Wednesday, February 21, 2024

California ends COVID emergency

After nearly three years, Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday issued a proclamation terminating the state’s COVID-19 State of Emergency.

“Yay,” said Colusa County HHS Director Elizabeth Kelly.

Kelly said the federal lifting of the emergency will not be until May.

According to the county, there have been 117 confirmed COVID cases in 2023, no hospitalizations, and no deaths.

About 58 percent of the county over age 5 is vaccinated and 24.8 percent have been boosted.

The county will continue to provide walk-in vaccination on scheduled clinic days.
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Kelly said Colusa County will continue working with food partners for individuals and families losing the boosted CalFresh emergency allotments in April ($90-$400 per month) that were added during the COVID emergency. ■


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