Shasta County health officials confirm no confirmed cases of coronavirus, but continue to monitor situation

A new case of the coronavirus makes its way to Northern California.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 6:52 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A new case of the coronavirus makes its way to Northern California.

“We are continuing to monitor these cases as well as looking at any close contacts of those individuals,” said Dr. Teresa Frankovich, a health officer with Humboldt County.

Health officials in Humboldt say, the infected person did travel to China and is now in isolation. They are also testing another person who was in close contact. Here at home, the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is keeping a close eye on the situation.

“We are also monitoring travelers who have traveled from China within the last two weeks,” said Stephanie Taylor, a Communicable Prevention Supervisor with Health and Human Services.

The agency also continues to communicate with all the local hospitals.

“We are preparing our plans actively for lab testing, notification, and isolation of patients,” said Taylor.

But the news has some people uneasy. Action News Now spoke Redding resident Kylee White who has friends who go to school at Humboldt State University. She says, she’s concerned about their safety.

“I’m worried about them because not a long of young people get vaccinated,” said White. “I feel like there's probably someone that will get it.”

There are fears that the virus could make its way to Shasta County.


“I feel like there's a high chance of getting it here,” said White. “There's a lot of people that go from here to the coast.”

But there are others who are not as worried since there are no confirmed cases.

“It just seems a little conflated to worry about the coronavirus,” said Lauren Estenson, who lives in Redding.

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