In the past 30 days the average of new cases in Three Rivers is approaching a new case every day
Since Tuesday January 12 to Thursday January 14, one more case of COVID-19 was confirmed among residents of Three Rivers bringing the county HHSA confirmed total of positive cases to 42. That number is expected to rise with an increase in visitor numbers and holiday gatherings over the three-day MLK weekend. On Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King Day, the nearby national parks celebrate the holiday with a fee free day.
On Saturday or Sunday, park visitors are expected to surpass the 2,184 vehicles that entered the Ash Mountain Entrance Station on Saturday January 2; that was the peak of the New Years weekend holiday park traffic. One new coronavirus case
Even with the area hotels and short term rentals on a directive to house only essential personnel, the more than 200 local vacation rentals are expected to be at or near capacity throughout the holiday period. If all recommended safety measures are implemented by the host, the short term rentals offer a degree of safety for the visitor but these guests still mix with locals at businesses that are offering take-out and other visitor services. One new coronavirus case
It is imperative that every business offering services protect all employees by requiring mask wearing and maintaining social distance and facial coverings from all patrons. The local spread of the coronavirus can be slowed by following these basic, commonsense measures.
Indoor dining and consuming alcohol at bars or indoors at breweries is currently prohibited. new
Click here to access the Tulare County website for an interactive map showing Three Rivers cases. It is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer. One new coronavirus case
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