August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 9, 2021
For more data and statistics, visit https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/ready/covid-19/data.
Breakthrough Infections: People who are vaccinated are much less likely to get sick or be hospitalized than those who are unvaccinated, even if a breakthrough infection occurs. As more people protect themselves, COVID-19 will statistically decrease. This means fewer breakthrough cases, fewer severe cases of COVID-19, fewer hospitalizations and fewer deaths.
What is layered protection? The Swiss Cheese Respiratory Pandemic Defense recognizes that no single intervention is perfect at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Each intervention (layer) has holes. Mask wearing, social distancing, frequent handwashing, and getting vaccinated are all layers of protection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Using all of these together creates the most protection.
Updated testing site hours: The Boggs Building, 2420 Breslauer Way, from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Shasta College testing site is now closed.
In response to the rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, video updates will be shared with the community on a regular basis and can be viewed on the Shasta HHSA YouTube channel (closed captioning available).
Weekly media briefings were conducted until the Blueprint for a Safer Economy was lifted on June 15. You can find recordings here.
Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers (RANCHO)
The Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers (RANCHO) is a regional network of county health officers in northern California. RANCHO was formed in the spring of 2020 in response to COVID-19. Other parts of the state have longstanding regional health official associations. These networks address current and emerging health issues by leveraging expertise and resources of local health departments to advance regional public health and promote communication and collaboration among neighboring counties.
COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked by health officers: July 14, 2021
COVID-19: A North State Wildfire by Another Name: Dec. 18, 2020
Statement of support of universal influenza vaccination for healthcare and educational setting personnel: Oct. 2, 2020
School guidance: Sept. 29, 2020
Statement in support of restaurant indoor dining: Aug. 1, 2020
Our local healthcare leaders are asking for our help to protect the strength and safety of the healthcare system by stopping the spread.