Benicia, California (Krona) – As other counties open to less restrictive openings, Solano County may regress next week.
After seeing a surge in cases, health officials in Solano County warned that the county is moving towards the purple class, the most restrictive in the state.
In the past two weeks, Solano County currently has an average of about 40 cases per day.
In order to keep them in the current red rank, the county must reduce this number to less than 31 cases every day, which businesses in Benicia say are vital to their survival.
After seeing an increase in coronavirus cases, Solano County is moving in the wrong direction, regressing from the state’s red class to its most restrictive purple class.
An employee said: “Absolutely disappointing, because I like working and meeting people.”
Companies in Benicia said that the increase in cases is frustrating, not only for the community but also for the lifeblood of their local economy.
Purple prohibits most unnecessary indoor business operations and will cause some businesses to close or change their current plans.
“Everyone really needs to do their part, especially now. “We are in a normal flu season, so taking extra precautions will help small businesses in our town maintain their business.
Solano County Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas warned that the county must take action.
“The unfortunate reality is that the number of cases we see is higher than the number we should keep in red. Unfortunately, this puts us at risk of going back to purple. The reason is that people get together with family and friends to relax their vigilance and make The disease is spreading. A few weeks ago, we had several incidents, and we think this is the cause of the peak.” Dr. Matyas said.
Dr. Matyas said that the peak may be temporary, at least he hopes this is indeed the case.
He pointed out some recent incidents, which are examples of actions that are not conducive to the county’s reopening process.
“The funeral involves 300 people and there is no social distancing. We held the wedding in a house with 40 people. There was no social distancing, no masks, and there were some kind of activities, which were only invitational activities that many people could attend. Again, no Social distancing. Dr. Matyas said: “We have received dozens of cases from these incidents, which are many cases for a county of our size. ”
Dr. Matyas said that about a month ago, the county had an average of 27 positive cases of coronavirus every day, but in the past two weeks, this number has jumped to 41 positive cases per day. They get the same result next week.
I hope that next week, the average number of medical records in Solano County will stay below 31 to maintain the red line.
This is another important reminder before Halloween and holidays. It reminds you to stay vigilant and continue to practice social grooming while wearing a mask.