One of the best things about living in rural communities is that we traditionally care for and contribute to the well-being of our neighbors, including our collective health and safety. A sense of community is a source of pride for most in most of our rural North State.
In the last few weeks Siskiyou County’s Sheriff Lopey has supported the idea of wearing masks to help protect all our rural citizens and visitors against the increasingly rapid spread of this deadly pandemic.
Yes the numbers of people wearing masks has increased, for which we can all be grateful, but there are still too many pockets of people gathering in groups of far more than 10 with no social distancing. One such gathering has been occurring at the Bocce ball court in Weed’s Bel Air Park in recent weeks with gatherings of 40-50 people, with no masks and little social distancing. Come on people, is this really so difficult. Please pay more attention and give others in our community our respect.
For those of us concerned about community health and safety when noticing people gathering without masks and social distancing, please report it immediately to:
• Siskiyou County Health Department: (530) 841-2134
• Sheriff Lopey’s office: 841-2911
• Weed Police Department: 938-5000
• Weed Mayor and City Council: 938-5020
• Yreka Police Department: 841-2300
• Yreka Mayor and City Council: 841-2386
• Mt. Shasta Police Department: 926-7539
• Mt. Shasta Mayor and City Council: (530) 926-7510
Thanks Everyone! We live in such a beautiful part of the country. Let’s keep it safe and healthy for all our residents and our visitors too!