sports

Due to a significant increase in the level of community transmission of COVID-19
throughout California, on July 13th the state ordered the closure of indoor operations in the
following sectors in all counties statewide:

• Dine-in restaurants (may serve sit-down meals outside and provide take-out)
• Wineries and tasting rooms
• Movie theaters
• Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and
arcades)
• Zoos and museums
• Cardrooms
• Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs (outdoor dining, only if alcohol is sold in the same
transaction as a meal)

Counties who meet certain criteria related to disease transmission and hospital capacity are
placed on a Monitoring List by the State of California. Shasta County is not currently on
the Monitoring List. It is critical to follow present state guidance to avoid being placed on
the monitoring list which would trigger more restrictions on additional business sectors, and
not allowing for in-person school instruction.

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