Coronavirus concerns continue to impact vulnerable populations

Coronavirus concerns continue to grow here in the state

Posted: Mar 12, 2020 7:23 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Coronavirus concerns continue to grow here in the state.

The Good News Rescue Mission is working to make sure the homeless community doesn’t get sick. The shelter is doing a number things. Such as stepping up cleaning procedures and educating people to wash their hands before each meal.

The Rescue Mission tells Action News Now, homeless people are more vulnerable because of poor nutrition, sleeping outdoors, and no having enough resources.

“Here at the Mission, we have a vulnerable population of people,” said Justin Wandro, Director of Development at Good News Rescue Mission.

“Those people who have weakened immune systems, are coming off of drug and alcohol addictions and so we want to be very careful.”

The shelter says, at this time none of their clients have the coronavirus. But if someone were to contract the virus, they would be immediately taken to the hospital.

Over at Sundial Assisted Living, they are now putting in strict restrictions to keep senior citizens safe. The facility is only allowing essential people inside the building. That includes staff, employees, health care providers, and people who live on the property. Family members and friends are not allowed inside unless it’s a special circumstance.

“We’re only allowing essential visitors into the building, screening anyone that does come into the building and just keeping an eye of employees and residents,” said Suzanna Trompczynski with Sundial Assisted Living.

On Thursday, Sundial Assisted Living put up restriction signs on their doors. On Wednesday, they began screening visitors coming into the building.

The Shasta Regional Medical Hospital is also taking extra steps to protect people and staff during coronavirus pandemic.

The hospital says if the coronavirus does breakout in Shasta County It believes it has the supplies and resources to contain it.

As an extra precaution, the hospital set up a tent just outside of their emergency room. The hospital is also requiring people to get screened before entering the hospital.

“In the best interest and protection of our staff and remaining patients in the hospitals, just providing that extra level of protection will allow us to have a better containment process,” said Mark Mitchelson, Chief Nursing Officer for Shasta Regional Medical Hospital

Shasta Regional says it is constantly communicating with both local and state health officials.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3147735

Reported Deaths: 36846
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles106550515184
San Bernardino2628581594
Riverside2585322777
San Diego2255582344
Orange2214932625
Santa Clara964351181
Kern89095590
Fresno847441043
Sacramento828611157
Alameda69693886
Ventura64404507
San Joaquin59395808
Contra Costa54416487
Stanislaus43938788
Tulare42759531
Monterey37285259
San Mateo33731340
San Francisco30027278
Santa Barbara26514264
Solano26494111
Imperial25562493
Merced25048324
Sonoma24761247
Kings19760160
Placer17675188
San Luis Obispo16437151
Madera13781151
Santa Cruz12687130
Marin11930163
Yolo11014138
Shasta9920129
Butte9711134
El Dorado800259
Sutter792783
Napa782847
Lassen526916
San Benito514348
Yuba504929
Tehama446846
Tuolumne344340
Nevada329674
Mendocino325635
Amador304232
Lake268132
Humboldt249425
Glenn198522
Colusa18549
Calaveras167223
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8732
Plumas6055
Modoc3873
Mariposa3464
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
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