Stanislaw district leaders on Tuesday were still unclear what help the state would provide to control the coronavirus influx.
However, they expect to use state influence to conduct more tests and get test results faster.
“We will use all the resources that appear on the ground very quickly,” said CEO Jody Hayes. “We need a lot of testing and quick decision-making time.”
Govin Gavin Newsom announced 52 million. USD support in Central Valley counties flooded with COVID-19 cases. The explosion began about six weeks after economic sectors were revived in many areas of California.
Funding from the federal grant will help strengthen testing in the eight counties that make up the Central Valley, as well as pay for more supplies and additional support for the medical system, ”Newsom told a news conference in Stockton on Monday.
The state also plans to use coronavirus strike teams to fight the COVID-19 spike in the region, which has particularly affected Latin Americans, agricultural workers and essential workers.
Stanislaus County had the highest rate of positive coronavirus tests last week (23 percent) among 58 states, its chief health official said. Recently, people using the three county public test sites waited seven or more days for results.
On Monday. the county reported that 95 people died from COVID-19. On Tuesday, the state reported that there were another 60 positive cases in Stanislaw County – the lowest number in a single day since 50 when on July 4th.
Supervisor Vito Chiesa asked public health officer Julie Vaishampayan for an explanation of how the disease is spreading.
Vaisampayan said it is spreading in many areas of the community. “It seems to be everywhere,” she said. “It seems to be rushing into every business and spreading, into every accumulated place of residence and spreading. Meetings are much, much smaller, so they are constantly spreading in all directions. “
Vaishampayan’s remarks on Tuesday followed a public announcement on Monday of efforts to get the children back to school in a matter of weeks.
Stanislav County’s 8,288 positive tests include 669 children between the ages of 5 and 18, a public health official said online on Monday. The last nine days have raised 204 cases at this age, she said, more evidence that schools need to open carefully.
According to the California Department of Public Health, no children died.
The risk increases during adolescence
According to Vaisampayan, the incidence of infection is lower in children under 10 years of age than in adults, but it increases as they move towards adolescence.
“Imagine how many exhibits there would have been in our schools if they had been open now,” she said. “How many children would have been sent home for 14 days of quarantine? How many school staff? “
In mid-March, county schools switched to distance learning, one of the steps aimed at slowing down COVID-19. As indicators improved, in August. It was planned to renovate towns with social isolation and other prevention measures.
Popular figures at Stanislaus have prompted Newsom to suspend those plans earlier this month.
By Monday, the 14-day infection rate was 23.65%, more than three times the national rate.
Vaisampayan once again urged all residents to wear face masks in public, stay at least 6 feet away from non-household members, and wash their hands.
“That’s what we need to do to reduce the transmission of our community so much that our children go back to school,” she said. “Starting a business again. To feel that life is back to normal, a little more. ”