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More than 100 coronavirus cases tied to Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

At least 137 Shasta County coronavirus cases are tied to the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, according to the school.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020 6:12 PM

REDDING, Calif. – At least 137 Shasta County coronavirus cases are tied to the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, according to the school.

The school says there are 68 positive cases so far. and those cases are quarantining in their homes.

“After being here for a bit, some individuals tested positive,” said Dr. Karen Ramstrom, Shasta County’s Public Health Officer.

Shasta County Public health says that it is working BSSM and hopes to contain any possible future outbreaks.

The school believes that the source of the surge is coming from students living together off-campus. Shasta County Public Health says college settings are a challenge because young people want to go out and socialize.

“I think college settings, in general, are really challenging because these are younger people,” said Ramstrom. “They're coming into a new setting and getting to know each other.”

In a statement, Bethel said, “We deeply care about the health of our students, and have strongly communicated to them the importance of protecting our local community."

The School of Supernatural Ministry says they have implemented safety measures. Including asking students to quarantine for 14 days, making sure students have a negative COVID-19 test result before coming back to school, and requiring people to wear masks and social distance while on campus just to name few.

But even though the school is taking the necessary precautions, several people tell Action News Now they're disappointed in the surge of cases.

“I know there's a lot of people that come together from all over the place to the area, and kids that age don't social distance as well,” said Deidra Malaine of Redding.

“We should welcome people in with open arms, but not during a time where we are struggling in every single place,” said Lizzy Hanks of Redding.

Public Health also says because of the rise in Covid-19 cases, it's likely that the county will be pushed into the purple in the next two weeks.

BSSM says it started the second round of testing to its students and staff on October 5.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 898799

Reported Deaths: 17305
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Orange580101440
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Sutter183712
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Lassen7641
Lake67915
Glenn6523
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