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Past Daily Updates

Published January 20, 2022

Statistics from January 19, 2022

New cases: 475*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 56
Children 13-19: 59
Adults 20-29: 89
Adults 30-39: 98
Adults 40-49: 55
Adults 50-59: 52
Adults 60-69: 36
Adults 70-79: 18
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 5

Total 475*

• Active cases: 1,308
• Hospitalized: 72
• People in ICU: 14
• Deaths reported: 2

*The number of new cases shown is incomplete for various reasons. For example, many at-home tests are not reported, and not all people who are close contacts of positive cases get tested.

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report two deaths today. They were a woman in her 50s and a man in his 70s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • This is the highest number of new cases reported since the start of the pandemic. The prior high was 310 on September 9, 2021. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in our community, and it is critically important to continue to wear masks in public spaces, wash hands frequently, avoid large gatherings, stay home when sick, and get tested. Find more information at ShastaReady.org

  • Myth: More kids have died from flu than have died from COVID.
    Fact: Since flu deaths in children became nationally reportable in 2004, reported flu deaths in children in the United States ranged from a low of 1 (in 2020-2021) to a high of 199 (in 2019-2020). By comparison, 862 children nationwide have died from COVID-19, even with those precautions in place. Deaths in children are unusual for both the flu and COVID-19, but they do happen, and both are preventable with vaccine. For more FAQS and mythbusters, visit ShastaReady.org.

    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.

Published January 20, 2022

Statistics from January 18, 2022

New cases: 203*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 24
Children 13-19: 29
Adults 20-29: 29
Adults 30-39: 24
Adults 40-49: 43
Adults 50-59: 25
Adults 60-69: 19
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 2

Total 203*

• Active cases: 971
• Hospitalized: 73
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths reported: 0

*The number of new cases shown is incomplete for various reasons. For example, many at-home tests are not reported, and not all people who are close contacts of positive cases get tested.

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • Getting a COVID-19 test kit just got easier! Every home in the United States can now get four free tests, delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. These rapid antigen tests provide results at home in 30 minutes. No ID, credit card or health insurance information is required. To sign up or get more information, visit covidtests.gov.

  • Omicron is leading to a steep surge in cases and hospitalizations in Shasta County. To help slow the spread and protect yourself and others, upgrade your mask. Wear an N95, KF94 or KN95 if you can, especially in crowded public settings.

  • This report includes a weekly update to Shasta County’s total case numbers. Investigations are conducted to verify that cases meet state reporting requirements. Duplicate, out-of-county, and probable cases are removed. Probable cases include people who tested positive on an antigen test and those with reported symptoms but no confirmed PCR test.

    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.


Published January 18, 2022

Statistics from January 14-17, 2022

New cases: 560*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 60
Children 13-19: 77
Adults 20-29: 102
Adults 30-39: 107
Adults 40-49: 74
Adults 50-59: 58
Adults 60-69: 38
Adults 70-79: 24
Adults 80-89: 9
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 9

Total 560*

• Active cases: 1,205
• Hospitalized: 69
• People in ICU: 14
• Deaths reported: 2

*The number of new cases shown is incomplete for various reasons. For example, many at-home tests are not reported, and not all people who are close contacts of positive cases get tested.

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report two deaths today. They were a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

 

  • Shasta County region is experiencing a high number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19. This number only includes people in the hospital sick with COVID-19. You can help our hospitals serve all patients by only going to the ER when there is a medical emergency. Do not go to the ER for a COVID-19 test. Call your medical provider or schedule a test through the ShastaReady.org on the Get Tested page.

 

  • Did you use a COVID-19 home-test kit? Here’s what to do with your results:

 

    • If you get a positive result on an at-home test, please stay home from work or school and contact your healthcare provider, as there are treatments that you may be eligible to receive. Follow these Quarantine and Isolation Instructions.
    • If the test results are not clear, you can find a local testing site (scroll down on this page).
    • If your test is negative and you feel well, you can return to work or school. If you test negative but have symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, stay home and follow the Quarantine and Isolation Instructions on ShastaReady.org.
    • You can report your results at https://my.primary.health/l/cdphcbootc or by calling (650) 275-5419. Please do not call Shasta County Public Health with at-home test results.
       
