UPDATE 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020– Restrictions returned. Shasta County is once again headed toward the purple tier.
According to Shasta County Public Health, the county’s case rate went from 7.5% to 10.4%. Public Health leaders say they’re seeing an increase in community transmission. But on top of restaurants, movie theaters, and museums halting all indoor operations, institutes of higher education also have to stop in-person learning and switch back to distance learning.
But Public Health says K-12 schools can still remain open in the purple tier.
Don Hunter tells Action News Now he’s not shocked that this happened but is frustrated with the back and forth.
“I really expected it to happen, things have been moving up,” said Hunter of Anderson.
“The numbers of Covid-19 cases have been moving up and the numbers have been creeping up increasingly. I really dot know how they're going to put a cap on it.”
The county must be in the purple tier for three weeks before it can drop back into the red.
The county has three days to get into compliance. Shasta County Public Health leaders are urging people to wear keep on wearing masks and practice social distancing,
Back in October, the state approved to keep Shasta County in the red tier instead of moving it to the purple.
SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Shasta County is set to move into the state’s most restrictive Covid-19 tier – after a surge in coronavirus cases.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced Wednesday that Shasta County will move back to the state’s purple tier on Friday. This tier requires several types of businesses and places of worship to move outside.
Shasta County's case rate increased from 7.5 to 10.4 daily cases per 100,000 residents, which exceeds the purple tier limit of 7.0, according to public health officials. The county's positivity rate also increased from 3.3% to 4.1%, which is in the orange tier. Public Health said their health equity quartile positivity rate is 4.5% which is also in the orange tier.
The county was moved to the purple tier on Oct. 20. However, later that week, Shasta County health officials announced that the state allowed the county to stay in the red tier of the state's Covid-19 system.
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