Riverside County health officials are asking residents to take precautions when celebrating Thanksgiving. Residents are urged to celebrate the holidays with “smaller, shorter, and safer get-togethers.”
With the recent rise in coronavirus cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations, state health officials are urging residents to limit possible exposure to COVID-19 by reducing the number of people they have contact with during the holidays.
Health officials recommend the following:
“We understand the desire to celebrate the holidays with loved ones, so consider these three steps that could help reduce the chance of virus spread if you decide to get together,” said Kim Saruwatari, director of the Riverside University Health System – Public Health.
Like much of California, Riverside County has seen a jump in cases, hospitalizations and the use of ICU beds over the last few weeks. The county was recently placed in the purple tier – the most restrictive of the four color-designated state tiers – as the case and positivity rates rose.
“Coronavirus is unfortunately rising rapidly in Riverside County, and around our state and nation,” said Riverside County Board Chair and Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “Let’s be careful and protect ourselves and our loved ones and follow these public health messages.”
State and federal health officials are providing similar guidance for the holidays. For more tips for a healthier holiday season, visit www.covid19.ca.gov/holidays. For guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), click here.
No spam, notifications only about local news stories.
Canyon Lake residents Jenniver and Nick Lawrence purchased, assembled, and donated 40 bicycles to the Lake Elsinore School District and three local organizations: Dream Center of Lake Elsinore, Helping Hands
The City of Wildomar invites its residents to participate in this year’s Holiday Light Home Decorating Contest. There will be one award winner in each category: Traditional, Clark Griswold, and
The City of Canyon Lake invites the public to attend its City Council Reorganization on Wednesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The council
Dozens of families in festive costumes and Turkey Trot T-shirts gathered at Gault Field on Thanksgiving morning for the Canyon Lake Turkey Trot. The event kicked off with a group
Canyon Lake Insider is an independent online news media platform that serves as a vital source of information for the Canyon Lake Community.
© 2023 Canyon Lake Insider. All rights reserved.