Glenn Co. health officials being proactive after being added to watchlist

The state is keeping a close eye on 19 counties with concerning coronavirus spikes.Glenn County is one of those counties.

Posted: Jun 30, 2020 8:01 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2020 8:13 PM

GLENN COUNTY, Calif.- Glenn County is among 19 counties being closely watched by the state due to a recent surge in cases.

Public Health officials in the county tell Action News Now that they will be meeting with the state monitoring task force weekly to discuss where they are and how to flatten the curve.

As of Tuesday, Glenn County has more than hundred cases of coronavirus. That number went up significantly in the last week.
Health officials here say they’re tracing majority of those cases back to social gatherings with Orland and Hamilton City seeing the most cases.

Public Health says its doing everything it can to stop the spread and prevent future shutdowns.

Amy Travis, Deputy Director of Emergency Services says, "We are working more intensely with contract tracers, they are also isolating and quarantining people inside their home. We are also providing PPE to people in quarantine so that way they will use them inside the house and slow the disease within the homes."

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Travis says they have also requested a testing site from the state,  to help identify more cases and to bring down the positivity rate.
She adds that the county will soon be offering a limited amount of free PPE to businesses in this area within the next couple of weeks. They will soon be releasing more information on that. 

Health officials in Glenn County say if cases continue to spike,  some businesses may have to shut down again so it's important that everyone does their part to continue following all guidelines. 

RELATED: Glenn County among 19 counties on the state's coronavirus watchlist 

With the holiday weekend coming up, they also want to remind everyone that social gatherings are still not permitted under the governor's order. 

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