Another pair of Coronavirus cases has pushed Shasta County’s total to 46. The latest are a man in his 90’s and a woman in her 30’s, neither of whom had any symptoms. 4 people have died and 9 are in isolation, one of them hospitalized. 21 people are quarantined due to possible exposure. Tehama County is up to 11 cases with one fatality. Trinity County has announced its second case. Butte County’s numbers keep climbing, now with a total of 68, with one death. Humboldt County is up to 112, with two deaths. There have been a dozen in Siskiyou County, 47 in Del Norte County, 18 in Glenn County and 2 more in Lassen County for a total of 8. There are still none reported in Modoc County.
Schools, child care, day camps, casinos and professional sports with no spectators are cleared for opening state wide. Shasta County has approved the opening of bars, wineries and breweries, gyms and fitness clubs, campgrounds and RV parks, hotels, batting cages, bowling alleys, miniature golf, and museums including Turtle Bay. Waterworks Park opened without approval on last Friday. Shasta County officials have not indicated any intention to enforce business closures. Many people returning to work are in need of child care. Help, including assistance for working families in paying for child care, can be found at shastaready.org.
Public health officials say everyone should take the time to get tested, which can be done for free at a Covid testing station at Shasta College or at the Red Bluff Community Center or at Corning High School. If insurance doesn’t cover the cost, the state will. Appointments can be made at lhi.care/covidtesting 5,816 tests have shown negative results in Shasta County.