September 30, 2021
Statistics from Sept. 29, 2021
New cases: 125
By age group:
Children 0-12: 12
Children 13-19: 7
Adults 20-29: 14
Adults 30-39: 21
Adults 40-49: 21
Adults 50-59: 16
Adults 60-69: 21
Adults 70-79: 4
Adults 80-89: 6
Adults 90+: 3
• Active cases: 629
• Hospitalized: 93
• People in ICU: 18
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org
To watch this week’s COVID-19 update video featuring Public Health leadership, the Shasta County school superintendent and healthcare partners, visit the HHSA YouTube page. Topics include COVID-19’s impact on healthcare and school systems.
The CDC recommends universal masking by students, staff members, faculty, and visitors in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. This is to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a recent study, schools without mask requirements were 3.5 times more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks in comparison to schools with mask requirements. Please help keep children in school.
Don’t forget about tomorrow’s vaccine clinic: The City of Redding and Shasta County Health and Human Services are partnering to provide a free drive-thru vaccination clinic on Friday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redding City Hall. The Johnson & Johnson/Janssens one-dose vaccine and first-dose Pfizer will be available. While appointments are not required, you can make an appointment online at myturn.ca.gov or call (530) 225-5060.
If you’ve been exposed: Follow the isolation/quarantine instructions until you can be tested and receive test results.
If you need to be tested: Find options on the Get Tested page. Please note: Appointments are required at most places due to high demand.
If you need a vaccine: Find options at ShastaReady.org.
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.