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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Dr. Karen Ramstrom with the Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency declared a local health emergency for the county on March 17.
At a press conference, health officials shared there is no indication of local transmission, at this time.
By declaring the health emergency, officials said it will help county and city partners with funding. They also shared the declaration is seen as a pro-active measure for regional preparedness.
Health officials say there is no impending threat to the county but they have declared this to help keep people safe.
The sheriff told Action News Now they waited to declare this emergency but have chosen to do so now because of all the school closures, cancelled events and business closures.