Shasta County Schools Begin Reopening

It’s back to school time, though certainly the strangest back to school in recent memory. Some Shasta County schools will meet in person, some through distance learning, and some a hybrid of the two. The County Schools Office has released a guide for parents and students that can be accessed through shastaready.org. The risk of infection has been shown to be very low in children under age 12

There have been 25,574 negative tests in Shasta County. The county’s testing capacity has increased in recent weeks. The state testing site can now test up to 154 people per weekday, up from a maximum of 132 per day, adding 110 tests per week. Shasta Community Health Center’s mobile testing has increased from 60 to 80 available tests per week through the mobile testing site.