An urgent and important message from Lake County’s Public Health Officer, Gary Pace, MD, MPH.
Lake County, CA (April 6, 2020) – Yesterday, April 5, the first case of COVID-19 in Lake County was identified. As previously reported, that transmission appears to have been from contact with a known case at an out-of-county workplace. Today, a family member of the individual who first tested positive was likewise confirmed positive. There continue to be no signs of community transmission in Lake County.
This development is not unexpected, but reinforces the fact precautions must be taken:
• Stay at home (and in contact with those in your immediate household, only) except for essential business;
• Isolate, even from family, if you develop symptoms;
• Wash your hands frequently; and
• Use cloth masks (not N95 or surgical masks) when out of the house.
People strictly following these rules will give us the best chance of keeping the spread slow enough it is manageable for our medical facilities.
Anyone ignoring the Shelter-in-Place order is breaking the law, and running the risk of jeopardizing your family and friends’ health, and also the health of the vulnerable people in your area.
For Lake County-specific Coronavirus information, visit the Lake County Health Services Department’s website: http://health.co.lake.ca.us
If you still have questions, send an email request: [email protected].
You can also call during business hours: 707-263-8174
Stay informed. Stay Strong. Stay Home.
Gary Pace MD, MPH