Organizers of events, fundraisers, and mass gatherings need a permit

The Lassen County Incident Command reminds everyone that all up-in-coming events and fundraisers must complete a Business Readiness Survey.

The survey can be found on the LassenCares website. The survey will act as the safety plan for the event and a member of Public Health will contact you with guidelines and recommendations. If you have questions about how to host your event in a safe way or whether or not your event is permitted under the governor’s orders, contact the Public Health Department prior to holding the event.

At this time Dr. Kenneth Korver, Lassen County Health Officer, has not recommended pulling back on any activities as long as they operate safely. The outbreak at the local prisons makes our next steps unclear, but the public health staff and incident command are monitoring the situation closely.

All mass gatherings should adhere to the state guidelines. The state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or cancelled. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people with a space appropriate for social distancing. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people.

Korver would like to remind the public to wear a mask, wash your hands and practice physical and social distancing. The virus is spreading here in Lassen County, and we must take every precaution to protect yourself and those around you.

For resources and instructional videos, visit LassenCares.org and click on the “Health Info” tab.

For more information and updates, visit our website at lassencares.org and the LassenCares Facebook page.

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, call the Lassen County COVID-19 call center at 251-8100 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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