Lassen COVID-19 Incident Command shares daily update

The Lassen County COVID-19 Incident Command shared some information from the governor in its daily update, Thursday, April 16.

As of 5:41 p.m. Thursday, there have been 94 total tests administered locally; 86 have returned negative, eight are pending.

“The California Governor, Gavin Newsom, commended the progress in flattening the curve allowing the entire state time to increase our preparedness for the health care delivery system. However, he does recognize that these actions have come with a cost. Our local community has felt the impact dealt to the economy, unemployment/ poverty and the overall daily lives of all Californians,” read the daily update.

“The Governor does want to lift the stay-at-home order but only using a gradual, science-based, and data-driven framework. On a local level, we ask Lassen County residents to continue to follow the stay-at-home order until it is removed,” the statement from Incident Command read.

The statement noted Newsom has established a road map outlining six main indicators that will signal modifying the stay-at-home order. California’s six indicators for modifying the stay-at-home order are:

1.The ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating, and supporting those who are positive or exposed;

  1. The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19;
  2. The ability of the hospital and health systems to handle surges;
  3. The ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand;

5.The ability for businesses, schools, and child care facilities to support physical distancing; and

6.The ability to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as the stay-at-home orders, if necessary.


“Until Californians have built an immunity to the virus, the Governor and his team will work toward ensuring our ability to care for the sick within healthcare facilities, prevent the infection of high risk individuals, build the overall capacity of our healthcare system to protect the health and well-being of the public and reduce social, emotional and economic disruptions,” read the update.