Shasta health leaders urge community to help bring down Covid-19 cases

Coronavirus cases climbing across the country and here in Northern California, almost 14 million cases nationwide despite restrictions.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 6:43 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2020 9:52 AM

REDDING, Calif. – Coronavirus cases climbing across the country and here in Northern California, almost 14 million cases nationwide despite restrictions.

Many local law enforcement leaders said they’re not enforcing the state’s mandates. But while there is no enforcement on the local level, there is enforcement on the state level.

Agencies such as the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and CalOSHA can step. But in order to get the virus under control, officials say it’s about community cooperation.

Several people believe that law enforcement does not have enough resources to enforce mandates by the state.

“There's seems to be so much else going on,” said Letty Brouillard of Redding. “[Law enforcement] is also trying to protect us and keep us safe.”

Several people tell Action News Now that while they are concerned about the rise in cases, they believe that cooperation needs to come from the community.

“I think it should come down from the people,” said Seth Rehmann of Redding. “I work at Holiday Market and people come in without masks and stuff and it's just kind of disrespectful.”

Shasta Health leaders understand that law enforcement can't step in to enforce the mandates.
But will stick to their educational approach to help get businesses under compliance.

“We're just focused on our role as public health and the work that we do,” said Robin Schurig the Public Health Branch Director of the Shasta Health & Human Services Agency.

“Law enforcement can decide what their role is, that's why we're fortunate there is enforcement at the state level.”

But with cases climbing, Public Health urges the community to do their part.

“We would just ask individuals to take that responsibility upon themselves and wear a mask,” said Schurig. “It's going to protect your fellow community members.”

Action News Now reached out to both the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Redding Police Department for comment but have not yet heard back.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
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Alpine810
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