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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUBJECT: 2022 COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Schedule
Due to a decrease in demand, Lassen County Public Health will be reducing COVID-19 testing and vaccines beginning January 3, 2022. Our partner agencies and local pharmacies have increased their testing and vaccine accessibility, which will allow for continued availability for the community.
The Public Health Department and the Incident Command for Lassen County COVID-19 response would like to remind the public of the following simple steps which can reduce or prevent the spread of any respiratory illness, including COVID-19:
• Get vaccinated
• Wear a mask if/when possible;
• Wash your hands with liquid soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or if you do not have soap you can use alcohol-based sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol;
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing, do not use your hands;
• Regularly clean surfaces touched frequently by people;
• Practice social distancing recommendations by the CDC, such as reducing your interactions in large groups or crowds and unnecessary trips into the public;
• Symptoms of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) range from mild symptoms to severe illness and they may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, fever, cough, shortness of breath, sudden loss of taste or smell. Residents 65 years or older and individuals with underlying medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to contracting the virus;
• Follow any additional guidelines recommended by the CDC.