The data for the first two weeks of February indicate the rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in Redding at 7.8, which is much lower than the 58 per 100,000 experienced in mid-January. Redding’s most recent average positivity rate is 1.8 percent, compared to 5.9 percent.
Even with this favorable news, Redding officials urge residents to continue to wear a mask and social distance from others because COVID variants have been identified in the state and are still an issue.
Redding Health officials say volunteers have been been systematically emailing and calling those who pre-registered on the Town Website to schedule an appointment for COVID-19 vaccine administration. The town is starting to schedule first dose clinics at the Redding Community Center, matching the number of doses allotted with the number of appointments being made.
The state Department of Public Health allots and distributes a first and second dose for each person being vaccinated.