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34 Cases, 2 Active, 0 Hospitalized; Personal Services to Expand Tomorrow; Face Coverings Now Required Statewide

Lake County, CA (June 18, 2020) – It is a great positive that I can again report COVID-19 activity remains stable in Lake County, thanks, in part, to people taking precautions, and our local economy continues to reopen.  Here are brief situational updates in three important areas.

33rd and 34th Cases Identified in Lake County
On Sunday, Lake County’s 33rd case of COVID-19 was confirmed.  Monday, we documented our 34th.  While the 31st and 32nd cases were members of the same household, the most recent two were distinct cases.  Both were tied to out-of-county cases.  The 34th case had recently attended some social gatherings, and investigations and contact tracing are ongoing, but there are presently no signs of concern regarding community transmission.

At this time, 2 confirmed cases are active.  Both are stable and isolating at home.

Personal Services in Lake County to Expand Tomorrow, June 19
Late Friday afternoon, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued their anticipated COVID-19 update, including guidance for Nail Salons and Other Personal Care Services.  The guidance, which includes a face covering mandate and other “stringent protections,” is applicable to:
• Estheticians
• Skin Care
• Cosmetology Services
• Electrology
• Nail Salons
• Body Art Professionals
• Tattoo Parlors and Piercing Shops
• Massage Therapy (in non-healthcare settings)

All of these sectors will reopen Friday, June 19.  For more information, CDPH’s Press Release can be found here:
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR20-121.aspx
 
If you review this information and still have questions, reach out to County of Lake Health Services staff, at [email protected] or 707-263-8174.

Face Coverings Now Required Statewide
Today, Governor Newsom announced Californians are now required to wear face coverings in most settings outside of the home, with some noted exceptions.

CDPH’s Press Release can be found here:
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR20-128.aspx

The Statewide guidance for Face Coverings is available here:
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Guidance-for-Face-Coverings_06-18-2020.pdf

Thank you for taking precautions.  The work you have done so far has been effective, and we still have a long period ahead where managing COVID-19 risk will be part of our daily lives.  We will get through this together!

Gary Pace, MD, MPH

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