Local agencies thank community, issue COVID-19 update

Update: As of 9:42 a.m. Sunday, March 22, there have been 18 cases tested for COVID-19; nine are negative, nine are pending, according to lassencares.org.

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The Lassen County Emergency Operations Center is thanking residents and businesses for adhering to the recent orders to stay at home. Currently, according to lassencares.org, as of 12:38 p.m. Saturday, March 21, there have been 17 COVID-19 tests administered. Nine have come back negative, eight are still pending.

“The Lassen County Public Health Department, the Lassen County Office of Emergency
Services (OES) and the City of Susanville would like to thank our local community for
adhering to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order and the State Health Order issued on
March 19. By volunteering to shelter-in place and only travel outside for
necessities, each individual in our community can do their part to slow the spread of the
COVID-19 virus (novel coronavirus). To date, Lassen County does not have any
confirmed cases. Please see our website for updated information on the status of the
virus in Lassen County: lassencares.org,” read the Saturday afternoon, March 21 statement from the Lassen County Emergency Operation Center.

“At this point, Lassen County Public Health, Lassen County Office of Emergency
Services (OES), and the City of Susanville want to thank and recognize the sacrifice of
our residents and local businesses as they modify their daily activities or temporarily
close their doors. Residents of Lassen County are asked to be patient and support our
local business as they transition and adapt to the recommendations put forth by the
state,” the statement continued.

“Many small businesses have closed their doors for the sake of our community. Patrons
are staying home to do their part. Restaurants have converted their sit down
establishments to delivery or take-out. We commend and continue to appreciate the
cooperation by our local business and their patrons. We strongly encourage those who
have yet to comply to the statewide recommendations and the health order to seek
guidance from the Lassen County Public Health Department,” the statement read.

If you have any questions or concerns,  the public health hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It can be reached at 251-8100. The website lassencares.org, is updated with information regarding COVID-19 in Lassen County.