      To download an At-home COVID-19 Testing flyer, visit the Get Tested page at ShastaReady.org.

 

If you’ve been exposed: Follow the Quarantine and Isolation 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.

Published January 14, 2022

Statistics from January 13, 2022

New cases: 168*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 16
Children 13-19: 25
Adults 20-29: 37
Adults 30-39: 19
Adults 40-49: 20
Adults 50-59: 22
Adults 60-69: 13
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 3
Unknown: 2

Total 168*

• Active cases: 1,013
• Hospitalized: 60
• People in ICU: 11
• Deaths reported: 4

*The number of new cases shown is incomplete for various reasons. For example, many at-home tests are not reported, and not all people who are close contacts of positive cases get tested.

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report four deaths today. They were a man in his 40s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • A new supply of 7,740 free at-home COVID-19 test kits is now available at Shasta College and all three branches of Shasta Public Libraries, sent by the California Department of Public Health. Residents may take up to two kits (four tests) per person; calling ahead to check supplies is recommended. Find site addresses, hours and phone numbers at Get Tested at ShastaReady.org.

  • In September and October, Shasta County averaged 2-3 daily deaths due to COVID-19. (By comparison, the county typically sees six daily deaths from all possible causes.) We expect the number of deaths for October, November and December to also increase in the chart below because of the many deaths still pending investigation.


    *Death certificates and relevant information are still pending on several cases.

    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.


Published January 13, 2022

Statistics from January 12, 2022

New cases: 170

By age group:
Children 0-12: 14
Children 13-19: 24
Adults 20-29: 28
Adults 30-39: 28
Adults 40-49: 27
Adults 50-59: 16
Adults 60-69: 23
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 1

Total 170*

• Active cases: 903
• Hospitalized: 60
• People in ICU: 11
• Deaths reported: 2

*The number of new cases shown is incomplete for various reasons. For example, many at-home tests are not reported, and not all people who are close contacts of positive cases get tested.

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report two deaths today. They were a man in his 50s and a woman in her 60s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • The omicron variant appears to cause less severe illness than delta. However, because it is so much more contagious than delta, more people will be infected so the number of people hospitalized could be similar to the delta surge. The hospitalization numbers included in daily updates are only people who have COVID-19, and hospitals still need space and time for other patients. You can support front line medical staff and physicians by only using the emergency room for medical emergencies. Do not go to the hospital for COVID testing. Contact your medical provider or view list of testing locations on the Get Tested page of ShastaReady.org if you need a COVID-19 test.

  • Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in our area in late December 2020, Shasta County, as a whole, has administered nearly 200,000 doses of vaccine to residents. This huge community protection effort was possible thanks to collaboration between HHSA and numerous local organizations, including healthcare providers, hospitals, tribal groups and diverse community groups. From appointments to drive-through clinics to mobile teams, HHSA and its partners have done their best to help make vaccines accessible to all.

    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.


Published January 12, 2022

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: January 12, 2022
Statistics from January 11, 2022

New cases: 197*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 26
Children 13-19: 21
Adults 20-29: 40
Adults 30-39: 35
Adults 40-49: 30
Adults 50-59: 24
Adults 60-69: 12
Adults 70-79: 4
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 2

Total 197*

• Active cases: 821
• Hospitalized: 51
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 0

*The number of new cases shown is incomplete for various reasons. For example, many at-home tests are not reported, and not all people who are close contacts of positive cases get tested.

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:
• If you are vaccinated and boosted, you may still get COVID-19, but you are highly protected against severe illness and death. Keeping up with booster shots allows us to enjoy the freedoms of our daily lives -- and keeps our local health care system working when we need it.


• The CDC recommends that people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine get a Pfizer or Moderna booster. Those who got a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine are advised to get the same booster as their initial vaccine. However, CDC guidance says it is safe to “mix and match” (i.e., get a different COVID-19 booster than your initial vaccine), depending on preference or availability. Youth ages 12 to 17 remain eligible only for a Pfizer vaccine and booster.


