Several Shasta County schools switch back to distance learning amid coronavirus surge

Many Shasta County schools are going back to distance learning as cases climb.

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 6:22 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2020 10:42 AM

REDDING, Calif. – Many Shasta County schools are going back to distance learning as coronavirus cases climb.

Shasta County Public Health says when there is a community spread like this, cases will climb in every age group.

“Our cases are growing pretty quickly and it's very alarming,” said Kerri Schuette, the public information officer for Shasta Health & Human Services Agency.

Due to the surge in cases, the Enterprise Elementary School District is switching back to distance learning. With the holidays approaching, school leaders are worried they’ll see more cases.

“Given the surge, we are experiencing and the holidays approaching, we believe now is the time to pause,” said Heather Armelino, Enterprise Elementary School District Assistant Superintendent.

As cases continue to surge, businesses are still struggling to stay afloat. Shops like Bogbean, Books, and Music relied on kids and teenagers to come through its doors.

“I don't see as many kids in, teenagers and young adults come in for the records,” said Ben Bambauer, the owner of Bogbean, Books, & Music.

For almost three decades, Ben Bambauer ran Bogbean, Books, and Music.

“My main problem is holding employees,” said Bam Bambauer. “I have to work myself now and I have no employees at this point.”

But the pandemic forced Bambauer to adjust, and he is just trying his best to stay afloat.

“We've trimmed back the business hours because of lack of business in general,” said Bambauer.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1114524

Reported Deaths: 18726
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