August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 26, 2021
• New cases: 141
• Hospitalized: 90
• People in ICU: 22
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
What is Comirnaty? Comirnaty is the new name for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It is the same vaccine that was first authorized for use in December 2020, which we have come to know as the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, with the same high degree of safety and effectiveness.
How do I know which COVID-19 vaccine information sources are accurate? Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. When reading vaccine information on the internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated regularly. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information here.
Question: Now that we are experiencing another surge in COVID cases, will Shasta County be implementing local mask mandates or other rules? Answer: Since the beginning of the pandemic, Public Health has focused on helping people, businesses and organizations interpret state guidance so they can operate as safely as possible. The county has not created any local rules that are more restrictive than the state guidance.
Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies. Our local hospitals are very busy, so please do not go to a hospital emergency department unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and Get Tested.
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.