Public health department reminds residents to follow state’s COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lassen County, and residents should continue use to the available tools to stay safe and protect themselves and others from the COVID-19 virus, according to a statement from the Lassen County Public Health Department issued at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.

According to the statement, “Due to the increase of positive COVID-19 cases, Lassen County Public Health would like to remind everyone to continue to take action in slowing the spread of the virus by following all applicable guidance and recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, and carefully review new recommendations and direction as it is issued.

“Following these simple steps can reduce or prevent the spread of any respiratory illness, including COVID-19:

  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.
  • Wash your hands with liquid soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or if you do not have soap you can use alcohol-based sanitizer of at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing, do not use your hands.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • Regularly clean surfaces touched frequently by people.
  • Follow any additional guidelines recommended by the CDC.

“People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.”

Lassen Cares, the agency tracking COVID-19 cases in Lassen County, reports 10 new cases and no hospitalizations as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. Forty percent of active cases are fully vaccinated individuals. So far, Lassen Cares reports 6,303 cases and 67 deaths in Lassen County.