COVID VACCINE UPDATES
Phase 1B Scheduling and Information Form
IHSS Scheduling and Information Form
FRJUSD Staff Scheduling and Information Form
Mayers is committed to providing the community up to date information on the COVID vaccine. Here is the most recent information from Shasta County.
Vaccine Update (January 19): MMHD is now working on Phase 1B age 75+. Allocations for age 65+ should begin around February 1, 2021. Please fill out the form below to be added to the list. You will be called to schedule an appointment when there is vaccine available.
Phase 1B Scheduling and Information Form
Shasta County is now in Tier 2, working toward Tier 3. This includes In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers who provide services outside of their home and have multiple clients and Community Health Workers who do hands-on, direct patient care and do not work for a health center or hospital where they can receive vaccination.
To review Phase 1a with its 3 tiers, visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout. The other phases will be added as supplies improve. Phase 1B and 1C should be coming soon.
The county's COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is working closely with the state and community partners to prioritize vaccine recipients and plan for administering future doses.
Stay tuned, and thank you for your interest in protecting our community with vaccination. To receive up to date information, you can receive our weekly update by signing up on the home page.
Shasta County Remains in Purple TierNote: This information is updated each Wednesday.
Shasta County remains in the Purple Tier. The adjusted case rate in the county is now 43.8 per 100,000 residents, which exceeds the purple tier limit of 7.0. The positivity rate decreased is 9.4%. These numbers are a seven-day average with a seven-day lag.
State Regional Stay at Home OrderGov. Gavin Newsom announced a Regional Stay Home Order, which will go into effect within 48 hours in regions with less than 15% ICU availability.
State Face Covering MandateThe following guidance was released November 16, 2020 and supersedes face coverings guidance released on June 18, 2020. This updated guidance mandates that a face covering is required at all times when outside of the home, with some exceptions.
State Issues a Modified Stay at Home Order
Non-essential businesses and personal gatherings are prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM beginning Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM.
Why is Zip Code Data Not Provided?We always need to balance patient privacy with the need to protect the public's health. In some instances, we may need to be specific about the location of a cluster of COVID cases, but in most cases, issuing isolation orders for the COVID patient and quarantining their close contacts is adequate to contain the spread.
Quarantine and Isolation InstructionsISOLATION: Follow the self-isolation instructions if you have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes identifying your close contacts and notifying them to quarantine for 14 days from last exposure.
If you have had symptoms, you may return to work or school when at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever (without use of fever-reducing medications), AND other symptoms have improved.
If you never develop symptoms, you may return to work or school 10 days after the date of your first positive test.
QUARANTINE:Follow the self-quarantine instructions if you are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. You may return to work or school 14 days after your last exposure.
Are you isolated or quarantined? Staying home to be safe? Bored Kids? Check out these great resources from our Wellness Coordinator
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Restaurants, museums, zoos, aquariums, places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers, wineries, family entertainment centers and cardrooms can only be open outdoors.
Retail and shopping centers can be open indoors at 25 percent capacity.
K-12 schools do not need to close in the purple tier.
How to Read the DataCOVID cases have been identified all over Shasta County. The maps show the rates of cases for the various regions of Shasta County. A rate is the number of cases per 100,000 residents. Because of low population of some Shasta County towns, data is shown by region, for HIPAA purposes. The Intermountain Area data is shown in the East County Region which includes more than the Intermountain Area.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory symptoms that can include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath.
What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of coronavirus?If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home or community:
Stay home, except to get medical care. Restrict activities outside your home, avoid visiting public places, and do not take public transportation, ride shares, or taxis.
Contact your healthcare provider if your illness is worsening. Reach out to your healthcare provider by calling ahead before visiting the office. Tell your provider that you have or may have coronavirus-like symptoms so they can take steps to keep other people from getting infected. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have been, or are being, evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.
Wear a face mask. Wearing a face mask when you are around other people can help prevent the spread of the virus in your community.
How are hospitals preparing to treat coronavirus patients?Our hospitals are following the latest guidance from the CDC and public health agencies. We are prepared with staff, supplies, and equipment to identify, isolate, and treat any patients who seek care at our facilities. Staff trainings and planning sessions are ongoing, in partnership with local health officials.
Where can I get more information about coronavirus?We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. You can also find the latest on the CDC website as well as the website of your state health department.
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In 1949 a Chamber of Commerce hospital committee was formed and began taking the first steps toward a visionary project -Ward Memorial Hospital. The Chamber's "Hospital Committee" compiled the costs of building a new hospital to present to taxpayers -the first hospital bond issue was defeated in 1950. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After one private hospital discontinued practice due to inadequate facilities, leaving only one that could handle just 23 patients, the need for a county hospital was again fronted to the citizens in 1953. With the support of local doctors, civic groups and women's clubs, a bond election was called in March of 1954. In June of 1954 the voters voted six-to-one in favor of a county hospital.