HomeLocalTwo-Days Only – Know Before you Go! Lassen County Public Health COVID-19 Rapid TestingTwo-Days Only – Know Before you Go! Lassen County Public Health COVID-19 Rapid TestingTue, December 21, 2021SHARE NOW Know Before you Go! COVID-19 Rapid Testing Lassen County Public Health will be offering Free COVID-19 rapid testing from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. today and tomorrow, December 21 and 22 for anyone traveling to visit friends and family this weekend. The Public Health Department 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. Lassen County Public Health 12/21/2021 1200 hrs. 1 1 Page 2 of 2 For additional information and updates, please visit our website at www.lassencares.org. and the Lassen Cares Facebook page. For questions you may call Lassen County Public Health Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm at 530-251-8183. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine you may go online to http://myturn.ca.gov/. As always Lassen County Public Health’s main focus is the health and safety of our community.