Jessica Cejnar / Tuesday, July 6 @ 11:40 a.m.
A KFUG and Redwood Voice PSA: Get Vaccinated, Del Norte!
Redwood Voice, a local youth-led media organization, and KFUG Community Radio released its first public service announcement, urging Del Norters to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to KFUG general manager Paul Critz, the radio station and Redwood Voice reached out to county supervisors and Crescent City Councilors to take part in their PSAs, explaining why they chose to get the vaccine and why it's a good thing for the community.
Of the 10 elected officials, KFUG and Redwood Voice approached, only Supervisors Valerie Starkey and Chris Howard along with Mayor Pro Tem Blake Inscore and City Councilor Isaiah Wright responded, according to Critz.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28.5 percent of Del Norte County's population is fully vaccinated as of Sunday. Roughly 32.8 percent of Del Norte County's population received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC.
Statewide, 97.3 percent of Californians are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
Meanwhile in Del Norte County, two new COVID-19 cases were reported to the Public Health Branch on Friday, making for a total of 11 active cases.
An eighth death from COVID-19 complications also occurred last week, according to the Del Norte Public Health Branch. There have been a total of 1,487 cases in Del Norte County since the pandemic began in March 2020.