A staff member at Ellie’s Mutt Hut in Ukiah tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated and who was at the business June 10-11, is asked to get tested and closely monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. This staff member also attended a graduation party in Potter Valley on June 11th. Attendees of the party who are unvaccinated should also get a COVID-19 test.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a community forum to offer an update on the status of the Sulphur Bank Superfund Site in Clearlake Oaks. The meeting will be this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Find the link at Facebook.com/lakecountywater
The Lake County Public Health COVID vaccine clinic for Lakeport Unified School District students is tomorrow from 12:00-4:00pm at the Lakeport Elementary School Cafeteria. See more details on the school district’s Facebook page.
The Governor’s stay-at-home order is lifted and the county tier system is retired as California fully reopens today. With the end of the color-coded reopening system, all counties, regardless of how high or low their coronavirus transmission, will be allowed to reopen with no capacity limits, physical distancing, and looser mask mandates at the state level. Counties, cities and local businesses still have the right to set their own capacity limits or other rules. As for masks, fully vaccinated people will be able to go mask-free execpt for in places like hospitals, prisons, homeless shelters, and during travel. If you’re not vaccinated, you’ll still be required to wear a mask in all indoor public settings.
Cal Fire reports the Oak Fire is fully contained. It was located on Black Oak Ridge near Lower Lake. the fire’s size was about two acres.
The Lake County Superior Court is updating its operational protocols in response to state guidance. The physical distancing requirements and capacity restrictions currently in place will be removed. The court will require that all individuals wear a proper face covering when coming into a court facility until further notice. For a period of time after today, the court will continue to conduct jury selection at the fairgrounds facility in all cases. The court will continue to post updates on its website at www.lake.courts.ca.gov.
The CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit will be conducting a prescribed burn on state owned property at Howard Forest today and tomorrow. Burning will be conducted each day, between 10 AM until approximately 4:30 PM. This burn is to promote natural regeneration, enhance wildlife habitat, protect watershed values, and to provide training for fire personnel.
A motorcyclist died after a collision with a semi traveling along Highway 20 in Lucerne. The California Highway Patrol’s Clear Lake Area office reports that the crash happened just before 1 on Friday afternoon. The 70-year-old motorcyclist was operating a 2009 Harley-Davidson and going westbound on Highway 20 east of Rosemont Drive. The semi was going eastbound. As both vehicles approached, the motorcyclist entered the opposing lane of traffic and collided with the truck and trailer. The motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to Sutter Lakeside Hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Fire crews made good progress yesterday on a small wildfire burning in a wooded area east of Potter Valley near the county line with Lake County. Cal Fire and the Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Department have been working the fire with assistance from air resources, including tankers and a helicopter.
The National Weather Service says a potential record-breaking heat wave will impact Lake and Mendocino counties this week. By Wednesday, temperatures will climb into the 90s and 100s. The heat risk is forecast to be moderate with areas of high heat risk for interior Mendocino and Lake Counties Thursday and Friday, where highs in Lakeport and Ukiah will be between 105-110 degrees. The hot weather will likely persist next weekend, but temperatures should start to trend downward.