COVID-19 Vaccine & Sports Update February 24, 2021
COVID Update on Vaccine and Sports
GLENN COUNTY, CA- Glenn County received shipments of COVID vaccine this week after a week long delay due to the winter storms across the United States. Vaccine clinics scheduled for this week will continue as scheduled. All clinics this week are second dose clinics and are at capacity serving clients that received their first dose one month ago.
The State is providing medical personnel to assist Glenn County Public Health with the ongoing vaccination efforts. Additional first dose clinics are being scheduled for March. These clinics will continue to serve those in Phase 1a (healthcare) and priority groups in Phase 1b to include persons over the age of 65, emergency services, and education staff.
Public Health will be contacting all residents on the existing waiting list first to schedule an appointment. A new online COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Survey will be rolled out on Monday, March 1st. This survey will allow those 65 and older to register online for the vaccine wait list. Public Health staff will use this list to make appointments for upcoming vaccine clinics. Appointments will be open to residents meeting the eligibility criteria only. On March 1st the survey can be accessed at: https://www.countyofglenn.net/dept/health-human-services/public-health/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidance for sports that applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school and community-sponsored programs, and privately organized clubs and leagues. Under the updated guidance, outdoor high-contact sports can be played in counties with a case rate at or below 14 per 100,000. Glenn County now meets the requirements to open organized youth and adult sports beginning February 26th. Glenn County has a daily COVID-19 case rate of 12.7 per 100,000 population and a test positive rate of 7.6%. It is important that all sporting organizations follow the guidance to ensure sports remain open in our community. The state guidance can be accessed at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/outdoor-indoor-recreational-sports.aspx#