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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.

Confirmed Cases: 250514

Reported Deaths: 6315
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078063457
Riverside19450479
Orange15778360
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial6979105
Alameda6472140
Fresno562677
Kern510080
Santa Clara4849160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
San Francisco377650
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3441108
Contra Costa343279
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271019
Kings258332
Stanislaus239144
Monterey179115
Solano147625
Merced127211
Sonoma126710
Placer78611
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4173
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1444
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo331
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
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Paradise
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Chester
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We head into the holiday weekend on a slightly cooler than average note, but that will change quickly on the 4th of July and on Sunday with more heat and stronger breezes coming.
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