State reminds residents of COVID-19 guidelines; county responds

Facing an increasing number of COVID-19 cases statewide, the Lassen County Health Department reminded residents of the California Department of Public Health guidelines that went into effect June 12. Here are those state guidelines.


Must be canceled or postponed

All public events and concentrated gatherings at campgrounds, RV parks, including bonfires, group performances or events.


Organized activities and sports

Most organized activities and sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer and football that are held on parks, fields, open areas and courts are not permitted to the extent they require coaches and athletes who are not from the same household or living unit to be in close proximity, which increase their potential for exposure to COVID-19. Members of the same household may engage in such activities and sports together.


Response from Lassen County

“Based on the above guidance, the Lassen County Recovery Team has determined that organized sports are no longer allowable and as such must stop practicing and/or competing in Lassen County on private or public spaces.


Checklist for getting an activity or event approved

The county issued a checklist Friday, July 10 on how to get an activity of an event approved.

Complete the business readiness survey. Complete the Lassen County Business Readiness Survey found on the Lassen Cares website. This will serve as the safety plan for the business and/or event.

Review by the Recovery Team. The Lassen County Recovery Team will review the plan and approve or postpone approval depending on the plan submitted and the state guidance specific to the requested business and/or activities proposed. The plan must be approved by the LCRT prior to beginning the activity.


State guidelines

The California Department of Public Health has issued specific COVID-19 Industry (sector) guidance that counties need to follow. CDPH continues to develop and release new and revised guidance on an ongoing basis depending upon current COVID-19 transmission trends.