In the Red: Shasta County Improves to Red Tier, Case Rate Falls to 10 Per 100,000

Improving case numbers have moved Shasta County into the red tier, which
means that restaurants, movie theaters, museums and gyms can now open indoors, with
modifications.

Restaurants, movie theaters and museums can open indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people,
whichever is lower. Gyms can open at 10 percent capacity. Retail shops and shopping centers can be open at 50 percent capacity (an increase from 25 percent). Wineries and tasting rooms can still be open outdoors only, and bars, breweries and distilleries that don’t serve food must remain closed.

In addition, Shasta County’s case rate improved to 10 per 100,000, which allows outdoor high- or
moderate-contact youth or adult recreational sports with modifications, in addition to the outdoor
low-contact sports that were already allowed. Last week’s change to state guidance allows certain
sports to be played when a county’s adjusted case rate is 14 per 100,000 or lower. More information is available here.

“We are relieved that our case numbers have continued to drop, allowing many of our local
businesses to reopen and getting some of our student-athletes back in action,” said Public Health
Branch Director Robin Schurig. “We don’t want to lose this momentum, so we strongly encourage
people to double down on their efforts to wear masks, keep your distance, stay home when sick, get tested and get vaccinated when it’s your turn.”

More information about COVID-19 in Shasta County is available at www.shastaready.org.

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