• This report includes a weekly update to Shasta County’s total case numbers. Investigations are conducted to verify that cases meet state reporting requirements. Duplicate, out-of-county, and probable cases are removed. Probable cases include people who tested positive on an antigen test and those with reported symptoms but no confirmed PCR test.


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.


Published January 11, 2022

Statistics from January 10, 2022

New cases: 167

By age group:
Children 0-12: 7
Children 13-19: 17
Adults 20-29: 28
Adults 30-39: 44
Adults 40-49: 20
Adults 50-59: 23
Adults 60-69: 11
Adults 70-79: 10
Adults 80-89: 0
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 6

Total 167

• Active cases: 724
• Hospitalized: 49
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 2

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report two deaths today. They were a man in his 60s and a man over the age of 89. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

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  • The CDC COVID Data Tracker reveals a concerning, fast jump in Shasta County’s case rate. The county’s transmission rate reached its lowest point on December 27, 2021, with a case rate of 71.6 per 100,000 people. Today, that case rate is 467.6 per 100,000 – more than six times higher than it was just two weeks ago. “High” transmission is 100 cases per 100,000 or higher. Shasta County’s case rate is growing at the highest rate we have seen locally.

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  • Being vaccinated helps kids be kids. It makes it so they can safely do more of the activities they enjoy, such as attending birthday parties, playing sports and spending time indoors with friends and family members. More than 11 million children and teens age 12-17 have already gotten vaccinated against COVID-19, and now children age 5-11 are eligible. Learn more about getting your child a safe, effective and free vaccine at ShastaReady.org.

  • You can trust texts from 23393. It’s the California COVID-19 response team. If you receive a text from this number, it's safe to open and answer the text. Help stop the spread of COVID-19. For more information check out this video.

    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.


Published January 10, 2022

Statistics from January 7-9, 2022

New cases: 287

By age group:
Children 0-12: 17
Children 13-19: 22
Adults 20-29: 69
Adults 30-39: 52
Adults 40-49: 50
Adults 50-59: 29
Adults 60-69: 24
Adults 70-79: 18
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 2

Total 287

• Active cases: 617 
• Hospitalized: 46
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 0

WEEKLY UPDATE (1/3 – 1/9):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  725
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  402.6 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  8.4%
  • 7-Day Avg. Hospitalized:  47.57
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  7  

 

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • Omicron is spreading rapidly nationwide. This is leading to record-breaking case counts, including pediatric cases. While experts are still learning more about the variant, we do know that the best way to protect children from the virus is to follow the leading COVID-19 prevention strategies.

    • Children age 5 and older should get vaccinated, and adolescents age 12 and older are now eligible to get boosted.
    • Adults can help protect their children by getting all eligible family members vaccinated and boosted if eligible — which will also help protect children under 5 who are currently ineligible to be vaccinated.
    • Children older than 2 should also wear a well-fitting mask in indoor public settings or crowded environments, wash their hands, stay home if they are feeling sick, and get tested if they were exposed to the virus or are symptomatic.

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.

Published January 7, 2022

Statistics from January 6, 2022

New cases: 105

By age group:
Children 0-12: 9
Children 13-19: 11
Adults 20-29: 20
Adults 30-39: 15
Adults 40-49: 20
Adults 50-59: 14
Adults 60-69: 9
Adults 70-79: 6
Adults 80-89: 0
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 1

Total 105

• Active cases: 465
• Hospitalized: 45
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 0

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • Spreading the word: In 2021, there were nearly 1.5 million pageviews on Shasta County’s COVID-19 web pages of ShastaReady.org, with most visitors checking out the Overview, Boosters and Vaccinations, Current News and Data and Statistics pages. Our videos have had more than 500,000 views. The Health and Human Services Agency is committed to ensuring that our community has the up-to-date information they need to make informed decisions for themselves and their families, and we are proud that so many people continue to use our online resources.

