The COVID-19 cases of Butte and Del Norte counties each amount to 40; pass the Shasta County account
Tuesday 2:40 p.m., May 26
The number of COVID-19 cases in Butte and Del Norte counties rose to 40 by mid-afternoon Tuesday.
Butte County Public Health reported 35 known cases of COVID-19 on Monday, while Del Norte cases almost doubled from a total of 23 over the weekend to 40.
These two counties now have more cases of the virus than Shasta County, which had 36 known cases on Tuesday.
Butte County health officials said two of the 180 people who attended a Mother’s Day ceremony in Oroville tested positive for COVID-19, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
Tehama County announced a new virus case on Tuesday, bringing Tehama’s total to four. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is a man in his 50s.
Fourth consecutive day with no new cases in Shasta County
Tuesday, May 26, 5:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, Tuesday marked the fourth consecutive day without new cases of coronavirus in Shasta County, health officials said.
Despite no new cases, four people remained isolated and 16 were quarantined in Shasta County.
There have been 36 cases of coronavirus in the county and four people have died, officials said.
There have been 4,638 tests administered in Shasta County and there have been no new patients at the hospital, officials said.
The latest Shasta County coronavirus patients include a woman in her 30s and a woman in her 40s, both isolated at home, officials said.
Barbershops and barbershops are allowed to reopen with restrictions
Tuesday 1 p.m., May 26
A day after declaring state churches could reopen, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that barbershops and hair salons could start seeing customers in many California counties.
But “serious changes” need to be in place, Newsom said on Twitter.
According to the Associated Press, among guidelines for hair salons and barbershops, customers and workers should wear masks during haircuts and other services in close contact.
Shasta is one of 47 counties in the state to have obtained exemptions from residence orders that allow them to speed up the reopening process.
The new rules for hair salons do not extend to all beauty services, according to AP. Manicure salons are still not allowed to open, and hair salons should not provide services such as eyebrow waxing or facials that require a worker to touch a client’s face.
State directives require that customers be screened for virus symptoms and that employees and customers use face covers during haircuts and other services, AP reported. The state suggests workers use goggles or face shields as a precaution.
In addition, the PA says that barbershops and barbershops will also have to get rid of magazines and deals such as water and coffee for customers. Reception areas should have hand sanitizer and enough space for social distancing. Workstations and stools must be disinfected between each client.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival will not resume 2020 season
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has canceled its 2020 season.
Like other entertainment venues, the theater group’s season was postponed when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Officials initially announced a reopening plan on September 8.
But after a press conference on May 7 by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the festival announced that it was canceling the rest of the 2020 season.
Brown said large rallies in the state would not return until at least the end of September, and even that the schedule is tenuous.
“The health and safety of our entire Ashland community, including artists, staff, volunteers, sponsors and festival partners, is our highest priority,” said Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director of OSF , on the group’s website. “It is with great sadness that we are forced to cancel the OSF fall 2020 season. My main goal is to protect the future of this famous 85-year-old organization and to bring the big theater back to our stages in 2021. “
Census resumes field work in Northern California
Tuesday, May 26, 10 a.m.
The Census Bureau resumes field operations in northern California, which include the counties of Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama.
Office field work was suspended on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enumerators will begin to drop questionnaires for the 2020 census at the doors of households that do not have regular mailing addresses. These households are in rural areas that use mailboxes, census spokesperson Marna Davis said in an email.
Davis said field workers have been trained to follow the rules of physical distance. They will also wear personal protective equipment provided by the government.
“This operation is contactless and complies with the latest federal health and safety guidelines,” said Davis.
The census wants households to respond quickly using an identification number in the package. People can respond online, by phone or using the paper form in the package, she said.
Questionnaire kits will be distributed to 6,734 households in Shasta County, 4,910 in Siskiyou and 1,725 in Tehama. The workers will also go to households in 20 other counties in northern California.
Lassen Volcanic National Park to reopen Friday
Tuesday, May 26, 7:45 a.m.
Friday, the Lassen Volcanic National Park will welcome visitors again.
“Lassen Volcanic National Park will improve access with the opening of the 30-mile park road, Butte Lake Road, Warner Valley Road and all hiking trails (except Bumpass Hell),” says the site. Park web.
The park’s campgrounds, including Manzanita Lake, are not part of this first phase of reopening.
