Lassen County Public Health will be limiting case investigation and contact tracing to the general population in order to shift our efforts and priorities to high-risk individuals or settings.
LCPH will no longer monitor individual positive cases or send quarantine and isolation orders when receiving a positive COVID-19 test. LCPH will ensure high-risk individuals and businesses with outbreaks will continue to be monitored.
LCPH will continue COVID-19 testing from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and results will be received via phone call. If a paper copy is needed, inform staff at time of phone call or call LCPH at 251-8183 during normal business hours.
We encourage the public to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19 by:
- Wear masks: upgrade your mask to ensure a tight and safe fit.
- Get tested: If you are feeling sick – regardless of vaccination status, please stay home and test for COVID-19. If you receive a positive test, isolate for five days.
- Get vaccinated: Current recommendations for boosters are for everyone age 12-17 to get a booster dose of Pfizer at least five months after their last dose of their primary series. Everyone ages 18+ who received Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen to get a booster dose of either Moderna or Pfizer at least five months after their last dose of their primary series. If moderately or severely immunocompromised, who received a third dose when first recommended to do so, are eligible for an additional dose.
Moderate or severely immunocompromised qualifying for an additional dose is one of the following categories:
Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood.
Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress their immune response.
People should talk to their healthcare provider about COVID-19 vaccination given their medical condition.
Due to these changes, LassenCares will only be reporting the following: new cases, total cases, hospital count, death count, positives that are fully vaccinated and hospitalizations that are fully vaccinated.
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