  • MyTurn (myturn.ca.gov) has been updated to reflect the updated guidance from the CDC and FDA:

    • 12- to 15-year-olds can make booster appointments;
    • 5- to 11-year-olds who are immunocompromised can make additional dose appointments;
    • Pfizer booster appointments can be made 5 months after completion of the initial vaccination series.

Learn more about the CDC’s eligibility guidelines for boosters and additional doses. 

  • Start the new year right! Moving your body and eating healthy foods improves your physical and mental health. Healthy Shasta invites Shasta County residents to participate in the Healthy Shasta Walks Passport during January and February 2022. Complete at least 10 walks on the Walks Passport to receive a pair of sports socks or hip pack (while supplies last) and to be eligible for prizes. The Walks Passport is part of the Healthy Shasta Walks campaign, which offers maps and trail information, hosts walking challenges, and shares walking resources to make walking safe and convenient. Walking in nature also helps you manage the stress of daily life. Here’s to a healthy 2022!

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.


Published January 6, 2022

Statistics from January 5, 2022

New cases: 45

By age group:
Children 0-12: 1
Children 13-19: 1
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 12
Adults 40-49: 6
Adults 50-59: 6
Adults 60-69: 4
Adults 70-79: 2
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 1

Total 45

• Active cases: 300
• Hospitalized: 48
• People in ICU: 14
• Deaths reported: 0

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • Some very young children have gotten very sick with COVID-19 in recent weeks, including some who have been hospitalized. Children under age 5 can’t yet be vaccinated for COVID-19, and babies under 6 months can’t be vaccinated for flu. If you have children or have close contact with them, please take extra precautions to protect them from contagious diseases. This includes getting vaccinated, wearing masks in public, keeping your distance from others, staying home when you’re sick, practicing excellent hygiene and getting tested if you have symptoms or if you’ve had contact with someone who has COVID-19.

  • Plan to test kids for COVID-19 before school resumes. Even vaccinated family members can be infected without showing symptoms, so testing students just before they rejoin their classmates and teachers helps minimize spread at school and community wide. If you can’t find an at-home test, visit Lab 24 for a free test or find other testing resources at ShastaReady.com. Visit the state’s Public Health site for more on testing students before returning to school.

  • Take a deep breath and … keep your mask on. Today, the California Department of Public Health extended the universal masking requirement through Feb. 15 due to a recent increase in cases. This means people, regardless of vaccine status, must wear a mask in indoor public spaces and workplaces. Find more guidance and how to get the most out of masking on the CDPH website.

    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.


Published January 5, 2022

Statistics from January 4, 2022

New cases: 74

By age group:
Children 0-12: 2
Children 13-19: 6
Adults 20-29: 15
Adults 30-39: 10
Adults 40-49: 10
Adults 50-59: 11
Adults 60-69: 12
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 0

Total 74

• Active cases: 341
• Hospitalized: 52
• People in ICU: 14
• Deaths reported: 4

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report four deaths today. They were a man and woman in their 50s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • Understanding your at-home COVID-19 test results:

  • If you get a positive result on an at-home test, please stay home from work or school and contact your healthcare provider, as there are treatments that you may be eligible to receive. Follow quarantine or isolation instructions at ShastaReady.org.
  • If the test results are not clear, you can find a local testing site at ShastaReady.org to re-test.
  • If your test is negative and you feel well, you can return to work or school. If you test negative but have symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, stay home and follow the Isolation and Quarantine Recommendations for the General Public from the California Department of Public Health.
  • You can report your results at https://my.primary.health/l/cdphcbootc or by calling (650) 275-5419. Please do not call Shasta County Public Health with at-home test results.

 

  • The Health and Human Services Agency is proud to have been able to keep its doors open – in person and virtually – to continue providing critical mental health services to children and adults throughout the pandemic. In-person visits, teletherapy, online counseling and tele-medication services are some of the ways we have helped Medi-Cal beneficiaries with their ongoing recovery and stability during these very difficult times. Virtual services have even reduced the number of cancellations or no-shows, which means more people are getting the services they need, regardless of transportation, health problems or other challenges that can be barriers to in-person appointments. If you or someone you know needs mental health care, call 2-1-1 or visit www.ShastaHHSA.net and select “Mental Wellness.”

