FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Termination of Local Emergency
GLENN COUNTY – On March 16, 2020 the Glenn County Administrative Officer proclaimed the existence of a local emergency as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time the employees of Glenn County, have worked diligently to implement guidelines from the California Department of Public Health aimed at protecting the people of Glenn County from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The county and its residents have participated in stay at home orders, testing, and the opening and closing of the local economy. 43.3% of eligible residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 36.3% of the eligible residents have been fully vaccinated. The outcome of these various protective measures has seen the county move from the Tier-2 (Red Tier) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to Tier-3 (Orange Tier), on April 28, 2021.
The County demobilized the Glenn County Emergency Operations Center for the COVID-19 pandemic response on April 8, 2021. Currently, Glenn County Public Health Department is leading the local pandemic response. The focus of the current response is vaccinating residents to protect the public. This shift in the local level of response reflects the improvement in case count locally and the success keeping infections, hospitalizations, and death rates low.
The State of California has announced that effective June 15, 2021, all sectors listed in the Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers may return to usual operations with limited exceptions for “Mega Events”. This does not mean that the threat of the virus and virus variants are not still present. What is believed is that the ability to manage the care for those infected will not risk the stability of the local health system. Given this more recent information, the Glenn County Administrative Officer is proclaiming an end to the local emergency pursuant to Government Code section 8630, et. seq.