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Restrictions Go Into Effect Friday As County Mulls Disregarding State COVID-19 Tier System

Shasta County has reported 30 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,816, as well as another death for a total of 30. The new cases range in age from their 20’s to their 80’s. The new fatality was man in his 80’s. There are 143 active cases. 10 are hospitalized with 2 in intensive care. 383 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.

Butte County has now had 3,018 cases with 51 deaths, and they’ve moved to the less restrictive orange tier. Tehama County has had 811 cases with 8 deaths. 25 cases have now been confirmed in Trinity County. Glenn County has had 647 cases and 3 deaths. Lassen County has had one death among 124 cases in the community and 637 in prison. There have been 186 cases in Siskiyou County and 558 in Humboldt County with 9 deaths. Modoc County has reported 28 cases.

Public health says that no single prevention method is perfect, so they recommend a layered approach, using a combination of physical distancing, ventilation, face coverings, hand washing and surface cleaning.

There have been 58,230 negative tests in Shasta County. There are several free options to get tested, which can be found by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”.

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting at 9 O’clock Thursday morning to discuss the possibility of disregarding the state COVID-19 tier system and its accompanying restrictions. There are doubts among some supervisors and county officials about whether it’s possible to withdraw. Public comments will be a key component in the discussion. On Tuesday the county entered the most severe purple tier, and tighter restrictions are mandated to go into effect by Friday.