  • This report includes a weekly update to Shasta County’s total case numbers. Investigations are conducted to verify that cases meet state reporting requirements. Duplicate, out-of-county, and probable cases are removed. Probable cases include people who tested positive on an antigen test and those with reported symptoms but no confirmed PCR test.

    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.


Published January 4, 2022

Statistics from January 3, 2022

New cases: 60

By age group:
Children 0-12: 2
Children 13-19: 17
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 8
Adults 40-49: 6
Adults 50-59: 7
Adults 60-69: 1
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 3

Total 60

• Active cases: 300
• Hospitalized: 46
• People in ICU: 13
• Deaths reported: 3

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 3 deaths today. They were a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • Myth: It seems inevitable that I will get COVID-19. Should I give up on preventive measures?
    Fact:
    No! COVID fatigue is affecting all of us, but now we are facing a wave of omicron that is even more contagious than previous variants. Our healthcare workers need us to continue to do our best to use all possible layers of protection and avoid getting infected. Every person that we prevent from going to the hospital right now keeps our healthcare system afloat. We can continue to protect our most vulnerable populations, our children and our schools from rampant outbreaks by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, keeping a safe social distance, washing our hands frequently, getting tested frequently and staying home when we are sick—even with mild symptoms.

  • Local, state and national data reflect an undercount of actual COVID-19 cases because these numbers are drawn from a state database. Some positive cases are not included in that database, such as many at-home test kits.

    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.


Published January 3, 2022

Statistics from December 30, 2021 - January 2, 2022

New cases: 149

By age group:
Children 0-12: 5
Children 13-19: 5
Adults 20-29: 31
Adults 30-39: 26
Adults 40-49: 24
Adults 50-59: 26
Adults 60-69: 16
Adults 70-79: 12
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 2
Total 149

• Active cases: 267
• Hospitalized: 43
• People in ICU: 13
• Deaths reported: 0

WEEKLY UPDATE (12/27/2021 – 1/02/2022):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  261
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  173.8 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  5.0%
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized:  40.28
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  10  

 

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • Due to an increase in cases, we will continue releasing COVID-19 Daily Updates.

  • Got a COVID-19 question? Ask the Experts!
    Shasta County residents, here’s your chance to “Ask the Experts” in your community about the coronavirus. What do you want to understand better about COVID-19? What question do you want a doctor to answer? Send us your questions, and we’ll pose them to our panel of local medical professionals. We’ll compile the questions and answers and release a video in late January.

    Here’s how to get your question posed to our panel:

  1. Make sure your question can be clearly spoken, out loud, in less than 15 seconds.
  2. A tough question is fine. Keep it courteous.
  3. Email your question to CR@co.shasta.ca.us by Jan. 7 and use the subject line: Ask the Experts.

Or, call 530-245-7383 and clearly ask your question over voicemail.

That’s it! We don’t need your name. We will not identify you. We will not share your email or phone number.

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.


Published December 30, 2021

Statistics from December 29, 2021

New cases: 32

By age group:
Children 0-12: 1
Children 13-19: 1
Adults 20-29: 7
Adults 30-39: 6
Adults 40-49: 6
Adults 50-59: 4
Adults 60-69: 1
Adults 70-79: 1
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 2

Total 32

• Active cases: 136
• Hospitalized: 47
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths reported: 0

 

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • Holiday gatherings are winding down and winter break is coming to a close. Before returning to work or school, get tested for COVID-19. The California Department of Public Health has sent a supply of self-test kits to all counties. Kits will be available to Shasta County residents through community-based organizations. The “Get Tested” page of ShastaReady.org will continuously be updated with pick-up locations and hours. Supply is limited.

     

  • Due to a slowdown in cases, we will be reducing the frequency of our COVID-19 updates to twice a week starting Jan. 3. Please look for those updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will continue to post information to ShastaReady.org, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as needed.

     

  • Our offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 31. Best wishes to you in the New Year.

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.