Governor calls on healthcare providers, local call center staffed

As of 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, there have been 53 COVID-19 tests administered in Lassen County; 47 have returned negative and six are pending, according to lassencares.org.

Those seeking information on COVID-19 are encouraged to call the local call center, at 251-8100. The Lassen County COVID-19 call center was established on March 20, and averages 10 to 15 calls a day. The purpose of the call center is to provide information to the public and refer the caller to their medical provider if they need to be assessed further.

As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases in the United States reach more than 330,891, California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities. The state is opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our health care system, read a statement from the Lassen COVID-19 Incident Command.

To ensure these sites are staffed, the Governor is calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today at covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/.

The website has a step-by-step guide for how to register.

“You can play a critical role in responding to this public health emergency in your region,” read the statement.

For additional information and updates, please visit our website at lassencares.org and the LassenCares Facebook page. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please call the Lassen County COVID-19 call center at (530) 251-8100  from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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