Many Shasta County bars, as well as gyms and fitness clubs, have opened in violation of the governor’s guidelines, and Waterworks Park plans to open Friday after delaying their usual Memorial Day season opening. Health and Human Services Director Donnell Ewert has reiterated that these stage 3 businesses do not have permission by the state to open. Still, enforcement is unlikely.
The only social gatherings currently permitted are limited church services and public protests. People are advised to wear face coverings in public. Public health says anyone who attended the recent protests is strongly encouraged to get tested, which can be done for free at a covid testing station at Shasta College or at the Red Bluff Community Center or at Corning High School. If insurance doesn’t cover the cost, the state will. Appointments must be made online at lhi.care/covidtesting 5,403 tests have shown negative results in Shasta County. Guidance for businesses to reopen can be found at shastaready.org.