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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.

Confirmed Cases: 302484

Reported Deaths: 6859
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Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
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Kings285539
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Placer99311
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Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
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Lassen2690
Shasta1766
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Glenn1590
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