Take part in local COVID-19 community challenges

Known cases of COVID-19 in Lassen County remain at zero Friday morning, according to the 8:25 a.m. April 24 update on lassencares.org.

As of the update, 110 tests have been administered; 102 have returned negative, eight are pending.

According to the April 22 update from Lassen COVID-19 Incident Command, “Lassen County is one of the most remote counties in the state, but what sets us apart from others is the sense of community and positivity that is displayed during difficult times. Since the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic began to impact the daily lives of Americans, Lassen County has been fortunate to remain at zero confirmed cases. In light of this, the residents of the county have displayed a desire to help one another.”

“Individuals have taken it upon themselves to sew masks, pick up necessities for neighbors, and be supportive of one another. Many groups and organizations have come together to help others. Local food distribution services have worked to support those in need of food and local schools have continued to provide meals for students. Lassen County essential workers have continued to perform their duties, and residents have seen stores and restaurants keep products available for consumers. Businesses have also modified and developed strategies to continue to bring services to residents,” continued the statement.

“Whether it is helping out a neighbor in need or working together to keep our community safe and healthy, we are all very fortunate to call Lassen County our home,” it read.

Incident Command also encouraged community members to partake in some community challenges.

Lassen County CAN DO Challenge:
• See the challenge options on lassencares.org under family activities.

• Take a photo and post on social media using the hashtags #lassencandochallenge #lassencares.

#LCMASKUP
• Post a picture of yourself wearing a mask as you are in the community (grocery stores, work, doctor’s offices, laundromats, pet stores, gas stations, etc.).

#whyistayhome #whyigotowork
• Post a picture on social media sharing why you are staying home or why you are going to work.