REDDING, Calif. - With 12 days until the state fully reopens, Shasta County remains in the red. The county will stay in that tier until June 15.
But even though the county’s numbers are improving, it’s not enough time for the county to move into a lower tier.
“We will remain in the red tier until June 15,” said Kerri Schuette with the Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency.
“We don't have enough weeks between now and June 15 to get into a lower tier. Although our numbers did go down a little bit, our case rate went down a little bit and so did our positivity rate, so that is good news.”
A sign in front of Fetch Body Piercing requiring people to wear a mask. The studio is even redesigned its space to keep clients more separated from each other.
Even after the state does away with the tier system, Fetch Body Piercing still plans to keep some of its Covid-19 protocols in place.
“I don't think we're going to be as restrictive on mask-wearing,” said Justin Weaver, who is the Head Piercer at Fetch.
“If clients want to come and don't feel comfortable wearing a mask, we're not going to be enforcing that for the next foreseeable future. But as far as staff, we don't like getting sick. So will probably be continuing to mask up and continuing the same protocols moving forward.”
Fetch also plans to keep its appointment-only system after the reopening date.
Shasta County is one of four counties that remain in the red tier. Del Norte, Yuba, and Stanislaus counties are the other three.