Jessica Cejnar / Monday, Sept. 13 @ 5:07 p.m. / COVID-19

Three People Die From COVID Over the Weekend; Hospitalizations Decrease

Courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Three more people have died from complications related to the novel coronavirus over the weekend, the Del Norte Public Health reported Monday.

Del Norte County’s COVID-19 death toll rose from 31 on Friday to 34 on Monday, according to the Public Health Branch. Seventy-two new cases were reported to Public Health over the weekend, making for a total of 247 active cases in the county.

Ten people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the Public Health Branch.

In a video-recorded message to the community, Del Norte Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Harris said there were 31 active COVID cases among students and staff as of Tuesday, forcing more than 300 students to have to quarantine at home.

Harris urged parents to print out the district’s COVID-19 checklist and hang it where they can see it as a reminder to screen their youngster for COVID symptoms before going to school.

“We know how inconvenient this is, but please know that the health and wellbeing of our students is and will always be our top priority,” Harris said.

Harris also urged families to watch their children play volleyball, golf, soccer, football and girls tennis from home. Home games will be streamed live on Facebook. For more information, click here.
For more information on COVID-19 resources for parents, click here.

Harris will appear at yet another community briefing at 6 p.m. Thursday focusing on the current COVID surge. Dr. Aaron Stutz and Sutter Coast Hospital CEO Mitch Hanna. To register, click here.

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