People in Modoc County react to the first confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county

For the first time, the coronavirus has moved into Modoc County.

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 8:44 PM

MODOC COUNTY, Calif. - For the first time, the coronavirus has moved into Modoc County. The Modoc County Public Health Department is investigating the first two cases of coronavirus.

Public health says the two confirmed cases are isolating at home and are from the same household. The agency says it is working to identify if they came into contact with anyone else.

Several people tell Action News Now that the virus was bound to make its way to the area. But the news of coronavirus in the area has some businesses concerned.

Esperanza Rubio owns Ruibio’s Taqueria in Alturas. When Rubio first heard the news of coronavirus in the area, she became worried that the virus could spread in the community, which could impact the business.

“I was happy because there was no virus in town,” said Rubio. “But now I’m worried because after a while there can be another one.”

Rubio's Taqueria has signs posted inside and out asking community members to mask up.

“This is a business and there's a lot of people with different kinds of people every day,” said Rubio.

But people like Steven Carillo say there should now be tighter regulations to help keep the community safe.

“I don’t want to pass it on and I don’t want to be a person that catches it,” said Carillo. “I'd rather stay healthy,”

Modoc County Public Health says the number of cases could rise over the next few weeks. The agency is urging people to follow CDC guidelines to help reduce community transmission.

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