COVID-19 cases in Shasta County are trending upward again, so public health has decided to continue providing daily case reports, abandoning their plan to scale back to twice a week. Ten new deaths reported last Tuesday in Shasta County were the only deaths reported in the past seven days. The weekend saw 149 new cases. There are 267 known active cases in Shasta County, 43 are hospitalized, and 13 are in the ICU. The state is requiring masks for all indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status. Any questions about Covid can be posed to Shasta County Public Health, and they’ll be answered by their field of experts. They can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or left on voicemail at 245-7383 by this Friday. Information on free testing or vaccination options can be found at shastaready.org.