Lassen had hoped to reopen Memorial Day weekend, but Superintendent Jim Richardson said the park has yet to receive approval for its reopening plan.
The national park has been closed because of the coronavirus since March 27.
State health officials give churches permission to reopen
California announced on Monday that state churches may reopen with restrictions.
Reopening churches must limit attendance to 25% of the building’s maximum capacity, or up to 100 people, said the California Department of Public Health.
“Together, our actions have helped to bend the curve and reduce infections in our state,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, state public health officer, in a statement. “As more of us leave our homes, keeping a physical distance, wearing face covers in public and washing our hands frequently is more important than ever to help protect themselves and those around us.”
However, the new guidelines for worship encourage religious institutions to continue their online services and activities to protect those at risk and the elderly.
According to the State Department of Health, for religious services and funerals to reopen, they must:
- Establish and implement a COVID-19 prevention plan for each location, train staff on the plan and regularly assess the compliance of workplaces.
- Train staff and volunteers on COVID-19, including how to prevent it from spreading and what underlying health conditions can make people more likely to contract the virus.
- Implement cleaning and disinfection protocols.
- Set physical distance guidelines.
- Church staff and guests should also be recommended to wear cloth face covers. In addition, the church should control the temperature and symptoms of staff at the start of their shift.
In three weeks, state health officials will assess the impact of the directives on religious services.
“This 21-day interval represents seven days for churches to prepare and reopen and an additional 14-day incubation period for COVID-19,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, existing guidelines for retailers that authorized counties that have been granted permission to reopen stores in their area now apply across the state.
Shasta County was one of several counties that received early approval, and its main shopping destination, Mt. Shasta Mall, open May 18.
News of the reopening of churches comes as confirmed coronavirus cases in Shasta County were 36 on Monday morning.
Local health officials released new figures Monday evening after the press deadline.
On Monday, Siskiyou County Public Health announced the reopening of places of worship, retail stores, hair salons and nail salons – all with modifications to allow for social distancing and hygiene.
According to county guidelines, places of worship can hold religious services and funerals that limit attendance to 25% of a building’s capacity, or up to 100 people, whichever is lower.
See a copy of the reopening plan at https://bit.ly/2zoLxtp.
On Tuesday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Siskiyou County remained at six, unchanged for more than a week.
The six patients are said to have recovered, according to Siskiyou County Public Health.
Health officials conducted nearly 1,400 COVID-19 tests at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. This is enough for around 3% of residents. The results of 59 of these tests are still pending.
The Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta continues to offer COVID-19 screening for essential workers, available by appointment. The tests are free for patients, and take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Dignity Health Mercy medical center, 902 Pine Street in Mount Shasta. Call 926-7132.
Other counties in Northern California
On Tuesday, Del Norte County announced three new confirmed cases of the virus.
None of the other counties listed below reported additional cases on Monday.
In far northern California, here are the totals for COVID-19 cases, Tuesday afternoon:
- Butte County, 40 cases
- Shasta County, 36 cases
- Glenn County, 12 cases
- Siskiyou County, 6 cases
- Colusa County, 5 cases
- Lassen County, 4 cases
- Plumas County, 4 cases
- Tehama County, 4 cases
- Trinity County, 1 case
- Modoc County, no cases
- Humboldt, 94
- Del Norte, 40
- Mendocino, 22
What COVID-19 looks like in California
Statewide, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 96,733 on Monday, the California Department of Health reported on Tuesday.
The total number of deaths across the state is 3,814, an increase of 19 from Sunday.
The number of COVID-19 positive hospital patients was 3,065 on Monday.
The majority of hospital patients – 1,477 out of more than 4,000 – are in Los Angeles County, followed by 317 in San Diego County and 300 in Orange County.
Here’s how California’s coronavirus cases break down by age starting Monday:
- 0-17 years: 4,872
- 18 to 49: 49,643
- 50-64 years: 23,185
- 65 and over: 18,898
- Unknown / missing: 135
Health workers accounted for 9,360 of the confirmed cases in California, according to state health officials. Of these, 50 have died. The number of deaths has dropped by one based on the verification data, health officials said.
Case numbers in the U.S. and around the world
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States was around 1,675,500, according to Johns Hopkins University.
This number includes more than 98,700 people who died from the virus and more than 379,000 who recovered from it.
Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases was 5.55 million.
Of this total, more than 348,000 people have died and more than 2.27 million people have recovered.
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