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Statement of New Strain being found in SLO County is False

As COVID-19 cases have increased, a new COVID-19 strain was in several counties in California including SLO county. However on Jan. 26 , the SLO Health department stated that the second strain of COVID-19 has not been found in SLO county. However they suggest to still maintain social distancing rules.The counties that do have the new strain include Humboldt Lake, Los Angeles, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Francisco, San Bernardino, Sa

n Diego according to the SLO Tribune.

COVID-19 to have different strains according to Dr. Erica Pan, State Epidemiologist for CDPH, but she

doesn’t know how fast it will spread or symptoms that come with it.

It certainly reinforces the need for all Californians to wear masks and reduce mixing with people outside their immediate households to help slow the spread of the virus. We also urge anyone who has been exposed to the virus to isolate from others to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Dr. Erica Pan said in the Tribune.

The state is working with the Center For Diseases Control and Public Health officials to see how contagious and effective the vaccine is.

15,511 people have been vaccinated in Slo Country according to Recovery SLO. Currently 

The county we are in is currently in Phase 1B where adults 75+ are being vaccinated. The Phase will be infrastructure workers and adults 65 and older.

Junior Reese Kobayashi lives with her mom who got vaccinated for the first dose a week ago and the second dose on Jan. 25. She states that her mom is a nurse so she chose to get it for her patients’ safety. 

Reese Koyabashi a Junior whose mom got Vaccinated

¨She feels more comfortable, and if I would get the vaccine I would feel more safe knowing I would not spread the virus to anyone else,.¨ Kobayashi said. This is a great student connection. You localize the news. Well done.

Health Care workers who provide in-person care were eligible to get the vaccine as of Jan. 18.

There are three locations where you can get vaccinated in Slo County including the Cuesta College Art Center SLO, Paso Robles Event Center and Arroyo Grande High School. 

Kobayashi stated that she believes the vaccine will benefit the community and make a step towards normality.

¨I just hope Paso works together to find a neutral agreement to try our best to rid cases rising up.” ¨ Kobayashi said. 

 ¨I think it will benefit Paso more than the community realizes… health shouldn’t be political,¨ Kobayashi said when asked how she thought it would benefit Paso.

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