Second surge threat lingers, restrictions could tighten back up if cases surge

While businesses are opening up with modifications, the threat of a second surge lingers.

Posted: May 26, 2020 6:57 PM
Updated: May 27, 2020 9:26 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - While businesses are opening up with modifications, the threat of a second surge lingers.

California continues to move through Governor Gavin Newsom’s four-part plan to reopen. Shasta County is still in phase two. But health officials with the county say the possibility of a resurgence can happen at any time.

“It's important to know that we're not back to normal,” said Kerri Schuette, a spokesperson with Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency.

If cases start to spike back up, Shasta County Public Health says those restrictions could tighten up again.

“If we saw a huge spike case or suddenly a big outbreak that could lead to intense pressure on our hospitals, it's possible that we might either have to slow down or step back,” said Schuette.

Action News Now checked in with Crown Photo and Video in Downtown Redding. The business reopened its doors not too long ago. But if a resurgence were to happen, they would close up shop again. Store owner Jeff Engell says he has seen customers slowly coming back.

“We do have a nice tight community of customers that value us and are bringing us business,” said Engell.

But closing up again is not something he wants to do, because shutting down for a second time would hurt operations.

“If we don’t have customers coming through the door and we don’t have our doors opens, we can’t operate our business, then we will be out of business,” said Engell.

Shasta County Public Health officials say, while there hasn't been a surge in cases over the last few weeks it still continues to monitor coronavirus cases.

“We've seen just a very minor increase in cases, which is great news in Shasta County,” said Schuette.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
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Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
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San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
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Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
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