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By Toni DeRosa
The Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune 

County could be in yellow tier by May 12

 

April 29, 2021



The Kern County Public Health Department said Kern County could see a move to the least-restrictive yellow tier by May 12.

An article published by the Center for Disease Control stated that those who have been fully vaccinated may now go outside without masks if meeting with family members, unless gathering in unknown groups where not everyone is vaccinated.

“California still has a mask mandate in effect that Californians are to follow,” Public Health Department’s Michelle Corson said. “The governor put a message on Twitter that alluded to the state following in CDC’s footsteps, but they have yet to update their mask mandate.”

The total number of infected for Wasco on Tuesday, April 26 was 5,395 cases and the number recovered was 2,192 cases while the number of presumed recovered was 3,095 cases, which adds up to 5,287 meaning that 108 have not been accounted for.

The total number of infected in Shafter on Tuesday, April 26 was 3,534 cases and the number of recovered on that date was 1,384 cases while the number of presumed recovered was 2,066 cases, which means 84 have not been accounted for.

In an address to the state last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he saw things drastically changing for the better by June 15 of this year and said that he was going to remove the tier system.

 

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