GLENN COUNTY, Calif. – Glenn County Public Health officials are warning residents of a rise in coronavirus cases within the past week.
Glenn County has 30 active positive cases, a total of 65 cases since March. This is an increase of 23 cases in four days. Health officials said the majority of the cases remain in the north part of Glenn County – with only a few in the southern region of the county.
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Glenn County Public Health said the increase in cases is linked to social gatherings. "Social gatherings, household, and worksite spread continue to disseminate the illness to additional persons," Health officials said in a news release.
Two worksites have been impacted by the rise in cases - Sierra Nevada Cheese and Olson’s Meat Packaging, according to Glenn County Public Health. Both facilities have a limited number of cases in employees.
Glenn County Public Health said it provided guidance to the management team of each facility to limit the spread of disease and to further promote health and sanitation at the facility. The worksites have protocols in place for social distancing, use of face coverings, and access to hand sanitizers and soap.
All positive cases are isolated at home, public health officials said. For each confirmed case, Public Health conducts a thorough investigation to identify and notify close contacts, and provides sustained monitoring of close contacts for a 14-day period.